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thereisalwayshope

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In Topic: Thereisalwayshope Accutane Log

21 September 2014 - 03:39 PM

Bigjudy 

 

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.

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Update 

 

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.


In Topic: Thereisalwayshope Accutane Log

15 September 2014 - 11:13 AM

Goodluck!

This is my 4th day on accutane and still haven't noticed anything- no IB or side affects yet 

Oh YAY! I am so glad that you are on Accutane too! We can help each other through this. I would just be prepared for the side affects. They are not kind to the skin! 


In Topic: Thereisalwayshope Accutane Log

15 September 2014 - 01:52 AM

Day 5 

 

 

Yikes! 

 

I did know Accutane would cause some uncomfortable side affects including, but not limited to dryness to the face and lips but I did not think it would hit me this quickly! My face and lips are peeling. I need to invest in some stronger moisturizers obviously. My hair also seems to be less greasy than normal, which I do not mind at all. 

 

I also broke out. I know many individuals that have been on this drug have noted a nasty initial breakout and I am afraid this is just the beginning....it is only day 5 for goodness sake, I have months more to go lol. 

 

In the meantime, I am going to drink extra water and keep my as skin moisturized as possible. This is important because dryness and irritation may cause further unwarranted breakouts that I am not willing to welcome onto my already scarred face. 

 

Anyway, welcome to acne everyone. Let us just keep moving forward eh? rolleyes.gif