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I'm going to ask my doc for a lose does of Accutane, I asked before but he said no, I think I manage it tomorrow though for asking for a moderately low dose of it.

He has been our doctor for over 30 years and has treated my mom and dad of all their troubles in their life and mine too. What should I say to him and if he doesn't budge what can I ask for? I need quick replies, tahnks.

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I'm going to ask my doc for a lose does of Accutane, I asked before but he said no, I think I manage it tomorrow though for asking for a moderately low dose of it.

He has been our doctor for over 30 years and has treated my mom and dad of all their troubles in their life and mine too. What should I say to him and if he doesn't budge what can I ask for? I need quick replies, tahnks.

Perhaps your acne isnt bad enough. How old are you? Have you tried other treatments at all, prescribed topical treatments, oral anti-biotics. Your doctor must feel you dont really need it because its not that bad. I doubt a low dose would be of any benefit anyway.......

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I'm 15

Have tried just about every Topical out there

And about half of the oral antibiotics out there

I have a feeling because he's known our family so long he won't perscribe it. Wtf is up?

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I'm 15

Have tried just about every Topical out there

And about half of the oral antibiotics out there

I have a feeling because he's known our family so long he won't perscribe it. Wtf is up?

Your still pretty young so I could possibly understand why the doc may be hesitant. Have you tried a topical retinoid or tetracycline (anti-b)?

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Have tried all topical retinoids and Minocyline.

minocycline did nothing for me at all. I had some success with tetracycline though. You should give it a go. Also all these antibiotics do take time, you should expect to see some results but only if you stick with the treatment for a few months, not weeks. The same for accutane. And accutane can make your acne alot worse to start with for a few months. Try tetra would be my advice to you first, 15 is too young for accutane i think..

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Ok appointment on Wednesday....

How do I ask him again for it...

I'm going to say its affecting my schoolwork and my outting time with friends/family, which is all true.

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Ok appointment on Wednesday....

How do I ask him again for it...

I'm going to say its affecting my schoolwork and my outting time with friends/family, which is all true.

Personally i think you are overreacting here. You are a little too young and I have heard accuatne can stump growth too so that may be another reason why your doc is hesitant. However if you tell your doc that stuff you mentioned he may be swayed. If not ask for tetracycline, I think that will work for you better. good luck kid

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have you thought about starting the regimen?

asin 2.5% BP morning and night followed by moisturiser?

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Nah he said Tetra, mino, and doxy are all the same, anything else I can ask for besides Accutane?

I tried all the antib's you mentioned and tetra was the one that worked for me for a while. Ok i am on tane now but I am an adult and my acne is quite severe. Yes they are all of the cycline family but they are not the same ok. Also you have to give these things time. Accutane will take many months as will any antibiotic to work. Are you sticking to your meds when prescribed them or are you giving up on them after only a few weeks or a month.......

You could also try euthrymicin.......

+ you are so young, you are suppose to have some acne at your age, its part of the growing process, tane could mess with that. I dont think reading your msgs i would give you tane. Sorry.....

Ask your doc about other things you can try apart from tane, and stop putting so much emphasis on tane to start with

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Tried Euthrymycin and tried Minocyline and my last pill ran out last month, that was a 4 month period.

ok then try tetracycline....

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I will ask for Accutane first, but yeah he will say, they're all the same, always did.

It will not work, Accutane is my last resort.

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I will ask for Accutane first, but yeah he will say, they're all the same, always did.

It will not work, Accutane is my last resort.

Your Doc has to be enrolled in the IPledge program before he can prescribe accutane. Usually Derms are in the program. You need to see a Derm.

Elli

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I remember i got acne when i was 15, that was part of puberty and hormone changed. I didn't take accutane until i turn 20 because i knew acne is not a teen thing anymore. And MOST teens get acne so don't overreacting, try some other stuff first before u go for accutane, but it's your acne so decide for yourself !!

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Ask him about PDT, photodynamic therapy. Although to do it during the summer might not be a great idea.

At 15 and mild acne.....honestly, trust your doctor, it's probably too aggressive for what you have. Now if your acne suddenly got a lot worse, I'm sure he'd consider it.

Try a good skin care regimen. I know teenage boys aren't real hot on the idea of sticking to a strict skin care regimen but you'll probably have excellent results if you do.

I'm not an advocate of Proactiv, but one thing that stuff does is teach you how to get into the habit of a good skin care regimen -- once it becomes second nature, it won't seem all that complicated. At least you're not a girl and you don't have to worry about makeup stuff on top of it all.

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Family doctor acting like a dermatologist.... I guess that saves money from seeing a specialist (derm)

It's hard to tell but are you being sarcastic (just wondering)?

It doesn't really matter in all cases. There are good doctors and bad doctors and a good family doctor is just as competent as a bad specialist. My family doc went to JH medical and graduated near the top of his class. He's a GP and has prescribed accutance for many and has offered it to me as well. I trust him completely when it comes to his medical decisions, dermatology-related or not.

Don't get me wrong, I understand your point, but it's not like treating acne is some super science. Different things work for different people and probably the majority of them prescribe the exact same regimens for every patient. If one doesn't work, move 'em on to the next antibiotic (both oral or topical), then to a retinoid, then accutane. Of course, the fine tuning of an accutane dose is an art for some derms but based on what I've seen everyday at the pharmacy and having spoken with many derms and their patients, I rarely saw any other deviatation from 'usual protocol.'

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I'm going to ask my doc for a lose does of Accutane, I asked before but he said no

Your doctor may not support accutane because of its possible side effects. But who knows why he said no. You should ask him why.

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