Active substances: Isotretinoin
Conclusions so far: 1. Doctors - unless they suffered from acne themselves have no idea what you going through.
Stand firm and insist on appropriate treatment and timely referrals. Give so called miracle physical cures a miss - often performed by under trained nurses with no proper monitoring. Peels and microderm actually made my face much worse.
Go private if you got the money. Had to wait 10 months for roaccuatane accutane via the NHS even though was well-imformed to know after 2 that this was the best option for me.
Have faith. Thats all you got to rely on I guess when you take the plunge with Roaccuatane accuatane.
Good luck everyone. I'll post my next blog in 2 months after my next visit to my uncommunicative and decidely unsymapthetic Dermatoligist.
Hopefuuly my tone will be decididly more cheerful and optimstic. From: Cat in Chelt, UK.
A 26 year old female. Have a couple of questions I forgot to ask - make up..... I have a nightmare with it on top of the drying and it feels so much better without and to be able to moisturize more frequently but would people advise to stop wearing it when I have to go to work every day?
It would be scary!
Or do you think it would be ok to just take it off after work and leave it free of make up at weekends? I feel bad that I have had to take these two days off, but I do feel rough.. I don't know whether this is reasonable or not?
Anyone suffered with it badly enough to take off work? Advice pls.
After the first three days I had the drying of the skin on my face and lips, looks like you can not avoid that side effect! I am guessing rubbing it on at night and in the morning will relieve the majority of the pain.