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starting Isotretinoin treatment after everything else has stopped working

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173- 193 .... Last Day

TOday I am officially off isotretinoin..... today doctor said... "Well, I think this is it".... we'll hope and see now..... Now I can only hope for no oil and no zits.... I hope I don't have to go back to anything... he said that as soon as a lot of oil comes back or I breakout I'll start on topicals or oral antibiotics. Let's hoep that doesn;t happen until 3 years from now LOL..... We'll see I'll keep you posted...

liana02

liana02

11/29/2011

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11/29/2011

 

Days- 129- 172

I know I have not written! BUSY with school and life.... so last month I got one HUGE zit!! hUGE that took forever to go away.... I am still on 100mg. and this current month nothing... so far.... my doctor said this might be my last month with isotretinoin not sure how to feel about that..... I like my no oily hair and my no oily skin! I hate my dry lips and dry eyes..... a few weeks ago my boyfriend mentioned that because my medication intimacy has not been the way it used to be.... it's painful regardless of the lubricants... but he is being supportive he said it's ok becasue we r in this together and then he smiled! I'm nervous about stopping the med... in two weeks I see my doctor and see what he says....

liana02

liana02

11/07/2011

 

DAy 122-128

Well my zits cleared out... funny thing is that I haven't taken my pills in 3 days LOL I forgot and I was celebrating a bachelorette party so lots of drinking.... today I am clear! my skin is looking good (except for all the scars over the years, but I can live with that). feeling good.... I hope it remains that day.... my lips are super dry but that's something I have learned to live with I'll update soon, I hope not to get zits in the next month.

liana02

liana02

09/21/2011

 

DAy 61-122 FRUSTATION!

Well! I've been on 80mg, forever! and guess what! I'm still breakingout! Ugh I'm frustated and disappointed and idk what else to do. I saw my doctor yesterday and he said we'll go up 10 100mg a day. and see how it goes! I still get the big cystic zits! WTF??!!! I'm not happy... and i dont know what else to do

liana02

liana02

09/14/2011

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09/21/2011

 

day 57-60

So I had the appointment with my doctor. My liver is fine so we are goingt o 80 mg... hopefully is not too bad on my body, I wanted to go to 80mg anyway. I also got an increase dose on my birth control, I've been spotting a lot so I'm sick of it! in two weeks I'll start the next dose of birth control and I start with the 8-mg a day today. We will see... everything is the same, I'm breaking out as usual but nothing as bad as it was,... patience patience patience...

liana02

liana02

07/14/2011

 

Day 47-55.. I survived Havasupai... I'm BACK!!!

So the trip to the Havasupai Reservation was intense!!!!! I thought I was not going to make it 10+ miles to the camping site.... hiking... under the sun and heat and with a heavy load on my back. Took me and my boyfriend about 9 hrs.. oh yea blisters were involved... not cool! THe place is beautiful.. worth the hike... we saw two different HUGE waterfalls, Mooney Falls and Havasu Falls... a challenge to get to Mooney falls of course down some rocks.. totally UNSAFE! but BEAUTIFUL! ... then the hike back. This time at 130am when it was pitch black outside. Scary, this time it took us about 6hrs. all up the HILL! HORRIBLE exhausting... but an awesome sense of accomplishment when I got to the top.. I wanted to cry! Glad to be alive, glad to have experience it.... I will for sure go back there but NOT hiking, I'll pay my money and fly into the reservation LOL Back to business... Accutane and acne. I broke out like crazy on my trip, I;m think all that dust and the water was not clean enough. I covered myself pretty well, so no sunburn, I tanned a little but nothing you would notice, when I was uncovered ,I could feel the sun in my skin, I was uncovered for a bit but nothing happen, my legs where uncovered most of the days, I had a good hat and long-sleeve white blouse (those with UV rays protection) that helped a lot. I went through a whole bottle of sunblock.... not bad for such a hard weather. My zits from the trip are in the process of healing. I just got a new one of my chest that HURTS! I had my blood drawn yesterday and I'll have my doctor's appointment on wednesday. I am back in San francsico for work but I'm going back home in LA for 10 days in a week. So I'll be exposed to the sun but the key is SUNBLOCK... nothing else to report, no other weird side effects... nothing! I'm just waiting for this zits to go away .

liana02

liana02

07/09/2011

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07/09/2011

 

Day 45-46

Nothing new... my lips are peeling like CRAZY! two new cystic zit but they are almost dry like a day later.. is cool.. getting ready and very anxious about my trip... the journey starts thursday afternoon....

liana02

liana02

06/29/2011

 

