I recently finished a course of Accutane (a few months ago, July), and about a month after finishing, all of the oil had returned to my skin and I started to break out again. I went to my dermatologist and all that she could say was that she was stunned. I asked her and she said, "If this topical [epiduo] doesn't work, you may want to consider it."
Well, at that point I was honestly pissed. I wanted answers. Acne is related to hormones, so I started researching endocrine disorders and syndromes that could be causes my acne. You could put a picture of me by the definition of PCOS. I have acne, oily skin, insane hirsutism, my skin is darker in some places, my periods are painful, irregular, and I have backaches. Also, during the month I will cramp severely on either one side or the other.
I am at university, so I made an appointment with the Women's Health Center for birth control. When I got there, we talked about birth control (obviously) and PCOS. The doctor immediately ordered bloodwork, and a week later I got my results. My testosterone is at about 100, and my DHEA-S is at 700. In other words, bingo, we have a winner. Since my DHEA-S is so high, she's having me go to an endocrinologist next week.
ANYWAY--I start my birth control ASAP... Whenever my next period starts. That should be within the next eight or nine days, and I'm REALLY excited. I've never had normal hormones. Because of that, I am also scared.
Thanks for your support! <3
JerichoaMember Since 29 Nov 2009
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