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A Journal of My Accutane Experience

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Not sure what day im on. But its the 3rd month

So I just got back from my 3rd doctor appointment. I got bumped up from 60mg to 80 mg because I'm still getting large cystic acne, so we'll see how that goes. I still have dry skin on my nose and my scalp is killing me! Its so increadibly itchy. My doctor gave me some topical for it but it isn't helping much. I got switched to the generic Yaz but its my first day of it so I'm not too sure if I'm going to react to it differently or anything. I hope i don't My skin is looking a little better and my back and chest are looking WAY better so I'm kind of excited about that. But I'm super sensitive to the sun so it really blows that i can't tan. Sorry I haven't posted in a month. Not much happened so you didn't miss much. I don't have internet so I'm trying this on my phone. Haha I'll post when something changes

Amberly

Amberly

07/09/2010

 

Day 26

Sorry i havent been on for a while. Extra busy. And well there still isnt much to report on. The flakeyness has really gone down THANK GOD. But my face is still dry and im putting lotion on after i get out of the shower. My hair is also signifigantly less gressy which is a huge plus. I used to absolutely have to take a shower every day but now i can every other day if i wanna My lips are really really dry still so i have to put on chapstick a rediculous ammount. I went canoeing about a week ago and my arms got super burnt so im pretty sure i am a little more sensitive to the sun but i am also extreamly fair. So i dont think the extra extra sensitivity will stop me from tanning. i will probably just not tan alot. Uhmm something new is that my skin seems extra fragile. I have to admit that i do still pick at my face alot. i cant help it but the last few times ive broken the skin super easily and then it scabbs and ill prolly get even more scars... so im really trying to stop. Ill probably talk to you guys nnext week. Im going out of town this weekend for my birthday!! ttyl

Amberly

Amberly

05/28/2010

 

Day 14

Howdy all So i guess you can say that the initial breakout has begun i guess. Or at least i think it has haha. I have like 4 cysts and my blackheads seem to be "coming out". Uhh i cant wait for this to be over!!! My nose, face and lips are endlessly dry and my mouth cracked open on the very corners so i cant open my mouth all the way. Ive been putting lotion on all the time but it doesnt seem to be helping much and my lips just suck up the chapstick like nothing. My head and body get pretty itchy at times but its manageable. Ive managed to pop two of the really big ones which is probably a bad idea and might leave scars but i just couldnt help myself. They were just gross. So far i have missed two doses but i guess its not a biggie. The first time i missed it was like maybe a week into it. And the second time was a few days ago. But it stays in your system for a bit so i think everything is good. But i guess thats all i have to say for the night. Ttyl P.S. I almost forgot to tell you that i think im getting the blurry vision from the accutane. ive worn glasses for like 2 years but my vision isnt bad enough to where i have to wear glasses all the time. And i rarely wear them unless i have a headache. But lately ive noticed that its harder to focus and far distances are blurier. But yeah. Thought you'd like to know.

Amberly

Amberly

05/17/2010

 

Day 11

So today was a little better, my face is still dry but a little less flakey I still havent had the initial breakout which i have to say is starting to piss me off. I mean im not looking forward to it but i'd rather get it over with sooner than later. And get my clear skin asap. I havent seen much of any difference in my skin besides the dry ness. My lips feel really funny though lol. They are really dry but not the kinda dry where they crack and peel. They almost feel like i got a facial peel but just on my lips. Like just really dry and tight. Ive been putting on chapstick like crazy but it hasnt done much. I had really bad back pains last night while i was at work. But im not sure what to blame it on cause i used to get bad back pain so im not positive its the accutane. But my eyes are increadibly dry. They hurt alot and i can seem to keep them moist. But I'm going to bed im super tired. Nighty Night!!

Amberly

Amberly

05/14/2010

 

Day 9

Uhhh... I cant put enough lotion on my face to keep it not dry and flakey and even when it doesnt look all dry and flakey as soon as i put makeup on it shows everything. which it the total opposite of what im trying to do with makeup. and i still dont see anything happening to my face. dont know whats up with that. most people ive talked to or read about have had the initial breakout by now. and to make matters worse i lost both of my chapsticks!! sorry that this is just alot of bitching. So i didnt post yesterday for a few reasons. I had mad stomach pains. I'm not exactly sure how to explain them but they were prettty annoying. I also had a massive headache. My head is still pretty itchy too and my eyes get dry really fast. But yeah not much to really repot on but illl prolly be on here on friday, or at least next time anything changes. Talk to you then

Amberly

Amberly

05/12/2010

 

Day 7

Holy Cow!!!! Everything itches Especially my head, its killing me. I used a bbunch of conditioner tonight when i took a shower so hopefully that'll help out a little. But my whole body seems to be drying out. I still havent had the dreaded initial breakout, and lets just hope that it doesnt come and i go straight to healing! but i doubt i'll be that lucky. Uhmmm well i guess i'll just cover some stuff that i didnt in my first post. I've had acne since i was in 5th grade which i guess i was like 10 ish. I have more blackheads than anything. I'd say 85% of my acne is blackheads. Which is my whole chin, my whole nose, most of my forhead and on my chest. And the other 15% is the big pimples which i get on my cheeks and back which is where most of my scaring is too. I was put on this not because of the severety of my acne but because of how persistent it is. I am 110 lbs and i'm on 60 mg a day of Claravis. I'll be on it for at least 5 months but my doctor is pretty open to changing my miligrams and extending my treatment time depending on how i react. Along with the Claravis i'm on yaz birth control. Which i have got to say has been more annoying than the Claravis so far lol. I havent had any of the horrible side effects that everyone talks about but i cry over EVERYTHING now. its pretty rediculous. But yeah besides the dry skin i havent noticed really any differences. I hope i see some sort of change in the week to come. Or at least by my birthday which is at the end of the month. But i guess i've rambled enough for one post lol. If you want to know anything just ask! Ttyl

Amberly

Amberly

05/10/2010

 

First Entry and Day 6

Hi I'm Amberly lol. I started my Accutane, well actually im on claravis but its the same prettty much. but yeah im already rambling haha but i started it on may 3rd. so im not too far in but i have already noticed some side effects. i wash my face every night with philosophy purity all in one cleanser and yesterday after i washed my face my whole face was dry and flakey :/ which really sucks but i guesss its cool because i actually knoww that its working. so i put on moisturizer (which by the way i use cataphil moisturizing cream) which got rid of the flakeyness right away but it did bun a little around the creases of my nose. but some other side effects is that my face has been really red, which its always kinda red but it does seem redder than usual. and my nose seems dry. but im hoping that it doesnt start bleeding because i used to get bloody noses every day and so i got my nose caughtorized not too long ago. and ive noticed that my eyes seem kinda dry but idk if thats because ive been staring at the computer screen pretty much all day lol. and im not quite sure about my lips being dry because i use blistex and nivea kiss of moisture almost religiously for the past year or two. but yeah im going to try and post as much as i can and i hope i can help someone out P.S. Im sorry if i ramble and jump from subject to subject. I am not a good wrighter and this is how i talk in real life too haha.

Amberly

Amberly

05/09/2010

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