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Month 5, Big Update - All Clear (Fingers Crossed!)

Hi everyone, I haven't written in a while, so I wanted to be sure to update with the *good* results since my tendency is to only go on here when I'm feeling down and need support, and that gives a biased impression of my experience with Accutane. I am going into Month 5 of my Accutane course and my skin is completely clear. I cannot BELIEVE I just wrote that. Completely. Clear. I never in a million years thought I could say that. Ok, so I actually had one tiny tiny bump in the last 3

aviva27

aviva27

10/23/11

 

Week 8

Another quick update... Month 2 has been pretty hard and discouraging. I knew going up to 60 mg I might break out, but I still wasn't prepared. Bad breakout during week 6 - not worse than my worst breakouts before accutane, but pretty bad. Couldn't be covered with makeup. I wouldn't say that it went away faster than usual either. Now I'm in week 8, and my skin has calmed down but I still have the usual ton of invisible jawline bumps and a couple other blemishes. My skin is pret

aviva27

aviva27

08/27/11

 

Update - 4 weeks

Just a quick update... I'm on day 28. I saw the doctor on Friday and I was super nervous going into the appointment that my labs wouldn't be good and I'd have to go off it, or that she wouldn't bump up my dosage because I've been having pretty noticeable side effects, etc. etc. I worry too much. She said my blood tests (triglycerides & liver function) were "great", and she bumped me up to 60 just like I had hoped. We talked about my progress and she said that I am clearly responding

aviva27

aviva27

07/31/11

 

Products!

I thought it would be fun to do a post on all the products I've been using to minimize the side effects from Accutane. By the way, I finished 2 weeks! My skin is still breaking out (of course, I know I won't clear up for a while) but the blemishes I do get are going away really fast. Like they come up one day and are practically gone the next. The doctor told me to expect this in the second month, so I'm happy it's happening already! Also my skin got kind of rough looking the first few days

aviva27

aviva27

07/19/11

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10/25/11

 

Day 11... up & down

Just wanted to write a quick update... Even if no one is reading this, it helps me feel like the time is passing! I'm on Day 11. Lots of side effects... I didn't expect them to kick in so quickly. The crazy itching is much, much better, don't know if that's due to the steroid cream from the doctor, or the fish oil I've been taking, or if my skin just needed to acclimate. My stomach's been pretty upset, but I have no idea if that's from the accutane. Also I have been super tired and haven't f

aviva27

aviva27

07/14/11

 

1st entry! Bad night & help wanted.

Hi y'all, Well, I don't know if anyone will stumble across this, but if you do, thanks for reading and please comment if you have any advice! Or just want to say hi. I am on my 6th day of Accutane (40 mg a day for the first month) and wow, these side effects are no joke. They have already started big time. Last night I was up till 4 am (not because I was out having fun) because my face was itching like CRAZY. It was horrible. The skin on my face is also really red and puffy. No

aviva27

aviva27

07/09/11

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07/11/11

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