Day 38-44-- SORRY

I was bad this week! I did not blog at ALL! not cool ! Anyway, I'm home in LA so that's why I didn't blog I had many things to do... So here it goes: * acne... same less zits but still getting some, yesterday a big one ont he site of my forehead, anotherone on my cheek and one by my neck. 2 of them are huge the other not so big.... not bad compared to BEFORE when they were EVERYWHERE and were HUGE. HOpefully they will disappear soon. * Lips seem to be getting worse.... I lost my aquafor for 2 hours and I was miserable. they are pretty bad... but if I reapplied every hour I think I'll be fine.. I learned that I need to carry two with me to every city I go LOL. * NO other side effects. * Drinking, I feel the alcohol on my first drink! I can have up to two but most of the time I rather not. I used to be able to drink way more than that.... oh well... is for my own good LOL... I'm trying not to drink often anymore... * HIKING--- next week! next week! I'm anxious and a little scare. we are hiking the Havasupai reservation to the falls. is an 8 mile hike and we have to carry all our camping gear! in a very very hot weather.... I hope I live! We are leaving on June 30th and coming back July 4. I have almost everything.... I hope I get to be in the sun for a bit and swim! it looks so beautiful up there... and I hope I dont; die of dehydration or heat exhaustion LOL.... seriously! is too hot! Anyway, I'll write tonight.

liana02

liana02

06/27/2011

 

Day 36-37

So I got a new zit :/ right on my left jaw line.. it;s freaking gross... and itt hurts.... i thought I was done ..... that's it....

liana02

liana02

06/20/2011

 

Day 34- 35

ok, no new zits the ones on my face right now are still drying and finally getting smaller, however, I have this groups of cystic zits below my chin to my left side... they are kind of gross but since they are not on my face ... whatever... no more news...

liana02

liana02

06/18/2011

 

really????!!!!!

So me and my boyfriend have decided to join his brothers in a hiking trip to the Havasupai falls in AZ durign the first week of July... so as you all know with accutane you can be in the sunlight much, especially desert sunlinght for an 8 hour hike! anyway! I'm going.... So I was just talking to my boyfriend on the phone and I'm telling him how I need to start looking for light cotton clothes,, long-sleeve shirts and pants... and he says "why don't you wear shorts" REALLY???? shorts!!!!!!! don't you think I wanna wear shorts in 100+ degree weather!!!!!!!!! ugh!!!! it really pissed me off!!!!!!! I CAN'T wear shorts!!!! I'll burn my legs!!!!!! I'm on accutane1!!! ugh!!!!!! he doesn't get it! he has been supportive and all but he just doesn't get it! am I overreacting???

liana02

liana02

06/15/2011

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06/15/2011

 

Day 33--derm appt.

So today I went to the derm. he won't increase my medication he says he wants to keep me at 60 mg for one more month and then take some blood work to see how my liver is going and then he might go up... oh well.... No other news except that I have two tiny white heads that I feel like squeezing!!! but I haven't... and I'm trying not to LOL... everything else is the same

liana02

liana02

06/15/2011

 

DAy 32

I have one zit on top of my right eyebrow that bleeds everytime I wash my face so that's not helping the healing process... the HUMONGOUS on on my cheek is getting smaller.. but is the same (it popped... it wasn't me... or was it)... anyway os getting smaller but is not looking as big as before... so far no new ones THANKFULLY!!! tomorrow morning, I have appointment with my doctor, and a blood test for pregnancy... thankfully he is not taking any liver test which I'm sure are crappy... since I've been drinking the last two weeks (no I'm not alcoholic.. is just social drinking). I hope he goes up on my dosage! It seems like my body got used to this 60mg... my face is not peeling anymore and my hair is not as dry as it used to be! so I think I need a higher dose... we'll see...

liana02

liana02

06/14/2011

 

Day 31

My zits don't seem to bed drying any faster they aare just thre like always... The moisturizer from clinique has been AWESOME! my face is not peeling at all anymore. ONe xzot bleeds after I shower... oh well. and the other has been telling to pick at it.... SO SICK OF THIS ZITS!!!!! on a positive note, no more OIL

liana02

liana02

06/13/2011

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06/14/2011

 

DAy 28, 29, 30

Well... everything is the same... the huge xits are drying and new ones are coming out... it sucks!!!!! the moisture surge from clinique has helped in great ways!!! I Love it! no more peeling... that's it... I can't wait to stop breaking out !

liana02

liana02

06/12/2011

 

Day 27

well the HUGE cystic zits in my face are STILL there... bigger than ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm upset again.... so maybe is not a good idea to blog..... fyi at least no new zits... not that I can see any through the HUGE ones on my face right now...

liana02

liana02

06/09/2011

 

