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  1. Maxine958

    Adult Onset Acne On Chin

    Hi all, new user to this website. Looking for some advice on what to try next!! I never ever had acne as a teenager and then at age of 26 I suddenly developed blister like spots on either side of my mouth on my chin. Was initially diagnosed as a herpes infection but did not respond to aciclovir. Eventually diagnosed as acne and prescribed lymecycline. This controlled my symptoms for about 4 years and then suddenly stopped working. Over the last year and a half I have been prescribed minocy
  2. Hi, I am 21 year old female, suffered with acne as long as I can remember. The only time my skin cleared up completely was when I took roaccutane and had a clear spell of about 2 years, however the acne has recently come back. I went to the doctor complaining of other symptoms such as missed periods and depression, they sent me for tests to which I have now been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries. Could this be a new cause for a different type of acne? I have been prescribed dinette whi
  3. So I thought I'd start this Dianette journey with you guys! A little background. I've had moderate to severe acne throughout my teens, starting from when I was around 14. I am now 18 and have been on several topical treatments and antibiotics. I have a history of eczema which was almost completely eliminated due to using steroids on my face. Now it's only on the back of the bottom my head, but as a result of using the steroids, my skin has inevitably become very sensitive and thin. When I
  4. gkitten25

    6 Months And A Bit

    Hey, so as promised here is my monthly update for you all. It has been just about six months or maybe a little bit more since I started using Dianette birth control and differin to help with a really awful breakout and general terrible skin I was suffering from for about six months. I have keep weekly, then monthly blogs to help anyone else who is starting a similar course of treatment. I think I have mentioned in my previous entries that my breakouts stopped about the 2 and a half to 3 mont
  5. gkitten25

    7 Months

    Hey, so just checking in with my monthly update. Nothing new to note, month seven of dianette and differin. No breakouts, scarring still fading. Feel so much better with and without make up. I think it will take me a long time to get over my insecurities about my skin because my last breakout was the worst I have every had. This regimen is keeping me clear and giving my skin time to heal. I am hopeful that in a years time things should be even better, as I have heard that hyper pigmentatio
  6. tryingtoseethelight

    Maybe There's A Miracle In Dianette?!

    so it's been a while. i have some progress... tomorrow is my last day on the pill for month four! it's been so quick! anyway - what i wanted to say was those little spots died down eventually and my face is slowly beginning to clear up! i am happier than i have been - a bit more confident and my birthday is less than two weeks and i dont think i'll be that paranoid about the pictures! hallelujah! aside from the chin spot i got which i'm scared about because i think i feel another brewin
  7. chocolatebutton1986

    Day 0- Feeling Frustrated!

    Hi guys and girls! I'm 28 and have been suffering with acne on and off for over 10 years. I've attached some pics of my current outbreak. I've pretty much been on every medication available except Roaccutane. The only medication i've used in the past which has completely cleared my skin long term is Dianette. However my doctor will not prescribe me this anymore as I occasionally have migranes with aura and apparently this heightens my chance of a stroke. VERY FRUSTRATING My curren
  8. Hi im a 17 year old girl and ive had acne for the past 4 years but ive been getting spots since ive been 11. Its the usual story, ive tried everything including zinteryt, benzoyl peroxide, duac, lymecycline, tetracyline ( been on antibiotics for the past 2 years) and also differin cream and 3 types of birth control. My acne was never on my cheeks until i started using birth control and now its only gotten progressively worse. Ive tries microgynon which gave me headaches, the implant which made t
  9. Hey guys, I need some skincare advice as I am extremely upset with my complexion. I have always had clear skin up until March this year when I broke out massively, at the age of 22, I am talking twenty plus spots not one or two! Due to having anorexia for six years, I have never really had my periods regularly and I am still having them rather infrequently. I went straight to the doctors and I had blood tests done. My vitamins were all fine and my liver/gut both came back healthy however my
  10. gkitten25

    Week 12

    So 3 months mark of dianette and 11 weeks of differin. Not much difference to report, I did get one spot/blocked pore in my breakout area on my cheek, I burst it (I can't help myself). It kina scabbed over a wee bit and is now away apart from the redness. Stil have that blocked pore/cyst but though in the last day or two that it was maybe going down a bit. Chin is still very clear as is the rest of my face. I keep getting frustrated thinking I might be left with a couple of scars. but as ti
  11. clearskinjourney

    Dianette Diary

    After staying clear on Yasmin for 2 years, my acne flared up worse than ever 5 months ago regardless of the fact I was still taking my Yasmin religiously. Two months ago (almost) the docs and a private dermatologist changed me over to Dianette due to the Yasmin working so well for me the first time, however these hormones were no longer right for me anymore. I decided to make a log of my progress due to finding the logs of Dianette on here so helpful to read whilst I was waiting for my pil
  12. Hey! I'm female, 28, uk. Month 1 - 30mg per day Month 2 - 50mg per day (I think) Month 3 - 50mg per day Month 4 - 50mg per day Month 5 - 60mg per day (stopped 1 week early) I took overall around 125mg per 53 kg body weight over 4 months and 3 weeks. I'm 5 foot 6. I missed a few pills during the entire course if I stayed away from home and forgot to pack them so my total takes that into account. I pretty much grew up using this site and I always intended I would update again when I wa
  13. I want to share my success story since acne.org community really helped me through my tough times dealing with acne. Ive been on here for years and never wrote but i feel like now i owe to the community to share my experience and how I got rid of my hormonal acne. Short background story: Was acne free all my life until 20 years old. Started breaking out first comedonic acne on my forehead then my chin and then finally cysts on my cheeks. No one in my family had acne like that before so it was
  14. clearskinjourney

