Getting so many breakouts again Watch

Anonymous #1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
I'm now 20 and still getting breakouts. I found the courage to go to the doctor about a year ago. My doctor put me on Oxytetracycline (he said a lot of GPs don't prescribe this anymore but he stated he likes it because it rarely has side affects). I was very happy with the results I was getting but, of course, they have to be careful with Antibiotics because of becoming resistant to them etc..

I was then referred to the dermatologist who is 1 hour away from me. First time around they said to stay on the tablets (but he stated that he didn't like those tablets as they're not the most effective) and they also gave me 2 face creams (which of course is fine). He told me to consider Accutane (which I thought was quite extreme) and gave me a leaflet about it all.

During the process, they kept discharging me for no idea whatsoever, as at that time I was taking my medication and doing everything they said but they kept accusing me of not turning up to appointments, and I always did. Told my GP surgery and they didn't care.

2nd time around I went to see them and she said I should come off Oxytetracycline and go onto Lymecycline (which I was told is in the same family of the other tablets as they are Tetracycline). However, when I got home I looked at the side effects and they were much more serious than the Oxytetracycline. I didn't take them (which may have been a mistake now) and I haven't heard anything from the dermatologist for ages, so I assume they have probably discharged me for like the 100th time!!!

A year down the line, so now I am getting breakouts again. Still doing the face creams but the tablets are no longer on my repeat prescription. I have no idea whats going on. I feel embarrassed about going back again but its really starting to knock my confidence once again!
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Report 1 year ago
What does your skincare look like? And your diet especially? I found that high glycaemic foods like white bread, pasta, white rice and also sweets and chocolate etc make me breakout because they lead to high levels of insulin being produced at a short period of time and inflammation to occur which can trigger acne. Cutting out dairy from my diet also helped. Lately ive been consuming dairy and im getting breakouts again. Try chaing your diet for even a week and see what happens.

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