So i was prescribed .05 tretinoin at night, clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide in the morning, and ortho tri-cyclen for what my derm believes is hormonal acne. I'm 3 weeks into the tretinoin and clindamycin/benzoyl and a week and half into the ortho tri cyclen.
My acne started randomly a few months ago mostly on my chin, lower jawline, and lower cheeks. Never had a problem in high school...I'm 21 now. Its caused me a lot of emotional and self-esteem problems.
So yesterday marked week 3 for me and i'm pretty sure I'm in the initial breakout stage as my chin area is an utter mess and VERY painful. I got at least 5 new pimples in what seemed like less than 2 days. And these are the deep, under the skin type pimples. Very large and inflamed and impossible to cover up. My skin was burning badly after I moisturized this morning and I've experienced those flakes everyone talks about which are VERY ANNOYING. Its so hard to even put foundation on. Did anyone else have the breakout phase? How long did it last and is your acne any better? I guess I'm just looking for some hope with everything. Praying that this clears up in the next few weeks