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Day 1 Absorica (Accutane)



I've never really had a blog before, so I apologize in advance for my lack of experience. I saw everyone else's blogs and thought I'd keep my own for personal use, although it would be cool if it helped others out. I'm an 18 year old male, and I've been having acne problems since the beginning of high school. Nothing has consistently worked, so now I'm on Absorica. The acne is usually really bad on my jawline. It gets really red and kind of puffy. Sometimes it gets inflamed really bad. In the past, it has been really bad in the summer. My diet is the same as any college freshman; cheap food and beer. I try to eat healthy but healthy food is expensive so it doesn't usually work out. As far as my lifestyle goes, I'm a rugby player so I sweat a lot and get really dirty. I'm sure that has something to do with it. The last game of the season is a tournament in two weeks, so after that I won't be exercising near as much until February when it starts up again. I'm really worried about the initial breakout everyone has, but I guess it has to happen at some point. I'll try to post at least once a week, but that probably won't happen knowing me. I'll just post as often as I can, or at least whenever I can remember. Also, I apologize for the poor camera quality. I would take a picture with my phone but I have to go to class in a couple of minutes, and I'm also pretty lazy.

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I did my first round at about 20 and had the same worries. My IB only started like week 3 and I only cleared up in month 4. It was bad. just an FYI there is a possibility of joint/muscle pain with this drug so let your doc know if that happens.

Also, as a motivator for keeping your log = if' you're like me you might need to do a 2nd course (at the age of 26, sigh) in which case you will be happy to see the previous log, so you have fair warning of what your body will do on the drug. Memory tends to suck.

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