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Member Since 20 Aug 2007
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In Topic: My Skin Is Causing Me A Lot Of Anxiety

24 August 2014 - 06:53 PM

Sorry to hear about the anxiety you're having. I'm in the same boat. I start a new job in a week which is a little stressful but it also means I can start seeing a therapist for help.
I was wondering- did your psychiatrist want to prescribe you anti-depressants or did they think you could work it out without them? I'm curious because I think I have body dysmorhphic disorder but I'd prefer to not take anti-depressants right now. I'm hoping if I see a therapist they won't try to make me feel like I need to take anything to get better.

In Topic: Post Accutane

14 May 2013 - 09:56 PM

Yeah, I second using a retinoid for maintenance after your skin becomes less sensitive.  I did a really successful round of Accutane when I was 19 for pretty mild acne and a year later it started to creep back. But I don't mean to be discouraging- after Accutane I wasn't using anything on my face, not even a salicylic acid face wash or anything. I'm sure if you continue to take care of your skin then it won't come back. 

In Topic: Question For Adults That Took Accutane

17 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

Actually from what I've heard Accutane is more effective for adults than for teenagers. My derm has always said that 24 seems to be the magic age, meaning if you take Accutane after the age of 24 you are much more likely to be cleared permanently.  I took Accutane when I was 20 and I will be doing another round in a couple weeks- I'm 25 now, so I'm crossing my fingers that this is true!

In Topic: 26 Y/o Female On 3Rd Round

17 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

Glad to hear your derm thinks this round will keep you clear!

The reason I'm considering a third round is because I really half-assed my second course! It was a crazy time in my life and I only ended up taking about a third of the pills.  I certainly came nowhere near the cumulative dose so I don't think it had any lasting effect on me.  However, I was clear for over a year after ending it.

It's not too bad right now, but I don't have many other options since I'm already treating it hormonally and my skin is usually far too sensitive for topicals.  But I'm thinking I might as well try sodium sulfacetamide before Accutane because it seems to be pretty gentle.

Anyway, your skin looks great, congrats!

In Topic: 26 Y/o Female On 3Rd Round

16 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

Hey- it's good to hear of someone on a third round of Accutane. I've been considering doing a third round as well, but I'm nervous to take the plunge because it is the last time I can take it. Did your derm say this would have to be your last time as well or would you be able to go on it a 4th time?  I'm 25 but my derm said I might want to wait until I'm a little older because I'll have a higher chance of stopping it for good.  

Glad your last post was positive! I love and miss that feeling of being excited to wake up in the morning to clear skin!