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    Late last year, I was going through a really difficult time. It all cumulated in November when I found out my girlfriend had been having a year long affair. I in a moment of madness took some pills and drink and was admitted to hospital. I haven't done anything of the like since and I don't feel suicidal.

    However, my skin has started to get pretty bad, and I think because of all the useless treatment ive had for body acne, that roaccutane is the next step. However I've been reading that there's a link between roaccutane and suicide, given my stupid mistake 5 months ago, am I a "no go" for treatment and if so how long for?
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    Doesn't roaccutane causes severe depression? Is it wise to take that after a suicidal attempt? Consult your GP and find something else. I myself am on Lymecycline, works pretty good.
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    (Original post by vpsycho)
    Doesn't roaccutane causes severe depression? Is it wise to take that after a suicidal attempt? Consult your GP and find something else. I myself am on Lymecycline, works pretty good.
    tried Lymecycline and It didnt work. Im at the end of my tether and want a more permanent solution, Im mixed race which means the spots leave pigment marks, I'm 23 now and Ive put up with it for long enough.
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    tried Lymecycline and It didnt work. Im at the end of my tether and want a more permanent solution, Im mixed race which means the spots leave pigment marks, I'm 23 now and Ive put up with it for long enough.
    I'm not really sure if your GP will prescribe you with roaccutane, especially with your past depression. The only thing I can advise you on is that you try strong acne medication in combination with off-the-shelf products like I do. I use a blackhead clearing scrub and Quinoderm Face Wash twice each day (daily and before bed) along with my medication. Thanks to this routine I never gets spots anymore, and luckily the pigmentation marks seem to be wearing off. I even got a bit of acne scarring but I've been told that Bio-Oil works wells with this.

    I highly advise you consult a GP/Dermatologist, but don't be surprised when they don't prescribe you roaccutane.
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    (Original post by vpsycho)
    I'm not really sure if your GP will prescribe you with roaccutane, especially with your past depression. The only thing I can advise you on is that you try strong acne medication in combination with off-the-shelf products like I do. I use a blackhead clearing scrub and Quinoderm Face Wash twice each day (daily and before bed) along with my medication. Thanks to this routine I never gets spots anymore, and luckily the pigmentation marks seem to be wearing off. I even got a bit of acne scarring but I've been told that Bio-Oil works wells with this.

    I highly advise you consult a GP/Dermatologist, but don't be surprised when they don't prescribe you roaccutane.
    hmm I wouldn't mind so much but it's body acne on my back on arms so it's kinda hard with topical treatments. I've not been diagnosed with depression, it was a one off and I never went back, this was five months ago now.
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    It's understandable why you're so frustrated about this, I myself have been getting spots for 7+ years (now I'm 20) and my GP just told me I'll grow out of when I'm 35. I just carry on though, prevention of spots is far more suitable than treating spots. I used to get some spots around my neck and shoulders, but lately it slowly going away. I don't think a GP will prescribe you on roaccutane straight away though, I've tried to get my GP to prescribe that to me but he was insistent that my spots was nowhere near severe enough for it., so I've been stuck on Lymecycline until further notice.

    Wow, I've made quite the few posts here lol. I hope everything works out for you, I know how depressing spots can be. Best of luck
 
 
 
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