So I had a visit with my dermatologist today at month 5 and I broke down. I felt pretty stupid expressing my frustrations but as always, she told me not to lose Hope (God bless that woman). She agreed that the dryness I was experiencing was dermatitis (a form of eczema) and that we needed to step back. She gave me samples of an anti inflammatory (Elidel cream 1%) which is used to help the inflammation associated with eczema. I am to use that nightly mixed with moisturizer. In the a.m., I will continue to use aczone. Next week if my skin is getting better inflammation wise, I can try using aczone twice per day and adding in differin once for the week. I see her in a month.
She is also sending me for allergy testing. She thinks the sensitivity could be to certain ingredients in the meds or my skin care stuff (we had spoken about that eons ago but never did it).
I admit I am terrified of what the next month will bring in regards to my skin. I am so sad and depressed over it that I don't know what to do anymore.
It feels like starting over.....again.....