Originally my first post on this site was about dealing with my scarring on my body, After seeing a few specialists about treating the scars I realized I was still breaking out a little bit on my back/shoulder and chest. Not really cystic but smaller deep acne that took FOREVER to heal. I even had a few pop up on my arm and stomach even which is super random so I am definitely not dealing with this sh%t on top of all other issues..
I realized there is no way I could undergo scar treatment as I am almost certain I will get a breakout from it.
I also realized I had been on Antibiotics for a long a$$ time. I can't even remember how long. 5-6 years most likely.
I am sick of it, I am probably not going to grow out of it, Accutane it is (Clarivis).
I quit antibiotics cold turkey two days ago, took my first pill yesterday, second today. In my reading and talking to Derms I decided to start with 20mg a day for a month as it seems to limit any break outs so this is what I am Doing.
So.. Here it is:
Day -3: Found first Derm I could get in with, told her give me the Tane, nothing works and if you aren't for it, I will go somewhere else. Got it no problem after doing silly paperwork. LOL @ the red tape.
Got blood work, was a little nervous of results although I eat healthy, exercise, feel fine etc.. I am not sure why but I was slightly afraid something would come back off and I couldn't go on the pill or worse LOL.. Will have results Monday and start Monday assuming all was good.
Day 1: I was on a flight all morning, got a MSG on landing from doc saying "to call regarding bloodwork" of course I assume it is bad news LOL and can't get through for 6 hours. Finally reach someone and she said it is all perfect and they were calling in the script.. I even asked if anything was a little different or if there's any health issue I maybe need to watch and she firmly said "NO its all good." Not sure why the message was like that but it is my funny paranoia maybe now that I think back.
Took first pill with Peanut Butter and a big meal. No side effects whatsoever.
Day 2: Second pill down, PB and eggs for B fast with some veggies and fruit.
No break outs, no side effects, did notice my forehead is a little bumpy when I touch it though, can't see anything, my guess is a few black heads getting pushed up. I think I only have two active pimples now from before accutane and they are not really doing anything different, one may have shrunk a little sooner but who knows. Skin might be a little red like I am dehydrated but maybe I am just dehydrated, again, nothing I can really pin point to Accutane.
I am hopeful it will just start working and I won't have any IB as my derm said this is usually her experience with older patients who have been on a regime and start low but only time will tell.
Day 3: 7/31 Took third pill with a big breakfast of eggs, fruit, and toast, also ate some almond butter to get some extra fat. Still absolutely NO side effects. NO breakouts. My skin actually looks better if anything. I had a couple small blemishes Monday and it seems they shrunk faster than usual even. No active acne as of now, just some left over red marks.
Edited by sesvcl, 31 July 2013 - 02:12 PM.