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My journey on Accutane :)

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Day 7

hey guys! so it's day 7 of me on Accutane (Claravis) and I just finished my first week!! surprised.gif I do have some updates.

Side Effects:

-dry, cracked lips (especially the edges get cracked and I can't open my mouth wider than a certain point or it hurts!!)

-tiny bit of dry eye, maybe bc of my contacts

-I got a slight rash on my right arm the other day, and I just put Cortizone 10 cream on it (get it at a local drugstore, walmart, wherever) and it went away in a few hours

So yah thats about it. no difference in acne and it's weird but i think my face got oilier? like no joke, i think it's oilier, weird. oh well haha but yah good luck to everyone, i'll keep ya posted and take care!! xoxoxoxo

Day 4

Hey everyone!

So it's day 4 of me being on once a day, 30 mg of Claravis. And so far, I am not seeing any side effects, which is a good thing, right? I feel like I should be getting the chapped lips at least by now but hey maybe not. And not really any difference in acne or oil or anything really. If anything, I feel a little tired but that maybe just because I had some busy last couple days so it may not even be Accutane related. And a thing about my dosage, my derm started me out on a half dose because he didn't want me to have an acne flare up and that we are gonna work our way up to the full dosage, which for me is 60 mg. So ask your derm (if you are about to start) to start you out with a lower dose to avoid that dreaded initial breakout! And that's all I have to say for now and I'll keep posting! Take care!

Day 1!

Hey guys!! So I went to my derm today and he gave me my prescription! So this what was prescribed:

Brand: Claravis

Dose: 30 mg

How to take pill: Take 1 pill (I'm taking mine in the morning) once a day after a meal

Since it's only day 1, I obviously don't see any side effects yet rolleyes.gif I'm kinda curious to see when people really start noticing the side effects and the initial breakout, anyone know about this? eusa_think.gif So yah, I'll keep you guys updated on how I'm doing, I really hope this works for me with no bad side effects (finger crossed!) eusa_pray.gif Anyone who is on Accutane or is about to go on, I wish you guys the best of luck!!! Take care! <3


Hey guys! So I’m about to start on Accutane on June 8 so 8 days from now. I’m pretty excited and nervous at the same time because I know it will work but at the same time, I’m so so scared of all the side effects but I wanna just get on it and get it done with! What I am especially kinda freaked out about is that I sometimes through out the day, get a tiny bit of anxiety (pretty mild) and it just kinda shows up for no reason. I really hope Accutane wont aggravate this :/ does anyone know anything about this?

So I just wanted to keep a journal of my experience with Accutane and I wanted to help others who are on it or are about to go on it because these journals and diaries really helped me make the decision that I wanted to start this. And I promise I’ll keep you guys updated throughout my journey and I hope it’ll go well with nothing too painful!

A little bit of background about me is that I’m a 16 year old girl who lives in Overland Park Kansas and I have moderate to severe cystic acne. I’ve struggled with acne since I was 12 but just about a year ago, it got really bad. I tried several treatments with little success, including Doxycycline, Minocycline, Spirnolactone, and Bactrim (a sulfa drug). And I tried sooo many topicals like Differn, Tazorac, Zianna, Aczone, a bunch others I can’t even remember. I also tried ProActiv, AcneFree, Nuetrogena and a bunch of other over the counter stuff. So I guess it’s safe to say I tried a lot :) And I am pretty healthy with no health problems or anything like that and I am also very active.

So yah I really hope this will be a success story and if anyone knows about the anxiety thing and if Accutane can make anxiety worse, please let me know! And I wish everyone the best of luck if they are on Accutane or are about to go on it! And feel free to leave comments and ask questions, I’ll be happy to answer!! :)