I have had acne for about 7 years now and nothing seems to work. I have tried topicals (Epiduo, Retin-A, Ziana, Benzaclin), antibiotics (Mino, Doxy), washes, and I am currently on Spiro which kept me clear but my acne seems to be coming back. Even though my acne is classified as mild-moderate, it is VERY distressing to me. My depression seems to be linked solely to acne/my skin. I'm so tired of feeling self conscious, feeling like I HAVE to put on makeup, and feeling this frustration when nothing seems to work.
One of my good friends is on Accutane and seems to be clearing up nicely. However, I'm afraid to even ask for Accutane because it is a serious drug and my acne is not classified as severe. But it's so distressing to me and I feel like Accutane is the only thing that could permanently keep me clear. Should I try and go on it? I don't even know if a derm would prescribe it to me since they may not think my acne is 'that bad'. But really, in my eyes, it's bad and I just really don't want to think about it anymore.