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Month 3

Andd so month 3 begins.. I'm getting a little discouraged with Accutane to be honest I went to get blood work done for my two month check up and after getting pricked 3 times in each arm without getting any blood the nurse finally just gave up. The next week when I went in to the dermatologist I got chewed out for not getting my blood work done..Had to miss class the first day of college to rush to the hospital to try and get my blood work done yet again. Finally got some blood out of me and results sent back to the derm, but then had to go back in to take a pregnancy test for the second time in two days! Ugh, but enough of my sad sob story.. My face has definitely improved since being on Accutane, but I didn't really see any results during month 2. I still have two large cysts on my cheek and a new one is forming on my chin. I'm really hoping that my face will completely clear up during this month! Fingers crossed!! Otherwise I still haven't had many side effects from the medicine. I've gotten kind of used to the joint pain, though my lips peeling constantly is annoying. I keep catching myself peeling them in the middle of class..hope no one was watching! I've also been way more moody which I'm hoping will go away once I'm done with the medicine. I went on a roadtrip with a couple of my friends to PCB for several days and I thought I was going to bite their heads off after a day or two. The beach was soo relaxing though and I think I got a little bit of a tan! Well, here's to clearer skin! Good luck to everyone else reading this!!

katebait

katebait

01/18/2012

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01/21/2012

 

1 Month Down..4 To Go

I made through the first month!!!! I just went to see my doctor and he said that apparently I'm one of the rare cases that starts clearing up in the first month I hope that means I won't have to go the full 5-6 months taking the isotretinoin. Ahh I'm so happy! Side effect wise, they haven't really been too bad. My lips are definitely driving me nuts..I have chapstick stationed in about every room throughout my house haha my nose has been bleeding a little and I've had some pain/aching in my back and ribs. I've been using aquaphor every night on my face, moisturizer every morning, and dandruff shampoo to control the dryness. So far its been working great!! However...I have noticed that I've been kind of emotional lately. I was at home by myself watching the Disney movie Tangled and I almost started crying. THREE TIMES. I'm not an emotional person at all and I hardly ever cry. I've also been extremely irritable which could just be stress since I'm studying for finals for college but my family probably things I'm a huge brat right now On another note, it's almost time for Christmas!! I've been busy making Christmas cards for my family since I love to draw. My mom and I are going to have a baking day soon and make tons of Christmas cookies and cakes! Well I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and good luck to everyone else suffering from acne. Maybe by New Years we'll wake up with beautiful clear skin

katebait

katebait

12/12/2011

 

Week 3

I've made it to week 3!! I honestly thought that the side effects would be horrible by now and my entire face would be peeling off. Other than a little joint pain and slightly dry skin, lips, and eyes, it really hasn't been that bad. I can definitely tell that the medicine is working though..thank you initial outbreak. Gotta love it. My blackheads are emptying out and I've gotten several small painful cysts on my face. Other than that my face seems to already be clearing up quite a bit! I'm afraid to get my hopes up this soon though. I've heard that it takes about 6-8 weeks to start seeing good results so who knows??The only thing that has been tough so far is having to watch what I eat to keep my cholesterol levels down. I feel like such a grandma even saying that haha but what with it being Thanksgiving and Christmas there is so much DESSERT. Pumpkin pie, cheesecake, pecan pie, Christmas cookies..the list goes on and on and I can't partake of any of it. Maybe I'll lose a couple pounds from it though and then I'll be lookin dang fine once my face is FINALLY clear for good!

katebait

katebait

11/28/2011

 

Day 1

Well, it's finally Day 1 of starting Claravis. I'm so nervous..my dad already has me convinced that I'm going to get some crazy rare disease and die. I'm so ready to be done with acne ONCE AND FOR ALL. I've tried pretty much every single acne product you could ever dream of and nothing worked. Finally after being doped up on antibiotics and getting MRSA I've decided to give Claravis a try. Hopefully the months will fly by and I'll be clean and clear before I know it! I'm still kind of skeptic right now though..and definitely not looking forward to the dryness and peeling. My face and eyes normally get dry in the winter without being on any medications, so I will probably be abusing some Cerave. Has anyone else already taken Claravis or Accutane and have any suggestions?? Any comments would be appreciated!

katebait

katebait

11/13/2011

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12/16/2011

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