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African American Woman on Accutane

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Day 52

Doing the same things and added asprin masks about 3 weeks ago (I know I know, terrible at updating) really liked it for a while. Plumped, tightened and smoothed my skin. Then like many others I developed what seemed liked a heat rash and discontinued use. I might resume again in about two weeks. I liked it that much ))) Side effects: Raised skin on my arm like a heat rash, enlarged pores on my face and dry skin. I've also noticed that it's thinned my skin a bit because I keep getting these little scratches I know nothing about. Smooth sailing so far thrilled actually. Still at 40 mg a day will be increased to 80 next month. Also notice when I drink it gives my skin a very dull look - thinking it's my liver saying NO! Trust me I'm listening.

Glaminmotion

Glaminmotion

02/23/2010

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02/23/2010

 

African American Female Accutane day 31

Today I went to the doctor to reup )) Lab work was good and no actives for about a week! He said he wanted to boost me up to 80 mg a day but I asked to remain on 40 for one more month. I have a trip in 11 days and can't risk an IB while on my trip. I've been asking on this blog for several days now about drinking while on accutane as I plan to have a all out great time on my trip to no avail. I asked the nurse and she said it was fine in moderation "we just don't want you to get shit faced" LOL. Gotta love it! Anyway all good waiting to go on IPledge and get this next show on the rd. Skin is looking good by the way )))

Glaminmotion

Glaminmotion

02/01/2010

 

African American Female Accutane day 30

Skin type: Combination -Oily forehead, nose & chin and dry everywhere else (Until Tane & now just DRY-LOL) Days on Accutane: 17 Trouble areas: mostly lower half of my face back and chest. Vitamins/Supplements: Omega 3, FlaxSeed, Super B-Complex & Echinacea plus vitamin C Water: At least 1 gallon daily Face wash: CeraVe Moisturizer: Cerave/ Shea Butter Toner: None My skin is almost looking normal. It's still darker than normal but that I can live with. Before It was ashen and had a little green LOL. My make up I used to used no longer an option. The natural line on my lips is gone too (I knew that was going to happen - friend warned me). Just so happy to be getting back to normal. Noticed things started looking better after I returned to working out. That and I decided to hang my head upside down for at least 5 minutes a day (my theory is more blood to the face the faster the healing). I'm quirky like that so it might just be all in my head. Either way I LIKE- I LIKE!!! Tomorrow I go to the doctor. I'm going to ask him about all of the suppliments I'm taking, facials, LED lights, adult beverages, threading and henna. He is going to hate me!!! Oh well I reup tomorrow so I have to get online to try to find cheaper meds Good night. PS I'm having my bags under my eyes - I'm thinking it might be sinus but I'll ask about it too. Anyone had this problem?

Glaminmotion

Glaminmotion

02/01/2010

 

African American Accutane day 25

Who I am: I'm a 30+ African American woman praying to heal. Skin type: Combination -Oily forehead, nose & chin and dry everywhere else (Until Tane & now just DRY-LOL) Days on Accutane: 25 Trouble areas: mostly lower half of my face back and chest. Vitamins/Supplements: Omega 3, FlaxSeed, Super B-Complex & Echinacea plus vitamin C Water: At least 1 gallon daily Face wash: CeraVe Moisturizer: Cerave/ Shea Butter Toner: None. Ok so I haven't updated this blog in a while. My face is still very discolored and seems to have lost elasticity ugh. My pores are visably larger. I had a facial yesterday in hopes that she would do lots of extractions (I now have clogged pores- ie my cheeks and chin are clogged in the same way your nose is clogged and when you push stuff comes out). I had two very dry actives, one under my eye and one on my jawline. Both were handled with little effort. Still drinking lots of water. My face although pretty clear is looking horrible. Trying everything, water, excercise, hanging upside down (I'm weird like that), still hasn't helped. Slight headache yesterday. I think it was sinus and not the tane. Hope all is well.

