Well, today is my first day on Clarus (generic Accutane), hopefully all goes well in the next few months. I've been a member here for a while, but I mostly just lurk and whatnot. I don't really check in that often to be honest. Anyways, I haven't really felt much yet understandably, but we'll see how the next few weeks go. I'll be taking some pictures along the way to monitor my progress. I hope it doesn't get much worse than what it is already is. The dermatologist has started me on 40 mg/day. I think my acne is worst at the jawline and cheeks, so I decided to take a picture showing probably one of the worse spots. I know some people might think that my acne isn't that bad, but that's becuse when you look directly at a person you don't really see their jawline. Also my bad on how blurry the camera is.
- Had acne since age 13-14
- Mild acne up until age 19, then it became cystic
- Tried Minocycline, various penicillins, clindamyacin, benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil; they all worked for a short while, and then the acne would be back
- Acne has gotten much worse in the last 6 months; cysts would drain and get fluid everywhere
I've actually been wanting to go on Accutane for a while; I've literally been counting down the days till I started. I'm bloody tired of this crap and just want to be able wear clothing without staining it, without worrying how many times I should wash my face in a day, and etcetera. I think acne has definitely affected how I interact with people; I tend to look away, or just try to avoid being in group pictures and such. Looking at most of my friends and how great their skin is, it's just aggravating.
Anyways, I'll probably update this once a week or so. Also feel free to post random music in this thread, I love finding new stuff.
Here's one of my favourites:
zhfacMember Since 28 Jun 2008
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