MissSac17

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  1. Roaccutane Day 23 (30mg)

    Just an update side effects: The past week my journey has been fine, scalp is less itchy now and doesn't bother me really. Body has started peeling on my arms so I need to moisturise them every day. Lips are dry but not un-manageable. I had very slight back pain (bottom left) which was eased by a deep tissue massage. So I feel maybe the pain is typical muscle aches from the gym. I've gained 2 kg in 3 weeks BUT I started weightlifting again so this could be why, and plus I lost a ton of weight before starting accutane due to stress, so this doesnt bother me. Also my exercise and recovery time is not affected. Mentally though I feel different, like restless and a bit impulsive. I feel great tbh but definitely have more energy and feel like I need to move. current acne: I have like 5 active spots on my full face but many red marks and clogged pores around my jaw and edge of cheeks. Inner cheeks, nose and forhead are pretty good. Left shoulder is AMAZING, like 3 tiny red raised bumps on it, right shoulder has 3 active pimples, one cropped up within a night ha! Next week, the 31st, I get bumped upto 50mg.
  2. Week 2 pics (roaccutane)

    I just wanted to post pics I took today on Day 19. I didn't takeep pics on day 1 because I just couldnt. As you can see from these pics the outside of my face/jaw is purging and is the worst. My skin seems to be clearing from the inside out! Ps. Sorry for poor quality photos, I was trying to be discrete lol
  3. Folliculitis or Acne?

    I agree with above, definitely just closed comedones, MILD closed comedones. A retinoid could definitely help and even just a simple salicylic acid cleanser, perhaps a glycolic acid serum of some sort and moisturiser might help too.
  4. Roaccutane - Week 2 (30mg)

    I'll make this short and sweet side effects: scalp still very itchy unfortunately and I have noticed my hair has shed a bit the past couple weeks but I am trying not to overthink this and stay positive! I woke one morning to blood in my nose. My lips are DRY and peel. Thats about it so far. Back pain has improved from last week. acne progress: shoulders have improved dramatically if im honest. I have maybe two pimples on my right and 2 on my left and they feel smoother. Chest broke out this week with tiny pimples and some are gone now. The inside of my face AND forhead have improved but i am now starting to break out around the outside of my cheeks
  5. Hey guys, Just quickly I wanna ask a question about Accutane. So Im on 30mg a day currently and on my second week.. the thing is I have been experiencing an EXTREMELY itchy scalp right which is okay for a few days when i use dandruff shampoo BUT when i wash my hair (every 3rd or 4th day) I notice more hair coming out. I counted 60 hair strands just an hour ago after washing my hair.. apparently its normal to shed upto 100 per day? But obviously I have read many HORROR stories about hair loss on accutane and I am pretty nervous O guess.. I really dont wanna lose my hair, but maybe Im just being paranoid? I was wondering if its normal to shed more hair INITIALLY on accutane amd maybe it stops? Or have any of you got experience with how to handle it?
  6. Roaccutane - Week 1 (30mg)

    So I've decided to write once a week in the blog about how my skin is doing etc on Roaccutane. The first couple days i did not notice anything at all, nothing changed and I didn't feel any different. On the third day I went a walk for about 20 minutes and it was sunny and I actually had some sunburn on my chest for a couple days, I didn't think that would happen so quickly! Side effects : for a few days this week I noticed when I take my pills my right eye twitches for a good 15 minutes which is annoying but its relieved by drinking more water. Ive been experiencing very MILD lower back pain but I started doing a yoga class and some extra exercise so it could have just been that. My lips started getting dry on the 5th day (this is day 8) and now they are pretty dry and I have to apply vaseline every hour. I have been getting increasingly thirsty too, I wake up always needing to drink a ton of water because my mouth is so dry. One huge side effect already is my scalp has been SOOOOOO itchy like unbearably itchy, its really bothering me. Im going purchase some dandruff shampoo BUT I read that putting olive oil on your hair is good to do? Anyone used olive oil on their scalp? Skin update : Hmm.. nothing significant has occured but I have experienced more spots coming out and then clearing after a few days. I just had a whitehead on my upper lip appear overnight! My nose feels smooth but everything else is a mess.
  7. Differin after using benzoyl peroxide

    I used to sometimes put benzoyl peroxide on some larger pimplea after applying differin, this was after I allowed my skin to get used to the differin however after like 4 months. You may do better applying differin at night and BP in the morning.
  8. Time to try Retin-A?

