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I just wanted to write and tell everyone suffering with acne to hang in there and to keep seeking the right treatment. I had moderate to severe acne for a while and I finally saw a GOOD dermatologist and my acne has cleared up! I get compliments on my skin all of the time. My skin was so bad that they wanted to put me on Accutane. I refused and we started other treatments and within about a month and a half it was noticeably better. Prior to seeing the derm I had tried EVERYTHING. I tried almost all of the different face washes, masks, oral antibiotics, and topical medicines. I even experimented with my diet thinking that I had a food sensitivity. Turns out I have really sensitive skin and I need to eat mushrooms and peanut butter in moderation. I also believe that hormones were playing a role.

My current regime:

Purpose facewash (Morning and Night)

Topical clindamycin (Morning and Night)

Benzoyl Peroxide (prescription strength from derm) (Night)

Birth control- I had originally been on Yasmin along with Spiranolactone, stopped the Spiranolactone and continued with BCP. Switched to Ortho-tri-cyclen, then Ortho Cyclen, and now on Yaz. My skin has been clear the whole time throughout all of the pill switching

So keep up the faith and hang in there! It will go away

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I'm pretty sure it's 10%. It's definitely one of the higher doses. I went back in a month after I started and my doctor couldn't believe how much better my face looked. I'd say it took about 3 months to completely clear up.

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I just wanted to write and tell everyone suffering with acne to hang in there and to keep seeking the right treatment. I had moderate to severe acne for a while and I finally saw a GOOD dermatologist and my acne has cleared up! I get compliments on my skin all of the time. My skin was so bad that they wanted to put me on Accutane. I refused and we started other treatments and within about a month and a half it was noticeably better. Prior to seeing the derm I had tried EVERYTHING. I tried almost all of the different face washes, masks, oral antibiotics, and topical medicines. I even experimented with my diet thinking that I had a food sensitivity. Turns out I have really sensitive skin and I need to eat mushrooms and peanut butter in moderation. I also believe that hormones were playing a role.

My current regime:

Purpose facewash (Morning and Night)

Topical clindamycin (Morning and Night)

Benzoyl Peroxide (prescription strength from derm) (Night)

Birth control- I had originally been on Yasmin along with Spiranolactone, stopped the Spiranolactone and continued with BCP. Switched to Ortho-tri-cyclen, then Ortho Cyclen, and now on Yaz. My skin has been clear the whole time throughout all of the pill switching

So keep up the faith and hang in there! It will go away

hiya

Can you let me know why you switched the BCPs so much? I have just stopped spiro due to severe side effects and am about to start Yasmin so am keen to hear of your experience with Yasmin and how u eventually ended up with Yaz.

Thank you

dizzyblonde

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