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Weeks 5, 6, & 7 On Accutane

jcouture15

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Hey all! So here's an update for the past few weeks. Well, the back pain seems to be off and on. I haven't noticed it as much this past week. One thing I have definitely started to notice is dry eyes. At times, they seem to burn a bit. I'm not for sure if it's because I'm a bit tired or not, but I think it's because of the medicine. This is a pretty common side effect though so I'm not worried. I'm probably going to get some type of solution to put in my eyes later on.

I have noticed dry skin on my feet and arms (especially on my feet). I have to be really conscious when I'm wearing sandals. I got a really thick/heavy moisturizer from Earthfare to put on my feet instead of just regular lotion, which I put on my arms and legs. The moisturizer for my feet seems to be working quite well.

I had some bumps come up on the sides of my arms, which I've never had before. They're kind of going away now so I think it was just dry skin.

I had a few bumps come up on my chin, which I sort of expected because I had lots of white (under the surface) bumps that needed to come to a head eventually. It's clearing up now though and I /think/ that may be the last of it. Overall I am very happy with the results so far. I haven't missed one dose yet (yay!) and I'm sure to drink lots of water, especially when taking my medicine. I would also be sure to wash off all makeup before you go to bed. I used to be really bad about this before I started accutane. Now that I'm taking the medicine though I always, always wash my face because not doing so would really make the medicine not work to its fullest potential. Tune in for week 8 next week. =)



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