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Half way done!(hopefully)

Sorry I've only been updating once a month. I'll try to get on here a little more.  I just picked up my third month of accutane the other day! So yay for that! My labs are getting worse however. My white blood count is now low(please don't let that scare anyone away). That has always been low for me but it has now dropped below the normal level which my doctor said can happen while taking accutane. Unfortunately because of this, she won't increase my dosage which could now cause my treatment to

krs1994

krs1994

05/10/16

 

One month down!

It's been a few weeks since I posted. Sorry, gotta love hectic schedules! But so far so good! I picked up my second month of accutane today and let me first just say I am so happy that I am already done with one month! That went by quick, thank goodness. My blood work all came back good however all of them have elevated some. They're still in the normal range but they did increase since before I started the treatment. My doctor also decided to keep me on 40mg since I'm responding well to it. As

krs1994

krs1994

04/07/16

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04/07/16

 

Day 7

Today marks day 7 and my skin is just getting dryer everyday. My face especially is getting dry on my chin and nose. I'm also going into the initial breakout stage of the medication which is just oh so wonderful. I'm so glad I just have finals this week then I go on spring break so I don't have to see too many people right now. Hopefully when I get back from spring break things will start looking better and clearing up a little. I know I still have a long ways to go but right now I'm just doubti

krs1994

krs1994

03/14/16

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03/17/16

 

Day 3 and turning into the Sahara desert

It seems as though the dryness side effect has hit me earlier than most. My eyes have been extremely dry since Monday afternoon and now my hands and face have started getting really dry, especially my hands. I'm definitely not even going to attempt to wear my contacts so they don't irritate my eyes even more. I've also been using chapstick and vaseline religiously so I haven't had an issue with dry lips but I'm sure that will hit me soon. I haven't noticed any difference in my face which is to b

krs1994

krs1994

03/10/16

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03/11/16

 

Day 0

After about 10 years of dealing with severe acne, I am finally starting accutane. I did more research than anyone could imagine before beginning this process and reading everyone's stories helped me a lot so I thought I'd create a log for my journey as well to help anyone else whether they're starting the medication now or in the future.  Just to start, I am 21, about 100-110 lbs(my weight fluctuates a lot on a day to day basis) and 5'4. The doctor is starting me off at 40mg, which seems extre

krs1994

krs1994

03/07/16

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03/08/16

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