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Acne Journey

JohnPatrick72

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Thought i'd start this again, my first blog post felt a bit formal! So basically im 17 years old, male, and have pretty severe acne on my cheeks. I've had acne for about 3 years now but only since last september has it got so severe. I am currently taking Doxycycline antibiotics and also using Duac once daily gel, but improvement is minimal. What's worse is that I have been diagnosed with Bells Palsy, and so have to take a high dosage of steroids for another week or two, which make me physically tired and maybe more depressed then I've been in a long while. Haven't been to school this week because of the Bells Palsy as I can hardly function on these drugs, but not having to worry about going out with my acne has been decent. I'm literally at my wits end. I was meant to be referred to a dermatologist where I was told I could receive roaccutane treatment, however that is no longer possible for the next few weeks because of the high dosage of steroids I am on, which the doctor tells me could make my acne worse, great! I'm so self conscious when it comes to my acne, even when i'm alone I wouldn't look into a mirror in bright light because it just reveals the extent of my acne, and so I just stay in my room so much of the time. I just pray this gets better over time, and i'll make sure to update my blog whenever I can, any questions/advice are welcome :)



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Well roaccutane(accutane) is the best medication and tratment for acne,here is the best part , it never fails,always word, just sometimes it takes like 3-4-5-6 mouths to see efects.

I`m on Day 8 and i can tell you that my acne is much worse now , and I`m glad because I know It`s working , and It`s working pretty fast ,so yeey .

In this time , or this summer i will stay just in home, in my room , locked.

But when the school starts again , on my face will be some improvment so I will be happy.

My acne is very bad.

Stay positive!

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Yeah my doctor described it as the 'rolls royce' of acne treatment, so can only assume that it works. Need to learn from your mentality, you seem so positive, i'm hoping to be in a similar position as you so I can get clear by next school year on roaccutane. I've heard that it gets worse before it gets better, so if your getting the worst of it in only 8 days it must be working for you!

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Yes, it`s true!It`s getting worse first , and mine It`s getting worse , and I`m kinda happy witch is kinda wierd .

I followed 10 mouths of antibiotics , I olso took doxycyline 1 pill per day , didin`t work.

I used benzoil peroxide for 2 mouths , and didin`t work.Everything i tried it failed.

But with this medication , I didin`t heart one guy to say: "It didin`t work for me" , because I know it will work , all I need is time.

Luckly it`s summer time so I don`t need to get out of home.

It will work for you too ,don`t worry.

Tell me when you are starting the tratment so we can swap words and stuff about it , it will be fun ^.^.

Best of luck Patrick!

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