I figured I might benifit from writing this and reading about other peoples experiences… I get the impression I bore people when I go on about my skin issues (nobody seems to understand I suppose….my friends all have wonderful skin)
Anyway, I waited a few months for my appointment, and when it came I was told I would have to use the contraceptive pill for a month before starting treatment. I was fairly upset about this delay as I’d been told to stop using my doxycline a while before this and my skin was the worst its ever been. However, 7 years after being told I had cystic acne (I’m 18 next month) I was given my Roaccutene! I started last week (12th April) So I’m on day 10.
Nothing much has happened to be honest. The dry lips started a couple of nights ago…nothing too bad..but vaseline doesnt seem to be helping me much. I shall have to look about for something better (any suggestions?)
As far as the spots go..I must be experiencing the "worse before it gets better" stage. Normally I get spots on my chin and cheeks. But.. I’ve had an outbreak just at the top of my nose (between the eyebrows)…an uncomfortable and painful place I’ve learnt. I also get them on my back..but suprisingly..its cleared dramatically.
(just realised that the skin above my eyes is horribly dry too)
So… day 10 has brought little improvement…but the dry lips lead me to believe something should happen soon. (fingers crossed as I’m going away to see my boyfriend next month and I really hope its settled)….
The little improvement hasnt caused me to lose faith just yet as my big brother used roaccutene a few years ago..and hasnt had a spot since.
Hopefully it will clear a fair bit for June 20th as I’m hoping to wear a backless dress to prom (this is something I would never have imagined possible but they tell me it is with Roaccutene)
I’ll update soon..maybe I’ll add some pictures too…
:mrgreen oh..no mood changes yet… I’m perfectly happy!