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Day 3 Of Treatment, And Pre-Treatment Pics



Ok...so I finally took the plunge to go on Isotretoin...accutane...whatever you want to call it. I am a 24 year old white female and have been suffering from severe cystic acne for almost 10 years. I have tried laser genesis, IPL, fraxel, Benzoyl Peroxide, sulfur, Retin-A, Doxycycline and other antibiotics..My skin laughed at proactive and other OTC treatments...ANYHOW...In December of 2011 my acne went crazier than ever so I decided it's time to break out the big guns....Finally got approval from my derm at Kaiser for Isotretoin last month. Did my blood tests and got on the pill (Im on Sprintec) and 3 days ago got my Claravis! (I have HMO insurance so it cost me over $300!) So I take 20mg in the morning and 40mg in the evening. I am also taking 30mg of zinc every morning as recommended by my esthetician before I started this medication (pharm said its ok).

What I've noticed so far:

Yesterday around 3:00 I started feeling a headache coming on...which lingered all night...I cooked dinner and fell asleep with the headache around 8:30....and this morning it was soooo hard to wake up!!! I actually skipped work today it was so hard to wake up...hopefully my body will adjust quick because THAT is unacceptable...

Also...since yesterday under my eye has been twitching non-stop...its not bugging me but I can see it moving when I look in the mirror...strange.

And I'm peeing alot today...It's 2:00 PM and I've already gone 5-6 times...I was reading that my blood sugar levels may be high from the meds so I will work on eating better while Im on these meds at least to prevent the high glucose levels....

Now for the scary part...I'm going to post pictures of my face from DAY 1 (the day I got my meds) and I will post pictures of my progress every week or two. Please be gentle, I know my face is scary without makeup. Hopefully not for long!eusa_pray.gif


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