Well today is day 11 on Claravis. I finished my first blister pack yesterday. No new breakouts since the 3 or 4 which happend after starting accutane. Of those, 2 are completely gone and the other 2 are actually healing nicely. I was worried they would not heal very well because the skin was way too dry but it is looking good today.
Woke up today even more dry then in the days prior. Skin is just flaking off (how much skin can one loose?) After a quick bath the skin come off and you look good. The skin is smooth almost like a baby. I think I'm going to stop shaving every day though.
No more bloody nose issues since I started using Ayr saline nasal gel in the nostrils. I think is works great. No issues at this time. No headache. No joint or back pain. No vision or hearing issues. I think the worst is the dry skin and mouth.
Still using Neutrogena oil free moisture (3 times a day) and Aquaphor. I'm using Cetaphil skin cleanser in the morning and at night now since my skin is too dry to use the products I had been using to control the oil. Not as oily anymore. Instead of every hour blotting the skin dry because of the oil I think I can go maybe 5 or 6 hours now. Can't wash hair every day. I am now going every 2 or 3 days because the hair is really dry.
I have been taking Biotin for the hair (because I don't want to loose any of it) and vitamin E.
Definately need to drink lots of water. I have to carry a water bottle around because my mouth is so dry. I went to Costco and bought (2) 35 packs of Poland Springs water in addition to the 1.5 gallon jug my wife buys for the refrigerator each week.
So far so good. Some people have their IB in the 2nd or 3rd week so I don't know what to expect in the next few days. On Wednesday I will be increasing my dose to 40 mg every other day and staying at 20 mg on the other days..