So, Here I am. I have never left a blog before. i have always done something and wished I had kept a blog so that I could look back and smile over it (or not, depending on how well things go ) and so I thought now was the operative time to start a blog.
I have never had any problem with spots. As a teenager my skin was almost always clear (apart from one time at 14 where I got this one HUGE spot right in the middle of my nose, and I accumulated the name Rhino for a while - I look back and laugh now, but at the time it was pretty traumatic!).
At the age of 24 was where it all began. I suddenly got this huge hard Cyst on my chin under the skin, and it got bigger and bigger and harder and harder. There was nothing to do as I couldnt pop it, so it just sat there. It was about an 2cm in length and width and to me it was very noticable. Somedays it would be red and somedays not. Me and my boyfriend nicknamed him "Steve" the spot (He was that big he deserved a name as by this point he's been there for about a month and I always tend to look to laughter to cover how i'm feeling, so that seemed fitting). After Steve arrived on the scene there were a few Sue's and Shaun's and even Simons, they came and went, but nothing was shifting Steve. I went to and from the doctors and tried everything from Toothpaste to Anti-biotics. But Steve is a stubborn fella!
I saw Doctors, Dermatologists and even Plastic surgeons over the past 2 years. I have changed my diet and lost 4 stone in weight and I drink at least 2 litres of water a day in the hope that I would get rid of him. Even though Steve has gone down a little, I still feel he is there, It seems to be loose skin where he was. But since having Steve, he seems to be having a party with all his little friends on my chin and brought along another cyst of similar size called Nigel (dont ask why Nigel, it just made me laugh)...I know i've been paranoid for a while now and have developed a habbit of touching my chin (Who with acne doesnt?). but to no avail, Steve and his new best mate Nigel are still hanging around with their little tag alongs!
I can get by with make-up to an extent, but sometimes this makes it worse, and going on holiday in Spain last month helped my skin, but coming back to gorgeous Scottish weather has just gone back to the norm. By all means I know my acne is no where near as bad as some people have to suffer, however I'm finding it hard after going from having no problems to having spots all the time.
So now the Dermatologist has prescribed me 30mg Roaccutane which I am to start today. After trying all the Acne pills and cremes there are this is the last resort for me. I'm a little scared (Ok terrified!) because it's going to get worse before it gets better and of all the other side effects (dry skin, lips etc). Then back in 4 weeks to up the dose.
Wish me luck!