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  1. Accutane week 3/4

    accutane seriously my ankles hurt a lot. I want to say it was all the running but pretty sure its the drug making it 10 times worse. Such an annoyance Day 20 - 21/04/2017 Everything is so so dry My nose is really dry My face is pretty dry which i only realised after putting on makeup I have felt that my legs feel a lot better My lips are not too bad my breakouts are getting a whole lot worse though to be fair My cheeks are quite spotty and my chin is quite bad too End of day 20 - completely broken out all over my face! Maybe the initial breakout is coming super late? Im getting quite anxious! Will I have bad skin forever? Thought I had dodged the initial breakout but turns out i didn’t It is day 21 and my face is a bloody mess but I’m just going to have to deal with it My cheeks are so swollen and so is my chin Forehead isn’t too bad yet but it will be side effects - dryness, dry lips but not too bad, dry hands and vivid, tossing and turning nights of sleep AHHHH my chin is so so painful jeeeeeez I look like an ugly mess but this is what you have to go through to get clear skin my skin hasn’t looked this bad in a while its inflamed and itchy and i feel like its only gunna get worse ugh Day 22 Skin feeling a little bit less inflamed than yesterday but still pretty bad. Its like I have gone back to square one which is so frustrating. I thought right good i have been the lucky one to not get the initial breakout but noon i was wrong My face feels dry and tight, my lips are very dry and cracked on the right side My forehead has erupted ugh I feel so unnatractive and its really sad that I feel that way about myself I really hope that about mid-way through month 2, my skin starts to chill out a bit fingers crossed.
  2. Week 3 Day 5-18

    Beginning - excessivly oily omg No other side effects but everything is disgustingly oily My face is completely broken out but because i am tanned it is easier to handle Left cheek - 16 active spots approx chin- 10 spots approx forehead - 15 spots approx left cheek - under the skin ones 9th april - day 8 - dry hands and general skin skin breaking out lips kinda dry had a bit of an unexplained anxiety thing when kita mentioned noam. Very strange, almost like i was unconscious and my mind was making my lips move. i don’t know how to explain it but it didn’t feel like me but i must have just been super tired. I am very tired even when just writing this so it makes sense Day 9 - everything normal nothing to document I will be documenting every 10 days so i get the satisfaction of throwing away my sachets one by one Day 12 very soft skin no initial breakout dry hands Day 14 face is a lot less oily but getting spots on my lips and my general spots look a bit shit my cheek is broken out (left cheek) My forehead has a spot my chin has all the tiny little spots I am using lancombe facial cleanser and toner with dermol moisturiser The texture of my skin is super super soft i have to admit though Softer than it has been in years and my lips are quite dry but not unbearable I am still feeling anxious about this initial breakout thing My skin i can feel will explode in the next few days Day 18 Lips okay today My shins seriously hurt I have been getting dry hands I have the occasional spot but loads of under the skin ones My skin texture is pretty awful especially on my chin Big one on my forehead Been getting really really tired but thats all really Feeling a bit down but not sure if it is me coming on my period, feeling shit about the lack of excercise im doing or the accutane. Who knows?!?
  3. Week 1 Day 5

    Super super super oily skin and hair but apart from that absolutely no side effects.
  4. Week 1 day 3

    No side effects yet. I do feel my cheeks breaking out though with big cystic under the skin bumps My forehead is also breaking out quite a bit My skin isn't unbelievably oily Tiny bumps everywhere on my chin Feeling super tired I want to see whether if i ignore that I am taking this drug, it may just be easier to take. So i am going to begin to update every few days, not daily but documenting anything important :)
  5. Accutane day 1 (02/04/2017)

    HALLOOOOOO, For starters my skin isnt looking terrible right now to be fair but before it did and I am now beginning my course of Accutane 30 mg for the first month and then going up to 60mg a day for the rest of the 4 month period woohoo. I am super super nervous might I add. I dont know what side effects will come with the drug. Who cares though right? Anywayyyyyy I have taken my first pill (well pills because it is a 10mg and a 20mg) and have woken up with no side effects at all. The dry lips thing was already a thing from skiing holiday so ye really nervous for the initial breakout but trying to not think about it too much because to be fair skin shouldnt dictate your life as much as it definitely does. Peace out GG xx
  6. Day 73

