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12th Feb

I have run out of moisturiser! So i cannot wait until my mum gets home with my carmex and face cream. She shouldn't be too long now . I've got lots of dry skin patches - even some on my upper neck (at the back) so hopefully I won't start losing hair! Oh but my hair also seems less greasy! I usually wash it every day (I can't stand the feeling when it's not washed) but recently i left it for 2 days and it was fine. Maybe something to do with my dry scalp? hah anyway, usual symptoms.. I should be going to get my next lot of tablets sometime next week. It's nearly been a month! It's gone so quickly! only 5 more left hopefully RL xx

Red Lady

Red Lady

02/12/2011

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02/12/2011

 

10th Feb

Skin is looking better generally. I have random odd days where my skin looks really bad, but seems to be okay at the moment (touch wood). Bit stressed out at the moment becasue im taking grade 8 violin in a few weeks but otherwise all is good. Dry skin as per and feel a bit achy - no other symptoms though RL xx

Red Lady

Red Lady

02/10/2011

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02/12/2011

 

5th feb

Yep I was right. Skin is looking worse today. I think I also need to drink more water. Everywhere is so dryyyyy! Ive moisturised my face about 4 times already today. I hope it doesn't last. Anyway I watched the rugby which cheered me up (I'm supporting Ireland ... Even though I'm from England. Ha but shhh ) and now I have Loads of homework to do so I'm off RL xx

Red Lady

Red Lady

02/05/2011

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02/05/2011

 

4th Feb

Seems to be up and downnn.... today my face is looking better but then tomorrow it might not. Anyway i'm going out tonight.. won't drink or eat anything too unhealthy (cept a bit of cake because it's an 18th birthday . Apart from that, DRY DRY DRY face and lips. no nosebleeds yet so i'm happy... enough said RL xx

Red Lady

Red Lady

02/04/2011

 

2nd Feb

OUCH OUCH OUCH About 6 massive spots have appeared on my right cheek which have not only been hurting ALL DAY but now I've got home and washed my face, seem to be getting more painful oww I thought things were looking better maybe not just yet... RL xx

Red Lady

Red Lady

02/02/2011

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02/02/2011

 

1st Feb

Sorry I haven't written for a while. I might make it less frequent and name the date rather than day i'm on (too much effort to keep track). things are looking good though. Still a lot of scarring but spots are slowwwly disappearing so im happy I'm starting to experience PROPERLY dry skin but i think i can cope with that haha RL xx

Red Lady

Red Lady

02/01/2011

 

Day 10

everything seems fine today. Few spots under my chin which irritated me so much when I was playing my violin but otherwise only a few spots popping up here and there. My skin is starting to get reallllly dry. The tops of my ears are really dry which is a bit weird. haha. Also, scars are still as prominent as ever so hoping they will start to fade sometime soon. There's still not a noticeable difference since I've been on the pills but all in good time I suppose... RL xx

Red Lady

Red Lady

01/29/2011

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01/29/2011

 

Day 9

Everything okay today. May have a bladder infection though urgh Only a few spots really but the ones i do have are massive and hurt. We'll see what happens... RL xx

Red Lady

Red Lady

01/28/2011

 

Day 7

not much to report on really I've finished my exams so I'm happpppy Still got massive spots which is bad.. and they hurt! Even lying on my pillow last night hurt... I had to lie on my back the whole night. But I'm coping. I also have dry hands?! and eyes/nose etc.... usual stuff RL xx

Red Lady

Red Lady

01/26/2011

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01/26/2011

 

Day 6

My face is reallly bad. Flared up overnight and I spent aaaages covering it up with make up this morning urgh. But I finished school at lunch so I'm back home now and revising Chemistry for the exam tomorrow. Been using Dove soap and it's not drying my skin out at all so I'm happy about that I also had a thought... Is it okay to take the tablet after dinner in the evening? It says after a large meal but doesn't specify. Also random question but why can't you wax your legs? And does that mean you can't epilate your legs either? What about shaving? RL xx

Red Lady

Red Lady

01/25/2011

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01/29/2011

 

Day 5

urghhh so I had my Biology exam and it went terribly! Just got one more left now though Not getting much sleep at the moment - probably more due to exams than accutane- but stilll It's a pain! My lips are still quite dry, my face is generally okay though - not too dry. I wouldn't say I've had a breakout but I seem to be getting more spots Then again, they seem to be drying out more quickly too. Also, I have a realllly dry nose. I know that sounds weird.. has anyone else had that? RL xx

Red Lady

Red Lady

01/24/2011

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01/24/2011

 

Hi everyone!

Hi guys. I'm completely new to the blogging thing but I thought I'd try it out! Basically I've had acne for a while, a few years now, and I've tried loads of different medication until eventually, my doctor decides to put me on roaccutane. I went to see a skin specialist and he literally talked at me for a solid half an hour about side effects etc... which, I'll be honest, scared me. But still ended up on it anyway. So yeah... I really should have started this blog on the first day but i haven't had a chance until now. I've taken my 4th tablet just a few minutes ago. My skin hasn't really changed yet (not that I'm expecting anything... I know it takes a while) and the only side effects I've had was a massive headache yesterday and I feel a bit achy... oh and dry lips!! The skin specialist says I have to eat well and bar the coffee cake I had this afternoon, i think it's going well.. I generally eat quite well but how much effect does it have on your blood tests and things? I'm hoping to try and write every day but we'll see how it goes as I'm bang in the middle of exams right now! Oh.. I also wanted to know... does anyone use Clearasil to cleanse their face? or is that too harsh on your skin? Any other suggestions? RL xx

Red Lady

Red Lady

01/23/2011

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01/25/2011

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