Going on Accutane has been a big deal for me. I have been proposed the idea by my dermatologist before, but I was too hesitant and decided to try every other method before considering going on Accutane.
So my acne started somewhere around 13 years old, and I am now 21.... so yeah its been quite some time. I have hormonal acne, and it doesnt help that over the years I have developed a bad habit of popping by breakouts (bad.. bad.. I know...).
I have given so many things a good try but nothing has been successful.
In regards to face washes I've tried: Clinique 3 step system, ProActive,AcneFree, Sulphur Soap, REN clay cleanser, Cetaphil cleanser, and any of the neutrogena face washes
In terms of topical gels: Differin, Tactou, Clindoxyl
In medication/oral-administered medication: antibiotics, Diane35 and TriCyclen Lo
And then in an attempt to try the hollistic method, I saw a Chinese naturpath-type doctor who prescribed me special herbal teas to drink which were suppose to target and control my hormone levels. This worked for a bit.... but then the acne came back.
And so not long ago, I finally said ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and started researching everything I could about accutane and just really put into persective all the potential side effects.
So with talking to my dermatologists and different things I had to to (blood test, pregnancy test, etc.) I have finally been prescribed Accutane...........AHHHHHHHH.