I have been using BP for years, and tretinoin for about ten years. I've tried proactive too. More recently, I was on Doxy, but then switched to Minocycline three months ago. So frustrating to still be breaking out. I hate it. It taken so much from me over the past 17 years, which is more than half of my life! Its time to take the next step.
I've been going to my GP for the past few years, but now that I have insurance I finally can see a dermatologist. Today is Friday September 27, 2013 and I have an appointment to see the Derm on Friday October 1, 2013 to see if I am a "candidate" for accutane. I believe I am. While its not as bad as some of the cases I've seen online - it is definitely persistent and hasn't responded to other forms of treatment. It has also caused scarring - both physical and emotional. I'm have one more semester to finish law school and I know it has caused delays for me in reaching my goal of becoming an attorney. Who wants to have a lawyer with bad skin? Its terrible but I know people judge. I'm so sick of it. Sick of waking up and seeing it. Sick of dealing with it. Sick of obsessing over it. Sick of wishing for clear skin and never having it.
From what I have read, I have to my blood work done, get registered with iPledge, take the quiz and then I can get accutane. Since my Dr. is two hours away, I hope she will work with me and allow me to get it that same day. I know you have to wait 30 days if you are a woman with the potential to get pregnant, but thats not me. So I hope to start my accutane journey next month, and to be in starting my fourth month when I go back to law school in January. I'm thankful I have some downtown while I am on a leave of absence. i just hope and prey the Dr. will give it to me and won't make me try more topical and/or antibiotics.