I found this site a few weeks ago. Thank you all very much for contributing to this informative and supportive network.
I finally decided to post because I am having a difficult time and I think it would be nice to have a community that understands the emotional frustrations of dealing with stubborn acne.
I am starting my 13th week of accutane and my skin is still breaking out consistently. Over the years, I bet that I have taken all of the antibiotics available for acne treatment.
I am a 34 year old woman. I’ve been primarily a vegetarian for over 15 years. I stopped eating dairy products 3 months ago. I haven’t eaten wheat or gluten products for nearly a month. I take vitamins e & c as well as ALA, DMAE, EFA, and probiotic supplements. I use cetaphil cleanser, cetaphil moisturizer, jojoba oil, and tea tree oil as my skin care regimen. I do not wear make up. I exercise moderately.
I am wondering if anyone else in this forum had this lack of response to accutane? Did things turn around? What did you do?
I am trying to accept that I may have to live with acne for the rest of my life. I suppose I have been going through the grief process of denial, bargaining, anger, and depression. I am determined not to have my quality of life be contingent up my skin problems. How do folks deal with these feelings?
I’d love to hear from anyone who would be willing to share. Adult acne sufferers, in particular, please respond.
Peace and gratitude.