I am a 36 year old male from London.
I have had acne since I was 13. Been on Roaccutane 4 times, age 16, 20, 30 and now on a low dose of approx 10-20 mg per day dependent on how bad it is.
Between ages 20-30 I only really suffered from Folliulitis around jaw /neck and no real acne on Forehead. Since 2010 I have suffered terribly with ridiculosuly oily forehead and red spots under skin on forehead. I am nearly bald so it is more noticeable.
Having tried laser to no effect as well as epiduo, duac, etc I saw a new derm who put me on low dose roaccutane.
While the skin initially mainly cleared up, when I lowered my dose to 10mg every other day, the oil returned in full force and I suffered large breakouts again.
The Roaccutane is making me anxious and slightly depressed but I am worried that I will be even more depressed if I come off it and my acne and oily skin flares up again.
I am also suffering with a blocked right ear (Eustachian tube) and numb jaw/cheek which I believe is directly related.
I am at my wits end and don't know what to do/try next.
The only treatment other than roaccutane that worked in the past was Differin gel but that stopped working after a couple of years.
Any sensible ideas, please ?