My dermatologist treated my cystic acne condition with accutane in 2003, and then again in 2006. Each time I was
on the medication for somewhere between 16 to 20 weeks. I have been experiencing flare ups again. Each breakout
seems to be related to my menstrual cycle. The doctor suggests birth control pills or anti-biotics. He did not recommend another course of accutane. I used to have very think hair, and now have about half the hair I used to have before treatment with the accutane. I did not mention the hair loss to my doctor, because I did not think that
there was anything that could be done. Is this condition treatable? Also, I am on anti-biotics which does not always
help. I really want to get these breakouts under control again. My condition is also complicated by the fact that I have epilepsy
and have been on this medication since childhood. I am in my mid 20's. Any help for me?
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