💊 Accutane Journey - Day 10 & Day 27. No filters!
I am on this tough journey of Isotretinoin 20mg, the brand name is accutane. l take one pill a day with a fatty meal, l will talk about why it should be taken with a fatty meal later on. It’s used to treat cystic acne, a severe form of acne that can potentially cause scarring, if left untreated it can be debilitating because of permanent scarring. It’s a very powerful drug with serious side effects therefore it’s not for everyone.
I want to share my whole journey because l know there are so many people out there suffering in silence, delaying to book appointments with dermatologists, personally l hesitated for over two years.
We have a community on IG going through this journey, all on Accutane, each with a unique story of how they suffered with acne. I’m sharing mine now, l hope you learn something.😊
I took a year and half to make this decision, it was a tough one, I’m certain it will change my life.
The side effects. These are not textbook side effects. They're real😭😭😭 🖊 DRY LIPS
At the moment my lips are so dry, no amount of lip balm is enough, am not kidding, l drink lots of fluids, that helps a little but the dryness is there 24/7. I’m kind of getting used to it. 😊 🖊 JOINT PAINS
😭 My joints hurt, l workout once a week but l take forever to recover from muscles aches and joint pains. I also drink a lot after the workout, it’s unusual, l think it causes dehydration as well. 🖊 DR SKIN & HAIR
My hair is not oily anymore, my skin is so dry but l use moisturizers. I’m also really sensitive to sunlight, l try to avoid too much exposure.
For now these are the major side effects. Is it tough, oh yes, is it going to be worth it? OH YES!! 😀I have a long way to go but l have seen a big change, I’m loving my skin. ❌ PREGNANT WOMEN MUST NOT USE ACCUTANE.
To be continued.....
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