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End Of Week 3



Apologies, normally I update this on a Friday - little late this week...

But I have successfully completed week 3 of my course, one week on 40mg and the side effects are definitely there:

- I don't even have to re=powder my make-up, there is literally NO oil on my face. No flaking (yet) as I have read from other peoples experiences and no redness either (I'm sure I have all of that to look forward to!).

- There has been an explosion of black heads around my t-zone area and my nose. I really want to take a tweezer to the f**kers but I know that wouldn't be a good idea, so am reluctantly refraining.

- I've had a couple of new spots, but nothing abnormal to the norm. Apart from this one large cysty on on my t-zone, it's not painful but it just feels really juicy and I don't think it's going away any time soon :( It's not whiteheading like the others.

- My lips are SO DRY. Really, it's lipbalm every 10 mins no joke...

- No dry skin in any other areas, hands and arms are fine. No back pain or join pain either. Muscles also fine, even after the gym.

I think I'm going to change my skin care range, the la roche is too expensive and I go through it so quickly. The simple moisturiser could be stronger. So I'm switching to Body Shop's Vitamin E range, that has an intense day cream. Let's hope for the best.

Have another 3 weeks to go before seeing my derm again to see if she ups my dosage. I'm not sure how it works really, but if I do hit 60mg I'm not sure I'm looking forward the side effects. I'm pretty sure that they won't be so lenient on me....!

Let's see what week 4 holds....

Ta Ta for now ;)



i also have two large cysts and it hasnt gone away in a week now. you're not alone... you have a large cyst on your Tzone looking over you jaja, just kidding

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haha, indeed...! hopefully for not much longer!!! I had one similar on my jawline last week and it's gone down a bit now, so hopefully by next week this bugger will do the same!

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same here. end of week 3 has left me with some super ugly spots which seem to be liking my face alot..

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I broke out pretty bad at the begging. I had about four big cysts on my face. I was pretty embarrassed to be around anyone. But, as time went on, the cysts went away (have one deep scar now) and my pores got smaller. Sounds like all the bacteria and dirt are being purged from your skin. It sucks at first, but this shows that the Accutane is working. Stay strong and keep up the good work!

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i feel the embarrassment pain... :( but they have gone now! and face looking better! :D so hopefully it's uphill from here - thank you for the support, so good to hear that people have gone through the same and come out on top :)

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