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18 Days On Isotrex And Minocin: Spoke Too Soon


Pee

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The three pustules on the right hand side of my chin are drying up and crusting over nicely, the skin getting increasingly flat. However I woke up this morning and found five new red painful under the skin lumps (papules?) on the left hand side. I now have something resembling a red, lumpy, crusty beard. I'm trying to find the comedy in how ridiculous I look at the minute but it's hard. Especially since I've started developing lumps on my jawbone, just before my face becomes my neck, which was a place I've never had acne before. It's like the acne is slowly but surely spreading.

I feel disheartened and low. I had a panic attack, called in sick to work and binge ate an entire lemon polenta came, which is a shame because it means I will probably never eat polenta again and I really liked polenta.

I keep on trying to remind myself of the people who have it worse than me and that I should keep it in proportion and not let it affect my social life. But it's all I see and all I feel and I don't have a light at the end of the tunnel or a shred of improvement to keep me buoyant right now.

This blog post is way more depressing than I intended. I'm not giving up I'm just having a bad day. Hopefully things will be better tomorrow.

Pee x

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Have you thought of trying amoxicillin or cephalexin? Minocycline is awful. Does very little to clear acne. In fact I have the strange bluish spots on my face now. And my dermatologist asked me if I had taken minocycline recently. She told me that minocycline causes discolorations in the face that are permanent.

OKOK, other exciting news, I use cephalexin, benzaclin, tretinoin, and spironolactone. I am also taking , newly, monophasic Yasmin continuous without period. Really clears acne. PEACE GIRL!!

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Have you thought of trying amoxicillin or cephalexin? Minocycline is awful. Does very little to clear acne. In fact I have the strange bluish spots on my face now. And my dermatologist asked me if I had taken minocycline recently. She told me that minocycline causes discolorations in the face that are permanent.

OKOK, other exciting news, I use cephalexin, benzaclin, tretinoin, and spironolactone. I am also taking , newly, monophasic Yasmin continuous without period. Really clears acne. PEACE GIRL!!

Hiiii! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I'm allergic to penicillin so Amoxicillin isn't an option. I've tried Dianette and it hasn't worked for me so I'm pretty sure any other birth control pill wouldn't be enough on its own. Isotrex has isotretinoin in it so hoping that I'm just going through a pretty gross IB right now! I've heard good things about Spiro so I'll ask my derm about your other suggestions when I visit next month! Ideally I'd love to get away from antibiotics as I don't think its a great idea for me to be on them long term. Thanks so much again!

Pee x

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