My name is Stephanie, I'm an (almost) 23 year old female.. birthday is this Thursday I have just started my first course of Accutane.. my acne would be considered mild/moderate but very persistent. I have comedonal acne on my forehead that feels like it has been there my whole life, with pimples popping up around the center of my face, mainly my cheeks on either side of my nose. I also have chest and back acne which really lowers my self esteem during summer time, especially living in South Florida.
I've decided to start an Accutane log because I have learned so much from others' logs and have really enjoyed reading them. I hope to help fellow acne sufferers, as your logs have helped me.
Today is day 5 for me.. I am normally pretty oily and look very greasy by the end of the day but I have already noticed a significant decrease in the amount of oil on my face. I don't need to blot or re-apply powder at all and I still look fine at the end of the day. It's great! Redness on my face seems to have gotten a bit worse, and my lips are pretty dry. Applying chapstick makes it manageable. I have scholiosis so back problems are nothing new to me, but I am starting to experience lower back aches, especially at work today (I stand all day). Feel more tired than usual, but nothing a good espresso won't fix. I remember taking a 4 hour nap immediately after taking my first pill from feeling so tired. I will update again soon.