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Okay guys I'm new to this and it feels effin good to get this stuff off my chest. I'm a 16 year old skater so I'm not used to talking to my buds about this stuff. I started getting acne at Christmas. I mean I used to have a couple small pimples every now and then starting in 8th grade. But now in 10th grade it got alot worse. I have 2 pustules right now, and a couple small pimples, and maybe 7 red marks that are I guess scars. It's not horrible but it's noticeably unattractive. I used to Rick the whole skater guy long hair thing and date girls alot. Well now my self confidence is shit. I can't even look my girl in the eyes. Well that's the getting to know me part. Now my medicine. I went to the derm about 3 months ago for my first appointment. He prescribed me tetracycline twice a day. Benzoyl cream wash in the morning. Then at night I use cerave hydrating wash, let it dry then put on tretitonin or retin A. Well now 3 months later, it didn't really get worse but the scars started to build up cuz of breakouts. So I went back cuz I'm not clearing up. And last week he put me on acanya. So I wash with cerave let dry, then put acanya. It's making my face peel like a bitch. Then at night I wash let dry and put retin A. So well see how it works out since I'm only a week into it. Well my derm told me something else too... If it isn't cleared up in 3 or 4 months he's gonna put me on accutane. So I go back in 3-4 months. But I've seen the results of accutane and I wouldn't mind doing it... So you guys should totally comment and stuff I like to chat :]


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I know how you feel. I have been dealing with acne since I was 9. I've been to every derm there is, tried every treatment available, took accutane, blah blah blah. Accutane worked for a while, but then they came back. And it sucked because you can't drink and your face peals like crazy. So for me it wasn't worth the money spent. Maybe it will work for you....I finally came across a doctor who told me my problem was hormonal and another story begins...I know it messes up your self esteem and it sucks to have to look at people...since you only want to hide from the world. But we have to keep living..so fuck it!

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