Month 5 (!): Day 24
Y'all. I'm so very sorry for not updating this log. I've been having a rough few months..So rough that I had to defer my internships and graduation. No need to get into specifics, but I will say this: There are many warnings out there about accutane and depression. I have a history of depression and with all of the things that have been going on with me and my personal life, depression was not an issue. Accutane does not cause depression. Acne, avoidance, lowered self-esteem and other unfortunate things trigger depression. If you are reading this and are on the fence about accutane because of the depression warnings, just know that everyone is different. It may very well exasperate symptoms of depression with you, but chances are it won't. If sure this has been said many many times on here.
Now on to my face:
I always post the most flattering pictures!! =)
I'm about to start my 6th month and I'm still not completely clear. So strange to me. My cheeks are still filled with clogged pores. My dermatologist was going back and forth with the decision to bump me up or keep me the same for the last few visits. She said she wanted to bump me up to get everything out but I don't weigh enough for her to bump me up without concerns (I'm a solid 5'1 108lbs). Sooo I've stayed at 60mg this entire time. The same exact course I was on last time...Which didn't work. I've been kinda over this course since last month.. I'm kinda to the point where if this isn't going to get me completely clear before I get off it, it's definitely coming back in a few months..so at this point, I'm just taking it to enjoy these couple of months of skin that is pretty clear.
But here's the thing...
I haven't been on birth control during this course because I wanted to see if my acne was hormonal. When I got off of birth control last year, my acne started to come back.. Without me even telling my dermatologist about this, she prescribed me spiro this last visit because she's thinking that my acne is hormonal. Soo she said I'll take this low dose spiro (25mg) with my 60mg of accutane for this last month and then continue spiro after. We shall see if this works. I'm starting the spiro today.
That's all I have for today. I hope I can get back on track with this!!!
I hope everyone is doing well.