Hi everyone! Everyone here seems so nice so i thought i would share how my experience with accutane goes!
I've been looking at many people's accutane logs for a while now trying to decide whether I should go on it myself or not
a bit about myself: I'm 20, female and Asian with fair skin (i haven't yet seen any female asians taking accutane...?). i've been suffering acne for about 9 years now. it's become cystic acne in the past 4 years. cystic acne runs in my family, so... yea. can't run away from genetics.
I've been on all antibiotics (topical, oral) that are prescribed for acne, you can name any OTC acne treatment, and i would have tried it. I was so worried about all the side effects of accutane, I was too scared to consider it as an option of treatment.
I went to see a new dermatologist earlier this week (didn't like my old one.. tried to prescribe me more antibiotics that did not work in the past.) and as soon as i walked in for a consultation, she looks at me and asked me why I didn't come in earlier. haha
she was very kind to explain and reassure me with the side effects of accutane. i got my blood work done the day I saw my derm and I am going back in next week to get my prescription!
I am hoping (fingers crossed) that this will put an end to my fight with acne that's been going on for 9 years!