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Month 2 Summary


Pretty late with this, I'm in week 11 or so...

Month 2 Summary

Dosage: 40mg, 20mg twice a day.

Weight: 77.5kg, up a couple kilos since starting but trying to gain weight.

Cumulative dosage: 9600, at least 120mg/kg.

Months left: 6

Other: Was on Bactrim during this time

Skin Status:

Acne mild, no initial breakout, one or two new pimples a week but generally smaller.

Side Effects:

  • Dry Lips
  • Slightly dry facial skin
  • Dry skin rashes on hands/arms if I don't moisturize
  • 1 Nose bleed
  • Red Face, mostly on cheeks and nose (Worse side effect thus far)
  • Slightly moody
  • Blush much easier

    Expected Side Effects Haven't Occured:
    • Dry eyes
    • Sore joints/muscles
    • Headaches
    • Appetite
    • All the severe ones


    1. Wash with cetaphil
    2. Pat dry
    3. Moisturize red area with aveeno redness relief
    4. Mix acne.org moisturizer and aveeno redness relief and apply to rest of face
    5. Day only and recently: Apply Clinque redness solutions protective base on red areas
    6. Paw Paw ointment on lips

    I dont wait very long after drying to apply moisturizer but I try to let the moisturizer dry before applying the Clinique.

    Random Thoughts:

    [*]Has been 'simpler' than i thought

    [*]Redness is the worse side effect as everyone asks if I'm sunburnt and working on lessening it

    [*]If it wasnt for redness I'd just moisturize in the morning and apply chapstick during the day and you wouldn't be able to tell I'm on accutane

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