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Month 2 Summary

Posted by JDW, 25 February 2013 · 522 views

Pretty late with this, I'm in week 11 or so...
Month 2 Summary
Dosage: 40mg, 20mg twice a day.
Weight: 77.5kg, up a couple kilos since starting but trying to gain weight.
Cumulative dosage: 9600, at least 120mg/kg.
Months left: 6
Other: Was on Bactrim during this time
Skin Status:
Acne mild, no initial breakout, one or two new pimples a week but generally smaller.
Side Effects:
  • Dry Lips
  • Slightly dry facial skin
  • Dry skin rashes on hands/arms if I don't moisturize
  • 1 Nose bleed
  • Red Face, mostly on cheeks and nose (Worse side effect thus far)
  • Slightly moody
  • Blush much easier
Expected Side Effects Haven't Occured:
  • Dry eyes
  • Sore joints/muscles
  • Headaches
  • Appetite
  • All the severe ones
  • Wash with cetaphil
  • Pat dry
  • Moisturize red area with aveeno redness relief
  • Mix acne.org moisturizer and aveeno redness relief and apply to rest of face
  • Day only and recently: Apply Clinque redness solutions protective base on red areas
  • Paw Paw ointment on lips
I dont wait very long after drying to apply moisturizer but I try to let the moisturizer dry before applying the Clinique.
Random Thoughts:
  • Has been 'simpler' than i thought
  • Redness is the worse side effect as everyone asks if I'm sunburnt and working on lessening it
  • If it wasnt for redness I'd just moisturize in the morning and apply chapstick during the day and you wouldn't be able to tell I'm on accutane

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