Hi everyone! My name is Sarah and currently I'm on my second day of acctuane ( or roaccutane as I'm taking). Before I starting taking this I did so much research. I think I probably read half of the blogs on this site! And I also watched vlogs on youtube and just about everything. Because i think the best way to find out about this is to read other peoples' personal experiences with it, so I think the more blogs and such out there the better really.
I think I've probably suffered with acne for 5 or 6 years now. It started when i was 12 or 13 and now I'm 17, almost 18. So I am most definitely fed up at this stage! When it first started out it wasnt too bad, just average teenage acne really. But then when i was 14 and a half it got bad enough to go to the doctor. So since then i'm been coming and going to the doctor trying every possible thing. I've tried salicylic acid, duac, isotrex gel, two different antibiotics and the pill dianette and none of them worked! The one that possibly helped slightly was isotrex, but eventually that stopped working. And of course i tried every kind of acne face wash out there. So finally my doctor referred me to a dermatologist and he immediately suggested roaccutane. Both of parents were a bit against it, just because of all the bad things out there about it. They'd been through this all with my brother before and they hadn't let him go on it and he eventually just grew out of it. But the derm said i was starting to scar, so with a bit of persuasion my parents finally said yes So i am very excited/nervous for this. It would be amazing to finally have clear skin after all these years! By the way, my type of acne i would say is moderate, to severe at times. It's not really cystic, I only get a cyst every now and again. It's mainly confined to my cheeks an chin. I've a lot of scarring on my cheeks and I get a lot of nodules on my chin. The only good thing is I don't get body acne. I hate feeling like I have to wear make up constantly and worrying about people seeing my skin. I feel like all of my friends have the most perfect skin and then there's me... haha. Fingers crossed that this works!
It's only day 2 so i don't have anything exciting to report. It's weird, I almost feel excited to see a bit of dry lips coming on! But anyways, I'll update when I have any side effects.