FYI to all readers: I like to write, sometimes TOO much.
Now we've got that out the way, let me introduce myself!
Im a 23 year old final year uni student/part-time PR manager from the South West of England and the reason behind me starting this little outlet is because I finally (wo)manned up and decided to start a twenty week course ofâ€¦ [cue dramatic music] Roaccutane! Soon to be my BFF. Fact.
Today is Magical Day #4 of this enthralling journey in what I hope will be the ultimate confidence booster by the end of the course.
Hereâ€™s how it happened:
Met (hot) dermatologist Monday 31st January knowing full well I was going to be prescribed Roaccutane, even if I had to kick, bite, cry and/or scream in order to get my paws (meow) on that magical green ticket to clear skin. Needless to say, hot dermatologist understood my woes and signed me over a two month prescription there and then. Amazing!
As this has been a decision I have been toying with for verging on three years, I knew pretty much all the pros and cons and what I needed to do beforehand. So having had my blood tests done last week I was able to start the drugs on the very same day which was love-er-lee.
Iâ€™ve been directed to take the miracle medication as follows:
â€¢ Week 1 = 1 tablet per day (20mg)
â€¢ Week 2 = 2 tablets per day (40mg)
â€¢ Week 3 = 3 tablets per day (60mg)
*I am to continue the 60mg dose until the end of the treatment as I weigh ~63kg.
So far so good! Obviously, to my knowledge, I havenâ€™t experienced any side effects yet because itâ€™s still early days. But I donâ€™t see this honeymoon period ending any time soon, in fact Iâ€™m rather looking forward to the dreaded initial breakout; mainly because it means that the â€˜tane is doing what itâ€™s paid to!
I went on a mass Roaccutane shopping spree today, practically bought the entire supply of Simple skincare products on the shelves of Boots.
Iâ€™ve told myself a million times not to exaggerate.
I also bought some Blistex intensive lip moisturiser and Blink fake teardrops so that I can continue to hide my four eyes with contact lenses for as long as physically possible.
Luckily I also have a stash of Cetaphil moisturiser and Aquaphor lip balm that my sister brought back from America for me as I heard these are literally the next best thing to finding a pot of gold at the end of a double rainbow, so I put my order in before she jetted off!
That will be all for now, so until next time, stay hydrated and belt up, itâ€™s the law.