So a brief summary of my acne story and how I got here to the accutane trainâ€¦
Iâ€™ve had acne since I can remember, probably about 12 years old or so; itâ€™s in the family history on both sides although how I got it this severe I will never know! Itâ€™s always been a pretty prominent presence in my life Iâ€™ve never not had acne but itâ€™s always been controllable by over the counter products or proactiv, retin A, differin, tetracycline, tazorac etcâ€¦ and yes I have been on all of those products in my lifetime! Iâ€™ve gotten older and had my babies and I know skin and hormones can change but in the last year or so my acne has been out of control! I went back to the dermatologist a year ago and started all the regular routines of treatments that had worked in the past and like most of you they worked for a brief time and then it was like my skin said too bad for you and became resistant! Iâ€™m 33 now and have been under dermatology care for over a year now and my acne is worse than ever! Iâ€™m sure you all know how humiliating, frustrating, annoying and discouraging this is especially as an adult in a professional jobâ€¦. At this age youâ€™re hoping to not have to spackle on the coverup for half an hour just so you can go to work presentableâ€¦. So my derm suggested accutane which I had heard of but was hesitant aboutâ€¦ needless to say I am far more desperate and at the end of my rope than I am nervous about the side effects so I got all my crap together and picked up my prescription and here I am! I had read many reviews and blogs and decided I wanted to put mine out there as well because I found them helpful and some encouraging and I would love to be able to do that for someone else whoâ€™s life has been put on hold by severe acne and who is questioning if they should try accutane. Iâ€™ll log on and post as frequently as I can and please feel free to comment or ask questions. As a starting point I give you my completely humiliating before pictures because without those we canâ€™t measure the progress much!