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mario90

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  1. 3rd treatment of accutane? If that's not curing your acne then you may want to look for other causes of your acne... Looks painful, can your doctor give you a cortisone shot into it to reduce the inflammation? Topicals don't work well against nodular acne so I would ice it to try to reduce the swelling if your doctor won't give a shot.

    In the past 7 years I've pretty much exhausted every other option. The only thing that seems to work, although barely, is accutane. My skin has become much better than what it was a couple years back. These days I get 2-3 nodular acne per week, as opposed to getting 2-3 daily.

    I did put some ice on that swelling and it did get a little better. It's not as hard as it was before, it has softened quite a bit. Now I'm hoping the antibiotics will do their job and make it subside completely

  2. So, I started my 3rd treatment with roaccutane about 10 days ago, now I have a big cyst, or nodule, honestly I don't know what it is. I know that roaccutane can be the cause of stronger acne in the first month or two, but this is the first time something this big popped.

    I did have similar acne on my chest and back before, in the days when my skin was the worst, but this one bothers me quite bit. I have trouble moving my neck, kinda feels like my whole neck is stiff as rock.

    I've been told that no topical can help against ones like those, in my experience that i agree with that. Maybe you could give me an advice what I could do to shrink the swelling.

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  3. My face is somewhat under control, but my back keeps getting worse every week.

    I get an allergic reaction to both AHA and BP. My skin is very reactive and sensitive, it reacts to most moisturizing cremes (anything from Nivea destroys me, the only products i can use come from Neutrogena).

    I had bacne for about 6 years now and i haven't found anything that has a lasting effect, basically the only thing that had any effect where strong antibiotics

    Down here i will try to recall everything i tried so far, both for my face and body acne.

    Differin, Duac gel, Jomelop E, Retin-A, Azelaic Acid, Aloe vera, Lemon juice, Minocycline, Doxycycline, Tetracycline, Clindamycin, Roaccutane (14 moths in total), Vitamin B5, Exfoliating AHA product, Tazorac

    I need the most sensitive treatment there is, I dont wont to bother with allergies anymore. My reactions are always the same or very similar, around 12 hours after trying a product my skin goes from my natural color to red and ends in a dark brownish, around 24hours after it has turned brown it starts to burn for at least another day. Once the burn subsides my skin starts to shed for the next two weeks until it returns to normal. I've obviously showed the reactions to my derm, but he said there is nothing he could give me for it, it's not dangerous in any way, in time it would go away.

    Any help is very much appreciated-

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  4. I always wondered what it would be like to be in a relationship with someone you carde for. But sadly I was rejected my whole life, the main two respones i'd get are: "Let's just stay friends" and "Get away from me you disgusting monster". After gathering around 50-60 rejections i just gave up on it.

    As soon i finished highschool my skin started to clear out, i got rid of most of my cysts and nodules so i decided to start again ttalking to girls. This time i'm not looking for a relationshipp but just a one night stand. Those girls dont care one bit for your looks, especially after you buy them a few drinks. I've been living like this for the past 3 years, it's just so much simpler like this then to bother trying to get one that i could acctually like, so i can get rejected again. I guess i did develope a fear of commitment because of my bad experiences, but if someone can tell why relationships are worthwhile, i might try again in a decade or so, when i get bored with just sex

  5. Well, accutane works differently on other people. For me it started showing results after the 5th month, by then I was already on 70mg. You have to take to mind that accutane isn't a 100% healer, you still might get the occasional pimple even after you've finished the treatment. Maybe you could talk to your derm for a dosage increase. I started with 50mg and we are about the same body proportions ( 175lb 6'1)

  6. The best you can do is see a derm., everyone will tell you that. Just find one who has a good reputation, usually the private derms. are better, they will charge u but they will also cure you ( at least thats my experience)

    You shouldn't worry too much, some light antibiotics or vitamins should clear you in no time.

    You are far from severe, thats why its best to treat it now before it can get worse

  7. Out of interest, what happened when you put the Duac gel on your back?

    Do you live in the UK Mario? You could maybe try dalacin T lotion (contains clindamycin like duac does but without the BP). It is available on prescription. I gave up using it on my face as it gave my face a kind of shiny glow and felt quite sticky once applied but it was the only topical I ever tried that didn't result in huge areas of redness and itchy skin. I didn't use it long enough to see if it was going to have an effect on acne. The great thing about it though is that it comes in a roll on formula so you don't actually have to rub it into your skin or touch the acne with your fingers. If you do try it, make sure you ask for the lotion as opposed to the solution, as the solution contains alcohol which can really irritate the skin.

