My skin has been OK lately. I have been on Minocycline for about a month now and its going pretty well. I had this horrible breakout on Christmas which left me with large red marks that i'm still healing from. I recently had a doctors appointment and started crying infront of her because I was so frusterated. I asked my regular doctor if I could try anything else because my acne would clear up for a week, then I would get a breakout and go back to square one. She gave me differen gel and now I take Minocycline (50mg) twice a day instead of once. There is not one day where I dont get a pimple, even though sometimes they may be small. My acne is really persistent even though it is mild. I really would like to go on Accutane because everytime I get a breakout I completly go back to square one. Also, I would have to deal with the redmarks that the severe breakout left for atleast a month. I have my first derm appointment in the end of Jan. and i'm going to try for a extremely small dose of accutane.. I plan to tell the derm all the things i've tried, the emotional effects (i quit sports, spent tons of $, created distance from people, etc. and also i'm going to bring a picture of my commn severe breakouts so he will see what actualy happens. I have seriously tried everything, retinoids, b.p, sacylic acid, minocycline, batrim, tetracycline, skin care systems, change in diet, herbal remedies..
I know it may seem like i'm complaining over nothing, but acne has had an extremely bad emotional effect on me. Sometimes my red marks just stick out so bad I feel hideous.
edit: flash didn't pick up some of the pimples
ps. comments would help!