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Day 73

It is nearly the end of the week. In about 2 weeks time I will be beginning Isotretenoin, otherwise known as Accutane. I feel like acne has changed me for better and worse. I mean, i have almost come to accept acne which is really strange but good at the same time. When I look in the mirror though, I don't recognise myself. I look tired and sad and spotty. It makes me upset to think that a skin condition has made me feel so down about myself.  But I am trying to power on the best way I can at

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03/19/17

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03/21/17

 

Day 68

Went back to the dermatologist today. I was getting super frustrated and sick of not seeing any bloody results. He told me the lymecycline has stopped working and I was right to come back. He skipped all the bullshit and I have been prescribed accutane 30mg a day. I AM SO FUCKING HAPPY OH MY GODDDDDD. I have been waiting for some change/ result for such a long time and was done waiting. I am going away for a week next week and so the sun should help my skin fingers crossed and then i will start

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03/14/17

 

Day 66 - Acceptance

Okay, so this blog is about what I use on a daily basis on my skin and about how I deal with having spots on a daily basis. I have been having a rough time coming to accept that my skin just fluctuates constantly. I have tried to build a correlation between diet, touching my face, using makeup, stress etc but i think overall its a combination between absolutely everything and i need to stop driving myself crazy.  I use dermol cream to wash and moisturise my face//differin cream every night// l

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03/12/17

 

Month 3, Week 1, Day 63

Yo,  Had another breakout so going back to the dermatologist to be prescribed Accutane hopefully. Im bored of there being no change. Lymecycline is clearly not working and the scarring is just getting worse. So hopefully my derm will be cooperative and just give it to me. Fingers crossed.  Update on skin  1. Huge breakout on left cheek  2. My forehead looks pretty bad  3. My chin is completely covered  4. My skin looks unhealthy and tired  5. my lips are so dry  Will update after my de

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03/09/17

 

Month 3

My skin has broken out badly. Really badly. My forehead, cheeks, chin (especially) is bad. SO its my bday tomorrow and I have to deal with feeling crappy. Just gunna be one of those things eh? Feeling down in the dumps  :(

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03/06/17

 

Just a little quote for the day

" I used to care what people thoughtBut now I care moreMan nobody out here's got it figured outSo therefore, I've lost all hope of a happy endingDepending on whether or not it's worth itSo insecure, no one's perfectWe spend it, with no shame." - V. 3005 Childish Gambino/ Because the Internet 2013

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03/01/17

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03/05/17

 

lymecycline and Differin end of month 2

Hey guys,  Nearly at the end of month 2 on lymecycline. Went to the GP today to get more lymecycline because my derm recommended me to carry on going just in case I see results. I feel doubtful. I am considering Isotretenoin (accutane) and my derm gave me an information list or symptoms, warnings etc. The concept at first freaked me out but to be fair, so many people have gone on it and they have been fineeee so its a consideration.  I feel frustrated because the lymecycline is not working. I

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03/01/17

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03/04/17

 

End of week 7 picture update

End of week 7 and barely any change. Frustrating but just means that the lymecycline and epiduo combination is probably not working. Had a flare up this weekend which is super fun! But trying to keep a positive attitude as hopefully my skin will show some changes soon

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02/26/17

 

End of week 7 - dermatology appointment

Hey there,  I went to my dermatology appointment today at Harley Street Dermatology Clinic. Very fancy I know!  Anyway, my doctor was really great and she answered all my questions. I am still very unsure of the link between digestive system and skin but that is another blog for another day. So, she said I am doing all the right things using non-comedogenic moisturisers and cleansers (Cetaphil) and said to stay away from anything that could potentially irritate the skin so that includes any sc

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02/26/17

 

Day 46

Okay, so my texture of my skin is a lot better. Especially on my right cheek. It is completely clear and feels super soft. My forehead is also clearing up i think. It feels a lot less angry and way flatter than before. In between my eyebrows, there are a few little pesky ones which are quite frustrating.  But my left cheek and chin are a bloody nightmare. They just will not go away!!  There are so many on my chin but they aren't massively painful right now so its not too bad. But anyway, I am

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02/23/17

 

Day 44

I dont think anything is going on. My chin and around my mouth area looks horrible.My left cheek is still awful. I dont look good basically but its okay because im going home on friday to sunday and hopefully will feel more relaxed. My mental health is a lot better. Such an annoyance though. I think bad skin is the worse thing ever and it really effects your self-confidence more than people can imagine.  Anyway update on specifics Forehead: very spotty but flatter than before Left Cheek: a b

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02/22/17

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02/23/17

 

Week 7 day 43

Okay, so this is the beginning of week 7. I had work today and kept a positive mindset throughout the whole day. My skin is really bad still but the texture of my skin is much more hydrated and looking/ feeling healthier but im not really sure why. My forehead still has active spots which need to go away. My spot on my left cheek is stupidly big, red and swollen. The rest of the spots on my left cheek are not as bad but still bumpy. The right cheek is on the most part clear with under the surfac

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02/20/17

 

Day 42- end of week 6 and on to week 7

Hello,  My mindset is more positive even though my skin is worse. Im not sure why. But anyhoo, my skin has made me fed up if im honest. It is pretty damn bad and popping up in places im not expecting which is STUPID.  So, my forehead feels a little less angry, my left cheek has erupted, my right cheek may have a couple coming through and my chin is red and spotty. Hairline is getting flared up again.  It is all quite upsetting but it will be fine. At the end of the day it is only skin and

