Hope January is progressing well for you
Ok so last time I went to the dermatologist she was happy with my progress, gave me a prescription of 60mg which will last another 4 weeks and also told me that this would be my last visit. So, unless I get a breakout I’m not to go back and that is Roaccutane done.
All simple and straightforward you think?! Well you’d be wrong. Because since then I’ve had about 5 new spots on my back, 4 of them small, one massive!! This is making me very nervous – I haven’t had new ones for a while, and I’ve just done 18 weeks worth of Roaccutane!!
There could be a few reasons for this though:
- general reaction to my Christmas partying
- I’ve started taking Yasmin instead of Cerazette; I’d been taking Cerazette for years but found out that as it’s not a combined pill the chances are that it’s making my skin worse (helpful of the doctor!), and therefore asked to change so that I could enter my post-roaccutane life with as good a chance as possible
- I’ve cut my prednisolone down to 5mg a day (had had a week of 20mg, 15mg, 10mg…) and coming off steroids is a nightmare!
- I’ve also had a throat infection this week!
So listed out like that – there’s a lot going on. I decided that if I dont get any new spots in the 2 weeks before finishing, then I’m not going back. Otherwise I shall be banging on the dermatologists door.
After coming this far I am not going to give up when I have the slightest doubt I’m not doing all I can to prevent a relapse!
I shall keep you posted on how it goes, would love to hear anyone else’s experiences close to stopping!