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Not Much Of An Update But...

Posted by afwestberry, 25 December 2012 · 465 views

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I've been soooo busy, but I told myself I'd always make time to track my progress (even though technically there isn't any lol...). SO!
I went to the dermatologist last Tuesday, he said he felt I was a good candidate for Accutane. So, I've been taking birth control for a week now... just three more weeks until my journey officially begins!! I am so excited (I even broke out in happy tears)- even though I know it could be awhile before I start seeing any results. But I'm VERY hopeful!!!
I'm going to track my progress weekly here so stay tuned!!

Anyway, Christmas hasn't been so bad... I just knew it'd be terrible since this is the first time my family has all seen me since my face became a planet magnet. But actually it was just like any other holiday. Me and my boyfriend were supposed to be visiting his family and skiing this weekend.. thankfully the weather isn't going to be suitable for that, so we're staying here! Not that I don't love traveling and visiting family and skiing (especially skiing- if you've never been you should definitely go!) but as all you fellow acne sufferers know.. the cold weather/wind/overcast-yet-extremely-bright skies make acne appear SO much worse. As bad as this sounds, I just couldn't take that embarrassment :(

I hope you all had a merry christmas!! Ttys :)




I felt the same way yesterday, and Im usually the most energetic person in the room when my family is all together. I've been on accutane for 3 days now and it really hasn't hit me at all so far.

I felt the same way yesterday, and Im usually the most energetic person in the room when my family is all together. I've been on accutane for 3 days now and it really hasn't hit me at all so far.

I was the same way!! I hope your journey with Accutane is a positive one! Keep your head up, that's what I'm trying to do and still have three weeks until I can start.

oh, and as an update on this post... we ARE going skiing. BLAH. But I am a little excited to hit the slopes! My iPledge information came in the mail today as well as my lab result papers I am going to have to get filled out when I get my blood work done. Now its just a waiting game!
Thanks! Have you tried topicals and antibiotics before your doctor prescribed it??

Thanks! Have you tried topicals and antibiotics before your doctor prescribed it??

Nope.. I'd never been to a dermatologist before because regular acne washes (ProActiv, Murad, etc.) had always kept my acne pretty much under control. It wasn't until a few months ago it got bad enough for me to want to go and he prescribed me right away!

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