    Retin-A isn't exactly topical Accutane.. that's more Isotrex which is another retinoid that I do not recommend. Retin-A is a retinoid which will work in a similar manner to accutane being that it essentially sheds the skin, albeit slower. I have heard good things about retin-A actually and would recommend a prescription for it as opposed to over the counter retinol. You can start from the lowest percentage and work your way up. Have you tried Differin (Adapalene) gel yet? It's a much gentler retinoid but is very effective.
  9. The wait

    I feel you
  10. Perhaps a retinoid could be good to add into your routine. What do you use currently on your skin?
  11. Back acne

    Try Nutrogena Body Clear Body Wash.. its orange in colour and contains 2% salicylic acid. Personally I love using this and it helped me a lot.
  12. Roaccutane Day 1

    Hey! So yesterday was my official first day of starting Roaccutane or Accutane whatever you wanna call it. I hot weighed in at 54kg so the dermatology nurse has decided to start me on 30mg for month 1 and bump me up to 50mg for the remaining months.. I don't think she actually mentioned how long I'd be on it for. So obviously today is only my second day, so I'm not experiencing any side effects just yet! I've decided to update this blog weekly, probably every Wednesday with information about how I am getting on and stuff. I may post pics soon but i am super self conscious at the state of it right now and i physically cannot look at it. Current acne situation - tiny skin coloured bumps on forehead, most of forehead.. 1 actual pustule on forhead. Chin: 1 pustule and 1 at each corner of mouth and 1 on upper lip (I have my period haha) a handful of bumps on chin. Cheeks: have many tiny red marks from previous spots and a ton of bumps on each side.. Neck: is actually better than what is was a month or so a go but has a couple pimples and a handful of spots. Shoulders: 5 larger pimples on left side and 4 smaller spots on right side PLUS many red marks I hate my shoulders.
  13. Lymecycline

    I didn't no. I don't know if it's a possible side effect or not but if it continues or gets worse contact your doctor
  14. Remission

    There's a very high chance you'll break out again especially if you stop BP. If I were you I'd look into adding in a glycolic acid serum for the post red marks which will also help exfoliate the skin and prevent the build up of dead skin cells, so it may lessen your chance of breaking out so much again.
  15. Moderate. Start slow with tazorac, for the first couple weeks use it every third evening and wait 30 minutes after washing your face to apply and then moisturise after - this is important. After 2 weeks use it every second night and when you feel ready and your skin can handle it use it nightly. You will peel and your skin will get drier and honestly you will most likely experience a worsening of your acne but don't lose faith, that's a necessary process with ALL retinoids. Give it at least 12 weeks before giving up. Good luck.
  16. Can humid weather help with acne

    For me personally humidity breaks me out pretty badly. The mix of sweat, dead skin and bacteria all day long just does not work for me. It could also quite possibly have been the healthier food you were eating too, has your diet changed so drastically since returning? Also did you experience a lot of sun exposure than normal?
  17. It's possible that the later use of the full amount of BP could have slowed your progress down. Usually acne treatments can take upto 8 to 12 weeks before seeing proper results. Don't worry you'll be clear in no time!
  18. Roaccutane/Accutane/Isotretinoin

    So.. I had my second dermatologist visit yesterday and it was with the head dermatology nurse. Basically long story short she believes Isotretinoin is what I should go on since I've had acne farrr too long and tried pretty much everything. So plans are: Next Wed I start birth control after I visit my doc and then the following week I meet the nurse again to take a pregnancy test and pick up my Accutane prescription. (Also yes I was confused too because I thought i had to be on birth control for one FULL month before starting BUT the nurse told me she doesn't want to delay my process with this and trusts that im not going to be silly and get pregnant) Next update will be when I'm taking Day 1. Wish me luck guys.
  19. Roaccutane Journey - 19/F

    Would you say your IB resulted in worse acne than you've ever had? I'm starting roaccutane in a couple weeks and am a little nervous about this part.
  20. No more acne!

    I'm glad this worked for you!
  21. What treatments did the derm give you to try? Sometimes retinoids can help red marks. I would suggest perhaps a vitamin C serum in the morning time after cleansing and before moisturising then adding in slowly a glycolic acid serum at night, perhaps Paulas Choice 8% glycolic acid OR Acne.or glycolic acid AHA.
  22. Breakout caused by liver detox?

    I'd say it's definitely possible. The liver is an extremely important organ and I feel with some people when detoxing it's very possible that their acne could flare up when trying to detox the liver. I agree about stopping the milk thistle atm or maybe lowering the dose?
  23. Post Accutane Bumps?

    I have very similar skin to this and I have no idea how to treat it. Mines started from a topical retinoid. What did your dermatologist give you for this? Did they just come out of the blue? I suggest looking up "facial keratosis pilaris" and "pityrosporum folliculitus" and see if you feel there are any similarities there.
  24. Are you wearing makeup here? It looks like clogged pores or milia. What products are you using on your face currently?
  25. Acne For 9 years

    Would you consider a second Accutane course? Some people need another round of it.