2 years ago it suddenly went away to the shock of my (rather incompetent) dermatologist and myself. And it stayed away for about a year, but now it's back with a vengeance.
I have several problems I feel might be related and may help pinpoint the cause and treatment options for my acne.
My symptoms are:
Moderately sever acne (nodules, pustules, blackheads, whiteheads, etc) on my face and body
Extremely oily skin (I can see oil within minutes of applying makeup)
Irregular cycles (ranging from 28-40 days)
Acne clears significantly during the first few days of my period and the week after tends to be its worst
Excessive sweating (somewhat controlled with certain dri)
Maybe I'm just really screwed up genetically, but I feel like at least some of these things must be connected.
I would love any feedback or suggestions. I'm so sick of the pain of acne and having no self esteem because of my oily, bumpy skin.
(I've been on several topical antibiotics, retinols, BP, oral antibiotics, and natural treatments/supplements to no avail. Duac was the topical that helped that one year.)
Edited by EmilyK, 24 March 2014 - 09:50 PM.