Hey guys! So I’m about to start on Accutane on June 8 so 8 days from now. I’m pretty excited and nervous at the same time because I know it will work but at the same time, I’m so so scared of all the side effects but I wanna just get on it and get it done with! What I am especially kinda freaked out about is that I sometimes through out the day, get a tiny bit of anxiety (pretty mild) and it just kinda shows up for no reason. I really hope Accutane wont aggravate this :/ does anyone know anything about this?
So I just wanted to keep a journal of my experience with Accutane and I wanted to help others who are on it or are about to go on it because these journals and diaries really helped me make the decision that I wanted to start this. And I promise I’ll keep you guys updated throughout my journey and I hope it’ll go well with nothing too painful!
A little bit of background about me is that I’m a 16 year old girl who lives in Overland Park Kansas and I have moderate to severe cystic acne. I’ve struggled with acne since I was 12 but just about a year ago, it got really bad. I tried several treatments with little success, including Doxycycline, Minocycline, Spirnolactone, and Bactrim (a sulfa drug). And I tried sooo many topicals like Differn, Tazorac, Zianna, Aczone, a bunch others I can’t even remember. I also tried ProActiv, AcneFree, Nuetrogena and a bunch of other over the counter stuff. So I guess it’s safe to say I tried a lot And I am pretty healthy with no health problems or anything like that and I am also very active.
So yah I really hope this will be a success story and if anyone knows about the anxiety thing and if Accutane can make anxiety worse, please let me know! And I wish everyone the best of luck if they are on Accutane or are about to go on it! And feel free to leave comments and ask questions, I’ll be happy to answer!!