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Sore face and I have a cold :(

matureacne

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Well I think today I was officially unsuitable for public viewing. My chin is quite red, my face is peely and to top it all off, I have a cold :) My youngest son has a cold, so I probably got it from him. I spent most of the day just laying around feeling sorry for myself. My face is really SORE too, mainly my chin. I kinda remember this from last time (man I WISH I'd kept a journal back then!!) so I know it's "normal". It just sux.

I got my BB cream today, so I'm looking forward to trying that out this weekend (I have a party to go to). I tried it on my hand and it looks quite nice, so I hope my face has calmed down a bit by then. Also, my right eye feels a bit achey when I blink, like a bruise. I hope I'm not getting a sty or something.

It's very hard to tell if accutane is effecting my mood as I have a cold at the moment anyway, but I was quite snappy today. My poor husband is bearing the brunt I'm afraid :|



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Ok, so I haven't started accutane as of yet, but strongly considering it. I see that this is your second time and you have children. Did you have children when you did the treatment at age 27? If not, how long did you wait before trying to conceive? I'm asking because my husband and I have been married for 3 years and have no children. We would like to start a family in the near future, but want to make sure we wait long enough after treatment to begin. Also, I'm a little skeptical about all of the side effects and I appreciate you keeping a pretty good account about the symptoms you are experiencing. Doesn't sound really bad and it seems like the itching and flaking is somewhat controllable.

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Ok, so I haven't started accutane as of yet, but strongly considering it. I see that this is your second time and you have children. Did you have children when you did the treatment at age 27? If not, how long did you wait before trying to conceive? I'm asking because my husband and I have been married for 3 years and have no children. We would like to start a family in the near future, but want to make sure we wait long enough after treatment to begin. Also, I'm a little skeptical about all of the side effects and I appreciate you keeping a pretty good account about the symptoms you are experiencing. Doesn't sound really bad and it seems like the itching and flaking is somewhat controllable.
Hi. Thanks for your comments. I got pregnant the year after I stopped accutane and had a great pregnancy and a healthy baby (who is now 8 yrs old). I had my other son just under 2 years later and he's fine too :) I can personally vouch for the birth defect side effect of accutane completely going away, but I'd still wait a year or so just to be sure.The side effects of this drug are so individual! I don't know if it really helps to read the extreme experiences, only to prepare yourself for the worst?? I guess it's something you have to weigh up, ie are you OK to put up with acne or do you think it's worth taking a punt on accutane? For me, the latter was my decision and I'm happy to live through the bad parts to get the rewards at the end. For me, it really is not that bad and you can relieve most symptoms with products. Good luck with whatever you decide to do!

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