I get my blood work done tomorrow, and my course begins Friday. I've always had issues with acne, and I've tried a lot of stuff (DIM, fish oil, chromium, niacin, Benzaclin, glycolics, Duac/Tazorac combo that actually worked but did nothing for my body acne, tetracycline, doxycycline, etc.) Some of it has worked somewhat. Here's a picture of me, about...hmm, six months ago.
Six Months Ago
Look at that guy. Doesn't he look like buckets of fun? He's a happy one, he is.
Well, in short, my dermatologist refused to continue prescribing me my meds, because I wouldn't come in for another consultation. Now, you may ask, why? Why not go in?
Well, for one, she's in another city, and I am off at college. I'm too busy. She could've refilled my stuff and everything would've been fine. But she didn't, and this is what I have to look at these days.
Just in time for college. Oh boy, lemme tell ya, it's loads of fun.
So, today, I walked for 30 minutes to reach my dermatologist's office, ready to fight for my right to Accutane. I was willing to kill to get it if I had to. I went in and waited, studying for a test later in the day, and before long I was talking to a nurse, who reluctantly mentioned Accutane. I heard that sweet whisper and expressed my interest in the drug, and she wanted me to consider other options. This fight was not going to be easy.
My doctor finally walked in. He took one look at me, and the first words out of his mouth were, "What do you know about Accutane?" Well, after introductions and such. The point is, he knew what I was there for, and he was willing to hand it over. Added bonuses include the fact that my pharmacy is a four minute walk from the dorm. Hooray!
So, this is the beginning of my log. I will be keeping a journal here as often as possible describing the side effects, and posting pictures monthly to show my progress. I hope that, after six months, my problems will be solved.
My dosage is 40mg/day.
Edited by Kirbatha, 29 March 2010 - 12:46 PM.