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please, give me some advice.

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hello.

i'm a 17 year old male and have had acne since about 14. here's my history:

age 15- i could deal with my acne at this point, it was nothing abnormal.

age 16- my acne developed into severe acne, and i took tetracycline antibiotics for 6 months. my acne cleared up completely within 2 months. however, once i stopped the antibiotics, my acne came back with a vengeance.

age 17- feeling like antibiotics had failed me and with awful acne (about 2 cysts and 3 pimples at any one time') i tried vitamin b5 and holisticmethods. they helped, but my acne never went away, and was still bad.

today- i'm on more antibiotics, and they are working. i think within a few weeks i will be 100% clear.

now, i have an appointment with the dermatologist coming up in a few weeks and i'm contemplating accutane. my only other alternative is to stay on antibiotics for a few years and pray that i outgrow this torture.

what do you think i should do? accutane or antibiotics? what are the chances that i will have outgrown bad acne my the time i am 19 years old?

thank you.

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