amylouise added a topic in Prescription acne medicationsSupport Needed Please...Some support needed please! I’m really really low at the moment. It’s day 13 for me. Here’s the my story in short:-
I’m 26. I suffered from acne when I was younger and they put me on Dianette (the pill) to treat it. It worked ok but it wasn’t great if I’m honest. My derm tried to put me on Accutane about 2.5 years ago to help further but I lasted just over a week as my face dried out so much I got scared and I found it really painful. I went back to my derm and she put me on antibiotics which I stayed on for almost 2 years (yes 2 years)! My skin was clear after a few months (as you can see in my photo as that was taken a year ago round about). Them BAMMMM, 4 weeks ago, my face flared up and the acne was back. I was almost suicidal to be honest. I went back to my derm and she’s put my on Accutane. I thought, right, I need to try and make this work this time!
I’m on 60mg a day and it’s day 13. I am really struggling. Mostly with the my face dryness and the soreness. It’s horrible. I almost feel like I want to exfoliate my face to get rid of the flaking skin but people are saying not to do this so I end up picking it off with tweezers which I imagine is not great either. Help, what do I do? I am moisturising.
I honestly don’t know if I can do the whole 4 months (120 days).
The other side effects really are worrying me too but I haven't had anything else apart from dry eyes so far. A bit achey in my back too. I do a lot of running so I think I'm going to stop that for a while.
I guess I just need someone to tell me things will get better and that it’s going to be ok.
Desperately seeking some support…..
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