    I know that acne on the back can really hurt when it bleeds. For some reason, it is usually more painful than acne on the face when it bleeds. No idea why. I only have a few on my back so I think it must be really tough for you as you have battled so long with bacne.

    On an emotional level, you have done well staying strong and trying the roaccutane which I imagine to be pretty tough as well, given its lengthy list of side effects. Confidence can be a big issue, I have days where my self esteem can be pretty low, other days completely fine, so I can relate. You have done the single most important thing though in regards to the emotional effects of acne - recognising your feelings.

    How is your back at the moment (as obviously the photos you put up were taken a few months ago now)?

    Out of interest, what happened when you put the Duac gel on your back?

    Do you live in the UK Mario? You could maybe try dalacin T lotion (contains clindamycin like duac does but without the BP). It is available on prescription. I gave up using it on my face as it gave my face a kind of shiny glow and felt quite sticky once applied but it was the only topical I ever tried that didn't result in huge areas of redness and itchy skin. I didn't use it long enough to see if it was going to have an effect on acne. The great thing about it though is that it comes in a roll on formula so you don't actually have to rub it into your skin or touch the acne with your fingers. If you do try it, make sure you ask for the lotion as opposed to the solution, as the solution contains alcohol which can really irritate the skin.

    I know that acne on the back can really hurt when it bleeds. For some reason, it is usually more painful than acne on the face when it bleeds. No idea why. I only have a few on my back so I think it must be really tough for you as you have battled so long with bacne.

    On an emotional level, you have done well staying strong and trying the roaccutane which I imagine to be pretty tough as well, given its lengthy list of side effects. Confidence can be a big issue, I have days where my self esteem can be pretty low, other days completely fine, so I can relate. You have done the single most important thing though in regards to the emotional effects of acne - recognising your feelings.

    How is your back at the moment (as obviously the photos you put up were taken a few months ago now)?

    I'm from Europe but not in the UK. Duac gel worked fine on my face, but it had absolutely no effect on my back, all it did was make my skin sticky and oily. I will ask about that dalacin T lotion and maybe try it out when i get another breakout. My back is pretty clear right now, the swelling has subsided almost completely without putting any gels on it. That happens very often, i'd have a clear back for a month or two, but soon it would break out again.

  8. the first course barely showed any changes, but the second course managed to clear my face from cysts and nodules. Didn't get a single cyst since the second course treatment, altough my back was still covered with them. I am currently using different gels on my back trying to get rid of some huge nodules, i might have to go an another treatment, probably with a different antibiotic

  9. I think that 9 months is the absolute maximum per one treatment, at least thats what my derm. said. I took accutane for almost 8months ( first 4month with 30mg, next two months 50mg, and the rest for 70mg), after a 6 months break i went on it again for 8 months (4months on 50mg and 4months on 70mg). I had to get my blood checked every month and since everything was fine i just stayed longer on accutane.

    If you are cheking your blood and everything is fine you shouldn't be worried of staying on it over 6months. In the end it's best to talk to your derm, he/she should now what's best for you

  10. After two treatments with roaccutane (8 months per treatment over the course of 2years) and DUAC gel my face finnaly cleared up and i haven't gotten a single cyst for at least 10months, just the occasional small pimpels which i don't mind at all, considering what i had to deal with these past 9 years.

    The inflamed area is in the middle top part of my back. I had those same bumps all over my face and they vanished after killing myself with those antibiotics, but my back hasn't shown any change at all.

    So i would like to please ask anyone who might have a solution or proposition what i could use, i don't really think there are any stronger pills to take, maybe some gels or lotions.

    My second question is about keloids. As far i know they aren't directly linked to acne, they can show up at any skin injury. Pretty much every keloid u see was caused by a cyst, at least thats what i think. Is there any way to get rid of them? I've started using a lotion recently, it's produced in my region so i doubt it's known worldwide but i'll stil mention it, JOMELOP E. Maybe it will do the job but i wolud still love to hear if you have any other treatments i could try out smile.png

    I consider myself mentally strong but after 9 years of those "things" on my back, constantly bleeding, the torture and pain of putting on a simple shirt on me, it's really staring to get to me, my confidence and my will to fight agains those bumps is slowly fading, so any help that would lower the intensity or cure me completely would be very much appreciated smile.png

    Thank you

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