Day 26

man! I had a meltdown last night! crying and being all emotional.. the funny thing is that after that moment of being sensible it was gone and I was back to my normal self LOL HOw awful! anyway, I just took my 27 pill so I'll blog later... my huge zits are still there all ugly and big and painful! and no I'm not depressed or suicidal... I am just angry and frustrated... and now I have to do a lot of hw...

liana02

liana02

06/08/2011

 

Ugh!!! not feeling well :(

I have three HUGE cystic zits in my face! They don't seem to be going away anytime soon they are actually starting to hurt! I feel awful!!!!!!!! I feel self-consicous these things are BIG! I'm SAd!

liana02

liana02

06/07/2011

 

day 25

ok well, I'm peeling... terribly! I mean is BAD! I started using moisture surge by Clinique for thirsty skin and even then I'm peeling.... Have I mentioned that I LOVE my non-oily face? ... well I LOVE my non-oily face. That's it... oh yea I had a Mojito today... bad me!

liana02

liana02

06/07/2011

 

Day 24-- breaking out more!

so I have two nasty zits in both of my cheeks! until when??????????? I'm getting tired of it is going to be a month on thursday!!!!!! monday I see my doc... but he at the most will go up of the dose... but until when am I going to break out....

liana02

liana02

06/06/2011

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06/07/2011

 

Day 23

SO I went to Macy's and to Clinique! I got the spf 50 sunblock face cream, and the Moisture Surge for very thirsty skin LOL! my face was flaky from the isotretinoin, so Moisture surge was AWESOME!!!! today no flaky, I can put my make p jsut fine! yey! no other side effects.. only that even my ears are dry LOL! ok I'll update tonight for Day 24

liana02

liana02

06/05/2011

 

DAy 21 and 22-- dryness

DRYNESS peeling, dryness and some more dryness. ... still getting pimples... big cystic ones... very hard to keep from picking at them .... mmm. I've bee bad picking and pocking at them oh well.... nothing else is new... I am home visiting in Los Angeles. I live in San Francisco but only for school, home is LA... so I'll be here until tuesday am... I drove this time... I forgot how warm the weather is here.... oh well, my boyfriend stayed in Sacramaneto, finals week I miss him already... the worse thing is that he is moving back to Riverside (So CAL) next week... oh well. i'll miss him... he is so GREAT! anyway, will update tomorrow...

liana02

liana02

06/04/2011

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06/04/2011

 

Day 20- hair suggestions pls

NO changes.... zits are drying up... no new ones.... face is super dry! and I LOVE it.... since I used to be super oily, my face now remains shine free all day... maybe a little too dry... I get that peeling thing around my mouth even after I moisturize... but... I'm not complaining I love my non-shiny face! my scalp though... that's annoying... it really looks like dandruff... kind of gross.... not sure what to do with that.... any suggestions????

liana02

liana02

06/02/2011

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06/03/2011

 

Day 19 zits go away!

so I'm experiencing IB until when??? I wanna start getting cleared up! no new zits today but the other ones are still there.... just there... *sight*.... dryness is the same... scalp is less itchy but still really dry... nothing else...

liana02

liana02

06/01/2011

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06/01/2011

 

Day 15-18 B-day weekend!

Sorry! it was my birthday weekend... so was too tired to post... jejeje but here it goes... I started the 60mg/ day dose... ( I take 80 one day and 40 the next)... well... what can I say.. I'm breaking out big cystic pimples I have to small cystic on my forehead since friday, one on my chin, two on my cheek and a HUGE one on my hairline! all of them except for the one on my hairline are kind of small and non painful some of them already got the white head and popped (all by themselves)... the one on my hairline is PAINFUL! hopefully they will all go away soon... how long does this first IB last?????? On another note, my face is NOT oily this is awesome news for me.. I used to have ultra oily skin... very hopeless oily.... but now no shine the WHOLE day! I LOVE it! I am happy with that and I think that does keeps me from concentrating on the horrible zits I have... So because of all the liver issues that this POISON brings, I've been trying to stay away from alcohol (I'm a social drinker). But this was my birthday weekend... so.... oh well... I went wine tasting, I had a whole bottle of champagne with my boyfriend, and a beer today... oh well... I'll try to be good... last thing I need is my doctor telling me that I need to be off the pill because of my liver... Oh yea... I forgot to take my pill sunday nite oh well... I didn't catch up I'm just pretending I took it LOL My scalp is dry! and it itches... any suggestions????? it looks like dandruff at times... suggestions please??????????? Everything else is good.... I have actually been walking a lot more than before and hiking and walking up the hill a lot more (I live in san francisco so imagine the steep hills)... but no physical side effects for now... I hope it stays that way...

liana02

liana02

05/31/2011

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