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I Have Returned!

Hey guys It's been a really long time, I stopped takin accutane for a month because my har was fallin out and I freaked out a bit also don't drink on accutane I use to have one every now and then but I got a bit to comfortable and drank too much and it screwed up my enzymes and liver acidity. So I had a month break, back on it now for the past week, but my skin is amazing little red marks (very faint) where I had acne, but during the month I was off only had 2 small pimples, they would have been smaller but I gotta pick ya know. All the oiliness returned to my face and hair during the month but no where near as bad as it was. My lips returned to normal so did my nose bleeds and my hair stopped fallin out. So Im confident things will return to normal once all done But apart from that my life is awesome, my confidence in myself is much better, now that I'm clear 90% of the time. Sorry I took so long I promise to be back soon catchyas!

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

03/26/2012

 

2Nd Derm Appointment

Sorry its been a while since I posted, everything is good. My skin has cleared up amazin in the past few days, but im still waiting for another break out (fingers crossed). Im also growing a kick ass Mo and neck beard to raise money for Movember. I have been havin hectic nose bleeds some mornings when I wake up. And some dry patches on random spots on my arms and my lips are still as dry as a cactus' bumhole. Still really thirsty all the time, and I think im starting to notice some sun sensitivity, I turn red for a while even if Ionly go out in the sun for a little bit, but then again ithas been crazily hot lately. Ive been eatin really healthy, when I got my bloodtests back today, my liver function actually improved, so i guess im doing something right, well just a quick update for now. Oh one more thing here's the link to my movember page, I wouldn't be a good fundraiser if I didn't exploit every possible angle. And be annoying sorry guys I'll update again soon. http://mobro.co/krrinz

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

11/04/2011

 

Day 40Ish..i Think

So its been ages since I've blogged, I've lost count of the days.Not much really changed just dryer than ever, my nosebleeds have gotten a little bit worse sometimes they wont stop for a while but if I hold a tissue there they calm down fairly fast mos tof the time, lips aren't too bad I finished my first chapstick today,gotta invest in a new one quick smart. I am drinkin crazy amounts of water, I can't get enough I always have a few bottles on the go, ready. I also keep getting patches on my arms, dry patches just randomly pop up. I have noticed my cheeks have been rosie too and my eyesget a bit irritated now and then like they are dry and itchy, I have been having a little bit of blurred vision mostly driving at night I notice this but its not too bad I can still see just a little out of focus. You could say I've been eating fairly healthy, although I give into KFC a fair bit lol, DAMN U COL. SANDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Drinking water mostley and eating fruit and veg a lot. My skin is ok ATM and it does seem to respond to what I've eaten. It's not clear though, not a lot of spots, just enough to annoy me, I have to moisturise everynight now unless I want flaky skin when I wake up. OK that's it I think so I guess I'll see yaz in a bit... BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

10/25/2011

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10/25/2011

 

Stop Looking At Me Swan!

So today I am very tired so this will be a short post right, alrighty then.More tired than ever and my long days at work aren't helping, My skin is veryvery dry i have tomoisturise everytime Iget out of the shower and my face is flaky and I have dry patches on my neck, behind my ears, pretty much everywhere. Dandruff has returned and my hair feels drier and drier everyday, Acne is fluctuating is ok at the moment, I only seem to be getting small outbreaks around my nose, but everytime I feel a cyst comi9ng up i get onto it with an icecube and take some Ibuprofen and that seems to decreasse the severity, redness and inflammation. It really is frustratin having acne at my age, so much work and effort i have to put in just to look somewhat presentable, constantly worrying that ppl don't take me seriously or are thinkin why is his skin like thathe doesn't wash,does drugs or eats too much junk and other ppl don't do sh!t and they have awesome skin, I mean Im eating super healthy, taking care not to irritate or touch my skin too much washing and moisturising and a countless bunch of other treatments I've tried in the past. But Im yet to see myself completely clear, I feel like I am being punished for something I have done, maybe in a past life. Hey but atleast this seems to be helping a bit. Oh well this blog turned into a Dr Phil sesh, also I got anew laptop and the spacebar is small and I haven't got use to it yet. Bye ...

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

10/11/2011

 

Dry Dry Dry! Day..... Um I Forget

Wot up peeps? So my skin is so dry its actually flakng off my arms, i still have old mate on my nose but he is starting to dry up and should be gone soon, another bloke will pop up and take his place no doubt. Dandruff, dry hair it all feels normal now, I still get a little headache every so often,not to bad. Im actually eating healthy now so I guess thats helping things a lot, i feel good, Im waking up early and not even getting that much sleep and I feel great. Drinking oceans of water everyday, I'm packing chapstick everywhere I go. Still haven't noticed any sensitivity to the sun or decreased night vision. A bit sore when I wake up but I am very lazy and I've been working a lot so moving round he's is prolly catchin up with my old bones. Alright that's it from me for another day, this guy looks like spongebob with out a nose, right? I reckon this guy stole it and wot the hell is this guy supposed to be???? catch guys alright ya!!! ....???

