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10 days after stopping accutane. feel horrible.

In the last 10 days I have been to an emergicare, a hospital clinic, and a hospital. and.. no one knows what's wrong with me. I've had blood work done, been given mulitple medications, and had an UPPER GI and small intestine xray. All the tests look normal. But they said i should not be having these feelings and want me to be looked at my a specialist. So i'm being sent to a GI specialist. What i'm feeling: tired. stomach aches/burns/cramps. Painful bowel movements/pain whe
 

Went to emergicare last night! :(

I've been having excruciating abdominal pain the last two days.. and then i noticed blood coming from down there so i went to the emergicare last night at 9. The doctor there said i have gastrocolitis = inflammation of the stomach/bowels. He gave me medicine. I'm going to my reg doctor hopefully thursday to get it checked out more and hopefully get sent somewhere to get an ultrasound. I'm really scared and i hope it's not leading to like IBS or Chrohns like in the accutane warning.

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10/27/10

 

Day 77.

So just as my skin was getting better.. i started breaking out again.. around the mouth/chin/lower cheek areas. I've got this gross on on my lip (from all the aquaphor i'm guessing) two big ones on my left cheek. and a about four on my right cheek. had one between my eyebrows that one dried out in like 3 days. I'm still blackhead free! my lips are dry as usual. Oh and i bought this HUGE container of the Walmart version of Aquaphor. An actual bottle of Aquaphor costed me about $7 (half the

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10/23/10

 

Day 68.

Skin is doing great! I have few actives but alot of pigmentation. because my skin is clearing up i've noticed all my scarring from past acne on my face. :/ which sucks but i mean at least my skin is clearing up! I ordered Emu Oil from amazon the other night just got it today! so i'm going to use it tonight and see how it works and if it helps with the redness and scarring. anxiety attacks have stopped! and my mood has been so much better! i am sooo thirsty constantly and aqaphor is keep
 

Day 61.

Went for my montly check up today. I told my dermatologist that i've been getting upset the last few days and he asked me if i wanted to stop the accutane. i obviously said no.. and so he suggested that i stay at the 40mg(1x a day) instead of taking it (2x a day which was the plan this month) and they want to keep an eye on how i'm feeling and also to stay on clindamycin as well. So i'm hoping to just get plenty of exercise and try to relax more. I dropped my math class so i'm back down t
 

Day 56. BAD anxiety attack today. again.

Day 56. I had a horrible horrible anxiety attack today. i had to go down to my advisors office today and i had a melt down and couldn't breathe properly. The reason i got so upset was becuase i'm not understanding my math. I cried in the library when doing my hw. In my advisors office. i stopped once, then started again. When i went to meet with my Math teacher. When i went to talk to my friend about it.. and i got so upset i .. threw up. and later tonight when i was talk

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10/04/10

 

Day 53. Another update.

So just another random update. I just thought i should add today i noiced my skin looked a little odd.. like almost wrinkly looking on my hands. when i got home i noticed there were red bloches all over them! so.. i put some hydrocortisone creme we have so i hope it helps out. i'm guessing it's from the dryness also my arms look like scalyish. yuck.. thank goodness it's chilly here. so hoodies and sweat pants cover that stuff up. it's also much harder to make makeup look decent.. because o
 

Month 2. Week 7. Day 51.

40mg Accutane 150mg clindamycin Quick update. My skin is breaking out (nothing i'm not used to) but they're all along the center part of my face.. and chin area yuck. i've been getting pretty big monster ones. as for the lips.. they stopped peeling! it was horrible! so gross and embarassing. but right now.. they're just very red. everyone at work kept thinking i had lipstick on.. lol. but other than that if i don't put moisturizer on at night my skin dries out. Oh and to help the lips A
 

Week 6. Day 46. Dry Lip Hell

Day 46 40mg accutane (morning) 150mg clindamycin (night) My lips are in.. i guess you'd call it HELL right now. i'm not just talking dryness.. i'm talking peeling, burning and redness. it looks nasty like my lips were throw in a meat grinder! i've been applying aquaphor but i think i've got to start drinking even more water now. because i've been constantly drinking water since i got out of school and my throat hurts like it's dry. I thought i could deal with the dryness but this is s
 

Week 5. Day 40.

Week 5 Day 40. Claravis (Accutane) 40mg a day. Clindamycin [oral] at night. Wow can't believe this Friday will be week 6. Time is flyyying by, and skin is doing a lot better! i have a few actives on my face but nothing to what it was since i've been on accutane. Blackheads on nose are pretty much gone for the most part but i still have those pesky white heads that popped up and a few zits of course. I went and got that cortisone shot and the 3 that they injected are gone.. b

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09/28/10

 

Week 4. Day 33.

