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Days 59-61 - Claravis (Accutane)

Posted by MargaretLeo, 06 May 2011 · 314 views

accutane/claravis
What's new: Three new pimples, arm/wrist rash is gone. Derm appointment and I'll continue on 60mg/day.

My face: Since I lasted posted, I've had a few small pimples pop up. One in jawline, one on chin and another between mouth and nose. They aren't bad at all, and I really can't complain. So I won't.

Everything else: All is good. Arm rash was on it's way out once I started moisturizing again. I think it just came b/c I wasn't moisturizing my arms at all (duh). Now arms are back to normal. No dry skin or rashes. Need to make sure I moisturize my legs too, as I've seen after I shave my legs, it looks like I have razor burn. So I'm just going to assume that's b/c my lack of moisturizing, as well. Lesson learned.

Had my lab test and derm appointment this week. Derm said labs were fine, tryglycerides were up a little but nothing to worry about. That was a huge relief, as I hadn't been watching too closely on what I was eating as I had been traveling a lot last month (that's a good excuse, right?). And he said my face looked good, and I'll continue with the 30mg 2xday. And with how things are going now, I'll be done after month 5, which is great.

The Target Incident Part 2

Apparently the manufacturer that provides Target with Claravis only sent Target half of my prescription. And I can not pick up only half; against the rules. And I won't be able to pick up the whole prescription until Monday. I'll be out of the drug in a day. Was so mad. But then calmed down and realized that it's ok - not the end of the world (like I thought in the first Target Incident) . I'll just be one day without taking the prescription. Still frustrating since, I'm still not convinced it will all be there on Monday. Oh well. It seems that no matter how much I've read about everyone else's experiences with this drug (having trouble with prescriptions, getting rashes, and on and on), I still get so upset/surprised when it happens to me. It's silly, I know.