Day four and still no major side effects and no new big break outs just a few white heads which after what I usually deal with are great! I have read other people's blogs where by day 2 or 3 their face feels less greasy and oily but this hasn't happened to me, anyone else noticed a difference quickly? I am expecting to have a huge break out soon from what I have read however i was also expecting my lips to be dry and sore by now which they aren't, not sure if this is a good sign or not...
Well evening of day 1 and I don't know what I was expecting but wouldn't know I had taken anything so all good. Have read so many bad things about this (as well as good) so it's with some degree of nervousness that I am taking this but as anyone reading this will know Acne is more than just a 'vanity' issue, it is extremely painful and takes away any self confidence so crossed fingers...
Day 2 Well second day and I still feel fine, a slightly dry mouth started last night and has continued all day but has been easily managed sipping water and chewing gum.. I know it's only two days but was very nervous about taking this so am relieved that I have had no adverse effects yet. I'm doing this blog partly for my own benefit so that I can keep track and a record of my 'journey' but also so that if anyone else is in the same boat and considering it or going thorough it it may help t
Much better couple of days, lips still extremely dry but having not been at work today I have found it easier to keep applying lip balm. No more nose bleeds, I suspect that the lining of my nose was just extra sensitive due to the cold that keeps threatening to come. Yesterday I cycled to work in a really heavy downpour and it struck me that I was thinking 'oh no , my hair will go frizzy', normally my only thought would be 'oh no my make up is going to wash off, where can I reapply before anyo
I went out last night so I'm not sure if today was because i'm tired (though I was hardly out late), but my eyes have been sore, dry and blurry since before lunch time, my lips have had one of their extra dry, cracking days and I had the first nose bleed It wasn't a bad one but my colleague was a bit shocked when I had a few spots of blood just started running down my face! I shouldn't complain as it wasn't bad, didn't last long and when I first started the treatment I was told to expect nos
Sorry, I haven't been able to update for a few days (though I may be boring some of you and that be a good thing!). I nearly put that yesterday I woke up with a huge spot on my nose but you know what..it's not huge, it's a noticeable spot which compared to what I was having for years is absolutely nothing and the fact that it now appears bad is a testament to how much my skin has improved recently!
Saw my Derm yesterday, appointment was running an hour and a half late but was totally worth waiting for. My bloods were all fine and he was so pleased with how my skin is responding (as am I) that he said I should only have to do 4 months not 6 which means i'm half way through!!! Not only that but they had forgotten to cancel my appointment for the 18th April when they moved it forward so when I tried to book for another 30 days time and of course they had nothing free I can use that appointme
Yesterday was my son's birthday and I never got round to updating but to be honest there's not much to report. I still haven't heard back from the hospital so I guess I have no choice other than to wait, my skin has been cyst free for weeks now and I am even getting fewer of the smaller regular spots too... My lips are still bone dry but not inside my nose, my face is dryer and still red but not excessively but my eyes are still soooo blurry in the evenings, I can't wait for that to be over..
I've not updated for a couple of days as i've been feeling really ill (not accutane connected) and by the time I get home from working i've just been collapsing in bed! No changes really though, dry lips, dry skin, no sign of blurry eyes getting better - though that may be worse from being tired and poorly. The main thing is (and I hope I don't speak too soon) but still no cysts appearing! .
I worked an 11 hour shift today and after the exhaustion that hit me at the weekend I was worried that I would be like it today but i'm fine. So nine days in and side effects are minimal which is good however my face is in agony from the cysts growing through. I can't even say if it is the IB that people talk about as unfortunately this is normal for my face.. Still just crossing fingers that this works for me.
I haven't updated for ages, we've had a death in the family and this has kind of been the last thing on my mind . However with all the stress that I have been under recently I still have no breakouts where before the two things that would make my skin doubly bad were the time of the month and any stress. The main thing that i'm worried about at the moment is that my 15 year old son has over the last week or two been breaking out in big red spots...now I know that it is common especially in te
I worked in the garden all day yesterday in the sunshine but this time was prepared, factor 50 constantly topped up (never did I think i'd be doing that in April!) and moisturiser topped up all evening and I haven't burnt, yay! I do however look like I have been abroad, it's like the Accutane is a magnet for the sun :/
I haven't updated for a while as i've had a horrid week and I didn't want my mood to come through on this. (Not accutane related) I've had no more nose bleeds (yay) and my dry lips although still dry and using lip balm 10 to the dozen they are not as bad as they have been. I don't know about any of you but my skin seems to like different moisturisers at different times. my arms and chest are the driest and I have been to'ing and fro'ing between all my MANY creams and moisturisers but at the mo
One week down and on the whole no side effects although today I had another wave of exhaustion hit me which is unusual so am guessing is down to the pills. My skin is extremely oily still and I can feel at least three new cysts trying to burst through to the surface one of which is really painful. I know that things are going to get worse before they get better but it's still disheartening feeling the old familiar pain...
