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Rachel Evers

Member Since 12 Sep 2012
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Tiny Little Stingy Bumps On Backs Of My Hands?

05 March 2013 - 10:36 AM

Hi all. Currently on day 35 of accutane and into my second month. So far I am pleased with the results as my skin is already looking tonnes better than it did. I have had very few side effects up till now, excluding the obvious very dry skin and a couple of nasty headaches during my first week.

 

However, a couple of days ago I started noticing tiny little bumps appearing on the backs of my hands in sort of clustered formation. They didn't itch, in fact I barely noticed them until yesterday when one hand started stinging a whole lot. (possibly because I'd done a lot of cleaning in the house and maybe come into contact with some of the cleaning product idk) Either way it was stinging a whole lot (not in an itchy way, I'd compare it to being stung by a nettle but less painful) and looking a lot redder and more pronounced than it had done. So I slapped on some thin moisturiser, which did very little so I then tried aloe vera gel, which did help relieve the stinging, followed by sudocrem, which eventually stopped it. 

 

Got up this morning and the lumps were still there and still stinging every so often, but nothing like they had done last night. Still, I'm wondering if anything can be done and whether or not this is a common side effect? I've done some googling and I've seen it mentioned a few times, but still concerned. I doubt it's something like an allergic reaction this far into the treatment but I don't know.

 

Anyone had this? I'd hate it to be told I need to stop treatment and be back to square one.


Day 7 On Accutane, Feeling Horrible

04 February 2013 - 05:47 AM

Another accutane related post from me. Bleurgh.

 

So it's been a week and I really don't feel good. Mentally I feel fine, just a tiny bit more irritable. Physically though is a different story. I feel exhausted within like 2 hours of waking up, eyelids feel heavy, my head aches... Not in the classic headache sort of way, just constantly a bit achey, mostly around the front/temples area. Also this morning I felt quite sick. Not to the point of actually throwing up but just a little.

 

Is it normal to feel like this or should I be worried? I've read around and everything seems to be a bit inconclusive with regard to nausea. I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon anyway so hopefully they'll be able to answer this.

 

I'm so worried that I'll have to come off this stuff because it really is my last resort.