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And so the journey begins...



Hey everyone! I'm brand new here. (I just joined today) I'm 15 years old, have strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes and love to hang out with friends, watch scary movies, dance and laugh. I have been suffering with acne since I was 9 years old and I have been seeing a dermatologist since age 10. I have tried so many products I lost count. I'll just go through what I have been on within the last two and 1/2 years. Okay here it goes... Benzaclin, Differin, Solydin, Doxycyclin, Aczone, Acanya, Minocycline, Tazorac cream & gel, Amoxicillin, Clindamycin, Retina A... and I started out with a few others in 7th grade but I can't remember what they were called. Anyway, my Acne isn't THAT bad. I have almost no scaring and only moderate acne. BUT I have tried millions of products and nothing has even done so much as to budge it. Within the last year an a half I have also been cursed with the most oily skin on the planet. I know lots of people say they have oily skin, but it is probably NOTHING in comparison. No matter what I do, how much I wash, use oil absorbing sheets or powder my face it NEVER goes away. Anyway, on my last visit to the Dermatologist (I practically live there) My dermatologist decided it was time to go on Accutane. Of course I was kind of freaked out because I have heard of all the nasty side effects, but excited at the same time. (My dad went on it at 17 and hasn't had acne since) So because of the whole ipledge crap she had to put me on birth control first. Which is sort of ridiculous since i am NOT sexually active nor do I plan to be anytime soon. But whatever its procedure I guess. So she prescribed YAZ and I have to take it for 6 to 8 weeks before she can give me accutane. I will be taking my 3rd pill tonight. So I have to wait a few weeks before I can start it. I will be posting pictures and I'll update whenever I can. I will also update you on how Yaz is going, since my dermatologist said some people's skin clear's just from using birth control. Anyway, I'm nervous but really excited to start accutane! xoxo -Haley

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