So. Here I am. Im 26, and have bee suffering with acne for...... who really knows how long. I know I got a few of those boogers when I was under 18, but I don't think it really got bad until after then. I certainly remember being able to wake up after a night of partying (I started that too early...) and not having to worry about anything other than how bad my mascara was smudged, and how I was going to get rid of the hangover before I got home to see my parents.
I don't think my acne has ever really been HORRIBLE, but it's just always there. No- im lying.... every so often I get lucky and my skin wont break out for a week or so.... but its not that often. When I first got pregnant, almost 2 years ago, my skin looked pretty good, but that didnt last long either. Also, when I was taking doxycycline for the first time, it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. That lasted for about a year, and then my insurance stopped, along with my job.
Well, I got insurance quickly when I got pregnant, and now that im not nursing anymore, I was thrilled at the prospects of getting back on doxy. I hurried and made an appt on the last day I decided I would be nursing. I got my prescription, rushed to the pharmacy, and waited the 45 minutes it took to fill it.
I got home, and had a twinkle in my eye. "Finally," I thought, "I won't have to wake up and rush to put makeup on before my boyfriend of three years sees me."
I took my first 100 mg/2x day dose. Then my second. 3rd, 4th and so on. Ive been on it for about a month, and zero results. Maybe im too quick to jump the gun, but last time I saw results in about a week, if that.
Anyways, im still taking it, along with using 1% clindmyacin, a strict face wash schedule, and this morning was my first dose of spiro. I dont have oily skin, and dont have acne problems anywhere else. My doc also prescribed retin-a, but I have yet to start using that (though I need to from all the dark spots).
Here is my story.