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I'm pretty bummed out about this...

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So, I'm 18 and have what I think could be considered as mild acne. Acne has a history in my family, a bad one. My brother inherited one of the worst acne cases I've seen, and I was next, but luckily we did something about me while we still could. I was on accutane, twice, for a bout 8 months each time (that's how serious acne is in my family). Accutane did a great job while it lasted, not one pimple, but since its so invasive and such a strong drug, my derm decided I shouldn't take it anymore.

So, I wasn't on any drugs for a bout 6 months... I had breakout but they weren't the end of the world (even though my self esteem was very affected). Lately, I've been breaking out a lot... right now I have both cheeks in pretty bad shape, and my forehead isn't so well either. I started Mynociclin 2 weeks ago and I haven't seen improvement, its actually getting worsewhen its supposed to at least help a bit by lowering bacteria... Well, I dont want to leave the house or do anything, I'm too self conscious, my self esteem is going down again, and I hate feeling like this, all these big red bumps on my face won't let me have a normal life.

So, the thing is, How bad do you think I actually am, should I be as self concious as I am right now? Also, has anyone used Mynociclin on severe acne? (mines not SEVERE but it runs in my family as I said)

I just took these pictures... Sorry about the resolution, its a 2MP camera, but you can still have a clue as to how it looks. Can anyone answer my questions please, I need to know if thid is as bad as -I'm making it (and yes, I'm aware It could be worse, but I neeed to know how bad it is as if you saw me walking down the street right now). Oh and sorry about not posting the pics, I have no photobucket, but they're about 300kb so please download them, I just attached them.

Thanks!

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i used doxycyclin (sorta the same as monocyclin) on my severe ance along with erythromycin less than a year ago and it cleared me up about 80%. 1 week ago i had some major breakouts(worse than yours) and i used doxycyclin and it helped a lot to clear the breakout. For me the antibiotics only made my acne better. Drugs have different effects on different people so idk. I dont think taking monocyclin is causing your acne to be worse. You seem to have only like 3-4 pimples on both cheeks and some redness and they don't seem to have whiteheads or anything so antibiotics probally wont do much. But what do i know im not a derm...

As for your acne I dont think its that bad. If i saw u walking down the street with your acne i'd say u were just like anyone else i see on the street and wouldnt even care about your acne. You shouldnt let your mildish acne keep you from going out.

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atlest ur acne is not as bad as mine either.... u r just another guy for me at the street... cheer up dude... coz everyone here has mild to moderate acne.....

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I have mild acne, too - it's how persistant it is that drove me to seek help for it. Glad you're here!

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