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#41 GetMeTheResults

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:29 PM

Do you use eyedrops ?
And is it that hard to get into the habit of applying Chapstick every hour after 3 months lol? Maybe you need to switch to something more potent. I've heard of Bag Balm which is sold at ski resorts for chapped skin and lips..
Is it safe to dye your hair or pluck facial hair while on accutane?

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 07:08 AM

Day 89

Just over a week ago when my neutrogena moisture was about to finish I got the Ponds Clarant b3 because I wanted to use something to help fade my hyperpigmentation. After about 5 days my skin was less smooth then gradually I started getting tiny pimples. I got three. They're the first pimples I can remember that didn't leave marks probably since I was using the ponds buttttt I'm convinced that's what gave me the in the first place. Anyway. Two are gone now. There's still a smal bump on my nose that needs to go away.

Side effects
I'm sick of people asking me why I'm not drinking any water - my lips are that dry
If I don't reapply lip balm every hour then they look terrible.

My eyes are all dry and sandy feeling for the entire week I guess.

My hairdresser who I haven't seen since April said my hair seems thinner. honestly I think it's breakage. And I have a ton of hair. I can afford to lose a lot and still have more than the average person. Would make me sad if people stop telling me I have gorgeous hair but skin trumps hair in my book. I'm about 80% sure it's breakage though and that my hair isn't falling out of the root but I'll be looking out for this.

No back pain right now. Not much during the day about 3-4/10. My neck feels stiff right where it meets my shoulders. That's hurting now about a 7/10. Strange that I still have pain today since I didn't have an active day.

Thinning hair is my biggest worry with Accutane, because I'm pre-menopausal and was beginning to shed more prior to starting. But I think your instincts are right: hair loss on Accutane seems to be more about breakage than actual loss, and that stops once you're off the drug.

 

I need to get a cut and color soon, but my colorist says she's never had experience with Accutane heads, so I don't really know what to expect. Have you colored while on Accutane? I'm wondering if it might be a good idea not to, but then again, what's worse? An irritated scalp or creeping greys?


Glad to hear your back pain has lessened. So far I haven't experienced any muscle pains, but my eyes are pretty bad. Constantly using lubricating drops.Terrible.



Do you use eyedrops ?
And is it that hard to get into the habit of applying Chapstick every hour after 3 months lol? Maybe you need to switch to something more potent. I've heard of Bag Balm which is sold at ski resorts for chapped skin and lips..
Is it safe to dye your hair or pluck facial hair while on accutane?

Plucking seems to be fine. No waxing, though. That's a no-no.

 

I don't know about hair dying. I'm wondering about that myself, since it's time or me to go in for a color.


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 09:06 AM

Do you use eyedrops ?
And is it that hard to get into the habit of applying Chapstick every hour after 3 months lol? Maybe you need to switch to something more potent. I've heard of Bag Balm which is sold at ski resorts for chapped skin and lips..
Is it safe to dye your hair or pluck facial hair while on accutane?


The thing is I had dry lips before even starting accutane so you'd think I would get used to it by now but I'm really not. I'm also limited by what brands I can find where I live. The only thing I've found that works a little well is Carmex and I've never found it again. (I live in the rainforest by the way... No ski lodges here)

I use artificial tears for my eyes and those work well. They wash the "sand" from my eyes. I don't usually need them everyday.

I've been plucking my brows with no problem. Just be sure not to wax. The hot wax just rips the skin off along with the hair. I've seen pictures. I also wouldn't use a hair removal cream.

Thinning hair is my biggest worry with Accutane, because I'm pre-menopausal and was beginning to shed more prior to starting. But I think your instincts are right: hair loss on Accutane seems to be more about breakage than actual loss, and that stops once you're off the drug.
 
I need to get a cut and color soon, but my colorist says she's never had experience with Accutane heads, so I don't really know what to expect. Have you colored while on Accutane? I'm wondering if it might be a good idea not to, but then again, what's worse? An irritated scalp or creeping greys?


