Liam Foster

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About Liam Foster

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  • Birthday 07/16/1992

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Hull, England
  • Interests Football, Radio DJ, spending quality time with family and friends

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  1. My Accutane Journey/Log

    Week 3 - Same shit storm as last week however Iv'e managed to remain at work all this week so far which is good I suppose. Still getting new painful extremely large cysts, old acne is taking forever to bloody heal and most aren't even acne anymore just hard lumps. No improvements as of yet. Side effects beginning to kick in slowly however, especially the dryness. My nose especially is becoming extremely dry and flaky, and for some weird reason my forearms are too. My ears even feel dry inside when I clean them (which is odd). Hopefully will start seeing some slight improvement soon. Just a brief update on my skincare regime and vitamins, also: Cleanser AM & PM: Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser Moituriser AM & PM - Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturiser 50mg Zinc L-Lysine - 2000mg Vitamin E 2000iu Vitamin D - 20,000iu Not sure if maybe I need more or less vitamins/supplements and/or a different skincare regime and products. Please comment recommendations if so
  2. My Accutane Journey/Log

    Thank you for this! I honestly appreciate it so much. My skin at present is horrific. I count over 16 active red inflamed cysts. Im hoping this is my intial breakout as im into my 3rd week now. No side effects though at present and no improvement. Ill keep you posted!
  3. So iv'e been on accutane for nearly 3 weeks now and I haven't noticed any improvement at all. No dryness, no side effects at all. However my skin is the worst I have ever seen it. Like, I can count now about 15 large, painful red cysts that honestly look like I have a disease. Now I have never suffered form this many cysts at any point in my life - and the problem is they don't seem to heal, they just linger and get bigger. With pus and all kinds of gunk in them. Now I know that the intial breakout is bad, and you are supposed to get it whilst on accutane and im not sure if this is my IB now - however is this normal? Like literally every single spot I get is turning into large painful cysts, literally every single spot that forms. That's never happened to me ever before and I honestly can't control any of them and everything I currently put on there to calm it seems to do nothing. Would accutane be the probable cause of this? I really hope so.
  4. So I thought I would start an accutane log to share with people my ongoing experience, in hopes that one day my story will inspire other people in a similar situation as me. So brief summary about my horrendous ongoing battle with severe onset, cystic acne. I started to develop severe acne when I was around the age of 18/19 - It has basically destroyed every part of my life for the past 5 years. I have tried diets, skin care regimes, cleanses - wasting a harrowing amount of money on different ''cures''. All to no avail. I know there is a underlying problem but Im just so tired and depressed with it all that I don't even have any fight in me to persevere for an answer. This is where accutane comes into the equation. I have exhausted pretty much every other possible solution other than this powerful drug. Getting prescribed it was possibly the best feeling iv'e had in a few years, just to have that hope in your mind that maybe one day you will finally have decent skin. So quick skin update - there isn't a patch on my face that isn't covered in horrible, cystic, inflamed, red acne - that hurts to the touch, and hurts my face when I move it. It's absolute torture. So iv'e been on accutane for 2 weeks now exactly and here's my log - Week 1 - No major side effects and no change in skin whatsoever. Skin isn't dry, lips are absolutely fine, no joint pain etc. Guess it takes a long while for the body to adapt. Week 2 - Well. What an absolute shit storm of a week. Now, Im not sure if i'm at my initial breakout stage already, however my face has never been this bad. I got sent home from work early today because I just couldn't cope. My hair is so long and scraggly due to me having so much acne on my forehead that I need my hair to cover it up. I'm really hoping this is an accutane flare up because if it's not, then Im well and truly screwed. Other than that, no real other side effects of note. Skin has gotten far worse, no extreme dryness, some around my nose. No dry lips either as of yet which is strange. Will keep you all posted. It's so tough.
  5. So for the past 5 years I have been living with severe extreme acne. It's torn my life apart, made me a shell of my former self and has made me a recluse. But what does living with extreme severe acne really feel like? It makes you hate yourself, the way you look, the way you feel. It leaves you with crippling depression, with no hope for the future. You feel lost, alone, empty. You can try every diet, regime, products there are out there - all will and have failed. It will not only be painful mentally, however it will physically be painful. I struggle to even sleep with it. It makes you not want to go to sleep at night because you're petrified about going through the next day all over again. You slowly starting losing friends but more importantly, you start losing your family. You don't leave the house, you spend all of your weekends indoors whilst everyone else lives their lives. You can't even go meet the person you're madly in love with because you're so ashamed and scared. All hopes for a future are non-existent; your life literally revolves around pain, shame, and suffering. You envy and despise every person you walk by in life, who you see on TV, your friends, your family who have clear skin and think they don't know just how lucky they are. You constantly dream about what your life would be like with clear skin. Without this pain. Your mind becomes a toxic pool of harmful, depressive thoughts that make you want to do things to relieve the pain but you're too scared. I have tried so much stuff over these past few years. All have failed. I get people telling me I look incredibly ill because, well, I am ill. My face is just covered in huge cysts, bumps, redness, scars - I am barely recognisable to people I once knew well. You know the worst thing? Right now Im doing everything these so called 'experts' say to do. Have a good skincare regime, eat organic, drink my body weight and then some in water, don't drink, smoke - however every day it gets worse. The current acne I have doesn't heal either, it just stays inflamed and red. To anyone reading this who struggled with severe acne - and im not talking about the odd spots here and there that are easy to deal with - this is for people like myself who's condition is extreme and serious; I know what you'r going through and if you ever need an outlet to let people know just how broken you are - please don't hesitate to share your feelings. People NEED to know just how crippling this skin disease is.