So... I'm 26 (27 next month) and I have suffered with acne rosacea on and off for the last 10 years.
After my last breakout which left my confidence in shatters I decided that enough was enough and to seek help from a dermatologist instead of my local GP. After an 11 week wait to see the dermatologist, my acne had cleared up due to the course of antibiotics I had taken and I walked into the consulting room and was met with what can only be described as confusion as my skin did not show any sign of the terrible outbreaks I had experienced, luckily I had photos to show him exactly what I meant. My Doctor prescribed roaccutane and I am now on the road to clear skin, hopefully
Took my first 2 pills after my evening meal, didn't feel any different until I got into bed that evening and could not stop scratching. My back, my arms, my face, my hair, everything felt so itchy.
Woke up feeling on top of the world and had a great morning until it reached 3pm and I was shattered, I couldn't keep my eyes open, which is unlike me, unless I have had a big night out, but as you know, I was in bed scratching the night before!!
After I woke up I felt OK, headed out with some friends and completely forgot to put any sunscreen on so I came home with slightly burnt cheeks which is unusual for me as I have olive skin and I can use SPF 8 and not burn. Lesson learned...
In bed by 10pm and asleep almost immediately as I felt exhausted.
Woke up feeling like the world had ended and could not stop crying.
Kept myself busy all day with shopping ans cooking but felt like I had an extremely short fuse for the entire day.
Again, felt shattered but am slowly getting used to this now although I did not expect to feel any side effects this early.
pustules have begun to appear along my jawline, quite painful and I can feel my lips getting more and more dry as the hours go by.
I was supposed to go to the gym at 6:30am but had no energy and getting up for work at 7:30 was a struggle.
Have sat a my desk in a bit of a haze all day and cannot wait to get home. Pustules that appeared yesterday are sore and I want top squeeze them but cannot face the pain or any more scars. Itchiness has returned but only my head/hair.
Fingers crossed this is as bad as it gets!