I started getting facial flushing and that horrible sunburn feeling on my face mildly at first but it started getting more and more intense, it did leave after a little while though but then the initial breakout came which was horrific, I had acne literally everywhere on my face at the worst point. That faded too but was replaced by a painful dry scalp and headaches that wouldn't go away. One thing after another!
But it was definitely worth putting up with them, I'd say it was more like 11 days rather than a week. It was rough but then again 11 days isn't much to sacrifice in the grand scheme of things at all. My skin is looking better everyday now, I'm really happy that I stuck with it because I honestly considered giving up
Hey! Fellow NHS Roaccutane-er here too If things start getting worse, its a good sign, mine got way worse before it started improving but it does get better
For me the 1st week was very rough and a struggle to get through but it was worth it, just remember the end goal you are going for! I think I made the mistake of focusing too much on the side effects and initial breakout rather than the end goal
Pretty good! Started a new low GI diet that I'm gonna stick to for at least a month or 2, drinking lots more water and I swear its made my skin less red. Maybe the change in food will help me out, maybe not, but at least I'll have tried. Feeling positive
I know you didn't want to take accutane but sometimes in life you have to take risks to achieve what you really want, I'm glad it paid off for you.
It gives me hope for when I start tane in 1-2 months time
Great documentary! I plan to show it to my mother soon as she believe the doctors have all the answers and said I was being silly when I was against going for more rounds of antibiotics, its not that simple. (Ro)accutane is not something I am going to look into unless I had thrown everything and the kitchen sink at clearing my skin - and that will take an incredibly long time, who knows by then it might have cleared up on its own anyway...
The usual "spotty" and "zitface" from younger kids when I was in school. I remember once there was a class activity and some of the people in my group that were the same age were talking about me and calling me "spotty" and laughing, they thought I was just out of earshot but I heard everything.
Once I had a huge cyst on my nose that was angry as hell so one of my friends started calling me "Rudolf"... he's actually a really good friend of mine and I know he didn't mean it to hurt me, it was just banter back then... it still sticks in my mind though.
A guy once said I was as "ugly as Moe Szyslak (the ugly guy from The Simpsons) but even worse with your disgusting skin". Looking back I find it funny how creative he was with that but its the one that sticks in my mind the most, I'll never forget that, it was tough to take at that age.