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finished a five month course of accutane 2 months ago. little break outs started coming, now on epiduo.

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Epiduo Month 2

I'm breaking out horribly. Last month I would break out like 5 or 6 pimples. Now it ten or more. There becoming more red around the pimple and leaving bigger spots. My 3months is a couple days away and I don't think its helping.

I start Accutane the 28. Whig is weeks from now and I'm afraid I will break out worse .


Epiduo Week Four.

I broke out on my chin mainly.

A couple near my cheeks. But its clearing now.

Right now I have three medium pimples that are the main focus on my face. One is mainly cus I popped it, only cus It was a white head. And I find them gross.

One is on my forehead , and I have one on each cheek.

Is this breakout face almost over?

I really want this to work. I'm tired of switching or taking medication.


Epiduo Week Three

Sooo, this might be the worst breakout so far. I had like 6 or 7 new pimples around my cheeks and chin. The biggest one was on my right cheek. And there was like a medium size one next to it. They went away in like a day or two.

Umm by then end of week 3 I got two new small ones on my right cheek, and one medium on my chin.

Uhh well the breakouts are coming a lot of them, but there not bothering as thy usually did. I still feel upset. But I'm trying to cope through at leastfor a month. Again if iI don't see improvement reaching 2 months going back on tane.

Also the sialic acid was irritating my skin causing rashes so I changed my make up and face wash.


Epiduo Week Two.

Four or five new break out. Nothing to really complain about.

Though I have recently been gettin rashes, might be cus I'm using sialic acid on my regimen.

I'm going to stop using that and see if that's the problem, fingers crossed its not epiduo


Epiduo Week One.

I got the IB :/

Got eight white heads near my upper lip and chin

But in like two days it was going away quickly, I only have like two visible spots that are fading away in that area.. .

I got three small white heads on my right cheeck and one medium size pimple on the left and two small white heads on the forehead. Also three small white heads on the chin.

They seem to be leaving quickly though.

My purging isn't over yet though I feel like 2 small bumps on my right cheek and black heads and two other small ones on the left.

I moved my appt. In one month from last week because like I said I finished a course of Accutane recently and my breakouts really shouldnt last more than 3 weeks cus that's ridiculous. If it does continue I will go back on Accutane.

Those who are you going through the same thing. Don't be discouraged, sometimes you need two courses or even three of Accutane to cure your acne. Just think positive.

Usually I would be crying or depressed about myacne right now cus I'm breaking out so soon , but ok knowing that Accutane may be my option next month, makes things a lot better.

Lets see if anything happens next week~~


Soo, I'm one of those millions of people who are suffering with acne and hope for a permanent solution.

Anyways, During highschool it was nothing bad, little white heads on the chin and forehead, and like one big one rarely. Occasionally I would get a breakout, but it would last like a week or two. . I was prescribed doxycline and epiduo. It cleared up my skin really nice, I was amazed at the results

Last year when I started college thats when things started getting ugly,

thankfully it happened when the semester ended but man it was the worst part of my life. It started with little Pimples on my forehead and it spread all over my face. The cheeks were the worst. Plus it was super inflamed. I was super depressed and I would cry myself to sleep. I never left my room, only to shower or use the bathroom. I was embarrassed. I didn't want to talk to anyone because I didn't want them to see my Nasty face. don't want to scare you guys with the horrible details of my depression, it was an ugly path.

anyways around January of last year I was prescribed retin a and moxycline. Omg was that horrible. It just damaged my skin more made my breakouts ten times worse and scarred it. I know about the IB but having like ten Pimples come up everyday was not worth it. I stopped seeing the nurse and I went to see an actual derm doc. He agreed that retin a was doing bad on my skin and prescribed me Accutane. (Btw you gotta wait a month before you actually use the pills, which sucks cus throughout that month my skin got even more worse). When I started Accutane I had severe acne. It was all over my chicks and chin. There was no clear spot.

The first month, I saw nothing happening. My face was just bumpy everywhere. Second month I noticed there was less bumps on my face maybe a few, and third month it was starting to clear them significantly. The months after that went super great. Had no side effects except chapped lips and the IB lasted maybe less than 3 weeks or two. It wasn't bad at all. It was actually a good treatment, but it left me with hyperpigmentation and scars.

After those two months I finished Accutane, I noticed I started breaking out with little white heads, and weeks passed thy started to become persistent. Definitely not as bad as before but I can tell there coming back.

Three days ago, I went to see the nurse, and she prescribed me epiduo again. She claims that I shouldnt have an IB since I was on Accutane. But I'm terrified its gonna be retin a all over again.

I see her again in 2 months, by then she will tell me if I should go back on Accutane. *sigh

I personally hate topical creams, but I'm praying epiduo will help.

Within the last two days I've applied epiduo I noticed my hyperpigmentation (if that's how you spell it) has decreased, its less red but still there. I see two new small pimples coming but I'm pretty sure its just my skin and not epiduo. And I have two small white heads on my chin.

I really don't want to go through this again but I really don't have any choice. Ill update weekly.

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