I have finally reached this stage of getting my hands on Accutane... I so want to finally begin my path to clear skin and start my life. I have such low esteem, I say no to social outings, I struggle to look people in the eye, my entire headspace is filled about thoughts of my skin.
A little info about me: I'm 17 turning 18 this year, Asian, female, from Australia. My height is 168cm and I weigh 50kg or 110lb. The derm has prescribed me 10mg of Oratane 3 times a week.
I eat very healthily and naturally.
EXTREMELY oily skin. I have had really persistant acne since I was 12 and has fluctuated in the time I've had it, ranging from mild to moderate to severe cystic. Right now my skin is at one of its worst times. I have a little bit of acne on my back, chest and neck.
Other things I have tried:
- Every acne fighting skincare product under the sun (Neutrogena, Garnier, Clearasil, Clean&Clear, Proactiv, you name it). This was when I was 13 and didn't know any better so naturally, I went out and bought every single acne product in sight. Then I realised Salicylic acid was hopeless.
- Dan's regime. Faithfully stuck to it and followed it meticulously for a few months but I could not handle the flakiness and my cystic acne had not improved.
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Epiduo (adapalene/benzoyl peroxide topical gel)
- Minocycline. Have been on several cycles of this and worked quite effectively but the acne came back not too long after. My last bout of Mino was a month ago and had no effect whatsoever, which leads me to think that I have grown resistant to it.
I will edit and update this as I go, if I want to add more details that might be helpful to know.
Edited by scarface17, 23 May 2012 - 01:07 AM.