Hey! (If there's anyone actually reading this!)
Thanks for the comment Tristan, you must be so excited to start your treatment. I am really lucky, I got to start the day after seeing the derm. I did a pregnancy test and all my blood tests 15 minutes after seeing him, and within an hour I was out the door with my prescription! Don't have to deal with iPledge crap where I live, but I do have to see my derm once a month.
I am leaving for a 3 1/2 week vacation back to Canada, so I saw my derm this week and he bumped me up from 20 mg a day, to 30. Still so low ( I am 5'8, 127 lbs), but he says he wants to increase gradually to make sure I don't get harsh side effects. Personally, I don't care about the side effects, I just want this to work and FAST!!!
I was so, so hoping my face would be decent to see my friends and family in Canada. They haven't seen my face as bad as it is now, so I am extra embarrassed. I just know everyone will be thinking "what the hell happened to her?!" Thought the sun and sea gave you clear skin? Not for me!!
Unfortunately, my face is still crap. It was getting a bit better, easier to cover with makeup because of smaller blemishes, but I just had a breakout so now I have some lovely little scabs on my face. (Gross).
And my hyperpigmentation is SO BAD! So, so much redness. I wonder if I will have to get laser treatment when I am done ?
Anyways, that's my official day 22 update. Not much change. I know day 22 is NOTHING and it seems like people are not clear until month three, but when you stare at your face in the mirror every 30 minutes expecting a change, 22 days is a looooooong time.
- The usual dry lips, which are easily warded off with raw shea butter
- I am prone to eczema, so that is returning on my arms (shea butter also helps this)
- fatigue, but honestly, I may just be feeling lazy and using that as an excuse
Is anyone here on Accutane a vegan? I am worried because I have read you should not take extra vitamins/supplements because it's a lot of work for your liver, which is under stress on tane. But I am pretty sure I have a problem with zinc, which I know just adds to my acne.
Also, I have been taking a EFA blend (Nutraveg), that is supposed to help skin, right?
*Please also don't lecture me on how being vegan is probably causing my skin problems.*
I am working up the bravery to post pictures soon. I would like to have a noticeable improvement to post! It's hard, too. I mean, it's sort of like caring if you're seen in a lame store, knowing the person who sees you is there too. But I don't let anyone take pictures of me anymore, let alone a CLOSEUP without makeup!!! Gahh!