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Week 1; The Journey Starts!

Kissofirish

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hello!

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!

share away! :wub:

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! :rolleyes:



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Hang in there. If it makes you feel better, I'm dealing with this girl who's life is absolutely ruined right now. Her boyfriend left her cuz he thinks she's gone crazy since she's so self concious about her acne, and her and her daughter are living at her mom's house, and her mom and her mom's boyfriend are absolutely awful to her.

I was in a similar situation as well, but have since cleared my acne after 7 years. Sorry if this was too unrelated. :rolleyes: yup

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Hang in there. If it makes you feel better, I'm dealing with this girl who's life is absolutely ruined right now. Her boyfriend left her cuz he thinks she's gone crazy since she's so self concious about her acne, and her and her daughter are living at her mom's house, and her mom and her mom's boyfriend are absolutely awful to her.

I was in a similar situation as well, but have since cleared my acne after 7 years. Sorry if this was too unrelated. :rolleyes: yup

man, i can only imagine what that poor girl feels. i didn’t have severe acne when i was with my boyfriend of two years, it all came after the break up. Maybe that’s why i started to get real bad acne... due to stress..

But i do know one thing, its so hard to feel confident when u have acne like i did, and even worse with the acne i have now. Sometimes i hide from people who i haven’t seen in a long time because i am embarrassed and i dont want to explain what happen to my skin.

help her out, and tell her she is beautiful, i didnt have much people tell me that but when the few who cared about me told me things like that, even thou i didn’t believe it, it still felt so good to be loved.

(Btw i don’t know how to tag people on comments yet! i am super new to this)

thank you for your support friend!

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It sounds like you have a fun journey ahead of ya. I bet that break up just released so much stress and so many hormones and I bet that, in part, caused your acne. 

I too have found Vaseline works wonders but have been finding it hard to find it in small quantities to keep in my purse and whatnot so Carmex has been the next best thing. That and yesterday I discovered a coconut lip balm that actually worked wonder but I won't recommend it until I know for sure that it was the lip balm. 

also, to tag people (i think, it's been working for me haha) you write @theirname and a little box SHOULD pop up with that person's username. Hope that helps! Best of luck on your journey!

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