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Month 3

By sblair,

[color=rgb(40,40,40)][font=helvetica]I'm 17 years old and started accutane for my moderate face acne on December 16th.[/font][/color]
[color=rgb(40,40,40)][font=helvetica](click here for my first months blog post [/font][/color][url=""][/url] )
My derm has upped my dose from 30 mg to 40mg a day.

Since my last post I have had some more side effects, the main ones being:
Rashes, extremely dry eyes, conjunctivitis, back and joint pain and an annoying, stinging dermatitis like rash on my hand that won't go away.
I'm expected to be taken off accutane in June, and although most of my acne has gone now, I'm left with a lot of scarring. I sometimes get new spots come out, usually if I forget to take my makeup off before bed. (oops!) I have been using oil to remove my makeup, dermol lotion to moisturise my skin and also almond oil on my face at night. I also have been using artificial tears for the dry eyes and go through a tin of vaseline for my lips once a week haha!

If anyone has any other questions feel free to ask, and I will probably write another post when I see my derm on April 7th!:)
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I'm 17 years old and have just started accutane for my moderate face acne almost a month ago. I figured I would write about it since its what helped me decide whether or not I wanted to start my treatment [img][/img]. I'm currently on 30mg a day, although my dermatologist has told me he will continue to up my dose throughout the next few months.

So far I haven't had an awful breakout as a lot of people have described, I've had a few new spots come up on my face that are red and quite sore, and a few on my back, but that's all. As far as side effects go so far all I've experienced is the obvious dry lips; they have cracked and bled and look disgusting, but its quite manageable with lots of lip balm, also had pretty horrible back and joint pain. Nothing majorly noticeable apart from that!
I will carry on writing updates whenever something new happens, and if you have any questions feel free to ask! [img][/img] 
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