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Week 1 - Accutane & Spironolactone


First week update on how I'm going! I am on both Accutane 10mg and Spironolactone 100mg for hormonal acne and scarring.

29/08/13 - DAY 1

Took Oratane at 12PM with food. Aldactone at 9.30PM before bed. Had a migraine but could be from a busy day at work. Woke up at 3AM to go to the toilet. Woke up at 6 to again go to the toilet. Interrupted sleep which is unusual. Face is clear at the moment.

30/08/13 - DAY 2

Woke up to a slightly red face. Awkward/Sore feeling in my nostrils. I have an under the skin pimple under my nose but no active pimples. Took Oratane at 1PM and Aldactone 10.30 PM. Interrupted sleep again, woke up 3 times during the night.

31/08/13 - DAY 3

Woke up to a very shiny face. Overproducing oil. Whitehead pimple popped up on my jawline. Skin was a bit red but nothing bad. Interrupted sleep again, woke up twice.Took Oratane at 1PM and Aldactone at 1.30AM.

01/09/13 - DAY 4

Woke up to a red face and again a lot of oil. Whitehead pimple was still there all day but I popped it at night. Old pimple came up again on my right cheek & above my right brow. Eye sight at night wasn't 100% and natural oils came through my makeup only 3 hours in. Took Oratane at 1.30PM and Aldactone at 10.30PM. Finally slept through the night without waking up.

02/09/13 - DAY 5

Still overproducing oil. Pimple on my right cheek is starting to come to a head. No redness this morning. Took Oratane at 1PM and Aldactone at 10.45PM.

03/09/13 - DAY 6

Not too oily today. Woke up to 2 pimples coming to a head on my left cheek & jawline, one on my chin, same one's on my right cheek and above my right brow. Took Oratane at 12PM and Aldactone at 11PM.

04/09/13 - DAY 7

No excessive oil again today. Pimples are still around and my left cheek is a bit sore from them. No dryness as yet. Took Oratane at 12PM and Aldactone at 10PM.

I am having my intial breakout today mainly on my left cheek. 8 bright red pimples on the one cheek yikes! Lips are a little dry but no major dryness as yet. Skin was extremely oily at the start but has calmed down now. I am experiencing difficulty to drive at night or be under artificial lighting at work/houses because my eyes are more sensitive to the light. I do not drive at night anymore and I find myself feeling very tired earlier than what I would. Overall though, I'm doing fine.

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