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Accutane Week 1

Posted by SammyJeann, 25 January 2013 · 773 views

accutane claravis week 1 dry skin acne
Hey guys!
So I've taken my seventh pill of Claravis.  For the most part I feel fine.  I haven't noticed any improvement and my acne is only slightly worse than before I started accutane.
 
My face is starting to get more dry.  But it is definitely not too bad and I can still wear makeup, although by the end of the day my face looks cakey with makeup.  My lips are starting to peel and it feels like I have a sunburn on them.  However, this also is not very bad and is easily manageable with aquaphor.
 
There are several things happening with me and I don't even know if I can attribute any of them to accutane.  Let me know if you had similar symptoms while on accutane.  My scalp is very itchy.  I've been getting headaches (not very bad ones).  I'm extremely tired.  But that could be because I've been sitting around doing nothing the past couple of days.  I've been sad, but I'm sure that's not because of accutane.  Things have been weird between me and my boyfriend.  I also feel like I may be getting sick.  But my mom has been sick so that probably good reason.
 
I take my birth control pill and accutane at the same time during my dinner meal. Is that okay?
 
I've noticed it really is taking a lot of time for my active pimples to heal.  I still have 3 active ones on my right cheek.  One active one on my left cheek and 3 active ones on my forehead.




Everything you are experiencing is normal at this point. I can't tell you much about headaches because I haven't really gotten them. And if I do, I don't attribute them to Accutane. I always blame it on the weather lol. :)

 

I'm on my 8th day today. If you'd like, you can read my blog too. I'm experiencing the exact same symptoms as you! With the chappy lips, slow healing, slight dry skin, and still 'trying' to wear makeup lol.

 

As far as I know, it's perfectly fine to take accutane and BC pills at the same time. Double check with your doctor just in case. Or google to see if anyone else has done the same.

I'm on my 8th day today and I have exactly the same symptoms. Headaches, dry lips, itchy scalp, also my makeup looks caked by the end of the day. For my hair I use the Aussie 3 minute miracle. You can get at any drugstore or target and Walmart. I put that on dry hair last night and left it in for about 10 minutes then I washed it out and today my scalp isn't itchy although I will be buying head and shoulders next time I'm at the drugstore. I'm also very tired but that might just be because I have to get up at 5 every morning and don't go to sleep until 11. And for the headaches a lot of people say they get them for the first few weeks and it might be dehydration so make sure to drink a lot of water !

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