End of month 4: week 1, month 5
60 mg once a day
- Very, very dry lips. Both corners of my lips ripped a while ago and they haven't healed since. They keep splitting every time i yawn etc which is really painful!
- Dry nose, nasal spotting
- Joint pain, mainly my knees and hips. I cant go to the gym anymore because I ache so much the next day
- Weight loss? I was 9 stone when i started accutane and i'm now 8.13 (57kg to 51kg) I haven't been dieting so I was wondering if accutane had anything to do with this?
- Dry skin in general (Mild eczema) but i prefer this to having really oily skin anyway
Photo update: No makeup apart from a bit of mascara
With Makeup Bare Mineral Makeup
You can see I have been left with some PIH but i'm hoping this will continue to fade. I'm so happy with the confidence I've gained since being on accutane. I can walk around my house and go for weekend breaks with my friends without being embarrassed and obsessive over my acne/being seen without makeup. It's also really good to wake up in the morning without being in pain from cysts or dreading to look in the mirror
I have also been wearing factor 50 suncream every day because I burnt pretty badly one day last week, which doesn't normally happen to me