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60 mg /Day 3!

hot.tahiti

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Hi Everyone!

Roaccunate (or Isotretinoin as my box states) could not be portrayed in an even more scarier light then it already is. Hence, why I'm writing up yet another 'tane blog. I live in London so bare in mind that the procedures I describe may be different from those in other countries!

Ok so I first started getting acne at 11 (I'm 21 now) and it was mainly an on/off problem which before was easy solved by tropical meds/contraceptive pills. Its not a HUGE problem- I have redness on my cheeks and right now my forehead and chin are clear.

But last september ('10) I decided to enough was enough because the spots on my cheeks would just not react to anything I tried (I was on dianette for 5 months previously).

It took 6 months for my GP to refer me to an nhs dermotologist and for me to get an appointment (my gp's surgery is very slow! usually the wait is 2months). :)

Anyway, when I finally saw the dermo, he asked for me to take a blood test, sign a declaration that I will take a contraceptive pill (its part of the law for all women to be on contraceptives when taking this), get a contraceptive pill (dinaette he said was best) prescribed by my GP and to take a blood test.

A week later I returned to the hospital and was told my blood test showed I was healthy and I was prescribed 60mg dose of 'tane to take once a day. I'll be going to see my Dermo every 4 for weeks.

3 days in and I've noticed no side effects. I've been using body shop products- tea tree oil foam cleanser and night cream which I've been mixing with vitamin E oil for extra moisture. During the day I'll be using the body shop's vitamin e moisturising cream. My doctor prescribed me a special body/face wash and cream which I'm going to pick up from the pharmacy tmo- more on that when I start using it.

My cousin was on 'tane last year so she's been advising me a lot on what to expect (mainly dry skin within a week). I'm hoping to have clear skin by my 22nd birthday which is on june 21st so fingers crossed!



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