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Details of my experience with accutane

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Day 14

2 weeks! This morning my nose bled unfortunately, and during Track I felt dehydrated. My nose is still a little flaky and lips are the same old. Improving with a couple new random bumps. I've noticed that the bumps I get now are the old clogged pores coming up to the surface and pushing out. So I just popped and squeezed every little clogged pore and milia looking small bumps. Gross I know but I believe that you NEED to pop every thing with the gross white stuff inside or you'll scar. Because if you just let that stuff dissolve back into your skin, I think your skin would kind of damage and permanently scar. Anyways the sides of my nose is flaky but I'm still oily. My IB seemed to stop on my forehead and targeting more on the sides of my cheeks (my actual problem areas). Everything looks like it's still pushing out, but nonetheless I feel improvement and healing. I'm just going to be patient. I have a feeling I'll clear up nicely by the end of the month.

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

 

Day 13

I have a lot to write about today haha sorry in advanced for the length! Face is way smoother and less bumps. I notice a big change today no joke . My friend commented once again, "You are definitely going to be perfect for prom" I was very happy and some of my friends noticed and said "Looks like no pimples, but a little rash" I think this was the scabby parts haha and lastly my boyfriend told me my nose looks like a lizard because of the flaky dry skin from blowing it so much lol thanks a lot fag haha he just keeps telling me to take vitamin c and drink lots of water because he thinks this drug is going to kill me or something hah but nonetheless good advice. I also envy his skin its perfectly clear and he doesn't even wash his face LOL which is totally confusing to me. Anyways yeah definite improvement and one of my friends told me how the skin regenerates and goes in 2 week cycles and coincidentally tomorrow will be my "two week mark." So no new bumps today, I feel like the IB is over finally. So there is hope accutane people, that an IB doesn't have to last months or weeks even. My IB noticeably started Day 5 and stopped around Day 13 so that is approximately 8 days about 1 week and 1 day. Recap on my IB: it was a little worse than the normal breakout, it was bad to me though like they say YOU ARE YOUR WORST CRITIC. So during that dark week, THANK GOD it was over Spring Break, I barely went out, was very unsocial, lazy, and pessimistic, checking the mirror every hour, and just complaining and whining to my mom. I realized that when school started again and as I was forced to leave the house, I was happier and with more socializing helped speed up the healing process? Friends, socializing, fun = less stress = less acne So all in all the IB was really not that bad and everyone who is scared of the IB and debating over accutane, it's just like my regular breakout but a little worse but if you can handle one more breakout and be patient for long lasting clear skin, I think its worth it Another thing to talk about is I went to track and spent about 2 hours in the sun. I used the Coopertone Sport Sunscreen 50 SPF and its for your face and is labeled "won't clog pores, oil-free." It worked pretty good, I don't feel burned and I'm still a honey-beige color Although whenever I wash my face, right after I'm a little red but it goes away after 10 minutes. But yeah, I'm going to continue using the sunscreen. The only annoying side effect for today is my flaky, dry nose! My friends constantly told me every period when it was dry so I would take out my sunscreen because that is all I had and I would reapply. So today I'm going to gently exfoliate the sides of my nose and load up on some vaseline before I go to bed. And for my lips they are fine just reapplying my chap stick as much as I can. After each set of our workout today, I ran over to my backpack to get some chapstick haha. Lastly, I will be uploading my 1 month pictures soon and sorry I did not take a before I just kind of forgot about life when I got my IB. Stay tuned haha.

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

 

Day 12

Still breaking out but not as much, I feel like things are really healing. The same friend who said, "wow your face broke out" told me today "wow your face look A LOT better" better application of make up perhaps haha? but I do really feel like I'm finally healing from the IB. I noticed my nose was a lot flakier today and dryer than usual got to start moisturizing more ehh I just hate the consistency of moisturizer... does anyone feel that way as well? I don't know maybe I just hate it because I hate the feeling of applying sticky gooey consistency onto a bumpy face ehh. My lips are more or less the same dry. I've noticed that my eyes get a little dry now, and it feels much better with my contacts in for some reason. Another weird thing is that whenever I have my glasses on for awhile the grips that rest on the bridge of my nose leave bright red sunburned looking marks and leaves the skin very sensitive.. weirddd i know. I guess my skin is super sensitive because of the accutane. No nosebleeds, minor stiff back So I'm nervous about going to track practice tomorrow because I feel like my skin is going to burn from the sun. I haven't gone to practice for two days because of my ridiculous cold, but I need to go even though I'm still congested because I need to train but I am nervous. I'm going to load up on the sunscreen Other than that, I feel slight improvement and hopefully accutane kicks in full drive and takes care of my acne for goooood .. almost at the 2 week mark !

