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Old 01-25-2004, 02:19 PM   #2
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Re: My Story

I feel for you so much because, although it sounds like your acne is more severe than mine, I know what it feels like to have to try to hide from the world. Somedays, I can barely make it through my entire day of work, so I end up hiding in the bathroom for the last 1/2 hour.

If I were you, though, I would give the Accutane a fair shot. If you have consistent cysts, then if you don't do anything about it, you will very possibly have scarring and, from what I have heard on this board and in other places, anti-biotics and creams and lotions do not work on severe cystic acne.

Don't look forward 4 years and see yourself in the same place you are now...you are young and could, potentially, nip this right now and move on with your life.

I am supposed to go on Accutane in a couple of weeks and I am still not sure...but if I had cysts all the time, I would not hesitate.

And we're always here for support....good luck.