Hey all, this is my first post on the accutane log. I've always been a member on acne.org and have tried the regimen for my moderate acne, but my allergy to Bp made it worse in the long run. I quit the regimen and immediately called a derm office to find out I needed to wait 1 whole month before I could even see a dermatologist. I survived the month with oxy pads, but I still got the occasional zit and sometimes those red bumps that weren't as big as cysts or nodules but still hurt and never came to a head. I told the derm I tried several antibiotics and topicals, so accutane was immediately brought up. That's why I went there, so I accepted and was prescribed 20mg pills of Claravis to take once a day for 30 days. They plan to up the dosage later on, but I'm looking forward to the journey for clear skin.
WEEK 1: COMPLETED
I just made it through 7 days, and the initial breakout has already commenced. I have two big whiteheads on the right side of my chin and am getting maybe 1 or two more along the outline of my upper lip. I am doing everything to make sure I don't pick and don't get scratched, so I can avoid scarring damage. I am still just as oily as I was before accutane, but it's only been 1 week and the course lasts about 27. I have noticeable Post Inflamatory Hyperpigmentation on my cheeks and that is really more bothersome to me than actual acne. Luckily the IB isn't leaving very red marks, so I'm hoping the marks will be gone by the end of the course. I've been using aquaphor, but I don't really need it yet, no dryness or chapped lips yet. I do, however, need to drink a lot of water, maybe 6-8 bottles a day. I woke up one morning at 5am with a huge headache and luckily had a full bottle nearby to chug and go back to bed. From then on, I always keep a full bottle at bedside, and have yet to get anymore headaches/dehydration. I was thinking of buying vitamin E pills for the moisture, but I'll wait till dryness really kicks in. That's all for now.
DogMaster234Member Since 27 Aug 2013
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