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Epiduo vs. Tazoracchange in retinoids?

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I've been on epiduo for a couple of years post accutane, and have had fairly clear skin (think a pimple or two at all time, but clear other than that). 5 months ago I took plan b and it WRECKED my skin–worse than I've ever seen it before (even pre-Accutane), cystic acne and whiteheads and blackheads everywhere.

After a few months of hoping my body's hormones would adjust, I gave up and went to my dermatologist again, who just prescribed me tazorac. I'm only 4 days in and already experiencing an initial breakout.

What has your experience been when you've switched retinoids? Desperate to know how it's effected other people. 

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I've tried different retinoids and I always purge initially, whether switching to a new one or using the same one again. The only time I didn't was with differin because it took a really long time for it to start working and I didn't get a purge until ~5 months in. I would stick with tazorac, I personally think it's the best as far as the least likely to cause a cystic breakout or scarring. It will work in 3 months, but if you're still breaking after that then it's hormonal. 

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