I am 37 years old and today I am starting on another round of Accutane. Yes another one, it's been 15 years since I last took it and I just got fed up of what I was seeing in the mirror that i've decided to have another go at it.
I am a little worried about the side effects that I most certainly will be experiencing. Though I am hopeful that my problem will get resolved once and for all. I am fed up with these little pimples that don't want to stop erupting on my face and on my back. Although my acne is by all means, not severe, it is stubborn and does not want to go away. I've had acne for pretty much my whole life since the age of 13. I took Accutane for the first time when I was 16 years old. My acne back then was severe. Very severe. On my face, neck, back, shoulders, chest and upper arms. The treatment worked. I was shocked at how well it worked. It was a miracle. But unfortunately, it did not last. The acne came back, on my face, neck, and back - but not as severe as the first time. Fast forward 5 years and I underwent another treatment and it seemed to have worked once again. But alas, that did not last. I've basically lived with it ever since. The acne was mild -at times becoming moderate. I now have reached a point in my life where I want to take care of this once and for all. I've tried it all. Proactiv, benzol peroxide, diets... You name it, i've tried it. the 3 day apple fast? didn't work for me. I am fed up of not eating many foods that I love fearing that i'll break out the very moment that I do eat them. Why is it that others can have pizza, chips or cake without ever thinking that they'll break out. That's what I want. I want to be like one of them.
Here's to my new treatment. I hope it works. I am an adult, and my dermatologist believes that the chances that it works once and for all are better this time around. I hope the side effects are minimal. My dosage is 40mg /day.
Wish me luck!