After years of avoiding the highly praised and highly vilified acne drug, Isotretinoin, Iâ€™m finally ready to start taking this miracle poison. Iâ€™m ready to swallow the one and only pill ever clinically proven to â€œcureâ€ acne. Iâ€™m not one to opt for the â€œquick fixâ€ as Iâ€™ve spent the last ten years trying to find a way around taking this frightening drug; however, nothing has worked and I canâ€™t stand the idea of going through another decade of inflammatory spots.
Iâ€™ve turned down Accutane at least four times due to the horror stories surrounding the drug; I thought it was foolish to compromise my impeccable health for vanityâ€™s sake. However, after years of frustration and after years of trying just about everything, I have finally had enough. Acne isnâ€™t just affecting my appearance; it is affecting my mental health as well. I spend countless hours thinking about my complexion and researching different products, diets, and all natural approaches that promise to finally â€œfixâ€ the problem. A little over a month ago I decided that enough was enough and it was time to just give it a try. It was obvious to me that nothing, and I mean nothing, was making a significant difference. While I donâ€™t have a face full of spots anymore, Iâ€™m more prone to extremely painful, deep cysts that stick around for weeks and then donâ€™t completely fade for months. Iâ€™m a 26 year old female and, to put it bluntly, Iâ€™m too old for this shit.
I took my first 20mg pill a few seconds ago and this marks the start of my low dose course. After going for my usual run this evening, I ate a healthy dinner comprised of a spinach salad with lemon juice and olive oil dressing and a walnut spread sandwich with roasted red peppers and pears. I downed that little pill with a full glass of water and the hypochondriac in me is now waiting for my hair to spontaneously fall out, my vision to fail, my colon to burst, and my head to explodeâ€¦all while giving birth to an alien baby.
Current Skin Condition: Healing spot on forehead and left temple. Two healing cysts on left cheek (one still slightly inflamed) and a healing cyst on my right cheek. One inflamed cyst on my chin (one that hurts and you can feel it if you touch itâ€¦but you canâ€™t really see it). I have a LOT of hyper-pigmentation on both cheeks and mostly superficial scarring (hopefully the miracle pill will help that out as well).