Day 33. 40mg Accutane. (morning) Clindamycin [oral] (evening) BLACKHEADS on nose are 95% gone. (: i haven't had a blackhead free nose since like .. 7th grade?! The two cysts never went down with the inflamattin shot in my hip. So on my regular monthly visit i got a cortisone shot in the two cysts plus another two active pimples. Didn't hurt that much surprisingly and 4 days later they are FLAT. these things were Mountains now just some pigmentation and kind of like bruising type look wher
 

Day 22. Inflammation shot today

Day 22. 40mg Claravis (Accutane) I went to the derm today because of that HUGE cyst I have. I was hoping to get a cortisone shot. but instead i got an inflammation shot on my hip. let me tell you.. most akward thing ever... haha; i thought i was going to just get poked on my hip. nope.. i had to bend over and she pulled my pants down! uhmm.. haha; well anyways the nurse said that it will help with the redness and inflammation on my face. so i'm hoping it will help with my flare ups on m
 

Day 20.

Day 20. 40mg Claravis. (accutane) So to make the swelling of my blemishes go down i've been using honey (apply with a Q-tip & leave on about 15 min) then i rinse it off with water. After that i mix asprin & water to form like a chunky watery substance place that over my blemishes & leave it on overnight. which seems to be working very well! or.. it could be a mixture of that and accutane. ;p I got this weird red patch next to my mouth by the corner crease of my mouth
 

Week 2. Day 17. Anxiety Attack.

Day 17. 40mg Claravis. So my mom threatened to take me off accutane today. why? because i had a BAD anxiety attack today. i'm thinking it's nerves because i have my first day of college tomorrow & the AC went out in our house.. and if you know Nebraska you know how HUMID it is! so i'm thinking the heat def had a big role. but i seriously cried for like an hour straight.. over anything. so idk if it's the accutane i don't think that would effect me this soon?? but idk everyones differe

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08/26/10

 

Week 2. Day 14.

Day 14 40mg Claravis (Accutane) So the swelling from the massive breakout i got when i started accutane has STARTED to go down. i'm still covered in a bunch of cysts though on my cheeks! i did a little picking at two pimples today not gonna lie. but only the ones that were popping themselves. not the cysts! I'm gonna try something new tonight, i'm going to try puttin honey on my blemishes. i've read in several places that this actually helps, so we'll see i'll let you guys know how it w
 

Day 12

Day 12 40mg Claravis (Accutane) Horrible itchyness on my nose today! i think my blackheads are DEF purging! idk if i should discontinue putting makeup on my nose? (i use Bare Minerals makeup) but it's soooo itchy and feels so gross! also i can feel the little bumps! I have this massive pimple (aside from all the other ones ) on my right cheek and it kinda just popped itself. so i gently pushed some excess stuff out of it and immediately put astringent and cleaned around the area and
 

Day 11.

Day 11. 40mg Claravis So i think i figured out why i was having weird chest feelings. i've been forgetting to take my acid reflux medicine for the last few days. i thought it was finally gone. guess not. So the DRY LIPS ARE finally kicking in! i was out all day and i swear like every 30min. i've had to reapply. when i'm done with this i gotta cake some on. Like they're not DRY. but they're getting that weird feeling where you know they're gonna dry out and crack. so i'm trying
 

Day 8 Back Pain & Burt's bees

Day 8 40 mg Claravis Body Just getting lots of back pain the last few days. it could be from accutane. but.. then again i did physical therapy for my back before so that isn't helping. Not much dryness going on on my body. But my scalp is starting to FLAKE a little! so def gonna go get some head and shoulders. I also found i'm getting thirsty alot so i've been drinking lots of water. Face still not much dryness except around my nose area. still getting new pimples
 

Day 5. . skin is horribly broken out..

Day 5 40mg Claravis so my skin is pretty much at the worst it's been in a longggg time. i'm breaking out in places i've' NEVER broken out before and i don't really understand why.. and it's not even little blemishes it's the big monster ones! My nose is starting to dry out but other than that dryness isn't too bad. i'm scared on if this is how my skin is now.. i don't wanna even imagine the IB. idk if this is cuz accutane or something else.. i have
 

Day 4. & Accutane 25 years ago according to my friends mom

Day 4 Claravis -> 40mg Capsule. My skin is soooo sore. not with dryness. but i'm getting huge blemishes popping up. and it hurts to wash my face. i dont think my skin has ever been this sore. I also have been experiencing EXTREMELY watery eyes! ahh. it seems like everything is coming up already. also my older blemishes have started coming to get white heads on them. and i'm SO tempted to pop them because there's like 5 of them and they look Gross. But i'm going to try my ha
 

Accutane day 2 major headache!

Day 2 So today is my second day and at about 9 p.m. i got this bad headache. it feels a little different though its like pressure in the BACK of my head. when i get headaches i usually get them in the front. So i don't know if this is a reaction to the accutane or if it's just another headache? What may have to do with it?? I was watching a movie in the dark at a friends house. I wear contacts. or maybe my dosage is to high for my size? i started at 40 mg a day and i'm 118l
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