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Have to Stop Accutane

Hey guys, So I spoke with my doctor and it is an allergic reaction - either to the dyes and capsule or to the actual accutane itself. Hopefully it's only to the dyes and capsule, otherwise the accutane stays in your system for a month in which case my body will keep reacting to it...aka hives for a month. awesome right? so now I'm going on prescription meds for the hives. Grreattt. I really am so upset about this right now, because I have to stop my accutane course just 3 weeks into it

Orchid 580

Orchid 580

08/26/10

 

Developed Allergic Reaction to accutane

HIVES!!!! Okay so for the last couple of days I've been getting these itchy, tiny bumps on my legs and I thought they were flea bites. Insanely itchy flea bites at that. But finally I connected the dots and realized that these itchy bumps don't magically appear during the night, but they start appearing one by one after I take my 40mg pill in the evening!!! It HAS to be from the accutane, so I'm calling my doctor tomorrow morning and I'm going to stop taking it until I talk to my docto

Orchid 580

Orchid 580

08/25/10

 

Accutane Week 2

So today I finished with week 2 on accutane.....have some new side effects! My lips are WAY drier, I have to apply chapstick every 30 minutes it seems. Aquaphor isn't helping so I've switched to carmex. Also the slightest scrape leaves me with a cut! My skin must be thinning out all over... My face is a lot drier too, I'm flaking a lot around my mouth and chin area...putting makeup on only makes it look worse ugh! It seems like I have to apply 3 coats of face moisturizer. M

Orchid 580

Orchid 580

08/19/10

 

Accutane Day 7

Hey guys! So today I finished Week 1 on Accutane.........so far the side effects are quite minimal. -dry lips (Aquaphor is amazing for this, you can buy the small Aquaphor tubes in a 2 pack at CVS) -dry hands (I carry around a travel size Gold Bond hand lotion in my purse all the time!) -skin is starting to get really dry around my mouth area and being out in the sun today I got a little sunburned on my nose (I plan on mixing my Dermalogica moisturizer with an SPF 30 sunscreen in

Orchid 580

Orchid 580

08/13/10

 

1st Day of Accutane Treatment

Hey everyone! So today is my first day of starting accutane, i'm taking 40mg once a day with dinner.........i gotta say i'm already a bit nervous for the dreaded side effects! I'll try to give weekly or bi-weekly updates of how my skin is reacting, side effects, or any changes. Reading other people's blogs has really prepared me for what to expect, so i'll try to give detailed accounts of what's goin on with my skin. Also if i find that certain products i use help with my skin i'll add that

Orchid 580

Orchid 580

08/07/10

 

What I wash/moisturize with

Hey! I forgot to include in my previous post what I'm using to wash my face. I think a big part of what's been keeping my skin clear while on antibiotics is using Dermalogica products. I have tried a lot of products both from the drugstore and other expensive products like Philosophy and Murad. The big negative with Dermalogica is the price! $50 for a moisturizer! Eek! However - the big size of the Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser keeps my ridiculously oily skin under control and lasts at l

Orchid 580

Orchid 580

07/07/10

 

Made decision to start accutane!

Hey ya'll! Okay so yesterday I decided with my doctor to go on accutane, which is very scary! I've read so many stories of horrible side effects that can be life lasting....but after trying minocycline, doxycycline, sulfameth, YAZ, differin 0.3 , finacea, duac, and a crapload of different facial cleansers, I have finally decided to go on accutane. I just had my blood work done, so I have to wait to start it, but for now here are my stats: Female Age: 21 (almost 22 ) Weight: 130

Orchid 580

Orchid 580

07/07/10

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