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  1. Thanks Laura, I'll be sure to check that out. It's so nice to know that there are others out there who feel the same way.
  2. Hey I know exactly how you feel. I will be 25 in a few months and I don't want to be battling this acne problem for the rest of my life. I only get acne on my chin as well and as soon as one cyst subsides, another one or two pop up. It's frustrating and just makes you want to cry every time you look in the mirror. I must say, I was on Benzaclin and Duac a few years back and it made me about 80% clear, but I could no longer stand how all my towels, sheets, and shirts got bleached from it. B
  3. I've been on Tri-sprintec (generic of Ortho-tricyclen) for about 1 1/2 years. Last month I switched to Yasmin because I am desperate to have clear skin and the OTC just wasn't doing it for me. I have taken both the generic and brand name Ortho tricyclen, and had the same reaction to both: break-outs throughout my cycle I always had 2-3 cysts around my chin. It's very frustrating! As far as the cramps are concerned, I started taking an aleve every Monday and Tuesday before my period and magica
  4. Hi. I was on Levlen before. I wanted to switch BC because I wasn't happy with Ortho tricyclen. At the time that I switched, my face was breaking out really bad, but i didn't put two and two together. Now, looking back, my face really broke out while on the Levlen for a few months. Once I went back to Orthotricyclen, my face was still breaking out, but not as bad. So that's about the time I went to the dermatologist for the first time and began the endless cycle of trial and error of topica
  5. I got a cortisone shot about 2 years ago and the results were great (I wish I could afford to get every cyst shot up with it!!) I had a derm appointment around 11am and the next morning, my big painful cyst was completely flat and no longer painful. So I guess what I am saying is that it took less than 24 hours for it to go away.
  6. thanks guys! My mom works in a medical lab and can do blood tests for me, so that's taken care of. I am on Ortho tricyclen, but it is not doing much (if anything at all) and I do notice that my chin breaks out with the deep painful cysts ( usually only one or two are active at any given point, but there's still redness that lasts for weeks) around week 2 of the pills (maybe i should switch to Yaz?). Also, my mom used to get the deep acne around her chin when she was my age too, so my genetics m
  7. I've been away from this forum for a while, but lately, my skin has gotten worse and worse, so I came back to see what else is out there. I saw so many posts for spiro, and i thought that it was definitely something I should try (seeing that differerin, proactive, klaroon, retin-A, doxycycline, etc didn't do anything for me!). I am starting spiro next week and was hoping it would work great. I have breakouts on my chin and only on my chin. They are large, painful, red, and last for weeks!
  8. o yea, the nicomide was given to you b/c it helps reduce red marks.......i use the cream, the gel was tooharsh), and its working so far....
  9. personally, I had great results with DUAC, but couldnt stand the way i bleached my clothes/sheets/towels & everything else it came in contact with. So, I decided to get on another form of medication, after trying Doxycylene (made me sick & in my opinion did nothing for my face), differin (made me break out), and retin-A (made me break out even MORE!), I was finally given klaron(pm) & nicomide cream (am). I must say, that was about 2 months ago, and I couldn't be happier. I have be
  10. If you take your birth control while on your period, itt should lesson it. Its when you take the placebo pills is when you should have your period for a few days. The hormones trick your body into thinking its pregnant, therefore, you dont get a period while on active the pills. Just like if you skip the placebo pills & go right to your next pack, you won't get a period becuase of of the continuous intake of hormones (maybe some spotting due your body's confusion of skipping a period).
  11. yea, Apparently it has some sort of bacteria killing ingredient that helps with mild-moderate acne. I like it b/c I didnt break out more & my face doesnt look/feel dry!
  12. I've been on Klaron for about 3 weeks now & I must say, I like it alot. It doesn't dry me out at all. I am unsure as to how it compares to clindamycin, but I like the Klaron alot. I also have extremely sensitve skin and it hasn't made me break out at all! I would recomend it over retina-A or differin though ( both of which I've use and absolutely hated!) b/c theres not supposed to be a breakout period.
  13. My (old) derm told me that Duac is the generic form of benzaclin.....but she also later gave me differin & nothing else (big mistake). Duac/Benza just dried me out when I was using it ( no initial breakout). And they bleach everything they come in contact with, so be careful!
  14. Use the regular, the Lo isnt as effective becuase it has less hormones.
  15. I was on differin for a little over two months and it got worse each week. I have ultra sensitive skin and had mild acne before I started it. So I felt as though my face kept getting worse & worse becuase it was hardly bad to begin with, and after differin I started getting the big painful ones that I never had before. I didnt have the patience to keep using it to see if it would ever get better. So I stopped. But my skin is ultra sensitive & just didnt respond well to adaplene I g