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Always a light at the end of a tunnel....

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Day: 10

About 10 white heads and 2 cysts

So I've decided to launch my blog on Day 10. I can agree with most accutane users, that the first few days on Accutane doesn't bring any significant changes. However day 10 is a special day~~~ You know why? Because now I can start a new pack =) haha I just started but I can't wait till i pop the last pills of my course! The feeling must be just wonderful....I'm definitely looking forward to that feeling of I'M DONE and I'M FINALLY FREE~

As most people, I would never have thought I would be on Accutane, I always thought this medicine is for ppl with severe, severe acne. Mine is definitely not considered severe but nevertheless it's persistent and I've been getting cysts which takes a long, long time to heal. On my previous blog you'll have read that i've tried a lot of alternatives before actually taking this step towards accutane. I've made my decision to go on it and I really believe that it'll work....even if all else fails, your hope... trust...and your belief should never fail you right? Right!

Any signifiant side effects?

  • I have noticed my hair falling a little more than normal when i wash my hair. I'm not too worried about it at this point. Even before taking accutane my hair has been falling a lot....It's probably bc I recently took off my extentions which i had on for more than 4 months. Losing hair? that's nothing to worry about... you can get your head planted with hair follicles which makes you grow hair on your head, you can always get hair extentions, you can purchase hair growth serums etc.

    • I also noticed after I drink coffee (I drink only Black coffee) about 10 minutes later, I get really nauseous. I feel really sick...to a point where I have to lie down on my bed. Weird huh?

I lost 5-6 pounds! I've been gaining so much weight lately, especially after I came back from Asia. Of course I don't give all the credit to Accutane for helping me lose the pounds, because I've been working out. Okay, it sounds like i've been working out for a long time, but I've been working out just consecutively for 3 days...I have never lost weight by just working out for 3 days! Either way, I'm really happy...I'm getting closer to my weight goal of 50kg (110lbs)

I am:

122 lbs (When i was prescribed accutane)

163 cm tall

on 30 mg Accutane ROCHE

Extra note:

I take these at about 9:15pm everyday.

Right now I'm not dry at all, just when i wake up I notice my lips lack moisture. I am getting into the habit of drinking lots of water as well.

My Regimen:

Clinique Toner 3 I found that it really helps get rid of the excess dirt, oil, makeup etc left on my face. It definitely helps dry out the active pimple! Leaving an overal refreshing feel.

What I found also helped me go thru the 10 days was using VICHY Anti imperfections- Sudden localized breakout solution. It's a little pricey for a small tube but it doesn't make my face dry at all. At this stage, my face is not dry so even though it has 5% sallicylic acid it's not irritating my face. I haven't experienced the initial break out yet...hopefully I won't get too...

I currently don't wear any moisturizer on my face. I don't have extremely oily skin, but I don't feel the need too...Once my skin gets dry it will be a different story!

Eye cream is sooo important. I currently use Clinique all about eyes. The product is alright, nothing special. But I think it's important for us all to use some sort of eye cream on...don't want to get any wrinkles early right girls and boys?

I also use Aveeno Intense Moisture Lip Therapy (chapstick) It feels so smooth and it adds a little shine...Don't know if it's accutane but my lips look 'fuller' after I put it on.

On a side note, I also use DHC Eyelash Growing Serum and I've noticed my eye lashes getting longer! Swweeet!~

Everyone has their own unique regimen, if you have a regimen that you swear by, kindly let me know!

I need to switch my current one soon to accomodate when my face gets dry!



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Good luck, girl! I'm on day 15 and also take 30 mg, so we are pretty close...:- I have dry lips and my skin is peeling a bit from day 10... weird..My advice to you is to reduce the amounts of coffe and caffeine that you drink because it dehydrates the body and makes you thirsty. No need to do that since Accutane really dries everything out.

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Good luck, girl! I'm on day 15 and also take 30 mg, so we are pretty close...:- I have dry lips and my skin is peeling a bit from day 10... weird..My advice to you is to reduce the amounts of coffe and caffeine that you drink because it dehydrates the body and makes you thirsty. No need to do that since Accutane really dries everything out.
Thank you! Good luck to you too =) I'm not peeling at all....and my lips aren't that dry yet...but my face feels a little itchy, is that normal?! I have the urge to just scratch it! haha yes...i have cut down on my coffee intake! I have never felt so dizzy and nauteous after drinking a cup of coffee before. It was a little scary!

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