Okay so I have not ever had serious acne, all very mild. I used minocycline for about 9 months with the best skin of my life! We're talkin I could get all the sun all I wanted and didn't burn, I got zero zits and life was great. I also was using clindamycin lotion everyday.
Then about 2 months ago I grew resistant to it i think and I was breaking out in cysts on my chin. My dermatologist thought my acne was hormonal and started me on 100mg spironolactone and right away my cysts went away which I was really happy about.. but I noticed other zits popping up on my cheeks and forehead so 3 weeks ago I went back to the dermatologist and he bumped me up to 150mg of spiro along with tretrinoin .05% and aczone to apply every night and day.
I believe now I am having an initial breakout from the tretinoin because everything seems to be purging out of my skin. My oil production has decreased greatly form the spiro and all the flaking has seemed to stop. I guess I was just wondering if there was anyone who can relate to my situation and give me some advice.. I hate topicals so will I ever be able to cut back on them once the spiro takes full effect? My acne was very mild to begin with so as of now I remain hopeful! God Bless!