Well, I had a derm appointment yesterday, and I am going back on Accutane in January. What a way to start the new year. I was hoping to be clear by Christmas, but I guess that is unlikely. I took my first blood test immediately following my appointment.
I am not nearly as excited as I was the last time, but I will do my best to remain optimistic. I asked my doc. about various other options that I have, and at this point, there isn't much else. I dont' want to be on antibiotics for the rest of eternity...so I'm willing to give it another go.
I asked him if he could give me a success rate for a second course. He said that the first one, in his experience is 80% effective and the second course is 99% effective...this made me very happy, but, I'm nervous that I might be in his 1% that never enter into long term remission.
I'm praying like crazy that this will be all over in just 6 months. He also told me that my side effects the first time will be the same the second time. Can anyone confirm this? I haven't heard, I never really thought I'd have to do it again. I intend to continue to use this green tea scrub that i'm using. Although it hasn't made my breakout go away, I don't think it made it worse, and as a whole, my face feels so much better than it used to. I'm not dry anymore, and I don't have to slather on moisturizer...now if I could just get rid of these zits...
I didn't experience hairloss or dry scalp the first time, so I think I'll be okay in that area. and I plan to pick up some ultra moisture body wash, as it will be winter here in sunny Pennsylvania...note the sarcasm.
That is all for now!