At my 8 week mark, it was time to up the dosage for the first time. So now I'm on 40mg one day, 20 the next. I think it would have been easier to get a 10mg and 20mg prescription and just take 30mg per day, but whatever *shrug*
Lips are peeling a bit, a couple of days this week I've had skin hanging off my lips and had to pull/bite it off with my teeth so it didn't keep annoying me when I talked.
My skin is still great, haven't had a new pimple or any oil on my face for about 6 weeks now. I've had three elsewhere on my body, but minor, quick to dry up and go, and easily covered up so I didn't mind those ones. My face hasn't had any peeling for weeks either, so I've been excited with the results.
My regimen at the moment:
Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser
Wash body with QV cleanser
Moisturise face slightly with Cetaphil Moisturiser, or Sunsense daily face suncreen instead of moisturiser if I know I'm going outside for any length of time
Moisturise body average amount with QV Cream.
Avene or Genepharm lip balm as required.
Alternating 1 or 2 20mg Oratane pills with dinner
Wash face with Cetaphil Gentle cleanser if required (sweaty/makeup/etc)
Moisturise body with QV cleanser liberally, so it can soak in while I sleep
Heavy coating of lip balm before I go to sleep
Rash on my arms from the blood test tape has finally gone, I still get a little itch there. I've got a thumping scar though, nice and rectangular in the crook of my arm that shows exactly where the tape was. It's fading from bright red to dull light brown now.
I'm expecting the side effects to become stronger now my dosage is up a tiny bit, so I'm getting extra vigilant with the moisturising on my body. I can't stand the feeling of slimy moisturiser on my face, and hate the shine that the Cetaphil Lotion gives it, but I still put a tiny bit on just in case.
I plan to go for my blood test on Monday, but I really hate them, they give me panic attacks and fainting, so I'll probably keep putting it off until the last minute.