Thought I'd give a short little update on my progress. I was on Epuris from November 2014 until mid-February 2015. I stopped my treatment about 20 days before I was supposed to, because I just couldn't do it anymore. My mental state was just not... the best during these months. It was probably unrelated to the medication, but I believe that the medication may have just topped it all off.
Anyway, as per my last post, I'm in such a better place. You'd be surprised how much happier you are when you're eating and living life normally again. With respect to my skin, I haven't really gotten any more break outs. Maybe a pimple here and there once a month, but nothing like before. I still have my acne scars, but they can be covered up. For the first time, I can actually leave my house without feeling like I need to drench my face in overpriced skin-coloured paint. That's a really big step for me. My confidence has really gone up.
I was digging through some old videos I used to watch on youtube about acne, and watched a picture timeline of someone with severe acne. For the first time since my acne has disappeared, I realized how lucky I am. Watching that video made me flash back to my days, and how self conscious my acne made me feel. Your face is the first thing people see when they meet you, and to have these red bumps everywhere representing you, it's a tough thing to go through. You slowly begin to define yourself by these bumps, and think that that's what everyone thinks of when they think of you. Acne doesn't only mess with you physically, but it can have so many emotional repercussions even after it's gone. To all of you out there that are going through this, know that you're not alone. You well get through this, and that you are always beautiful. Don't let any red bumps make you feel any less.