So I'm starting my accutane journey, and logging it here. It might help other people as others have helped me, and hopefully it will help me through this too!
I don't know all the lingo like most people on here, but I think I would be classed as persistent mild to moderate acne which I've probably had about 10 years ish (I'm a 24 years old, male).
The dermatologist said that I'd tried everything else so it was either try Roaccutane, or wait to see if it goes away in a few years(!). This was a huge decision for me because I was planning to move to Germany within a month or so. It was really hard to decide to put off my plans but I figured it would be worth it in the long run. I had another horrible decision to make today after being offered a job for the rest of the season in a ski resort (I did a season last year and really wanted to catch the end of this one), but in the end I passed it up for Roaccutane and today I started my course.
I have been put on a 20mg a day dose, and he said he expected it to take 6-8 months. I really hope it's not more than 6 but we'll see.
Things I've bought:
- Carmex lip balm
- Botanics Mens Sensitive Face Wash
- Botanics Mens Normal/Dry Intensive Moisturiser SPF 12
- Some Vit C/Zinc tablets
- Fish Oil capsules
- Vitamin D3 (I just picked these up because they were cheap, more vitamins can't hurt I guess)
- Some Linseed (flax seed) for more omega3 etc.
Sorry for such an incredibly long-winded post, I hope to keep my updates brief!
Thanks for reading, if you got this far!
Edited by esa, 26 February 2012 - 10:27 AM.