Hey guys, if even 1 person reads this, it will be worth my time. 10 months post tane, and while my skin has remained RELATIVELY clear, not 100%, but better.. i have OTHER PROBLEMS POST ACCUTANE.
-Rosacea Facial flushing
-Chapped lips still
So there ya go, 22 years old and i now have chronic skin conditions which might last me the rest of my life. FUCK ACCUTANE. Listen and listen closely, THIS SHIT IS POISON. I was 100% healthy before tane, i
Ok, 6 months post tane.. and been using prescribed differin cream on and off
Positives: Of course- skin = relatively clear, cant complain, 1 or 2 here and there, its fine.
Negatives: Lips still dry, using chapstick 3-4 times a day, or after eating is when at its worst. Found a good chapstick to combat this luckily. Still an inconvinience.
- Sensitive skin leading to blushing/flushing episodes. Cant drink alcohol, cant take hot showers, feeling an emotion e
So ive been off tane 4.5 months now.. as far as my skin goes im relatively happy, i get the odd pimple here and there, but its nothing like before, its fine, i can deal you know..
but i wanted to let anyone know that some side effects may NOT go away .. 4.5 months later i still have chapped lips, more so on the corners and edges of my lips..
This gets very red AND painful unless frequently moisturised, and to be honest i havent found a chapstick that is satisfactory to make my lips normal.
5 weeks post accutane
ive had around 4 pimples since stopping tane, generally ive been clear. its been great.
little worried about my lips, still a little dry. not like before, but noticeable, still using chapstick..
the edges of my mouth is the worst, still gets red sometimes :S .. im hoping this will go away in the next few months or i dont know what im going to do.
All other side effects have disapeared though.
So ive been off accutane for 1 week now, and been using my prescribed differin cream every second night.
My skin is still clear, and my lips are now back to 80% normal.. loving it. Corners of my mouth are returning to normal colour (thank god! lol)
I cant believe its over.. it felt so long when i was on it, but looking back 4.5 months flew.. time really does get away from you.
I feel sad when i think back of all the good times ive missed out on these last 2 years .. so many places, birt
I think ive just taken my last accutane hopefully FOREVER!! ..
been on it nearly 4.5 months, the hardest 4.5 months of my life, im not gonna lie! and seeing my derm tomorrow.. where ive been basically clear for 5 weeks now, i think hes going to take me off it.
I must admit, im worried about comming off it, because my skin is good right now.. but my lips look like crap! edges are red/sore .. i do really need to be off it..
I pray to god i stay clear, if not forever, for even 6-12 months
heyy, quick accutane update. day 130.
Clear skin, has been for 4 weeks or so now.
Side effect of sore red edges of mouth has limited how much ive been able to take this last 3-4 weeks, but hopefully ive done enough to stay clear.
seeing my derm on wednesday, and he said if im still clear (which i am) .. then he'd more than likely take me off it.
Cant wait to be off it, hell excited. Over taking it, want to feel normal again haha, but if i still stay clear after my course has ended it
Alright, so ill start with the good news.. pretty sure im only 2 weeks off finishing my course! .. ive been pretty much clear for 4 weeks now, very happy about that. Derm said if i was still clear when i see him next, he would more than likely take me off.
Bad news is i havent been taking it properly this last week or so, i even had a 3 days break off it.. i really didnt want to do that, i wanted to finish the course properly, but the side effect of the edges of my mouth is too much.
Day 109.. nothing much to report.. have stayed pretty much clear for about 2 weeks now..
Edges of lips are red, sore.. as usual. not enjoying that at all. but i know i get to be off this stuff in about 25 days.. so im hanging in there..
Ive been bad with the doses taking 20's and 40's last few days.. want to get rid of this lip redness.
Tonight ill go back up to my proper dose of 60.. ive gotta try stay on it for these last 25 days..
FRICKEN CANT WAIT TO BE OFF IT! hahaha
Into triple figures.. been taking 60mg now for 2 weeks straight.. right now my skin is more or less clear, thats the good part.
The bad part is the skin around my mouth is becomming red and sore again, moisturizing isnt enough .. and i also have another rash which appeared on my neck which ive recently just been able to get rid of, aside for 2 pimple like marks left from the rash. (not pimples, definately from rash)
Tonight unfortunately im going to take 40mg.. when i should be on 60. the
Hey guys, 3 months complete today!! .. makes it day 93
I have some good news! .. Saw my derm today, he was happy with my progress.. im basically clear at the moment, aside 1 or 2 very small pimples .. barely noticeable.
He said if i stay clear for another 6 weeks, hes going to take me off this stuff. Im still sitting at 60mg. except i was very up and down with my dosage in the month just gone, some days id take 60, but due to side effects id find myself taking 40's on other days.
Day 85.. tried going back up to 60mg, bad idea, got a neck rash come up
Neck rash with red slightly inflamed itchy spots.. very similar to mosquitoe bites. VERY annoying.
Called my derm, he said to moisturise it, and if no improvement call him in a few days.
Been moisturizing like crazy past 2 days, if still no improvement by tomorrow im going to call him and get some kind of cream for it.
As far as my skin goes my chin has broke out.. like 4 pimples.. not good. generally the rest of
Alright day 78, things have gotten better .
