"I'm liking your workaround on the quote issue, so I'm trying it out too haha.
America's health system is decent, but it is not without its flaws and the costs are a little insane. I personally pay a $35 co pay every time I see any of my "in-network" doctors. This is in addition to me paying $140 a month out of pocket and my employer paying $210 a month for my insurance premium that covers only myself and doesn't include vision or dental (there are separate insurance plans for these two). It sounds like you guys have less access to doctors, have a difficult time getting appointments, and have to wait a while to even see a doctor compared to us, which must suck :-/
I'm introverted and used to be really, really shy when I was your age so I totally understand where you're coming from. I've pushed myself to be more outgoing and more confident as I got older so I personally don't hesitate to ask doctors, or anyone for that matter, for anything these days. You'll be happy you asked your doctor, even if it doesn't work out in your favor. You'll slowly but surely become a little less shy and more confident through time the more you push yourself to speak up when it is outside of your comfort zone
I have 7 days' worth of pills left, but I actually stopped taking them about 3 days ago because I'm going on a snowboarding trip out west later this week. In America, the Rocky mountains out west are huge so it'll be quite the physical challenge yet a lot of fun. Since accutane has caused me a lot of muscle soreness even after minor activities and significant knee joint pain, I decided to stop taking it a week before my trip to hopefully make my trip a little less painful. I'm really hoping that I won't be feeling like a 104 year old woman who can barely walk by the end of my trip, but we'll see.
And YES, it is sooo wonderful having normal people skin and hair, being able to wear face makeup without the oil melting it away after an hour, not having to slop up a greasy face multiple times a day, and not having to feel like you need to wash your hair again 12 hours after you just washed it. I may cry a little when the oil comes back haha.
I haven't decided if I'm going to take my remaining 7 days' worth of accutane when I return from my trip or just throw them away. What do you think I should do?"
wowwww that sucks so bad, it does take a while for things to happen over here but overall i've got to say i prefer our healthcare system just because i'm poor and like to use my money for materialistic things like clothes i still want to live in america though haha.
yeah i have improved slightly over the years, however acne did not help! but i'm a lot better than i used to be. especially with certain things like money and sorting my skin out like i said. i'm a lot more confident in those situations for obvious reasons and just say whatever is the most beneficial anyway
ahh that sounds so cool, i hope i have the guts to do something like that one day! hahaha yeah i only got minor back pain towards the beginning of the course but it was annoying.
i know isn't it i used to have to be constantly topping up my powder which always made me worry i was making my skin even worse, it's been so great to just put my make up on and that's it for the day. is it a given that the oil comes back then? like that'll definitely happen? i've seen a lot of people say theirs comes back but i'm still not sure if it applies to everyone or not.
hmm personally i would take the rest, because even though you stopped for a few days it's not like the course has been broken so to speak because it's still in your bloodstream and stuff if i'm thinking right. and then you can be safe in the knowledge you've 100% completed your course also my dermatologist told me to make sure i take every last pill and not leave any lying around anywhere - i'm not really sure why, the way he was saying it i was imagining them spontaneously combusting and burning the house down