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Is Accutane All That Is Left

05 May 2014 - 10:51 AM

So i have been dieting in some form or other for just over 9 months now. I have tried gluten free, carb free, low GI, no dairy, as little sugar as possible. I have tried liver supplements, b complexes, fish oils, probiotics, benzoyl peroxide, light therapy, vitamin d, meditating, herbal teas, saw palmetto & juicing,and still the acne is consistent. It is so hard trying to stay positive when everything virtually has little effect. I recently had one whole week without any new spots which was the first time in 9 years this had happened but then bam up sprouted 6 more and the cycle has begun again. I really do not want to try accutane and the thing that was stopping me is that my cholestrol was too high but i've recently had it tested and through my diet i have managed to half it from 9 to 5 ( the normal range is between 4 & 5). It feels like the only thing left is accutane as turning down meals, nights out etc etc for the sake of trying to keep my diet 'clean' for my skin is having little effect. I have also been on the regimen since January and whilst my skin is a little clearer it is still very red & inflamed and sore to the touch.

I live in the U.K. and we recently had around two weeks of sunshine and i made sure to have plenty on my skin and still no positive reactions. I'm really getting to the end of my tether in terms of treatments, what have i missed?!?! 

New Regimen

18 January 2014 - 05:03 AM

Day 2 of the regimen, using U.K. bought ingredients.. can only get 4% BP over here, using cetaphil cleanser and moisturiser. Very very sore and itchy, lots of new whiteheads today.. bring on the journey! eusa_pray.gif