Ever since around 7th or 8th grade in middle school I have been dealing with acne. I have tried everything I could think of and that has been recommended to me over the years. All the store products: Neutrogena, Acne Free, St. Ives, Clearskin, you know, all those. The other online products like Proactive, Max-Clarity, Skin I.D, and other pills. Then natural supplements like Neem pills, Pantothenic Acid (sp?), Zinc pills and more. Then there was the dermatology care that I had the highest hopes for and tried Retin-A, Atralin, Tazorac, Duac, Acanya, Tetracycline antibiotics, Solydon pills, but once again nothing. Then eating healthy, trying no dairy, birth control pills.. My last hope before Accutane was photo facial lazer treatments and extractions (which let me say hurt like no other) but of course they did nothing as well. What else was I to do now?
My derm had been trying to get me to go on Accutane for years now and I always said no because I was always too terrified to go through with it, (I’m not gonna lie the horror stories about the side effects still freak me out till this day..) But oh well, I am completely done with acne and I’m hoping this will finally be my savior for my face so I told my derm I am finally taking the plunge. Even any little improvement will be so much better!
I am 115 pounds at most, and about 5’5. I just FINALLY took my first pill of 40mg! I swear it’s torture having to wait almost like 2 months for them to register you and get all your lab tests done. I’m nervous but beyond excited to finally get this Accutane ball rollin’!
I know all about the common side effects such as superr dry skin and joint pain and all that so I am prepared with my materials for that for the most part. If anyone has any helpful tips, products, or stories to share it would be greatly appreciated!!
And sorry that was so long... just wanted to make sure my whole story was shared!
Edited by NeedAMiracle!, 15 April 2012 - 12:33 PM.