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In Topic: Thereisalwayshope Accutane Log

07 October 2014 - 12:34 AM

Update Day 27



So it has been nearly one month starting Accutane! I am going to keep it short and sweet...I am breaking out ever couple days and currently have one active. My skin is no longer dry and my lips are no longer dry thanks to aquaphor lip repair balm (thanks CWR24!). I got my blood drawn again today to prepare for next months accutane prescription. I am totally ready to continue this journey!




In Topic: Thereisalwayshope Accutane Log

24 September 2014 - 10:23 PM

Day 15 Update



So its been a little over two weeks and I cannot wait to be done already lol. I got two more medium sized papsules since my last update and I have two that are drying up still. It seems my actives are taking twice as long to dry up and disappear than before Accutane. My lips are increasingly dry, to the point where the chapstick I thought was working is not anymore. I tried another yesterday and it was worse! Ugh... this lips dryness is the absolute worst part personally. I bought another chapstick from Burtsbees this evening and I hope it will actually work this time. My hair grease is also nonexistent which is the nicest part of Accutane!


Otherwise I am feeling good. No other complaints here.

In Topic: Thereisalwayshope Accutane Log

21 September 2014 - 03:39 PM



Sad to hear that your lips are dry now. I think it is pretty much inevitable as most individuals get dry skin and lips. I think your scalp is dry and that might be why you have dandruff, or it could be weather changes depending on where you live.

In Topic: Thereisalwayshope Accutane Log

20 September 2014 - 12:27 PM

Day 12 Update



So the two huge cysts that I had got earlier are about a day from dying. Thankfully! I have not gotten anything else since that first breakout. I am praying it will just stay this way. My lips are feeling great with my new chapstick and my face is not dry anymore thanks to my Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. So at least the uncomfortable side affects are at bay.


I do want to note again that I am still using BP 5% in the evenings only now, and not twice a day like I was doing a 1 week ago. I do plan on dropping BP altogether soon. Before Accutane if I skipped one application of BP, I kid you not I broke out in 2-3 pimples. It was like a sure thing. So Accutane is doing something, albiet it may not be a lot right now, I do know it is helping.



*** Bigjudy - I am glad you have not had dry lips or dry face! Are you taking 20mg a day, or 40mg a day?


***leelowe1 - I know the side affects suck! Have you not found any relief for the dryness yet? I was going to post pictures but since I was using BP before Accutane and still on the drug there just is not much progress to show, you know? I have just the 2 active cysts that are a couple days from drying out. How much longer is your course of Accutane? Also which birth control are you on? 

In Topic: Thereisalwayshope Accutane Log

16 September 2014 - 12:51 PM

Today I'll be taking my 5th pill (20 mg every day)

Still haven't noticed ANY side affects whatsoever :S

Maybe my dose should be higher or something? not sure, I'll call my doc and ask him lol

When do u usually start to feel side affects?

Wait!...So you are only taking 20mg a day? I am taking 30mg twice a day. Maybe there is some kind of mistake. I think you should talk to your doctor and see if your dosing is correct.




Oh my goodness. My lips are twice as dry since two days ago. They are peeling, cracking and so close to bleeding. These unsightly gross dry lips have to go. It is so uncomfortable. I did some research about various lip balms and chapsticks and I have found that the "Medicated" version of the Chapstick brand is perfect for incredibly dry, cracked lips. I purchased some this morning and I already feel the relief. So far, I would definitely recommend this chapstick. I will let you know in a couple days regarding how my lips are holding up. 


Onto my skin...I have continued to break out. I broke out in another two cysts yesterday. I have not had this many pimples in roughly a year. I hate them, but I am fully aware the breakouts will continue :/


Anyway, cheers.