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Week 2 - Accutane & Spironolactone

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Jane C


Week 2!

05/09/13 - DAY 8

A little oily today when I woke up. Pimples are still raised and inflamed, one is coming to a whitehead. Lips are getting dryer quicker but nothing too uncomfortable and eyesight still isn't 100%. Felt dizzy before bed. Have noticed 'dead' feelings in my legs/arms when lying down. 'Pins & Needles' also. Took Oratane at 1PM and Aldactone the next morning around 7.30AM.

06/09/13 - DAY 9

Still felt a little dizzy this morning but better. I woke up to 8 pimples now on my left cheek, having a bad breakout there. Same one on my right that's healing and above my brows. Took Oratane at 1.30PM and Aldactone at 1.30AM.

07/09/13 - DAY 10

Slightly oily face and same active breakouts mainly on my left cheek. My lips are VERY dry now. Took Oratane at 1PM and Aldactone at 12PM.

08/09/13 - DAY 11

Face still feels a little oily. Broke out more on my left cheek and jawline, probably 12+. Very painful whitehead pimple on my jawline near my chin. Dizzy and had a headache all day to the point of having to sleep it off. Took Oratane at 1PM and Aldactone at 10.30PM.

09/09/13 - DAY 12

Skin is not very oily at all. Lips are VERy dry now. Nose is running a lot for some reason. Felt dizzy all day had a tension headache. Felt very tired at 9PM went straight to bed. Took Oratane at 1PM and Aldactone 12PM.

10/09/13 - DAY 13

Nose is running a lot don't know why I don't feel like I'm getting a cold. Noticed enlarged pores on my nose and chin, must be all the gunk being purged out. Very dry on those two areas as well make-up doesn't sit very well there. Didn't feel the need to blot throughout the day which is unusual for my usually oily t-zone. A lot of pimples all over my cheeks and chin still. Noticed some small bumps around my mouth and smile line area. Had a dizzy spell at 9PM that lasted an hour. Took Oratane at 12.30PM and Aldactone at 11PM.

11/09/13 - DAY 14

Pores on chin and nose are still noticeable and rough. Woke up to a whitehead on my smile line and the one on my upper lip has come to a head. Pimples over my left cheek have calmed down, still have a few there and 2 popped up on my right cheek. I have strangely noticed that my nose is constantly running and I need to blow it out a few times during the day. Took Oratane at 12PM and Aldactone at 10PM.

Side effects have started to hit me this week. I did some research and a runny nose seems to be a common side effect. I assume the theory about our mucus membrane being dried out so our body is compensating by producing more to hydrate the nose, is true. I also am sneezing quite a bit so people keep asking me am I getting a cold haha. Eyesight wise, I am very sensitive and am finding it difficult under the lighting at work. This week like I noted my pores on my nose and chin have started to purge out with a dark colour and are pretty rough feeling. Makeup on those areas isn't sitting so well so I apply my thicker moisturizer on them just before foundation. Dizzy spells happen roughly everynight around 9PM which I'm getting used to as I try to go to sleep around that time. Lips are very dry to the point of reapplying lip balm every 30 minutes or less. I am feeling a bit sore all over, as in my joints/muscles. I seem to get 'dead' feelings or 'pins and needles' a fair bit when sitting or laying down. I have had a few painful cystic breakouts so far as well as the usual small bumps and whiteheads so I guess I am having the dreaded initial breakout. On to Week 3!

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