Hi everyone! i just joined here today! this website is so helpful for us who are struggling with acne. so imformative. I started having acne since i was around 19 yrs old. I am 24 now. I had it on and off. I always manage to try take care of my face so i can look beautiful. i change my pillow case every few weeks, take off my makeup before sleep, diet, etc. Usually i breakout before my period, but it takes awhile for it to clear up. Left side of my face is pretty clear, maybe just a little bit of scars. Right side of face i have more acne & forehead. When i go out i oviously need to have makeup on because i feel so ugly without it . I want to be able to clear it up and not have to wear makeup anymore when i go out. I have tried antibiotics which didnt help me much. I know i breakout because of my hormones. So last year i started seeing my dermatologist, the very first thing she prescribed me was accutane. I was very scared to go for it, heard many horror stories. Such as: severe depression, suicidal, hair loss, not being able to wear contact lenses,etc. I know that Diane 35 is very powerful too and has many side effects. God how i wish there weren't any side effects. I wish i didnt have to take anything but i know the acne wont go away without treatment. I suffer with depression & all that so im afraid accutane might make it worse. I know everything is worth it to try and if it bothers you stop it. i have mild-moderate acne. Not sure how many people experienced hair loss on accutane & BC?. Also i wear contact lenses so i heard i might not be able to tolerate them while on accutane. i hope it doesnt damage the eyes permanently from tane. i do have glasses i can use. So even my mom was terrified for me to go on accutane. Even though im sure it helps so much to clear the skin. I am not planning to have children anytime soon so im good for it and i took my first blood test yesterday, i have to see the results. I got the papers and signed them,etc. Im still so scared for accutane. For me its either that or diane. They are both very strong medications.
I had experienced diane-35 9 months ago. i was on it for 2 months and it cleared most of my skin pretty fast. it really did help me alot and was very happy & thankful for it. I know it works for me. So i should stick with diane if it helped me. Accutane should be the last option i heard. of course when i stopped it the acne came back but not very fast. The thing is what i did that made it worse was i have done waxing on my face for so many years for hair removal. Us ladies do not want to be hairy lol. My skin is sensitive. I noticed that the reason i kept breaking out was because waxing bothers me. I hate threading though but thats the only option i have now. I started threading my face now since last week lol, had abit of redness but never broke out . I just wax my upperlip, it hurts to do threading on upperlip. So the reason i stopped diane 35 after 2 months was because i couldnt stand the side effects. I was severly depressed, very suicidal, not motivated to do things and just wanted to stay in bed. I also cried everyday, couldnt stop. I couldnt sleep almost everynight (insomnia), and had loss of appetite( lost 12 lbs). I would eat everything and still lost weight which was the only side effect i loved lol. I enjoyed the weight loss. it makes you sexier. everything else sucks. it made me crazy. i had anxiety, lashing out at ppl. but back then i was going through heartbreak with my ex bf & confusion it was very difficult for me so it could have been because of the heartbreak i was going through. Now i do not have any feelings for my ex bf because he really hurt me & lied. So im willing to try diane 35 again. It helped me so much.
Im going to start it soon. Hopefully i wont get too much depressed/suicidal like i was before. Thats why i dont want to be on it for a long time. As for weight loss? id love to lose more weight. Im now 132 lbs. Before i was 142 and got down to 130 from diane and can maintain it for long time same weight .
What medication is worse with the side effects in your opinion? more scary, etc Diane 35 or Accutane?
i would love to hear your experiences, thank you!