So today I finally saw my Hospital Dermatologist/Specialist after waiting 5 weeks for my NHS Referral, I don't really know if I'm happy or not.
So he asked me to explain my entire medical history with acne, everything I've ever been prescribed, taken, used etc.
He took me off Duac Cream (5% BP + Clindamycin) and put me on Epiduo (2.5% BP + Adapalene/Differin), again to use once a day. He also put me on Tetralysal/Lymecycline tablets, which I was on when I was younger which did keep my mild acne at bay, which I don't really understand as I thought I'd grown resistant to it as it sort of 'stopped' working, but the derm knows best right? He said my cleanser should be fine (Simple) but that I should try and not moisturize too much, and only use a tiny bit when my skin was dry. He gave me a sample of 'Aquamol' and said his personal recommendation was 'Dermol 500'. He said if the Epiduo irritated my skin too much to try switching to Cetaphil Cleanser (but not the moisturizer).
I was hoping for a different antibiotic, say Minocycline which I've heard great things about, but hey. Standard UK procedure now, back in 3 months for a revaluation of my regimen, I pick up the meds tomorrow, bit nervous about experiencing the dreaded 'Initial Breakout' from the Differin, but my skin has got so shitty lately I really don't mind.
I'm also stopping taking my Cod Liver Oil, as I think it's doing nothing for me, just going to make sure I eat Salmon & Mackerel a few times a week.
Let the adventure continue....