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Initial Breakout On Ortho Tri Cyclen?

20 July 2013 - 09:32 AM

I'm one week into using Ortho Tri Cyclen and I've been getting lots of cystic acne on my jawline (obviously hormonal). Since I use Epiduo, it's been sort of controlled and such and I know it's probably because of the huge hormonal change. But anyways, I just wanted to see if anyone else who has taken OTC had an IB and then cleared up after 2-3 packs. I really don't want to switch BCP because I had a bad experience freshman year using one that didn't agree with me and aside from the break out, this BCP is pretty good. My boobs have gotten bigger but I haven't gained any weight and my mood swings are minimal. I'm not taking BCP solely for acne reduction, I'm also taking it for it's intended use as well (as an anti-pregnancy agent). 

Epiduo: Burning, Itching, Redness

10 July 2013 - 08:38 PM

Okay, I'm new here but I made an account specifically to post about Epiduo. My dermatological Physician's Assistant friend has given me a bunch of samples of Epiduo gel (about a months worth) to use before getting a prescription. I've been using it for 5 days and holy smokes is Epiduo sucky. The first time I applied it it tingled a little and I woke up the next morning and it was fine. Each day, it's been burning every night, more and more. ESPECIALLY if I put moisturizer on right afterwards, which I have stopped doing because it makes my face feel like it's on fire. Also, my face becomes bright red and hot after the application of Epiduo (although by the time I wake up in the morning this has subsided). I have experienced very minor peeling, but my face is definitely dry and it has a sunburned like look to it. I don't really think I put much on, probably a pea to two pea sized amounts for my entire face. My forehead is the only area that isn't really irritated at all. Honestly, this is so painful and suckish that I am considering stopping using Epiduo. I really want this to work but I don't know, it doesn't seem like it's really helping that much and I can't wear make up and my skin looks awful. Has anyone else here had success with Epiduo and could give me advice? Thanks so much.