well 7 weeks on the regimen is up (almost)!
I had my prescription for accutane yesterday and am starting it today.
My skin isnt looking that bad if im honest, but the BP has given me scars for sure and also made me break out in places that I never usually did. The BP also failed to get rid of spots tat had been sat under the skin for 6 weeks!
I hope my blog has helped some people?! If you want to follow my accutane journey then please do - I have a log going on the message boards.
Well its my derm appointment tomorrow and I actually felt quite sad this evening that this may be the last time that I am applying bp in the night. Going to be strange! Gonna make this quick as am going to watch a film with my daughter.
Cluster on left cheek, small but stil annoying. one had scabbed over and when I was taking my makeup off the scab came off and it bled! being puuting sudocrem on it to help it heal quickly but not working! theres about 5 litle bumps there that are all goi
well it is day 45 and if i am honest it has gone really quickly!
face situation - cluster of little spots still on left cheek, ive attacked 2 of them so about 4 left.
Three bumps still on my head, they are not shifting! spot on the other side of my head has gone down a bit. little bump on either side of jaw line still there and a cyst that i got rid of a week or so back has returned on my jaw line. it is small but very painful. black heads and clogged pores everywhere. only one little
ok so over 6 weeks in and skin still looking shit!
1 spot on my head, 4 little bumps under the skin, two of which are getting bigger and have also been there for over 4 weeks.
new lump on either side of jaw line.
One of the spots in a cluster on my left cheek came to head last night, theres about 5 left there. AHA hasnt touched them so I am guessing they will come when they are ready.
About 6 or 7 clogged pore/ blackhead things around my mouth....and the spot above my lip brought
so the hype of yesterday has died down a bit now! I am going to keep up with dans regimen log until I start with accutane.
Still taking mino - and have doubled my dosage for the next week am now taking 200mg instead of 100mg per day. I googled it and many people with severe acne take this amount anyway so I am just tring to give myself the best chance of fighting the dreaded IB!
Im not a lucky person...never have been, so I know I will get a nasty IB so I am BPing and minocycling away
So I've had my bloods done and as long as they are ok I will pick up my prescription next week!!
Derm was really good and understanding and he suggested it, I didn't have to beg or plead! So here's hoping that next week I can start a 4 month course on 40mg!!
This blog is soon to change people-hopefully! I'm scared and excited!
If anyone reading this knows about the cumulative dose please let me know coz I don't understand it!!
Well the day is here and my face looks crap today which is probably a good thing! The one lump on my jaw line that was big last night - well I popped it last night and there was a lot of bloody crap init! The one on my chin had a head last night so popped that. And the one on my hairline had it too! The other one on my jaw line had a head on this morning so I had to squeeze that before I could leave the house! So 4 healing spots on my face and one inflamed blackhead coz I messed with it last nig
SPOT CHECK - still two on my jaw line, one of which is getting ready to be big.....another one joined the one on my hairline, one more to join the three on my head and the little bumps on my left cheek are back - oh and one on my chin! So I am in my 6th week and deffo not clear! i think dan needs to change the what to expect page coz honestly it is not right!!
Derm appointment tomorrow...will let you know how I get on!
Hi! Well I used the AHA again last night around my mouth and I used moisturiser after and my skin wasnt too dry this morning.
Spot check - two bumps still on my jaw line, 1 on my hair line and still 3 on my head! Few blackheads on my chin and above my lip. The ones on my jaw line dont want to die but they are quite small at the moment and the ones on my head - well, I think Im the onlyone that can see them right now, but I would prefer them to DIE!!!
Still not drinking green tea, not t
hey guys....well my skin is still really dry around my mouth area which is pants! it looks awful and feels so tight...used a tiny amount of bp tonight and will maybe use aha tomorrow night if the dryness has subsided a bit.
ive had to put loads of moisturizer on tonight and will put more on before bed.
spot wise i was ok this morning but now i have two more little bumps on my right jaw line and a new pimple on my chin which was tiny but i still attacked it! a lot of healing going on an
Oh my god my face is dry dry dry! I tought the AHA was meant to exfoliate? All around my mouth is so flakey, its like starting the regimen all over again! Going to lay off the aha round my mouth for a few days and just moisturise....seriously the amount of skin that came off this morning was insane! I may have to not out bp there tonight just to try and sort it out a bit!! I really want to use the jojoba oil but im scared that it was holding me back a bit!
Still got three bumps on my hea
Well its coming up for 5 weeks and I am still miserable!
New lump on my jaw line - one on either side! One if them has been a tiny bump for about 6 weeks and the other olny started forming a few days ago. They are rght under the jaw so leaving them well alone for as long as i can!
Still got three bumps on my head...when will they go away!
The blackheads i played with last night? Well one on my chin scabbed over and i pulled it off so i have a tiny wound on my face that really hurts!
okay so its been 32 days...yesterday was the wedding and it went really well, i avoided mirrors and just had fun!
By the time I got home a huge spot had come up on my hair line so it had been hidden but it really hurts today!
