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Day 114 - Journey Complete :)

Posted by kevon, 13 May 2013 · 752 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 a...

Day 94 - Accutane - Chest Infection

Posted by kevon, 23 April 2013 · 1,021 views

With three weeks to go, the end seemed in sight. So from the title I'm not saying my chest infection was caused by accutane. However I'm unsure if it's contributing to me being so unwell.I got a cold about 2 weeks ago, and from that got a bacterial chest infection and infection in my trachea (tracheitis) from coughing so much. I'm on antibiotics which has...

Accutane - Day 74 - Dry Nose!

Posted by kevon, 03 April 2013 · 1,256 views

So I’ve been on the Accutane for a good while now. Think I have about 6 weeks left to go, so there is light at the end of the tunnel.All in all it’s been good at treating my acne. I had a couple of zits come up recently which was odd because I haven’t had any new ones for weeks. Hoping that it’s a one off! They aren’t big one...

Day 44 Accutane Update

Posted by kevon, 04 March 2013 · 678 views

So I’m now on Day 44 of my course, been on the full dose for nearly a couple of weeks now. So far, my skin is still really good. I have one spot at the moment and the rest is completely clear. Even the red marks that are left after you have a bout of acne have cleared which is great. Was concerned that I’d get another IB when I upped my dose b...

Day 32 Accutane Full Dose Time!

Posted by kevon, 21 February 2013 · 735 views

So yesterday I started my full dose of 70mg. I spoke to my dermatologist about how I’ve had some great effects from the lower dose and mentioned the possibility of staying on the 40mg dose if it was working. He said he’d be inclined to stick to the plan, which I was expecting. He said it was good that I’m not getting too many side effect...

Accutane - Day 22 - Good Improvements, Some Side Effects

Posted by kevon, 11 February 2013 · 1,339 views

Accutane - Day 22 - Good Improvements, Some Side Effects So I'm into my 4th week of Accutane. It's been pretty smooth sailing despite the bumpy start with my initial breakout. Start off the the positive, my skin is great! I'm surprised it's cleared so quickly that I'm thinking "this can't be it already". I still expect to get more breakouts particularly when I go to my full dose in a week or so's time (70m...

Accutane - Day 16 - Tired...

Posted by kevon, 05 February 2013 · 975 views

Accutane - Day 16 - Tired... Skin looking a lot better today, I'm surprised it's cleared up so fast considering how bad it was just a few days ago. I hope it's not the calm before another breaktout... Skin isn't too dry at the moment which is good. Little bit of moisturiser in the morning and before bed seems to be enough. Lips are a bit dry but nothing lipsalve can't fix....

Accutane - Day 13 - Ib Fading

Posted by kevon, 03 February 2013 · 510 views

Accutane - Day 13 - Ib Fading So this is me where I'm at today. As you can see my 'initial breakout' has calmed as quickly as it came (praying this continues, though I expect another one in a fortnight when I up my dose). I only have a couple of 'active' ones at the moment, all the other ones are dead. Other than that, no side effects. My skin doesn't even feel too dry today whic...

Accutane - Initial Breakout! - Day 8 (Pic Included)

Posted by kevon, 03 February 2013 · 1,142 views

Accutane - Initial Breakout! - Day 8 (Pic Included) Good lord - I thought I was getting away with the side effects but apparently not. First few days were fine. Then I started noticing around Day 4 my skin was starting to go red - it kind of looked like sunburn, and felt exactly like it too (a bit stingy when applying moisturiser). Didn't look too bed just like I'd been in the sun. Dry lips generally...

Background - Why I'm Taking Accutane

Posted by kevon, 03 February 2013 · 524 views

Background - Why I'm Taking Accutane I am currently a couple of weeks into my course but I have been keeping a log so I will post the entries up til where I am now! So, a bit of background, I have intermittent acne, in that I always have a few spots, with the occasional really bad breakout. It comes in waves for me. I've had this since I was about 12. I have always thought I will wait a...

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