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In Topic: Accutane Journey - 19Yr Old Male

30 January 2014 - 01:00 PM


Pimple on nose broke open when I was asleep, so I took a shower, used some cetaphil cleanser, and covered it with triple antbiotic gel from CVS. I've had a spot on the right crease of my lip for a few days now, and I think it's coming to a head, sort of painful to open mouth fully. Looked in the mirror this morning and I'm looking pretty good, red marks have slowly gotten less red and I hope they are fully gone by the time I finish. That's all for now.

In Topic: Accutane Journey - 19Yr Old Male

29 January 2014 - 12:05 PM



All right guys, I have no idea what the hell happened with my counting skills but I completely messed up the day count. I'm doing it based on the days I took accutane now


Week 5: Day 4


Dryness is really kicking in, and lips are getting chapped, but overall I'm still not really breaking out that badly. I got one on my right cheek and a painful one on the middle of my nose. Speaking of which, my nose is extremely dry, and I'm noticing blood in mucus from several cracks. I'm getting eczema on the back of my hands, and I feel dry specs on my ears. Aside from that, all is well, and I'm actually about 20% through the cycle if it lasts 6 months. That's all for now  

In Topic: Accutane Journey - 19Yr Old Male

21 January 2014 - 10:20 PM


Today I went to the derm and he bumped me up to 60mg a day, which perfectly balances the 1mg per kg of body weight. Now I just need to hold out for the next five months. Lips are dryer but still no cracking. Got a pimple on my shoulder for the first time ever, which happens with accutane. My right cheek broke out and my chin broke out, coincidentally after shaving for the first time in a month or two. They are turning black now, but I still don't pick, don't really see a need to. Back to college with a friend who is also on accutane, so it should be good to see him. I just pray that tripling the old dosage doesn't cause a major flare up. I probably will have another IB, but please just whiteheads again!!!

In Topic: Accutane Journey - 19Yr Old Male

17 January 2014 - 11:41 AM


Well I just finished my thirty day supply of Claravis, and I'm having blood work done in 3 days. Next derm appointment in 4 days. At this point I am past the 20mg breakout, and I just got 2 active pimples after being clear for about a week. One's a little whitehead on my right cheek and the other is on my above the center of my chin. Although my face is very smooth now, the red marks are apparent but fading slowly. I'm guessing I'll be bumped up to 40mg per day and I'll probably have another flare up until my body adjusts again (last time took about 2 weeks). I have a lot of blackheads on my nose but they are slowly disappearing, and the ones on the side creases have already gone away. I've been using a very little amount of cetaphil moisturizer each day, and it isn't too oily for me now. Lips are a little dry but nowhere near cracking. I don't even carry around aquaphor, I usually just use it every once a while. One month down, five (?) to go.

In Topic: Accutane Journey - 19Yr Old Male

03 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

WEEK 3: DAY 15
Well that whole shpeel about only getting whiteheads can go jump out the window. Yesterday I noticed an extra red mark on my right upper cheek, which is riddled with them, and it did feel slightly raised. Today it got a bit larger and it's very slightly irritating to the touch. Being only 2 weeks in, I can only chalk this up to the IB and keep moving forward. Another thing this morning was applying moisturizer. I use cetaphil, and today it made my face look and feel greasy. I probably used a full pump, so I'll probably just have to use a little less in the future. That's all for now.