Hi there! Firstly i'd like to give a bit of an introduction on my acne. I've had acne since i was about 11, as soon as puberty hit - i'm now 19. I was told by doctors around the age of 13 that it'd be gone by the age of 18/19, infact it's got worse. I now suffer from cysts, whiteheads, dry skin, oilyness, blotches, blackheads and pastules. However, i wouldn't class myself as having severe acne, i'd class it as moderate with occasional light acne. But it's only ever light if i'm on antibiotics. I was on limocycline just before i got prescribed accutane. I've tried possibly every prescriptive medicine going including retin A, benzyl peroxide, doxycyline and about 3 different types of contraceptive pills. I'm currently still taking Dianette alongside accutane. I gave up my antibiotics a few months back, refusing to take them because i was sick of taking them for so long and just wanted to feel normal, but it was a bad mistake. My acne flared up worse than ever, i looked sunburnt all the time and my face hurt because of how deep and swollen the cysts were.
Hopefully, accutane will solve it all!
I went to my dermatologist a few weeks back and she gave me a pamphlet with some info regarding the birth defect part of the side effects and all the other side effects. When i returned to accept the accutane i had to take a blood test and pregnancy test. And so 5 days ago the journey started.
I'm on 60mg a day for 4 months.
During the past 5 days my nose and forehead were getting increasingly dry and today my nose has just completely flaked. This is a bit of a bummer as it's only day 5! I'm also getting dry patches around my eyes and have a flaky blothy part on my cheek. My lips don't seem dry at all yet however. I'm applying Carmex though just to prevent it as best as i can, maybe this it why they're not feeling as dry as they should be.
Anyway, i'll keep posting an entry every few days on how i'm doing!