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Day 45/ Initial Breakout?

So I have taken a little break from my every 5 day posts. Sorry, Christmas is keeping me busy! So since my last post some side effects that are most notable are that my eyes get dry and water a lot, my eczema is stronger and I had bad rashes on the tops of my hands when I used a scented body oil. Do NOT use scented! My lips are not bothering me if I slather on aquaphor before bed and a few times throughout the day.  One big side effect that I have noticed more of is headaches and exhaustion. Im

AlyMarie

AlyMarie

12/29/15

 

Day 50/ Initial breakout still

Happy 2016 everyone!    So I remember some side effect I forgot to mention on my last blog.  My achilles tendons (backs of heels) kill when I first get out of bed. Walking hurts until they seem to stretch out a little. I remember this happening last time I was on accutane.  Hips and knees hurt sometimes after sitting for awhile THE NIGHTMARES. So last time I was on accutane I believe I had nightmares quite frequently. Now i'm noticing that i've been getting them ag

AlyMarie

AlyMarie

01/04/16

 

Past Accutane Experience and Now Starting Again!

Hello! This is my first ever blog! Im excited to share with you my journey of my second round of accutane. This post will be long because I will share with you my first experience, so be patient   My acne journey started way back in middle school, year 2007. I remember my face was always the oiliest in the classroom and a constant supply of face powder was always needed to "fit in". I was accustomed to going to the dermatologist for my eczema, so we finally started treating my acne when Proact

AlyMarie

AlyMarie

11/16/15

 

Beginning of month 5

First off, I am so sorry that I haven't been on in about 2 months. Last I wrote I was in the middle of month 2 on accutane. What has changed is this... my breakouts continued until the beginning of month 4, as to why I had no reason to update. For month 4 and 5 I was prescribed Absorica, which absorbs better than other accutane brands. I switched to this now because even though It is more expensive, our insurances deductible was going to be spent this year anyways. So might as well get the good

AlyMarie

AlyMarie

03/22/16

 

Day 72

Hello everybody! So my skin is pretty much not changing a whole much. I'm still breaking out. I missed a few doses since I had a stomach flu, but plan on making those doses up in the future. My dreams are not as frequent or scary, but still weird. I am having trouble combatting dryness on the tops of my hands. This is like a constant battle and I've been using my steroid cream on it that I use on my eczema. Yesterday I cut my finger pretty badly so we will see how long that takes to heal. I h

AlyMarie

AlyMarie

01/26/16

 

Day 20/ Pictures

Hello again! Today is day 20 on 80mg of accutane. I do not have much to update on since my side effects are the same as my last post. I have been going 4 days without washing my hair, which is amazing compared to the usual 1 day. I have seen small black heads surfacing on my nose, and I never have blackheads. So my pores must be pushing out all the hidden gunk. Attached are some pictures of my face from this morning. As you can notice, my only tiny pimples are the ones around my mouth, this

AlyMarie

AlyMarie

12/04/15

 

Diet for Best Absorption and Skin Update - Day 4

Since I relapsed my first round and want this round to work for good, I have been researching the best way to absorb accutane to the fullest extent, I found some great articles that I feel the need to share! These articles basically say that high fat and high calorie meals absorb accutane 60% better than on an empty stomach. I have decided that I am going to take the healthy approach to fatty meals and stick with coconut oil. Coconut oil is compromised differently than other oils, it is sent dir

AlyMarie

AlyMarie

11/19/15

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11/19/15

 

1 month/Pics

Hello all So today is day 31! No new side effects except some headaches. My monthly 'friend' came and she decided to bring along some unwanted pimple friends. So attached I have a picture of the 4 pimples that popped up around my mouth. HORMONES SUCK! They seem to be healing really fast and I think they will last about 3-4 days total until they are completely gone.  Insurance drama is also a problem right now. So my family is switching insurances January 1. My derm doesn't accept the n

AlyMarie

AlyMarie

12/16/15

 

Day 25/ No acne

Well let me just say that i have zero pimples! A few days ago I woke up to a big white head but it popped easily and totally healed by the end of the next day! I have had no noticeable joint pains  my skin is not horribly dry, just itchy. my lips are peeling now but its mostly in the morning because the aquaphor i use at night makes the dry skin mushy lol so it rubs off. I still take 2 fish oil capsules with each dose of my accutane 40mg 2x a day. Hmm I do not know what else to update on. 

AlyMarie

AlyMarie

12/09/15

 

Day 15, Improvements

Hello all! So today I finished my 3rd pack which places me on day 15 of 80mg per day of accutane. I have seen small improvements on my skin. My acne has seemed to slow down and I currently have ZERO noticeable pimples and only a few that are deep down. Hooray! My chin still has clogged pores that seem to want to surface. And I can tell my oil production is slowing down. I was able to not wash my hair for 3 WHOLE FLIPPIN DAYS! This is a miracle compared to it getting greasy before 24 hours.

AlyMarie

AlyMarie

11/30/15

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12/03/15

 

Day 8, Back pain and dryness

Hello everyone! I thought I would post a quick update. As for side effects my lips have been getting dry, but with aquaphore they are manageable. My face is greasier than normal and I can tell that the clogged pores around the chin crease area are starting to appear bigger and look like little balls under the skin, if that makes sense. I think the skin is trying to push them towards the surface. The worst side effect is my back pain. I have been sitting a lot lately because of the amount of

AlyMarie

AlyMarie

11/22/15

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