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Derm Appointment Tomorrow

Derm appointment tomorrow, so any advice would be greatly appreciated! How should I approach this? All I know is that at my last derm appointment (with a complete moron) I brought a notebook with everything I wanted to say, with everything I had tried. He barely listened to me, and within less than 10 minutes I was on my way out with two samples of Differin and Cetaphil...Wow, thanks. Anyway, so now I'm going to this other dermatologist, and I just want him to listen to me when I say that Proactiv, Murad, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, sulfur, Retin A, Doxycycline, Minocycline, Clindamyacin, and Differin have not worked and I want some Accutane DAMNIT! How do I get him to listen to me about this and about the advantages of low dose Accutane without sounding like I know better than he does (Although I probably do lol)? Thanks!!!!

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just ask him for it :D with my derm i told a little lie. nothing big lol. i said id been on EVERYTHING possible for my skin and nothing worked, i said id done herbal treatments, prescription sutff, dieting etc and that its my last straw. so he just went ahead and agreed. i had been on lots of things anyway so yeah :P

oh and i told him id been to a derm a year before and he;d told me to go on tane but i wasnt ready, but now i am. and he was like 'ok if another derm said to go on it, then thats ok'

hehe

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Haha! But that advice will probably come in handy...I definitely won't fail to tell the derm about all of those herbal supplements I tried...and I might even mention to him that my former dermatologist had thought I should go on Accutane ;) We know how we do lol

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Okay...So! I am back from the dermatologist, and I got Accutane! There is a lot of red tape due to IPledge, but I'm going to be optimistic. I have to be on birth control and an antibiotic for a month before I start, so I will begin in December. I'm nervous though. My mom and I got in a fight at the derm's office, she kept talking about the risks, etc...so I started crying, and when the doctor came in, I was still crying and he basically told me that I needed to calm down or else I would need to see a counselor. Then my mom told me that she was worried about my inability to deal with life's problems. Are you kidding me? With everything I do, with the grades I work hard to get, with all of the activities I am involved in and in charge of at school, with applying to college, with family problems, and on top of that, a disabling lack of self-esteem due to acne. All of this, but everyday I get up, get through school, and take responsibility. No, I don't want an award or a pat on the back. All I want is to not be denied the acknowledgement that I do deal with life's problems...all day, everyday. And no, I don't need a counselor. What, now on top of this, I am not allowed to feel frustrated, to feel upset that my life passes me by while I'm cooped up with homework and acne? But for some reason I still feel really stupid and guilty for crying, like I was making a big fuss over nothing....And I feel embarassed and pathetic...Trying to think positively, I guess

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Damn.. I am in the same position as you..excpet im a male lol. I have tried fucking everything and nothign has worked for my acne. Im now a freshman in college and its so frustrating. Im going to a new derma in two weeks and i will demand to be put on accutane. It seems to work for everyone. Im on minocycline right now and it doesent do shit. sry for language but acne sucks yeah...

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Yeah acne definitely sucks. Oh also the derm told me I was overreacting. I think it hurt my feelings...God I'm such a loser

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