Hello all, it feels good to be this far into the course, especially since the last week has been pretty easy on me compared to the weeks before that. I'm going to break it down week for week like I have done before.
(i started accutane with 4-5 bad cysts, although I was getting persistant moderate acne for along time, nothing ever worked after battling acne since i was 19, im 25 now)
Week 1- Skin cleared rapidly - also my face turned pretty red which masked all my marks(knda nice) but face was itchy - i was told I looked like i had gotten a sunburn but it made me look so much better, i actually was in super high spirits
week 2- started to break out with a ton of whiteheads around mouth/chin, i thought/hoped that was the initial breakout lol - face still red, lips/face/scalp getting dry - 5-10 hairs falling out a day which scared me, i saw hairs on my pillow and when i showered...this was the scariest part of my experience so far
week 3- the mouth/chin whiteheads started to slow up but were still present, this week I had gotten 3-4 bigger cysts on my cheeks, very visible and ugly. My face still red but not as red, 5-10 hairs still falling out per day, lips still very dry, face dry but manageable with lotion, had dry eyes for one day...also got really thirsty for a few days here to
week 4 - Skin cleared up here similar to week 1 but not as rapidly, I was left with the marks from weeks 2 and 3 but almost starting to get some confidence back - on top of that my hair stopped falling out and I didnt look as red(some days i looked redder than others) -- lips still dry, face dryness easy to manage
week 5 - Bad break outs on lower/upper cheecks as well as jaw line - this was rough -- I thought my IB was over well it wasnt!
week 6 - Bad break outs continued - depressed from acne, not accutane - still had hope (i knew the drug had to run its course)
week 7 - this week was just eh-- a few new pimples but just looked awful from the weeks past and the few news ones inclding forhead pimps which i dont get usually
week 8 - Only had 2 cysts this week, older acne starting to fade - side effects are pretty much unnoticeable except dry lips
week 9- no acne at all this week!!! old acne getting flat -- broke out like craazy on my neck ..4-5 cysts..i was ok as long as it wasnt my face
week 10(this week) - 2 white heads under my eye brows, one white head in the corner of my mouth, and a small cyst on my cheeck -- neck acne starts to ease
Loving the progress but the red marks are terrible, they wont fade on accutane it seems but no complaining over here!! Ill update soon again!!