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About PimpleFreeBy23

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  1. Hola! I'm soooo happy to be updating this. Over winter break, I changed derms and my new one prescribed solodyn (minocycline 80mg) + acanya gel + atralin gel. And I also went to my doc and got birth control. The results (THANK GOD!) are looking good! It's been almost 4.5 weeks and I'm happy to report the nodules/cystic acne is gone. Of course I still have teeny white heads, but I'll take anything over painful, ugly, nodules! I don't know if the BCP helps more or the prescription meds, but
  2. Hi! I talked to my boyfriend who is in med school about the whole stress/hormone issue and he said that maybe two were connected (higher stress = hormone imbalance) so that's when I figured BCP could help. I'm planning on going to see my derm when I go back home to ask him if BCP might be something that could work. I really don't want to try accutane bc I've heard the side effects are insaneee. I think if all else fails and my derm recommends it, then I might consider it. I'll definite
  3. I'm 22 and have had acne issues since I was about 12/13. I've had fairly mild acne (but never perfectly clear skin). My senior year of undergrad was when I had the least breakouts (and I noticed it coincided with a VERY stress-free schedule). I also realized that I'd get cysts/nodules around big events (whether I was excited about it like weddings/vacations or anxiety raising events like finals). Now, I'm in my first year of law school and my face is like a MINEFIELD! And I'm stressed 24/7 s
  4. I've had acne issues since I was 12/13, but they were usually pretty mild (a white head here and there, with a cyst/nodule once in a while). All throughout undergrad, it was the same...never had perfectly clear skin, but towards senior year, it was the best my skin has ever been! I'm in my first year of law school now and my skin is like a minefield! There are soooooo many nodules, it's unbearable! I KNOW my acne is caused by stress bc I used to get huge nodules right around anxiety-raising