Hi y'all! I am on day 34 and have some new developments from the last couple of weeks. I now have muscle soreness for very minimal amounts of exercise. I worked out for 20 minutes yesterday and today I feel like I ran a marathon! I also have achy joints and some weird back pain going on- it feels more like a piercing pain in the middle of my spine. In addition, I have had 2 8-hr migraine headaches over the last 2 weeks that did not respond to water or ibuprofen. I left work early yesterd
Okay, so i have been on accutane for 22 days and felt great for the most part. My skin and lips are still dry and I am applying lotion multiple times per day. In addition, my skin seems to require more exfoliation than usual- if I dont do it I look like a mess when I go out. However, I am not wearing make-up at all these days and my face has a nice shiny glow. I am extremely sensitive to light. Just riding in the car on a sunny day gave me a sunburn. I am going to need to get a more face fr
New development! I have started to get nose bleeds, which I assume is from dry skin inside my nose. My least favorite side effect so far. Other than that, same as yesterday, with dry lips and skin, but generally feeling well!
So, day 5-16 were interesting. I no longer feel anxious and can sleep at night, which is quite a relief. I just make sure to take the 2nd dose of accutane before 3pm, Does anyone know how much time you are supposed to keep between doses? In other news, my skin is SERIOUSLY DRYING UP. This is great for acne treatment, but truly itchy and even a bit painful. My face is peeling and my lips are extremely dry. I cannot go anywhere without lip balm and lotion my skin about 5-6 times a day
I wanted to give a little note about insurance. I pay $200 per month in insurance, which is a little pricey. However, I only pay $10 for my Accutane prescription and $20 for each derm visit. I have Cigna Premium, which is more comprehensive than others, but I really think it is worth it. Accutane is really expensive!
Day 5 So, day 5...I finally got a full nights sleep by stepping down my dosage, taking only 1 pill a day. I checked with the doc and he said it was alright to do and just slowly add more mgs per day. I hadnt really slept all week, so this was great. So far, so good. My lips are really dry so I am using Burts Bees. My skin is starting to get a little itchy, but not severely dry as of yet. The acne I currently have is starting to go away- notable in particular bc of one cystic acne nodule that h
I just started taking Accutane. My doctor placed me on it because I have chronic, cystic, scarring acne that has not responded to differin, clyndamyacin, and regular treatment regimens. I wish I had done this in high school, before turning 30, before scarring, but I have faith that my skin will recover nicely in time. This blog will primarily focus on my physiological, mental, and emotional response to this drug. I am somewhat nervous about the side effects, so I think tracking them may help me