Just a follow-up. Still waiting for my new healthcare to get set up, so still waiting to get cleared for contacts again, sigh. Eyes are still not completely normal, they are not really dry or blurry but definitely a little blepharitis-y still. Found a PubMed article saying up to 60% of people experience blepharitis coming off accutane (why don't they tell you this stuff?!?!) but didn't say if it was permanent. Great.
Skin and hair oil is back 100% and had a couple of my usual PMS actives this past week Especially bummed that there seems to be no lasting relief from the extremely oily skin I was plagued with before. On top of that I am re-adjusting to topical retinoids so I'm also peeling, YAY. love the combo of a shiny face that is also peeling off in chunks!!
When I get in with a derm I will discuss if I can maybe try tane again but this time a low dose. I should have stuck with my instincts the first time around, but I really wanted it to WORK so I listened to my derm....
Bottom line, kids, is that I never would have been dealing with ANY of this if my idiot derm had never put me on Yasmin. Don't mess with your hormones...they don't REALLY know what they're doing, and you can definitely permanently destroy your hormonal balance by taking hormonal birth control. Not a long-term acne solution and for birth control there are so many better options like the copper IUD (the #1 most popular method in Europe where I live now, its more effective than the pill, cheaper over time, and has no hormones...)