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#3420856 Stopping Accutane - Dry Eyes And Tiredness

Posted by OilyAcneQueen on 17 March 2014 - 01:10 PM

I would stay on it, the lower your cumulative dose, the high your chances are of relapsing or if too early, acne coming back just as bad as it was before taking it.  If nothing else was working for you before accutane, why risk having the acne come back just as bad as it was?  I was extremely tired during my course and my eyes got more dry too, both side effects have dimished significantly after I completed my accutane course a month ago.  Caffiene, exercise and tons of sleep each night helped me battle through the sleepiness side effect. I have been diagnosed with MGD and blepharitis in my eyes (years before accutane), so if you want expert tips on dry eye solutions other than those useless eye drops, feel free to message me.

#3420847 Will Accutane Clear Your Closed Comodones?

Posted by OilyAcneQueen on 17 March 2014 - 12:44 PM

Hi guys!!
I've started my second month of Accutane and have noticed over all clearing. In the months prior to starting Accutane I noticed I was getting all these small skin coloured bumps on my cheeks and around my mouth/ chin area. I think since my skin has improved these bumps appear to look worse. I'm just wondering if anyone knows if accutane will clear these up?
Thanks!!! ;)

I developed a ton of those small, closed, skin-colored bumps all over my forehead and cheeks during my first and second month on accutane.  They all cleared up by the fourth and fifth (my final) month.  Even all of the annoying blackheads went away too.  They'll go away, just give it time.

#3418271 Absorica Journey

Posted by OilyAcneQueen on 04 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

oadija, on 03 Mar 2014 - 15:28, said:
On my 3rd week of using Absorica and I came across this forum researching relief for the dry lips caused by this medicine.

I am in my mid 30s and I have tried everything in the past 5 years short of this medicine to treat my skin -- which seems to have gotten progressively worse with age.

So far my skin went through a breakout phase last week (Wk 2) which seems to be thankfully tapering off. There was some skin peeling, lots of dryness, not only of the skin, but of the eyes and the inside of my nose. I use Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturing lotion and that seems to help if I apply it in the mornign and before I go to bed. I've also experienced some weird muscle, joint and all-body pain a couple of days ago, but the most annoying and persistent side effect of all for me is the chapped lips. I cannot function without some sort of lip balm or chapstick and I am still to find one that will make this problem more tollerable. My lips feel like cracked sandpaper. What have you used successfully to help with this?

I am really determined to stick with this and see it though to the end, so I am happy to see others posting their experiences here.

Hey there I finished my 5 month absorica treatment a few weeks ago.  I found that having aquaphor on my lips all day, everyday helped the most.  When my lips got severely chapped, which they did, twice, I put maximum strength OTC cortisone cream on them followed by aquaphor.  I did that several times a day for about two days and they healed nicely.  Feel free to message me if you have any questions or want advice, I had to (and still do) deal with a ton of side effects during my course.

#3412616 Ipledge "lock-Out" After Switching Providers? Help!

Posted by OilyAcneQueen on 06 February 2014 - 01:25 PM

Call iPledge directly and find out.  They helped me out one time when I called because I was having issues accessing my monthly no-babies questions.  Their number is 1-866-495-0654.  Call center is open Monday-Saturday 9am-12am EST.  This info is also on the home page of the iPledge website.

#3410002 Accutane 10Mg Questions, Should I Higher My Dose?

Posted by OilyAcneQueen on 23 January 2014 - 05:53 PM

I'm currently 45kg and am currently on 60mg of accutane (Absorica).  I in my 5th month now, but started out at 30mg the first month then bumped up to 60mg in month two.  I did get more side effects and drier skin when I was bumped up to 60mg, but I also think being on the higher dose helped clear my acne sooner.  I'm currently 100% clear and had a total of about 4-5 pimples in month 4.  I had dry patches of skin on my arms and have been struggling with eczema on the tops of my hands.  The best cream I found to use both all over your body every day and a few times a day on your dry patches, rashes, or eczema is Aveeno Eczema Therapy Cream.  It works better than CeraVe SA cream and all kinds of other random creams I've tried.   Bring the rashes up to your derm and they can prescribe you a steroid cream.  I haven't had too much luck even with the strongest steroid cream available (clobetasol), but they may help you.