after taking anti-biotics for essentially 6 years, my derm has decided to put me on accutane. (he's only responsible for a years worth of the antbiotics). its moderate, sometimes severe. localised mainly around my jawline and chin.
i also suffer from seborrhoeic dermatitis too, around my chin, nose, forehead, scalp and ears. the accutane is meant to hit two birds with the one stone...
ive been on minocin, tetracycline and trimethoprim. the minocin never really worked (about 4 years on and off). the tetracycline was prescribed to me last january, and i used it until august with differin gel. the tetracycline helped to a certain extent, but i was still breaking out, so i moved onto a 3rd line antibiotic, trimethoprim. from august until now ive been taking it, but with only about a 50% reduction in acne, my derm and i realised that antibiotics are not suitable because i would have to take them indefinitely, and they only reduce my acne and dont "cure" it.
anyway. today is my first day of an 8 month course of accutane. im really hopeful that this will be the end of my acne forever. im cautious though, because i find with every new treatment i get very hopeful, only to slowly realise it isnt working. my self confidence is fragile to say the least, so im hoping this course will really give me a fresh start.
anyway, fingers crossed the IB isnt too rough. im prepped with an army of lip balms, moisturisers and eye drops, so hopefully im ready to take it on.
ill be posting weekly i hope. feel free to ask any questions or give advice, and wish me luck
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