Im new, I have been lurking here while deciding if I wanted to take accutane. Obviously I've decided to bite the bullet, Im 24 now and Im fed up of having horrible skin for the past 10ish years. Im 5 foot 6 inches and weigh 55kg.
A bit of background information:
I have persistent acne, I have tried drugstore to high end skin care brands for years, home remedies, antibiotics, topical creams. While they helped maintain the acne they never actually got rid of it.
My cousin in Germany saw a dermatologist who helped get rid of her spots so while on a family holiday I went to see him. He offered me accutane straight away however I wanted to try everything else before going on the drug (and have Drs here give it to me if needed). He prescribed me antibiotics, topical cream and a facial soap (same things as my cousin). They didnt help at all, made no difference.
I went to my GP for more antibiotics who actually suggested accutane and sent a referral to a dermatologist, this was back in November). After a huge palaver I finally had my appointment last week, bloods taken on the same day (already fasted for 12 hours because this forum gave me the heads up). Since Im a lady the derm made sure I was on the pill, I have been for 3 years and she wrote me a prescription for accutane and said she would phone me with my blood results. And here I am.
I've taken my first pill today, 20mg daily. I wanted to keep a log to share my experience, good and bad. Im not going to lie, Im scared to take this and made my feelings known to my derm, and Ive told everyone who needs to know I am taking this drug so they can keep an eye out on me. My mother is a bit worried about it but she understands that Ive tried everything and I just want clear skin.
I would appreciate any advice and am happy to answer any questions anyone has aswell!
Hopefully everything will turn out great and I can make it though all the initial breakouts, dry skin and trauma of being on this drug.
Im including pictures, I dont really want to show my face. But seeing the changes and results will be helpful for other people who might want to go on accutance. And its nice to see progress.
For all of those who stuck til the end of this long post, thank you!!!
Edited by Myra88, 03 March 2013 - 03:44 PM.