Hey people, So I've been on accutane for more than 6 months! Can't believe how fast it's gone by. At least this summer! I talked to my derm a few days ago and I'm supposed to Continue with the meds at least til our next meeting in October. I wanna know when I'll be done so I got a set goal. Getting excited about it!!! I'm still on 30 mg/ day as thats all my body can handle without Getting too serious side effects. Just trying to stay positive and Take one day at a time.
My parents never cared or been supportive When it comes to my skin. 3 years ago after already trying every treatment available several times, I wanted to try accutane and mum just said it was a bad idea and that medicine was risky and made me feel terrible for even thinking about it. Very discouraging. So without even telling them I went on accutane scared to death about what might happen. Of course I experienced some side effects which were blewn up completely in my mind a
So it's almost been 5 months since I started my accutane cours. There's been a few ups and downs, having to decrease My dose from 40mg to 30 because of side-effects. The worst Part has been what it's done to my eyes! They were so dry, svollen Sore and burning that I could barely keep them open. So currently On 30 mg which is ok. Still very dry eyes (but not nearly as bad) dry lips And sore joints. As far as scarring goes its still very obvious and I'm trying not to look at it too
Just over 2,5 months in and the acne is pretty much gone. the scarring is getting more noticeable every day. I hate it. Can't bare to look myself in the mirror. this i so not what i had in mind for myself when thinking about the future.
So it's almost a month since I've started the course and i'm still going pretty well-. I'm on 30 mg/day atm but probably increasing to 40 mg this week. Actually (for some strange reason) I haven't felt this happy in quite a while!? I thought it would be the exact opposite and I pictured myself (as well as prepared myself) for getting depressed. it's weird. I haven't cried in ages!! Although I've been pretty good at avoiding mirrors in bad lighting but even that doesn't get me down as much
Which is accutane. I'm on my fifth day, so far 20mg a day but increasing the dose up to 40 mg during the coming weeks. I can't believe I'm experiencing NO SIDE EFFECTS! Feels like they've given me the wrongs meds? And I've been TERRIFIED for this. Just hoping things will stay this way even though the dose is going up... Wish me good luck. Hopefully my life will be a lot easier by the summer.
I spoke to my dermatologist on the phone the other day. Since I can't make up my mind about accutane/my acne has got better on this new BC I'm trying, I'm gonna be on antibiotics for about 50 days, until after christmas holidays etc. Hopefully it will kill the remaining acne for good. Although I have tried it before without any major success.. I'm giving it another go!! Keep your fingers crossed people
HELLO I have started taking a new sort of birth control in order to get Accutane prescribed eventually. I'm still hesitant about the medicine and as it seems this bc seems is doing a pretty good job by itself. or at least it seemed to. Acne find its way around as usual and is gradually coming back again now NEVER GET YOUR HOPES UP!!! I don't know how many times I've been disappointed now, probably hundreds of times during these 7 years. I'm starting to feel like a walking disease.
I'm currently studying neurological diseases of the brain and was told that medication usually have a hard time entering the brain because of the protective blod-brain barrier, which also makes it hard designing medication for these types of diseases. This made me think of roaccutane. Wouldn't it be possible designing another form of the medication which doesn't affect the brain, but only the skin issues. Another type of vitamin A derivate?? All you people who study chemistry and know stuff ab
If I write a comment to someone, how am I supposed to know if they've replied or something when i don't get any notices? How does all of this work? How can I keep track of all my posts and why don't i get a notice when someone commented on my blog? This is all very confusing. Not very logical.. please help
I sent my derm an email, explaining how i felt after a phone call where she told me Id have to wait another 2 months before even considering going for accutane (taking the blood tests etc). Basically i have to be on the pill to get accutane at all, which I don't want to do in vain. Therefore i was asking her why they didn't check my blood before I had to go on the pill, in case I'm not a candidate for accutane anyway. I also explained how i felt emotionally. And how disappointed I am that I have
It's about Accutane. Is it worth is? Is all the talk about longterm side-effects bullshit or are parts of it true? I don't wanna have to choose between a lifelong acne battle or a lifelong desease battle This sucks
Hi everyone I'm new at this site and like most of you guys I'm in a constant struggle with acne. It's no longer just a struggle with acne, it's a struggle with self esteem and disatisfaction and lost control. I feel like I'm the only one out there, I don't know anyone who've had these huge problems with acne, I feel like a monster. It's like acne is eating up my face while I'm watching helpless. The physiological impact it's had on me is enormous. I have tried almost everyt