As far as the redness around my mouth goes (if you read last blog entry) , ive realised how to control it. I started moisturizing that area like crazy, like 5-6 times a day, and it seems to have calm down a lot, almost to normal pretty much.
So after trying a prescription cream and aloe vera to no prevail, the moisturizer pretty much saved me (where was my derm on that one lol). Thank god for that cause i wasnt sure i was gonna make the next 2.5
Day 74. meh. hating life.. Skin is pretty average, been worse, been better.
Have come to the realisation that i cant be on 60mg without this ugly redness which appears around my mouth, so now i have to stay on 40mg or it just keeps comming up. Creams arent helping. Right now a ring of red irritated skin circles my lips. people have been staring, makes me feel heaps good hey.
All i can do is hope 40mg is enough to clear me completely, even though ideally i should be on 60mg. massive drawbac
So here i am.. once again broken out with like 8-10 pimples, just when i thought things were getting better.. but this time my lips, and all around my lips are noticeably red, not to mention sore.
Called my derm, and he said to go back down from 60mg to 40mg. I really wouldnt of minded staying at 60mg and having these breakouts, but my lips seriously look aweful..
Its one thing to catch someone glancing because you have acne, but its another for them to be staring at something abnormal lik
So 2 months exactly .. things going pretty avg. Saw my derm today and hes upped me to 60mg to kick off my 3rd month.
My lips look like crap! .. split in both corners, very sore.. and what seem like sores or lip blisters have been appearing. Never had them before in my life. I think the dryness is really starting to take its toll on my lips.
Things were going ok on 40mg, but just recently got a few new pimples out of no where. so clearly its not over yet.. so ive been upped to 60mg.
So just when you think things are going well, it all turns upside down on you. Its almost like i jinxed myself with my last post.
Last few days havent been the best. 3-4 new pimples, and lips are incredibly dry!
Lip balm every half hour, literally.
Also noticing what seem like sores around my mouth? quite small, yet noticeable, red and slightly inflamed marks around my lips. They seem like cold sores? but maybe not, but definately different to pimples.
Its easy to blame the accutane, but
So its day 53, maybe 54.. ive been losing track of time. its the best way to go about it, forget your even on the stuff and take one day at a time.
A quick update, at the moment, im loving accutane. best decision ive made in over 2 years since i started getting acne. 2-3 actives maybe?? not big or inflamed either as opposed to what i used to get.
Still on 40mg. lips are dry as. heaps of lip balm every hour or 2. minor back pain, nothing serious at all. kissing absolutely sucks though haha.
Day 41.. wow.. time is flying. not that complaining lol
Few more breakouts unfortunately, been on 40mg for 1 week now, could have something to do with it.. stronger dosage = medication working harder to unclog pores/bring up imperfections. probably whats happening.
As far as side effects go i havent noticed too much change other than dryer lips.. really becomming chapped.
So as usual, hoping it passes and heals quickly so i can muster up the confidence to see this girl ive just started
Just a quick little update to anyone who reads this .. im now on my 2nd day on 40mg.
No noticeable changes yet, interested to see whether i will get another acne flare up or not (really hope i dont) .. so yeah, we'll see if i get any further side effects.
If anyone has any experience/advice with there dosage being upped and what to expect, dont hesitate to comment =) thanks!
1 month down .. pretty good feeling when you know in the next 1-2 months you're going to clear up pretty much completely.
Still on 20mg, gets upped in 3 days to 40mg.
At the moment i have kinda 4 pimples, not big or inflamed though so im happy!
Overall, my skin has improved since starting accutane, i think ive only picked like 3 pimples in the past 2 weeks the rest ive left and they've gone away, im so happy about that! .. cos it means i wont end up with ugly red marks (or atleast as
Day 25 .. nothing new particularly.. still breaking out, not overly bad, just the usual big inflamed papules/pustules.. around 4 ishh. Its been way worse, so i shouldnt be complaining too much. Just annoying i know im going to have marks there for up to a month.
Being upped to 40mg in just over 1 week, cant wait. See how you like me then acne lol
side effects are the same, dry lips and slight lower back pain, slightly flaky skin in areas. so nothing bad.
So 3 weeks on tane.. doesnt feel that long ago i just started really.
Things are going good! .. i have only like 3 active pimples at the moment.. its amazing what 3 weeks can do, from week 1 with about 12 actives to now week 3 with only about 3 actives. So right now, im happy.
This week ive noticed my face definately becomming dryer, its great its not oily anymore, but its started flaking a little in some places, going to need to start applying moisturizer soon. Im scared to though as thin
Day 18 - Things are alright, still no IB.. just my normal breakouts. So nothing worse, nothing better.
One thing i do like is my skin has started to become less oily. Feels great to not feel like i need to wash my face every couple of hours or so - massive plus.
Side effects are still dry lips and slight lower back pain.
Cant wait to be upped to 40mg in a few weeks to speed things along a little.
So day 13, and things are going ok! .. probably the best my skin has looked since starting the treatment, which is suprising, i expected to have breakouts everywhere by this time.
I still have red marks from breaking out last week, but they're slowly fading.
I still dont think ive had an IB, which is what worries me, with my skin looking ok at the moment, a few weeks will roll around, my holidays will be over - have to go back to work - and BAM breakouts everywhere. With any luck that wont h