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1st dermatologist appt today

BoldlyBoundless

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This is my first post on here but I've been reading from this website for about 6 months. I saw our family GP for moderate acne and we did a course of doxycycline 100mg and then I tried spironolactone because it was cheap and we thought it was hormone related. When both of those didn't work I was referred to a dermatologist, my appointment was today. 

I brought a list of everything I've tried including Epiduo, Clidamycin, OTC medicines, and more. She looked at my face for about 10 seconds, the  acne on my chest and back for 5 seconds. She immediately started talking about doxycycline again and I brought up some research I've done on accutane (isotretinoin). She dismissed it saying that she has to have "documented" proof that she's tried other medicines before jumping to accutane. SO the doxy and spironolactone courses I've taken weren't documented proof? 

After so much frustration and sadness she prescribed me Tazorac gel, doxycycline 150mg, and Avar wash for 3 weeks. If it doesn't work she said she would prescribe accutane 20mg for twice a day. 

 



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