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In Topic: Accutane: Let's Do This (40 Mg/day Claravis)

28 October 2014 - 10:17 PM


As for my side effects on the low dose, they seem to be increasing as time goes on. I'm wondering if it's because a higher amount is finally in my system. None of them are too noticeable except the lip peeling. I haven't noticed flushing but I have noticed my face taking on a pinkish hue from time to time almost like I've been in the sun when I haven't. After running sometimes I feel more sore than usual and I seem to pull muscles easier, not really joint pain though. My skin gets nicks and cuts super easily and seems to take longer to heal so I have to be cognisant of that when playing soccer or mtn biking. My mental health state is far better than it was pre tane when my acne caused me huge amounts of anxiety. On the accutane I feel like I'm finally back to my old healthy self pre acne. I went back to tsking the pill early morning and the night awakenings went away so it's definitely messing with something there. They weren't necessarily dreams but more I would wake up several times a night and sit up because I saw things in the room or what I thought were shadows coming towards the bed. Sometimes my husband would wake me or I would wake up and realize my eyes were open and I was staring at shadows in the corner of the room. I would calm down as soon as I was fully awake realizing that it was just another one of those....totally bizarre and only start up if I take the tane after 1 or 2 pm.

As for long term effects, if I could trade off the side effects currently for no pimples ever I would. I don't worry too much about long term because I know numerous ppl who have taken it and are great. My dad took it and has no long term effects even though he had super dry flaky skin during the course. One of my friends took it about 8 years ago and the only residual effects he had was drier lips than before. He said as the years went on it seemed like his skin got less and less dry so even if you do have some residual thing, it's probably not going to be permanent. I think those with lasting negative effects are the outlier and not the norm.

In Topic: Accutane: Let's Do This (40 Mg/day Claravis)

22 October 2014 - 10:09 PM

Hoping you are able to get it. That's really annoying. I switched to a small private pharmacy for that reason. I hate walgreens and cvs. The big pharmacies will never lift a finger to help you because they don't care.

I have my 4 month checkup tomorrow. Wool half way through!  I'm going on a trip to Denver this weekend which Im kind of nervous about haven't been back since we moved and I have a lot of bad memories from CO. I'm hoping it'll be good for me. I have been having a bit of anxiety about it though...I had a tiny clogged pore on my cheek that I scratched at and caused a small red mark. I haven't done anything like that in months...so I know some anxiety is brewing. Otherwise face is great. Lips have been soooo dry lately. Oh yea...and I've been having these weird night terrors if I  take my pill at dinner. Pretty bizarre. You guys ever have any weird dreams on tane?

In Topic: Low Dose Accutane - Journey To Finally Being Clear

10 October 2014 - 10:37 PM

I got a mosquito bite ON MY FOREHEAD. Awesome.

In Topic: Low Dose Accutane - Journey To Finally Being Clear

03 October 2014 - 06:42 AM

Pimple lasted all of one day! These pimples sure clear fast on accutane...they do get pink though.

In Topic: Low Dose Accutane - Journey To Finally Being Clear

01 October 2014 - 09:56 PM

Apparently I spoke too soon! Woke up with a pimple on the side of my chin this morning boo!

Second one since being clear on tane and it's almost exactly at the same time as last month...a few days after period stop. I thought PMS pimples were before not after!! ??

Well I guess if I get one pimple a month from now on I can live with that...I still have 5 months of tane so maybe it will still kill the monthly period pimple.