    @eclarue Hey how is it going for you? Im quite nervous but feeling okay. Im anticipating the initial breakout too!!
  7. Day 73

    It is nearly the end of the week. In about 2 weeks time I will be beginning Isotretenoin, otherwise known as Accutane. I feel like acne has changed me for better and worse. I mean, i have almost come to accept acne which is really strange but good at the same time. When I look in the mirror though, I don't recognise myself. I look tired and sad and spotty. It makes me upset to think that a skin condition has made me feel so down about myself. But I am trying to power on the best way I can at university, with loads of important events coming up. That is stressful in its own right. By Day 90 of my Skin journey, I will be starting again with my accutane journey from scratch in a new blog. This is to help me start afresh with a new experience and no more expectations. On a side note: I am still taking lymecycline. I still don't think that it is making an ounce of an effect. I am still getting breakouts all over my face. But i have established a few links. 1. Water helps everything 2. Dairy i think has a tiny effect on my breakouts 3. Makeup doesnt help Skin: Sunday 19th March 2017 - Cheek has erupted - forehead is angry -in between eyes is going to break out. I know it - chin is going to break out too I will be fine and before I know it, this process will be over G x
  8. Day 68

    Went back to the dermatologist today. I was getting super frustrated and sick of not seeing any bloody results. He told me the lymecycline has stopped working and I was right to come back. He skipped all the bullshit and I have been prescribed accutane 30mg a day. I AM SO FUCKING HAPPY OH MY GODDDDDD. I have been waiting for some change/ result for such a long time and was done waiting. I am going away for a week next week and so the sun should help my skin fingers crossed and then i will start taking it for 6 weeks and then go back to the derm for another dose with a blood test In the meantime I will carry on taking the lymecycline just in case i suddenly break out and the differin cream until further notice.
  9. Okay, so this blog is about what I use on a daily basis on my skin and about how I deal with having spots on a daily basis. I have been having a rough time coming to accept that my skin just fluctuates constantly. I have tried to build a correlation between diet, touching my face, using makeup, stress etc but i think overall its a combination between absolutely everything and i need to stop driving myself crazy. I use dermol cream to wash and moisturise my face//differin cream every night// lymecycline 408mg every morning//omega 3 oils every day and that is pretty much it. My aim is to go on accutane - i think it will work wonders for my skin but the process makes me apprehensive. I know that my skin is not as bad as many other people but it is really affecting my self-confidence and at the end of the day it is all relative. Tuesday I will be going to the dermatologist again and hopefully he can tell me some things I want to hear. I want to say that lymecycline is working but unfortunately it isnt. It might do and that is why im going to carry on taking it until the end of month 4 or until i get put on accutane. I am going to try as hard as I can to not touch my face, eat shit food and drink a load of alcahol but being a student that is always difficult.
  10. Yo, Had another breakout so going back to the dermatologist to be prescribed Accutane hopefully. Im bored of there being no change. Lymecycline is clearly not working and the scarring is just getting worse. So hopefully my derm will be cooperative and just give it to me. Fingers crossed. Update on skin 1. Huge breakout on left cheek 2. My forehead looks pretty bad 3. My chin is completely covered 4. My skin looks unhealthy and tired 5. my lips are so dry Will update after my dermatology appointment on tuesday
  11. Month 3

