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Day 50!

So today is 'Day 50' and I went back to see my Dermatologist. He had a bit of a stress in that he really wants me to come off of the steroids, but I managed to pursuade him to give me another two weeks prescription of 5mg a day, as I'm so paranoid I'm gonna break out again horrifically when I stop them. He's also upped my Isotetrinoin/Roaccutane/whatever you wanna call it, and from tomorrow I'll be on 60mg a day (scary stuff!). He again confirmed that my treatment will be six months, so by my

bubbles82

bubbles82

09/27/11

 

Day 49 On Roaccutane

Hi all you lot out there! So haven't updated my blog in a while as have been pretty busy with one thing and another. Am looking to move house soon so things have been a little stressful of late to say the least! Anyways, I am really pleased to report that since the last time I blogged, I haven't had any more beasts pop up! I am really hoping that this is it now for the initial breakout and my skin takes a turn for the better, but don't wanna get my hopes up too much or jinx it!! As reg

bubbles82

bubbles82

09/26/11

 

Day 39

Okiley dokily, so I'm on day 39 and not really sure why I'm blogging, as I haven't got a whole lot to report! Had my hair done today and a lovely back massage, which made me feel a little better in some ways but all the girls in the salon were planning a girly night as a new club has opened in town (which I was invited to but will not go out at the moment looking like this!!), and they all had lovely skin so it made me feel a little sad. Once I wouldn't have even given it a second thought, but

bubbles82

bubbles82

09/16/11

 

day 36

So I'm on 'Day 36' and really don't have a whole lot to report, bar that my face is starting to get dry and peel a little. I have been avoiding putting moisturiser on at night sometimes, as I'm scared it's feeding my spots, but think that might be why the dryness has occured! My lips are dry too, but the Vaseline is looking after them well. As regards my face, still no improvement at all. Got lots of scabs/big lumps which I am trying to hide with foundation, and don't even get me started

bubbles82

bubbles82

09/13/11

 

Day 31

Hi guys, Nothing really much to report other than my face is an absolute mess! I have three mahusive scabs - one on my chin, one on my cheek and the other just under my nose. Is anyone else noticing that if they squeeze a spot or even knock it whilst on Roaccutane, it forms a massive scab? Also, these scabs are totally uncoverable, and they seem to be hanging around for what seems like ever, and not drying up. Has anyone got any suggestions of what I can put on them to try and soothe/aid t

bubbles82

bubbles82

09/08/11

 

Day 29

Today is day 29 (in the big brother house ... sorry couldn't resist!!). So update, I spoke to Dermatology yesterday and said my face was going absolutely CRAZY breaking out, and they have decided to keep me on the steroids for another three weeks - 10mg a day. That should take me up to when I see the dermatologist again for my 2 month check, and no doubt he will have words as he doesn't particularly like me being on them. Back to my face, it is absolutely disgusting. I had a nurse come i

bubbles82

bubbles82

09/06/11

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09/08/11

 

Day 26 on Roaccutane

Day 26 - what a long road this is turning out to be, and I'm not even a quarter of a way through yet! My face looks absolutely disgusting without make-up on, I can't quite believe how many red marks and spots there are. I feel like a frickin freak show, and its really getting me down . Thank God I have discovered Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - anybody struggling to hide blemishes/imperfections/scars/red marks, get yourself a tube. At £26.00 a pot its espensive, but it is by far the

bubbles82

bubbles82

09/03/11

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09/05/11

 

Day 24 on Roaccutane

So today is day 24, feels like its been a lifetime already and I'm not even done with my first month! I phoned Dermatology today to get my bloods back, and they're all normal thank God. My weekend was a bit booze-fuelled so I was surprised, but I'm glad! I've been really good since starting Roaccutane and not had a drink, but did slip up which I will try not to do too much. Re my face, its getting dry now especially around the spots. They are quite scabby but I think they're reducing in s

bubbles82

bubbles82

09/01/11

 

