As you all know, I have had troubles with acne and enlarged pores since my pubescent age. For years, I suffered number of treatments just so that it would lessen. But unfortunately, my acne would always come back. :(
Prior to taking Acnetrex, my skin was breaking out so bad. But only a few days of taking Acnotin (2x a day), I already saw changes. My skin felt drier and my acne were slowly healing. To a point that I had to use moisturizer because my skin was too parched. I love the effect on it that I was determined to finish the whole pack.
Unfortunately, the side effect deterred me from taking it further. I was zoning out so bad that I could not concentrate in driving. My eyesight was extremely unreliable even when I was wearing my prescription glasses. Having unhealthy eating and sleeping habits is not the best partner when driving and drinking Acnotin. Due to my zoning out, I got to a small car accident (no one got hurt). Yes, it was that worst for me. It wouldn't have been so bad but I didn't anticipate that I would need to drive when I decided to take Acnotin. It was actually provided in the form inside the box that drivers should take extra precaution and those with high grade prescription glasses should avoid taking this medicine. Truly, mine felt a bit neurological. I had a hard time concentrating and such. And my body would not function the same way at it use to.
Another is the fact i can't get pregnant. When the significant other and I decided to have babies in the next two years, I knew I had to stop taking Acnetrex since it takes a year of to safely say I can get pregnant without causing fetal problems and birth defects. I thought it wouldn't really bother me not to get pregnant yet but during the time I was taking the Acnetrex, it has always been a lingering thought in my head. :(
To answer all questions if the medication, Acnotin, works. It really does! Until recently, I have not experienced a bit of break out except one or two cystic hormonal acnes during the red flag days and it wasn't that severe. I think that even if I'm not taking it any longer, the high dosage of such drug is still working.
As much as I love the fabulous looking skin this medication has been giving me, I can't risk my safety as well as my future children for it.
Maybe if I'm younger, I wouldn't mind all the side effects since I wasn't driving nor wanting to have babies then. So, I'm back to expensive skin care, concealers and foundations... Good thing though that there are a lot of products available out there to keep even just a few of my pimples off of my face.
Another thing is that I'm taking a severe action now in balancing my eating habits. I am about to undergo a Detox Treatment that I will be sharing to you guys. Not only will I lose the unwanted extra weight but it promises to give me healthy looking skin. But this will take a lot more effort and no shortcuts. For healthier skin and body that will lead to better functioning of the mind, then I'm all over it.
I'm not saying that Acnetrex is not for everyone. It just isn't for me. I realized that I am too old for it nor it is healthy for me. I'm happy for those who found their way around Acnetrex's side effecst (I even envy them a bit). I also don't regret taking it. It has made me feel beautiful and made using makeup easier for me. In taking Acnetrex, I have experienced clear skin that requires no makeup at all.
Now that I can't take it any longer, I am determined to do the healthier way of maintaining such clear skin even if it takes triple the effort and the price.
So, there goes my bittersweet journey with Acnetrex. I will update you soon regarding my detailed experience in my detox treatment as soon as I have started on it. :)
P.S. Please only consult PDS accredited Dermatologist if you want to take Acnotin/Acnetrex. DON'T TAKE THIS THROUGH SELF-PRESCRIPTION. utang na loob.