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Oratane (Accutane) Treatment > Day 18: Update

Posted 14 June 2014

It's been about a week since my last post, and there have been lots of changes since then. 
My skin has broken out around my mouth (extremely annoying and slightly painful with the really dry lips), and my forehead. They tend to be the ones that build up from underneath the surface of my skin, and get red/swollen. The ones around my mouth are...

Oratane (Accutane) Treatment > Day 10: Update

Posted 07 June 2014

So I'm halfway into week 2, just took pill #10, and it's not too bad. My skin is moderately dry, some flakiness, my lips are quite dry and hurt (as was expected), and my joints don't feel bad. New pimples have surfaced near my hairline and above my upper lip which are clustered, but they tend to subside if they aren't agitated or have any makeup on them....

Oratane (Accutane) Treatment > Day 4: Update

Posted 31 May 2014

It's now day 4 of taking the treatment. I have noticed some new pimples, but nothing super drastic. They typically pop on their own after I wash my face. I'm trying to wear the least amount of makeup as possible, drinking LOTS of water, and moisturizing regularly. My lips haven't gotten dry yet, but I apply Blistex often in order to delay it as much as po...

Oratane (Accutane) Treatment > Day 1: The Journey Begins

Posted 28 May 2014

First day ever taking Oratane (Accutane). I took Accutane when I lived at home in Canada, but had to come off of it because I couldn't meet the blood test dates due to moving to Australia. Now, I'm back on their version of Accutane, so we'll see where this goes! 
While on Accutane, I had some progress. I wasn't on it for very long, and I did h...