Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Why Haven't You Gotten Help

18 posts in this topic

I see a lot of gloomy despair in these forums and I'm wondering if that's because the people suffering with severe acne are not getting the help they need under a dermatologists care.

Perhaps it's an issue of health insurance for those in the United States? Here in Canada seeing inflammatory acne out in public is not common as we have socialized medicine so everyone with an acne problems gets the help they need regardless of budget. Anyone with resistant acne just gets prescribed Accutane and then they usually clear up and it's really not a big deal after that.

I did Accutane when I was 15, and now at 24 my skin is fairly normal, granted I'm still acne prone but I only get a few pimples here and there that I can manage with a topical.

I'm wondering if most of you are not getting help? Acne is very treatable, accutane can give you a very long and successful remission. Are you not able to take the drug because of lack of insurance?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see a lot of gloomy despair in these forums and I'm wondering if that's because the people suffering with severe acne are not getting the help they need under a dermatologists care.

Perhaps it's an issue of health insurance for those in the United States? Here in Canada seeing inflammatory acne out in public is not common as we have socialized medicine so everyone with an acne problems gets the help they need regardless of budget. Anyone with resistant acne just gets prescribed Accutane and then they usually clear up and it's really not a big deal after that.

I did Accutane when I was 15, and now at 24 my skin is fairly normal, granted I'm still acne prone but I only get a few pimples here and there that I can manage with a topical.

I'm wondering if most of you are not getting help? Acne is very treatable, accutane can give you a very long and successful remission. Are you not able to take the drug because of lack of insurance?

2 people like this

photo-152109.gif?_r=1345837784?__rand=0.

GreenGables

 


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see a lot of gloomy despair in these forums and I'm wondering if that's because the people suffering with severe acne are not getting the help they need under a dermatologists care.

Perhaps it's an issue of health insurance for those in the United States? Here in Canada seeing inflammatory acne out in public is not common as we have socialized medicine so everyone with an acne problems gets the help they need regardless of budget. Anyone with resistant acne just gets prescribed Accutane and then they usually clear up and it's really not a big deal after that.

I did Accutane when I was 15, and now at 24 my skin is fairly normal, granted I'm still acne prone but I only get a few pimples here and there that I can manage with a topical.

I'm wondering if most of you are not getting help? Acne is very treatable, accutane can give you a very long and successful remission. Are you not able to take the drug because of lack of insurance?

I think you are just trying to help, but believe me, many of us have gotten more "help" than we need from dermatologists.

It is not that simple. I am so very glad that Accutane worked for you, but for many it is not the "magic" bullet it claims to be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tried waiting acne out, didn't work.


Dreams do come true.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

and accutane didn't work for me, it just sadly isn't that simple, one pill to cure all mankind of acne....it is for many and how wonderful for you that it solved everything

but for some of us accutane is contraindicated or just doesn't work...that path is much tougher and derms are of limited help, you need to be strong enough to find your own triggers and action plan, and it is HARD work.....so you get down, and this is the place for encouragement and new ideas with kindred souls

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see a lot of gloomy despair in these forums and I'm wondering if that's because the people suffering with severe acne are not getting the help they need under a dermatologists care.

Perhaps it's an issue of health insurance for those in the United States? Here in Canada seeing inflammatory acne out in public is not common as we have socialized medicine so everyone with an acne problems gets the help they need regardless of budget. Anyone with resistant acne just gets prescribed Accutane and then they usually clear up and it's really not a big deal after that.

I did Accutane when I was 15, and now at 24 my skin is fairly normal, granted I'm still acne prone but I only get a few pimples here and there that I can manage with a topical.

I'm wondering if most of you are not getting help? Acne is very treatable, accutane can give you a very long and successful remission. Are you not able to take the drug because of lack of insurance?

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see a lot of gloomy despair in these forums and I'm wondering if that's because the people suffering with severe acne are not getting the help they need under a dermatologists care.

Perhaps it's an issue of health insurance for those in the United States? Here in Canada seeing inflammatory acne out in public is not common as we have socialized medicine so everyone with an acne problems gets the help they need regardless of budget. Anyone with resistant acne just gets prescribed Accutane and then they usually clear up and it's really not a big deal after that.

