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Accutane Round II, Week 7 Summary

Looks like the worst of the initial breakout is tapering off.  It's slowed down considerably, and is less red.  As for side effects, my nose is so dry that I wake up with it filled with dry blood every day and it hurts to blow my nose.  Also my heels have started to hurt when I'm sitting for long periods of time.  My hands are a bit dry but not every day. 

Fiveby5ive

Fiveby5ive

04/15/19

Accutane Round II, Week 6 Summary

Accutane Round II, Week 6 Summary

My hands have developed the standard Accutane rash.  They are cracking and have red bumps.  I've had to stop using pretty much any lotion I've used so far, as they all burn.  I'm now just using Vaseline and shea butter.   My nose is also very dry and yet runny at the same time.  Whenever I blow my nose, blood comes out. As for my skin, I'm still on the IB stage.  I have only just started moisturizing, as my skin is dry for the first time this round.  I'm using the Live Clean facial moi

Fiveby5ive

Fiveby5ive

04/06/19

 

Accutane Round II, Week 5 Summary

The initial breakout continues.  Looking at my first week versus now, my skin has arguably gotten worse.  Albeit, the first photo I took was immediately after using an Amazonian Clay Mask, so I'm sure that had something to do with its appearance.  Still, it's frustrating. My lips have started to crack and bleed a little bit, and my nose is very dry but stuffed with dried blood.  Once again that's the only side effect I've experienced so far. 

Fiveby5ive

Fiveby5ive

03/30/19

 

Accutane Round II, Week 4 Summary

Dosage: 20mg in the morning; 30mg in the evening. Major setback this week.  A number of large, deep, painful cysts popped up on both sides of my jaw.  It is also the first week I've seen signs of dryness on my face.  Obviously it's Purge Time.  On the plus side, I haven't had to wash my hair in almost 10 days, and I've got coloured hair so that's a big help.   I got my eyebrows threaded last weekend and had some very superficial scabbing afterward.  Still considering sugaring for my bi

Fiveby5ive

Fiveby5ive

03/23/19

 

Accutane Round II, Week 3 Summary

Maybe I'm imagining it, but I feel like last time I was on Accutane I saw more improvement at this point.  Today is the end of Week 3 and while my hair and skin is less oily, my lips are on fire, my acne remains very much present and angry-looking.  Last time I was on 60mg; this time I'm on 50.  Maybe the difference in dosage really makes that much of a difference. No side effects, aside from dry lips.   I have a blood test coming up on Thursday and I'm dreading it.  When I was on Accu

Fiveby5ive

Fiveby5ive

03/16/19

 

Accutane Round II, Week 2 Summary

Recap: 20mg in the morning; 30mg in the evening. Female, 32, cystic hormonal acne. Second time on Accutane. My skin hasn't improved at all, in that there is still a stead influx of breakouts, consistent with before I started the medication.  What has changed is that the breakouts are far less painful and shrink more rapidly. I can have a massive cyst form on Day 1, and by Day 3 it's already on its way back down. My oiliness has remained consistent with pre-Accutane, so I continue to use my

Fiveby5ive

Fiveby5ive

03/09/19

 

Accutane Round II, Week 1 Summary

I started on Accutane last week, 3 years after my first round on it. My dosage is 20mg in the morning and 30mg in the evening. I'm also taking 30mg of Cymbalta. My lips started chapping by Day 4 and today, Day 8, I'm married to my lip balm.  I am still using the Anthony Glycolic Cleanser I was using prior to starting, but have noticed dryness around my mouth as of today, so I'll probably scale it back to every other day and eventually phase it out with a less harsh cleanser.  I recall from

Fiveby5ive

Fiveby5ive

03/02/19

 

Here we go again

Almost exactly to the day I first started Accutane, I am starting my second round 3 years later.  My acne disappeared for about 2 years - not a single breakout during that time.  My oil production started creeping back pretty fast, though.  Then about a year ago, there was a gradual and steady increase of cystic acne on my chin and cheeks that has only gotten worse with time.  I tried the standard things that I'm sure everyone here has tried (changing my pillowcase more frequently, pulling my ha

Fiveby5ive

Fiveby5ive

02/21/19

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03/14/19

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