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End Of Month One

I'm starting to clear! I still have one big cystic pimple below my ear, but other than that, my face is suddenly clear. Only about three days ago, I was thinking it was strange how broken out I was. My face was still rough to the touch and I had some cystic pimples that were popping. But today, it's like all my blackheads that were giving my face that rough feeling are popping out. This morning I helped them along, but this afternoon, I felt a few just sitting on top of the skin that had po

Fudgesicle87

Fudgesicle87

08/22/15

 

Day 21

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday. My dermatologist did the original prescribing, but, since he's four hours away, my GP will be monitoring me from now on. He said I'll be going up to 60mg for month two, and gave me two refills. After that, he said I will likely be going up to 80mg before the end of my course. He also said that I don't have to go see him every month and gave me a card to have filled out every time I go for blood-work. His views on Accutane are very similar to my dermat

Fudgesicle87

Fudgesicle87

08/12/15

 

Day 14

It's been two full weeks on Accutane. I went camping again and slathered on the SPF 50. I'm not crazy about the sunscreen I bought because it stays very white and takes a lot of effort to rub in. Adding jojoba seems to help with that. It's Coppertone for Sensitive Skin and it's "acnegenic" so I'm going to keep going with it. My lips are so dry and the corners have begun to crack. I bought lip balm with SPF 20 and used it all day long and I also picked up Eucerin Intensive Lip Balm. It tur

Fudgesicle87

Fudgesicle87

08/05/15

 

Day 10

My skin has been so itchy! I started adding jojoba to everything I put on my skin and that helps a bunch! I also noticed that the lip balm I've been using a lot of has jojoba as one of the main ingredients. I've been thinking about all the new super-gentle products I'm using. I love them, but it makes me wonder if they'll cause me to breakout post-accutane. It's hard to test out new products when my skin is affected by the drug. I guess I'll just follow Dan's advice until it stops working

Fudgesicle87

Fudgesicle87

08/01/15

 

Day 8

Ok, so it's been a few days. I went camping, but was able to keep up with my new regimen. My face felt dry for the first time two days ago, so I switched to Cetaphil Gentle Face Cleanser. I'm a little disappointed with this because I expected it to foam like Dan's does. I already added Dan's cleanser to my cart for when this runs out. I also started to use Aveeno Gentle Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 in the morning. I continued with my SA Moisturizer before bed until yesterday when I receiv

Fudgesicle87

Fudgesicle87

07/30/15

 

Day 3

I had a little lip tingling last night! I went out with my hubby and friends and decided not to drink. I know I'm not supposed to drink at all while on Accutane. I plan on having a few drinks on special nights. My cystic acne has stayed pretty much the same except that one older spot has completely dried up and I developed a new one near my ear. I'm trying hard not to pick at the ones that I have. They are so big, deep and hard. I know that if I wasn't on Accutane and left them alone they

Fudgesicle87

Fudgesicle87

07/25/15

 

Intro To Accutane + Days 1 & 2

I don't have the typical Accutane story. I've had mild persistent acne since about grade seven and I have always had about three or four pimples on my face. Fast forward to age 26 - a sudden explosion of cystic acne in a whole new area, my back. My family doctor prescribed me clindoxyl gel as a topical which did nothing but ruin my shirts. Next up was two rounds of minocycline which would clear me up for the three month duration and then another three months afterwards. When my acne came ba

Fudgesicle87

Fudgesicle87

07/24/15

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