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Finally

Well I have to report that my face is looking so much better. I am seriously think that I am going to like the out come after my HORRIBLE IB! So I was a victim of IB. But you know what I am in total awww now!! I have maybe 4-5 spots/pimples on my forehead, sure beats the 50 and then some!! Before I started accutane I had always 4-5 active but keep in mind I was always on antibotics too. But my skin is just different. So much smoother and it just simply glows. I no longer have facial blemishes, very even toned. Pores are so much smalled. It looks great! Now the side effects.....the aches are sometimes terrible. I am an active runner. If I do a 3-4 miles run my feet are so achy and sore after that it hurts to walk. My back is usually always sore no matter what and my neck also. I also sometimes get these strange spots on my hands(goes away in a few days after moisturizing). Well thats about it. I am sure glad that I hung on. Next appt is May 5th. I fear that the doctor will up my dose and I will get another IB:( But maybe not right?

bubsbug

bubsbug

04/19/2011

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04/19/2011

 

Day 43

MY LIGHT IS HERE....My face looks so much better. I cant even begin to express how I feel right now. It was strange, it like the last 4-5 days it has made a 360. Its just like that! I have a few spots on my forehead, maybe one on my chin. My coworkers are saying how great it looks so Im on cloud nine!!! Just to let everyone know I had my IB for 4 weeks......It is finally going away! I have no other side effects other than having joint and muscle aches. My lips arent even that dry but I constantly am putting aquaphor on. Happy Wednesday. I dont even have to wear a baseball hat to training tonight!

bubsbug

bubsbug

04/13/2011

 

Day.....I dont know 38....

Well I have not wrote at all this week due to the fact that I am extremely frustrated. My forehead continues to look bad. I have had people tell me its looking better. I have so much going on how could any one really tell? If my head was chopped off from the eyebrows up I'd be a happy women. Unfortunately I need my forehead to hold my brain in??? My skin from eyebrows down my face looks absolutely awesome. Smooth....soft..... Uuuggghhh why me! Other than that I have no side effects other than dryness and I m also loving the fact that my hair is no longer oily! Maybe I do have a side effect. Im starting to increase my running distance and I only ran 2.2 miles on wednesday well my legs are saying what the hell. The tops of my thighs are so sore. I wont be able to run tonight! I have a 5k in may and a 10k in June and hoping that this is just a speed bump in my training and not the medicine having an effect on me? Soooo looking forward to the weekend! Happy Friday

bubsbug

bubsbug

04/08/2011

 

Day 34

Well I still look REAL bad on my forehead. When am I going to see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!! It looks just hideous! I can't even describe it. I have thought about cutting bangs so I can hide them for the time being but I just cant. I am to the point.....it is what it is. I always notice the first thing that people look at when they talk to me is my forehead. So I have to explain to everyone. Its itchy and painful. I just want to scratch and pick till I cant take it no more. Seriously My face looks great everywhere else. Well a little thing here or there but my forehead looks like a big ol blister...... Other than that no other side effects. My lips are starting to get more dry and im getting a strange rash on my hands? This IB thing is seriously pissing me OFF!!

bubsbug

bubsbug

04/04/2011

 

Day 30

Well went to the doctors office today. She look over my face and said yes......just keep in mind that everything that is happening right now is a good thing. All of your clogged pores are being pushed to the surface. Yah right I look terrible. Going to play vb tonight with the girls a bandana is in order!! Again my forehead looks bad. The rest of my face looks fine. I just dont flippen understand it!!! Well anyway she put me again on 40mg once a day. She said that she did not want to put me on a higher dose because of whats going on right now it would only make it worse. So thats all the news. No real change on anything. I have been running alot more that last week or so and I have been having aching hips? Must be a side effect. Haven't figured that out? Till tomorrow.

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/31/2011

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04/01/2011

 

Day 29

Well I go to the doctor tomorrow and get my blood drawn/prego test and another months prescription. Its seems wierd that it has been a month. One month down 4 more to go. My forehead looks bad still. My chin mouth area is still really flaky and dry and the blackheads are still there. So no real improvement on my face. I can definelty tell that my skin is getting thinner everywhere. UUggh my poor poor forehead! Soon, Soon I keep telling my self! Im hoping for a great week next week?

