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Accutane Week 9

Helloooo Second year of university almost done! My exams start tomorrow and finish on the 19th so I'm STRESSED. This is showing up on my face. I've been breaking out a little on the sides of my chin. But that also could be to the fact that I'm on a new birth control now. My blood work says that my triglycerides and cholesterol are a little high. There's a history of this in my family, so my GP decided she wanted to send me to a dietitian to fix me up. I suspect it's from how much eggs

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

04/10/14

 

Accutane Week 8

Hey, Sorry for skipping a week, I've been super busy with classes, and exams are right around the corner! ACNE CHECK My skin on my face is smooth and flat and beautiful. I couldn't be happier. This last week I've been using tiny amounts of benzoyl peroxide around my chin and apples of my cheeks, because otherwise I would still be breaking out a little there. My back is still breaking out mildly (under 20 spots). I'm a little worried that this is the best it will get. It doesn't s

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

04/03/14

 

Accutane Week 6

ACNE CHECK This week I've been using Dan's BP at nighttime, with a 10% glycolic acid toner on top of my active pimples and worst areas of hyperpigmentation. This stings, and irritates the skin, but works like magic. During the day I use either a witchhazel toner, or gentle bp treatment (not Dan's) or gentle salicylic acid treatment...basically whatever I grab first. So, keep in mind that these results are a combination of other topical treatments. So far, accutane has not been enough on it'

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

03/14/14

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03/20/14

 

Accutane Week 5

ACNE CHECK My skin is still breaking out with these PAINFUL pimples. Although, my skin has mostly cleared, I keep getting a few of these deep painful lumps every couple days. They surface quickly, but after extracting they heal very, very slowly. I'm barely getting tiny blemishes any more, just these big deep ones (but there are only a few at a time). I switched back to using Dan's BP treatment, and hopefully this will fully heal my face. My back looks like it's still purging. More pimp

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

03/07/14

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06/26/15

 

Rash ! (Mid Week 4 Update)

Yesterday I woke up to a full-blown red polkadot party going from my fingers to my shoulders. It's not swollen or anything, and only mildly itchy still. I get rashes on my hands from touching certain metals sometimes, but this is different. It's all over.Today it's even worse because some parts are drying up and peeling off. My hands are the worst, they and sting a bit when I put cream on. Mild stinging, mild itching, mild peeling. I also have lots of little scratch marks, probably becau

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

03/02/14

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03/02/14

 

Accutane Week 4

This week my skin went through a dramatic and rapid clearing phase. The clogged pores have been reduced to maybe 30 or so, and the amount of acne has dropped to ten. TEN. I only have ten pimples on my face. .....my skin hasn't looked this good in so long, I nearly cried happy tears telling the Derm today how things were going. My back, however, is still purging and looks a little frightening. Keep in mind I am still using topical acne medication (a gentle 2% salicylic acid treatment right now

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

02/27/14

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02/28/14

 

How To Combat Accutane Symptoms

DISCLAIMER: These are things that I have personally done and found very effective in reducing my symptoms. I apologize if any of these things do not work for you. If you'd like more brand suggestions or specific product names, leave a comment and I'll get back asap. Combat the dryness: Invest in a heavy-duty body moisturiser (eg Cerave, Cetaphil, Aquaphor) and also a skin oil (olive oil, coconut oil and Emu oil are my favourites) and mix them together 75% moisturiser to 25% oil. Put

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

02/24/14

 

Accutane Week 3

Hey guys, Quick update, here are the symptoms I've experience so far and a skin update. Symptoms (there's no way of telling for sure if these symptoms are connected to the drug or just coincidence, but they did all start after I began the drug.) -back pain and some joint pain in my wrists&ankles -mild nose bleeds (every day) -my face has been sweating a lot, even though it's cold -DRY SKIN, which is lovely, I'm very happy having dry skin compared to oily !! It makes life

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

02/20/14

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02/21/14

 

Accutane Week 2.5

Hey! I just had to throw in a quick mid-week update because something unusual is happening... I've had hyperhydrosis for many years (overactive sweat glands, activated by stress for me) ...normally I am sweating 24/7 from my underarms and feet. I use drysol (SUPER strength antiperspirant) to control it. I noticed in the last few days that I've been sweating more than normal, from those two places anddd my face. My upper lip has been sweating almost nonstop for no good reason. We're right in th

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

02/17/14

 

Accutane Week 2

Something happened today that hasn't happened to me in over eight years. EIGHT YEARS. I went to my chemistry lab, which is approximately 3 hours long. When I got home, and looked in the mirror, my jaw dropped and I stood in awe looking at my face. It's dry. Like normal people skin. I still have giant pimples, I still have uneven texture, but I really couldn't care less because it's DRY. :):):):):):):) I've suffered from EXTREMELY oily skin since at least grade 8. Like, more th

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

02/13/14

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02/15/14

 

Accutane Week 1

Hey guys, http:////dn4iqhjvtt3...fault/smile.png Quick first week update! I'm a 21 year-old female on 40mg per day. I'm 120 pounds. I'm taking the brand called Epuris. I've read that the 'dry effects' can take anywhere from a few days to a few months to sink in. But I'm definitely feeling it already. My lips feel thick and weird (I use pure lanolin for the dryness. BEST LIP BALM EVER!), my hands are uncomfortably dry and my cuticles are cracking, my skin on my face is less oily, my

bluebelleyes

bluebelleyes

02/13/14

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