Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:26 PM
So I just wanted to show everybody my story so you could either learn from my mistakes or learn what I learned as I continued through my acne adventure. So my acne started when I was in my sophomore of high school. It was very light/barely noticeable from then to the beginning of my 2012 summer. I used Proactiv and a bunch of those little acne products. The most they seemed to do was contain the acne and keep it from getting worse. I finally said screw it lets get this over with and went to my doctor and I tried a number of topical creams and antibiotics that didn't do anything. Then in the beginning of June, I took minocycline with retin-a. At first the medicine did nothing and then it would gradually get worse and worse. Now instead of having light acne, I have moderate to severe acne with some cysts. I just went to the doctor today and got prescribed Accutane and I will start it as soon as the results from my blood tests come back and my doctor approves it. I will try to give week by week updates so you can see how my body reacts to the accutane.
Good luck with all of your acne issues and just remember to be patient through your struggles. It will go away!
Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:31 AM
Interestingly, I was taking minocycline (solodyn) and retin-a (ziana) a few months ago and my acne also got WORSE also
Here's to accutane! Do your thing and work your magic!!
Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:52 PM
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:25 PM
Start Date: 10/12/13
Month 1 - October - 80mg Month 2 - November - 80mg Month 3 - December - 80mg Month 4 - January - 80mg Month 5 - February - 80mg Month 6 - March - 80mg
clear skin as of 6/30/14
Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:08 AM
I feel you. I was on solodyn and ziana prior to starting accutane and it didn't do SHIT. I agree, I think it may have even made it worse. They are both manufactured by the same company and I think they are in cahoots with the dermatologists, giving them kickbacks or something for prescribing them....I don't know. I don't think I've met a single person who has said they have helped. Not to mention they are hella-expensive! I hope you find a solution for your acne. Have you tried Bactrim? It really worked for me for a long while. It's inexpensive so it's worth a shot. Hang in there
I'm on solodyn and ziana topical for 7 weeks and its made my acne a lot worse. i now have BDD and it sucks just knowing that the medications I've been on doesn't work makes me sad and upset. Im considering accutane the next time i visit my derm.. i hope accutane works for you!
I just realized that I already said all this a while back. haha...Sorry for repeating myself.LOL
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