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Accutane Journey - 1 Month



So, I am 4 weeks and 1 day into my Accutane journey. Haven't experienced anything too horrible so far. My skin was slightly worse than usual last weekend, but nothing to hide out at home all day about. My family and dermatologist have told me that my skin is already looking better this week, so perhaps there is some improvement. Maybe I'm too critical to notice the overall and still see the small imperfections. Oh well. This past week I visited the dermatologist for my 1 month check in. My hepatic panel was fine, my cholesterol levels were relatively the same as they were prior to starting Accutane, but my triglycerides shot up quite a bit. I've never experienced high triglycerides. Has anybody else had that issue while on Accutane? My dermatologist did not seem to be concerned. She actually increased my dosage to 80mg per day since I didn't experience hardly any of the "bad" side effects during the first month. My lips are dry all the time and Aquaphor is my best friend!

Any thoughts, comments, or questions are greatly appreciated!

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Hey I read your posts and I am bascially in the same boat as you. I'm a 22 year old guy whose acne began right before college when i was 18. Its nothing to horrible with an occasianal flair up but it is persistant.

I just finished my first week of accutane and your posts seem very similiar to how my first week went except i only got one new cysts and no new acne yet. Its great to hear that you're doing great and your fam and derm see improvements already! I hope i can be as lucky as you with the side-effects! I also have aquaphor lol

I'm writing a blog too so if you wanna see another person in a similiar situation ummm its there lol


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