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in need of support :(

peacefulserenity12

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hello everyone,

so I am new to this site and I'm still trying to figure out how everything works, it's a bit confusing i have to say. I always visit this site when I need advice or encouragement but I finally decided to join in.. I started writing an entry before this & when I tried downloading the spell check software, i guess clicked something wrong and it was gone :/ but I am determined to write something tonight.. my story is similar to many of you who know what it feels like to deal with the emotional pain associated with acne but here it is: I'm 21, I have been dealing with acne since i was about 14.. my doctor says I have mild/moderate acne on my face and more severe on my back.. I have realllly oily skin and I have tried every single medication you can think of from topicals to antibiotics to over the counter and nothing has worked! I feel like my entire life is revolving around acne and how to get rid of it or hide it.. morning routines, makeup, evening routines, ect.. It has prevented me from doinng many things i wanted to do.. until this day, i am embarrassed to wear an open back dress or go swimming.. If I exercise and sweat too much, I get those painful cysts on my back.. I am so fed up with waking up in the morning and seeing pimples on my face and not being able to even touch my annoying and supersensitive skin in fear of breaking out.. well i'm 21 now.. i'm grad from college and I just got into pharmacy school.. I will also begin work soon.. overall, I feel so blessed and content with who I am and where i'm going in life.. the only thing tying me down is this damn acne.. so after breaking down in tears, my derm has finally agreed to put me on accutane and I'm going to do the blood test after May 5th God's will.. but with all the scary side effects of accutane, I am so terrified.. I really need you support and encouragement :think:....



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I am in the same boat as you, too many years of tears and trying to hide. I am 8 days into accutane after many many years of putting it off. I only wish I had done it sooner. Im told it will be worth it, an while i am early on and starting to see quite a few side effects, i really think it will be worth it!!I wish you lots of luck, keep blogging (its keeping me on track) and enjoy the ride!!

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I am in the same boat as you, too many years of tears and trying to hide. I am 8 days into accutane after many many years of putting it off. I only wish I had done it sooner. Im told it will be worth it, an while i am early on and starting to see quite a few side effects, i really think it will be worth it!!I wish you lots of luck, keep blogging (its keeping me on track) and enjoy the ride!!
Thank you and thanks for your comment.. I really could use all the support I can get.. what side effects have you started experiencing so far? I am nervous about that.. I was reading horror stories about cracked and bleeding lips :/ I will keep blogging & I agree with you, I think the sense of liberation from all this will be worth it!

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I can defently relate....I am 31 and have had acne since I was 12. It sucks to be an adult and have to deal with reacuring acne on a daily basis :- I have been on accutane for 110 days and I have to say I HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER! (I'm on 40mg x2 aday...80 mg in total which is a very high dose for a female) For the first time in my life my face is completly clear....Now the side effects.....First things first....Everyone is different and Accutane effects everyone in a different way, it will get worse before it gets better I know that much. Now my experience: Still to this day - I am NOT dry....My lips are dry and the inside of my nose, but that's it. I can still wear my makeup and I have NEVER flaked.....I am NOT oily but I'm not dry either, It's really been perfect in that aspect....But the joint pain has been really bad...and mucsle pain has been bad also....I really can't work out like I used to because of the pain....But I take tynenol, or something else for the pain and I'm good after that....There has been a couple of bad days, but in overall it has been a great experience for me....Now I didn't start getting clear till the beginning of my 4th month. It did take a long time for me....Others it takes one to two months....My acne just didn't want to budge for a while....But IT WILL GET CLEAR...I CAN PROMISE YOU THAT! :doubt: I have been bloging my experience for a long time, and I welcome you to read it....HANG IN THERE!!! It is so worth it!!! I hope this helps and good luck!

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I can defently relate....I am 31 and have had acne since I was 12. It sucks to be an adult and have to deal with reacuring acne on a daily basis :- I have been on accutane for 110 days and I have to say I HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER! (I'm on 40mg x2 aday...80 mg in total which is a very high dose for a female) For the first time in my life my face is completly clear....Now the side effects.....First things first....Everyone is different and Accutane effects everyone in a different way, it will get worse before it gets better I know that much. Now my experience: Still to this day - I am NOT dry....My lips are dry and the inside of my nose, but that's it. I can still wear my makeup and I have NEVER flaked.....I am NOT oily but I'm not dry either, It's really been perfect in that aspect....But the joint pain has been really bad...and mucsle pain has been bad also....I really can't work out like I used to because of the pain....But I take tynenol, or something else for the pain and I'm good after that....There has been a couple of bad days, but in overall it has been a great experience for me....Now I didn't start getting clear till the beginning of my 4th month. It did take a long time for me....Others it takes one to two months....My acne just didn't want to budge for a while....But IT WILL GET CLEAR...I CAN PROMISE YOU THAT! :doubt: I have been bloging my experience for a long time, and I welcome you to read it....HANG IN THERE!!! It is so worth it!!! I hope this helps and good luck!
Thank you!! all the positive feedback is def reducing my anxiety and getting me excieted to start on accutane.. I'll def check out your blog too! thanks again for the feedback

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im telling you all the freaky people who say accutane ruined their lives well realize thats like one in a million people my derm said shes treated over 30 thousand people with accutane includeing her own children and shes never had a serious problem trust me im on it right now ull be fine :- and its soooo worth it

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