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krs1994

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After about 10 years of dealing with severe acne, I am finally starting accutane. I did more research than anyone could imagine before beginning this process and reading everyone's stories helped me a lot so I thought I'd create a log for my journey as well to help anyone else whether they're starting the medication now or in the future. 
Just to start, I am 21, about 100-110 lbs(my weight fluctuates a lot on a day to day basis) and 5'4. The doctor is starting me off at 40mg, which seems extremely high for how little I weigh. I've read stories of people with much higher weights starting off on a much lower dose so I'm a little nervous. When it comes to medical problems, I suffer from anemia and severe migraines so I'm definitely scared to see how this medicine is going to affect my migraines.  
It's been a frustrating couple months trying to start accutane(if you're a girl, you understand). I refused to go on birth control and I had all the doctors in my derm office saying they wouldn't prescribe the medication despite the fact iPledge allows us to choose abstinence as a form of birth control. Finally my doctor  said she'd trust me and write the prescription(still don't understand why that's their call to make but whatever I guess). I take my first pill tomorrow so I will      update in the near future on how my journey is going. If anyone has any tips or suggestions on how to survive the next several months, I would sincerely appreciate it :) 



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Hey there! We are in the EXACT SAME BOAT! I am 21, your same weight, starting accutane 40mg in one week! I will be checking in on your blog and I'll be updating weekly on my journey. 40mg does seem like a lot for me too, but I have a close friend who is doing my same regimen and has flawless skin now. I am prepared for the "journey" and will be here if ya need me :)

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2 hours ago, katie.davis82 said:

Hey there! We are in the EXACT SAME BOAT! I am 21, your same weight, starting accutane 40mg in one week! I will be checking in on your blog and I'll be updating weekly on my journey. 40mg does seem like a lot for me too, but I have a close friend who is doing my same regimen and has flawless skin now. I am prepared for the "journey" and will be here if ya need me :)

Hey! Thanks so much! I'll definitely check in on your blog as well! I'm happy to hear your friend has flawless skin now. That makes me feel a little better about being on such a high dose. I'm just worried about the side effects. I've noticed that the higher the dose, the more intense the side effects(not to scare you or anything!) Of course everyone's bodies react differently so we'll see. 
Also on a side note, I'm assuming your username is your actual name. My name is Katie as well! :) 

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17 hours ago, krs1994 said:
Hey! Thanks so much! I'll definitely check in on your blog as well! I'm happy to hear your friend has flawless skin now. That makes me feel a little better about being on such a high dose. I'm just worried about the side effects. I've noticed that the higher the dose, the more intense the side effects(not to scare you or anything!) Of course everyone's bodies react differently so we'll see. 
Also on a side note, I'm assuming your username is your actual name. My name is Katie as well! :) 
Omg how are we the same person?! Lol jk but seriously that's awesome! My friend who took it is the same age and weight as us, and went up to 80mg for most of her treatment. She has ginger skin, so highly sensitive. Her worst reaction was temporary lil rash on her hands and dry lips. She looked a little red while on it but her skin looked good! It will be worth it! 

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