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Two Weeks In

I have been on Accutane for two weeks now and the second week was not as pleasant as the first. My lips are incredibly dry, that started about mid week. My skin on my chin is starting to dry out and peel a little bit, and any spots with current blemishes are drying out around the edges and peeling. Makeup of course is almost making it worse because the peeling is much more evident. If anyone knows of any makeup tricks PLEASE fill me in!! You would think that with all the drying out of

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03/25/11

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03/26/11

 

One Week In

The first few days on Accutane I had no appetite at all. I'm a pretty small person to begin with so not eating is definitely a concern! I made myself eat small meals frequently throughout the day and by the fourth day my appetite was back to normal. There were no negative side effects the first week of treatment. The only thing I did notice was that I had no new breakouts! Very nice for a change. My skin was less oily and looked quite healthy (besides the scarring of course!!) I h

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03/25/11

 

About Me and the Beginning of my Accutane Journey

I began taking Accutane exactly two weeks ago today. Actually, it's not "Accutane", it's a generic brand (only the generic was covered by my medical) but to keep things simple I will continue to refer to it as Accutane. I have severe acne that is causing tremendous scaring. It started two years ago after I stopped taking birth control. The pill made me very manic and I was not easy to get along with. My acne has gotten progressively worse ever since. Finally, I decided to see a dermato

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