Beginning the course of medication, I was very motivated. I had started seeing an improvement in my skin by week three. It felt great but it was short-lived as a couple of spots came back.
It was very annoying but I have to reassure myself that this is a marathon, not a sprint. I have a long road ahead of me and I’m feeling a lot of emotions probably because of how strong the medication is but I have to keep my eye on the prize.
My morale is low at the moment but I’m putting that down to the fact spots have returned.
I don’t have to look too far to find someone who is or has been on Roaccutane. I recently stumbled across a you tuber from Brisbane, Australia who had a very similar story to mine. She had spent years trying to clear acne from her face but nothing seemed to work. She too tried Roaccutane and after finishing it, she claims she hasn’t had a breakout since. It’s hearing stories like these that keep me motivated. There are a lot of opinions about Roaccutane and its hard when I meet someone who doesn’t agree with it or who has a bad experience with it. I find it hard to explain to someone how crippling it can be to suffer from acne. I feel vain when I express how I’m really feeling.
If I could give a piece of advice to others on Roaccutane, would be to listen to your own body and be extra nice to yourself. Self-Care is key during Roaccutane. I think I have carried out too much research. I nearly know too much. This can be a bad thing because I’m too aware of everything that could go wrong but luckily, I’m quite a positive person. Remain positive and just know that everything you’re feeling, someone else has felt that too.