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Hi everybody ! So first my name is David I'm 20 years old right now and I live in Canada. I'm french so please be cool about my english :)

I've been fighting against acne for about 8 years. I took Accutane 3 times and I'm here to tell you that even how bad your acne is or how down you are, you can go through and get out of this and I know how bad you can feel ! So here is my acne story:

I first took Accutane when I was 13 years old. I had really really bad back acne. I had on chest and face too but my back was really really bad and painful. I took accutane for 5 months and it calms down my acne. I still had acne but it was not so bad and I didn't really care at that time.

Second time on Accutane: 17 years old. Now it's more about my face and I feel really bad about it. Again, I took accutane for 5 months and it worked good. I really thought I was done with acne after that... I had some pimples but not SO bad. I could live with it...

1 year and 6 months later... Acne comes back again on my face... I took Accutane for a third times. This was too much for my body I think... My skin had a really bad reaction... My face turned REALLY BAD. I never had so bad acne on my face and feel so down... I was totally down and all my life was shit... You can see one thread I post in there in 2009 about how bad I was feeling : http://www.acne.org/messageboard/negative-...74#entry2581174

Here are some pictures I took at that time (Sorry about quality these have been taken from an iPhone):




Every time I washed my face, it was bleeding and all my face was really hurting... I was not able to see my dermatologist because she was really busy... When I finally saw her she told me to immediately stop Accutane and I started Cortisone. This really helped and this is how I looked 1 month later:


Quality sucks but my face was really red and I still had some pimples...

1 year later... I'm here right now and my face is really good ! I still have some redness sometimes and little pimples but nothing really bad. You can see :



I'm really happy to have been through all that shit and I hope for all of you that you'll get clear soon. Everyone can go through and don't despair !


I hope my story has been helpful for you or at least gave you a little bit of motivation.

Feel free to leave commentaries or questions :)

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This is a duplicate post. The other one is in the Accutane section. Please don't cross post on the board. It's unnecessary.

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