I forgot to mention in my first post that I have mild to moderate acne. My pores are large and I have a lot of blackheads. Every once in a while I'll get some papules or pustules. Birth Control really keeps my acne at bay, but I still have acne-like skin. Unfortunately I stopped birth control, so we'll see what happens.
Anyway, my skin was really dry this week because of the Epiduo. I started using a moisturizer during the day along with the sunscreen and I think that helped. My skin doesn't feel tight and dry. My face is burning less when I apply the Epiduo. It seems like I'm getting used to it. I've had one whitehead pop up and that was the only new pimple I got from Epiduo. No initial break out yet!!
Still no side effects from the Doryx. Unfortunately I found out this week that my insurance will only cover my Doryx for three months, which is useless. So I'm gonna finish this month's supply and when I go to the Derm for the follow up I'll ask to be switched to something else. There's no way in hell that I'm gonna pay out of pocket $673.
I'm feeling positive. Hopefully what I get put on will cover the outbreak I'll be getting from stopping the birth control use.