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  1. My doctor put me on birth control (ortho-tricyclen) after my first period in middle school. Fast forward - clear skin for almost my entire life until I turn 19 and decide I don't need to be on synthetic hormones. Three months later, cystic acne all over my cheeks, jawline, and neck. Sound familiar? Straight away I go to the derm. Get put back on ortho-tri. I stayed on the ortho tri only to experience mediocre results, then moved onto yaz for three months which caused a literal facial explosion
  2. I'm on my 12th day of accutane and I'm on 20mg twice a day (40mg) around 3 days ago I started with two cystic pimples on the right side of my chin, both have begun to go down but now there's about 13 total pimples in that one area of my face. Could this be the initial breakout? And is it normal to only have the initial breakout in one localized spot? Anyone with a similar experience please comment!
  3. Im on day 20. Last 7 days have been hell. My face started to break out more than ever before and it was so painful too. Two days ago my face looked kinda good and I hoped that the IB was over but today I woke up with alot of new acne on my face. When my face is supposed to get better this is so depressing... My dose is low 20mg a day and i asked my derm about the IB and she said i probably wont get one because of the dose but here i am almost crying..
  4. I started using a exfoliating salicylic and glycolic face mask/scrub/cleanser about a week to almost 10 days ago.. and I love how its making the areas of my face that don't have a lot of clogged pores... but the areas that do are breaking out a lot.. I mean common sense tells me that I need to give this product ATLEAST a month before if I can tell that its working or not, and breaking out in only areas that normally would have blackheads/whiteheads seems to be a pretty good sign... What do you g
  5. Hi... I started using the gel Epiduo on September 10. It got rid if all the little zits I had on my chin and left cheek very quickly. I continued to use Epiduo once a day at night, using a small pea sized amount to the areas of my face. My face was very clear with only a little zit here and there for a month.. so I continued the epiduo treatment. Then 3 days ago, I suddenly break out with underground acne which turns into cystic acne the next day. They have spread all over my cheeks and my chin
  6. It has been more than 2 weeks of my accutane course, and somehow my left side of the face breakout tremendously. my skin is very dry which is normal, and the initial breakout made me uncomfortable going out, but right now it's the peak of my first semester in college sooooooooo....yeaahh. can't run away from classes and other stuff. All i wanted to ask is how long does the initial breakout last? the pimples are all sensitive and i think it's a cystic acne (huge bums with no head) Help!
  7. Hey, I'm 8 weeks and 2 days on Differin, and I've just been wondering a few things. First of all, I read the 'info about retinoids and initial breakouts' board, and from what I understand, the IBs are occurring because the retinoids help 'purge' impurities from your skin? If that is the case, then why isn't my entire face breaking out? I mean, not that I want that, this IB period (at least, I hope it's still IB period) is hell, but I am only breaking out in my cheeks (the reason why I am on D
  8. Hi so i started epiduo but I'm from Canada so its called Tactupump and i have slme general questions and open to any advice to anyone who used it. 1. How long did it take you to notice it was working? 2. How long did it take to reach the point of clear skin? 3. Did you experience an initial breakout? If so how many weeks in? 4. What kind of skin would you say this product is made for?