Edited by pedronez, 18 April 2012 - 06:40 PM.
Amnesteem/accutane Log. Documenting My Experience!
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:44 AM
Okay so it's day 16 and I have to say my face has gotten significantly better. It looks way better than it did before I started and a wholeeee lot better since last week. I'm assuming I had my initial breakout the first 10 days because my face was repulsive and I absolutely refused to leave the house unless I had to and I told my friends my face was deteriorating and I didn't have the guts to go out in public. My face isn't as red or flushed as it was when I first started. The acne on my chin has completely cleared up. I have a couple of pimples on my left cheek but they are very small and I have a couple of whiteheads around my mouth which will probably go away tomorrow. On the right side of my face I have a red mark from a cyst I had since before starting treatment, but it is completely flat now and I'm just waiting for the redness to go away. I had one bigger under the skin zit on my right side also, but it's slowly going away and has a bunch of dead skin on it that I can't seem to get rid of and at the bottom under I have some of that scaly acne, but that should go away pretty soon if progress continues to go how it going. I recently broke out on my nose which is abnormal for me because I never break out too much on my nose and if I do it's just one pimple at a time. I had 3 on there but they're all gone now. Right now I'm breaking out on my forehead with a few under the skin pimples along my hairline but I have long hair so it's easy to cover. I'm also getting whiteheads in between my eyebrows, but those come and go daily. No blackheads anywhere as of yet, but you never know. All in all my acne has improved 75% since I started and I'm not sure if this is just the eye of the storm but I'm hoping it's just going to get progressively better. At this rate, I'll have a clear face by this time next week. I would say, for those of you wondering, my skin starting getting better around day 11. Once I finished the first 10pack of pills and moved on to the next, I started seeing change.
Side effects & treatment:
- Dry face (obviously) I only wash my face once or twice a day. I think washing it aggravates it so I don't push it. I use Cetaphil face wash like most of you and I only use hot/warm water when I'm washing in the shower - Other than that, I prefer to wash my face with cold water. It's soothing and gives me peace of mind that I'm not burning my face off. I also use an exfoliating brush while I'm washing my face to gently brush off the dead skin and it works. I barely moisturize my face because I'm convinced that white/cream based lotion aggravate my skin more so I only use it when I think I need to. Aquaphor is great at moisturizing, but it also leaves my face feeling really greasy and I think it makes me break out more if I leave it on too long so I don't really use it unless it's an emergency.
- Dry lips (of course) I wouldn't say my lips are unbearably chapped like most of you do. Sure they're dry, but not chapped. I just put a little Aquaphor on them and I'm good to go. I've realized the more I apply it, the more my lips think they need it and they dry out quicker so I try to only use it when my lips get unreasonably scaly and try not to rely on it too much. I never really needed to use chapstick before Accutane and I have thin lips so that could also be why I don't need it too much yet.
- Swollen lips. I wake up and my top lip is twice the size as it normally is. This happens throughout the day and it fluctuates. I'm not complaining though. It actually doesn't look bad on me.
- Dry scalp. My scalp is a lot more flakey than before and I'm going to have to run out and get Head & Shoulders. I've heard that horse shampoo works too, so I'm going to dry that out as well.
Edited by pedronez, 03 May 2012 - 11:45 AM.
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