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help!!! i need a miracle

Today's my birthday. I just turned 26. I really wonder if I'm ever going to be able to get rid of this acne.

I'm currently on birth control (ortho tricyclin lo) which seemed to be working initially but not so much anymore. I've also been using lush coalface soap, alpha/beta hydroxy toner, salicylic acid gel and moisturiser (ponds for dry skin). Over the past couple of weeks I've been breaking out with the hard cystic kind of acne that is just awful and unsightly. I'm at a loss. Any suggestions?

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    Have you taken Accutane before? That looks like your best option and should work well for you.

    I agree Accutane or antibiotics would be your best bet good luck :dance:

    Happy Birthday to :|

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    Have you seen a dermatologist? I had cycstic acne too and when I took accutane it went away. Now I have the occasional break out but it is not cycstic and goes away after a couple of days. I am currently on retina-a, duac, and minocycline. You should really go see a derm and get accutane before it gets any worse and starts to scar.

    Good Luck!

    Julie

    P.S. Happy B-day :|

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    i would go to the dermatologist and ask them if you could just start immediately on accutane. if your acne is severe enough they should be able to let you. i'm sorry and i know how you feel.

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    Yes go to a derm .... You will love it! I have cystic acne just like yours. I know how it feels. But our bodies cannot fight this battle alone. It needs Aid!! I am on Benzaclin for now and nicomide (Reduces inflamation). My Dermo said that if that does not work he will put me on Accutane.

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    i know what your going threw .. its tuff .. and i wish you all the best of luck!!

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