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Day 17.



I haven't blogged for a while. And i've just realised i've been on accutane for two weeks three days.

I have been really worried about the IB, I think I have had an intial breakout but it hasn't happened in the way I feared. I got about 5 biggish spots on the left side of my neck. But hardly anything of massive significance on my face. What seems to be happening on my face is some whiteheads and blackheads are being forced out. What I was most scared of was getting big cysts on my face but touch wood so far this hasn't happened (I reckon this may be due to the Murad regime I did before accutane which I had quite a bad purging period with, I didn't apply it to my neck so maybe this why I am breaking out here.)

What makes me really happy is when I wash my face although I may have red marks left, my face is smooth, I no longer have to run my hands along painful bumps. Even if my face isn't completely blemish free if I close my eyes my skin feels like its clear :)

I have had to adjust my skin care regime as my course has gone on. I've been really diligent at preventing any of the bad side effects before they happen. For example, I used aquaphor from day one, e45 cream on my arms and clinique moisturiser on my face. I had been using the murad cleanser and exfoliator but find I only need to use cetophil and then moisturise.

Side effects so far:

A slightly dry nose (did have a bit of a cold though)

A headache twice (probs isn't due to accutane)

Apart from those i'm hard pushed to find any other side effects. I am sure this is due to my prevention regime. I use eye drop twice a day, moisturise twice a day, apply lipsalve as often as I feel which is probably about 5 times a day and I take Salmon oil to counter act joint pain and vit e help healing process.

Having my blood test in two weeks, hopefully everything will be fine.

Hope everyone else is doing well with accutane :D


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