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August 2 - Week 7 on Epuris

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Forehead Breakout UGH… Most of my acne normally lies on my cheeks however Accutane has decided to bring out the tiny bumps on my forehead which are now large whiteheads/cysts!!! I seem to get them in a cluster and they had become so painful that I had to pin them and release the pressure, hence the redness in the picture. My treatment has been rubbing 100% Aloe Vera from the Aloe Vera plant onto my forehead which has definitely helps calm the bumps and redness. I’m hoping all will go away within the next week so I can go back to have a clear forehead!

Painful Cysts filled with blood… Over this past week I have experienced a couple cysts that have popped on their own and were completely filled with blood. So much blood that I was afraid it wasn’t going to stop. After applying pressure for several minutes, the bump had disappeared and what was left was a deep red hole in my cheek! At that moment, I knew it was probably going to scare considering how deep the hole was, however after a couple days it closed and now I am just left with a small red bump which should go away with time.

Tired, Tired, Tired… This past week I have been extremely tired to the point where I have needed to lie down because I was feeling off. Not sure if this is a side effect of the Accutane or if it’s my body telling me I need more rest (Even though I get more than enough sleep). Hmm?  

Decrease in Redness… Although it may not be noticeable in the pictures, I have noticed a decrease in redness on my cheeks. I am still breaking out, however the post acne redness has definitely become less inflamed which I am happy about!

Same Dosage… I am currently still on Epuris 20mg and do not see the dermatologist for another 2 weeks. Since the redness has gone down, I have a feeling he will be increasing my dose the next time I see him. 
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