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/30/2011

 

Day 28

Dry Dry Dry. I think my face is sheading another layer! When I wake up in the morning its a super dry and scaley. You know how it looks if you drool and there is a little bit dried in the corner of your mouth. Well my hole mouth-chin area is like that when I wake up. I dont even drool. Well that I know of! My forehead could be getting better I dont know. I have a small pimple on my nose and and one on my cheek. My lips are a little dry today. Oohhh and I think that Im getting some dry skin on the top of my hands. It looks strange but is not itchy?

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/29/2011

 

Day 27

Well the weekend is over and I still want to go into hidding. My forehead doesnt look any better and I am getting a few on my chin now. I always thought that all of the other meds that I was taking just wasnt working well well It surely was! It is rather strange because the breakout on my forehead is so fricken itchy. The skin is so dry then there are this scaly things. I hate itttt!!!! I was told by two of my friends now to cut my hair and have bangs until this thing is over so it must look bad. My one friend over coversation said you always look cute no matter what....she then saw me the next day and was like ooohhh I see what you mean. Now I know it looks horrible! All I have to say is I hope this month of being tortured but this ugly mess will make up for it in the long run. Other than that. I dont have dry lip. A dry face though. I have no other side effects.

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/28/2011

 

Day 24

No news good news right? Nothing has changed. Im waiting for these god awful blackheads to disappear and I am waiting for my forehead to clear up. Im hoping by the end of the weekend that they will look more presentable! Lessons that Im learning. Do not pick at peeling skin. My skin is becoming thin that when I pick at it it actually starts to bleed? Im a picker though Have to keep my hands tied behind my back!! Well Everyone have a great weekend!!! Bringing the kiddos to see Roderick Rules!

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/25/2011

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03/28/2011

 

Day23

I think my forehead is getting better. It seriously looks like a rash. Yes they are itchy too but thats not out of the ordinary for me when I get a break out. My neighbor yesterday said it looks like warts. Strange.... It feels absolutly gross! Scaly, bumpy.... The blackheads are trying to come out. I wish they would sooner than later because they look yucky! Today Im a little dry skinned. Oh and yesterday we got 17.8 inches of snow. Perfect day to stay inside to avoid anyone seeing my face! Tonight I got volleyball with the girls so Ill have to style hair so the forehead is a little covered. Maybe I should just wear a hat! Happy day.....Other than my face feeling/looking bad I feel great.

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/24/2011

 

Day 21

As far as the face goes no real change. My forehead is a war zone!!! Hubby tells be to just wear a hat. All I have to say is whatever to that! The only thing that is so wierd is my eyes are not really dry at all, all day long. I wear contacts. I never wear them to bed I always take them out. Well I wake up to go to bathroom and my eyes are seriously glued shut!!! The last two nights that Ive had to get up to go to the bathroom I just keep my eyes closed and hope for the best. Strange feeling let me tell you!!

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/22/2011

 

Day 20

Well my face seems to be doing OK? My forehead looks like a war zone. The strange thing about that is I never really had a problem with my forehead other than a cyst here and there? Now everything is coming out. I thinking like 15-20 pimples. Some small, some large. They dont come to a head they are just there and then they disappear and leave a little scale of skin behind. Im just going to hid behind my hair for the next week. My face is still a little dry and flaky but its getting better. Lips are fine. Scalp is a little itchy yet but not nearly as bad as it was. Well heres to a new week.....

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/21/2011

 

Day 17

Ok now im very frustrated. Im pretty sure that I am in the IB stage. Thankful that it's the weekend so I can sit home. I dont think that my face has ever looked worse. There everywhere. Last night when I went out for St.Patty's day I was constantly hiding behind my face. Oh and Yesssss I drank green beer and too much of it! So Sorry Liver! I look more closely and black heads......YUCK! I never knew I had so many. They are on my chin, cheek, nose, creases in nose, on my forehead. Who would have thought!!!!! Today my face is extremely red? Dont know why? My face kind of hurts. Its tender....I think? Cant explain the feeling otherwise. I do notice that with emotions and what I eat plays in huge role in the redness of my face? Not too much flakines anymore. Still real dry though. Lips are fine as is the rest of my body!

