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My Current Acne Battle



It's been almost a month since my last entry. Unfortunately, my skin has gone worse. It has been incredibly frustrating to be in this position and I am seriously starting to get a little bit depressed. not too serious. But serious enough that I would avoid seeing anyone else but my boyfriend. It doesn't help that my family (mum especially) scrutinizes my face every single day. I remember one day we were at the dining table and for a good 20 minutes, we talked about my acne.

I am on oral medication for my acne as I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome): Amoxycillin 500mg 3xday, Spirinolactone 100mg x1/day. When I first using these medications I was breaking out on my chin. That has settled now after 5 weeks but since two weeks ago, my acne has spread throughout my lower cheeks bilaterally. It is red and clumped out close together. I also have very little deep whiteheads clumped up together that I really do not know how to get rid of. These whiteheads turn into cystic acnes. At the moment I have about a good 20+ acnes on my face, mostly cystic and it is so so so so bad.

What makes it worse is that I have to get blood tests every 1-3 months to see if the medications are not so strong for my body. Result came back and my liver function is a bit abnormal which has not happened before and as well as my inflammatory markers. However, my dermatologist said pursue with the medications and have another blood test in 3 months. I told him that my acne is getting worse but he said it takes 3-4 months for the medications to show difference. I have only been in this medication for 5 weeks and I have to go overseas in about 6 weeks so I am kinda running out of time to get my skin cleared. I am not looking forward to see relatives and friends and scrutinizing, judging my face.

Please share to me any remedies to get rid of whiteheads. They are very depressing. They become cystic and they can't be extracted either. Please help me. anyone. if anyone is reading. :)


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