A few days ago I went to see my dermatologist and he told me that my acne was hormonal and persuaded me to go on the infamous Dianette pill. I have already tried Dianette a couple of years ago, but stopped after 5 days as it made me feel really sick and I have emetophobia. Instead I carried on with Duac and Differin which worked wonderfully - cleared my skin for over 2 years, but unfortunately, last year my skin started to break out again. So I'm just going to try and persevere with Dianette and thought I would post my journey on here for anybody who wants to see.
Just in case you wanted to know a little bit more about my situation - I have had moderate acne, with some severe acne, since I was about 15 years old, I am now nearly 26. Obviously, now, I have adult acne that I strongly believe to be hormonal (before the dermatologist even said so) as my face is very oily these days and most of the spots I get are on the lower half of my face, around the jawline/cheeks/mouth. I also have very irregular periods. For 2 years I had clear skin (apart from a few scars/red marks), which was amazing and all down to Duac and Differin (which I am still using as well as taking Dianette). I have also been on a course of Accutane, which did clear my skin for a few months, but eventually stopped working and my skin was just as bad - if not worse than before I begun the medication. I thought I would have to go back on it now, but my dermatologist said he wanted me to go on Dianette first - he also gave me a prescription for the antibiotic 'Tetralysal' - I'm not sure why really, but OK. Anyways, I haven't begun the antibiotics yet and I'm not sure if I want to.
If you guys have any questions, please feel free to ask! Also, I have 2 friends who were put on Dianette, one of them had mild acne and the other had acne more like mine - they both absolutely loved it and said it cleared their skin, but indeed, took a while.
Day 1: Obviously no change yet! My skin isn't too bad at the moment anyway, for the past month I have cut out 'junk food' and have also been using 'Aztec Secret Indian Healing Facial Clay' - which I like so far. Also have been using Peter Thomas Roth's 'Corrective Pads', every other nights and I think they have helped my skin.
I'll let you know more as I go on!