Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:16 PM
I'm on day four, and my face is already peeling all over. Acne is about the same, and the skin on my back and chest which are also covered in acne isn't peeling. My right lower eyelid was really dried out but that started the second day so I don't think it was accutane (probably got irritated from rubbing or something). My lips are sort of dry, I can't really tell though. The only noticeable difference is the peeling skin. It's not painful. Is this normal? Good/bad sign?
Also, does anyone have any tips on diet or supplements to take to ward off the bad side effects? I'm not very worried about the mental side effects. I have always approached my acne with a sense of humor and I am surrounded by loving caring people. I would get off the medicine the moment anything was very seriously wrong with my head. I am actually pretty worried about hair loss because I have thin hair to begin with. I've heard zinc supplements might help... Basically are there any tips to be as healthy as possible while on accutane?
Thanks for your time!
Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:18 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:38 PM
Oh, and I'm starting at 80 mg a day, which is pretty high from what I've read.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:01 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:26 PM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:46 PM
I also have a log that I will be updating regularly that you are welcome to follow. I will be posting updates throughout the duration.
Edited by IIIEXOCETIII, 14 January 2013 - 03:48 PM.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:47 AM
Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:56 PM
Hey guys, I have these like..scab-like things where my biggest-problem areas are. They are dry, somewhat flaky, yellowish-white (ew!), and are quite unsightly. It's mostly on my right cheek (where they are big), with some small ones on my left. This is normal right? These "scabs" are only occurring where acne was (or once was) and not at just random spots. So my cheek looks like a map >_> Like mountains and then just flat plains. Any advice or comments appreciated. Hopefully it's not abnormal.