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Day 114 - Journey Complete :)

Posted by kevon, 13 May 2013 · 740 views

Day 114 - Journey Complete :) I came off the medication for a week due to my chest infection, but came back on once it cleared up to finish the course. I have my final appointment tomorrow to get my post-treatment check up.
All in all, it's been pretty smooth sailing for me. I still don't know if the medicine was behind taking a long time to recover from my chest infection, but aside from that it's been fine.
Skin and lips have been dry, but not overly so. Nothing some lipsalve and a bit of moisturiser can't fix. I have been a bit tired at times, moreso than usual. I find I'm fine when I wake up, but by the time I'm leaving work I'm pretty exhausted. I'm a bit of a night owl who naturally wakes up at around 8pm but now I find I'm always in bed by like 10pm.
I think I've had like 2-3 spots since my initial breakout at the start, and I haven't had anything at all for weeks. Skin's completely clear now and has been for a while now, for the first time since I was about 12 :)
I really hope that this continues after I am finished the treatment!
Everyone reacts differently of course, but I would recommend accutane for anyone considering. You read horror stories, but I can only speak for myself in saying it's been fine.

What month did your skin clear up?

Pretty quickly to be honest. I had a bad initial breakout in the first couple of weeks that I started taking the medicine, and after that cleared a little bit when I upped the dose after the first four weeks.


After that it's been fine. However, my understanding is that I'm lucky for that and most people don't see improvements into the third or fourth month.

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