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Day 5 & 6

Day 5 The zit in my ear formed into some kind of awfulness over night!! It's so big that it's putting pressure on some kind of nerve or something important lol. I'm having trouble hearing and it hurts SO bad to smile or move my cheeks. It feels like an ear infection... but i know it's because of this stupid bump! My face and lips are still drying out. I'm peeling a little today and my face is a little red in sensitive spots. I have always gotten these painful creases in the corners of my mouth, especially when the weather changes to cold. Well, it's starting today and im not sure if it's because my skin is drying out. I'm hesitant to put the Rx cream on it that usually clears it right up. I'm really not sure if i'm supposed to consume alcohol while on accutane, but i drank a large glass of champagne and a large margarita while working at the furniture market today. It was a last minute thing, the money is good, but this zit in my ear hurt so bad that it was making me uncomfortable and it was giving me a headache. The alcohol worked wonders... until it wore off. After getting home i had to upload a paper no later then 11:55 pm, but my vision was so blurry from the headache that i didn't even make revisions or read it over to make sure it was ok, i just uploaded it to my instructor! I'm sure glad it was already completed before the headache. Day 6 Everything is still dry, however the zit in my ear is hurting less today. My back and chest seem to be clearing up, or at least there aren't any new ones forming. I have a big bump in my scalp that is hurting a little and i can feel a bump near my nose that is forming. I'll post some pics ASAP.

Bladensmom

Bladensmom

10/25/2011

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11/14/2011

 

Day 3 & 4

Day 3 I'm feeling pretty tired by the end of the day, which sucks but i think this is the best sleep I've ever had! I can feel the pimples forming under my skin and I'm a little worried. My lips feel kinda weird because they are so dry, but tolerable with aquaphor. I got a zit todayin the weirdest spot, on my upper thigh. It was swollen like a bug bite and when i sqeezed it, it popped like a zit. I hope it doesn't scar or nothing. My mood is good and I'm looking forward to being acne free! Day 4 The pimple form my upper thigh has healed and you can't even tell it was ever there. I've had a few pimples surface, but they are actually a lot better then they usually are. I know i'm not supposed to but i have popped them and they are like "normal pimples" instead of the cyst i've always had. They popped and went away. Normally i can not even touch the cyst on my face and they will get so sore it hurts to move and stay for weeks. Today I was at a festival and out in the sun all day so i hope it doesn't cause any harm to my skin. I could definitely feel my skin getting hotter then usual, but that's the same feeling i've always gotten while on the antibiotics and face creams. I've started to feel a zit forming in my ear! What is up with these random places??? Does anyone know if you can consume alcohol while on accutane??

Bladensmom

Bladensmom

10/25/2011

 

Day 1 & Day 2

DAY 1: (40 MG once daily for 2 weeks) I took my first pill yesterday and did not notice any changes in my acne and had no side effects. DAY 2: I took my second pill this morning and thus far haven't noticed a thing yet. I'll keep you updated. Pictures will be coming soon

Bladensmom

Bladensmom

10/20/2011

 

Making The Decision... Accutane Here I Come!

I started getting acne at 10 years old. After years of suffering with acne, mostly just on my forehead, i learned that i could try prescription methods to clear up my acne. After about a month or 2 of taking an antibiotic (Doxcycline) and using a couple topicals (Retin A Micro and not positive on the other) my face cleared up. I kept up with the treatment religiously for a year before i started to take it as needed. Finally i was one of those people with nice, clear skin. There is no greater feeling than getting rid of that kind of embarrassment. In fact, it feels so nice to have great skin that you forget what it's like to have bad skin.... until 5 years later your body reminds you. I was about 20 years old before my face started breaking out again. At first i didn't think much of it because i was going through my first big breakup and had some lifestyle changes. I became a smoker (i used to be a social smoker, only when i drink), getting less sleep and drinking more. But it never went away and has been worse then ever before. My break outs started around my mouth and jaw line and are big, painful cyst that stay forever and usually scar. i started taking antibiotics and face creams again but nothing seems to work. While pregnant with my son, i was limited to what i could take for my face, but surprisingly my face was clearer while pregnant then it is now. I thought it was due to me quiting smoking and that my acne issues were over.... wishful thinking. About 4-5 months ago i started breaking out on my back and chest. This happened so rapidly and it has scarred my skin worse then the years of acne on my face has done. It doesn't make much sense. I get these huge sores in my scalp that stay forever and hurt really bad. I pick at my face and body all day long. Sometimes i get so aggravated with myself for picking at them, that i literally have to go work out or find something else to do so that i will leave them alone. I've tried Doxycycline, Ampicillen, Bactrim, Retin A Micro, Duac, Differin, benzo peroxide, i tried the all natural way with taking anti fungals and vitamins.... NOTHING has worked. I'm tired of spending my hard earned money on prescriptions that don't work and for co pays that thus far have gotten me no where. And i'm so tired of feeling this way about myself. It's gotten so bad that i seriously turn off all the lights before i wash my face at night. I don't want to look at myself and i sure don't want my partner to look at it. i'm tired of piling on all the make up and avoiding certain situations because of my face. I work full time, go to school part time and have a 14 month old... my life doesn't leave much room for down time. That's why i'm scared to death of all the side effects of accutane, the tiredness, headaches, and so on. But i know that if i can push through a few tough months, this may be just what my body needs. No more appointments, no more prescriptions, and no more acne..... Wish me luck

Bladensmom

Bladensmom

10/20/2011

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