Jump to content

Karen*

Member Since 06 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 16 2014 02:24 AM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: First Time On Accutane! (40Mg/day, 94 Lbs)

16 July 2014 - 02:27 AM

Day 51

Thank you both for the kind words of encouragement and advice! I've actually been doing a lot better since my last update (which is kind of why I haven't been updating - my acne hasn't even been on my mind that much!) - I haven't had any cysts for at least a week or two, and the pimples I do have are drying up and going away. I hope I don't jinx it, but things are looking up.

The dryness did come back - the week I updated was the week I got my period, so I think that may have caused the extreme oiliness at the time. After my period my skin dried right up again. I guess there's no way around the breakouts during that time of the month for me, even on Accutane. sad.png My skin feels smooth now save for the occasional bump here or there, but nowhere near as bad as it was a week or two ago. Still lots of scarring, of course, and like ZOSO, my skin is really blotchy when I'm not wearing makeup. Red patches on cheeks and all.

Other side effects, I experienced another headache yesterday, first in a while. I don't know if I'm just really used to the side effects now, but I'm not really feeling it. I'm aware my lips are dry, but it doesn't really bother me, and I don't really seem to be feeling the aches. My skin isn't even flaking so much now, if I put makeup on I look pretty normal in "good" lighting. Again, hope I'm not jinxing anything.

All is well so far. I still expect some surprises from Accutane, but it's been a fairly good to me lately.


In Topic: Help! Skin Oily Again On Accutane

02 July 2014 - 02:10 AM

You're still very early into treatment so your skin will fluctuate and such.  Not everyone dries out at the same consistent rate so i wouldn't be alarmed.

 

Well, that makes me feel a bit better to know, thanks!


In Topic: First Time On Accutane! (40Mg/day, 94 Lbs)

02 July 2014 - 02:08 AM

Day 37

Holy crap, is my skin oily. I'm not sure what is going on at this point, but I've been told the skin may continue to fluctuate for the first few months, so.. this kinda sucks. It's like I have all the initial breakouts, all the bad side effects, and the one thing that was good about being on Accutane is gone now - I'm back to being super oily but everything else has gone to shit. Aaaa.

Time go faster pls.


In Topic: First Time On Accutane! (40Mg/day, 94 Lbs)

25 June 2014 - 12:49 AM

Day 30

Feelin' pretty shit, as it's been a whole month, and while I did not expect a miracle drug that worked right away, I'm pretty pissed that my skin looks and feels no better (if anything, a little worse) than when I started.

There is a monster cyst on my right cheekbone the size of a dollar coin, and one emerging on my left cheekbone as well. Then, scattered all over my cheeks and jawline are a bunch of junior cysts. My cheeks are incredibly red, and everything itches. Wonderful.

If I so much as touch my hairline, dandruff snows from my head. I'm not even showering daily anymore, but it still happens.

Also my back hurts.

 

Sorry about the negativity and rant, but like I said, I'm feeling pretty awful and I literally have nothing positive to say today. My skin makes me want to simultaneously cry and vomit, it's that disgusting. And the giant cysts hurt even if I don't touch it, there's just random, sharp pains coming from them even as I'm just sitting here. Uugh.


In Topic: Accutane And Scar Treatments

23 June 2014 - 08:23 PM

Accutane makes your skin a lot thinner, the laser will burn you and give you scars. Don't do it, believe the internet for once.

I'm 2 months done with accutane and even shaving with an electric shaver still irritates my skin, I can't even imagine what a laser would do...

Thanks for the answer! That makes a lot of sense, I'll definitely tell him I'm rescheduling my appointment for the treatment, don't wanna risk more scarring.