27 and have been battling Acne since I was 12. I have been on many prescripts and spent thousands,treated with Mino, tetra, doxy oral meds.Clindo,erythro,tazorac, retna-A and micro, gel benzole, pro active, and accutane. I was most pleased with treatment which lasted about three years of bliss.Tryed to go to my derm. Dr. and plead to try it again but to no avail. After a blood test found Effexor XR the right treatment. It has helped me so much with a new interest in life, not hiding in my home and dry heaving every time I stepped out of the house. I can talk to people now and not be afraid. I am so thankful.Right now I am using the tazorac with ivory soap and a mild toner for my face. I have 8 red-inflammed leasions on my face right now and darks scab looking reminders of the last flare(4).skin looks like I am 50,dry and wrinkly. My obbession with my face is ruining it, I try to strip the dry skin off and end up with skin tears that hurt and leave marks. I also drink lots of water, take omega 3, vit A fish liver oil, and steam my face once a week. I have whiteheads trapped as well. I just wish my derm dr. would see that I need a treatment that doesn't make it worse before it gets better and realise I might be a bit obsessive with my face, but to just help me so I can just feel better like I did those three years and stop this rollercoster ride. I feel good mentally and just want my looks and confidence to match. To be a whole person for once.