Currently I have a breakout of deep cystic acne all over my forehead and jaw due to my cycle. I am on Doxy now; I've been on it a year and its stopped working.
I've tried both Retin-A for at least one year and Benzaclin for six months. Without medication, the purging never stops and it's out of control.
As far as meds go, I tried aldactone for four years and hated it. Accutane helped four years ago, but it made me purge horribly for at least three months once I stopped having regular teenage acne and was in serious adolescent hormonal acne territory.
Is it possible to treat cystic hormonal breakouts with Epiduo? Should I bother--is there light at the end of the tunnel of purging?
Should I put it on current cysts when benzaclin and OTC benzoyl peroxide has usually only made my hormonal cysts more painful and nothing but cortisone injections will get rid of them?
How is Epiduo supposed to prevent or treat breakouts when it causes purging for four months? Does it eventually start clearing the pimples instead of causing them to erupt?