Hey guys. It has been alittle while. My mom had a rough week and work is crazy right now. I missed this site! I am having some new actives errupting right now. I'm down right now. I am on DAY 28. Going to get bloodwork in the morning and then from there to my mom's chemo. Another busy day. I get so nervous about the blood work. I'm so scared of needles and also makes me nervous they'll find something that will make me stop taking the accutane. I feel like I'm thru this initial scary side effects. The flakes are more managable now. Still have alot of blackheads. The scary part was not knowing what to expect but now that I know do I feel like I'll be ok if they up my dose. Everything else is the same though. I am going through good and bad skin days. Just when I think it has past my face blows up. I will have 2 good days followed by 3 bad. Gotta run. Need sleep to get through tomorrow, lol. I hope everyone is doing well. Check back tomorrow
Hey Girls, I'm back and so glad to say I'm 3weeks down today!!!!!!! Yeah! So pretty much feeling normal excluding super DRY LIPS & FACE! My black heads are so noticeable. I would never do it but I wonder what a Biore' nose strip would do. I just want to see them fall out and go away forever. They actually look like dirty nasty dots all over. There's more and more everyday, yuck! I'm getting eraser size cyst right now. I have 3 painful ones. But thats pretty much it. IB hasn't been that bad. Unless I haven't hit that stage yet Also I broke down and bought a gentle exfoliant and very gently rubbed some of the dead skin off. I was so scared that my skin would react but I actually think it helped alittle with my skin flakes. Hope everyone had a good weekend
DAY 16- Felt pretty good. My lips are getting this weird waxy feeling to them. When I'm eating I almost feel like the food is sticking to my lips. I always have the napkin over my mouth just in case, haha!
I'm so excited to say I will be taking my 14th pill! Half way done with my first month already! This process is definitely been alittle gueling but I think I'm getting use to the drug. Yesterday was the first time I didn't feel like I was on SOMETHING. Does that make since. I'm hyper sensitive to every change. It's because we expect it and are waiting for it to happen to us. Yesterday my ears started peeling...gross, lol. My scalp has really been ok so far. I still get little redness and splotchiness but it seems worse if I drink caffiene. I don't know if I'm getting use to the tane or if I'm getting use to looking like a snake who's shedding my skin, lol. Did I mention this before? So I noticed that for some reason since I've been on this medicine I have noticed Around my brows and upper lip always stay moist. Almost like there sweating but it doesn't actually bead up. More like it glistens, lmao. So weird! Well, I hope everyone is doing well on this journey! Good luck. And thanks for all the thoughts and prayers for my mom <3
So it's early here and I'm getting ready to leave for work. Trying to decide if I'm gonna try to put makeup on or not. It has to last about 13hrs, lol. I think I can manage to get in on ok but the problem is all the flakes reappearing in an hour. I use the cetaphil cream and then a primer... I don't know what else to do. Woke up with 3 nasty swollen whiteheads. I think I'm starting the IB and I hope it goes by fast. I started with a cyst on my cheek. It has started flaking but hasn't changed much in size. It's been 10 days and if it hasn't done much to phase this one than it probably isn't gonna help anytime soon with the newbies. I just wonder if they will keep poping up from now on. Does the IB last 2weeks, 2months? If I could wear cover up I think I would cope alittle better Not much else to report. Redness is still there but not as intense as it was. Comes in waves a few times a day. Wish me luck.
Day 8: Just took my 8th pill and wondering if the side effect kinda taper off as you get use to the medicine or once you have side effects do you keep them throughout your course? Some people sound like the initial dryness gets easier and tapers off alittle. Were others develope escema and other rashes. Right now I just mosturize with cetaphil cream all over in the morning. Would it help me to just rinse my face with water in the morning and apply more moisturizer? I'm still having the waxy oily look but with sheets of skin falling off. Sounds pretty, huh, lol http://static.acne.org/ipb_uploads/emoticons/default_redface.gif' alt=':redface:'> Nothing to new to report today. Hope everyones having great success, goodnight.
