My brother has always had severe acne, whatever he tried, didn't worked. He was prescribed accutane his Senior year and by graduation he was acne free. His worst side effects were dry skin and lips, but it was so worth it. He looks great and I am so happy for him. I have always had acne also but not nearly as bad, but recently, I have been getting it worse and worse. It is now my senior year in High School and I am going to be starting on it shortly.
I went to the doctor and had blood and urine taken...
I went to the doctor and had blood and urine taken. I am on the 30 day wait to get Accutane. January 4th is my start date, I am super excited and i will keep everyone updated with what happens when i start it!
So, after a long and annoying process, i have...
So, after a long and annoying process, i have started Accutane! i took my first pill february 4th and have been on it now for about a week a half. All is good! I haven't had terrible side effects. (aquaphor=solves everything). I have gotten new acne but not a terrible breakout. I'm really excited for a month or two from now! I'm praying for the best.
So i am official 2 full months done with accutane...
So i am official 2 full months done with accutane and i am happier than i have been in sooooo long. During the first month i never really had a big initial breakout. It was more gradual, and at the start of the second month i could really start seeing a difference. Now i am only getting 2-3 new zits a week which is AMAZING and i can start to tell i am even getting less and less (: I feel awesome. I have noticeable scars left but that is so much better than puss filled cysts. One negative side effect about Accutane though is how red it makes my face. No matter how much water i drink it just always looks so irritated. Besides that i have had no bad side effects besides the basic dry lips. Another couple months and hopefully my face will return to its original color.
It's absolutely amazing
I am now completely done with 6 full months of Accutane and I am going to say hands down it is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I never had a bad initial breakout.. it just simply got better and better. I now am getting NO new acne and i'm going to see my doctor next week for my final check up! I never really experienced any bad side effects besides the very red face and dry lips. And my goal was completed, I was acne free for graduation. Life is good.
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