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Week 4

Posted by CGryffindor, 15 July 2013 · 438 views

Hey all, just starting week 4! Had my Derm appointment this morning, and thankfully all my bloodwork came back ok. She kept me on the same dose of 20 mg twice a day for now, and if everything comes back ok again, we can talk about increasing the dosage. It's fine with me because my skin is doing really well right now.

I've noticed something wonderful over the last week: my blackheads are disappearing. I've always had them in the same spots and I never even noticed them after a while, but as of this week I've noticed how smooth my skin is because they simply aren't there. It's great.

I continue to enjoy the fact that my skin isn't oily. I end the day just as fresh as I started it, which used to be a rare thing. My spots are still healing really quickly too, and I almost feel like my skin is adjusting to my medication and it's not even as dry anymore. I guess that's one reason it might be a good idea to increase the dosage next appointment.

Other than that, there's nothing new to report really. I've been working out a lot lately, but I haven't noticed any joint pain yet. I'm curious if that will get worse when I increase the dosage, along with sun sensitivity and all that. I guess we'll see!




Did you have an Initial Breakout? That's what I'm most nervous about--my skin getting worse right before school starts up again

Did you have an Initial Breakout? That's what I'm most nervous about--my skin getting worse right before school starts up again

 

No, I have yet to experience any IB. I heard the horror stories too, and it was one of my biggest fears when starting accutane. But I finally realized that an IB would last a short amount of time, compared to years of clear skin to come. Even if you have an IB, I say go for it!

Okay, thank you! That's good to know! My skin is pretty clear right now with the regimen I'm on...but antibiotics only work for so long before I become immune to them, so I think I'm going to stick with the plan and start Accutane in August!

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