Ok, so here goes my story.
I began using Retin- A mid- August because of terrible blackheads I had on my chin. I started using it over my entire face. I had no acne anywhere but the blackheads on my chin, and a few that would pop up every month or so. When I began using Retin- A, I began breaking out terribly on the sides of my face (where I've NEVER gotten zits before). They are deeper ones too.
I was put on birth control to help with my acne also mid- August. But my acne just keeps getting progressively worse. I keep getting them on the sides of my face, no matter how many times I pop them ( I know it's bad but I am not going to keep big whiteheads on my face). I also take precautions when popping zits. I wash my face, use kleenex, and I have a special tool that pops the zit evenly on all sides.
I was put on minocycline for my acne over 1 week ago, and given metro gel to put on my face every morning. Was also told to continue with the Rein- A nightly. I am taking 100 mg minocycline nightly.
But, my acne is just getting worse and worse. How long will it take the minocycline, birth control, etc to kick in? And shouldn't the Rein- A be helping my skin by now, and not making it worse?