Why helloooo there everyone,
I am still taking Accutane/Claravis 80 mg/day
-eczema on hands
Whelp, I am finally on my last month of Accutane!!! YAY me! After my last visit with the derm, I was told that he wanted me to do a 6th month on tane. He said if I did a sixth month I'd be in the 70 percent "cured" group....Only thing is, when I spoke to my Insurance to make sure they would cover Accutane before I started, they said that they only cover 5 months. I need to call, but I have a feeling they will say no. Has anyone else had this happen? My insurance is Cigna, I am hoping that if it's referred by the derm they will cut a gal some slack. I will let you all know how that turns out. So far things have been steady. I have had one cyst on my right cheek area, which is the first one I have had in a few months. I also have a very very small white head on my chin and left cheek area near my ear. NOTHING like they have been in the past though. I have had no major side effects besides blurred vision and dry skin. My cheeks have been peeling more now, and that stupid dry spot on my hand refuses to leave me alone.
Overall, I can't imagine the frustration I would still have with my skin without Accutane. If I had to do it all over again, the only thing I would change is choosing to try this miracle medicine sooner. I feel so much more confident, my face is smooth and soft, and it no longer hurts to touch my face. For the longest time I was forced to wear makeup to hide my acne, until it got so bad that I had to stop wearing it all together. Now, I can wear makeup if I'm in the mood, but dont need it. It saves money too and thats always a plus! I hope that anyone going through this will give it a try, you wont regret it. Good luck to you
I will be posting a few more times to let you know how my face is doing after I am off the meds, and to give you some insight about insurance covering more than 5 months
Here are the latest pics
Ciao for now, Rina