Hi, I'm on my second course of Accutane. Started on 15 July 2015, my first course ended in July 2013. I'm four months in and don't know when my course will end. I'll be seeing my Derm on the 4 Dec, I'll ask her.
I went back to my GP as soon after finishing my first course the oil came back and then so did the spots. I was told to wait a year, if my spots came back. I was given retain a gel, which didn't really do anything. But I gave it time to work. I asked for a referral to the Derm, whic
I am now finished with Roaccutane, I had my last capsules on March 17th 2013. I was on 40mg a day, 20 mg in the morning and 20mg at night. My treatment lasted for six months. I was trying to be as realistic as I could be, I knew that popping a pill for a few months would not change my skin type, which is very oily in the long term. I loved not worrying about the oil on my face and the touching and spreading the spots.
I'm quite disappointed as within three weeks of finishing the treatment I
So my appointment went well!!
When I walked in there was a trainee derm in there waiting for me with my derm, from my first appointment I had two other derms walk in and check out my gross face, which made me feel very uncomfortable. They didn't ask me if I was comfortable with people popping in during my appointment so I thought this time I will bring it up. As soon as I was introduced to the trainee derm I expressed my feelings and she left. Which made me feel comfortable.
I discussed a
My current side effects...
Dry Lips Stys in both eyes Pus in both eyes big, deep painful cysts headaches general all over dry skin light sensitivity
Cons so far...
I'm not liking the dry peelng lips, headaches. I noticed I've been getting pissed off very easily and dropping lots of F bombs. I've been super horny and also super not horny, if that makes sense lol. I'm usually in the middle. . I've had a lot more migraines than I'm used to. . I've been feeling some internal pain, migh
Today I feel like absolute crap!! I was sooo tired and lethargic all day and still feel like doing nothing!
I was so tired that I didn't even pick my daughter up from school today, (took her though) my husband did it. I also got him to crack my neck, he did both sides today and yesterday, I can still feel the tension in my neck. The only good thing is I don't need to pay a chiropractor.
I have a headache/tension headache/migraine my eyes have been very sensitive to light today,
I don't know how to start today. lol
Well effects so far peeling lips (o so sexy) itchy and flakey scalp (using coconut oil with a few drops of peppermint and lavender essential oils) lower back pain dry skin over more of my body headaches (I need to drink more water, havn't been drinking enough) hands feel dry face is oil free, yay!! dry and light sensitive eyes
So I take supplements, vitamin c 1000mg a day, vitamin E 800iu a day, iron, vitamin B complex and I started
I haven't posted in a while, due to life getting in the way. lol
My side affects so far are...
Dry skin on my face, so much that my cheeks feel dry and need moisturising 3x a day. Dry hands.
My lips are super dry and peel like crazy. Constant application of lip balm isn't really helping.
Flaky and itchy scalp!
Dry skin on my arms, have flakes of skin. Not a hot look!
I feel lethargic during the day and at night I'm finding it hard to sleep. lol, I've fou
So day 17...
Today was fun, I had another photo shoot with my friend the budding photographer. I would have normally had to blot my face about 3 times by 11am, I didn't have to do that at all. NO BLOTTING SKIN AT ALL TODAY!! Yay
Lets get back to my skin...
The initial breakout is really hitting me hard. I have about 20 cysts, that are painful and red. O what fun, but saying that as I had a photo shoot so I wore makeup for the first time in 17 days and covered just my spots, and used fi
I've started my 'initial breakout' I have 13 cysts in various stages, from drying out to starting. I've never had that many at one time, usually 3 max. I have been helping my cysts dry out by spot treating them with Calamine Lotion. I don't know if this is helping as I have been doing it from when they started popping up...
I have been using Dermol 200 as a face wash and shower gel as well as moisturiser for my face, it seems to help with the itchy sensation. I am still using th
So this is day 13...
My side affects are really coming through now... Itchy scalp to the point I had my mum check my head for nits! Have been using coconut oil for the flakes on the scalp, thought it might help with the itch but it doesn't after washing my hair and it drys gets back t being itchy. ( My lips are really bad, tingling, throbbing peeling tight and sore. The skin under my nose is peeling off and my chin, it's very uncomfortable it stings and is itchy. My whole face seems itchy
Going back to day 8, my scalp got itchier and itchier to the point where I was scratching like I had nits! lol
I was with my mum yesterday, about 3 weeks ago she asked me what was going on with my skin! I was upset by that but I guess being my mum she was concerned and my skin was never that bad that my mum noticed. But I guess at least she voiced her concern's about my skin instead of staring openly. So yesterday I asked her how my skin looked. lol. I told her about Roaccutane and s
Wow, woke up this morning and my face look's matte, you know like when you've just washed your face! I love it, but I think I may now have to drink more water. I was struggling with 2 liter's.
On the downside, I noticed that my scalp is itchier and when I scratched it I had some blood on my nail and the skin on my face feels itchy so I'm going to moisturise more and see if that helps.
I have been taking supplements from day 1 of roaccutane. I take vitamin e twice a day @400ui, iron and v
I'm on 40mg of raccutane once a day and today I noticed that when I woke up I didn't have as much oil coating my face. Yay!!
Usually I wake up with an extremely greasy face I can see the shine from my nose whilst still half a sleep! This morning however I couldn't see the oily shine and that woke me up fully! I'm really pleased. I looked in the mirror and I even though I could still see oil on my face it wasn't as much as it usually is.
Other side affects I have noticed is an itc
I should have started blogging earlier, I'm on day five of Roaccutane.
A little about my acne, spot and pimple journey. I've suffered with spot's since I was 12 years old, at times it has been an extremely traumatic journey and sometimes I had no spots at all. I noticed that when I was pregnant I had no spots and I had amazing skin! Why couldn't I have skin like that all the time? I love my children but have no desire to spend the rest of my life pregnant. lol.
In the last 15 years or