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Week 13 (Day 93)



Dosage: 30 mg Claravis

Acne: NO new active pimples today! Some healing places around my jawline and plenty of lingering red spots from my terrible, horrible breakout from the past few weeks

Side Effects: Nothing new, except that my lips are extremely dry and cracking in the corners (which would happen to me this time of year, regardless)

My attitude has changed quite a bit from my last post!

So far, my time on Accutane has been such a roller coaster. I've gone from being pleasantly surprised by my lack of IB, to having almost perfect skin at the end of my 1st month, to breaking out, to clearing up, and to the worst breakout of my life in month 3. Now, I'm starting to really clear up, but I have a tendency to do that at the end of each month, so I'm trying hard not to get my hopes up!

I have a few theories that could have led to my awful breakout, including "that time of the month" and a change in makeup... I switched brands about a month ago to match my newly pale skin (which I am not used to AT ALL). I don't know for sure that the makeup was the problem, but I changed again (to bare minerals) and haven't had a problem so far.

It still bothers me how behind I am in my treatment because of my busy dermatologist's schedule. I usually have to skip 4-5 days each month, and I should be starting month 4 by now... But my next appointment is still nearly 2 weeks away. Ugh!

My main concern is that I accepted my dream job that will take me across the country in 4 months... so now I have an Accutane deadline. Hopefully I'll be done by then!


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