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10 days before starting Accutane ... miserable

I have a lot of post-inflammatory red marks since my skin flared up again in November, and a constant wave of new, painful pimples. It all happens below my noseline, though - the sides of my chin and my jawline are the only places I break out, but I break out bad there. Occasionally I'll get some on my cheeks, but it's rare.

Emotionally, I feel like somebody else. Certainly not myself. I retreat, cry, feel hopelessly ugly. My parents tell me that most people don't care I have acne, even though they understand I am very upset about it. I'm terrified of having a boyfriend, or even friend, see me without makeup. I am still afraid they won't want to be around me.

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    Ahh, keep your head up *hug*. I know it's hard! I've been where you are now, but I'm three months in accutane now and I'm pretty much cleared. I'm sure it will work for you too! Good luck!

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    hey

    dont worry your skin is really not bad although it may seem that way to you- and at leas tyou have had accutane once so you know that it works for you- also your friends should love you no matter what- even when you dont love yoursel

    seriously just realx in the fact that your acne isnt that bad and soon it will be very much imporved due to accutane

    all the best and dont let acne get you down

    x

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    i understand what your going through i am currently on my 3rd round of accutane! after the first two times i said never again but the acne came back both times...i can say one thing it really doesnt look that bad just in that one area for you but believe me i know it still sucks. anyway good luck with the 2nd treatment some ppl just need 2(or in my case 3) rounds.

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    i understand what your going through i am currently on my 3rd round of accutane! after the first two times i said never again but the acne came back both times...i can say one thing it really doesnt look that bad just in that one area for you but believe me i know it still sucks. anyway good luck with the 2nd treatment some ppl just need 2(or in my case 3) rounds.

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    looks like its hormonal...

    I agree! You break out in the same places I did. Have you tried birth control? It worked for me, I'm sure it might work for you too!

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    if you would just tilt the camera a little bit up, you'd be able to see your eyes (i'm sure they're very pretty)! focus on the features about you that you like & let the acne be secondary

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    Good luck!!! I start accutane next month. I absolutly CAN'T wait. Keep us posted on your experience

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    I may be wrong but your acne looks hormonal... If thats the case then Accutane will attack and kill the acne however it might not protect you from future break outs post yer accutane treatment.

    I would suggest spiro for that.. ?

    But I could be wrong... Look into it maybe?

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    Thanks for all the replies, everyone. I was unresponsive to both Spiro and birth control, although I'm still on birth control because of Accutane. I'm one week into treatment -- about 23 more to go.

    I took it once and then my acne came back, so I hope I don't live my life in this cycle of Accutane --> clear ---> break out --> Accutane --> clear ---> break out.

    I hope to stay on Accutane, a very low dose, after my six months is up. I hope my doctor supports that idea; I've read studies that say it helps keep it at bay after your full-on Accutane treatment is over.

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