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Don't you dare get better now! [SUCCESS!]

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Have got an appointment w/ the derm in 5 days time and I'm going to be asking (nay, demanding!) accutane!

With that in mind, the next few days will represent the first time in my life that I actually *want* my acne to get worse, just to guarantee getting it, rather than being fobbed off with more topicals and some other little variation of the 'cycline antibiotics. Recently, my acne looks like it picked up a little (I'm on minocycline) but that's not good enough; I know it's just a phase, the antibiotics will wear off and then I'll be back where I started, only having wasted a few months in the process. Only the 'tane will gimme at least a chance of permanent remission, antibiotics sure won't...

So have stopped taking the minocycline the last few days and will probably grab a couple of takeaways over the next few days, just in case that age-old food/acne correlation has some truth in it ;)

Knowing my luck, I'll wake up in 5 days time with skin like a baby's bottom.

Anyone else in a similar situation? I know it sounds a bit odd but I'm trying to look at the bigger picture here...

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Have got an appointment w/ the derm in 5 days time and I'm going to be asking (nay, demanding!) accutane!

With that in mind, the next few days will represent the first time in my life that I actually *want* my acne to get worse, just to guarantee getting it, rather than being fobbed off with more topicals and some other little variation of the 'cycline antibiotics. Recently, my acne looks like it picked up a little (I'm on minocycline) but that's not good enough; I know it's just a phase, the antibiotics will wear off and then I'll be back where I started, only having wasted a few months in the process. Only the 'tane will gimme at least a chance of permanent remission, antibiotics sure won't...

So have stopped taking the minocycline the last few days and will probably grab a couple of takeaways over the next few days, just in case that age-old food/acne correlation has some truth in it ;)

Knowing my luck, I'll wake up in 5 days time with skin like a baby's bottom.

Anyone else in a similar situation? I know it sounds a bit odd but I'm trying to look at the bigger picture here...

I TRYED THAT TODAY AND FAILED. Going for a second opinion I am. Good luck.

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I may whap out the Retin-A cream too; based on previous results it should certainly get the results I'm after.

Problem is, I really don't have the time if I don't get lucky 1st time - have a graduation later on this year which I'd really like to look semi-decent at, and it's already gonna be pushing it close as things stand. If I get delayed another month or so trying to find a new derm, it's basically game over... :-/

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It doesn't sound odd at all. I find myself hoping mine gets worse before every new derm visit too.

Naturally with my luck, my acne was looking better than ever when I went to the dermatologist a couple months ago. If i'd been able to get in within the week, just maybe that could have been avoided, but I had to wait two whole months to get in to see her. You'd think they would be able to tell by all of the red marks still on your face if you get a sensible one. But no. She flat out refused to put me on it. All she could do was prescribe another antibiotic course of 4 months that i'd already been on. Boy was I mad when I left... but thinking about it now, I don't think she would have prescribed it even if my face looked like it had been taken into with a chainsaw.

Got what I hope is a much more sensible derm this time... I got into see him in just two days after calling. Tomorrow I go in. My acne is not at its worst, and my most recent cyst just disappeared, but i'm hoping it's bad enough that he'll get at least some idea of what i'm dealing with.

I found it kind of funny: All derms that I called that had openings soon also happened to be ones that prescribed Accutane fairly regularly. Yet the ones that rarely prescribed it were packed full as long as 6 months, or weren't even accepting new patients at all. Makes you wonder if part the reason they're so overbooked is because they just keep their acne patients coming back month after month on antibiotics and topicals that rarely ever clear it up completely...

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It's looking good!

Not my face of course, but my chances of getting accutane. I look a ruddy mess.

Have worked out exactly what to say - will tell him all the meds I've used (plus one or two I haven't, just 'cos I can't be arsed to try another variation on tetracycline), that acne is not only interfering with socialising but also with my classes (have skipped a couple), yadda yadda yadda.

Tomorrow morning, the moment of truth...

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Ditto. It's happened to me before. Also, I've got a tendency to be swayed and I lose all sense of conviction and buckle. I saw my dermatologist last year wanting to request for Accutane, but he saw I was doing good and prescribed me topicals instead. I regretted it. I should have insisted on getting what I wanted.

Today, I finally did. My face was a 'ruddy mess' too. I'm bring my prescription down tomorrow to pick my Accutane meds up. Cheers!

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Woooooohoo!

I didn't even need to launch into a rant about 'how the severity of acne should be measured not by the number of lesions on the face but by the social debilitation it results in'! I walked in, discussed my past history with the derm, said I wanted to try something with a *chance* of a permanent cure rather than faff around with more antibiotics and he agreed - I got prescribed the 'tane! =)

Off down the hospital to get the blood work done...

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