It’s a day before the start of finals week, and things have been hectic around the Binghamton campus. The library is packed at all times, even printing a document to study from is difficult. An atmosphere of stress permeates the campus, the looming dread that these tests decide a quarter of our final grades. Although I’ve been extremely busy myself, I thought I would take this opportunity to talk about college classes and stress and how to cope.
On Accutane, brain fog and fatigue are very real side effects. Although this likely isn’t the healthiest recommendation, I’ve personally been drinking a cup of coffee a day to get over it and get 4-5 solid hours of studying in. Of course, I stay very well hydrated and haven’t seen any negative effects stem from this coffee-drinking. I rarely ever drink more than one cup a day, but when I do, I make sure that it is well taken advantage of.
As we all probably know, stress is also a known cause of breakouts. Personally, having just finished month 6 of Accutane, I have not seen any breakout during this period of studying. However, I would always get stress-related breakouts before Accutane. My recommendation for this is to stay organized and have your study days planned out, with time for activities left over. With a solid plan, you can study well for your finals, and still have time left over for things you love to do, whether that be personal stuff or pursuing a cause on-campus that you are passionate about.
Overall, finals are undoubtedly a stressful time, but it’s something that all college students experience. You must remember that your professors are people too and have empathy, and if things are seriously going wrong, just talk to them and they will listen. Stay hydrated, eat healthy, stay consistent with your skincare, and you’ll ace the tests and your well being.