So first off I want to say lets face it. No, really lets face it, we have acne. If your face is full of zits and you're all like "Why can they eat whatever the hell they want with a clear face and I can't cause supposeably it causes MY acne?" Well, I don't know much about whether things like eating junk food or such things as smoking can cause acne. I do however know that many people eat whatever they want and do not have a acne prone face. I was very stubborn in actually eating right and occassionally smoking once I got on Accutane. I thought I shouldn't have to, so I didn't for a while and continued to eat whatever I wanted. It is naive however to say bad food can't cause acne or that it can, all our bodies are different. If you were like me, being a stubborn little bastard and fighting yourself with drinking more water and NOT eating junk because of your acne just quit it. Quit it! Lets face it our face is full of FAT pimples, odds are against us regardless whether we want to believe it or not. I for sure know that conitnuing to do things to my body that didn't contribute to my overall health was just me being stubborn and stupid. The odds were against me and I was making it much worse. And I do know once I stopped eating junk, cutting down on my smoking, quitting those energy drinks and intaking A LOT of water everyday my face transformed itself.
Here's some advice. For the beginning of Accutane or therefore ANY treatment just quit all the bad stuff...Until you are clear. My face is untouchable right now as far as acne goes, I can eat some sugary food without paying a price. Ive had a few monsters this wk and have had no problems.
Accutane has been causing me some serious back aches. Ugh.
I learned that if I only wash my palms and not my whole hand I don't get rashes. I haven't since last time I reported on here.
Accutane has also caused this weird craving for BBQ chips. Seriously, wtf? Just kidding! Ha-ha
Ive had weird cravings all my life. I cannot stop eating BBQ chips today and ate a bag at work...
My scarring is still pretty bad. I read somewhere that if you have "pigmentation scarring" that it will fade after you are clear. However I do not see it "fading" and so I guess that Vitamin E Oil isn't working. I put it on in the night and when i wake up my face does look really better on how red the scars are, but I swear every time I wash my face it just looks the same. Only in the mornings does my face look great or close enough to it!
You know what's funny? I thought to myself I know what its like to have acne and go through it... Helping others in this situation would be a great job. Plus, from what I seen Derms look at you for half a second then prescribe you something and they're quicker than lightining! Did you see that Billy?!?! Huh?!!?Huh?!!?Didja didja?!?!
Billy: "It was a shooting star!"
"No billy, it was a dermatologist!"
SO I thought YEAH I can do that and probably contribute more of my time to my clients. However they do over 8 years of schooling. Too broke and so that dream fell apart, lol.
I will edit this later about how many days i've been on accutane. Hope all is going well for whomever reading this =)