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people should be told their options.

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im so annoyed with myself that i didnt start roaccutane sooner.

i put up with 2 years of getting fobbed off with stupid antibiotics from my gp... all it took for me to get a referal to a derm was for me to sit in my gps office and say "right im sick of this, are you going to do something helpful" referral done. if seeing a derm isnt that big a deal, then why was i not given the option to sooner??

i never thought about the fact that i could have rung the derm office and got an appointment myself... because i didnt even know there was a derm office... cause my gp never said anything about it.

now my cheeks look like orange peel because i have that many scarred pores... i feel really angry, why are people with acne not given all the options first, then they can make a descision for themselves on which route they want to go down.

when i first went to my gp about my skin, if he'd said to me "right there are lots of different antibiotics/topicals i can prescribe, or i can refer you to a derm who is specialised in this area". i probably would have taken antibiotics off him first whist waiting for a derm appointment,my skin would have got sorted out sooner and i may not have the scars i have today.

my point, people should be told about the options they have.

im pissed off :confused:

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I agree with you.... but I also think the BP should be banned hahaha... only because it made me a crazy person because it gave me wrinkles too... I DONT CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS BP CAUSES WRINKLES... I AM LIVING PROOF!!!!!!! I wish I had never touched the stuff... but it's what my derm first prescribed for me.... then I went on the regimen... it was only when I went back in tears with scars and wrinkles that my derm though I shoudl go on accutane... I didnt go on it though cause I was scared of getting more wrinkes from the dryness... so now I am stuck in a rut... dont know where to go... I wish doctors woul list all the options for you as well... I aslo think that doctors should tell patients that BP CAUSES WRINKLES!!! GAHHHH!!! I'm SO MAD ABOUT THAT :cry::evil:

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Yeah BP gave me some bad fine line by my mouth.. luckily its almost all disappeared now but that was after moisturizing that area/using jojoba oil/alpha hydroxy's in that area.

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Aahaha OMG I just realised that why I have this one wrinkle by the side of my mouth, its because I had a couple zits there a while ago and kept using BP on them :lol: I AM 18 AND I HAVE WRINKLES AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Aahaha OMG I just realised that why I have this one wrinkle by the side of my mouth, its because I had a couple zits there a while ago and kept using BP on them :lol: I AM 18 AND I HAVE WRINKLES AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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im so annoyed with myself that i didnt start roaccutane sooner.

i put up with 2 years of getting fobbed off with stupid antibiotics from my gp... all it took for me to get a referal to a derm was for me to sit in my gps office and say "right im sick of this, are you going to do something helpful" referral done. if seeing a derm isnt that big a deal, then why was i not given the option to sooner??

i never thought about the fact that i could have rung the derm office and got an appointment myself... because i didnt even know there was a derm office... cause my gp never said anything about it.

now my cheeks look like orange peel because i have that many scarred pores... i feel really angry, why are people with acne not given all the options first, then they can make a descision for themselves on which route they want to go down.

when i first went to my gp about my skin, if he'd said to me "right there are lots of different antibiotics/topicals i can prescribe, or i can refer you to a derm who is specialised in this area". i probably would have taken antibiotics off him first whist waiting for a derm appointment,my skin would have got sorted out sooner and i may not have the scars i have today.

my point, people should be told about the options they have.

im pissed off :confused:

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I agree. I don't by any means think accutane should be handed out freely, but it's not right that many dermatologists and doctors are prepared to give someone it only after you've literally fought them for it or switched around through different derms. I can understand them wanting to try other things first, as it's better not to have to resort to roaccutane at all, especially if it's only mild and there's a good chance of clearing it up by other means first before trying other methods. But when you've been given endless pills and creams, and antibiotic after antibiotic for so many years, it gets to that point where you start to think 'enough's enough'.. & why don't you actually do something to help me instead of wasting my time? after all, if we're informed of the risks then why can't we choose what we want to put into our bodies?

I think I was quite lucky to get on roaccutane as soon as I did, and my derm was one of the few derms who actually do seem to care for their patients.. but it certainly seems like most of these other doctors just want to prescribe people like us anything on the planet, except something that might actually work, whilst our skin gets progressively worse (many cases as a direct result of our latest prescription of useless crap) and starts scarring because of their incompetence...

I only really found out about there being dermatologists around whom I could possibly be referred to after having to explicitly ask my doctor about them, otherwise who knows how long they could have bullshitted me about for..

