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Going To Have To Go A Few Days Without Accutane...

13 December 2012 - 09:11 AM

With the holidays coming up, my doc will be closed around the 1 month mark and I can't get in before because they are all booked up. My 1 month appointment is for the day I run out of meds and its on a Friday. I'm going to have to wait for the blood test results to come back before I can get my next Rx filled. How long does this take? Either way, I'll be without accutane for at least 3 days, more if the blood tests take longer to come back. Is this okay or not??

Coping With The Pain Of Severe Acne

07 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

Dealing with very severe acne is difficult. I am experiencing more than pschological tramua from the way that my face looks. The physical pain that the cysts, nodules, and pustules cause is also taking its toll. I can't wait until this all goes away, but am having a difficult time with it while I am in the early stages of treatment (accutane). In my case, my acne throbs, burns/stings, and itches severely. Since my acne is mostly located around my mouth, eating and laughing are particularly painful, lowering the quality of life that I have and making it hard to forget about my condition.

I started this thread for others going through the emotional and physical pain of acne to have a place to vent and offer and seek encouragment while dealing with this traumatizing disease.

Hoping that others can offer some suggestions to ease the pain and itching that this type of acne causes and offer their personal experiences with pain and coping as a result of their severe acne. Thanks!!