I haven't updated this log for a while. Can't believe how quickly time has gone by, about half way through the course now. Wow. Well, all in all things are pretty good. On average im getting one spot a week. They don't tend to be as angry as they used to be but still quite pusy. The only thing is the marks that are left, my face is pretty much clear now from active spots, its just all the scars (which are worse while on accutane). Im looking forward to when the course is finished and hopefully the scars will fade quicker. The pores on my nose seem to have become bigger, but I'm not sure why, as all the black heads have gone.
As for side effects, the longer I'm on this drug the more side effects im having. Well its not too bad really, Just now I just can't keep on top of the dry lips, even with my trusted elizabeth arden cream, it isn't quite getting rid of the dryness. It could be worse though. Random patches of dry bumpyness on my arms and back of hands which come and go. My knees feel like the knees of a 80 year old woman. When I stand up from sitting down its such a effort, and to walk down the stairs I can feel discomfort in the knees. Especially at work when I crouch down it just feels so kind of stiff and strange. Can't quite describe it. Anyway, I've started taking Cod Liver Oil capsules daily. Has this worked for anyone else? How long did it take to work? Three weeks before starting accutane I had a fall and bashed my knee, so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it. But the other knee is stiff and stuff also.... But id rather have stiff knees than acne!!!!
I haven't felt any different emotionally since being on accutane. I'm so glad it hasn't effected me in that way. In fact I think I felt more depressed before I started accutane. But now Im on this drug, and seeing the improvements I finally have hope, not just for clear skin, but for improvements in my life due to feeling more confident and not having acne holding me back like it did before