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Old 01-07-2005, 06:47 AM   #1
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i swear to god i hate derms

i went there today for the first time and i have like 6 pimples at a time and a few on my back i think because i have red marks that he thinks i have alot or something. he must be dumb i swear he tried to prescribe accutane and then i was like no yo i have ocd, social anxiety and depression and im already taking some other medication. i thought accutane was for severe acne so now they prescribe it if you get like 5 a week or something i dunno.
he put me on miocin and some lame *** creams that i know wont work probably retin-a or something useless. maybe i should have taken accutane but i swear its almost over. i swear its cause im growing facial hair cause 3 weeks ago i got acne on my chin but then after 3 weeks i started growing facial hair and no more acne. same with my moustache area i finally grew one of those and i use to get acne there but not anymore. i dont have any facial hair on my cheeks though so thats why i get acne there maybe. im hoping ill have a beard in 5 months maybe. but i dunno should i take accutane for this case. like i get 5 pimples at a time and most of them are so small like barely visible. then i asked him if i could get anything to help speed up the red mark process(like i already asked on here). hes like no just dont pick at them. he didnt even seem to want to help.

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Old 01-07-2005, 09:56 AM   #2
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Re: i swear to god i hate derms

Yeah, a lot of them don't have any "bedside manner". But don't worry. The best solution is to know your own body and try to find a way to deal with it. I went through the same thing with every dermatologist (even the nice ones) that I went to see about my acne. I have learned to live with the acne (it has gotten better) and figure out my own routine to control it. I still see a dermatologist once a while when I want to really punish myself. But I don't take a lot of their advice and I simply try to figure it out on my own.

By the way, I have said this a thousand times on this board, "less is more". I don't think dermatologist get this phrase. So if you are not comfortable with what the dermatologist recommends, don't do it. It is likely that your gut instinct is saying something about the line of treatment the dermatologist is recommending. I know a lot of dermatologist that will prescribe Accutane because it is supposedly a "quick fix", even for people who don't have severe acne. Accutane is only for people with severe acne. The side effects alone should prevent most people from taking it, unless they are covered in acne from head to toe. Also, you metioned Retin-A. I use Retin-A at night and it has worked for me. But that is the only prescription that I use from the dermatologist. Basically, I just wash my face in the AM and PM and let nature take its coarse. Ironically, my face has gotten better. Hope this helps to make you feel better.

Old 01-07-2005, 10:14 AM   #3
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Re: i swear to god i hate derms

yeah im so sick of these quick fixes. people dont even know anything about what the medication is made of. like i swear half the ppl with "depression" arent really depressed but the doctors dont want to deal with it. i swear if i went to the doctor right now and said im sad because i lost the hockey game and i feel i suck at hockey hed be like ok take paxil. medications should only be taken if you truly have a problem. i have acne on my back and chest but thats only cause im going through puberty and its going away slowly because im exiting puberty. ive never got a cyst in my life nor have i gotten more then 10 pimples at a time. oh take accutane it only makes your brain swell up(i think i heard that), it only makes you suicidal and toxic to your liver and you only have to mix it with medications where the effects of mixing are unknown. i cant take the stupidity and ignorance of the medical profession. i hope one day after im done my science degree enter the medical field and beging maybe a general practionier or a specialist and i hope to learn from the mistakes of doctors prescribing medication senseleslly.

im not bashing acutane i just dont feel the risk should be taken when its not necessary

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