I would like to share my accutane journey with you guys, and hopefully get a chance to let off some steam when things get rough.
Background info: I'm 23 years old female living by myself. My acne is genetic (both my mother and grandfather was plagued by it until well into their 30's). I have had acne for 10 years, and after being prescribed several topical treatments I was finally reffered to a dermatologist. He put me through a course of antibiotics (tetracyclin), which didn't help. And so I ended up with a prescription for Accutane..
Startet 16. august, 2013. 40 mg a day (I weigh around 110 lbs)
Week 1 (22-09-2013): There was naturally no changes in the first few days. On day four, however, I started to break out. It started mildly, but during the following days it got worse and worse. My lips are dry and sometimes my lower back hurts.
Luckily I'm not supposed to start at the university for another week and a half.
Week 2 (29-09-2013): My acne keeps getting worse. Now, at the end of week two, I'm experiencing the worst break out I have ever had. My skin hurts and every morning I wake up, I find at least five new, active pimples. I'm trying my best not to pick at them, because my dermatologist told me that the scarring would be worse, while I'm on accutane (don't know if that is true, have heard some conflicting stories). I'm really, really depressed. I spent most of the week with my family, but I had to go home, because I felt like being alone. I feel a bit emotionally unstable. Crying everytime I look in the mirror. Trying not to think about the fact that I'll have to face a bunch of new people the comming wednesday (as lectures begin). I knew it would get worse before it gets better, but right now I really need to see some progress. Doesn't have to be much. Waking up, with 1-2 new pimples in stead of 5< would do it..
Edited by LookWhatYouDid, 06 September 2013 - 02:23 AM.