I thought I should start a log (i'm already 2 months in) to track progress and side effects of my accutane journey.
My story... At 28 I've been suffering from mild-moderate acne for the last seven years. It comes and goes but I feel like I can pinpoint the trouble starting when I moved to Dubai, UAE (from Melbourne, AU). The harsh climate change must have triggered it because as a teen I only had the odd spot here and there. I had tried all different treatments and products, and some worked for a short time but the pimples always came back.
In January I decided that enough was enough and that I didn't still want to be self-conscious of my acne by the time I'm thirty. I booked an appointment with the head dermatologist at Dubai's Saudi German Hospital who, at one glance of my face through his big magnified mirror, had no hesitation on putting me on accutane. He also said that I have two common problems associated with polycystic ovary syndrome - adult acne and hirsutism.
My stats- I'm 5'6'' and weigh 60kg.
Currently I'm on
Roaccutane 40mg daily
Zithromax 3 days a week
and BC Diane daily (also helps with the hirsutism)
Ps- my version of hirsutism is nothing like the wikipedia version of it! oh glob, haha!
I'll attach photos soon, before and monthly -
I take photos almost weekly in the harsh bright light of the big windows in my apartment-there is no hiding from my spots!
I hope to just document my progress and share this experience with many others in the same shoes... It's been a tough few months so far. Good luck everyone.