Hi! I'm a new member in here and just signed up recently because I thought it would be the best place for me to share my experience with the dreaded acne as well as learn about other people's and ask for advices.
As a short background, I've had acne since I was like 14 and they were usually just one or two of them but they were painful cysts. Fast forward 5 years today and my face really has changed a lot - it is worse. For the past 3 years, my face would be almost clear during the summer time, get a couple of acne during fall, and it gets really really bad during mid winter until mid spring(huge cyst everywhere) and gets better during the summer again. But this year, it seems the cycle started off pretty soon, I am getting big painful cysts and in the T-zone where I get them most of the time.
I went to the dermatologist last April which he then prescribed me to take 40mg of doxycycline twice per day for two months. I think it worked well as my chin, which had a really widespread, swollen and painful acne infection gradually came down while taking it. But now, I'm having breakouts again and it really hurts my self-esteem as it always has. I could barely look in people in the eye while talking closely to them and I hate bright places and mirros. So I decided that I'm going to see the dermatologist this week and ask him to put me on accutane and hope for the best.
So I have a few questions for you guys. How much would accutane cost per month?(I'm in toronto) How long would I be put on it? The college I go to luckily states in their health insurance plan that they cover the cost of prescription drugs up to 80% including tane.
I apologize for the long post. XD Any comments/advice would be appreciated! Thanks a lot!
PS: Here is how my face looks right now