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1 week on Roaccutane

So today marks my first week on Roaccutane!!

I have to say I haven't noticed any side effects whatsoever! No dryness of the lips and skin, no headaches, no joint or back pain, no nosebleeds. But i know it is very early on!  I am thinking this may be due to my low 20mg dose and I have also been drinking 3 litres of water, keeping aquaphor on my lips and cleansing and moisturising with cetaphil and cerave. 

I can't tell if I am experiencing an initial breakout (IB) or if I just have a few spots at the moment. But either way they are nothing unbearable, no cysts just rather small pimples that have come to a head  and go down within a day or two. I am praying this doesn't get any worse!!

I am booking in my bloods for next Friday as I go to Ireland on Sunday so rather than a week before my derm appointment it will be 10 days but I am sure this will be okay! I used to be extremely squeemish with needles and blood tests but because I know this will all be worth it in the end is doesn't phase me!

I am going to keep an eye on any side effects and if anything major I will blog but if not I will be doing a weekly update :) 



Hey just wanted to reach out and say I'm in the same boat as you! I'm 20 and just started Roaccutane 4 days ago on 20mg and haven't really noticed anything just a couple more spots than usual. Are you going on the contraceptive pill? I kinda want to avoid it because I'm scared of it messing up my skin again if I become dependant on it after roaccutane finishes, it also makes me fat and grumpy lol. What cleanser and moisturiser are you using at the moment? xxx

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Hey Leah,

I'm on day 9 now and literally notice nothing at all. No dryness of lips or skin yet and they are meant to be most common. The spots I have got have cleared really quickly so maybe that is due to the roaccutane but I am unsure?? My dermatologist said she is gonna up my dose to 40mg in the second month but that's not till 27th September so just have to see what happens! 

Yeah I'm on the Yasmin contraceptive pill and have been for years so I'll be staying on that whilst on roaccutane. I have to be on the pill anyway because I have a long term boyfriend and babies are not on the card right now haha! Did you not have to confirm you are on the pill before starting and go through a form with your dermatologist because getting pregnant is so risky? 

I'm using cetaphil gentle cleanser and CeraVe moisturising cream and aquaphor lip repair  on my lips. Maybe that's why I'm not experiencing side effects I don't know but I want to feel like its working haha! xx


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