Still no cysts appearing (touch wood) and my skin is so much dryer though not peeling dry (yet).
The extreme exhaustion seems to have passed which is good as tomorrow is my 2nd 12 hour shift in a row which a week or so back I would never have managed, my eyes are still very blurry in the evenings though but even they don't seem as dry and sore so happy there
Extra dry blurry eye day today and it seemed to start earlier than usual too so hoping new eye spray is going to help. My lips however don't seem to be as dry as they were which is great, i'm still applying the lip balm every 10 minutes but they are not cracked and peeling like they were
The rest of my skin doesn't seem any more dry than it always in at this time of year and I haven't noticed any change in my hair (which has always been dry anyway). I had told myself that I wouldn't dye my ha
Well, I did read somewhere that you need to be careful in the sun, having checked the information sheet it says you can 'develop increased sensitivity to light'... it's not wrong! Today was a beautiful day, not hot but dry, warm and bright and I spent about 3 hours outside in the garden. If I thought my face looked red before it was nothing on now... I look like a giant red tomato!
This summer should be interesting as I work outside - i'll be topping up the sun screen every 5 minutes! Still no
Back at the derm's today. Saw the nice consultant rather than my usual one today (not that my usual one is horrid - just more 'mechanical' rather than caring).
I wasn't entirely honest about how exhausted I am and the extent of my bruises.. I just didn't want them to say I had to stop or anything and my blood tests are all fine so guessing it's nothing serious and it's nothing that I can't cope with, I just seem to stay awake in the evenings!
I did have a lovely talk with a young girl who seem
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
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.
Well my chin is just so painful and swollen plus I can't even cover it with make up as when I get these cysts my skin turns a rubbery texture a bit like a balloon? I don't know if anyone else finds this?
One thing I do need to share, if anyone else is on Accutane and getting dry hands I have found something called O'Keeffes Working Hands Hand Cream and it is amazing, you don't need much and it really helps.
No changes to report, dry cracking lips and applying chapstick regularly, nothing that I can't cope with.
My face is still covered in huge red cysts, one burst last night just before bed and wept and bled for ages (sorry for the descriptions but those of you with cystic acne will know exactly where I'm coming from), and although now there is a lovely scab there it is at least alot less painful now
My face is very red still and apparently more noticeable than I had thought but still preferable to my usual cystic acne and touch wood at the moment I have no new breakouts.
I am however completely exhausted, not so much sleepy tired although I am sleeping better than I normally do but my general energy levels are at an all time low, I have a pretty physical job and by mid afternoon I feel like i'm struggling and just want to collapse! Of course there is the possibility that i am coming down w
By this time in my cycle I am usually covered in big red painful weeping cysts, from my forehead over my nose, my cheeks, my chin and even on my eyelid but this month nothing!!!! I will take dry eyes and chapped lips any day of the week rather than having them all over my face feeling like everyone is looking at you in disgust.
If this continues I will be just so,so happy...ecstatic in fact!
No surprise but the hospital didn't phone back...shall email the consultant over the weekend.
Still happy with the minimal spots that I am getting , until I get my blood tests and new prescription I am going to do as suggested by 'Wittysock' and take the rest of the pack on alternate days so that my body stays used to the meds.
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
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
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
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...
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
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 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 ...
Another 11 hour day but not feeling the extreme exhaustion that I did at the weekend.
My lips do feel more dry today and have been applying coconut oil regularly throughout the day. Unfortunately my skin feels no dryer and is just as oily as ever although only one of my current cysts is giving me pain now, the others don't seem as huge - down to the accutane? Who knows..
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
I don't know about Accutane making you depressed...for me it's ACNE that makes you depressed!
All day my chin has felt sore and bruised like I had been punched in the face but with no mirrors around to speak of (generally a good thing) and deliberately trying not to touch my face it wasn't until I got home that I realised why.
Not only have I got multiple cysts appearing on my face a group have joined together , I have one HUGE cystic lump starting around a cm underneath my lip and around 4cm
The pressure on my chin hasn't felt as bad today and although it hasn't burst or leaked at all (sorry for gross description but this is what these do) it seems to be smaller than yesterday - although still huge...
i have read some people's accounts where their IB has erupted but gone quicker than usual so am crossing my fingers that maybe as well as the accutane making the cysts worse in the first place but that it has also been the reason that it is (hopefully) going down quicker... i guess I
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
Two weeks in and side effect wise feel so much better than I was dreading when I started the course...
I still have new spots and cysts appearing however the really huge one that appeared the other day on my chin which made the right side of my chin swell to almost double its size really is going down a) quicker than any cyst i've had before and b) by itself without bursting, leaking or being drained...that has GOT to be down to the Accutane.
On a separate note I put my jeans on this morning a
A new side effect to report today but nothing that I can't cope with ... my face has just gone very red, the way that you look if you have exerted yourself and ran up 10 flights of stairs? Although on the whole my chin is going down I have many more appearing from underneath the skin that feel both sore and big but i'm keeping my fingers crossed that they go down again quickly like my chin.