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August 11, 2018 (week 6 day 2 ocella)

Used hydroquinone 4% last night, and my skin was okay with it, so I think I might use it again tonight.  The pimple on my cheek blew up. Its really swollen and absolutely huge. I have been icing and heating, but its not doing much. Its one of the super painful cysts that I don't have much experience with.I'm so sad and scared that Ocella may not be working for me. I freaked and called my doctor. She gave me Doxycycline to help ease the breakouts while my body is transitioning to the pill. Nerv

19patel99

19patel99

08/12/18

 

August 10, 2018(sixth week of ocella)

Officially the first day of the sixth week of Ocella; I am experiencing small whiteheads on the tip of my nose and the two painful cysts (on forehead and cheek) are still there. My skin was extremely dry today and as a result, seemed a bit more oily, I think this might be from adjusting to the Tazorac 

19patel99

19patel99

08/12/18

 

August 9, 2018

Story time: I'm on last pill of the fifth week of Ocella. About two weeks ago, I had a pregnancy scare and ended up taking Plan B. The next four days I had a horrible cystic breakout and then my period came. I don't think I can entirely contribute my acne to the Plan B because I had been breaking out a little before then, things definitely did spiral out of control after. 2 weeks later, and I'm still trying to heal that breakout.  Morale is low tbh. I have a pimple on my left cheek which I am

19patel99

19patel99

08/12/18

 

What's Been Happening

I'm 19 and I have been battling acne for the past five years or so. Like most my skin dips up and down constantly, some years are worse than others. This past year I had a flare up, and so I went back to Retin-A. While that did help my skin a lot, I was still left with pretty tough and extreme breakouts right before my period. In an effort to combat this, my doctor suggested Birth Control. Took Levlen for a month and that screwed up my stomach so I stopped. Then I started Microgestin Fe 1/20, wh

19patel99

19patel99

08/12/18

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