Okay, haven't been on here in a while. I'm a bit embarrassed about how long it took me to find the add blog entry link
Anywho, micro RA actually worked really well for me for about a year. My face cleared up nicely, amazing really. I've still been getting a break out here and there though, and they have increased over the last few weeks. A few weeks ago I ate a couple peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and roasted peanuts-I'm wondering if peanuts helped make my skin worse? I've stopped eating them since then. I'm also in the process of switching to new health insurance, so I didn't refill the minocycle pills after I ran out (a no-no!). The insurance switch has taken longer than I thought, so I refilled the minocycline prescription.
I went to see a new dermatologist because my previous dermatologist was a bit snappy when I went to see him, and not very informing. I'm thinking about going to my old dermatologist though after seeing this new one. The new one talked to me and immediately recommended that I go on accutane! He talked as though it was nothing. I was like, whoa, I've read about accutane and know that there are other meds I can take before going to accutane. He ended up prescribing
-epiduo gel .1%-2.5%
-benzaclin w/ pump 5%-1%
-bactrim ds 800mg-160mg
I haven't purchased them yet, but I do have the $20 card for epiduo, and bactrim comes in a generic brand for $10.
I know a few people who use birth control for their acne treatment, so I mentioned birth control. The derm said he couldn't prescribe me birth control unless I had a pap done (I didn't mention I was a virgin). I went in to have a pap done and the nurse was all surprised that the derm said I needed to have a pap in order for him to prescribe birth control. So yeah this doctor is all over the place.
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