Sorry it's been a week since I've updated. Time really feels like it's flying by...Day 27
I hate to say it but my face isn't looking very good. Actually, this is probably the worst my face has looked in a very long time. I'm usually not the one to have more than one active cyst on my face (maybe one cyst and lots of pimples/whiteheads in other places) but right now I have 4 active cysts on my face!
This is a pretty bad IB. The area around my left cheek bone actually looks bruised/blue because there is a very angry cyst purging underneath. It's very painful. Also, another cyst under my skin on my right cheek has made a portion of my cheek very red...it actually looks like a small rash.
Also, my entire face in general is looking inflamed. My red marks are definitely more noticeable. I'm still experiencing some back pain but my lips haven't been very dry (nothing that some Chapstick can't handle). My scalp also hasn't felt itchy and I haven't been seeing dandruff. No mood changes. I really wish I'd just see improvement soon. My face felt like it was getting better during the first week or so but now things aren't looking too good. The cyst/bump I first mentioned on day 16 is still there but it is getting smaller. Still, it has NEVER taken this long for a cyst/pimple to completely heal.
I have 3 40 mg pills left and I will be starting 60mg/day on Wednesday. One 30 mg in the morning and another 30 mg at night.
if your side effects are minor then the dose is likely too little.. how much do you weigh? As for the forehead cysts.. you need to be PATIENT, it took 3 months for my cysts to begin to shrink.
I weigh 170 lbs/77 kg so I know 40 mg is a low dosage but usually the dosing recommendations when starting accutane are 0.5mg/kg. I guess it makes sense to only be taking 40mg? My blood work was fine (knock on wood) so I've already picked up next month's medication. I'll be taking 60 mg/day instead which still isn't ideal (if considering 1 mg/kg) but I think I should see results...
Hey there Batman
How are things?? Haven't heard from you in a while. I hope you are doing well
Hey Celia! Thank you. I'm hoping things improve and I'm still keeping up with your blog as well
I'd also like to know how you are doing! I think I have similar skin as you. I started Claravis 40mg a day (im 150lbs) about 10 days ago and in the first week my skin seemed to be getting a lot better and smoother, but now I am getting dry face/lips and had one biggg initial breakout about 2 days ago. I've also noticed that my usually lumpy, cystic acne comes in a lot more liquidy and soft (I know, gross) and goes away alot quicker, but leaves small reddish scabs that turn to marks. Anywho, Let us know! (:
I'll definitely keep you posted. Hopefully things will go better for you than they have been for me haha.
Edited by darkknight07, 18 August 2012 - 02:41 PM.
Cetaphil Daily Cleanser 2x day (morning & night)
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream 1x day (before bed)
Month 1: 40 mg/day [complete]
Month 2: 60 mg/day [complete]
Month 3: 60 mg/day [complete]
Month 4: 60 mg/day [complete]
Month 5: 80 mg/day [complete]
Month 6: 80 mg/day [complete]