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Hormonal acne at 28, my attempts at staying off the pill!

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Am I doing the right thing??

I don't know, I on't know, I don't know. I have only had a problem for a few months and the doctor wants to put me on accutane? At firstI though, sure, get rid of this forever and hope that the side effects aren't the bad, but after reading all night............are these sites for real? Depression, nose bleeds, eczma, more depression. It's on the list of drug to avoid in Canada? Acne seems to come back all the time??? I am not sure I am willing to deal with that? I mean have hormonal acne, and going back on the pill just so that I can put chemicals in my body???? I think I might wait another month, I need to think. I feel like the stress of taking this is making me sick. Nope, think i'll wait. Too much for me at the moment. Currently four active pimples on face. Otherwise a sleuth of red marks from the one off xmas break out which won't get better. This is the worst it's been. Hmmmmm does that warrant accutane????????+ I don't know.




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Can't handle this much longer

Hello everyone!!!!!! Well I wrote a huge blog yesterday, only to lose it while trying to publish. So it's day 4 and things are not going so well. I think hormones are raging and my skin is really starting to play up again!!!!!!!! Grrrr really had enough and decided to go to the derm for a chat. Well Pee Wee, I understand what you mean with just wanting everything to go smoothly and this problem to go away! I don't think I can wait the year that it usually takes for skin to respond to these holistic changes. Uuuf. Anyway, I know this blog started out as avoiding the pill etc, it seems that it's a failure story and headed the way of so many. The pill and .................yes, accutane. I am starting next monday! I can start so early because I am away from my husband for the next four weeks and don't have to worry about waiting for the pill to kick in again. I am soooooooooo scared, but am hoping that this will make everything go away forever! I want to ask a few questions. How long did you break out for when you started the accutane? Is it bearable? How often do you moisturise and apply lip balm to prevent the dryness and are there any other side effects? I Norway they only use lower doasages over longer periods of time. Ooooh and I was wondeing about colouring hair while on roaccutane? Can I still do that????? And eyebrow plucking???? Help, I want to be totally prepared:)




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Day two....hmmm

Well, I think things are going well. It appears that many of the cysts along my jaw are coming to a head, after only two days of using Azelaic acid. The problem is that I am tempted to pop these huge cysts......which I actually have to some of them and they appear to be getting better. Is this bad???? I noticed there was someone with an anti picking blog, I think I might need to join forces. There are two new pimples on that cheek, but I think they are actually old pimples that are being dragged to the surface by the azelaic....these I am not going to pick, I DO NOT need any new scabs!!!!!!! The being really healthy thing is going really well, still haven't had any sugar...it's actually been one week now without sugar, and its been totally fine. First few days I had a pretty bad headache, but now everything seems fine. I'm pretty sure that my skin is purging. I did however have a glass of wine on saturday, but that's better than my normal one bottle of wine. I also hink that stopping all the antibiotics is taking its toll, antibiotics are not good!!!!!!!! I have also been told by a derm here to start taking Beta Careten supplements, three a day. Beta caroten converts to vitamin A when the body needs it, preventing the liver from being overloaded by vitamin A which can be toxic in high does aka Roaccutane. I feel more confident with this than drugs. However pregnancy is not advised when taking this much beta caroten. Once benefit is that maybe i'll be a bit more tanned than usual. Mentally, it's been hard looking this terrible. I am also trying to avoid too many cosmetics and other cheicals in shampoos etc. I have bought some baby shampoo for both my hair and body. This doesn't have the same detergents in it as other types of products. I just hope that simplifying everything will help. Hmmmm, realising this was a bit boring today, but it's been one day.....have booked a back up derm appointment in exactly two weeks when I'm back in Aus. However I have a funny feeling that I will be lookin much better by then if I can avoid the picking and get my butt to the gym to sweat a bit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyone got any other good natural skin products which have worked wonders??? Feeling good right now, crossing my fingers that it keeps going like this:)




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