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Day 43 - And Stopping Accutane

Hi Everyone - I've had a roller coaster week in making this decision and dealing with so many unknowns, but I have decided to stop taking accutane. I have been on it for 43 days (28 days on 30mg/day and 15 days on 60mg/day). On 30, I noticed the dry lips, dry eyes, and mild grumpiness. Annoying, but manageable. However, 60 was a whole new ball game for me. The existing symptoms increased in strength and I added hair loss to them. My ponytail has decreased by about 20% at least. I have

isisrising

isisrising

02/03/12

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09/11/13

 

Day 36 Accutane

Hello All - This week has been super busy, but I managed to save a few minutes at the end of the week to post something. It's day 36 of my accutane journey (29 days of 30 mg/day, 7 days of 60 mg/day) and since I went up in dosage, my side effects have gotten progressively worse. My eyes are SO dry! They feel like they are lined with sandpaper and on fire! My lips feel swollen and sunburned (even though they're not). This makes kissing and doing anything intimate with my boyfriend painfu

isisrising

isisrising

01/27/12

 

Accutane Day 25

Hello All - It's been a bit since I logged last - I guess I was waiting for something really exciting before I wrote another entry. But alas...... nothing exciting to report... My skin has gotten progressively drier. I have given up my blotting sheets! I used to use two packages a week. It was bad. But I haven't even used ONE in about a week now. I can still use my clarisonic to feel like I'm getting my skin clean. I am still using my oil free moisturizer at night with a couple o

isisrising

isisrising

01/16/12

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01/19/12

 

Day 18 On Accutane

Hello - I am happy to report that at least the time is going by fast on this stuff! I am on day 19 now and I haven't noticed any significant side effects that I'm worried about. The list is normal and expected.... dry lips, dry eyes, minor irritability, drier skin, flaky scalp - that's pretty much it. My initial breakout is still going on (I suspect). My two cysts healed within a week, but 3 more popped up to take their place. Most of them are healing faster than before accutane which i

isisrising

isisrising

01/09/12

 

Accutane Day 11

Well, I am happy to report that I only had to use my Clean and Clear oil absorbing sheets twice today as opposed to 20! That alone is pretty exciting to me. My lips aren't that big of a deal, but my scratchy eyes are a bit of a pain. For about an hour in the morning and then starting at about 6pm, my eyes get pretty squinty and dry. I take out my contacts the second I walk in the door. No other side effects worth mentioning. I am trying to just think about other things and not worry too mu

isisrising

isisrising

01/04/12

 

Hello... (Oh Yeah, And Day 10)

Hello All - I have been using this forum off and on for the past 5 years as my skin has gotten progressively worse. I'm not really sure how or why it got bad... maybe going off the pill, maybe going into a second puberty at 37.... who knows. I have tried over the counter creams, natural remedies, prescription antibiotics, prescription topicals, retinoids, yaddah, yaddah, yaddah. Tazorac gel and doryx helped somewhat, but I figured if I was taking something every day and dealing with the p

isisrising

isisrising

01/02/12

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