I think a small minority do lose hair from the root. Mine is most likely breakage though since my hair is dryer and I haven't been doing anything about it. I guess I can start deep conditioning though. Can't hurt.

I got my hair chemically relaxed. I usually do this about every 4-6 months since my hair is super thick (I'm half indian) and super curly (I'm half black). It wasn't any different from the times I got a relaxer while off accutane and that's a pretty harsh chemical. I haven't gotten my hair bleached since on accutane and I'm not planning on it. Reason being because my colorist isn't as careful as the woman who relaxes my hair. I'm terrified she'll get some on my scalp and I'll end up with a gaping hole on my head.

I really can't say if it's safe to dye your hair on accutane. Maybe ask whoever colours it.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:13 PM

My colorist has never worked on anyone who was taking Accutane, so she doesn't really know. She said she'd ask around and let me know if she thinks it's a danger. I have a vacation planned mid September and really would like to have my hair colored for that. If it turns out to be a bad idea, then I'll wear hats until the course is over :)



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:28 PM

My lips are cracked! Bleeding and burning.
My Carmex ran out completely... I cut it open and scraped the last bit out :( not a good day

My colorist has never worked on anyone who was taking Accutane, so she doesn't really know. She said she'd ask around and let me know if she thinks it's a danger. I have a vacation planned mid September and really would like to have my hair colored for that. If it turns out to be a bad idea, then I'll wear hats until the course is over :)


Hats until it's over? You could just embrace your hair for a bit. It won't be that long.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:38 PM

There's that, too :)



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:29 PM

So my skin is perfectly clear. Had a huge zit about a week ago but that was my own fault. I tried using the ponds clarant b3 again for the hyperpigmentation (which is still there) and I got a zit. It also lasted long. All the pimples I got since being on accutane were really small and lasted for three days total. But this was big and lasted about a week.
Anyway I'm no longer touching the stuff! The mark from that zit is the worst one on my face since the old PIH has faded a bit. It's just not fading fast enough :(
Gone back to my old faithful neutrogena moisturiser, and I guess I'll stay there forever and just wait for the marks to fade by themselves.

Side effects
Tired, difficult time concentrating
My back still hurts but it's a lot less lately which is great. Hasn't been more than a 3 in a long time. Very grateful the back pain eased up.
My face and chest always look flushed
One nose bleed about 3 was ago not terribly bad bleeding.

My lips! They're a constant struggle to keep from cracking. So worried about my Carmex stock running out it's the only thing that works for me.

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:00 AM

Hi Tanna,

 

Congrats on being breakout free!

 

Strangely, most of my pigmentation has faded, with one exception: the stupid clogged pore I messed with SIX WEEKS ago, which turned into a mother of an inflamed zit, took forever to go down, and now is a very tiny, maybe pin-head sized red mark that is still just slightly raised. It covers easily with make up, but just refuses to go all the way down or fade. Grrrrrrrr.

 

Did your doc ever bump you up from 20mg? I couldn't find anywhere in thread where you mention whether or not you were. If not, congrats on amazing progress on the low dose!


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:27 PM

Last night I mixed palmers cocoa butter formula moisturising body oil with my Vaseline men's lotion and it felt amazing on my skin! Neither work that well in their own but together they're unbelievable smooth. My skin felt so soft, and was soft this morning too.
From now on I'll be using this on my body every night.

I've decided to try the ponds clarant on my back. It's such a giant jar I don't want to throw it away. If it makes my back break out well then I'll throw it out. If not then hopefully it fades my marks.

Excruciating headache for most of the day. Had to leave school and didn't go to work. I can actually work from home everyday but my boss is an idiot. I must goooo there. Anyway, eased up around 7pm. Must have started around 7am and got worse throughout the day. I don't know if this headache is related to the accutane. It's the first time I've gotten anything like this.

I did have a larger than ever nose bleed yesterday. Scared me a bit... Just a bit. Today my nose was just very very very dry even though I got my regular 3 liters of water.

My lips...well.. They suck. I'm siCk of complaining about them.




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