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

 

Day 11

Doing pretty good emotionally , my face is still not that great especially with my IB still in session yikes but it's whatever I started using moisturizer this morning in order to apply my make up and I'm not dry at all, more oily which is odd because I'm wondering when accutane will start taking care of the oily stuff...but patience is a virtue so I'm hanging in there uhm i finally went out in public and it brought my social spirits back, saw all my friends even though i wasn't looking too hot it brought comfort and support. Although most of my girl friends did say "So I'm guessing you started the pill" they knew that this breakout was a little out of proportion than my normal 2-3 pimples and clogged pores look...despite the obvious observations they were encouraging and anticipated flawless skin So as of right now I still have bumps scattered around the sides of my chin and on the sides of my cheeks and lips are still the normal, moderate dry andd only 169 day left until I'm done with this! haha Had a very sleepless night, so I'm going to take a nap and study my life away got millions of AP exams and Sat's next month uhhh

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

 

Day 10

Day 10 finally, I feel like my break out is getting a little better and everything is calming a little. My face is not that dry, but when i wake up I have some flakes here and there nothing crazy. My lips are dry, but no more or less just like it was since it first became dry. My back is still stiff but I'm starting to think its because I have a cold/flu because whenever i'm sick, my body generally aches. What else, oh no bloody nose today ... and no other side effects .. my scalp is not that itchy and my body is not dry or itchy either. Left side of my cheek, forehead, and right cheek is getting better but as we all know when it heals and scabs it looks actually worse :/ Getting some small little bumps on the sides of my chin but not a big deal. In a nutshell: -Neutral improvement, nothing worse and nothing better -Side effects: Dry lips mostly nothing else really to be pointed out -Emotionally still not very happy nor content Oh I now started to take Milk Thistle for my liver, Vitamin E to help the skin regenerate faster, Vitamin C because I hear accutane suppresses your immune system and it helps absorb the pill better, and Mineral Calcium for my joints (in case of any joint pain), and Super EPA (it is like a superman of fish oil or omega 3's haha) this is to help with the absorption of accutane and is also good for skin regeneration i hear.... I don't want any body complications while I'm on this as you can see! Happy Easter everyone!

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

 

Day 9

So, this stuff is no joke. I woke up this morning with a bloody nose, lasted for like 10 minutes. Then after an hour it bled some more for about 10 minutes .. -_- its whatever though haha Still breaking out what i mean by this is like a new pimple everyday, but when i first got my IB it was like 3-4 at once so at least its one a day but still so frustrating because I usually don't break out this bad. Seems like all the nasty stuff is pushing out, hopefully this goes away soonnnnn My face is still dry but managing better and my lips are still dry but managing oh also i noticed after i washed my face and as i was straightening out my back it was really stiff and sore and i felt like an old grandma haha that is probably the accutane because never have any joint/bone/back issues. If anyone is experiencing an IB or want to give any suggestions PLEASE feel free to comment because I would love advice, support, and comments in general! Now this is where I'm going to be a little more pessimistic.. This sucksss real bad like i hate this initial breakout, I feel like an ugly beast really. Why can't I just have good skin genes?! I hate these random nose bleeds, my dry lips, and being stuck in my house ughh.

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

 

Day 8

Definitely broke out and experiencing my IB. My left cheek is just disgusting, I would consider this one of my bad breakouts. I was wondering if you guy could tell me how long your IB lasted? I have a huge dilemma because prom is in 2 weeks! Fingers crossed? I also just got the flu/cold yesterday and stayed in bed all day. I was achy, feverish, and so weak along with a runny, congested, plugged nose. It was horrible, but i managed to not take ANY medication and fight through it naturally. Today I feel so much better and proud that I didn't have to pop even more pills. Although I'm feeling better, my skin begs to differ. My forehead broke out which usually stays clear, both sides of my cheek but more on my left. I am so frustrated, but hopefully it will calm down soon because my spring break ends in 3 more days . I am dry, the sides of my nose especially because I keep having to blow it ever 5 minutes because of my cold haha and whenever I wake up I have flakes everywhere disgusting I know.. Also my lips are dryer than before and i switched chap sticks from burts and bees to the classic chapstick strawberry flavor it seems to work better. My scalp is also very itchy even though I use dandruff shampoo. Hope to clear up soon and manage my dryness better!

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

 

Day 6

So today is the end of day 6 and i am pretty dry and my lips are more dry can't leave without chap stick. I'm breaking out not too bad but still annoying on the sides of my cheeks and the middle of my forehead. I also noticed that i heal faster than usual which is good .. uhm that's all but i really hope this IB goes away soon because prom is in 2-3 weeks! Going to continue drinking lots of water, eating healthy, and moisturizing!

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

 

Day 5

So tonight is the end of day 5 and I am on 60 mg/day which is a high dosage for a small girl with moderate acne but it's whatever. My nose is peeling, especially the sides and it burns. It's very irritating. My skin is already peeling and dry and my lips are dry but very manageable. Often when I blow my nose in the mornings, blood will stain my tissue but a persistent flow never happens. My scalp is slightly itchy but nothing crazy. Other than the well-anticipated side effects, I have been experiencing a small little break out on my forehead, and a couple of bumps on my cheeks and chin. I honestly believe this to be my IB which is annoying, but not very severe so that's good. I'm quite surprised on how the side effects took place so soon and my IB... maybe it just means i'll clear up soon as well? Fingers crossed.

vegasgirl

vegasgirl

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