I'm back! Okay, so there is lots to update on.
First of all, my absence. In my last blog post, I said that I wasn't sure if the "red spots" would go away, so over the last however long it has been, I have not taken any pictures of my acne and tried to think of it a whole deal. I thought that this would give me a good chance to compare the photos. On top of that, I have been EXTREMELY busy and haven't barely had any time to spend thinking about my appearance.
Anyway, Week 21. Nearly at 6 mon
Finally on time for once, woo!
Last weekend I went camping and my goal was to not get sun burnt... Talk about a broken promise. All weekend I wore at hat, layers and layers of sunscreen, zinc and sunglasses, yet I still managed to get out of it looking like a lobster breeding ground. Because I got so burnt, my face is now peeling like theres no tomorrow, including places like my eyelids. So rank.
Sun sensitivity is my biggest problem at the moment, especially now that summer is here. My li
So, I've decided that I'm going to be featuring two weeks in one blog from now on. I really feel like the treatments drastic climax has reached its end, so now it's just boring.
3 months on Roaccutane! Woo hoo, halfway there! Nothing has changed really. My body acne is almost gone, I've had the odd occasional breakout, otherwise that's all fading pretty quickly. I've had a couple of breakouts under my chin, which may be because I forgot to take my make-up off the night before, but other than
I forgot to post last week! I've been super busy, and it didn't cross my mind until just then.
Any who, I FINALLY GOT THE EXTRA 10mg. It was a long and traumatic journey, but we got there in the end. So now I am currently taking 70mg per day, the set amount my derm had planned for me.
It's all going pretty well. I have the occasional breakout, but otherwise it just stays calm. I feel like I've reached the stage where it's fighting the acne that I have had set for years, not just the pimples
I almost forgot to post this, but then I remembered, TWO MONTHS! YAY!!!
So, two months on Roaccutane. Hopefully it's going to be uphill from here on out. You'd be surprised to know that I finally got my script sent out, but it's the WRONG DAMN SCRIPT. So it will probably be another 6-10 years before the correct one will arrive. So, I'm still on 60mg.
My skin isn't looking too bad at the moment. It is definitely smoother, for sure. I'm very, very dry all over my body though. My arms, my
Seven weeks. 2 MONTH IS SO CLOSE, I CAN TASTE IT.
So last week I posted that I was meant to be bumped up 10mg but my script had never arrived. SURPRISE, my dermatologists a douche. After not receiving the script which I was meant to start 2 weeks before that, we called the office ladies 2 times and they said they couldn't read his handwriting, so they couldn't help. They then gave us his mobile number, which we called 3-4 times before he was available to talk properly. He said he would send
Okay, okay. So currently on 60mg a day. I was meant to be bumped up 10mg but my derms handwriting is so illegible that the script got lost in the mail. What is with health specialist and their crappy handwriting? Hello, I'm paying you $145 a visit, can you at least make it possible for a piece of paper to get to me?
Anyway, my skin's kind of meh. I've had about 5 breakouts come up this week, and all of the have been on the right side of my face. It sucks. My lips have be
ONE MONTH AND ONE DAY. Officially into the second month.
So at the moment, I'm still on 60mg a day, and sometime this week I'll be getting the script to go up to another 10mg.
Not much has changed, except I'M FREAKING BREAKING OUT AGAIN. Ugh!! Every day I wake up with a massive pimple on my cheek, and it's always the same bloody cheek as well. I'm not really letting it bother me because I literally do not care about what my skin is going to look like from now on. Well, while I'm on this t
Yay, 1 month! Finally, it's over.
So, I know I'm a few days late, but I haven't been home for a few days.
Last Wednesday I went to the derm, and he bumped me up 20mg, so now I'm on 60mg a day. In two weeks I'm going to move up another 10mg, so I'll be taking 70mg, which will be the highest amount I'll take during the treatment. Not much has changed apart from my lips getting about 10x drier, and I've gotten a few more breakouts. My body acne hasn't really changed, but my face is a lot smoo
Roaccutane: the medication that turns you into a pepperoni pizza.
So three weeks down since I've started Oratane (Roaccutane), and it's been a bit of a roller-coaster so far. I've been on 40mg, in case anyone was wondering. Yeah, so last week I went through the initial breakout, and 7 days later, I'm still recovering. My skin definitely isn't as sore and inflamed as it was last week, but it's still pretty red and spotty. I've got to go to the derm in a couple of days for a check-up, and some
Do you remember that course on Mario Kart called "Wario Stadium" where all throughout the track, you were faced with massive bumps to ride over? Well that's my face. Not only are there bumps everywhere, but if they were just the slightest bit bigger, I swear a car actually could drive over them.
So week two on Oratane/Roaccutane. Probably one of the hardest weeks with my skin I've had to face in a long time. I'm guessing week three with be much of the same. In my last post, I asked whether p
So, first week of Accutane (Or in my case, Oratane) accomplished. ONLY 5 MONTHS AND 3 WEEKS TO GO NOW.
Anyway, in my last blog post, I was on a low dosage of medication, waiting for my blood test results to come in. I got them a few days after posting that, and all was clear, so on Monday, I started Accutane. I'm currently taking 40mg a day, and I'm on it for the predicted 6 months, like most people are.
It's been okay so far. It took a couple of days for the side effects to kick in, bu
First posts are always the scariest. It's like the before to your after, you know? So I'm sure that most of you continually scroll past hundreds of posts saying "Day 1 of my acne treatment!" Well this is another one of those. Not so much for everyone to read, I mean you're welcome to read it, but mainly for myself as I plow through (hopefully what will be the last) of my acne treatment.
Okay. So first, I'll start with my past and acne. I am currently 15 years old, the prime teenage years. Mo