Also, these 6 month or so waiting lists just to be able to see a derm for what usually amounts to 2 minutes at the most are an absolute joke...

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I agree. I don't by any means think accutane should be handed out freely, but it's not right that many dermatologists and doctors are prepared to give someone it only after you've literally fought them for it or switched around through different derms. I can understand them wanting to try other things first, as it's better not to have to resort to roaccutane at all, especially if it's only mild and there's a good chance of clearing it up by other means first before trying other methods. But when you've been given endless pills and creams, and antibiotic after antibiotic for so many years, it gets to that point where you start to think 'enough's enough'.. & why don't you actually do something to help me instead of wasting my time? after all, if we're informed of the risks then why can't we choose what we want to put into our bodies?

I think I was quite lucky to get on roaccutane as soon as I did, and my derm was one of the few derms who actually do seem to care for their patients.. but it certainly seems like most of these other doctors just want to prescribe people like us anything on the planet, except something that might actually work, whilst our skin gets progressively worse (many cases as a direct result of our latest prescription of useless crap) and starts scarring because of their incompetence...

I only really found out about there being dermatologists around whom I could possibly be referred to after having to explicitly ask my doctor about them, otherwise who knows how long they could have bullshitted me about for..

Also, these 6 month or so waiting lists just to be able to see a derm for what usually amounts to 2 minutes at the most are an absolute joke...

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God how awful, I'm really sorry you had to suffer because of those bastards... the majority of them really are absolutely useless and we're the ones who end up suffering for it. So I sure know how you feel. Ha, I remember sitting in there many times, thinking that maybe I should be the one educating them about acne because they never seemed to know much about it at all. I got the feeling that they were just trying to buy me off with all those useless prescriptions because it would be more of an effort for them to get me in touch with a derm. Not to mention some of the doctors I saw over the years and their approach to dealing with me.. god, one I had the misfortune of going to see was completely useless as well as having absolutely zero tact and by the time I came out I was feeling so much worse about myself- I mean I go in there to get help (which was a struggle in itself for me at the time) and the first thing I hear is 'My God, it is bad isn't it?!' Mm thanks.. Fuck you. :doubt:

And I also know what you mean about the psychological part of it all... me too. By the time my skin started getting better I was already an emotional wreck. Eventually someone did offer to get me in touch with someone to 'talk to', but by then that damage was done, you know? very nice of them to finally offer to help me out, but what I really wanted was just for them to help my skin and pull their heads out of their asses. Ah I don't know, sometimes it does make you wonder why they're getting paid stupendous sums of money to sit there all day and scribble out prescriptions for people like us, that have very little chance of actually working..

Well I'm off now to gather up matches with which to burn my local GP building down, and cut out some little photographs of my doctors so I can throw darts at them.. and maybe even make some little voodoo doll replicas while I'm at it. Fuckers

And I know it's not much of a consolation, but at least you've got roacctuane now hey? Finally! Good luck with your course :angel:

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God how awful, I'm really sorry you had to suffer because of those bastards... the majority of them really are absolutely useless and we're the ones who end up suffering for it. So I sure know how you feel. Ha, I remember sitting in there many times, thinking that maybe I should be the one educating them about acne because they never seemed to know much about it at all. I got the feeling that they were just trying to buy me off with all those useless prescriptions because it would be more of an effort for them to get me in touch with a derm. Not to mention some of the doctors I saw over the years and their approach to dealing with me.. god, one I had the misfortune of going to see was completely useless as well as having absolutely zero tact and by the time I came out I was feeling so much worse about myself- I mean I go in there to get help (which was a struggle in itself for me at the time) and the first thing I hear is 'My God, it is bad isn't it?!' Mm thanks.. Fuck you. :doubt:

And I also know what you mean about the psychological part of it all... me too. By the time my skin started getting better I was already an emotional wreck. Eventually someone did offer to get me in touch with someone to 'talk to', but by then that damage was done, you know? very nice of them to finally offer to help me out, but what I really wanted was just for them to help my skin and pull their heads out of their asses. Ah I don't know, sometimes it does make you wonder why they're getting paid stupendous sums of money to sit there all day and scribble out prescriptions for people like us, that have very little chance of actually working..

Well I'm off now to gather up matches with which to burn my local GP building down, and cut out some little photographs of my doctors so I can throw darts at them.. and maybe even make some little voodoo doll replicas while I'm at it. Fuckers

And I know it's not much of a consolation, but at least you've got roacctuane now hey? Finally! Good luck with your course :angel:

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