Well I may as well have had a conversation with a brick wall today. My dermatologists point of view was that he is the expert (which I know that he is) but that anything that anyone else says whether doctors, patients, scientists whoever doesn't know what they're talking about. I explained that although it is working fantastically for me and that I am really happy (understatement), I am also concerned that with the course he has planned for me I shan't be taking the full accumulative dose and
Am seeing my Derm in the morning, crossing fingers that he listens to my concerns about my overall dose, I just can't go back to the way I was.. This may sound over dramatic and yes I know that people are suffering from WAY worse than acne but to me this has literally changed my life.
I feel like i'm coming down with another cold....this is the 2nd cold i've had in as many months and i'm starting to wonder if the Accutane is lowering my immune system as I'm normally pretty healthy and never ill? I've tried googling it but I don't seem to be able to find a reliable answer and it doesn't say anything in my meds sheet about it..? On the whole my lips seem a bit better today but my eyes are extra tired and the blurriness started very early this evening ...
Chunks of lip seem to have been peeling off today, i'm not sure why today should be worse than ever. I've been reading up on the accumulative dose that would be recommended for my weight and if my Derm does take me off Accutane after 4 months then I shall be way under which worries me as that could mean the acne comes back . I will speak to him at my next appointment but i have a feeling that if he says I have to come off there's not going to be much I can do about it.
Today exhaustion hit me like a brick.. I am always an active person , full of energy and then around half one I really suddenly felt like I was about to fall asleep on my feet, glad it's the weekend! I googled it and apparently is quite common. After saying yesterday that I was having no real side effects but that I was having no IB either maybe I should have kept my mouth shut, I can feel on my chin one of my big huge cysts appearing deep down. Nothing visually yet but have the familiar tingle
Another 'con' that I forgot to say yesterday, as a result of my skin catching the sun so quickly my scars are showing up so much more. Don't get me wrong, i would 100% rather have the scars than the huge painful ugly cysts but still..it would be nice to have neither. The sun always shows up my scars more, the recent ones being a reddish purple and the older ones white which obviously won't tan. Alot easier to cover with make up than the cysts though! Going back to work tomorrow and just been p
Well, i've been away for a week and I did try to update using my phone but a) my phone is old and b) the WIFI signal where I was was very patchy! Anyway, my skin is still doing well, still less oily and no breakouts. The one thing is I was in Wales (not known for it's sunny weather) and in a brightish, fairly cool Welsh break in April I have come back looking like I have been to Spain! I haven't gone red or had flaky skin like I did on the one hot day we have had here at home so far but my sk
The spot on my nose has gone down already.... I just cannot believe the difference! I was outside gardening yesterday and again my face went very red from the sun but not actual sunburn like i've read..I definitely am catching the sun (what little we have here) quicker than normal so if we do have a half decent summer here i'm going to have to be very careful especially working outside. I'm going away for a few days on Sunday and rather than thinking about what clothes to pack I have been more
Sixth day and nothing...no side effects, no major breakout worse than normal but no improvements either. After getting so hyped up before starting the course I almost feel deflated, not just because there's no improvement (I know it's too soon for that) but I almost feel that as my body isn't even reacting negatively to it is it having any effect at all?
Still doing well however lips are flaring up again and actually cracking rather than just being dry. I was just reading someone's blog and they said that their Derm said that it's the 6th month that really helps the acne stay away for good. As mine has told me that i will probably only have to do four can anyone else give me their opinions on this? i really don't want to go through all this only for my cysts to return months or years down the line
Well I took the plunge and dyed my roots which i'd sworn that I wouldn't as I was worried that my skin would be too sensitive but the grey got to me and all is fine.. Last night I could feel a spot coming up next to my nose but this morning that is all that it is..just a regular small spot, not sore, no lump that will turn into a cyst, its so nice to just wash my face and put minimal make up on rather than spending an hour trying to mop up my leaking oozing face before I could attempt to even