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Some Advice To Those Who Are Stubborn Like I Was

Posted by ms8thwonder, 22 January 2013 · 592 views

So first off I want to say lets face it. No, really lets face it, we have acne. If your face is full of zits and you're all like "Why can they eat whatever the hell they want with a clear face and I can't cause supposeably it causes MY acne?" Well, I don't know much about whether things like eating junk food or such things as smoking can cause acne. I do however know that many people eat whatever they want and do not have a acne prone face. I was very stubborn in actually eating right and occassionally smoking once I got on Accutane. I thought I shouldn't have to, so I didn't for a while and continued to eat whatever I wanted. It is naive however to say bad food can't cause acne or that it can, all our bodies are different. If you were like me, being a stubborn little bastard and fighting yourself with drinking more water and NOT eating junk because of your acne just quit it. Quit it! Lets face it our face is full of FAT pimples, odds are against us regardless whether we want to believe it or not. I for sure know that conitnuing to do things to my body that didn't contribute to my overall health was just me being stubborn and stupid. The odds were against me and I was making it much worse. And I do know once I stopped eating junk, cutting down on my smoking, quitting those energy drinks and intaking A LOT of water everyday my face transformed itself.


Here's some advice. For the beginning of Accutane or therefore ANY treatment just quit all the bad stuff...Until you are clear. My face is untouchable right now as far as acne goes, I can eat some sugary food without paying a price. Ive had a few monsters this wk and have had no problems.

Accutane has been causing me some serious back aches. Ugh.
I learned that if I only wash my palms and not my whole hand I don't get rashes. I haven't since last time I reported on here.
Accutane has also caused this weird craving for BBQ chips. Seriously, wtf? Just kidding! Ha-ha
Ive had weird cravings all my life. I cannot stop eating BBQ chips today and ate a bag at work...
My scarring is still pretty bad. I read somewhere that if you have "pigmentation scarring" that it will fade after you are clear. However I do not see it "fading" and so I guess that Vitamin E Oil isn't working. I put it on in the night and when i wake up my face does look really better on how red the scars are, but I swear every time I wash my face it just looks the same. Only in the mornings does my face look great or close enough to it!

You know what's funny? I thought to myself I know what its like to have acne and go through it... Helping others in this situation would be a great job. Plus, from what I seen Derms look at you for half a second then prescribe you something and they're quicker than lightining! Did you see that Billy?!?! Huh?!!?Huh?!!?Didja didja?!?!
Billy: "It was a shooting star!"
"No billy, it was a dermatologist!"
lol....
SO I thought YEAH I can do that and probably contribute more of my time to my clients. However they do over 8 years of schooling. Too broke and so that dream fell apart, lol.



I will edit this later about how many days i've been on accutane. Hope all is going well for whomever reading this =)




I hate when dermatologists don't even look at your face and examine it or anything! How do you know what kind of acne I have if you don't look at it!?! I think there's a lot of potential for dermatologists to be more effective if they would just look at your face and poke around a little to see what's going on!

I hate when dermatologists don't even look at your face and examine it or anything! How do you know what kind of acne I have if you don't look at it!?! I think there's a lot of potential for dermatologists to be more effective if they would just look at your face and poke around a little to see what's going on!

I couldn't agree more, that's why I thought it couldn't be THAT hard to get such a job but that was naive thinking. They actually do a lot, it's just a matter of what problem they DO take time with, prescribing patients with prescriptions ISN'T something they take time on but stuff like say scarring or aging then will they take a deep look and do actual work. However for acne they seem to be the least interested in. I'm not sure why, but it makes me a little sad. :(

I agree! I feel like this whole acne thing has made an emostional wreck I'm a very emosh person anyway but litrely like everytime I talk about acne or accutane I get so emostional I cried in the derms office and I just didn't think he was very supportive or sympathetic I also got the feelin I knew a little more about accutane than he did seriously as in side effects and statistics and stuff and I thort the same I cud do this job with all my knowledge and empathy lol xx