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I need advice!

I am desperate for some good advice!

I stopped taking the birth control pill in April 2007 & started breaking out in September 2007 for the first time since I was a teenager. I was on the pill for about 11 years.

Thwe acne started little by little & won't stop! It kept getting worse & worse so I went to a dermatologist. I have been on Tazorac for 2 months. I have been on Doxycycline for a month and a half & 10% benzoil.

My regimen is:

Night - Pea size Tazorac mixed with moisterizer every night (ofcourse I had to build up to it)

Morning - Benzoil mixed with moisterizer.

I wash my face twice a day.

I have got a couple of chemical peels in the midst of all of this which makes my skin glow, which I do like.

I stopped the Doxicycline a few days ago. I don't want to depend on antibiotics to keep my skin clear. I can't take them long term anyway.

I am still breaking out!!! Should I be more patient & wait a little longer? If so, how long until I try another medication?

I think it may be due to hormones but it is strange how I started breaking out about 5 months after stopping the pill. I have an appointment with my Obgyn about getting back on the pill.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!

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My dermatologist recommeded that I mix a pea size amount of Tazorac with an oil free moisterizer due to the fact that it is very concentrated.

Thanks for your advice.

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Just my thought, but it might be worth trying the pill again. I haven't tried the pill for my acne (because it doesn't appear to be hormonal), but when I had stopped by doxy treatment in the past, my skin was fine for several months. That's when the problem came back with a vengance. I'm no expert, but maybe the pill works the same way? Keeps you clear for a while.

Good luck. I hope it works for you!

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