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In Topic: Week 2 Of Accutane And Suddenly Huge Pores?!

25 March 2013 - 07:16 AM

Aw, I just looked Misscha. I live in a hot & humid climate, as well, which makes my skin worse for sure! If it takes getting worse to get better, then this is what is necessary! It's so easy to get down about it - trust me, I've been there & done that - but we're on something that has had beautiful results for so many people and we just need to try to remember that even when things are looking grim. I don't particularly enjoy going to class with a great big pimple on my COLLARBONE of all places. The surrounding redness looks like a pathetically made and juvenile hickey, haha. You're going to look back in 6 months and know that this has all been worth it. 


Btw, I love your profile photo. The colours are gorgeous. 

In Topic: Week 2 Of Accutane And Suddenly Huge Pores?!

25 March 2013 - 05:43 AM

IB = Initial break out?? I hope it heals up quickly for you! That sucks. 


My skin is looking better, not worse. I did get three odd pimples, though. One on the bridge of my nose, one just below my chin and one on my collar bone and I NEVER get acne other than my face. Gah! My derm put me on 2 weeks of antibiotics leading up to taking Accutane & 4-6 weeks during the beginning that prevents an initial break out. I'm wondering why this isn't common practice with other people? I hear about initial break outs a LOT. Though, I have been getting run down and sick fairly often and I'm wondering if is to do with the antibiotics. I need to start a probiotic as well. 

In Topic: The Crazy Cost Of Accutane

25 March 2013 - 03:35 AM

Wow. (((((((Hugs)))))))) to you, first off. I'm really sorry that you have to go through this burden. 


I live in Australia so my experiences are not identical to yours, but I too have felt guilt over the costs of Accutane. The drug itself is only $35 a month for me, and fortunately my blood work is all bulk billed, but my dermatologist appointments (monthly) are $150 a pop. That, as a uni student, sucks. To put it frankly. On top of that I am receiving a treatment from my dermatologist at $130 every 4-6 weeks for 4 sessions. It's physically and financially painful, haha. $200 for a simple blood test seems ridiculous to me, but like I said, I'm not in the US. Are there any organisations that can help in covering costs? I'm unaware as to how things work, so not really much help. My dad has offered to help ease the burden of some of the costs & it looks like you have some support structures that are there for you also. You don't need to burden this all on one shoulder. Even if your dad were to pay now, would it be feasible to pay him back later when you were more financially stable and did not have your car payment? 


If I were you (& it's hard to say considering I'm actually NOT in your shoes) I would continue with the Accutane. It's corroding your confidence and joy, which is more valuable than any monetary amount. The long-term benefits outweigh the short-term costs & so I would encourage you to budget carefully and try and make it work. Good luck with it all, keep us posted. x