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

10/09/2011

 

Upped The Dosage _ Day 23

So I saw my derm today, Im on 3/ 20mg pills a day now. Which Im pretty happy about now cos it means im getting there. Symptom wise pretty bad nose bleed today. Well not heaps bad just wouldn't go away, I'm sure I'll have worse ones later on in the course. Muscles aching but thats just from gym and work but the tane does make it worse than usual. Skin is mostly clear except one humungo volcano about to erupt on my nose, and some random little ones scattered around. Why the nose I wouldn't care if they were appearing on my cheek but the nose is the worst. I was a little depressed today bout having to work looking like this, but just focusing on the future, and the soundwave line-up for next year. I asked my derm bout medications to avoid and he said pretty much everything accept vitamin a. I was a bit worried about headache pills and anti-inflams cos the liver digests those aswell, but he said it's ok Sothats me upped to 60mg. It is currently 1am in the land of oz, and I just finished work, and I have to work again in the morning so good night all. Cheers Guys.

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

10/07/2011

 

Frustration And The Waiting Game....hurry Up Already!

Ola, sooooo today, nothings changed still waiting for my skin to change.Feeling a bit down today cos of it. It isn't that bad really just a few big ones and a couple smaller but everywhere else is clear though so ya gotta take the good with the bad... I guess. I see what they mean when they say u heal slower, the spots I have at the mo are taking ages to shove off. I discovered I had a lot more dandruff than I thought while scratching my head at work and saw it snow down like an itchy, flake blizzard on my black shirt lol, shampooed it out, but it will be back again soon no doubt. O.k here is a question what products can I use to keep my skin relatively clear, or help reduce the duration of a breakout while on accutane, ya know send em on there way quicker. I dont get many at the moment (fingers crossed, freddy) but the ones that do appear are cystic and flare up quite big. So yeah any input would be great thanks guys I'll give anything a go atm. I know it's fairly early days and I have a long road ahead but any secrets and/or tips would be appreciated. That's it catch tomorrow. Peace Out Rabbit.

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

10/05/2011

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10/13/2011

 

Nineteen, Nineteeen!

Captains' (B)Log October 4th Year 2011, Day 19 into the Tane voyage, well that's enough of that, I have been very tired for no reason today I had heaps of sleep lastnight, so tired that I actually had a nap at work. Shoooosh. My scalp is crazy dry, got dandruff a bit, My lips are actually quite good today I think its the pawpaw ointment that stuff is amazing, I had a big jar of it left over from when my tattoos were healing.And it smell awesome I want to eat it. A nyway I seem to be waking up during the night a bit more that usual aswell not to bad tho i just roll over and continue dreaming about giant bugs attacking me lol. I haven't had anymore weird dreams yet since the ones the other night. I haven't really noticed any sensitivity to UV yet, I pretty much walk around in a singlet on my days off, cos its so bloody hot here. Im eating healthy like I said I would drinking nothing but water, eating plenty of fruit and all that crap. Also my skin has ben a little bit dry and itchy in random places e.g one spot on my left arm, a knuckle on my right hand. Just weird litle things going on like that. Oh yeah! I had a crappy headache for a bit but some ibuprofen smashed it. Righto, that's it. Captain out YO!!

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

10/04/2011

 

Day ?

Hi again everyone, not much to report Im just a bit bored and thought I would update. No weird dreams in the last couple of days, same old story aswell dry lips, my nose is buggin me feels like I got boogers all the time but its just dry, ya know same stuff blah,blah, blah!! I haven't been eating real healthy either (whooops), hey I had to quit drinkin so I have substituted it with junk food. . Im starting to miss beer a little bit. My mood in general is much better tho, even tho my skin is still sh!tty I find it easier to go out in public, Im starting to actually do things e.g I went to the gym today, and I haven't been for 5 yrs I know im gonna pay for it tomoz when I try to get out of bed lol, bcoz I've been gettin a bit of fatigue on this stuff already, but at least gym is good for me. Alright that's me....catch DONATELLO!!!!!!!!!

