Im 20 years old and I have had severe acne cysts on my face for about a year now. One year ago I literally did not even get pimples, but when I turned 19 it all changed. I have tried EVERYTHING there is to try (various topicals, 3 oral antibiotics, loestrin, retin a, clindamycin). Nothing works on my acne because my cysts are so deep and they never go away on their own. I also tried spironolactone but only for a month so i dont know if it would have worked or not but it did give me a major breakout. I dont get any regular pimples I just get cysts. I dont know what to do. Has anyone been in this situation where their face has always been clear and then randomly broke out in CYSTS?!
I suspect i have PCOS. i have had irregular, heavy, and painful periods ever since I got my period at age 11. I also have been overweight most of my life and suffer from facial hair. This past summer I got one dermoid cyst and one regular ovarian cyst removed from my ovaries, but i DO NOT have polycystic ovaries.
I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO! I FEEL LIKE IM OUT OF OPTIONS AND NOTHING WILL EVER WORK FOR MY SEVERE DEEP CYSTS!!!!! i dont know why my acne does not respond to any treatments.........
I have tried loestrin which didnt work for my acne, but has anyone with pcos tried Yaz/Yasmin for severe acne? I think that will be my next step but I dont want things to get worse. PLEASE HELP
Edited by Sems, 23 September 2013 - 04:51 PM.