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02/19/17

 

Side note (Day 40)

On an up side though, I have planned to book a dermatology appointment on Saturday 25th February. It is Harley Street Dermatology Clinic. Super Super excited to see a professional for the first time. I got really upset and phoned home last night which was a mistake. My mum is really annoying. She just buts in with stupid medical shit. She doesn't actually know what she is talking about because she has never suffered from bad acne. But anyway, mum and my sister decide to belittle my emotions and

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02/17/17

 

Day 40

It is officially day 40 and my skin is fucking terrible. Im so fed up its actually unbelievable. I feel and look disgusting. I know that shit skin should not define me. Everyone has insecurities but when it has been 40 days since starting a treatment and it doesn't seem to be making an ounce of difference then yes it is frustrating. I have put my life literally on hold. I have been getting anxiety when going to work. Bad anxiety attacks. I have been just generally looking at the floor when peopl

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02/17/17

 

Day 39

No change in skin. Feeling disheartened once again. 

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02/16/17

 

Day 38

I have been going to the gym everyday and it doesn't seem to be having much effect physically. Psychologically it does a hell of a lot for my mental health. Acne is a really horrible skin disease. It makes me feel really really down. I have stopped socialising as much as i used to because it is so much effort to always feel shit when you are out and for people to look at my face in disgust.  I think my spots though are beginning to dry out but can never be sure. The cluster on my cheek is dimin

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02/15/17

 

Day 36

My skin is a disaster - huge ones on my forehead, huge ones on my chin and cheeks and in between my eyes. I look pretty gross. I had to do a whole shift today and felt so gross. Left to go to uni and had an anxiety attack. Stupid thinking about it. Its Valentines day and i just want to eat shit food and feel sorry for myself but i know it would be bad for my skin. Instead I’m going to get an early night and then head to the medical practice really early. Go to the gym and go to my lectures. FML

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02/13/17

 

Day 35

I thought that at the end of the first month using Epiduo and going on Lymecycline, my skin would be showing change. It was getting better but not it is getting worse again and my mood is really down. I dont want to socialise with my friends and Im usually a very sociable person so it is difficult. At university you have to be around people. I am constantly surrounded by socialising and when i feel shit about myself i want to crawl up into a ball and go to sleep early with Epiduo on my face, awa

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02/12/17

 

Month 2, week 1, day 6

My face has erupted. I am so so so confused. Where did this breakout come from?  But my skin was getting so much better and i dont know why it has suddenly gotten worse. Anyway I need to figure out what I am intollerent to. Hopefully in the next couple of days my skin will clear up a bit forehead: really spotty  Cheeeks: one looks RAW  Chin: covered in little ones and big ones are coming out Hairline: come out   

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02/12/17

 

Month 2, week 1, day 4

My skin is i think looking better. The ones on my cheeks are chillin out a bit and my forehead is feeling a little better. Will put a mask on tonight though and let my skin heal. Today i feel terrible so my skin feels worse to me but overall am feeling totally fine.  Forehead: flatter  Between eyes: they are coming out Cheeks: better than before but scarring is still there  Chin: filled with pesky small ones that cant be really seen but annoying  Hairline: temperamental but doing fine  Si

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02/09/17

 

Week 4 Epiduo and Lymecycline

my skin is so so so bad - Week 4 day 3 My forehead is still covered  my lips are drying out  the epiduo doesn’t seem to be working  Huge one on my chin  Huge one on my cheek  one brewing in between the eyes  My period should be coming soon and i hope that has a part to play because its so unexpected    Week 4 day 6/7 Nearly at the end of one month  I need to be careful with my diet because i have been eating shit for the last couple of days 

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02/09/17

 

Tuesday 31/01/2017

This is Week 4 day 2 of Lymecycline and Epiduo    My skin is shit. I woke up with a spot on my cheeks where i thought they were going. I was wrong  My forehead is clearing up but my chin by my lip was it quite bad, I have spots fucking everywhere , little white under the skin ones  Will they ever go away? getting me down a lot, urgh i hate my skin - This is how i felt earlier today Now I am sitting in bed feeling slightly sorry for myself. Feeling exhausted but i big one on my

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02/01/17

 

Week 4 Epiduo and Lymecycline

Monday 30/01/17 - Day 22 Okay so today has been an alright day. I have started going to the gym again which is good. Acne is affecting me a lot because it prevents me from going out and having a good time with mates without feeling kind of self-conscious. Anyway, I feel like week 4 of lymecycline should have some effect.  Improvements - my cheeks are really clearing up (well the breakout i had before) - My forehead is still very spotty but i think are beginning to dry out - the temples ha

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01/30/17

 

Lymecycline and Epiduo

Acne diary   Day one 09/01/17 (new year new me) of Lymecycline 408mg - feel quite sick but i think its because I’m also coming down with a cold - haven’t started using epiduo yet but really excited to start using it. ahhhhh finally some form of change and I’m pumped. having cough sweets to make me feel less sick. The doctor said that i it will probably start working after about 2 months and after that i should come back to the doctor and get another prescription. I will update you tomo

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01/30/17

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