Although I will miss my work there albeit how tiring and how challenging it was, I am glad to be back in the blogging circuit. I am in love with blogging and for many times, this has been a friend to me... you all have been a friend to me. Thank you so much for all your support during those times I couldn't update my blog. Those who messaged and emailed me well wishes and those who even thought I was quitting and asked me not to. Really, your messages brought tears to my eyes.
I wanted to share a lot of my new finds with you all. I hope that you'll bear with me as I adjust again to my usual blogging routine.
One of my recent finds was an oral prescription called Acnetrex, it's to finally put a stop on my acne dilemmas. Before my first day on the job, I visited a dermatologist in M.D. Eastwood. I was experiencing heavy breakouts and I just wanted to give a good solution to it. Acne has been a constant problem with me. I would have flawless beautiful skin for a few weeks then after that, I'm doomed with months of breakouts. Topical medications both prescribed and off-the-counter would work but it doesn't solve anything permanently. Really, its very frustrating.
Thankfully, I met Dra. Adao of M.D. Eastwood. She's a very accomodating dermatologist listening to all my ranting about expensive derma products that doesn't work. And how a beauty blogger like me could have adverse reactions from some products we use and how we can't stop doing it for research purposes. Well, she knew I wasn't kidding. She saw and felt how oily my face was and how much cystic acne I had. We then proceeded on what meds I use to take, topical and oral and how long I've been taking them. She asked what shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and other things dermatologist would ask to form a conclusion on how we should go on about my problem.
Then, she mentioned Acnetrex to me. She didn't have to tell me that celebrities and elites uses it, I was sold! "Give it to me now, Doc.", I said. It was definitely something that I haven't tried. I wonder why my previous dermatologists didn't prescribe me this before when I was younger. Hmp!
So, now I'm in my first pack of Acnetrex or Acnotin (Isotretinoin) and I'm hoping that by Christmas, I wouldn't have to use a lot of concealer for each parties I go to.
BUT (there's a but so better read on) you can't take Acnetrex just like that. You can't waltz in to the drugstore (i doubt they have this) and tell them you want it. There are a quite a few catch on this before you can take it.
1. Consult your doctor first.
2. Pregnant or women wanted to get pregnant can't take this due to adverse effects on fetal formation. AVOID PREGNANCY AT ALL COST. Use 2 types of contraception to ensure non-pregnancy.
3. You must have normal blood results before taking this medication (no high cholesterol, sugar, liver etc.) Forgive me if I butched the medical terms for those but you get my drift.
4. Intake must be prescribed by the doctor! You can't overdose to speed up the process. This is a very stupid thing to do.
5. Don't get too caught up with this hype, you don't have to take this if you only have minor or hormonal breakouts. See number 1, consult your derma, don't force her to give this to you when her medical opinion says you don't need it..
There are a lot more that you need to take heed before taking this drug. I myself despite making the decision to take this is still hesitant every time I pop a capsule. So, you really must want this (and your husband, too.) before taking this. If you're below the age of majority, better have your parents decide if you should take this and provide you with proper guidance.
Oh the things we do for to become beautiful. The sacrifices we must make. But we know its worth it in the end. I just hope it is for me.
By the way, has anyone tried this? Anyone who has a baby now? I am hoping to have a baby by the time I'm 30 and I'm hoping that I can still have one even after I take this for a few years.