I started getting cystic acne when I was 14years old, tried all sorts of antibiotics but gave up as they never worked. I tried to manage it through suntanning, diet, skincare products, vitamins but to no avail. Accutane is my last hope. I struggle daily in methods to hide my shoulders and back in attempts to avoid the embarrassment.
I get cystic acne on my shoulders, down my back, butt, hips, jawline, hairline, neck. I get alot of blind cystic that sit under the skin most of the time and they would be about the size of a 20cent piece. When they burst under the skin I end up with a dried out blood patch on my bad. On other occasions they must get so painful i scratch them during the night while asleep.
Also I get pimples on my face occasionally and blackheads just randomly everywhere.
I use dermeze as a body wash and face wash.
I train in the gym 6 times a week and I have a very strict diet of eating clean in which only organic fruit/veg, hormone free meats.
I drink 3litres of water a day, and dont drink alcohol.
I'm nearly 28 and Im so sick of having this condition, so decided its time to nail this on the head once and for all.
My skin condition I believe is genetic as both my brother and my father have incredibly bad skin.
Im on day 3 of Roaccutane (so they call it in Australia) 10mg per day.
Bought some jojoba oil and a jojoba oil lip balm in preparation for the side effects.
Attached is a picture of my back.
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Hears hoping to a drug that will give me some relief.