Happened a lot quicker, i guess since this is the second time around. About a week in
Broke out all over my face except not really visible, smaller pimples. Eyebrows, earlobes, a few inside my ears. Worst was the bass of the nose where it touches your face, both sides had big ones that also really hurt.
Hadn't been putting on lotion and face started to peel today. I use bio-oil. Since there was a layer of dry skin, it didn't really absorb when i did.
Went to an eye doctor since i ran out of contacts, last time i just wore glasses. She told me to use a lubricating eye drops about 30 minutes before i put in my contacts....so like first thing in the morning before i jump into the shower.
Other than that, all is good.
So i got back on accutane again. Its been a little over a year since i finished. Just go back to my first entry or 2 to see why i started.
Everything was great for a while. My plan was to get chemical peels which seemed to help before i started accutane, but never quite did the trick. Dually help with the acne and get rid of the hyper-pigmentation.
I had issues with the dermatologist and never went through. It was more personal. I met with him before i finished and he scheduled another appointment for 3 months after. I make it to that appointment and he schedules another appointment for 3 months later, with absolutely NOTHING being done, no real plan, just gave me some stuff that didn't work before for they hyper-pigmentation. NExt appointment, 6 moths after i finished, when some dermatologists start to do peels, he doesn't even show up, sends in a physicians assistant. I get a little bit frustrated so finally she goes and gets him and he prescribes sunblock......also its a small town and i'm from a well to do family. He's talking about options that are in my price range, but then starts going off on how he'll try to find me more affordable options. I felt insulted. Said he won't do anything for 6 more months and schedules another appointment 3 months later. So i never went back.
Was doing at home peels, but about 2 months ago, my face starts to get pretty oily....not as bad as before i started, but pretty bad and i really start breaking out. Face was basically clear of all dark spots until 2 months ago, since then, they are starting to accumulate.
Decided to just go full strength since i didn't have any real issues last time. Sorta. I"m 72 kg....doing 80 mg, but starting the first week at 40 mg and then going 80 from there.
I'm on day 5 right now, still to early into it to have to worry about lotion and all that stuff.
LAst time, i did have an issue with my eyelashes. They are pretty long and they were irritating my eyelids. So i cut them, on the first day, but a bit too short, still average length of men's lashes, but short for me and i can notice why we have them.
The whole thing is messing with me mentally. I do age well and look younger than i am. I'm about to turn 27, my career has been moving in the right direction, i have a destructive resume. People always thought i was in my early 20's, now i look like i'm in my teens, and people aren't taking me quite as seriously. No offense to teens, but yeah, for me that's not good. I get carded for cigarettes (which isn't bad or good, just letting you know i do look young).
I'm running a business, and had a meeting today, hadn't met the lady yet. She didn't believe I was the person she was suppose to talk to. The owner is my only boss and he has shown up maybe 3 times in the past 6 months. A few people referred to me as "boss" as they walked by and she was finally confident i was the guy, but yeah, it didn't go well.
Its been about 3 weeks since i finished.
Lips are only slightly chapped, I haven't been putting anything on them.
Face, i use the cetaphil with moisturized face wash and that's pretty much good enough. Once my face did start to turn white a few weeks ago. For the most part, the moisturizer in the face wash lasts me the entire day. At night, a little bit of lotion helps, but if i'm staying in, I don't bother.
Skin in general is still paper thin. It scratches off fairly easily.
In the past 3 weeks, had about 4 pimples. All tiny. They went away with in 2 days. Popped 1 and it left no mark.
tendonitis in ankles is still there, but not as bad. Toes stopped hurting.
I should be done by now, but new work schedule, and other work related things. I keep waiting to take a pill until i eat, but i get so busy and forget to eat, or forget to take the pill.....anyways, have 4 days worth left....might take me 2 weeks to get through it.
Getting the occasional small pimple...seems to be the day after i forget to moisturize. Just about all the raised scars i had are gone.....just one left that's by my eyebrow and almost not noticeable.
Tendinitis in ankles are still bad....took a week off accutane and it almost went away.....started back on the accutane and took almost 2 months off weight lifting and it stayed. ....so i'm thinking thats the pill. Its not crippling bad....right now after a 12 hour day, i'm hobbling around, but not really too painful. Sometimes it flares up. Back track a bit, new years i went to this club / festival thing, danced for almost 7 hours straight, completely fine, but after the 30 minute car ride home i had trouble walking, was fine the following morning. So again, nothing that really affects me, more of an inconvenience.
All my toes on my left foot hurt, sorta a throbbing pain....i don't think it has anything to do with the pill, but i figured i'd just list it. If it was the pill, i dont' see why it wouldn't affect both feet. I didn't run into anything i can think of. Think it has more to do with the shoes i wear and trying to walk around in snow.
Hyperpigmentation is less than it was this time last year, but more than when i stopped doing the chemical peels.
Just ready to get some moisture back in my face, I just started applying for jobs again. Hoping to have a few interviews soon.
Could've been my last week. I got sick and started on antibiotics. Something fine to mix with accutane, but an hour after taking it i got a migraine. Realized while being sick i didn't nuture my 6 redbull-a-day caffiene addiction. Drank a redbull and the migraine left in 15 minutes. Still freaked me out, so i decided to stop taking the accutane till i'm done. Probably unnecessary, but someone just quit at work and i don't have time to be out of it.
Broke out slightly 3 days after i stopped. 1 big pimple and a few medium sized ones....maybe its just the antibiotics working on things differently than the accutane.
Probably go full strength for the 5th month instead of half. I was super oily to begin with, so the extra month might be necessary