Hello acne.org family !! My name is Franco,i'm 17 years old and i am from Argentina ! (South America).
After hesitating for 1 month about taking or not accutane,i've decided to do it. Lots of people recommended it,obviously my derm too.
A bit of background history:
I am that case that had non-inflammatory acne since puberty. Closed comedones increased in amount trough a period of 4-5 years,to the point that i had them all around my face ! Every single pore was clogged with crap and shit !. I've never treated it and i occasionally had 2/3 pimples per month,nothing serious at all.
After my high school graduation (thanks god for this). I decided to start treating my comedonal acne. Started to use differin for 6 weeks. Did nothing,more than caused me to breakout more. I don't know if it was a coincidence or it all started with the differin but since here,my acne just went BOOM and ruined my face. Every single comedone started to become a pimple. After differin i tried benzoyl peroxide,erytromycin,minocycline,retin a,none did nothing or just helped as short term.
It's funny because my face looks like i been having suffering from severe acne for years,and i am just having it since 2/3 months. It's really hard for me because i take care a lot of my face. I used to have a really high confidence,but that just simple disappeared.It's amazing how acne can ruin an almost perfect life in so short time. I can't even look at myself in the mirror without crying. Marks,active pimples. I look awful and i feel disgusting. I usually ask to my self... why me ? why now ? why not in puberty like any other child ? it is my fault for trying prescription meds when i didn't needed them ? or it is just a coincidence and this was predestined ?
I actually feel like crap. I can't control how acne takes over my life. And it just keep worsening. I can't remember when was my last night when i slept without feeling pain from my postules.
I really have super high hopes of accutane. I know the risks,and i know the benefits. I can't let acne keep destroying my life. I've changed so much because of this,and i can't suffer it anymore.
(ro)accutane 20mg x 2 per day LOG [moderate acne]
treatment started 05/14/2014
Estimated treatment duration: 6 months.
1 day :
nothing to say really,just that i was super scared before taking it. i beg please that the treatment for me go "normal",just please.
Will be updating this log.
pd: pics are going to be uploaded after some months into treatment. i don't really want to see my face at all now.
Edited by Francopld, 02 August 2014 - 09:50 AM.