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Go to your DERMATOLOGIST now (or get a derm)

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I've browsed through lots of sites, forums and places with people talking about their acne. Its a hard place, people have different products that worked for them, others dont work, some people try everything, some are too expensive for people, depression, anger and the whole acne phase is just really stressful.

Im just writing to try and help anyone who was like me, and spent money on a lot of treatments and tried lots of thing recommended by others which never did work. You hear amazing success stories and when its your turn, nothing. The only advice i could and would give anybody is stop going at it alone.

Please go see a doctor and/or a dermatologist, these guys are here for a reason and having them on your side when your suffering from acne makes a huge difference. Support from your family and friends is amazing too, but you have to let them know exactly what the acne is doing too you and how they could help.

My story (still not finished yet)

My acne started to flare up when i was 15 and a half. I just let it run its course until i was about 16 and then it got even worse. My parents were telling me it was fine (as they do). I roamed the web (like mosy) buying benzoyl peroxide, neutrogena products, moisturisers, creams, masks you name it. I imported some stuff from other places i was that desperate. Nothing was working and it got worse.

Finally, i accepted my parents advice and went to a doctor. He gave me some BP cream and tetracycline. These did help a little and were free as well on the health service. My doctor explained everything to my parents as well and they finally understood how hard it was for me and i feel helped me a lot better.

I was still down though because the weak cycline tablets didnt work. I went to my doc again and he gave me minocycline. These helped my acne averagley (much better than cycline) but my face was still not spot free. Finally i was given a letter to a dermatologist.

I was nervous, reading all people's experiences with their derms and how they dont listen to them. I explained everything to him and how i suffered over 2 yrs of acne (17yrs old) and tried a list of antibiotics. He was amazingly supportive and gave me the go ahead for roaccutane.

So, if my thread has a moral i am hoping it would be stop thinking about what worked for other people. Look at yourself and get rid of your acne with the help of a specialist and support of family etc instead of fighting alone in a dark room buying items off the web time after time that dont work for you.

Please get up and arrange the visit with a derm.

BTW, a side question. My derm gave me the roaccutane straight away. I have the capsules with me today but he said come in for a blood test monday, results wednesday and if its OK you can start the course. This is so cool, i heard derms were really strict about the release of the medication only after blood test etc. Has this happened to anyone else?

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I've browsed through lots of sites, forums and places with people talking about their acne. Its a hard place, people have different products that worked for them, others dont work, some people try everything, some are too expensive for people, depression, anger and the whole acne phase is just really stressful.

Im just writing to try and help anyone who was like me, and spent money on a lot of treatments and tried lots of thing recommended by others which never did work. You hear amazing success stories and when its your turn, nothing. The only advice i could and would give anybody is stop going at it alone.

Please go see a doctor and/or a dermatologist, these guys are here for a reason and having them on your side when your suffering from acne makes a huge difference. Support from your family and friends is amazing too, but you have to let them know exactly what the acne is doing too you and how they could help.

My story (still not finished yet)

My acne started to flare up when i was 15 and a half. I just let it run its course until i was about 16 and then it got even worse. My parents were telling me it was fine (as they do). I roamed the web (like mosy) buying benzoyl peroxide, neutrogena products, moisturisers, creams, masks you name it. I imported some stuff from other places i was that desperate. Nothing was working and it got worse.

Finally, i accepted my parents advice and went to a doctor. He gave me some BP cream and tetracycline. These did help a little and were free as well on the health service. My doctor explained everything to my parents as well and they finally understood how hard it was for me and i feel helped me a lot better.

I was still down though because the weak cycline tablets didnt work. I went to my doc again and he gave me minocycline. These helped my acne averagley (much better than cycline) but my face was still not spot free. Finally i was given a letter to a dermatologist.

I was nervous, reading all people's experiences with their derms and how they dont listen to them. I explained everything to him and how i suffered over 2 yrs of acne (17yrs old) and tried a list of antibiotics. He was amazingly supportive and gave me the go ahead for roaccutane.

So, if my thread has a moral i am hoping it would be stop thinking about what worked for other people. Look at yourself and get rid of your acne with the help of a specialist and support of family etc instead of fighting alone in a dark room buying items off the web time after time that dont work for you.

Please get up and arrange the visit with a derm.

BTW, a side question. My derm gave me the roaccutane straight away. I have the capsules with me today but he said come in for a blood test monday, results wednesday and if its OK you can start the course. This is so cool, i heard derms were really strict about the release of the medication only after blood test etc. Has this happened to anyone else?

Yeah mine was quite moderate. On a scale from A-K (picture book of acne) he rated me a F.

He said i was at risk of scarring soon so it was needed and wham, i have it ^_^

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