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20 Year Old, Just Starting Claravis - Westport, CT

I am a 20 year old female. I have been dealing...

I am a 20 year old female. I have been dealing with acne since I was 12 or 13. I have tried everything. I have been using Epiduo for the last year (hence why my skin isn't absolutely terrible). When I do break out, the pimples are under the skin and extremely painful. My doctor has been trying me to take accutane for the last couple of years, but i always said no. Finally, this past year, I have become so fed up with having to put on a cream every night, yet still not getting results, and just keep getting more and more scaring on my face. I just took my second pill today, and obviously have not experienced any side effects. I have noticed my face is a bit more red and I also need to buy some sunscreen considering I have a 20 minute walk outdoors to work everyday. All of the acne that I have seen on here doesn't exactly look like mine, so I was wondering if anyone has every seen any significant results on anyone with my type of skin? I do not really break out on my forehead, but my cheeks are terrible and I just started developing some acne on my chin due to what I believe is stress.

1 month

One month down- started at 30 mg and my next month is also 30 mg. my face is still breaking out really bad around my chin, and normally I never have acne here! Hoping for the best.

onto month 4

I am currently on what my doctor considers to be the 4th month. The first doctor I went to was prescribing me half of the dose that I was supposed to actually be on. So now I am currently taking 60 mgs a day. I have been having terrible anxiety and dry lips. Also, my skin is so dry that it feels almost like a lizard (weird i know). As for the skin, my face has smoothed out. There is still some blotchyness on my cheeks. The doctor said that this is because my skin is so fair and sensitive. I was just about ready to give up because of the anxiety, but the doctor told me to stick through it since I am so close to being finish. I am just hoping that the dark blotchyness clears up!
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