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1 month post-accutane (60mg/day Claravis for 5 months)

I have now been off of accutane for 1 month. i went to my derm about a week before i finished up treatment, and to my relief she told me my skin looked great and i wouldn't need another month on the drug. Since i have stopped taking it, my skin has been completely clear and i'm hoping it will stay this way! It does feel good not to have to take the pills anymore everyday, just one less thing to have to remember.... When i went to my follow-up appt my dermatologist gave me a prescription for

cowgirl33

cowgirl33

07/21/11

 

Last month of Accutane!

Alright! Last month of accutane! I'm really excited to be almost done with this! So I haven't posted since about month 2, just been really busy.. But anyways, my skin is doing A LOT better. It's crazy to me how well this stuff works. Overall, I only have a couple of red marks left on my face, and I haven't even had a pimple since like my first month on the stuff! My face/neck is totally smooth! I love it! Now here's hoping it stays that way when I'm off the pills.. I've still been taking 60

cowgirl33

cowgirl33

05/16/11

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06/14/11

 

week 7 60 mg Claravis

Hello everyone, So I'm just updating my blog I'm on week 7 now of 60mg/day of Claravis. Not much new to report, but it is amaaaaazing how this stuff works. I do not have one active pimple right now and the last one I got was probably about 2 weeks ago. This has not been the case with my skin since before I started having acne! It's very nice but it also means that my skin is very dry, but not too bad as long as I apply moisturizer at least twice a day. All that is really left now is red marks.

cowgirl33

cowgirl33

03/24/11

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04/07/11

 

Start of month #2

Hello everyone, So it's been a little over a month now for me taking 60 mg/day of claravis. I would say that I am very happy with my results so far! This past week I have not had one new pimple, and that has not happened in a very long time! My skin is still very dry but not as bad as it was during the first month; I think it is adjusting. For the most part my face and neck feel smooth all over and the marks that were left from my first bad few pimples on the medication have now almost complet

cowgirl33

cowgirl33

03/10/11

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03/10/11

 

One month down! 4 to go :(

Hello again! So today I had my follow-up dermatology appt after one month of being on 60 mg of accutane per day. I think it went very well; my derm told me that she was happy with how well I was doing(she had expected me to break out more during the first month, and so had I!) Apparently everything looked good, my bloodwork was normal, there weren't any elevated triglycerides and whatever else they check for. I told her about the few side effects I have experienced, the headaches, very dry ski

cowgirl33

cowgirl33

03/01/11

 

Week 3 Accutane

The third week of Accutane is over! Not much new to report...I forgot to take a pill one night and I broke out a little over the next couple of days, I wonder if missing a pill was related? My lips have become a lot more chapped and they hurt, but as long as I keep applying Aquifer they do ok. I put a lot on at night before I go to bed and that really helps. One night I did not apply it and I could not believe how dry and chapped my lips were when I woke up! Still using cetaphil cleanser and cre

cowgirl33

cowgirl33

02/24/11

 

Accutane week 2 finished

My second week of accutane has been pretty much the same as my first, maybe a few more side effects. My skin has become a lottttt drier and my scalp has been itching like crazy and also drying out. I have had a couple more breakouts on my chin and neck but nothing too bad. I'm not sure if this is my initial breakout or not.. I guess I will see. The last couple of days my joints have felt a little stiffer, and my lower back was a little sore the other day after taking a long walk, but who knows i

cowgirl33

cowgirl33

02/15/11

 

Week 1 Accutane complete!

Hello everyone! I have just completed my first week on accutane. I just figured out how to get to this blog thing so I think I posted one thing on a regular message board before but from now on I will just post things here. So it's been one week on the treatment so far. I am taking claravis 60mg/day. The first few days I did not really feel or see any changes but yesterday I started to think otherwise. I am not sure if I am having the initial breakout right now but in the last couple days

cowgirl33

cowgirl33

02/08/11

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