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Day 64

Day 66 Its been quite awhile since my last post. Honestly, not a lot has been happening with my skin these past couple weeks. Its still looking pretty good. MUCH better than three months ago, before I started taking Accutane. I had my regular bloodwork/check-in with the derm last week. She said that everything looks good and that I should continue to see improvements. I'm still projected to be done at 120 days, which means I'm over halfway there now. Woohoo! And she kept me at 60mg of

BobcatGirl

BobcatGirl

01/31/11

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02/01/11

 

Day 44 - Things are looking up!

Day 44 Its hard to believe I'm already more than six weeks into my treatment! Time is flying. After my dosage was upped two weeks ago from 40mg/day of Amnesteem to 60mg/day, my skin went a little haywire. I started the higher dosage on day 31, and I would say that days 34 to 40 were fairly bad. I got some new actives around my eyebrows and on my chin. And, but of course, the horrible dryness and peeling from the first couple weeks of my treatment came back big time. I also start

BobcatGirl

BobcatGirl

01/11/11

 

Day 32 - Bring on month two!

Day 32 Well, I've made it through the first month of my Accutane course! And I have to say, it really hasn't been as bad overall as I feared. The worst thing has been the dryness and the sleep problems. Otherwise, I hardly notice that I'm on it anymore. I had my first check-in with my derm two days ago. My dosage has been upped from 40mg/day of Amnesteem to 60mg/day, which is apparently the maximum dose for my weight. The derm told me to expect to be even dryer, especially for the next

BobcatGirl

BobcatGirl

12/30/10

 

Dentist + Accutane = NOT fun!

Day 22 Hi guys! Just a quick update. Not much has changed since my last post. I've gotten a few new smallish zits here and there. The weird thing is, they're in places I usually wouldn't break out. One of them, for example, is about an inch under my left eye. I don't think I've ever gotten a zit under my eye in my life, but yet, my chin (which is my typical breakout zone) is doing quite a bit better than usual. Hmm. So, I went to the dentist today. Let's just say that between my dry, c

BobcatGirl

BobcatGirl

12/20/10

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12/27/10

 

Day 20

Day 20 Nearly three weeks into my Accutane journey. Time is actually going pretty quickly! And I'm hopeful I'll be out of the worst of it before long. Not a lot of change since my last post. One GOOD thing I've been experiencing is a decreased amount of oil production. My skin is much less oily. Typically, I apply powder to my face probably six-ten times per day to keep the shininess at bay. Recently, I've only applied powder a few times a day. My hair is also usually an oily mess by

BobcatGirl

BobcatGirl

12/18/10

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12/18/10

 

Day 16 - A bit of improvement?

Day 16 Things have been better the past couple days. Whew! Forehead breakout is gone. Chin breakout turned into a flaky mess and is almost gone. The only major zit I have at the moment is a fairly large cyst (about as big around as a penny) on the right side of my chin/jawline. My hair covers it somewhat, though, which is a relief I've only gotten one new zit since last Friday - a painful whitehead near my lower lip that is now almost gone after just one day. I've been feeling more p

BobcatGirl

BobcatGirl

12/14/10

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12/16/10

 

All I want for Christmas is clear skin!

Day 12 Does Santa deliver clear skin for Christmas? That's all I'd like this year! I would really and truly be happy with that and nothing else! So, the past few days have been a bit rough. Literally. I started breaking out a few days ago - around day nine, I'd say. I have four new, decent-sized zits on my chin and jawline, and three new ones on my forehead. This isn't a terible breakout for me. About average as compared to what my face usually looks like. But when you mix in the incr

BobcatGirl

BobcatGirl

12/10/10

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12/10/10

 

Day six - So far, so good!

Day Six Six days in, and I'm pleasantly surprised so far with my progress! (Knock on wood). The breakout on my forehead has mostly gone away, as have the zits I got around my nose a few days ago. The cyst that developed on my chin earlier this week is starting to go away, and my usual patch of small red bumps all over my chin seems to be drying up and becoming less noticeable. I've had VERY oily skin and hair most of my life. The past couple days, both seem to be less oily overall. My

BobcatGirl

BobcatGirl

12/04/10

 

Accutane Day Three - Nervous and Waiting

Day Three Three pills down. Forgot to mention previously that I am currently on 40mg/day. I feel like I am constantly awaiting bad side effects and/or the IB to start showing up. So far, neither has happened. I think that, as I go, I will regularly update my blog with my current skin condition and any side effects I'm having. So here goes! Current skin condition: -Slightly dry, but not any more so than usual. -No significant change to the amount of zits on my face. -One painful,

BobcatGirl

BobcatGirl

12/01/10

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12/10/10

 

The Journey Begins

Accutane - Here Goes Nothing! Now that my 30th birthday is on the horizon, I've really started to have it with my acne issues. I've had trouble with my skin for over 15 years. I've tried literally EVERYTHING to manage my acne. Various perscription drugs, topical creams, OTC products, Proactive, Acne Free, and even the acne.org regimen. At times, my skin has improved to the point of fooling me into thinking its getting better. But, inevitably, it always flares back up into a bumpy, flaky, re

BobcatGirl

BobcatGirl

11/30/10

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