    My skin has broken out badly. Really badly. My forehead, cheeks, chin (especially) is bad. SO its my bday tomorrow and I have to deal with feeling crappy. Just gunna be one of those things eh? Feeling down in the dumps :(
  12. @Thetwald Totally agree. I know that my skin will heal and it will be gone soon enough. I think its the holding onto something which can be crippling. The need for immediate results. I really dont want it to get to a point though that I have to go on Accutane. The thought of it really scares me. What were your side affects?
  13. @ThetwaldThat must be really frustrating for you! Would you take a higher course if you could? I think I will at some point. Its horrible having acne but its a harsh drug so have to take precautions i guess. Im just like a sitting duck waiting for some bloody results but because antibiotics barely work, i am so cynical about the process and it is making me more negative. I think at some point Im going to have to let go and accept that I will have shit skin for a long time instead of getting upset time and time again.
  14. @Thetwald Why did you stop Roaccutane? Because Im considering it after I have exhausted all of the antibiotics. What do you think?
  15. @Thetwald Hey, have you tried Accutane yet and is lymecycline something you trust or is it an antibiotic that you think is a waste of time because It is really difficult having absolutely no results. Except from Differin seems to be stronger than Epiduo which is good. My forehead is less inflamed. I just feel like its really hard to explain to people why you have suddenly become an introvert when you used to loveeee socialising. Noone seems to really understand because to someone who doesnt have acne its nothing to them. Thanks for your support :)
  16. " I used to care what people thoughtBut now I care moreMan nobody out here's got it figured outSo therefore, I've lost all hope of a happy endingDepending on whether or not it's worth itSo insecure, no one's perfectWe spend it, with no shame." - V. 3005 Childish Gambino/ Because the Internet 2013
  17. Hey guys, Nearly at the end of month 2 on lymecycline. Went to the GP today to get more lymecycline because my derm recommended me to carry on going just in case I see results. I feel doubtful. I am considering Isotretenoin (accutane) and my derm gave me an information list or symptoms, warnings etc. The concept at first freaked me out but to be fair, so many people have gone on it and they have been fineeee so its a consideration. I feel frustrated because the lymecycline is not working. I want to see results. Not happening. Anyway she refferred me to an NHS dermatologist in Leeds. I am going to have a chat to someone about going on accutane/ another antibiotic before it gets to that. I want to see a difference instead of waiting for shit doctors to take fucking precautions before I can go on something that actually works. Anyway, I know it will be a long time before I have clear skin but I am positive that it will happen eventually. As for generally acne affecting my life, it is really difficult. I have practically stopped socialising because I don't want to be judged for my skin. I feel like I look almost ill without makeup, like constantly tired looking. My skin should look colourful and happy but it doesnt. Anyway, regardless of what I think it looks like, that is irrelevant. Because this SHOULD NOT affect you as much as it is affecting me. It is a pressure that I need to look perfect but that is unrealistic and i need to focus on building relationships with friends and family. It is a waste of energy and space. BUT I DO IT AND YOU PROBABLY DO TO ! " A person who has good thoughts cannot be ugly." - quote that I like. But i know that I am not ugly. I am fucking beautiful but would rather have clear skin. Will update you probs at the end of this week but it is consuming me so I think I may take a break and update weekly/ monthly instead. See ya on the other side
  18. End of week 7 and barely any change. Frustrating but just means that the lymecycline and epiduo combination is probably not working. Had a flare up this weekend which is super fun! But trying to keep a positive attitude as hopefully my skin will show some changes soon
  19. Hey there, I went to my dermatology appointment today at Harley Street Dermatology Clinic. Very fancy I know! Anyway, my doctor was really great and she answered all my questions. I am still very unsure of the link between digestive system and skin but that is another blog for another day. So, she said I am doing all the right things using non-comedogenic moisturisers and cleansers (Cetaphil) and said to stay away from anything that could potentially irritate the skin so that includes any scrubs containing salicylic acid. Side note: i cannot believe that it took me this long to see a specialist. I mean seriously what was I thinking. Dr Ryan told me that I have moderate to severe acne and I if i left my skin much longer, then I would potentially be left with permanent scarring. So, I was a little taken aback. I think it is because I have normalised it for such a long time that I have adapted to just wearing loads of makeup etc but its not normal at all. So prescriptions - She told me that I should take 408mg Lymecycline for another month and see what happens because my spots have cleared up by about 50% according to Dr Ryan. She can see it through the red texture of the skin. So I will go back and get another month's worth of Lymecycline. She told me to stop using Epiduo and begin to use 0.1% Differin Gel instead every night. As well as that she prescribed me Dermol Lotion 500. I feel like Epiduo stopped working or never really started to work to be honest. She told me that if Lymecycline doesnt work then we will try another antibiotic. Cant remember its name. And she also gave me a leaflet explaining the effects of Roaccutane. This drug scares me. I have heard loads about it. The concept of having to take roacuttane really freaks me out big time. I didnt realise my skin was that bad but it is. I have to read about it and see if there are any changes in my skin. I feel confident that my skin will clear up. It may be in 5 months time, or a year but it will happen and one day I will have clear skin
  20. Day 46