Loads of little blackheads keep surfacing on my chin and they are really pissing me off! I just squeezed a few out and i know i shouldnt have but im just hoping that nothing more comes of them!! Knowing my luck they will be all inflamed by tomorrow!
Still got t
so today was graduation day and it went well except i spent the whole day thinking about my face. By midday my skin was really oily and urgggh. I have so much scarring on my face its mad, im starting to notice them alot more now and the one by my mouth is going to leave a really bad scar which im hoping the derm will be able to help with. Its really depressing that in the 8 monthsmy acne has been bad, this much damage has been done to my face. But ive honestly got scars that have come since
Well its been 4 weeks and according to the what to expect page I should be pretty much clear now, but I'm not!
Still have two lumps next to my lip and there is puss in there but it isn't coming to a head at all so just going to have to leave them be. So annoying coz they both scabbed over, scab came off, more puss there! Wtf!!
New spot on my chin which is growing so I'm in two minds whether to pop it or leave it alone!
3 tiny new little spots have come up above my lip and still have so
Is it wrong that I am more excited about going to the dermatologist in 13 days, than I am about my graduation or my sisters wedding?!
Update, still dealing with the remains of the nodule from over 4 weeks ago. Its still a lump but I'm going to have to leave it alone. It just doesn't want to die!! Next to it is another little lump which I'm hoping will deflate soon! There is something waiting to come up on my chin and a few little scabs too.
The spot that came up on my head yesterday that
Well graduation is in 5 days, my sisters wedding is in 6 days....
one of the spots on my head decided to show its head today tiny bit of puss came out so hoping that will go down abit by tomorrow.
Where the nodile was 4 weeks ago is still a little inflamed and there is deffo still puss under it and I HAVE to resist picking at it. I have to not pick anything this week so that I dont have any scabs next week. think i would rather have spots than scabs.
The lump that was by my lip was
Well my face looks crappy today! 3 scabby marks by mouth 2 new bumps on left jaw and a new bump on my chin. Still got those 4 on my head too which are going to prout at the same time prob on the morning of my graduation!
Uch! On the plus side, the little one that have come up on my jaw haw popped and gone down quite quickliy, like there one day, tiny scab for a day or two, then gone. So thats good, obviously they leave a red mark bt my face is full of them anyway so thats just something I
Well Im getting so frustrated, honestly about 3 more have pooped up on my chin through out the course of the day! Im using nearly the full amount of BP - which is fine coz im missing out part of my cheeks.
My left cheek is covered in loads of little bumps now, the left side of my mouth looks awful and ther is something big brewing on my chin, still 4 bumps under the skin on my head. Honestly, my face looks a mess, such a difference from last night!
So I rang the hospital to see how long
Well its amazing how much can change in a day! Last night I thought my skin looked ok and went to bed feelin all right about it!
Wake up this morning, new spot on the jawline, that's the third in three days, a lump forming by my mouth which is really swollen and I think will turn into a nodule!
And where the old nodule was healing from 4 weeks ago, was just a little bit of skin dangling off so I gently rubbed it and my face started pissong with blood!!
Great, another wound and another
So - this morning - new spot come up on right side of jaw but it seems quite small so by the end of the day it should hopefully have a little head and piss off within a few days.
I popped one on my cheek last night coz it had a propper head and that looks quite red today.
New spot this morning on my hairline on the right side of my head and still got all these little bumps on my head which are really annoyin me!
Little bumps under my eye area on the right side too.
Dont know whats go
Well most people are bragging about how they are clear now but no not me!!
The little spot on my jawline got a head last night so I pooped it.
Got another tiny bump under my eye which is really odd!
Where the scab came off there are two- yes two puss sacks! Not really raised or anything but I can see them,
5 bumps on my head!! Yes 5! And two new little bumps on my chin!!
This is getting really stupid now!!
On the what to expect page it says most people are clear by now!
Hi guys, well i wish things were better but to be honest I still feel pretty crap about my skin. A new spot on my cheek today, only tiny but I never get them on my cheeks - until i started using BP so I think im gonna stop putting it on my cheeks. New one coming up on my jawline but it doesnt feel huge, none the less its still there!
The scab came off quite nicely last night but Im pretty sure there is another white pussy thing in its place! not sure though so will keep BPing flat out!
I cannot believe it has been nearly three weeks, its gone really quickly - still wishing that I had started this regimen months ago though!!
Before i go any further, I have t tell you all about something ridiculous that I read last night...
So i was reading up about supplements and skin and all that crap and I came across one guy who CLAIMS that BLACKHEADS are WORMS under the SKIN! WTF??? I almost wet myself when I read it!!
Seriously, derranged is not the word! Everyone is entitled t
good morning all! I feel cheerful today coz I had such a good sleep last night - witht the help of sleeping tablets from the doctor! Ive had trouble sleepin for months now which I thought was exam stress but my body is in the routine now of getting up before 5 every morning, regardless of what time i go to bed! I blame the vitamin b5 i tried megadosing on coz it only started then!
way the doc gave me sleeping pills and ive taken them a few times but didn think they worked at all,