Hey all. During my 30 days waiting period to get on Accutane I have read most of your blogs and it has helped immensely! It's such a personal and arduous decision to take this med, and even though everyone's experience is different, it helps that you've all shared your stuff... so I have decided to "pay it forward" and post my own! Hope it helps.
I am a 29 year old female with a little girl who is almost 2. I am a pharmacist , which helps and hurts. I know a lot about the drug which made this a tough decision. But I have seen the results and beleive in the drug, so I'll try to be a good patient!
Since I am almost 30 I have decided that I have had enough of my skin. My acne has been moderate since my teens. When I was on the pill, it cleared up a lot, but after I had my baby I got an IUD, so I broke out again. I have mostly hormonal acne on my jaw line and neck, blackheads on my nose and chin, and cysts (usually 3-5 at a time) on my back. My skin is combination, but the oily parts are super-greasy. I know it doesnt sound too bad, but after 15 years of it, I am OVER it. Time to change.
Can I jsut tell you that Ipledge was a pain in the ass! I am a pharmacist, and I never realized what my patients had to go through. I guess it is a testiment to how badly we all want our skin to get better.
Anyway, on to the therapy:
I am on day 2. I am taking 40 mg once a day right now. The only side effect I have is a mild headache. I also felt a bit sick this afternoon. I felt a little dry today, but it may have been in my head. I did just notice a huge welt surfacing on my cheek, and I RARELY get zits on my cheek. Initial Breakout begin! I face it fearlessly! Time ot go stock up on Evian and Aquaphor.