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Accutane Considerations? (Derm Appt. In 5 Days)

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Okay, so I have a derm appointment in 5 days and I'm seriously considering accutane. Right now my doctor has me on Clindamycin and Differin and several moisturizers. (I've also been prescribed Minocycline and Tretinex before)

There really hasn't been any noticeable change in my acne for a number of months, but my skin is unbearably dry and flaky.

Every time I go to her, however, all she says to me is, "The acne and blackheads are nearly all gone. The redness will go away soon."

None of the redness has gone away and I still break out. Also, my back is horrendous, but she wont even bother trying to help me on that.

This lack of change is throwing me off. I still continuously have to wear heavy foundation to cover the redness and bumps.

So with this in mind I've decided to consider going on accutane, but my main worries are her not prescribing it to me (She doesn't seem open to discussion on my treatment) and the dry skin.

As my skin is already super dry I have doubts if I'll be able to deal with the dryness. (I'm using basic cetaphil and cerave moisturizers right now.)

Has anyone here gone on Accutane who already had really dry skin? What will it be like?

Also, do you think I should get a second opinion from another doctor?

(Note I mainly have a couple of whiteheads, occasionally small cysts, and papules. I usually get them on my chest, face, and very badly on my back.)

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Okay, so I have a derm appointment in 5 days and I'm seriously considering accutane. Right now my doctor has me on Clindamycin and Differin and several moisturizers. (I've also been prescribed Minocycline and Tretinex before)

There really hasn't been any noticeable change in my acne for a number of months, but my skin is unbearably dry and flaky.

Every time I go to her, however, all she says to me is, "The acne and blackheads are nearly all gone. The redness will go away soon."

None of the redness has gone away and I still break out. Also, my back is horrendous, but she wont even bother trying to help me on that.

This lack of change is throwing me off. I still continuously have to wear heavy foundation to cover the redness and bumps.

So with this in mind I've decided to consider going on accutane, but my main worries are her not prescribing it to me (She doesn't seem open to discussion on my treatment) and the dry skin.

As my skin is already super dry I have doubts if I'll be able to deal with the dryness. (I'm using basic cetaphil and cerave moisturizers right now.)

Has anyone here gone on Accutane who already had really dry skin? What will it be like?

Also, do you think I should get a second opinion from another doctor?

(Note I mainly have a couple of whiteheads, occasionally small cysts, and papules. I usually get them on my chest, face, and very badly on my back.)

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How bad is your acne? My derm described mine as moderate-moderate/severe, and on my first appointment she mentioned accutane. I didn't want to do it right away, but I decided on it the next month. I'll be on it in less than a month. If your acne is mind I can see why your doctor didn't mention it. But if it is severe, get a second opinion of you want.


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