I am 37, I eat healthy, exercise 3x week and am in very good health. I have had acne all of my life. At 26 I did two rounds of Accutane, which cleared my T-zone and chest/back acne. Now I have persistant and large acne on my cheeks and jawline, including cystic acne. The acne is ever present and not just once a month. My current dermo (not the one who proscribed Accutane) tells me that it's hormonal (I believe this) and that I will just have to deal with it for the rest of my life (I don't want to accept this). She does Cortosone injections on occasion for the cysts because I cannot, for the life of me, leave my face alone. Because I am ruining my skin, I asked my Gyno if I could be put on a low-dose birth control pill in addition to my IUD (Mirena) and she said no. She also said that my acne could be worse because of the IUD. (For the past 2 mos. I was also on Methyltesto 2.5 mg, but I am stopping immediately because I think this is a culprit). It is hard to tell whether my acne is worse with the IUD (in about a 1 yr. now) bc for the 5 years prior, my hormones have been in flux due to infertility treatments (approx. 1 yr., 2x), having 2 babies and breastfeeding each for 1 yr. I am now done with all of that. I am spending a lot of money on acne products but the problem persists. Could you please tell me a) do you have any thoughts on whether I should take out my IUD? I'd rather not bc I am terrified of having more kids but I will if it will solve the issue, 2) can a dermo do anything for me? I'll seek out a new dermo if it would not be a waste of time and money; 3) do you know whether there any vitamins that I could take to help the problem? (take Cerapholin now, which is a B12, B6 and Folic Acid combo) and 4) are there any otc products that you recommend for treatment of this particular type of acne? I am currently using Dermologica products for cleansing and clearing, to no avail. Thank you for your time and consideration of this issue. -D.