Month 2 Recap - Day 60
accutane claravis isoretinoin
Duration - Oct. 12, 2012 - Nov. 10, 2012
Skin - same skin, red if i use moisturizer, otherwise it is drier or more flaky
Cholesterol - 116 LDL
Dosage - 60mg
Now without acne all I see and worry about are my scars. There's always something to dislike about yourself. She wanted to up my dosage because my liver was doing so well but after we discuss about my eye fatigue she decided I should stay on 60mg for another month. Something that bothers me a lot is that I now have to carry around a jar of Aquaphor, eye drops, cell phone, keys, wallet, and my glasses! It must be awesome to be a girl because they can carry a purse or whatever. My pockets are so full. I wish cargo pants were back in fashion and work appropriate.
Week 1 - Eye Fatigue
I was getting eye fatigue but I hesitate to call my derm. I waited a week until I caved. It was better to get off Accutane than maybe lose my vision. I have always had 20/20 so this was new to me and a bit scary. My derm confirmed that it was safe to continue accutane but to go see an optometrist.
Week 2 - Got Glasses
My prescription is +0.50 vision and -0.25 astigmatism. My sister couldn't even tell the difference. At first I thought I paid a lot of money for fake glasses but they really help and I haven't gotten eye fatigue since wearing them at work. Optometrist also told me to use Systane lubricant eye drops throughout the day while on Accutane.
Week 3 - Broke Out
For some reason I got 2 cyst at the beginning of the week that went away and 2 more at the end of the week. One of which was on my nose. The derm offered to drain the one on my nose but I refused because I was scared of an new procedure. She was just going to stick a needle into it and drain it so I guess if it happens again I won't say no.
Week 4 - One dried healing cyst from last week.