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Surfgirl9005

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  1. I'm pretty sure it's 10%. It's definitely one of the higher doses. I went back in a month after I started and my doctor couldn't believe how much better my face looked. I'd say it took about 3 months to completely clear up.
  2. I'm 24 and dealt with moderate to severe acne off and on for about 7 years. I finally saw a GOOD dermatologist and my acne cleared up! I get compliments on my skin all of the time. My skin was so bad that they wanted to put me on Accutane. I refused and we started other treatments and within about a month and a half it was noticeably better. Prior to seeing the derm I had tried EVERYTHING. I tried almost all of the different face washes, masks, oral antibiotics, and topical medicines. I even exp
  3. I just wanted to write and tell everyone suffering with acne to hang in there and to keep seeking the right treatment. I had moderate to severe acne for a while and I finally saw a GOOD dermatologist and my acne has cleared up! I get compliments on my skin all of the time. My skin was so bad that they wanted to put me on Accutane. I refused and we started other treatments and within about a month and a half it was noticeably better. Prior to seeing the derm I had tried EVERYTHING. I tried almost
  4. Yeah, my acne is exactly the same. Every once in a while I'll get it on my forehead but my chin, jaw, and cheeks have been the worst. I'm going to make an appointment tomorrow with an endocrinologist just in case. I think one might be worth seeing anyways even if the derm is willing to entertain the idea that my acne might be hormonal just to see what is going on with my hormones. Thanks for your input! BTW I've heard that spiro can have some bad side effects. How have you been doing with it?
  5. Alright, well after almost a year of being on various antibiotics and using a topical treatment with no help, I have come to the conclusion that my acne is hormone related but wanted to get other people's opinions. Here's a little of my background. When I was a teenager I had acne and went on tetracycline which did help some. Went to college, started on BC because of irregular periods and acne started coming back worse. From that point I took several different BC's trying to find one that didn'
  6. I don't know....I'm actually starting to think that my acne is hormonal at this point. Maybe i should be seeing an endocrinologist instead. My gyno diagnosed me with PCOS about a year ago, so maybe it has something to do with that.
  7. I don't know....I'm actually starting to think that my acne is hormonal at this point. Maybe i should be seeing an endocrinologist instead. My gyno diagnosed me with PCOS about a year ago, so maybe it has something to do with that.
  8. Well I made an appointment to see a derm this coming Thursday. I just really don't want to go on any more medicine or anything. I remember dating a guy a few years ago who was on accutane and he HATED the side effects. He had really really bad cystic and nodular acne though. However, he's still clear to this day, so who knows...maybe it's worth a try. My skin wasn't this bad before I started using the Tretinoin cream about a week ago. Maybe it's an IB? Anyways, guess I'll see what the derm has
  9. Well I made an appointment to see a derm this coming Thursday. I just really don't want to go on any more medicine or anything. I remember dating a guy a few years ago who was on accutane and he HATED the side effects. He had really really bad cystic and nodular acne though. However, he's still clear to this day, so who knows...maybe it's worth a try. My skin wasn't this bad before I started using the Tretinoin cream about a week ago. Maybe it's an IB? Anyways, guess I'll see what the derm has
  10. Well I am relatively new to the message boards. I have been reading them for the past week or so, and this is my first time posting. I have basically struggled on and off with acne since I was about 15 or 16 and am now 23. I am posting a couple pics to get some opinions on exactly what type of acne I have. I don't have a lot of whiteheads or blackheads, it's mainly just red bumps and what I think are scars. I have started using tretinoin cream 0.05% about 5 days ago along with olive and green te
  11. Well I am relatively new to the message boards. I have been reading them for the past week or so, and this is my first time posting. I have basically struggled on and off with acne since I was about 15 or 16 and am now 23. I am posting a couple pics to get some opinions on exactly what type of acne I have. I don't have a lot of whiteheads or blackheads, it's mainly just red bumps and what I think are scars. I have started using tretinoin cream 0.05% about 5 days ago along with olive and green te
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