Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:11 PM
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:15 AM
Also forgot to mention my skin in getting quite sore and itchy at the moment which is really annoying but it's bearable, not too bad x
Posted 14 June 2014 - 08:41 PM
I was on Accutane for a year and a half because my body couldn't tolerate being on more than 20mg/day. Yes definitely want to stock up on lotions/chapstick/vasiline! You will be needing it!! As for your skin becoming fragile, be very careful. I know I couldn't use any scrub wash because it would literally make my skin very red. The only side effects I really had were dry lips and skin, which are very common. When I was on higher doses I had more serious side effects such as back pains and headaches, but that is very rare. I didn't have any problem with hair loss.
For the side effects, all I can say is keep chapstick with you at all times, you will be reapplying it every half hour or so. Lather up your WHOLE BODY with lotion when you get out of the shower. You will notice the spots you miss because you can literally feel the dry flakey patches of skin.
Hope this helps!! Good luck!!
Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:23 PM
im currently 16 and got off the drug 2 months ago. i stopped it at 7 months because the side effects were getting worse for me. i still have them such as hair loss, deep depression, anxiety, and being agressive. please dont take this drug the side effects are not worth risking. i thought i was invincible and i wouldnt get those side effects but i was so wrong. please dont take it. its not worth it. its probably ur diet thats causing the acne. dont eat oily/fried foods or chocalate. thats what usually causes me to get cystic acne.
Posted 16 June 2014 - 02:25 AM
It looks like you are suffering from many days. You must use good products and few home remedies also to get rid of from it.
Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:52 PM
I am almost done with my 6th month on accutane. It does make your skin more prone to injury and a little slower to heal, but you can prevent this from becoming a problem by staying moisturized and using SPF (always). I have not experienced any "scary" side effects (nor has anyone I know who has taken it) - I have not lost hair (my hair is actually much healthier because I don' t have to wash it very often and when I do I don't need very much shampoo to get it clean), I have not experienced bowl problems, and I have had no mood changes or mental changes.
Dry lips are the worst, they can get pretty bad. Other then that - I would say that taking this medication is like taking any other - and there were times when I completely forgot I was even on it.
26 y/o female- approx. 54kg
Absorica -40 mg, 1 daily, December 26, 2013 - February, 25, 2014
Absorica - 60 mg, 1 daily. February 26, 2014 - July 6th
Probiotic - 1 daily
Food Grade Rose water - Toner
Vichy 50+ Capital Soleil Cream for Sensitive Skin
Food grade Rose Water - Toner
Ziana (tretinoin/clinda combo) August, 2014 - Current
Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion- PM
Avene Cicalfate (as needed)
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