Posted by kaceface, 28 October 2013 · 184 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!