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lifeinfaith

Member Since 01 Mar 2013
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In Topic: Spironolactone Diary (With Video)

Yesterday, 01:10 PM

Differin works really well for me at fading post hyperpigmentation.

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

22 July 2014 - 10:22 PM

Lab work was all clear. Derm told me it was probably the Spiro causing bloating issues so I'm now off of that.

Moving up to 30mg!!

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

22 July 2014 - 10:18 PM

Day 33!!

Lab work was all clear. Derm told me she thought it was probably the Spiro causing the abdominal bloating and breast pain so I stopping that. No more Spiro!!!!! Ths is day 2 of that. This evening I noticed a few tiny little possible clogged pores on the left side of my mouth, but other than that everything else is just chill.

Moving up to 30mg a day.

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

18 July 2014 - 10:34 PM

1 month!!

I have been so busy this week and don't have much to report in the face realm. I haven't had any new pimples in about 2 weeks...ever since I got some cysty stuff on the side of my chin around that time of the month, nothing else had happened. There are some pink marks where those pretty much healed and I maybe have like 1 clogged pore on my whole face...it's kind of crazy. My face is so smooth and has no oil...not even at end of day now. The bumpy uneveness went away...I think it was the accutane flaking off some layers... For a few days it was like my skin was being remodeled and now some shallow scarring is less noticeable. I get slightly flaky near days end but not noticeable. My face hasn't been this clear in years. I really really hope it stays like this. I think I'm going to up to 30mg next week so well see.

It's like how I imagined normal skin to feel. Dry and fresh all day. I almost want to stay on accutane forever...

On side effects...mostly my lips are affected. They require lots of moisture and aquiphor at night, more irritated feeling than peeling. My scalp is itchy occasionally and I only have to wash it every other day which is pretty nice. I used to be an oil head by the end of the day every day. One thing concerning... Over the past week I have noticed my abdomen looking slightly bloated..like I have never seen it before. Has anyone heard anything about this?

Checkup next Wed! I'm going to ask my Derm then. I had a little bout of some lady issues down there this week, not sure if that's related to tane.

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

18 July 2014 - 10:19 PM

Sorry I have been gone all week! I have been so busy and don't have much to report in the face realm. I haven't had any new pimples in about 2 weeks...ever since I got some cysty stuff on the side of my chin around that time of the month, nothing else has happened. There are some pink marks where those pretty much healed and I maybe have like 1 clogged pore on my whole face...it's kind of crazy. My face is so smooth and has no oil...not even at end of day now. The bumpy uneveness went away...I think it was the accutane flaking off some layers. I get slightly flaky near days end but not noticeable. My face hasn't been this clear in years. I really really hope it stays like this. I think I'm going to up to 30mg next week so well see.

On side effects...mostly my lips are affected. They require lots of moisture. My scalp is itchy occasionally and I only have to wash it every other day which is pretty nice. One thing concerning... Over the past week I have noticed my abdomen looking slightly bloated..like I have never seen it before. Ever experienced or heard anything like this?

I'm sorry to hear about your face troubles but it's good to hear you might be rounding a corner with month 3. It seems like if you can just ignore it and not pick and let accutane do it's business you will be golden. Easier said than done right! I think this week will be better for you. There were weeks when I had picked the crap out of my face pre accutane, so bad that I stayed home from work the next day. I was always amazed at how fast the face recovered in a weeks time to be almost good as new.