Ok all.. i'm finally starting Claravis (accutane) today... I was on Erythocin for the past 1.5 months and my skin has been a little better.. however, today -- i just found nodules that came up on my chin and the side of my lip and on the side of nose (OUCH!) .. YUCK!
Anyhow... let me give you my story:
I have been dealing with acne since I was a teenager. It wasn't severe until about 2 years ago. All of a sudden, my face started breaking out and because of my "olive" skin, my face scarred easily and left purple marks where the acne was at. Of course, I have to admit that I picked at 'em just because the white heads looked TERRIBLE! =) anyhow, I have used a lof of the over the counter products.. even prescription products.. to no avail. Even the antibiotics didn't help until I used Erythocin. However, I was so fed up, my dermatologist suggested I take accutane. I'm a little skeptical because of all the "bad" stories of it not working or it coming back after the session. However, my dermatologist and aethetician (?) have encouraged me that accutane works and they have seen miraculous results from their patients. My dermatologist follows up with me and ensures that it is working. If the medication is too strong or too weak, he will be the one to adjust it. Or even it is working and I don't need the medication anymore, he'll advise me to stop taking it.
Anyhoo -- i'm blabbing... I am just so tired of this acne... I want my clear face again.. I miss my CLEAR SKIN!! My self esteem has taken a dive since then and even though I have lost weight since I first getting the acne, My self image is still VERY important to me.
I am hoping and praying that this will be the ABSOLUTELY last time i have to deal with this darn acne!!!!!!!!
Here's a picture of me at Halloween... eeewwwww!!!!