Hey All. I'm 25 and have been suffering from severe cystic acne since I was 18. I went on Accutane and it temporarily resolved my cysts for 1 year. They're on my chin area and jaw line and there's always about 4 of them but one really big one. After the year of being "free of cysts" I've had a bunch of Cortisone injections up to today, I can't even count how man. If you name an antibiotic & a face wash, I've taken it or used it. Always, always after the Cortisone injections my cysts would go away and I would be clear & worry free.. until about two or three months later & my face would just break out in cysts again and there I'd go, back to the dermatologist again getting another Cortisone injection, which was usually two injections each visit. This has been my life repeatedly since I was 18, cyst break out, go on antibiotic, it goes away, get Cortisone injections, do hot compress, get them again three months later.
Well now, May of 2013 I broke out again and started seeing a new dermatologist. He said that I could have a sac in my skin that needs to be removed... which makes sense since they keep coming back in the exact same spots. And I've even had them lanced & drained before too and they still come back. He referred me to see a plastic surgeon, well the plastic surgeon doesn't do that type of surgery & he's saying it's not those type of cysts that I have (sebaceous cyst) which I still think it is because if there's a sac under my skin it just keeps filling up every couple of months until I get another injection. This is my NEW problem that I've NEVER had before and it started in May. I was on an antibiotic that I found out I was allergic to and then put on Doxycycline for 2 weeks, then another two weeks I was on it and then for another two weeks after that I was on something else, don't remember the name.
Well, since May my face has gotten drastically worse as each day passed. I had a Cortisone injection at the end of May, it did absolutely nothing which that's never happened before, then another in June & it didn't do anything as well. Then in July I had the big once lanced and it went down for about 1 week & then just filled right back up. So the new problem is my entire jawline and chin area has (the same cysts I've gotten since I was 18) and on top of that I'm getting whiteheads, pimples, scabbing up they look like cuts, and my whole chin/jawline area is just sooo RED and there's something new popping up on my face EVERY DAY which I started noticing about 2 weeks ago. I've never seen my face like this before & I'm just so aggravated and fed up with it and not knowing what is going on. After the Accutane I never broke out in pimples and it's just weird that I am now and it's in the same area as my cysts. If anyone has any comments, please feel free to leave them. No one around me knows what it's like to have cystic acne so I'm hoping someone on here does know.