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I guess this is just another "vent" kind of post, but maybe someone here can relate. I have been going to the same derm for 3 years, though sporadically... I've been on Minocycline twice (the first time it cleared me up for a year pretty much, hence me not seeing the derm for a long time - the second round I took this summer did nothing). I've also tried topical antibiotics, and been to another doctor where I had chemical peels, microdermabrasian, photofacials... etc. Those last ones all made my skin worse.

This derm has told me before that my acne "isn't bad enough" for Accutane, but I really feel like it is. It has totally destroyed my self esteem in the past 6 months. I first started breaking out when I was 11, and I'm 22 now - that's 11 years of dealing with acne in some form or another! On bad days (like today) I can count 18 pimples! Three of which are cysts, and one of those cysts is HUGE and covers a large area on my jawline. It hurts so bad, and I have barely even touched it. My face is full of red marks, worse than it's ever been before. To me, this is bad, and I feel like I would give anything for Accutane.

My next derm appointment is finally coming up on Nov 1st (like many of you here, it takes a freakin month just to get an appointment) and it is my plan to beg and plead for Accutane. I want to come out of there with assurance that I'm going to go on it. Any suggestions? Should I start crying?? LOL. I know it sound stupid, but I just really need to convince him, and I will go to whatever lengths it takes. This sounds crazy, but in the last week I've even been hoping my skin gets worse, JUST so that I look more convincing! I know I have also never tried the topical "biggies" - Retin-A, Tazorac - which usually derms put you on before Accutane, but I don't WANT those. I will not use them, I am so damn sick of topical crap that I don't even use BP on my zits anymore, I just wash my face with Dove soap for sensitive skin and use moisturizer in the morning and night. I like having a simple skin care routine and I refuse to put chemicals on my face again. Arrrgh.

I am terrifed of being turned down on Nov 1st, when I want this so badly, I feel so ready for it... anyways. If anyone has any advice on how to convince my derm I am a good candidate, please let me know... I feel like this is my golden opportunity to clear my face once and for all... I do not wanna leave that appointment with a prescription for something I don't want. Thanks for listening...
[QUOTE=just_imagine]I guess this is just another "vent" kind of post, but maybe someone here can relate. I have been going to the same derm for 3 years, though sporadically... I've been on Minocycline twice (the first time it cleared me up for a year pretty much, hence me not seeing the derm for a long time - the second round I took this summer did nothing). I've also tried topical antibiotics, and been to another doctor where I had chemical peels, microdermabrasian, photofacials... etc. Those last ones all made my skin worse.

This derm has told me before that my acne "isn't bad enough" for Accutane, but I really feel like it is. It has totally destroyed my self esteem in the past 6 months. I first started breaking out when I was 11, and I'm 22 now - that's 11 years of dealing with acne in some form or another! On bad days (like today) I can count 18 pimples! Three of which are cysts, and one of those cysts is HUGE and covers a large area on my jawline. It hurts so bad, and I have barely even touched it. My face is full of red marks, worse than it's ever been before. To me, this is bad, and I feel like I would give anything for Accutane.

My next derm appointment is finally coming up on Nov 1st (like many of you here, it takes a freakin month just to get an appointment) and it is my plan to beg and plead for Accutane. I want to come out of there with assurance that I'm going to go on it. Any suggestions? Should I start crying?? LOL. I know it sound stupid, but I just really need to convince him, and I will go to whatever lengths it takes. This sounds crazy, but in the last week I've even been hoping my skin gets worse, JUST so that I look more convincing! I know I have also never tried the topical "biggies" - Retin-A, Tazorac - which usually derms put you on before Accutane, but I don't WANT those. I will not use them, I am so damn sick of topical crap that I don't even use BP on my zits anymore, I just wash my face with Dove soap for sensitive skin and use moisturizer in the morning and night. I like having a simple skin care routine and I refuse to put chemicals on my face again. Arrrgh.

I am terrifed of being turned down on Nov 1st, when I want this so badly, I feel so ready for it... anyways. If anyone has any advice on how to convince my derm I am a good candidate, please let me know... I feel like this is my golden opportunity to clear my face once and for all... I do not wanna leave that appointment with a prescription for something I don't want. Thanks for listening...[/QUOTE]


You can get accutane from certain canadian and mexican online pharmacy's without a prescription. Though I dont condone it.





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