http://static.acne.org/ipb_uploads/emoticons/default_redface.gif' alt=':redface:'> So today is day 7! I'm one week down already! My face still looks like I've been bitch slapped about 10 times lol. My face was peeling on forehead and chin pretty good. The skin is really thin. You can almost rub it off. I still look really oily though. Weird to be oily and dry at the same time. Worked out hard and it went good. No joint pain. Just red faced. Hope it subsides alittle http://static.acne.org/ipb_uploads/emoticons/default_biggrin.png' alt=':D'>
So today I wake up and before I even role out of bed I feel my skin is different. Felt so dry but so dang oily. I know that doesn't make since. It's the only way I know how to describe it. I looked in the mirror and I looked greasy! I was so red. Like I was wearing a mask. I expected I would get the hyper pigmented skin but not this soon. I gotta be honest, I'm really nervous about this. If I'm only 6days in and I look like this than what's it gonna be like in 2weeks. I actually feel like I can feel the heat coming off my face and ears, lol. Seriously. I went to the grocery store and the cashier was starring at my face. I looked sunburned. Is it normal to have this side effect so soon? Not much else to report new. Worked out like normal and felt ok. I feel the IB a coming and I think it's gonna be bad. Keeping my fingers crossed. I was seriously considering putting visine in my cetaphil to see if it [b]"GET THE RED OUT!" lol!
Okay, so I can tell something is a happening. I'm kinda red and blotchy all over my face today. I did the crazy Black Friday shopping with my bestie and had alot of fun today. I think the combination of the cold and the accutane is starting to cause some cracking around my nose. I have been using the cetaphil lotion all over and cream around my nose. I think I'm gonna switch to cream for now on. I wore makeup today because I was out and about and the redness makes me alittle self-concious. I think it irritated my skin though. I am gonna try to go makeup free until Tuesday when I return to work. I layed down to take a nap today and slept for 2.5hrs. I can't beleive I slept so long! I rented Charlie St.Cloud- freakin awesome movie! I think it will be alot of nights in watching movies till I can get this skin under control. So overall, nothing thats not manageable. Just annoying. I know this is nothing! Hope everyone had a great Turkey Day
Okay, so I'm happy to report I didn't grow a 3rd arm and so far it's been alright. My face is really oily. Getting some whiteheads but nothing to major. I know everyone says this (AND MEANS IT!) but I really hope I am one of the lucky ones who doesn't get a bad Initial Breakout. I know it's so unlikely but man that would be a nice break. I could use some good luck. So as far as side effects I don't have much. My lips are always dry and my face is still super shiney. Scalp has been slightly itchy but I even think thats in my head, lol. I was really scared that I wouldn't drink enough water but I have been really thirtsy and drinking way more than I probably need to. I feel like I'm just waiting to be knocked on my ass with side effects, haha. Worked out this morning and I kinda felt like I was over heating alittle. Made it out alive! Plan on doing cardio in the morning. Cooking my first turkey tomorrow! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving
Also, Me and the hubby went and seen Love and Other Drugs....was really good! Go see it for sure
Here goes...I work for the beauty industry, no pressure right I've always had the occassional breakouts. Was able to keep it under control most of the time. Until the last year or so. I found my dad, my mom has been diagnosed w/ advanced Breat Cancer, and my hormones have went crazy. Maybe it's stress. Not sure. Started off getting cyst on my face that would stay forever. I have one now that has been there for 3months! Then back started to breakout even worse. Started getting acne all over my chest. I feel embarassed and avoid most social settings when possible. Clients are constantly asking me why my skin is so bad. My skin is so oily and inflamed. I have posted a few pics but these are considered my good pics of the acne. The rest are on my phone and I have to figure out how to download to computer. Posted pictures also from last year at this time before all hell broke loose. I'm sad. I have done antibiotics, creams, and ointments but nothing has helped. My dermatologist said it was time to give accutane a try because I'm starting to get alot of scarring. So here goes nothing. I'm really scared but I really want my self- esteem back. People who have clear skin just don't understand. I plan on still working out the whole time if anyone has any suggestions to what supplements to take. Good luck to everyone. Will update you on how my first day went tomorrow. Wish me luck