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A Summer of Tane

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Week 12Ish, Round 2

1st checkup with derm today for my 2nd course Had been on 30mg for a month but went back down to 20mg to stretch pills before this appointment Talked to derm and we decided to stay on 20mg for atleast 3 more months 20mg minimises my redface amoung other side effects Redface status: Mild Skin status: 90% clear, approaching what it was like when I finished my first course Need to wear more sunscreen cause i got some sweet sunburn the other day, which though has become a nice tan

JDW

JDW

02/03/14

 

Week 5, Round 2

Doing these in short form from now on: 1 month on 20mg Minimal side effects Likely intial outbreak as I broke out constantly Redface status:minimal Upped to 30mg (20/40) as of last friday Increased side effects (more dryness) Redface status: Moderate Breakouts slowing down? Thinking of staying on 30mg until my next derm appintnment and asking to be on either 20mg or 30mg throughout

JDW

JDW

12/03/13

 

2 Months Post Tane, Back On Tane

So to keep it in short form: Finished my course around the 20/8 Cumulative dose of atleast 150mg/kg Was about 95% clear when i stopped Derm recommended I stay on until i was 100% clear (To clarify 100% clear for a couple of months then go off, I was say 100% clear for a week then I'd get a small one then not have another for another couple of weeks during the last couple of months) Stayed 95% clear for about 5-6 weeks Stressful period started to break out again, maybe one or two

JDW

JDW

11/05/13

 

Month 3-8 Summary

Month 3-8 Summary Dosage: From 40mg - 70mg a day, 60mg/80mg daily alternating. Weight: 79kg, did hit 80kg for a couple of months but back down to 79kg as of now. Cumulative dosage: 12000, at least 150mg/kg. Up from my initial prediction of 9600 for 120mg/kg. Months left: <1, should be done in a couple of weeks. Other: Self upped my dosage to 60mg due to lack of side effects. My derm had floated the idea early on but never really went to up my dose. I asked her about it and she said

JDW

JDW

08/13/13

 

Accutae Update: Redness/derm

So I haven't updated in ages, had the best intentions to keep track but in the end I really had nothing to write about. Firstly I'm going to talk about my redness, its pretty much the only side effect that I currently care about as the others are all the minor manageable ones. As I've stated, explained, complained and bitched about previously I look sunburnt all the time. I started tane in the summer and just blamed being sunburnt but now we're in winter. I know people notice and most dont

JDW

JDW

07/31/13

 

Month 2 Summary

Pretty late with this, I'm in week 11 or so... Month 2 Summary Dosage: 40mg, 20mg twice a day. Weight: 77.5kg, up a couple kilos since starting but trying to gain weight. Cumulative dosage: 9600, at least 120mg/kg. Months left: 6 Other: Was on Bactrim during this time Skin Status: Acne mild, no initial breakout, one or two new pimples a week but generally smaller. Side Effects: Dry Lips Slightly dry facial skin Dry skin rashes on hands/arms if I don't moistu

JDW

JDW

02/25/13

 

Week 7

So I skipped week 6 due to slackness and lack of anything to really write about Week 7: So not much happened during week 6, the most exciting thing was that I accidentally used AHA instead of moisturizer, had to wash if off and was worried that it would make my skin redder which I dont know if it did. This week everything generally stayed the same, had a few pimples pop up but they were small and sorted themselves out in a couple of days. Lips still look a little funny, mostly

JDW

JDW

02/04/13

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02/25/13

 

Week 5

So I've been slack, havnt done my week 5 update and also wanted to do a 'one month summary' entry aswell, maybe I'll do that another day. Week 5: Not much change which I perceive as good. Redness still annoying but I think it may be slightly improving. A couple new small pimples on my cheek. The oiliness of my skin is reducing though which is good, before I'd have to blot my skin atleast once a day, usually after a few hours, now though I can get through the day without needing to, depen

JDW

JDW

01/21/13

 

Week 4

Another week on 40mg and no major changes, the ones that have occurred are slightly my own fault. So a goal of mine for my skin right now, seeing as I'm not worrying about acne and letting tane do it thing, is to reduce the redness from tane. I'd been putting on emu oil around week when I did my last update and planned on doing that for around a month to gauge any difference however I was out and saw a redness reducing moisturizer I'd researched as another alternative. Being me and burning

JDW

JDW

01/12/13

 

Week 3

Not much change this week, I haven't really been breaking out much anyway, maybe a mixture of mild acne and taking Bactrim. A couple more new pimples this week, small one on my forehead and another on my right cheek which will unfortunately leave a red mark. Side effect wise its all been pretty tame. Dryness is there but manageable. No real soreness in my joint or muscles and I went to the gym this week and did what i normally do. I did however have a small bloodnose earlier in the week, on

JDW

JDW

01/04/13

 

Week 2

So I'm late again, a couple of days this time, but I have decent excuse as i was away... Not a huge amount of change this week. Oil is slowly starting to decrease, especially on my forehead (Mostly have an oily t-section) I can moisturize my face in the morning and not feel like I need to blot my face after a couple of hours. My lips are definitely starting to dry out, if they go an hour without something being put on them, using paw paw and carmex right now, they start to feel and look dry

JDW

JDW

12/30/12

 

Week 1

Even though I'm actually on day 8 as i type this, this will be my first week update. So my first week was pretty tame. I haven't experienced any extreme dryness either on my skin or lips but i have been taking preemptive action just in case. The sides of my cheeks and around my chin do get a little tight after a few hours of not moisturizing them (If I'm at home I'll generally 'touch up' moisturize my skin and lips whenever i feel the need). My face is red though and looks like its sunburnt

JDW

JDW

12/22/12

 

Day One

So today I started accutane. 40mg a day for the first month and likely 60mg after that for the rest of my course. (74kg's) If we're being technical this is actually sort of day two, as I took one tablet (20mg) yesterday to gauge my body's reaction over 24 hours before starting my prescribed dosage, but I'm going to count today as day one. I never thought my acne would be bad enough for me to ever have to take accutane, and to be honest it probably isn't even now, but after alot of cons

JDW

JDW

12/14/12

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