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

10/03/2011

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10/03/2011

 

Day 17 - New Side Effects

Hi everyone it's day 17 everything is good STORMTROOPER!!!!!!!!!, sorry I just really wanted to use that. Yeah so today my nostrils/sinuses feel very dry not bad just enough to annoy me, my hair continues to get drier its like hay which is good cos it looks cool all scruffy I like it. My scalp is a bit dry to i've noticed too, my skin is pretty good to face is very dry and flaky, but my acne has seemed to slow down im waiting for another breakout to errupt any day now. I have a new bump emerge every now and then but nowhere near as common as before. I have also been having weird dreams like my teeth falling out and being attacked by giants bugs lol, I read another users blog describing similar weird dreams while on accutane, I don't know if these are a symptom of the drug, I can't really be sure cos I've had much weirder dreams. It's also getting harder and harder to get out of bed, but I am very lazy. So IDK? Ok that's it for now...catch

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

10/02/2011

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10/02/2011

 

Fatigue And Stuff

G'day first off I have been yawning all day so farrrking tired and my hair feels really dry it's a strange feeling abit like straw wtf?. Anyway apart from that just the usual bloody snot, really dry lips, flaky skin not much else goin on. I get little headaches but they don't last long. I gotta go cos I'm at work Byeeee!!!

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

09/30/2011

 

Fifteen!

How yaz goin? I moisturised last and caked the papaw on my lips, and all good this morn no peely skin, lips were much better but it's insane how many times I'm putting this stuff on my lips. It's a cold rainy day today which is weird it's usually hot and sunny here, so I'll have to keep on my lips cos cold weather usually cracks em and now I'm on this so I'm expecting the worst. My acne overall is not that bad right now even tho I feel terrible looking like this, I have dealt with much worse. Still going thru the IB but not to bad, I expect the IB to last a couple of months well that's wot I read so again expecting the worst. Sorry ranting a bit probably cos I'm bored at work. Oh yeah does anybody know about the tattoo thing cos I would hate to have to get them done again to expensive and it doesn't feel real nice either lol right now I'll just keep moisturising them like crazy. Have a good day everyone hope ur not at work like me.

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

09/29/2011

 

Dry Skin....day 14

Day 14 and my face is stating to dry out, I have a few blackheads on my nose and they are raising up, I have peely bits all over my face probly should moisturise. My lips suck Ive been using Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment couple times a day seems to be a big help, chapsticks just not cutting it at the moment. Oh yeah and my scalps itchy. Gotta go to work now, just a quick update for now ...catch

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

09/28/2011

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09/29/2011

 

Day 13, Gettin There!

Hiiiyooo!! ok so it turns out im dumb and can't count Im 13th day of the little maroon pill, not really much going on a mild headache took some advil (apparently thats ok and wont damage my liver). I did learn something today tho, if ur lips are dry and flaky DO NOT PICK AT THEM!!!! Just ended up hurting. So my lips are really really dry, and last night when I was at work I felt like I was sweating but I wasn't, I mean I should have been cos I have a pretty physical job lots of heavy lifting. So I felt like I was but I wasn't and skin was a bit itchy, not that bad really. Oh yeah and my muscles are sore, I don't have much muscle mass but what I do have has been aching, but that could be from work I guess.. also I have alot of tattoos does anybody know if they will dry out and fade, and any care or precautions I can take to preserve them. righto that's it for now, have a good one.

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

09/27/2011

 

First Blog Ever - Be Gentle.

Hey all, forgive me Im pretty computer illiterate or as my mate Jon calls me a N00B ( for some reason he uses zeros,IDK???). Ive had crappy skin since I was about 18 im 25 now and it only seems to get worse with age. After tryin everything over the counter, antibiotics... Well u all know where im goin with this to cut it short I went to the derm and got put on accutane (oratane). Ive been takin it for 11 days now, i was crazy nervous takin the first few but I got em down. The first day I took one in the morning. (Wait up I'm on 20mg twice a day).. so I took the first one went to work finished round 4 I had a little bit of a headache, by the time I dropped my girlfriend at work at 6 had a massive migraine, I couldn't stand to be around anything, any noise or light really annoyed me and made it worse. So I had a snooze instead of taking the second one, woke up in the morning and had a lil headache not that bad so i was a bit scared to take another one cos the night before was so stink. But took it anyway and I was fine, I reckon it was just a coicindence that I had a migraine that night. No real side effects yet, I was real anxious the first few days ya know expecting the worst. My ears felt weird for a bit like inside them but thats gone now, I keep blowin my nose and getting dry bloody boogers n my lips are real dry, they crack if I don't keep on em with the lip balm. Also my skin looked amazing for the first week no new bumps poppin up anywhere, but in the last couple of days startin to get a few little ones and one big prick on the side of my nose but its weird the big one isn't sore at all??? Ok so thats how im goin, so I'll keep on it and keep ya posted.. catch.

No5tarfish

No5tarfish

09/26/2011

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09/26/2011

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