So today... or tonight i should say... i have officially joined acne.org. I have read so many blogs on here and it always makes me feel better. I have mild to moderate acne and have been on Retin-A 0.04% for about a year now and it has barely made any different. I am also on birth control, which you would think clear up all of my skin right? wrong.
My dermatologist has recently prescribes me Tetracycline capsules and also clindamycin.. i believe that's how you spell it. And I have used all of these in the past, and gave them up because my dad said that I should just try to see if my skin wanted to heal naturally. WELL that didn't go over well, my skin became the worst it had ever been. And I went back on Retin-a and birth control right away.
but honestly, none of these things have made my skin clear and i still have really bad break outs.
Two dermatologists have told me that they recommend me go on Accutane, and honestly when they told me about all of the potential side effects I broke down crying. It sounds so scarey ! and I don't want to die! I know it is rare.. but come on.
Anyways, what I am wondering from all of you is if you have been on accutane is if you would recommend it? and if not, why?
sorry for writing so much.. jut so much to say
any advice would help me a lot.