I haven't posted in years and a lot happend. A year ago I made one of the best decisions of my life when I finally after 17 years of trying everything with no lasting results I went back to a derm and was immediately started on my Zenatane Journey. I cleared up almost completely in 2 months and only did a 5 months cycle...I did have side effects my body constantly hurting all over to the bone was the worst for me, nosebleeds, being in a permanent state of full rage bitch mode most of the time and my lips looking like a crusty scab.
I was pretty miserable the entire 5 months but will do it again in a heartbeat if the need shall ever arise again.
having moderate to cystic acne for so long really took it's toll on my self esteem, everytime I looked in the mirror it was all I could focus on. I would look around my bathroom at the literal thousands of dollars of half empty bottles and tubes I once opend hopefully wishing that this would be the one.
Going to school, work or family gatherings and people asking me if I wash my face or catching them looking at my face. If they only knew the extent to which I dedicated my life trying to fix my skin.
Once I was almost lost to depression and considered taking my own life. While my skin wasn't the only cause it was a major factor. My head would tell me that no one would ever want to be with someone who looked the way I did. At my worst I barely left my mother's house for two years and lived my life purely online. I remember when I first found ance.org and it gave me hope seeing so many people just like myself..finally people who understood.
I am forever grateful for Dan and this site for helping me though one of the darkest times of my life.
I used to have an acne issue for several years, especially in my teens. It progressively got worse until to the point when i wanted to take measures really badly. Then i was described with Isotretinoin Actavis and... it really helped, but those side effects tho...
I was on 30mg accutane for 5 months before I stopped because I taught I was done but somehow the acne is returning only on my left cheek area. Should I go back on accutane for a couple more months or use something else?
Hi there! My name is Al. Decided to go on Accutane because usually the pictures that I post everywhere are full of blemish fixes and filters, and I don't want that anymore. I want to post pictures where I am NOT full of make-up, or full of scars or even full of photoshop. I am 28 years old, I stay in sunny South-Africa, and this will be my foto logbook of my treatment, up until the very last scar and pimple has been removed. I am on the generic version of Ruacutane, called Acnetane, and my Derm started me on 50mg a day, for the next 2 months. I have stocked up on a lather lotion, on a body cleanse gentle enough for my skin, and Vaseline. A lot of Vaseline. I am super excited to see the end result, and can't wait for my new face! Let the journey begin!
side effects (10 mg a day):
-slightly dry, itchy skin
-few pimples, but idk if it's the fact that i stopped taking birth control pills for a month and it gave me breakouts or because of iso starting to work.