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03 Feb 2003

Skin problems
Hi there

I'm 32 years old and have been off the Pill for a year now (after being on for 14 years) and my skin (face/neck/back) is the worst it's ever been (breakouts of pimples). In the beginning I thought by body just needed to adjust but I see no improvement. I saw a skin specialist who prescribed Dalacin-T lotion - I use it every day in the morning and evening and it seems to help a bit as when I don't use it, my skin flares up again. I also run 3 times a week. What else could you suggest as I don't want to go back onto another contraceptive (he suggested Diane).

thanks !
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01 Jan 0001

Scorpio, the easiest would be to go back on the pill again as it does seem that your acne is hormone related. Another option would be to try something like Neo-Medrol® acne lotion. Good luck.
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