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Im scared i wont get accutane.

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I saw a post like this earlier but im not sure where it went so sorry for making a new one.

i started getting acne about 2 years ago and im now 15, since then i went to the doctor and he prescriped me

Eryacne spot treatment, differin and doxycycline

after being on that for about a year it suddenly stopped working and he then put me on keflex (something like that)

it didnt work at all so he sent me to a derm.

while waiting for my derm appointment we went to another GP that specialised in skin but wasnt yet a derm. He put me through a series of blue light treatments and erythromycin aswell as differin. but reccomended that i go to a derm aswell.

so my derm appointment is about a month away and i would REALLY like to get on tane even though my acne isnt nearly as bad as some on this site i just cant really stand it. my dad is on roaccutane for life (10 mg a day) but has it in cycles so he can give his body a break. Im not sure what his condition is though.

My specialising GP wrote a referrial to give me accutane but the thing is. Differin and erythromycine have been working quite well reducing the amount of acne by about 70% or so.. so im just worried that i might not get the accutane when the time comes.

Do you think with the refferal note and my dads acne history that it will be enough to get accutane even if i have relatively clear skin?

Im sorry for the long post though :) thanks for reading.

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Woah you dad on roaccutane for life? That is nuts!! Well anyways I would suggest telling your derm you have tried numerous products but still very acne prone. Or you can just beg for it! Start crying and they'll give it to you for sure!! :dance:

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Do you think with the refferal note and my dads acne history that it will be enough to get accutane even if i have relatively clear skin?

Yes! :dance: That should definitely help. What I would do (and I'm not saying you should) is stop taking everything you're on now to make the acne worse. But I'm paranoid that way. (I stopped the DKR 8 weeks before my derm. apt.).

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yeah i feel sorry for my dad haha. and i still have some doxycycline pills so if i start taking those two weeks before my derm appointment i might flare up before them... but i probably wont do it cuz its dangerous and could lead to scarring.

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