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Day 5



Hey guys! So I've started Isotretinoin. 40mg/day for 5 months, but my dermatologist may bump it up to 60mg/day. I'm taking Myorisan. I've had moderate but persistent acne for the past 4 years... started out on my forehead and moved down to my cheeks and jaw/chin. I used to use benzoyl peroxide/ salicylic acid, and it worked at first, but then it came back. Then I had a dermatologist do Blue Light (bacteria killing lasers) which didn't do much. I then went on spironolactone (25mg, 2x a day) which helped some, but then I began to get cysts on my cheeks. I switched to a new dermatologist who prescribed Retin-A (every other night) and Benzoyl Peroxide/Clindamicyn mix (every morning). My skin got way clearer, as I was on spiro, retin-a, and bz/cm, but the spiro didn't make me feel great and I didn't want to have to keep up the regimen (and still be getting mild acne). So, I've started Isotretinoin! 

Today is my 5th day, but I haven't taken my pill yet. I take it around 6pm. 

Side effects:

  • dry eyes
    • been using eye drops about once a day. they usually feel dry about an hour or two after I take my pill
  • slight headaches
  • soreness
  • back pain (especially when i'm sitting in an awkward position or not straight)
  • dry lips
    • been using aquaphor every hour or so, which has helped a tremendous amount
  • slightly more anxious, but i'm not sure if it's due to the isotretinoin

I'm also worried about the hair loss... I have very thin curly hair, so I'm really hoping there's no loss or thinning!


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