Hello everyone! I have been browsing this site for a couple of months now as I was anticipating my accutane start date. Well, today is the day! I'm very nervous and anxious at the same time. I am classified as mild acne but I have dark nasty scars and some of them have left pits. When the breakouts come, they come with a vengeance.
I was on Spironolactone for a few months, which helped but eventually it stopped working. So my derm agreed that accutane would be my final step. I was on every topical cream and gel you could think of. I do wear makeup and it covers the scars well, but looks kinda cakey looking when I have a large spot. I didn't have bad skin as a teen, but something changed when I turned 30 (3 years ago). Since then, I've been trying everything under the sun to stop this madness.
I'm a little scared of the IB and the side effects like joint pain and headaches. I've done my research on what cleansers and moisturizers to use and I also need to get some good lip balm. I'm currently on 40mg a day and I think I'll be on for about 5 months.
I look forward to sharing my journey with you all and I appreciate reading everyone's stories. It's nice to know that I'm not in this alone.
I will post some pics soon. Thanks for reading my story