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Ending My Sixth Month!

I am ending my sixth month on September 15th. After this long and cruel battle with acne, as of right now, it is gone off of my back. Of course, there are scars, but I think I can manage with those. It's quite liberating, but I still want to do something about the scars. For all the people who are wanting to start Accutane for any type of acne, for me, it worked. Although you may go through some rough patches, the acne will go away. It did in my case. Now let's hope that it stays away -- I have

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09/09/15

 

A Good Day

Today I decided to take my dog out on a walk at a trail near my house. Today was also the day that I wore a tank top in public for probably the first time in my life. It was liberating, but still terrifying for me. I'm still incredibly insecure of the scarring I have on my shoulders, but I am slowly starting to realize that it isn't that big of a deal to other people. My shoulders and shoulder blades are covered in a slew of small white scars, they aren't raised or bumpy, but they are visible. T

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06/28/15

 

Month Five Is Almost Here!

Very excited to almost begin my fifth month of Isotretinoin. It has been very helpful, as of right now I have no acne on my back. If I didn't have a bunch of scars I would totally go out without a shirt on right now. Unfortunately, I do, but I really do believe that I can fade them enough over time to be able to take my shirt off. My lips are so dry though, my co-workers have became a bit worried about me (I haven't told anyone that I am taking isotretinoin). I just play it off. I can't wait to

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06/23/15

 

More Isotretinoin + My Horrible Insurance Journey

I forgot to add this in my last post! For whatever reason, my derm wants me to start taking 90mg a day for my last 3 months rather than the 80mg I have been doing. I will start my day with a 40mg pill, take a 10mg pill in the middle of the day, and then another 40mg pill at night. Seems a bit unneeded, but I am assuming it's what is best for me. I didn't question it like I should have, it makes me worry that the pills aren't giving the outcome she thought they would. This is also going to be a p

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06/14/15

 

Happiness In A Week Of Sadness

This week has been pretty tough for me. I'm not sure what happened, but I went through some serious episodes of sadness and crying spells for about two days. I was extremely upset about the scarring on my back and the fact that it happened to me. I sat in my bed and cried and felt empty and distant, only getting up to use the bathroom and to eat. It's probably the medication. Although it has been making me very upset, I have to push through and keep my head up so I can get over this. Today I had

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06/11/15

 

Month 4!

Yesterday marked the beginning of month 4! Currently have two small pimples on my back, but progress has been made! I'm still feeling a bit down about the scarring, but I am trying really hard to stay positive. It's really frustrating to have back acne. I feel if I had facial acne I'd be a bit more confident since people would just know and they'd accept it. It's hard to have any type of relationship when you have a hidden problem. I definitely won't be dating until I feel 100 percent confident

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06/04/15

 

Almost Done With Month 3!

June is approaching fast. My 3rd month of Accutane is almost over. My acne has definitely subsided substantially. I have just one pimple on my back right now. During my first two months I was getting worried, but now when I feel my back it's such a wonderful feeling to feel it's smoothness. The only thing I am worried about now is the scarring. I have hyperpigmentation and some other type of scarring I can't identify. It's not really visible up close, but when I back away and look at my back und

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05/25/15

 

The Beginning

Hey there! I thought I'd begin a blog to detail my experience with back acne and Accutane since I don't see much about body acne on here. I first started to develop acne on my back when I was in 8th grade (13 years old), and since then it has just been a nightmare for me. I haven't taken my shirt off in public since then. I began my Accutane course on March 3, 2015. Really, my acne isn't as bad as others on here, but I do have a lot of scarring from waiting so long to treat it which leads to my

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05/03/15

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