Glaminmotion

Glaminmotion

01/28/2010

 

African American Accutane day 20

Who I am: I'm a 30+ African American woman with zits that I never want to see again! Skin type: Combination -Oily forehead, nose & chin and dry everywhere else (Until Tane & now just DRY-LOL) Days on Accutane: 17 Trouble areas: mostly lower half of my face back and chest. Vitamins/Supplements: Omega 3, FlaxSeed, Super B-Complex & Echinacea plus vitamin C Water: At least 1 gallon daily Face wash: CeraVe Moisturizer: Cerave/ Shea Butter Toner: None. Should I? Side affects: Skin discoloration , SUPER dry skin on my face, dry lips, hardened stool & the consequences, thinning hair, joint cracking and a stiff neck today. Good news!!!!! My face is at 80% of it's normal pigment )) However I look like i've aged by 10 years because of the dryness. I'm using Shea butter and CeraVe um still not working. I'm going to get a facial tomorrow! It has to help )) Mood is just indifferent. Haven't been motivated to get out and do anything but that's normal. Hope all is well!!!

Glaminmotion

Glaminmotion

01/21/2010

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02/23/2010

 

African American Female On Accutane Day 17 Intro:

Hello Hopefuls (isn't that what we all are )), I've been online a lot lately checking different blogs & EVERYTHING Accutane and I just can't seem to find the information that answers my specific issue. I'm an African American woman who developed adult acne at 23. I'm considerably older now and 5'11 with an athletic frame )) I’ve always been athletic, out going and attractive (hope that doesn't offend anyone). While in high school I had the very occasional zit but never needed makeup for anything until 23. That's when the frequency and number of bumps increased. Blah Blah Blah tried everything- finally got placed on Accutane. Today is day 17 but according to the blogs I’m very a typical. I'm on 2 20 mg pills a day (40 mg). Day two my lips were super dry as well as my skin. Perhaps it's because I had retinoid in my skin two days b4 starting the treatment or maybe because of hypersensitivity. Either way I noticed. Day five I noticed my skin was really red (I figured this stuff is really working). Then on day 10 I one of the dumbest things to date. While at a spa, I did what I had so many times before, lay out on the rocks - hello the red lights were UV. Stayed for, oh about 20 minutes. Didn't occur to me that I was artificially sun bathing until the next day I noticed my skin was not only red but darker. It took two more days for the full color to come in. Needless to say when I walk by a mirror it's shocking. Now most of the redness has gone but my skin seems to have an olive tone - quite interesting. On an acne note (my skin broke out like it does when I've received a sever sunburn) but now is almost 100% healed and I have little bumps under my skin that look like clogged pores. Other side affects include dryness through out my entire body *, shedding of hair (had some of this before but now it's pronounced) and yeah dried out discolored skin. Spoke to the nurse and explained what happened she said I was probably more sensitive to the lamps and tanned but that it too shall pass. This is a shade I've never been before and it's uneven and it's making me look old. My fiancé is running around calling me mocca - he thinks it's hilarious. I'm usually considered a light skin African American but looking at me now I think my tone is that of a darker skinned Indian (from India) or a native of Morocco. Needless to say my make up, NOT GOING TO WORK. SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME IT'S OK. PS Going to a HUGE event in 26 days ) Would like to look close to “normal†for it. Creating better tomorrows, Me

Glaminmotion

Glaminmotion

01/18/2010

 

African American Accutane day 17

So I'm no longer going to be a voyeur and I feel like it's only fare that I start a blog. I'm kinda off the cuff so this might not be the place to post this but I'm sure you guys and gals will get me pointed in the right direction. Who I am: I'm a 30+ African American woman with zits that I never want to see again! Skin type: Combination -Oily forehead, nose & chin and dry everywhere else (Until Tane & now just DRY-LOL) Days on Accutane: 17 Trouble areas: mostly lower half of my face back and chest. Vitamins/Supplements: Omega 3, FlaxSeed, Super B-Complex & Echinacea plus vitamin C Water: At least 1 gallon daily Face wash: CeraVe Moisturizer: Cerave/ Shea Butter Toner: None. Should I? Side affects: Skin discoloration , dry skin, dry lips, hardened stool & the consequences thinning hair and extra cracking in knees (I'm an athlete so cracking comes with the territory). I will continue to update this as a way to document my progress and side affects (not sure if I should say effects here). Join me on my journey feel free to comment and help and laugh and cry with me along the way. I'll try to keep it interesting but in the days that it's not - Sorray (please say it out loud and if that doesn't make you laugh then say it again) Also have to ask my doctor what's the hard limits on adult beverages ... Next month I really planned on getting it in for at least 2 days. Does anyone know ?

Glaminmotion

Glaminmotion

01/18/2010

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