Sorry I haven't updated in a while. Was super busy over the holidays and haven't spent much time on here. I do check in almost daily but I haven't seen any notifications so I figured nobody missed me lol.
Anywho. I got my blood work done today. My derm appt is on Monday and I will be starting my 5th month on Claravis. Can't believe I'm at the end!!
I have to say I am extremely thankful to Accutane for saving my life. I don't say this lightly. Accutane gave me my life back! I have never felt so "normal" in so long. I mean YEARS. I spent ridiculous agonizing hours in front of the mirror freaking out over my skin and now I don't have to do that anymore. I can finally look at myself without crying. I don't have the obsessive thoughts about my skin like I used to. Granted I still have OCD and BDD, but it is at a level that is under control and I am still working on beating them. I am even grateful to Dan's regimen. Because if I had not gone on that regimen and discovered this site, I might not be where I am today. This site has been so helpful to me. When nobody else could understand the pain I was going through, so many of you on here helped me through my dark times. You also gave me the motivation to tackle this and go on Accutane. I used to be terrified of that name and probably would never have gone on it if I hadn't read so many blogs on here and saw how it cured so many of you. So anybody who is about to start Accutane and they're having doubts, try it. I honestly would take this medication every day if that's what it takes. Every nosebleed, back ache, and rashes on my arms are completely worth not wanting to die because of the way I look. My course really flew by and all I can really hope is that this is my answer, and acne is gone for good.
It seems like the only time I get pimples now is right before my period. So I am curious to see what this month brings. I will ask my derm on Monday if he thinks I need to go a little longer.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas & New Years! =)