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  1. Hey guys, Looking for any advice here. I have an appointment with my derm in 3 and a half weeks but am a bit wary on what to do in the meantime. I'm 25. Around the age of 21, I started experiencing horrible adult acne. Painful cystic acne all over my cheeks and chin-- sent me into a pretty bad depression because I was really confused. Had never had anything more than a single pimple, and in my final year of college, my skin was a wreck. It took about a year of regimens (all the topicals, di
  2. I've dealt with adult hormonal acne (moderate/severe) for the past 4 years on my face, and after a long Accutane cycle, I've had clear skin for almost 8 months. However, it seemed that as soon as my acne on my face went away and the summer and hot weather began to roll around, my acne decided to show up in a new and interesting place...my armpits. At first, I assumed I had some sort of rash from shaving. I will admit that I've never really thought about how sensitive the underarms are, and w
  3. Hi guys, I'm currently in my third month of accutane at 70mg a day. To be honest, I've been having a pretty mild experience. I didn't get an IB, no dry skin, and my pores got smaller and my pimples stopped almost immediately. I SHOULD note that I don't have severe acne, I have moderate but VERY persistent adult acne, and my derm put me on accutane because absolutely nothing else was working on me. Anyway. Because of the Christmas break I've spent the past few weeks eating terribly and onc
  4. Hi guys, So I'm on accutane (70 mg a day) for my moderate but very persistent acne. I'm exactly one month in. I haven't been on birth control for 6 months because I got out of a relationship and didn't like the effect it had on my body. I had also tried different ones to try and control my acne, but I never found one that helped and a few just made my acne worse. But, because I"m on accutane I obviously have to be on birth control. But, because of the way my cycle was and because Im not
  5. I know the title of this post was a little odd, haha, but here is my dilemma: I have been prescribed Accutane (60mg) after 2 years of having NOTHING work for my skin. I'm actually really, really excited and want to start my Accutane journey ASAP. I'm 21 and almost done university, so I'd love to get my acne under control by March when I have to interview for internships. ANYWAY. I've had my blood work done and have my first 30-day round of treatment filled. Its currently sitting on my desk. B
  6. Hi guys, I've struggled with adult acne for about 2 years (I'm 22). I've had 2 major breakouts. The first took me almost a full year to get under control/get rid of through the use of minocyclin. My second breakout came this past July. My body became immune to the minocyclin, so I was put on Epiduo and Yaz. I'm still in the midst of this breakout. I'm not experiencing any new cysts (my acne is on my cheeks) but still major redness all over (in blotches) and at least 1-2 new whiteheads every
  7. Thanks! Yeah, I've heard of a lot of acne/rosacea cases. I've actually gone for a laser consultation but unfortunately its not exactly in my price range right now as a student living on my own. Really frustrating. Its funny because when you hear the word rosacea, its kind of a relief at first because it sounds better than the word "acne", but realistically it seems its a lot tougher to get rid of. So the two mixed together=frustrating. Is your rosacea completely clear right now?
  8. So, I've been told for the past 2 years (I'm 22 and started experiencing skin issues at 20) that I have adult hormonal acne. I only break out on my lower cheeks, but VERY badly. I cleared up my first breakout with minocycline and was good for about a year, but this past July I started experiencing my second breakout and it was awful. My body has become immune to oral antibiotics, so my doctor put me on Epiduo twice a day and Ortho Tri-Cyclen. I've been on this regimen for exactly 6 weeks.
  9. So, I've been told for the past 2 years (I'm 22 and started experiencing skin issues at 20) that I have adult hormonal acne. I only break out on my lower cheeks, but VERY badly. I cleared up my first breakout with minocycline and was good for about a year, but this past July I started experiencing my second breakout and it was awful. My body has become immune to oral antibiotics, so my doctor put me on Epiduo twice a day and Ortho Tri-Cyclen. I've been on this regimen for exactly 6 weeks.
  10. I'm 22 and have mild-moderate adult acne that usually flares up in the summer because I work outside and sweat a lot, etc (blah). I'm currently trying to clear up my most recent break out, which was a pretty bad one on my lower cheeks. I'm on Epiduo and have been for exactly a month. I had a bad IB from it but that has since calmed down, and my redness is finally starting to subside a bit. I'm not getting as many pimples but my skin definitely isn't clear. Anyway, my biggest issue is one spo
  11. I'm a 22 year old female who struggles with adult hormonal acne. I have very bad acne on my lower cheeks. I was able to clear up my first major out break about a year ago with minocycline. However, the minocycline stopped working and my acne has come back in full force. This time, my doctor put me on Epiduo and Yaz birth control. I haven't been on the pill for a long time because I hate the weight gain the comes with it, but I'd MUCH rather have clear skin and 10 extra pounds. Anyway, h
  12. I have mild to moderate hormonal acne that has been a problem for me since I turned 20. I'm now 22 and have been dealing with the stupid acne cycle of clear skin and breakouts for 2 years. In July I started breaking out after about a year of having clear skin. I was so upset. So, I'm about a month into my latest treatment, which is Yaz, Epiduo topical gel, and minocycline. I'm probably going to stop my minocycline because I'm pretty sure my body isn't accepting it this time. I was on it a year
  13. Hi Abigail, I'm not sure if you will get this because I see your last post on this thread was from last summer, but I'm just wondering how Epiduo worked for you in the long run? We seem to be in kind of the same position.. I'm a 22 year old with adult acne (I never had it as a teen) and my derm has prescribed me Epiduo once a day. I've been on in for 2 weeks and if anything my skin has become worse, but I'm hoping that is just the IB to the Epiduo. I'm going to give it another month and see
  14. I'm a 22 year old female who just started struggling with adult acne a couple of years ago, after having completely clear skin as a teen (ugh). I am a student in my final year of college and work at a bar serving. So, as much as I wish I could let my skin breathe, I have to wear makeup at some points of every day. I'm on epiduo cream once daily and just started it 2 weeks ago. At first I noticed it working, but I guess now I'm into my initial breakout sage because my cheeks have broken out V
  15. sarah25

    First Post: Epiduo Initial Breakout Woes/sun Questions...

    Hi there, Not sure if you will still get this-- but I'm just curious to see what your results ended up being like from Epiduo. I just started it a few weeks ago and am basically experiencing what you did so I'm obviously concerned, but I want to stick with it because I know tehre is an initial breakout period for many people. Anyway, did Epiduo end up working for you? How is everything with your skin?
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