Hey all I am coming back to you guys out of desperation again. So for anyone who hasn't read my other postings I never had acne up until going on Lutera last year in November. Anyway I switched from that to Microgestin and back and did this for two months. So in total I stood on birth control stupidly for two months and my skin just was becoming oily and gross. Came off of it thinking it would help and of course it didn't. So its been four months since being off of the pill and while my acne isn't horrible or cystic in nature its persistent. The only reason I went on this pill was to help regulate my periods as I have what my doc called "borderline pcos". Meaning I have irregular periods and mild hirsutism... but never had acne or insulin resistance, weight issues, cystic ovaries ect.
So anyway almost two months I went to the derm got on tazorac .05 gel and have been using this in conjunction with bp in the day time and minocyclen to try to rid myself of this. This has helped in some ways but really my pores just keep clogging and Im constantly broken out. I haven't had a day that I didn't have acne since last year. So anyway I decided to go to another derm (spend a lot of money bc im uninsured now ) and try Spiro since Im sure my acne is hormonal. Im mainly breaking out in my cheeks, cheek bones and having body acne. So anyway he prescribes it to me 25mg just to start off then after two weeks bump that to twice a day. Within 3 days of taking this I get a huge painful cyst right on my chin! Mind you I am not even breaking out on my chin and like I said my acne has NEVER been cystic. I stopped immediately and haven't had another cyst since just regular old stupid acne.
So now I am so frustrated wth is going on? Is it worth taking spiro and risk it causing me more severe acne then what I have? Should I ask about low dose Accutane with out birth control? Should I wait longer to see if my body will just regulate on its own? Im so frustrated and depressed I cant even begin to tell you. I am actually miserable and wake up everyday to this. Ive found myself literally weeping over this and becoming quite obsessive. Not to be dramatic but this has ruined any shred of self confidence I had and have become a shy homebody avoiding everything because I am so self conscious. Anyway sorry this was so long winded but I don't know what to do. Thank you all again.