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Day 59- On Crutches

I went to see the Orthopedic surgeon 2 days ago and he put me on crutches. He sent me for an MRI and I get the results on Friday.. He couldn't tell what was wrong until he looked at the MRI results but it is definitely a problem with my hip. I've looked online (I know I shouldn't) and I have all the symptoms of a stress fracture of the hip.. Hoping that its not a fracture. I just know I'll be taken off Accutane if thats the case. I am also concerned as to the amount of posts I found on the web

Msneevyg

Msneevyg

03/31/10

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10/11/10

 

Day 53- ER visit for major Hip pain

Haven't updated in a while as all has been well. My skin looks great (not perfect) - have not broken out 'at all' in ages. I do still have lots of pin like open pore marks on and around my nose and cheeks. Some white heads deep under the skin under my lips and my skin is too red to go without makeup. When I have gone without it strangers have asked where I got the sunburn Now for the uh-oh moment.. I've been experiencing discomfort in my hip joints since my derm upped my dosage to 60mg's..

Msneevyg

Msneevyg

03/26/10

 

Day34 - Side effects from mixing meds

Just a quick word of warning.. My derm put me on a 5 day course of Valtrex to treat a cold sore, she was nervous about it spreading as my skin was so dry... I ended up feeling rotten - nausea, brain fog and a rash on my stomach.. Think the combo pushed me over the edge. Stopped the Valtrex and I feel fine now. Cold sore cleared up v. quickly anyhow. My skin is starting to break out on my face again, not hudge cycsts but lots of redness and ruddiness and my pores look like teeny crat

Msneevyg

Msneevyg

03/06/10

 

Dose upped to 60MG a day

So.. where to start.. I had my first Dr. apt today since starting. She said my bloodwork was good but expected me to be more broken out. She wants to see everything deep down coming to the service. So, I'll be adding another 20mg's per day in the morning, bringing me to a total of 60 mg's per day. She told me to expect to break out a lttle bit more over the next couple of weeks - ugh! My face still looks good but my neck is now covered in loads of tiny pimples - I never really got many pi

Msneevyg

Msneevyg

03/03/10

 

Day 25 - Looking good, Loving my dry hair!!

Skin is looking good - tone is even, no new breakouts. The couple of cycsts I had are all going away, yeah!.. and.. much quicker than they usually do. I still have lots of blackheads and whiteheads, skin feels like sandpaper so I'm hoping that they will all be gone soon. I'm kinda nervous that things are so good so soon.. I mean its certainly not perfect but I can't remember the last time my skin looked this good. I think what we (people with Acne) and what others consider good skin are tw

Msneevyg

Msneevyg

02/26/10

 

Day 20, My Whine about Wine

I woke up with the mother of all headaches. I got together with a group of girlfriends last night and had A glass of wine. My dermatolgist told me that I could drink in moderation. Moderation my ass - 1 glass of wine gave me this earth shattering all day migrane... I even consumed 4 glasses of water while drinking that one glass of wine (just in case).. Lesson learned - absolutely no more drinking for me. Guess my poor liver can't handle it. Skin wise - My cysts are all drying out. I now ha

Msneevyg

Msneevyg

02/21/10

 

Day 19 - Well I picked and I'm paying the consequences...

Quick update. My blackheads were looking way too big and inviting last night.. I thought I could gently ease them out.. I covered my finger tips in tissue and applied gentle pressure. Some of the BH's came out but all the skin came off the tip of my nose with it I litteraly took the whole top layer off, it was red and raw underneath. So here I sit with a plump red, scabby honker. Hope I learned my lesson! My hips are getting sore, feel like a granny - aching everytime I get out of the ch

Msneevyg

Msneevyg

02/19/10

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02/23/10

 

Day 18 - First Blog Entry

Reading blogs on here helped me to decide to finally try Accutane. Being a working mother of 2 toddlers, I honestly don't have a spare moment but felt I should share my experience in the hope it will help someone like me.. To get started let me share some back round info.... I have had cystic acne since my early teens. I never really made an issue of it, feeling embarrassed that I would appear vain by looking for help. I finally started Minocycline on and off around age of 25. Hated

Msneevyg

Msneevyg

02/18/10

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