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Start Of Week 2

Posted by Mila88, 20 January 2013 · 543 views

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I decided I'd really like to document my progress. This medication is pretty intense. Today is the first day of my second week. I am currently on 60 mg per day. It seems a little high? I'm 24 years old, 5'7" and 120 lbs. I see a lot of people on 20-40 mg but I guess my derm knows better than me. I've only gotten 3 white heads since starting last week which is a MAJOR improvement.

Side effects ...
* My first 4 days I had terrible headaches that lasted continually 4 days straight. It had me very nervous but I think my body is more used to the medication because they have since stopped and I haven't had another headache.

*dry eyes started at day 3 ... Getting worse. Currently using artificial tests with very little relief.

*dry lips started around day 6. Today the corners are cracking. I've been using caramex and aquphor for this and it's been helping but I'm applying constantly.

*dry nose started day 6  this is annoying. It feels terrible. I've read of people using moisturizers inside the nose and saline spray. I hated the way lotion felt and I've actually been using caramex inside the nostril which is working GREAT instant relief from pain of dryness and smells good :)

*dry throat. I've been drinking so much water I'm peeing constantly but still have dry throat.

*dry skin ... Really just starting today and isn't too bad at all yet. Currently using cetephil moisturizer at night and noutregina daily moisture during the day.

*so so so tired.

*mild back pain.

This is already an exhausting journey. As my eyes bother me so bad I can barely type and I just used drops. Just hoping this works and trying to be positive.





Don't ignore the dry eyes if it starts to become painful. I had to get glasses. Exercise will help with the tiredness and back pain.
Thanks! I'm going to tell my derm about my eyes. They are really bothering me and they're extremely blood shot. I look like I'm high! -__- haha. The only exercise I do is walk my dog so maybe ill restart my gym membership to help with this process.
Hi! I just started too. I'm on day 3 at 40mg. I'm 105lbs. You can read my progress on my blog if you want more details.

I was just going to mention eye drops, but I see you've started using them already :) I'm worried about that too, as I wear contacts the entire day, every day.

As for dosing, if you're doing 60mg for 4 months at your weight, you're good.
I've never taken 60mg in previous courses from what I remember, so I can't relate to that strength.

Hi! I just started too. I'm on day 3 at 40mg. I'm 105lbs. You can read my progress on my blog if you want more details.

I was just going to mention eye drops, but I see you've started using them already Posted Image I'm worried about that too, as I wear contacts the entire day, every day.

As for dosing, if you're doing 60mg for 4 months at your weight, you're good.
I've never taken 60mg in previous courses from what I remember, so I can't relate to that strength.


I'll def. check out your blog! It's nice to see how others are progressing and being able to compare side effects. hopefully we both get the results we want. :)

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