posted this on the forum on April 04--
Well I have some good news since my last entry. My hair loss seems to have mostly stopped. It first increased to about 50 hairs a day for 4 days and now my hair loss has almost completely stopped these last two days. I can actually run my hands through my hair and have no hair on my hands. I hope it lasts. If it comes back I will report it here.
Since the 31st I have been taking:
- Nutrigold 1200 mg of Omega
- Nutrigold Vitamin D3 Gold 2000 IU
- Now Foods Iron Ferrochel 18 mg
- Nutrigold Biotin 5000 mcg
Shower every other day and use both of the following:
- Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care with Almond Oil 2-in-1 Dandruff Shampoo & Conditioner
- Biolage Strengthening Conditioner ( I pour tons of it on my head ) <---------Stopped itching way better then head and shoulders but does not prevent dandruff.
I have no idea if any of the above made a difference. I purchased it all in a panic because I told myself If I kept losing hair I would stop tasking Amnessteem, and I really did not want to stop taking it.
F.Y.I I am on day 23 of Amnesteem.
OK so since then my face actually has started clearing up : ). I have gotten one compliment telling me how much better my face is looking so that is nice. I posted some pictures, I believe my skin looks a little better.
Now for some really bad news. I have overcome the hair problem but. TMI WARNING Some people may find this offensive, when I wiped there was blood on the toilet paper today.Just Great. I do not blame isotretinoin completely because I have noticed a itch/burning around there for about a week, If I took some action then maybe this would not have happened. I told myself I can just tough it out, it will get better on its own.If I had to guess using my Google kunk-fu, I probably have a anal fissure. You know, we have chapsticks for our lips ( that I use every hour ) but what about for our anus? Were is the anus chapsticks? Anyone know?
This might be TMI but out of desperation I purchased Vaseline, used some exam gloves and put some Vaseline there. immediate relief, got rid of the ittching/ buring in a few minutes. I just wish I did this a week ago before it became such a problem.
Starting today, I have decided to stop taking Isotretinoin for a few days ( maybe 5? ) to help speed healing and I will tell my dermatologist about this when I see him on April 8th and see how we should proceed.