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Hi there everybody,

I'm 22, oriental, and have moderate acne.
I went on Accutane about 1 and 1/2 to 2 years ago.
The Accutane worked very well - clearing me about 90%.
However, after about a year or so, the acne has come back.
Oh no!!!!!!
It is not as bad as before, but it's still so depressing - arrrggh.
What are my options now?
My clindoxyl (clindamycin) and differin cream doesn't seem to be helping things much.
What choices do I have?
Has anybody experienced the same problem and found a solution?
I'm thinking of trying oral antibiotics (Spiro, Doxycycline or Tetracycline).
I can't take birth control pills (Diane 35 or Ortho) because they make me nauseous 24/7.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
My dermatologist appointment is not until October 29 - what do I do until then?
Hey everybody,

Thanks to everybody for your suggestions.
I have been trying to eat healthier, and my skin has improved slightly.
I think my acne may be hormonally related (unfortunately I cannot take Diane or Ortho), so when I see my dermatologist, I'll ask him about it.
I would really like to try Spiro - see if it makes a difference.
Thanks [I]chi33[/I], I just called my derm and I found an appointment 2 weeks earlier!
This support site has helped tremendously, in terms of the emotional drain acne causes.
Thanks a bunch.





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