it feels coarse because they are starting to be pushed out, that actually will happen, the pores purge themselves...the lucky ones just have the plugs come out, the unlucky ones have a very very very very very very very nasty initial breakout (yep that was me, for 7 months- hence the 7 verys!)...just leave it alone, you can't exfoliate, but you will notice with just gentle washing with your fingers they will just start to fall out
looks like you will be one of the lucky ones! good luck with the rest of your course!
It does work for most people, but there are side effects. Sadly I took it for over 7 months, and due to side effects I had to stop. But for over 90% of people it will give you a good period of remission, and some lucky people permanently remission.
I still battle it, but I am winning- I've got a crazy routine of topicals and a fairly strict diet and supplement routine. But I am winning.
All depends on how much you want to fight and what you are willing to do to win...vs taking a pill and having dry lips and a little hair loss and for that, odds are you get a good period of remission. There are risks of course, and there are horror stories- my side effects went away after I stopped, but I never got over the initial breakout and I think we can all agree a 7 month IB is a very long time, and all of my scars are from that IB...ugh.
But it's a roll of the dice, odds are you'll be fine, but yes there is a small chance that you will have bigger problems than dry lips...but odds are in your favor, so read up on it and decide. Only you can make that choice for you.
well that is healthy...it is SO frustrating to know something is out of whack but not be able to pinpoint WHAT IT IS! It might be the nuts in your case. Have you ever thought of doing the food sensitivity testing? Or try keeping a journal of what you eat and when you get cysts. And maybe lay off the nuts for a couple of weeks and then start them back in.
try the regimine of course - I'm not a BP fan, I prefer SA and I despised the bleaching of every shirt, sheet and towel...but if it works it's worth it!
Been there done that- was on accutane, but sadly it didn't work for me- strict diet changes did, no gluten and no dairy and it is amazing how fast the cysts went away...I still get an occasional one, but that is something you may want to try. I know you said healthy diet, but have you tried NO dairy and/or NO gluten, and I mean none? Everyone is different but dairy is a problem for a lot of us.
Just make sure your family, friends KNOW you are on accutane and that you suffer from depression- this way they can help keep an eye on you
And let your doctor KNOW you are suffering from depression when you start taking accutane
Look up the side effects, it is contraindicated for someone suffering depression and this is a very serious matter....I know in your mind this is the answer to your prayers and in your mind it is the only way you'll be able to live a normal life, but the road to nirvana is rocky and steep, it could cause an initial breakout and it could worsen your depression or you could be one of the lucky few who improve right after the first pill- you never know, so BE PREPARED
Make sure you have a support system who can help you get to the END of the road (which will be MAY OF 2014)....be honest with those you love most so they can help you get there, and navigate any rough waters as you get to MAY 2014.
Good luck to you and stay posting on this site as you go through those 4-5 months...but there is no substitute for people around you who love you and can keep an eye on your depression symptoms. I'm not a psychologist, just a concerned soulmate...
We have all been there- it's been a long hard fight for me too....and I find having an action plan with attacking on several fronts helps
Ditch dairy, that's a big trigger so try to skip it and see what happens....and keep up with the topicals day and night, clean pillow cases and drink water and eat healthy, no processed foods
I keep a journal of what I eat, mood, stress levels and grade my acne....you may be able to see some patterns- and action is always good....an idle mind is not good for us, we can easily spin out of control on the negatives
Get out there and get some sun and exercise, and surround yourself with one or two true friends or family members who love you for you, where you can let your guard down
And vent here with kindred souls, it really stinks and we have been cursed in a way, but keep fighting back!!
Don't let acne take your peace of mind, that it cannot have! Good luck to you, you have been virtually hugged!
another one who thinks accutane works for everyone....sadly not true...it does for many but there are many who can't take it due to pre existing conditions and there are some, maybe only 5% but hey we EXIST that it just doens't work for
it's horrible and it's hard, every day, but I journaled and fought back on many fronts, for me it was diet and I've solved most of it...I have a crazy routine of topicals and a strict diet but it works
but the miracle pill does not work for everyone, there are many of us still fighting the fight...I feel your pain each and every day, but I FIGHT BACK with everything I have
and I get out there, I have a great career, even with scars and I do NOT let it stop me....that needs to be the message for everyone, FIGHT BACK and get out there!