Hi this is my first post on here and its about accutane that im going to start taking!
I'm 17 and my acne is pretty bad, if had it for about 4 years now.. its gotten worse each year! I've tried everything else, topical creams, gels, anti-biotics, face masks, natural washes and creams, over the counter medication and creams etc and nothing has worked, if anything.. its gotten worse!
My friends and family tell me its not that bad but it really gets me down, its easy for them to say as they all have flawless skin.. Anytime I walk past a mirror I look at myself with disgust.. I used to be considered quite handsome and I was always really outgoing talking to everybody in my class and stuff but now I feel ugly and I dont even like leaving the house because of my skin. I know its not as bad as i think and i know it will go away eventually but its so hard when everyone around me has nice clear skin and im just left feeling like some kind of freak. It makes it worse because at the end of the month im going on a lads holiday with my mates and all im doing is worrying about my skin and how ill be the only spotty guy there, i should be excited but instead im worried!
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Anyways ive been rerefferd to my dermatoligist and im planning to start accutane at the end of the month.. i know itl get worse before it gets better and i know itl take some time to get better but how do i get through that? How will i be able to make the next 6 months not seem so bad and go faster?