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Pre-Accutane

Posted by kaceface, 28 October 2013 · 98 views

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Hi everybody!  I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm actually going on Accutane after dealing with acne for the past 5 years.  I began college this year and after seeing everyone with perfect baby skin, I decided to talk to my derm about going on it.  Surprisingly, she agreed and said that since my acne is so persistent and my skin is so sensitive to scarring, that it would be a good idea.  By no means is my skin extremely bad, but I always have 2-3 bigger cystic pimples and lots of little whiteheads all over my cheeks and nose.  I realize Accutane is an extremely strong drug with powerful side effects, but I am honestly tired of trying numerous things and wasting my money because they don't work.  I've been on almost everything - from Differin, Epiduo, Clearasil, Murad, ProActiv, Neutrogena, SkinID, chemical peels, 4 kinds of antibiotics, etc.  So this really is one of my last options.  Plus, my skin seems to scar after every single pimple, regardless of if I pick at it or not.  I also realize that it is a huge commitment and will take a lot out of me, but I am willing to deal with it all because I know in the end, I will be happy and confident about my skin.  I have always felt self-concious about my skin, and I am constantly comparing my skin to others.  It really upsets me seeing everyone else having flawless skin except me.  I've cried countless times and I've been so depressed.  What I'm trying to say is that I'm glad I'm finally going through with this treatment.  My roommate actually just got off of it and she is so happy with the results.  Two other girls I know are on it right now and their skin is looking better than ever.  Needless to say, I am both excited and nervous for what is to come.  I will be on a 5 month plan (I think?  I still have to clear things up with my derm).  I am really not looking forward to the blood tests (I'm TERRIFIED of needles) and birth control is a hassle considering I'm not sexually active.  I still don't know the concerns with Accutane and alcohol but I'm sure my derm can answer all my questions.  I will take my first pill November 25th!  Just thought I would post on here before I undergo my treatment.  I'll post something within the first week of treatment!  Wish me luck!




Hey i was in the same boat basically as you and i just started exactly two weeks ago. Good look!

 

Kinda sucks you have to wait so long cause you're a girl i think to take it.

 

I've drank twice while on it, didn't go hard though only 4 beers one night and a drink and 2 beers another. I've read that people drank and got wasted on special occasians and got really hungover and i've read that people are just fine so i guess it all depends. So just like my derm who didn't specify the deal with alc, i guess i'm gonna drink maybe once or twice a month but nothing crazy. I'd say if you are going to drink, don't go overboard and don't do it often or dont do it at all lol

 

Good luck!

Hey i was in the same boat basically as you and i just started exactly two weeks ago. Good look!

 

Kinda sucks you have to wait so long cause you're a girl i think to take it.

 

I've drank twice while on it, didn't go hard though only 4 beers one night and a drink and 2 beers another. I've read that people drank and got wasted on special occasians and got really hungover and i've read that people are just fine so i guess it all depends. So just like my derm who didn't specify the deal with alc, i guess i'm gonna drink maybe once or twice a month but nothing crazy. I'd say if you are going to drink, don't go overboard and don't do it often or dont do it at all lol

 

Good luck!

Ah, hello!  It's cool to talk to someone in the same boat as me.  But yeah I wish I could take it right now, but they monitor girls much closer than guys, which is understandable but annoying.  That's what I figured about the alcohol though.  I am definitely not going to overdo it.  I guess it just depends on the individual's reaction to it!  Good luck to you as well.  We can do this! cool.png

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