Now, I've used salicylic acid, which did nothing. Benzoyl peroxide dried me out like crazy. I even used coconut oil, which I had to stop because my mom found oil stains on my pillow. I've popped the buggers with my fingers for a long time, but I've grown sick of doing that. Now (for about a week or so) I put a hot washcloth on my face and put on pressure, then add cold water to the washcloth and apply pressure again... Repeat that process a few times and my big yellow pimples are gone. It's been a lot nicer than doing individuals, I recommend it! And it doesn't hurt, unless the water's too hot. I use Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer and occasionally Neosporin for mean pimples.
Now I'd say it's severe acne, as my dermatologist prescribed me with 80 mg of the 'tane daily right from the get go. I started 3-4 days ago, and haven't noticed much of a difference besides an insane amount of tiredness... Hopefully that's normal! Or maybe I'm just getting sick.
CAPTAIN'S LOG, STARDATE 31156.7 AKA WEEK 1
*80 mg once daily
*no real change on acne, as expected
*no huge side effects-sleepiness, no dryness yet, some headaches. Could be something else.
However, I've got high hopes for this treatment. Nothing has been able to fix me, and it's gotten frustrating. My face hurts a lot of the time, sometimes even when I smile. But the horizon looks promising, I've heard good things about Accutane and I hope it works well for me. Maybe I'll be cleared up before Christmas, wouldn't that be awesome?
I also hope you enjoy reading these, I'm hoping I can get a nice little blog going on here that can help others like me! If you've got any tips for me or want to say anything related to this, just post away. I'll try to keep an eye on this.
Captain out. *beams away*
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Edited by SenorScarber, 09 August 2014 - 03:56 PM.