WOW...What a hassle I went through to get my first refill! The pharmacy didnt order my refill (nor did they have it on hand) and it was over the holiday weekend so it EXPIRED and I had to jump through so many hoops to get it refilled! DO NOT WAIT MORE THAN 7 DAYS TO PICK UP YOUR ACCUTANE! Its a nightmare...I was without my meds for almost a week...anyhow back up and running and excited to say my skin is clearing up quite well...No crazy side effects....dry lips, blurry vision every now and then,
Monday and Tuesday were pretty scary days for me...I guess I got a bit "backed up" somehow (no diet changes so maybe from the accutane?) and I was in the WORST pain..I almost threw up it hurt so bad..so I went to the pharm and got some lax and fiber (Metamucil) supplements..all good now but I'm going to add the fiber to my daily routine just to be safe...I also picked up some high quality fish oil supps for about $24 at the acne clinic so I'm going to start those tomorrow...so now I'm on 60mg cl
I just made the album public so everyone can see...no more hiding lol...its still pretty bad esp. the PIH but going in the right direction....The photos I posted are side-by-sides of day 1 to today. Not bad for three weeks...can't wait for it to get better though...Oh and bear with me! I took the pics right when I woke up lol so excuse the sleepy face
So I have about 4 inflamed pimples on my right cheek..thankfully they aren't crazy huge and deep like usual but they aren't little either....not sure if this is the IB or not seeing as how I usually have acne but right when I started the accutane most of my active cysts and pimples were healing...I have so much PIH it looks worse than it probably is...current side effects include dry lips (cracking in right corner) flaky scalp, dry eyes and nose and dry patches on arms and legs...I have been usi
Wow...I am seriously applying aquaphor and Chapstick every 10-15 minutes...it's crazy...still no excessive drying elsewhere though and I'm still using BP. Only other side effects now are fatigue and memory/focus loss...I literally forget what I'm talking about mid-sentence sometimes it's pretty annoying...and waking up in the morning is harder than ever! I have what seems like a cyst lingering near my nose but it hasn't quite formed..hoping it will stay down...and yesterday I ate Indian curry an
I forgot to wash my face last night...passed out exhausted..and woke up at 6 am with a giant whitehead on my upper lip...darn. Still no cysts so thankful for that...my lips are crazy dry..face is still greasier than normal but I think that's because I lather on the moisturizer and SPF...anyway I woke up this morning with a freaking yeast infection!! Wtf!? I've never had one of those in my life so I'm pretty much blaming it on the accutane...googled some OTC meds so I'm going to get some now...yu
So I woke up this morning and my lips were peeling! I put aquaphor on them before bed last night too...guess that's a sign the meds are kicking in...Ive had to apply Chapstick more frequently since yesterday other than that nothing new to report. No new active zits and the pih has gone down on my right cheek slightly....will post 1 week pics later after work...have a great day everyone!
So not much to report today...I woke up in a great mood this morning...not groggy like yesterday so that is a plus....I started taking probiotics today (pharm. said was ok) to support a healthy colon...Im really paranoid about IB and colitis since it runs in my family...so I figure it wont hurt to take the supplements...plus they were recommended by my esthetician for acne anyway...the brand is Source Naturals - Life Flora, in case anyone is interested...
So now I am on 60 mg of Claravis, 30m
Ok...so I finally took the plunge to go on Isotretoin...accutane...whatever you want to call it. I am a 24 year old white female and have been suffering from severe cystic acne for almost 10 years. I have tried laser genesis, IPL, fraxel, Benzoyl Peroxide, sulfur, Retin-A, Doxycycline and other antibiotics..My skin laughed at proactive and other OTC treatments...ANYHOW...In December of 2011 my acne went crazier than ever so I decided it's time to break out the big guns....Finally got approval fr