Day 22

Today I went to see my Dermatologist again for my first check-up since commencing Roaccutane. He told me he could see a slight improvement (I had tons of bumps before starting), but was concerned with the amount of 'new friends' I have on my face. It is for this reason he has decided to keep me on 40mg a day (two tablets in the morning) of Roaccutane and also my steroids for a little longer. I'm reducing the steroids down by 5mg a week, and am now going to be on 10mg for the next week (5mg th

bubbles82

bubbles82

08/30/11

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09/01/11

 

Day 17 on Accutane

Haven't updated for a few days as have been feeling pretty down. The initial outbreak has well and truely hit me - I have three huge spots on my forehead and I never used to break out there. My chin now has one mahusive scab on it which is really raised from the big lighthouse spot I got, and I have four other ones on my chin which are quite big. I just feel like this is never going to get better, and I am going to look like this for ever. Quite depressed to be honest! As regards side effe

bubbles82

bubbles82

08/25/11

 

Day 11 on Accutane

So I'm on day 11 of taking Accutane (40mg in the morning) and to be honest things are going well. I'm not suffering from any major side effects - my lips are slightly dry but nothing regular Vaseline applications isn't sorting out. They don't hurt at all and there's no cracking with them - maybe coz I obsess over the Vaseline! My nose isn't dry and my skin isn't too bad. I'm moisturising at night-time though religiously! Yesterday I squeezed a few blackheads and noticed that my face swell

bubbles82

bubbles82

08/19/11

 

Day 8 - Accutane

So I'm on day 8 of Accutane (40mg in the morning) and I think the side effects are starting to kick in. I've got a couple of spots cropped up on my face - one on my chin which my lovely mother describes as a 'blind spot', as it bloody kills and won't be squeezed. These are the worst and they really stick out. They last about a month usually but I'm hoping the Accutane will speed up the process of it hanging around - very optimistic I know! As regards my lips, they are starting to dry out

bubbles82

bubbles82

08/16/11

 

Day 6 - Accutane

So I'm on day 6 of Accutane (40mg in the morning) and I have to say that its so far so good! I've had a really busy weekend away with friends and haven't really been looking after myself as much as I should (a few beers, not much moisturising or sleep!) and I'm doing ok. My back has been playing up really bad and my legs ache a bit but I've been quite active so I guess that's understandable. My skin isn't drying yet (I'm still using Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions) and my lips are doing well.

bubbles82

bubbles82

08/15/11

 

Day 3 on Accutane

Hi, So I've took my third day of Accutane today (40mg OD) and so far no change - as if I expected there would be!! No dryness as yet although keep popping the Vaseline on my lips and up my nose to try and keep it at bay. Am waiting for it though, I know its coming!! No side effects as yet, apart from not being able to sleep last night. Although think that has something to do with the stress the ex keeps putting me under!! Am going away this weekend and am really apprehensive as hav

bubbles82

bubbles82

08/11/11

 

Day 1 on Accutane

I have just swallowed my first two pills (am taking 40mg in the morning - 2x 20mg), and I still have spots lol!!! Have put the Vaseline on my lips and up my nose as I'm so scared of the dryness, and I have to say I was really scared taking the pills - I know it sounds random!! I went from taking no pills at the beginning of the year to now taking 9 in the morning. Hopefully in a few months though I'll be only taking 1, the contraceptive pill. So today is the start of my journey, am pr

bubbles82

bubbles82

08/09/11

 

A day before Accutane/Pyoderma Faciale

So I went to see my Dermatologist last Tuesday and he said that because I was on Oxytetracycline, I have to stop it rightaway and wait a week before I can start Roacutane. Flippin annoying as I was hoping to get right on with it, but hey ho - its better than a brain clot (which is the possibility if I don't wait!!). Anyway, he also gave me a four week course of Prendisolone Steroids to try and take down the inflammation on my face, and hopefully this should calm the initial outbreak on my face

bubbles82

bubbles82

08/08/11

 

A Week Before Tane & Introduction

Hi, I'm totally new to this site as have only developed acne in the last three months. So a little bit about myself ... I have had the worst year ever in my life with so many things happening to me personally and professionally, and I think it all became too much so has come out on my skin. It started off at Christmas with work pressures, and then my grandfather passed away in February. If I thought that was bad my partner of 11 years then left me a week later for someone else and I am n

bubbles82

bubbles82

07/25/11

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