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  1. So I'm looking for my next form of birth control and I was hoping that some helpful members out there might share their experiences and recommendations with me for birth control that doesn't make acne worse. I was using the pill for years and it was giving me the symptoms of IBS. Every time I have tried to take it since stopping it has made me feel so nauseous I can only manage three days maximum so I'm not sure that this is an option for me. I've not tried the ortho tri cyclen style pills,
  2. If I was you I would request a blood test. A few years ago I was on minocycline for over a year and a routine blood test showed that I had slightly reduced liver function due to the minocycline. I didn't even have any side effects or anything. This returned to normal after stopping the mino. If the results of your blood test are normal and your doctor says that it's safe to continue then I don't see why you can't keep taking it. Interestingly I inquired about taking mino again recently and I was
  3. Thanks for all your replies, it's nice to be reminded that I'm not going through this alone. I think that I'm going to try a supplement called Saw Palmetto. There are so many supplements out there that are recommended for acne, I guess I'll just have to try one at a time and see how I get on. I was interested in trying tretinoin and was planning to go to the GP but I have seen that it's actually discontinued in the UK. Does anyone know why? Are there any other products aside from Retin A t
  4. So I will try to condense down my skin history, which could probably rival one of the later harry potter books, into just a paragraph. It all started around the age of 14 and as I am rapidly approaching the grand old age of 24 that will be 10 years battling with my uninvited friends. I have tried most antibiotics, birth control, prescription and over the counter lotions and potions and have even had a course of accutane. The accutane did improve things massively and I was lucky enough to not hav
  5. I have been taking accutane for 8 weeks now, think I'm on about 60mg a day and my skin is pretty clear. I have had the dry and peeling lips but can just about keep it under control with vaseline, I got some really bad cold sores because they were so dry and kept spreading which was annoying but I haven't had rashes or too dry skin anywhere else. I wouldn't say I have had more headaches than I've had before and they easily go away with paracetamol and don't return. So everything was going really