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the start of my roaccutane course

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Day 57

Skins been feeling rubbish over the weekend. i am getting lots of blackheads recently and can't help but squeeze them. my face and arms are very dry and i can't moisturise them enough. As for my lips! hell! dry split horrible! but skin looks alot better than it did 57 days ago.

alfie1983

alfie1983

 

Day 43

I have started taking cod liver oil tablets which have a high amount of vitamin A. Roaccutane has a high amount of it as well. Is it a good idea to have this much vitamin A on a daily basis? Help please! Thanks

alfie1983

alfie1983

 

Day 38

Skin is starting to clear up on my face but my back is breaking out, and my skin is very itchy I want to itch it all the time at the moment. Lips sore and dry today. trying to reduce my cholesterol after my blood test results, have cut out red meat and drinking 0.1% milk (Which is rubbish!) does anyone have any good tips?

alfie1983

alfie1983

 

Day 35

Been a week since my last post, the increse in dose has caused my lips to dry loads but im on top of it most the time. The only time its really bad is first thing in the morning, they are so sore and dry! Skin is looking better, getting dry patches on my face and I found one on my arm. My hair is not as dry as it was a few weeks back, I am conditioning everyday. I get small spots on the back of my arms does the roaccutane clear them up as well? Very tired again, I get home from work and just want to go to sleep. Going to the gym is really hard work, still going though! Hope everyone is okay and enjoying clearer skin.

alfie1983

alfie1983

 

Day 27

Had my derm appointment yesterday. they have doubled my dose but are a little concerned by the increase in cholesterol. I am told it can increase whilst taking roaccutane, by they will be keeping a close eye on it. So today is the start of my new dosage. dryer lips and skin to come!!

alfie1983

alfie1983

 

Day 24

Skin is starting to look alot better, I am getting loads of little blackheads on my nose and around it. my lips are still really dry, they have spilt a couple of tips last night when I was out, not good! Woke up this morning with blood on my lips. got my derm appointment on Tuesday, so will update on the developments. not much else to report.

alfie1983

alfie1983

 

Day 20

My lips are so dry, does anyone use any good lipbalm? Skin is looking must better today, still some bumps under my skin but they are not painful anymore. The main issue I have is my dry dry lips. hate it. If anyone has any tips it would be great. Cheers

alfie1983

alfie1983

 

Day 17

Hi Guys, So i'm into my third week now and I can say the main changes have been a very dry scalp and my lips are really drying now. They have split a few times and have been very painful. I am using 'Norwegian Formula Lip care' its really good but I keep needing to reapply every half an hour or so. My skin is feeling a little better, I still have some painful lumps on my cheeks and one near my eyebrow which is doing my head in!!! will it get bigger?? will it form into a spot?? or will it just dissappear! I was speaking to my auntie yesterday and she told me about a natural remedy for skin problems called 'neem'. She swears by it claiming it clears acne. Obviously I am very sceptical, does anyone know anything about this? Having my blood test next week, if all is well I think my derm will up my dosage. Anyway hope your all ok, will update in a couple of days.

alfie1983

alfie1983

 

Day 13

Hi Guys, Still getting new spots mainly around my chin, some of them are painful, really don't want to squeeze them but had to do a couple!! Still got a painful lump near my eyebrow, hurts loads and got a feeling its gonna get bigger. Is this my IB??? I hope so! My skin on my face feels sore in the mornings and I am not enjoying washing it as it feels uncomfortable. Now.....my hair is getting very dry and my scalp is flaking. I am using head and shoulders conditioner and that helps for a few houras then its dry again. My lips are not that dry. Joints are not sore today. No headache this morning. Hope your all good today, I hope people are reading this!!!

alfie1983

alfie1983

 

Day 11

Hi guys, I have noticed my scalp is dryer than it normal is, and its itchy. Very annoying!! Skin on my face still feels like shit, have had an outbreak on my chin. thank god its half term so I can hide away for a few days! The painful lumps are still there and sore! just found a new one on my cheek. I also have been getting little headaches, mainly in the morning. not sure if its related to the medication. Is anyone else getting headaches? Lips are not that dry, still in a positive mood and reading other peoples experience which is really helping. will update again in a couple of days.

alfie1983

alfie1983

 

Day 9

Not the best of days. Have got loads of painful bumps under my skin. They are not like the normal spots I would get. My face is alot worse than it normally is. I have read that you get a outbreak when you start taking roaccutane, how long does it normally last? Staying in this weekend, its my mates birthday tonight but I can't face going out looking this bad!!! Started taking cod liver oil to reduce joint pains so I can continue going to the gym. Hope anyone else who is taking roaccutane is coping well.

alfie1983

alfie1983

 

17th Feb - Day 7

lips are dry now, skin feels horrible and having outbreaks! feel tired. Had a headache this morning which has finally gone.

alfie1983

alfie1983

 

16th Feb

Hi guys, Thought I'd give a little update. Been taking roaccutane for 5 days now and I have had no major side effects and my skin has not really cleared up yet. I know this will take time just a little impatient! My knee and arm joints have been feeling very sore, and I am very tired. I understand that it is advised not to exercise excessively whilst taking this. Is anyone else weight training while on roaccutane? Would it be a good idea to take cod liver oil tablets to help ease the soreness on my joints?

alfie1983

alfie1983

 

The start - feb 11th

hi guys, I have decided to keep a blog of my time taking roaccutane. I am 27 and have finally been given the green light to take this medication. I started two days ago on 20 mg tablets. I have currently had no side effects but I am preparing for the dryness to start. I have read that your skin will get worse before it gets better! not looking forward to that. I go out drinking most weekends and realise this will have to change whilst on roaccutane, this will be very tough!!! Would love any feedback from people who are currently taking this. Cheers

alfie1983

alfie1983

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