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Hi,

I'm new to this site but not new to acne. I have had ALL kinds of acne since I was about 16, am 24 now.

I currently have severe cystic acne that is painful and leaves deep red marks and scars that don't seem to go away. I break out everyday!

I have been on accutane once which cleared me up, but shortly after I got off I broke out even worse and I think the accutane had negative side effects on my body. My Derm then put me on Birth Control & Spironolactone which cleared me back up, but then I stopped taking it so my husband and I could start trying to get pregnant. Two months after I stopped I broke out again and this time it's even worse. I don't know what to do b/c I don't want to be on antibiotics anymore, creams, lotions and potions don't work on me. I know the cause of my acne is hormonal but I feel like it will NEVER get better on it's own. My face is riddled w/scars existing acne and I only fear when I get pregnant it will get worse. The only things that seems to somewhat help are sulfur based masks...can anyone lend some advice? Does pregnancy make acne worse?

P.S. I've tried the whole eating healthy thing... no carbs, no milk. I only drink water, no caffine. NOTHING WORKS!!

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