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Before Accutane



Hey! I don’t know if anyone will ever read this but i wanna write this in case it will help anybody who has been in my position beforehand.

For starters, I’m a female teenager. I’ve struggled with acne since I was 9 and have tried everything under the sun to try and get rid- from tropicals to antibiotics. Everything worked sort of in the short term but not in the long term. Currently (as of 21/7/19) I have moderate acne with mild scarring (that’s what my dermatologist said anyway).

(i’ll upload pics)

When I was first offered Accutane, I declined because of the horrid side effects (I was mainly worried about hair thinning because I have long thick hair and I love it so much). After some consideration and a talk with my mum, we decided I might as well go for it because I’ve tried everything else and my scarring would get worse if I didn’t do anything. 

So I went back to my dermatologist and asked for it and he gladly gave me a prescription (after I pledged to not get pregnant and then had to get a negative pregnancy test result). I then got 28 days of supply for 30mg of Isotretinoin. 

I’m going to Spain next week and I’m concerned about sun sensitivity (I already burn easily) so am ringing dermatologist tomorrow to see if I can post pone starting the course because I’ll be stressing about it the whole week knowing me.

I’ll keep this updated as I go along my journey :)




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