I was in the same boat as you, I just turned 19, I was on minocycline for about three months without much improvement, and I have my brothers wedding coming up in May, so on Jan. 10th I had an appointment with my derm. and I asked him about Accutane and how I felt after doing some research that I wanted to try it and I wanted his input, he told me he thought it was a good idea and started explaining the side effects and everything. After our 10 minutes discussion he was impressed by how much I already knew and wrote out the prescription for the first of five months. And I remember asking, don't I have to get blood tests and stuff done? But he told me that Accutane isn't so bad on guys as it is for women, they are the ones that get tons of tests done for pregency mostly and he said judging from my history, he didn't believe there was a reason to do any tests, so don't believe people who are telling you that you have to get long tests done and ****, because after 20 minutes and $20, I had my first months dosage in my hand...anyways, I am about to finish my first month's dosage and have another appointment with the derm. next week, and yeah sure there was an initial breakout about the second week of usage but it goes away and you know what, so far the results are 100x better than that of 3 months of minocycline. I do deal with the dry lips and dry skin but that is a small price for what has happened so far, when I first started when I would wash my face I could feel the bumps and stuff, but now my face has shown great improvement, what used to be bumps are now just red marks and when I wash my face I can barely feel any type of bumpiness at all. Going by the results so far, by the time May rolls around, my face should be clear for my brothers wedding. I am sorry this post is so long, but I hope it helped.