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quitting antibiotics after 8 years!!!!!

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ive had acne since i was about 14 so ive been on different antibiotics for 8 years in total,my acne wont seem to clear anymore on them so my doctor has advised me to come off minocycline and see what happens,ive also been refered to a derm..

i dont what to expect,my acne right now is mild/moderate,so im expecting it to get worse but 8 years of antibiotics cant be good for the body so maybe it wont be so bad,anyway ill keep u informed..

going to derm 14th september,he better give me accutane,im getting too old for acne!!

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yes i know,i should have come off them years ago,ive been of them nearly a week now and spots are just about starting to get worse,ive got appointment with derm a week on friday so hoping to get accutane,if not i may try b5..

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I was on antibiotics for an identical length of time - 14 to 22. The last five or six of those years, I was taking oxytetracycline.

Once I came off the pills, my skin got no worse. But it didn't get any better, either. Five years down the line, I'm now taking Roaccutane... but hey - that's only my story. Yours could be entirely different. At least you've been given a dermatological referral - it took me a further four fucking years to get one of those!

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im in a weird situation at moment because i want my spots to be bad when i go see derm but i dont if you know what i mean..

it will be first time ive ever been to see one,my doctor actually suggested it and told me id have to wait 7 months on nhs so i went private with bupa,costing me 160 pound to just have a consultation with him so he better give me accutane..

i take 2g of b5 and 2.5 g of omega 3 so going to stop taking them before i go and treat my self to the greasiest idian takeaway ever,ha

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Seven months?! Heavy waiting-list, dude... it took me 15 weeks, and I thought I was unfortunate!

I deliberately manipulated my skin so that I would completely terrible, when I went to see my dermatologist for the first time. Three large pustules that, ordinarily, I would've dealt with I left to grow so that they were enormous and bright yellow on the day of my appointment - I don't think my skin had looked so bad since my late teens! But it worked - I got a script for the Bad Stuff, and I've been taking it for almost six weeks, now.

Keep me informed.

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doctors in the uk can prescribed nearly everthing except retin a and accutane,you have to go to derm for that, waiting lists in uk are always bad on nhs(free) so i decided to go private and im seeing derm a week on thursday..if he doesn't give me accutane ill be gutted lol

can order it online but would rather do it the right way,only problem is my skin is mild/moderate and at moment its mild,which is probably down to omega 3 and b5 and face wash etc..

i have a feeling he may say my acne is not bad enough for accutane,we shal see!!!!

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I was told that for almost five years...

I can't comment on private medicine, but anyone with mild-to-moderate disease seeking Roaccutane on the NHS needs to play the "it's seriously getting me down" card. And even then, be prepared to be told "we'll try you on antibiotics, first". Because I'd taken them previously (for absolutely fucking ages...), I escaped this annoyance.

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well im going with all info of everything ive ever been on and ill tell him how depressed it gets me(which is true),,maybe a couple of tears lol

he better give me it as its costing me 160quid just to talk to the guy

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Dude, if you can squeeze a tear or two, then do it. This is not the time to be proud. Show him how badly it hurts.

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well im going with all info of everything ive ever been on and ill tell him how depressed it gets me(which is true),,maybe a couple of tears lol

he better give me it as its costing me 160quid just to talk to the guy

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BD - yowch! That is an avatar...

GPs can't prescribe it because it's dangerous. Of course, plenty of meds that GPs can prescribe are dangerous too, but it's considered so hazardous that it requires the supervision of a consultant dermatologist - that is, a highly skilled and experienced doctor who specialises in disorders of the skin. And nearly all consultant dermatologists work in hospitals. So, no 'tane from your local general medical practice...

As for crying, I didn't blub... but the tears were definitely in my eyes!

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BD - yowch! That is an avatar...

GPs can't prescribe it because it's dangerous. Of course, plenty of meds that GPs can prescribe are dangerous too, but it's considered so hazardous that it requires the supervision of a consultant dermatologist - that is, a highly skilled and experienced doctor who specialises in disorders of the skin. And nearly all consultant dermatologists work in hospitals. So, no 'tane from your local general medical practice...

As for crying, I didn't blub... but the tears were definitely in my eyes!

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I meant; you look outstandingly hot in the photograph...

Nah, my treatment was entirely NHS-funded. Which is lucky for me, for sure. My GP and two registrars didn't think I needed it. Thankfully, the only person whose opinion matters, my consultant, did. Later, suckers...

I take it that you've run all of the other treatments? Topical BP, topical and systemic antibiotics, topical retinoids...? If not, I don't think the NHS will cough-up for 'tane unless you're starting to scar.

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I meant; you look outstandingly hot in the photograph...

Nah, my treatment was entirely NHS-funded. Which is lucky for me, for sure. My GP and two registrars didn't think I needed it. Thankfully, the only person whose opinion matters, my consultant, did. Later, suckers...

I take it that you've run all of the other treatments? Topical BP, topical and systemic antibiotics, topical retinoids...? If not, I don't think the NHS will cough-up for 'tane unless you're starting to scar.

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im in a weird situation at moment because i want my spots to be bad when i go see derm but i dont if you know what i mean..

it will be first time ive ever been to see one,my doctor actually suggested it and told me id have to wait 7 months on nhs so i went private with bupa,costing me 160 pound to just have a consultation with him so he better give me accutane..

i take 2g of b5 and 2.5 g of omega 3 so going to stop taking them before i go and treat my self to the greasiest idian takeaway ever,ha

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