Re: Stopping the Pill & Acne???
Boy, these posts sure do bring back bad memories! I started taking the pill when I got married and thought I found the miracle drug that finally cured my acne. My skin was wonderful and I was like a different person! When I discontinued it for health reasons, I was shocked when my acne returned with a vengence! I could literally feel the oil oozing out of my pores and the breakouts were horrible. Well, for my sanity, I went back on it and right away, my pores seemed to shrink overnight, the oil stopped and my skin was beautiful again! A few years later I had to stop it to get pregnant and, of course, the same thing happened! It took me a few months to conceive, but when I did, my skin was fine. Unfortunately, here I am, at 50 years of age, and still suffering from this problem that has plagued me since I was 11. I hate to say it, but hormonal acne doesn't go away. My skin is bad again right now, and I'm so frustrated that I don't know what to do. I was suppose to go shopping tomorrow for a mother-of-the-bride dress for my daughter's wedding in October, and I cancelled because I don't want to look in the mirror while trying on these beautiful gowns. These are the feelings I had when I was a teenager and here I am at the age of 50 still wanting to stay inside and hide. This has totally ruled my life! If there is anyone out there who has this problem as an older adult, please let me know if you have found something that helps. I'm desperate!