So, this is my first post. I am a 22 year old female dealing with acne on my chin and cheeks. It all started a little over a year ago, and I've tried everything from topical gels to antibiotics like Doxicycline and Minocycline (spelling?) to combat it. I have dealt with depression my entire life, but being ashamed of my own face is a whole kind of sadness I would do anything to forget. I am so embarrassed, that when I have friends or men I'm dating stay the night I sleep with my makeup on. I know it is terrible for my skin, but it beats the paranoia that comes with wondering whether he is looking at my acne or not. I am especially concerned because a guy I have been dating is coming to visit, and will be staying at my place for the week. I feel disgusting knowing that I will practically be living in my makeup, but I refuse to let him see what my skin really looks like.
Anyway, I started my first trial of Accutane a month ago. I am now entering my second month and have yet to see any progress. I am looking for some encouragement as my depression is worsening and I am losing hope. This is my first time reaching out for help. If anyone can relate, I would love to hear your story.