Accutane/Claravis Log *WEEK 12 PICS ADDED!!!* 1/27/2009 (Cysts are gone, but redness is there!!)
Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:55 PM
I've decided to start my very own accutane log. I am currently on Claravis 40mg a day and I started the entire process a week ago (October 24th). It has been a week since I've started claravis and so far, its been a nightmare.
--Huge break out on my cheeks
Ahhh I'm just impatient...I really want to see my skin clear! I've been suffering with acne for over 5 years and the major problems that I have are mostly on my cheeks and chin!
The first two pictures is my skin BEFORE the accutane. The last two pictures is my skin exactly one week into the treatment.
Posted 02 November 2008 - 05:17 PM
Posted 06 November 2008 - 07:07 PM
Absolutely no changes. The left side of my face blew up with cysts and the right side just stayed the same as before.
I am getting so irritated. The corner of my lips cracked and it hurts so bad!
When will there be improvement?!!
Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:03 PM
Posted 06 November 2008 - 08:17 PM
Posted 07 November 2008 - 12:40 AM
Did anyone have the corner of their lips cracked? I am using aquaphor, but its not doing the trick for the corner of lips.
What did you guys eat during accutane? What foods did you avoid? What time of day did you take the pill?
Posted 07 November 2008 - 06:47 PM
What do you guys think of the change based on the photos???
Posted 07 November 2008 - 08:09 PM
Posted 08 November 2008 - 02:58 AM
I asked my derm about the shots before and she says she only gives them if there is an emergency situation. Ah well. I guess I will just wait and see and TRY to be patient.
Thank God I am not experiencing any depression or going through any sad moods. I feel exactly the same as I did before I got on accutane.
Posted 08 November 2008 - 04:09 PM
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:21 PM
The cysts have dried up! But I am forming tiny little pimples on my skin! I have a wedding to go to in a month and I really, really hope that my skin somewhat clears up by then! Think there is a chance?
Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:40 PM
i woke up with 3 new zits and A LOTTTT of blackheads on my nose!
Oh great, I totally jinxed myself yesterday!
Posted 12 November 2008 - 01:33 AM
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 01:56 PM
Posted 13 November 2008 - 02:09 PM
I started accutane 7 days ago, so your mor experianced than I am ha ha but as for your questions, I dont know if you are still using aquaphor for your lips, but I use carmex and I swear it is the only thing that ever worked for me up here in the winter when my lips were always dry and cracking.
And what to take your pill with, my derm told me to take it with a glass of 2% milk because apprently it helps it absorb into the system.
good luck! looks like your doing good!
Posted 13 November 2008 - 09:49 PM
my skin feels different.. it feels dewy, not greasy. i'm already using less makeup. not putting all my eggs in one basket though because i've read some people break out farther into treatment.
i think i saw where you asked about food. i take mine with dinner every night. i try to pick healthy, good fatty foods.
hope this helps!
Posted 16 November 2008 - 02:05 AM
It's great to see others who have also started accutane the same time as me. We can share our experiences together!
-->My nose is really dry, a bit stuffy in one nostril.
-->Lips are dry as usual (started using vaseline, carmex AND aquaphor).
-->I've also been having breathing problems...feel short of breath sometimes, but its nothing serious.
Well, here are my Week 3 pictures. Let me know what you guys think!
Posted 16 November 2008 - 07:49 AM