Hi, I'm a 21 year old female and would like to share my experience with acne treatment, so that people out there don't give up hope.
I went to the GP when I was 17 because I could not get rid of my spots, and they gave me oxytetracycline on a repeat prescription, with Isotrex gel. This worked fairly well for a few months, but then stopped working so I gave up.
In January this year I went back to the GP because my skin was awful again. This time they gave me Lymecycline with Epiduo. This caused my skin to burn and peel and be awfully red, but it seemed to improve. After around 3 months my skin was generally clear. After a further 2 months my skin was perfectly clear, and previous scars I had were fading with the Epiduo.
After 7 months on the Lyme, the doctor said it was time to stop and see if my skin could cope with just the Epiduo. That was around a month ago and my skin has never looked better. I'm using Bio-Oil to boost the scar healing, and this hasn't caused any breakouts.
I'm also on the generic version of Yasmin (Lucette) and have been for about a year. This is probably helping my skin too - it's fairly cheap so if you're on the contraceptive pill and want to give it a try just ask your doctor.
Don't give up hope!
Has yours come through yet?