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/18/2011

 

Day 16

Well no change. Same ol. Very Flaky!

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/17/2011

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03/17/2011

 

Day 15

Well no new news. Just the ugly creatures that appeared earlier this week. Im just hoping they heal extra fast. My face is still super flaky!!! I tried to wear make up this morning to cover up the ugly beasts but unfortunately it looked so gross. I hate make up! It came off as soon as it went on. I figured everyone knows what I look like why am I trying to cover it up. So now I am just bathing in lotion and hoping for the best each and every morning that I wake up. No other changes.

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/16/2011

 

Day 14

No new creatures just the hideous two that popped out yesterday! They look horrible about dime in size. My face has a serious flaking problem. No amount of lotion will do it any good. Flaky Flaky Flaky!!! My lips are finally starting to dry out. I have been constantly putting aquaphor on and it has been helping. My face is extremely itchhhhyyyyy! I normally never were makeup with the thought that it only make the pimples/zits/blemishes look worse! Well today with those lovely creatures it was a must!!! Accutane take me way and fix this problem I want to feel pretty/beautiful again! Oh and the tiredness went away.

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/15/2011

 

Day 13

Well feeling ugly, flakey and frustrated!!! I have a couple of creatures that wanted to pop out. A huge one on my chin and one on my lip, one on my forehead!!!! I cant take it. I seriously thought it was getting better but its not. I know its only been 2 weeks but damn I am so sick and tired of this. Ive let acne controll my life and I just want this to be over! Today and the next few days I will have to hide behind my hair. Oh and the flakey skin. My chin and mouth area are supppppeerrr flakey. I hate to put so much lotion on with fear that Im a going to get new pimples! I have a feeling that this is not going to be a fun week.

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/14/2011

 

Day 10

Well I have a few new friend show up this morning.....BOOOO! Well I caved and had a few too many beers that night. Its girls night volley ball and yes I thought I deserved it. I know they say you are not to drink while on meds but I just love my beer. We'll have to see if my next blood draw is going to say differently! My face is getting dryer and dryer. My head is still itchy. Yes I got my first bloody nose today. I have a feeling that I may have a problem with this! When I was younger I would constantly get bloody noses. The doc said that my vessels were close to the surface and if i wanted I could have them burnt off. I never did I just thought it would be painful?? Of all things I seriously think that my complexion is getting better? I could be seeing things but I really do?

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/11/2011

 

Day 9

Well this morning I realized I am really starting to dry out. My face is flaking and my scalp is flaking. After my shower my face screamed.....LOTION! Otherwise nothing new to report. Another day another dollar. Hoping these pimples go AWAY! On a good note no new break outs.

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/10/2011

 

Day8

No new pimples today. Just the same ones, but they have decreased in size. Yesturday was the first day that I was not extremly tired. My scalp still itches. Today is the first day that I started to see some dryness on my face. Little flakes here and there? In general nothing major or realtivly worth complaining about. I cant wait to finally have a beautiful face!

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/09/2011

 

Day 7

Well all is well. I do have a couple of creatures that have appeared over night!! Not large but simply annoying. They itch. Well one of them itches. The one huge pimple that was on my cheek right under my eye has decreased greatly in one day. My face does seemed to be getting red. Anyone experience this as well? Also my scalp is killing me. It is so itchy. I condition, condition, condition. Nothing seems to be working. I could itch it raw! One of the better points to look at is...I think my pores are reducing in size. Face seems to be a little softer/smoother.

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/08/2011

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03/11/2011

 

Day 6-Beginning

So here goes. Im a 33 year old female mother of 2. Always had a slight acne problem growing up nothing to big or that bangs couldnt hide on my forehead. Now the story has changed. After going to numerous doctor appts, being on antibotics and trying everything possible over the counter i finally decided to go on accutane. Its day 6 and the only thing so far that I have noticed is about 2 hours after I take the pill I am extremely tired? My scalp is extremely itchy. I have been getting a few pimples/cysts showing up in unusually places. I am crossing my fingers and hoping this ends the all of the embarassing moments. Until tomorrow.

bubsbug

bubsbug

03/07/2011

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