I have tried everythingggg, and I mean everything!!
I've been dealing with acne for 30 years, yes 30 years. It was manageable up until my early 40s, i'm now 47. I never had a cyst till I hit my early 40s, boy did that change everything. I cannot believe I have worse skin than I did when I was young, very annoying.
It is so frustrating when you get that hope of thinking something is finally working, and then the breakouts come again. I can handle regular pimples, I mean I rather not get them of course, but I can handle them. Its the cysts that just crush me, I get really big ones.
Beginning of this year I had tried DIM, and broke out horrendously, I kept on it bc it really eased my menstrual cramps and I kept thinking it just had to kick in. After a few months of breaking out horribly I added saw palmetto. When I did that I had 3 months of clear skin, it was awesome. I truly felt like I finally found my "cure". After the 3 months tho, my skin broke out horribly. That's also when basically my skin went absolutely crazy. I was getting cysts every single day, when usually I would get 3 tops a month.
Through the years I think I have been on every topical known to man. Nothing really sustained clarity. A couple of years ago I tried Accutane. I quit after a month bc it wreaked havoc on my eyes. It was really bad. If I was towards the end of my course I might have stayed on, but I had 4 more months to go. My eyes still aren't 100%.
I started spiro beginning of September, I'm a little over 12 weeks in. The first 2 months were absolutely horrible, but then like 4 weeks ago I started to clear. I thought I was on my way to sustained clear skin. Not to be .. Sunday night started to form a cyst, by Monday night it was HUGE..and started to form another. Right now I feel even another one forming. Its like seriously, wtf???
Do you use any topicals? I have an arsenal, I don't even know what to use anymore!