i am 22, 5'5, 130lb max & i am on 80mg daily of isotretinoin.
i know its crazy.
But you know what else is crazy... this severe acne..
My acne is nothing like what i have seen people on accutane for.
That’s why i made the choice (not like i had much, nothing else worked) to start.
i never really had severe acne, at all. Yes i had acne, but never severe until about 5-6 months ago. (bad break up of 2yr relationship)
i was such a happy girl, confident, and loved to go out. I literary hide now.
anyways, i don’t want to bore anyone with my sad story.
So anyways, after a long fight with my insurance to cover over $850 per month worth of medicine and all the blood work, plus since i am a female i needed to wait a whole month due to the iPledge program (so annoying) i finally started about a week ago!
So far all i can say is that i am PURGING ... and BAD! i have about 7-10 new pimples and my skin is so so so red!
Some mild back ache and yes my lips are starting to give me problems.
i just ordered some Waxelene i heard is a great alternative to Vaseline, which is a God sent
i get real sick if i don’t eat every 3-4 hrs too. and my nose is starting to dry up.
i know its soon to start feeling side effects but keep in mind i am on 80mg a day and i am only 130lb.
anyways, i love reading peoples journeys and i would love to read comments from your experience too!
i will post pictures but i am kinda still a little shy about it. i will get there with the right support in due time!