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  1. I made an appointment with Dr. Geoffrey Redmond in NYC at the Hormone Center of New York. It will be a 4 hour drive for me. My appointment with Dr. Redmond is Monday, April 26th. I am going to have blood work done tomorrow locally and the results will be sent to Dr. Redmond. I have read a lot of good things about Dr. Redmond....
  2. I made an appointment with Dr. Geoffrey Redmond in NYC at the Hormone Center of New York. It will be a 4 hour drive for me but I am running out of ideas. I have been dealing with persistant acne since going off Ortho TriCyclene 3 years ago. I have since tried several different birth control pills and nothing seems to clear my acne like before I went off the pill. I have also tried a handful of topicals and ProActive. My appointment with Dr. Redmond is Monday, April 26th. I am going to have blo
  3. Do you know if he would prescribe spiro?
  4. Well I am getting ready to start my 3rd month of Cesia and I am still breaking out on my chin, upper lip and forehead... not huge pimples, but mostly a bunch of tiny raised whiteheads. I am going to try and finish out the 3rd month and see what happens. I am currently looking into having my hormones tested by my genocologist or and endocrinologist. On the bright side, the hot flashes have seemed to stopped.
  5. Does anyone know of a good Endocrinologist in Pennsylvania that deals with adult female hormonal acne? I live in Central PA and I am trying to find one who will do some hormone tests on me. I cam off birth control around 3 years ago after having clear skin for years and now I have been struggling for 3 years to get clear again. The bc pill doesn't seem to work like it used to and I have tried a few different kinds with no luck. Most of my acne troubles are on my chin. Any help is appreciated. I
  6. I don't know if Cesia is a monophasic birth control pill. It is a brand name for ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel. It is the same as Apri, Cyclessa, Desogen, Kariva, Mircette, Ortho-Cept, Reclipsen, Solia, and Velivet. I think once I get beyond the first few months, my body will get adjusted. Its just a frustrating process. Especially since I am almost 29 years old.
  7. 3 weeks ago I switched my birth control to Cesia (generic for Cyclessa). I was taking OrthoTricyclene for 2 years with results that were not that great. It kept me 85% clear but gave me terrible hot flashes on my face. Now I am on the week before my period on my first month of Cesia and my chin is loaded with new red bumps. Should I stick with this birth control? Has anyone had a similar experience?
  8. I stopped using my topicals (Cleocin Gel and Retin-a) a few weeks ago because I could not stand the redness and flaking skin. I just couldn't live a normal life. I couldn't go out in the cold for too long without my face turning red. And I couldn't be out in the sun for too long or my face would burn. Simple things like washing my face, wiping my mouth with a napkin, scratching an itch on my face would leave a red irritated mark and white flaky skin. My face is pretty clear from ortho tricyclen
  9. I went on Clindamycin and Retin-A Micro about a year and a half ago, and since then I have had problems with facial flusing. Never had this issue before. But it really bothers me because I have fair skin and it is noticable. It happens when I get too warm or embarrased. I feel this hot flush hit my cheeks and sometimes my ears and chin even gets red. Then it stays that way for a while, sometimes over an hour or so. Anyone else ever have that problem?
  10. Actually I have only been on Ortho Tri Cyclene for 3 months now and my skin is clear. I just get an occasional few pimples and its usually on my chin around my time of the month. I get other pimples on my cheeks and forhead, but they are just tiny red bumps that go away in a day or two. Not much to complain about. Most people probably can't even see them. Before Ortho, I was on the generic, Tri Sprintec, and I was not happy with it. I was on it for a year and a half before switching to the nam
  11. That's probably what I am going to have to start doing. Use Retin-A Micro every other night and keep using the Clindamycin, but only a very, very small amount.
  12. For anyone that has hormonal acne and is treating it with Birth Control, are you also using prescription topicals such as an antibiotic gel or retinoid? Or do you find that the birth control and a simple cleansing regimen keeps you clear? I am asking because I know I have hormonal acne. I am almost 28 years old. 2 years ago I went off my birth control to try to have a baby and within 3 months my face was full of acne. Mostly on the sides of my face, jawline and chin. I never had the baby and I
  13. I was using the clindamycin solution, the dabber w/ alcohol in it, and it was to harsh and drying on my skin. Told my derm, she switched me to the lotion form and I got some type of red bumpy rash on my cheeks. Now I am on the clindamycin gel form and it seems to be easier on my skin.
  14. I went off TriSprintec, another generic of Ortho tri cyclen, about 2 years ago and all was fine for about 3 months. Then I started breaking out all over my face, really bad. I went back on TriSprintec and some prescription topicals and I am pretty clear now except for a few pimples around my cycle. I am almost 28. I went off the pill to start a family, and now that I am back on it, I don't know when I might be able to get the courage to go off it again. Maybe I'm just not supposed to have kids