    Okay, so my texture of my skin is a lot better. Especially on my right cheek. It is completely clear and feels super soft. My forehead is also clearing up i think. It feels a lot less angry and way flatter than before. In between my eyebrows, there are a few little pesky ones which are quite frustrating. But my left cheek and chin are a bloody nightmare. They just will not go away!! There are so many on my chin but they aren't massively painful right now so its not too bad. But anyway, I am nearly onto my final week of lymecycline and epiduo. My prescription has nearly come to the end of the 2 month period and then I will have to go back to the doctor and either carry on with the same treatment or change it completely and go on something else. First Dermatologist appointment on saturday woohoo!!!
  21. Day 44

    @Lilc97 I havn't tried it but the GP has prescribed me Epiduo so have to carry on with it. Going to the Dermatologist soon though so hopefully it should begin to clear up
  22. Day 44

    I dont think anything is going on. My chin and around my mouth area looks horrible.My left cheek is still awful. I dont look good basically but its okay because im going home on friday to sunday and hopefully will feel more relaxed. My mental health is a lot better. Such an annoyance though. I think bad skin is the worse thing ever and it really effects your self-confidence more than people can imagine. Anyway update on specifics Forehead: very spotty but flatter than before Left Cheek: a bloody mess with a big one that is so noticeable Right Cheek: almost clear Chin: covered in little and big spots.
  23. Okay, so this is the beginning of week 7. I had work today and kept a positive mindset throughout the whole day. My skin is really bad still but the texture of my skin is much more hydrated and looking/ feeling healthier but im not really sure why. My forehead still has active spots which need to go away. My spot on my left cheek is stupidly big, red and swollen. The rest of the spots on my left cheek are not as bad but still bumpy. The right cheek is on the most part clear with under the surface spots in some places. The chin is probably the worst area on my face. Not a pretty site with tiny bumps pretty much everywhere but about 5 active spots just chillin' and my hairline is starting to be angry again which is not nice. On the most part my skin is something i just need to accept because if i am stressed it will just get worse and i am not prepared for cystic acne at all. I am lucky in the sense that my mum has really good skin so its not toooo bad but on the most part it is all going to be okay. Dermatology appointment Saturday @ 9A.M. I am so excited for this you have no frickin idea. Will update in a few days.
  24. Hello, My mindset is more positive even though my skin is worse. Im not sure why. But anyhoo, my skin has made me fed up if im honest. It is pretty damn bad and popping up in places im not expecting which is STUPID. So, my forehead feels a little less angry, my left cheek has erupted, my right cheek may have a couple coming through and my chin is red and spotty. Hairline is getting flared up again. It is all quite upsetting but it will be fine. At the end of the day it is only skin and it shouldnt dictate bloody everything. My mission for this week is to keep a more positive mindset. Be generally a more positive person and not let this dictate me. I know it is difficult when i feel unattractive but it is fine. Is it that bad to be ugly? All i need to do is get through this week and hopefully I will be fine. And then i get to go to the dermatologist and talk finally to a professional. x
  25. On an up side though, I have planned to book a dermatology appointment on Saturday 25th February. It is Harley Street Dermatology Clinic. Super Super excited to see a professional for the first time. I got really upset and phoned home last night which was a mistake. My mum is really annoying. She just buts in with stupid medical shit. She doesn't actually know what she is talking about because she has never suffered from bad acne. But anyway, mum and my sister decide to belittle my emotions and tell me that the lymecycline is causing me to have anxiety and I need to stop taking it. I was fuming. I got really really angry. Just wanted to scream FUCK OFFFFF. My dad is the only one who understands because he had acne when he was younger. It is frustrating to not be understood. Anyway, the dermatology appointment should hopefully clear up any queries i have and put me on a path for my skin to finally show some difference. I don't think lymecycline is working yet. I also don't think Epiduo is doing bloody anything. So instead I am just a sitting duck, just waiting for signs to tell me that I am doing the right thing. Putting antibiotics into my body for that long should be doing something negative to my gut. Anyway, will update you at the end of the week (Day 42)