I did Accutane when I was 15, and now at 24 my skin is fairly normal, granted I'm still acne prone but I only get a few pimples here and there that I can manage with a topical.

I'm wondering if most of you are not getting help? Acne is very treatable, accutane can give you a very long and successful remission. Are you not able to take the drug because of lack of insurance?

I think you are just trying to help, but believe me, many of us have gotten more "help" than we need from dermatologists.

It is not that simple. I am so very glad that Accutane worked for you, but for many it is not the "magic" bullet it claims to be.

3 people like this

Started acne.org regimen on August 11 2013


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see a lot of gloomy despair in these forums and I'm wondering if that's because the people suffering with severe acne are not getting the help they need under a dermatologists care.

Perhaps it's an issue of health insurance for those in the United States? Here in Canada seeing inflammatory acne out in public is not common as we have socialized medicine so everyone with an acne problems gets the help they need regardless of budget. Anyone with resistant acne just gets prescribed Accutane and then they usually clear up and it's really not a big deal after that.

I did Accutane when I was 15, and now at 24 my skin is fairly normal, granted I'm still acne prone but I only get a few pimples here and there that I can manage with a topical.

I'm wondering if most of you are not getting help? Acne is very treatable, accutane can give you a very long and successful remission. Are you not able to take the drug because of lack of insurance?

I think you are just trying to help, but believe me, many of us have gotten more "help" than we need from dermatologists.

It is not that simple. I am so very glad that Accutane worked for you, but for many it is not the "magic" bullet it claims to be.

Maybe try Accutane again then? It's very rare not to find some kind of remission after two courses of Accutane. Granted some people are just an anomaly but for the majority Accutane usually provides a steady state of remission.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why would someone go out of their way to lie on an internet forum about how many times they have taken Accutane?

For a matter of fact, why would someone who is supposedly cured on Accutane bother going around telling everyone else who wasn't cured on Accutane that they are liars? What are you doing here? You're cured, or so you say. What on earth are you doing on an acne forum? Do you just like making people feel bad about themselves for having acne?

7 people like this

photo-152109.gif?_r=1345837784?__rand=0.

GreenGables

 


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Honestly I think this post should just be deleted. Lovelorn... You're not helping, you're making things worse and just being rude. You're not a doctor and you can't generalize acne and accutane based off just your experiences. Millions of people suffer from acne and they're not all the same which means that there are many different cures, experiences, and situations. And yes... Why the heck would people be lying on this forum? It honestly makes no sense, and neither do you.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hahahaha wtf is your deal? Why would I lie about taking accutane?? I have taken it three separate times between the ages of 17 to 21 and it did very little to improve my skin. I live in Canada so with innsurace it was fairly cheap to take so yeah I can afford to take it!!! Just because accutane my have helped you DOES not mean it's a cure for everyone... Believe me I wish it was but it's NOT! So get a life and quit bashing everyone! Thank you bye!

1 person likes this

Started acne.org regimen on August 11 2013


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Accutane gives time for people to outgrow out of acne. If you don't then it will come back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

People DO in fact lie about taking Accutane when they really didn't, I have witnessed this before, maybe it's because they're just too scared or they feel that it won't work. The ones that fail Accutane are truly a medical anomaly and are not common amongst the general population of those that have completed a course of the drug.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

3hnd.jpg


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually per your post about people just needing to end their lives, you should be permabanned. :D If you don't have something positive to give, go away.

dry.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My Dr has told me that if at 34 I haven't outgrown my acne then it's part of me :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see a lot of gloomy despair in these forums and I'm wondering if that's because the people suffering with severe acne are not getting the help they need under a dermatologists care.

Perhaps it's an issue of health insurance for those in the United States? Here in Canada seeing inflammatory acne out in public is not common as we have socialized medicine so everyone with an acne problems gets the help they need regardless of budget. Anyone with resistant acne just gets prescribed Accutane and then they usually clear up and it's really not a big deal after that.

I did Accutane when I was 15, and now at 24 my skin is fairly normal, granted I'm still acne prone but I only get a few pimples here and there that I can manage with a topical.

I'm wondering if most of you are not getting help? Acne is very treatable, accutane can give you a very long and successful remission. Are you not able to take the drug because of lack of insurance?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites