How's everyone feeling on this challenge anyone else noticing other differences apart than acne improvements? I feel like I have less brain fog, better focus on tasks, easier to make conversation after about day 5 but I don't know if thats just a placebo effect
At least if anything do your research on accutane. It's unlikely that you will be able to get it straight away anyway so you could always start on the regimen but your acne looks moderate / severe in my book with it being quite inflamed and I think you would gain a lot from accutane.
The regimen has helped a lot of people no doubt about it, but there's always going to be the element of doubt about whether it's going to clear you completely and it's a process which will take up a fair part of your day every day and that just isn't sustainable for some people.
It's a personal decision about whether to take accutane or not and of course there is the risk of side effects but they are largely exaggerated and in most cases you will expierience dry lips and be absolutely fine.
I have to make a post in this forum as I used to follow it every day and I'm coming back to it for reasons unrelated to acne.
I managed to go 90 days no fap between (September and November) and although during that spell my life didn't suddenly change or start morphing into a party animal I had a far greater clarity of thought, could concentrate for longer and could deal with my acne better in a way cause I wasn't feeling negative as much just more relaxed.
Therefore i'm back on this challenge and man is it tough starting out again I must have relapsed about five times but this time i'm 100% comitted to the cause. At the moment i'm on day 4 and have been able to control urges for the most part.
"When were you involved in a train wreck"
Economics teacher in front of the class "The good, the bad and the ugly" giving me a stare
The worst one I can remember "We should put up a poster saying if you are feeling depressed, take a moment and think at least you don't look like this guy (referencing to myself)" Needless to say I chose never to hang round those so called "mates" again
I really just can't wait to be clear, I don't get the point of making comparisons to people either worse off than you or better off than you because everyone's problems affect them in different ways. In a superficial world acne is awful in causing psychological damage socially as you are always being labelled about something as if it's YOUR fault, which is very hard to make an impact on as their is no official cure.
What it has taught me though is to never take anything for granted and that it is always important to try and emphasize with people when suffering with something that may not cause suffering to myself as everyone is different and deserve to be treated with respect. However, if I hear another person complaining of a tiny zit on their skin in front of me the only empathy they will get is a punch to the face