For once i finally get to say: FINALLY ON ACCUTANE WHOOHOO!
Had been waiting for this since awhile now..
So for my Stats:
- Around 100lbs.
- Going in for 115-120mg/kg perhaps..
- Mild-moderate superr-persistent acne history. Tho on/off but very unpredictable, painful, inflamed, resistant, & sucky. :/
So thats that - moving forward, then i took a break for like two months - studies, work, exams *sigh* hadn't a lot time to heal my skin & since i put myself no hard medication mode for dealing with stress. Weirdly i hadnt had a single zit in March, just a couple whitehead maybe but in the past month i think the effects were lost or i developed some infection or summer allergy (dermatitis as usual). Its somewhat like rosacea & heat makes it hell lot worse! Also white heads and cysts followed! Same old story with me everytime. Was totally sick of it! (who isnt!)
& So after all necessary pre-tests i started accutane on 1st! was to start with 40mg rightaway. But as i know myself im totally sensitive to big doses i started a good low 20mg for 5 days (no notable SE's whatsoverr ) and then i started with 40mg a day before, say sunday! & Today is my 8th day!
Till now the ride has been smoooth as ever. I started with 3 biggies on my cheeks, all red & inflamed & painful in short much worse than normal stuff that i get. its like an infected seborrhea i get year-on-year xC. 'kay so since i the first day i noticed dryness and supah-tiredness. thats about it! Weirdly my redness calmed slowly.. its still red but It smoothed out, though its gonna take a looooong time for the super-deep redmess to go. Oi btw i also got a BIG Whitehead (somewhat swollen) on my forehead just few hours after taking the first pill, (but that doesnt count accutane induced! -.-) it totally disappeared after 2 hours but the faint spot there's still red?!
So here's the thing:
I am still waiting for my IB but all ive seen is a somewhat speedy progress!.. Whiteheads disappearing, cysts gone! no new breakouts, inflamed redness calming out! Oh but im getting these weird kinda red soft itchy bumps (not a normal zit or black/whitehead) it looks like a tiny mosquito bite and goes away in less than an hour.. there are like 3 on my face right now (keeps on coming) AND i only get them on my face! No there isnt any mosquito infestation in my house & if there is.. Which kinda insect only bites the face? btw i hope its normal!!
Mostly on the boards ive read, the IB attacks can be expected anytime in the first month & me being sensitive to any sort of medications must prepare for the worsest kind (i double checked with my doc) so I'll keep my expectations low.. its too soon to form any judgement right? & im jus tooo glad to start with roaccutane!!
- Wash face by any freakin gentle cleanser. i keep on changing it but make sure whatever it is, glycerin and aloe vera should be in it. Anything else itches my face off!
- I use St.Ives Intensive healing fragrance-free moisturizer.
- Apply vit E oil every once in few days. Wash it off after few hours.
- Chapstick. try to keep applying it every once a while but lips are not all that dry yet!
- Olay sensitive sunscreen while going out.
So this is my very very first log and hopefully imma enjoy update my 'tane voyage
Edited by MaeJae, 08 May 2012 - 06:05 AM.