    Dianette For Acne

    Hello guys! Really hoping for some help on here of someone whos used Dianette for acne treatment Firstly, heres a little background story. Started to get mild acne when I was 16, so went straight to the docs and put on Yasmin. Worked amazingly for 2/3 years up till I was about 19 and had good skin throughout. However, at 19, my skin absolutely exploded with sore, scar causing acne. I was so confused as I was still taking my Yasmin religiously however the docs informed me that your hormones
  15. rachel1

    Coming Off Dianette

    I always had clear skin as a teenager with the odd breakout here and there but nothing that wouldn't fade away within a few days. When i turned 21 my skin took a nose dive. I was breaking out all the time and the spots were fairly resilient to treatments. I tried changing my diet, upping my water intake, but still no change. So I went to the doctor after id say about a year of battling this and was prescribed 12 months of Dianette. My skin took up to 6 months to fully clear but now its perfect..
  16. shutupelle

    My Dianette Journey

    So basically I have moderate acne which is concentrated on my cheeks and some on my forehead. I only had mild acne before I started using differin which wrecked my face and made my acne so much worse!! The doctor then gave me dianette and lymecycline to take. I am now starting pack number two of dianette and I'm having mixed results about it. My skin did get worse in the first month but some days I look at my skin and it's ok but then I breakout!! How long will it take for the dianette to wor
  17. Hi everyone! Need some acne buddies to chat to!!!! So i have been taking spiro for well over a year now, it seemed to be working but in the last few months I have been breaking out loads. I am taking 50mg, do you think i need to up this??? I have also started using epiduo at night. I am so desperate i have even started cutting dairy out cos i have read of quite a few people who have done that and it has helped. it's rubbish though, i am already craving a pizza!!! Just could do wi
  18. Hey guys, I have two questions for you: 1. Is it likely that the extremely dry lips I'm experiencing at the moment could be in any way related to the Dianette I'm taking? Has anyone else experienced this with Dianette or any other birth control? 2. Does anyone have any recommendations for a lipbalm that is really moisturising (my lips are currently in tatters) but that won't break me out? I tried the original Vaseline thinking that petroleum jelly should be non-comodogenic but unfortunat
  19. Hi everyone. This is my first post. I was put on Dianette after; Antibiotics, different Contraceptive pills, Topical creams etc did not work. I have had acne since I was 13 (now 21.) Acne has affected my life In such a bad way, I am so fed up now. After numerous doctors appointments I finally persuaded him to put me on Dianette, this was 7 weeks ago. Since then I have seen absolutely no improvement in fact I think they're getting worse. I have read online it usually takes up to 3 months to see a
  20. I had really bad acne and about 3 months ago my doctor prescribed me dianette contraceptive pill and zineryt topical treatment, now my acne has completely cleared up but my skin is still covered in red and brown acne marks where my spots were, it is not acne scarring where it is indented just marks where the spots once were, I went to my doctor and asked for Retin-a as I had heard it was good for acne scarring as it sped up cell renewal or something, the doctor said they did not have retin
  21. tanna23

    Weeks 13 - 14

    My skin went through a dry patch lately since I switched from my regular cleanser to a sulphur soap. But it's the regular dryness I get where I still break out. Anyway, as always I'm back to an oilier state. I'm a living oil factory. smh I also started taking my contraceptive pills again - it's ethinyl estradiol and cyproterone acetate (Krimson or Ginette where I live, Dianette in other places). I started taking them in 2010 for my menstrual problems, stopped because I was sick of taking an
  22. Kaelivia

    One Month!

    It's been a month! And in the past three days my skin has been a total rollar coaster. It felt like all of the spots on my face decided to pick up and move to my chin. I had twelve inflamed, under the skin nasty spots all on the right side of my chin. There were so many and they were so painful. But after an intensive course of steaming and hot compresses they all came to a head, were popped, and a liberal coating of honey was applied for most of the day. As of now my entire face is cle
  23. cantbecoping

    Dianette diary

    Hey guys! I wrote a piece about 2/3 weeks ago and looking back at it makes me so sad. It’s when I first started taking dianette and my skin purged so badly. I was getting spots in places I’d never had spots before and they were red, inflamed and angry. I put BP on one and woke up with an oozing crust the next day over my chin. It was so sad and so intense as I’m 20 now and have been on accutane twice, as well as dianette twice, but have relapsed after both. Accutane worked for the short term but
  24. tryingtoseethelight

    It's Been A While...

    Okay it's definitely been a couple of weeks since I have been on here but I have finally hit month 6 third day!!!!!! Changes, you ask? Hmmm, well, my face is now smooth. i get the odd little spot and i mean ridiculously little and the scarring is slowly beginning to lighten. I can wear make up, go out and feel pretty again but i wish that the scarring would disappear. i'm still on the vitamins, i am very careful with make up but i am beginning to feel happier in my skin. I can handle it
  25. pixielittle

    Acne Week #1

    Hello lovelies, So I've suffered with acne for about four years now and after countless treatments, this is how my face stands: I have spots/acne on my chin, lower cheeks and jawline, with the odd few on my forehead I have considerably bad acne scars on my chin and cheeks I have slightly enlarged pores on my nose and cheeks I have blackheads on my nose, although not too severe ​ I've recently found myself feeling really down because of my skin, and treatments that I'd been using had stopped