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Month 2 - Bit Dissapointed!

So yesterday I had my dermatology appointment for month 2! I was so excited to get there and get my dose upped as I have had no side effects whatsoever! My dermatologist told me the way to show it is doing its job is to see how much dryness you get in your lips and skin, and as I was getting nothing I was sooo ready to get my dose increased.  When I got there I forgot I had to do a urine sample for a pregnancy test and had just gone to the toilet like 5 minutes before my appointment so I could

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No Side Effects Roaccutane?!

Okay so today is day 17 of Roaccutane and still 0 side effects?! I know I am only on 20mg which is the lowest dose but I was seriously expecting at least some dry lips and skin but absolutely NOTHING!!  My skin is looking really good at the moment I don't have any active spots and the ones I have had have gone/dried up really really quickly.  I can't really complain because my skin is looking good however my dermatologist said dryness is a sign that the roaccutane is doing its job and I have

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1 week on Roaccutane

So today marks my first week on Roaccutane!! I have to say I haven't noticed any side effects whatsoever! No dryness of the lips and skin, no headaches, no joint or back pain, no nosebleeds. But i know it is very early on! I am thinking this may be due to my low 20mg dose and I have also been drinking 3 litres of water, keeping aquaphor on my lips and cleansing and moisturising with cetaphil and cerave.  I can't tell if I am experiencing an initial breakout (IB) or if I just have a few spots a

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First day on Roaccutane

Hey guys! So yesterday I had my appointment at the hospital to start my Roaccutane journey. I was so excited and couldn't wait to get started. After doing a pregnancy test and a long chat with the dermatologist I signed the papers regarding pregnancy and birth defects and was prescribed Roaccutane YAY. I am only on 20mg to start which is the lowest dose but said I will go up to 40mg in month two. Was just wondering if anyone who is on 20mg could let me know when to expect side effects e.g dryn

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The beginning of my accutane journey... a bit of background!

Hey guys! My name is Elouise, I am 22 years old from London and I am officially starting my isotretinoin journey (also known as accutane and roaccutane)!  Just some quick info which you probably all know: Isotretinoin is an oral retinoid deriving from vitamin A which is used to treat persistent cystic acne which has not responded to previous treatments. Isotretinoin works by reducing the production of sebum in your sebaceous glands whilst shrinking the oil glands. This ultimately diminishes t
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