I just receieved word from my Dermatologist that I can't start Accuatne on Nov. 21st. Words cannot describe how excited I am to begin.
I've always had the occasional breakouts, I'd say they started at age 15-16. This past summer my skin cleared up completely, not one new breakout for weeks. I was so happy I thought I had finally gotten rid of the problem. Unfortunately, around late August my skin erupted! I had never seen anything like it, I started getting large painful cysts. I would wake up with 2-3 new ones a day. I was a mess. I went to the dermatologist and he put me on Doxycycline 200mg a day and gave me Aczone as a topical. It didn't help, my face was aching, itchy, red, it was horrible. He said I should consider going on accutane, right away I said yes because I've seen many friends get great results from this medication. I've been going back every week for Cortisone shots (works wonders) until I am able to start on the accutane.
I'm basically starting this blog just to track my progress and share my story with people who can relate. Please feel free to comment any tips and advise that you may have:)
P.S. I am staying anonymous for now because I cannot bare to share my face with the world. Once I start seeing results I will be sure to share pictures:-)