I know it's hard to hear, but if it's just a reaction from the medrol, then you just have to have patience. It can take up to two or three months for the acne to go away.
However, if you struggle with acne in general and it has just been made worse by the medrol, then I have one question for you: what gender are you? LOL.
I have a crap-ton of experience with adult acne: I had absolutely horrendous cystic acne as a teen, and a lot of it followed me into adulthood. I tried pretty much everything out there, both over-the-counter and prescript
ion, but the one thing that always worked best for me was birth control pills
. Not all of them work - there are only certain ones that will control acne, and some better than others. But the one I'm on right now works like MAGIC. I get *maybe* one very small blemish a couple days before I start my period, but other than that not a single zit EVER. Even if I go days without washing my face. It's amazing.
The other benefit to the pill is that since my period used to wreak absolute havoc on my UC symptoms, I got a pill that is meant to reduce both the frequency and intensity of my period. So now I only menstruate every three months, and when I do it is very light, only lasts about
three maybe four days, and I have pretty much no PMS or menstruation effects like bloating or cramping.
Pretty sweet deal if you ask me! I would be on this pill even if I never had sex again in my life.
Follow my story: ronnielee-fightingforit.blogspot.com
32-year-old single female (teacher)
10/4/12 - proctocolectomy / J-Pouch construction / loop ileostomy
Take-down scheduled December 11th
Dx mild/moderate UC 1995
Dx severe pancolitis 2011