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Hi All,

I have been on Tazorac for a total of 6 months now. For the first two months I used the cream .1% and then switched to the gel .1%. I also started taking Yasmin at about the same time. My skin really started to improve a little at the end of the 3rd month, and then again at the end of the fifth month. But now I'm breaking out all over again! My left cheek is somewhat decent, but my right cheek, chin/jawline, and forehead are terrible. They are those icky small red, pusfilled ones; on my chin those deep cystic painful variety. I heard your skin is supposed to improve tons after 6 months on Yasmin, but does anyone know when I should give up on Taz and try something else? I spent a year on Benzaclin, and a year on Differin. Neither did anything for me, but I stayed with them so long because I had so much hope. I used Benzamycin, and that took 9-10 months for my skin to clear, but then my doc wouldn't prescribe it anymore. I got a new doc and started all these new meds cuz I thought they'd work faster than the Benzamycin, but it's been 3 years now and only sporadic results! UGH! Is 6-8 weeks to see improvements realistic? Because I don't want to waste time and money on something that's not going to work, especially since I don't have insurance. I just get so frustrated after 12 years of acne! Thank you so much for your support!