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Zach Griffith

Day 45

Day 45

Well, i don't really know where to start, eh... Hmmm, these first 45 days have probably been the worst 45 of my life, my face is quite a bit worse than when i even began treatment.. But one good sign is i think my awful IB is finally over. Right now im just dealing with one three or four actives but a large handful of red marks on cheeks and jawline. I still have tiny bumps all around my mouth and cheeks that make my skin look bumpy and feel rough. At my last derm visit i asked her what i could do about these little bumps everywhere and she said I'm doing it right now (the accutane). And i mean i guess this is her job and hopefully she knows what she's talking about. I've actually been quite depressed lately to be honest. The main reason being my appearance, but i guess i expected way too much, too soon from such a little pill... The back pains i have been having in the first couple weeks seem to have gone away. My face really isn't that dry or anything but my lips are really dry. I'm hoping that in a month from now (2 1/2 months) my face will be looking much better, but as of right now its not really going so smooth....

Zach Griffith

1 month

I haven't been on here in a while, just been sooooo frustrated... Been staying at home because i don't wanna be seen :/ I'm actually starting to clear up, but this month has been pretty horrible, my initial breakout was pretty shitty and i guess the only way to go from there is up (hopefully). I have these two cysts on my chin that are almost squishy, yeah i know sounds gross but that's the only way to describe it. The cysts that were on the jaw line have all cleared up pretty much, just have red spots left to heal. i have a few whiteheads here and there but the closed comedones that i have around my mouth and chin seem to be disappearing so that's a plus. I'm really struggling with my confidence right now, because I've never had it before because of my face and even though my skin is improving i guess i just want it to be perfect, instantly since I'm my worst critic. My mom seems to think that my face is 10 times better but i beg to differ on many occasions many times a day. All my friends are inviting me to party's and to hang out but i always decline, it kills me inside not being able to enjoy life because of my appearance. Hopefully within' this second moth i will continue to see healing and hope the worst is over. Whoever said there's a calm before the storm... Is full of shit

Zach Griffith

DAY 15

DAY 15

So, today pretty much the start of my third week. I got to the dermatologist on Monday and i hope to stay on 80mg of the tane. Right now, on the left side of my face it is healing pretty well and no actives on the left side. On the right side, everything is healing with one active on my jawline. My chin however isn't wanting to cooperate. I have literally 50 little closed comedones on my chin and around my mouth. You can only really see them when i stretch my skin, like move my mouth to one side or the other, but they are so freaking annoying and there's nothing i can do about it. I have had these little closed comedones for about a year now and nothing seems to work. I also have two cysts on my chin. The one on the left part of my chin has been there for about a week or so and on the right side of my chin it has been there for about 2 days. They both seem like they are going down in size and they aren't as painful as they once were. I also have a zit below my lip on the left side (tried popping it, badddd idea) now its pretty large and swollen... I usually never get any zits on my chest but i have one now.. oh well i guess... I'm just ready to start seeing some improvements. I know its only been two weeks, but i think my initial breakout is finally over! My dad wants me to go with him to Louisiana to see my brother at the end of april, over a month away, and as of right now I'm kinda skeptical about going because i don't know how my face is going to be... BTW, i have been home for a solid week because my face has been so awful :/ Anyways, things are starting to look up a little bit, so i hope they keep going in that direction... My life begins soon...

Zach Griffith

1 week

First week on Accutane...

Well the first few days i didnt really notice anything except for a couple headaches, but within the last couple days my lips have become really really dry. Im using blistex and a balm, which is really helping. I think my initial breakout has come earlier than most. On day 3 i started getting multiple cysts on my jaw line and chin. Now its day 6-7 and they are healing, but very slowly, I have also received a couple pimples on my cheeks and around my mouth. My skin looks pretty rough right now. I have the cysts and larger pimples, but it seems like all over my face are little bitty zits that are under the skin, very bumpy texture. hopefully its just the accutane working to push everything out :D Right now my skin is starting to get pretty dry around the jaw line where the cysts are. Other than that everything is going alright i guess... I'm trying to stay home as much as i can right now though :D

Zach Griffith

First off I'm an 18 year old male, and i have suffered from acne since the beginning of high school and it has continually gotten worse over the 4-5 year span. I now have moderate to severe acne. With all the good stuff like cystic acne.

I went to the pharmacy today and picked up my prescription of Accutane that my dermatologist subscribed. So, tonight will be my first pill of, from what i hear, a long long long journey. I will write once a week with hopefully news of joy each week, ha... Even though that is very unlikely. I'm on a five month course of Accutane so will finish towards the end of July. I leave for the United States Air Force in August so i hope to have my skin under control, and near perfect. hopefully :/

I may post pictures sometime in the near future so everyone can see my progress as well...

FIRST PILL, wish me luck :D

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