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Day 61! Start of month 3

Today is the beginning of month 3. I have switched brands from Amnesteem to Claravis. I had to pay $256 at Wal-Mart for a 30 day supply because right now I don't have insurance. Sigh... My blood work was all great and my white blood cell count is back to normal and I am feeling a lot less fatigue. I still feel tired and not as energetic as normal but it has gotten a lot better over the last couple of weeks. Skin is doing better. No active breakouts at all just a lot of red marks and m

sundevil_87

sundevil_87

06/06/11

 

DAY 57...almost month 3!

So I am a little behind, I should already be in month three but I got pushed back like a week because in May when I went for my prescription I couldn't get it because the pharmacy here at the hospital wouldn't accept my insurance (I live on a reservation so the system here is way different) wouldn't cover my Accutane. So it was a huge run around. I missed about 4 or 5 days, then I missed another about 1 week or 2 ago because I was feeling pretty crappy and sick so I decided to skip. Either

sundevil_87

sundevil_87

06/03/11

 

Day 46

So it's been awhile since I last wrote a blog and all I can say is that I am frustrated!!! First of all, my white blood cell count was down the last time I went to the doctor and he wanted to take me off. Hopefully when I go back again the first week of June it will be okay to stay on. Secondly, I have noticed accutane makes me a lot more "irritable". I am a lot more sensitive than usual I guess and it sucks. It's not terrible but enough for me to seek outlets to get rid of it. I am g

sundevil_87

sundevil_87

05/21/11

 

Day 31

Today is day 31 and I am so glad to be done with month one! I went to the dermatologist today and my white blood cell count is low so this is bad news...he wanted to take me off of Accutane but I told him I felt fine and I haven't been sick or anything. He consulted with my dad (who is also a physician and they work in the same hospital) and they decided that I need to get my blood drawn again on Monday. The dermatologist was going to bump me up to 60 mg but after today he decided to

sundevil_87

sundevil_87

05/04/11

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05/21/11

 

Day 24???

Um today is either day 23 or 24 I haven't taken my pill yet but I decided to write a blog anyway. My hands are so dry and I have this rash that seems to be spreading all over my arms. I tried putting unscented lotion on it to help but it's not working so I am going to ask my dermatologist what to do when I see him in about a week. I broke out with 4 pimples on my left and 1 on my right...I'm supposed to be getting my period soon so I think that is contributing to that but it sucks!!!

sundevil_87

sundevil_87

04/27/11

 

Day 20

Only 10 more days till I am done with month one! Time is going by fast...I'm so busy with unpacking and starting school soon. My skin is clearing really nicely. It is more vibrant, smoother, and a lot less red than when I first began. I had a whitehead on my left cheek yesterday that I picked at..oops I also have a few small ones on my forehead that are going away as well as another breakout on my left jawline that I'm hoping will go away soon. My left cheek is pretty clear. My lip

sundevil_87

sundevil_87

04/23/11

 

Day 14

Wow it's been 2 weeks already!! Time goes by fast! I've been really busy with moving and I just got accepted into the STEP Program and I begin May 16th so that will definitely keep me occupied..the more I'm occupied the less I think about being on Accutane. Side effects: skin is not really dry, it's just drier than usual and there is no oil production. I have to moisturize 2x a day or else it's flaky and dry. The breakouts on my forehead from last week have gone down but have left re

sundevil_87

sundevil_87

04/17/11

 

Day 11

So today is day 11...it feels good knowing that after this pack I will only have one more then it's the end of month 1!!! I am trying hard not to think about how long my treatment is, after all, 5 months is nothing relative to my life and relative to the time I have been struggling with acne so I really think it will be worth it. Side Effects: I had a breakout on my forehead a few days ago and they are all starting to dry up now. They are basically all gone and all that remains are those h

sundevil_87

sundevil_87

04/15/11

 

Day 8

So today is Day 8 of accutane and some of the redness from the pics (see my gallery) has subsided. Side effects: My lips are surprisingly not that dry. They feel extra soft actually (weird)...it's almost as if my face feels feverish from time to time and that somehow results in my lips being softer. I use a Clinique lip balm at night and a balm from Bath and Body Works during the day (I think it's called Bigelow's Plum Mint...works like a dream and is minty and has a nice color) Ski

sundevil_87

sundevil_87

04/11/11

 

Introduction/Amnesteem (Accutane) Day 6

Here we go...I am in my first week of Accutane. I posted to the Accutane Logs forum but since I am starting my own blog I might as well re-introduce myself. I have been struggling with moderate to severe cystic acne since I was about 12 years old. It started to get pretty bad about 8th grade and persisted from there on..I am now 23 and I just graduated from ASU in December of 2010...I was supposed to go on Accutane in the summer of 2008 but I chickened out because I was naive and had only

sundevil_87

sundevil_87

04/09/11

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04/10/11

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