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Hey, I've neglected my blog recently but I felt like absolute sh*t last week...

I decided to skip a day just to give my body a break & the next day felt back to myself, so went back on the roaccutane. Only been taking 20mg instead of 30 though because I'm trying to work my way back up gradually without feeling so down like I did last week.

I don't really have much to report, other than I definitely won't be drinking again till my course is finished. (I blame the alcohol & roaccutane combination for making me feel so sh*t because its the only thing I've done differently)

Other than that my skin was looking pretty good up until this morning & I've woken up with three big shines whiteheads :(

Do you keep breaking out at the beginning of the course? Or does anyone think its because I've adjusted my dose?

The only other thing is the horrible taste I have constantly in my mouth... I brush, floss & use mouthwash three times again but it still comes back & it's making me kind of self conscious incase other people can smell what I can taste! Lol

Anyone else had this problem?

Ok, today I feel like sh*t! Emotionally & physically.

I have flu symptoms, but not to worried about that... But I feel sooooo low! I have absolutely no reason at all to feel the way I do but I feel like I just want to cry!

Has anyone else had this feeling? Does it go away or should I stop my course?

I don't have an appointment with my derm for another two weeks.

Day 18!

So I had my night out on Saturday... 4 vodka & fresh orange was all I drank and I was fine, sober & no hangover :) the only thing I should mention is my bones have been aching since!

What I would like to know though is have any of you experienced crazy dreams on roaccutane? I had quite a scary one last night & when I googled it, it seems quite common! Do these get better?

I've been thinking about it on & off all day and its making me quite anxious about getting to sleep. I know it could just be coincidence but this is why I thought I should ask people about their experiences?

I don't have much to update but thought I'd put some pics up today.

My skin remains dry but nothing really bad, I went out on Friday without my lip balm & had to go to a chemist to buy some... They were driving me crazy! (Lesson learned)

I'm going out tonight for Halloween, still debating with myself whether to drink or not but whatever I do I'm sure ill update lol! (& yes I am going out with my skin in this state but I don't care, it's Halloween after all lol)

Any advice or experiences when drinking while on roaccutane is appreciated :)

Day 11!

Not much to report other than dry lips & dry face but I seem to have it under control (for now) with my moisturisers.

The bleeding gums have stopped (thank god!) & I went to my dentist who prescribed me a fancy toothpaste which coats your teeth in extra fluoride to prevent tooth decay due to dry mouths! I think this has helped my gums to be honest.

I've got a big night out for Halloween this weekend.... What do you guys think about drinking on roaccutane? Should I miss a few days or just continue as normal?

Has anyone suffered from bleeding gums while on roaccutane? I've never had this problem before and have very good teeth/dental hygiene so my only guess is it is the tablets that's causing it?

This is the only new update I have other than in the mornings my breakout looks terrible but by night it looks like its clearing up great! Weird!

I've also bought head & shoulders itchy scalp shampoo & my problem seems to be solved :)

For anyone interested, I'm using Clairns day & night moisturisers, non comedogenic. Cetaphil cleanser, e45 shower cream & moisturiser and blistex intensive moisturiser for lips. (Touch wood the dryness doesn't seem to be a problem yet)

Don't feel to bad... Have broke out slightly but can already see those spots starting to dry up.

My face is bright red though, I look sunburned! Somebody please tell me this goes away lol.

My scalp is sooo itchy all the time though! The only other thing to complain about is the cramp I've had all day! Probably just jumping to conclusions thinking its the roacc but if anyone else has experienced this as a side effect please let me know?

Another question... Might be a silly one but can I use fake tan on roaccutane?

Today I can feel my lips really starting to feel tight. When I came out a shower earlier the skin on my face was flaky too, not complaining though cause its definitely starting to work and I'm only on day 5 :)

I'm going through the initial breakout stage, spots appearing in places I've never had them before and cysts on the back of my neck :(

Hoping they don't take to long to clear.

Having trouble falling asleep since starting roaccutane... Has this happened with anyone else?

Overall I'm feeling pretty good... My spots have flared up today though and can feel my lips starting to become tight.

I still feel pretty anxious about the side effects and any feeling, itch or slight pain I get I assume its the roacc lol! Hoping the anxiety passes soon :)

Any advice or comments about sleep are appreciated :)

Hey everyone

I'm new to blogs and roaccutane so bare with me if its rubbish!

I'm writing it hoping it will help me see my progress and if it can help anyone on the way it's a bonus :)

I'm 25, suffer mild/moderate acne mainly on my cheeks & chin. Had a few cysts over the years but not many. I am generally healthy but have a slight issue with anxiety.

Anyway day 2 of 30mg a day and I'm feeling pretty positive (I've read all the horror stories which I wouldn't advise anyone to do)

Any help, advice, support is much appreciated :)

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