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not ANOTHER accutane log!

ok, so I got my Rx this evening......Claravis 40mg......once a day.

A little about myself........I'm male 30, 5'10", 170 lbs. Damn I'm old. Never really had acne in high school and college....started getting them when I was about 24, and more so started getting cystic acne the past 4 years. WTF? Crazy...but whatever. I would consider myself having moderate acne...never really bothered me TOO much, but I've had my moments when I was embarrassed as hell....but never came to the point where I would stay at home to be away from the public. Read all the side affects and preparing myself. I get anxiety when I fly and I fly about once a week for work. Good thing I can take my anxiety meds with this.

Anyways, enough of that. I'm going to take my first pill tonite after dinner...damn I eat late. And hope everything goes well. I'm going to make a log for my own sanity and progress. Hopefully I have time between little league and work and all the other kids stuff.

Oh and so far, I think I'm going to take Vit E for my joints since I play sports. Any advice would be great!!!

I'm sure there are hundreds of logs here so thanks for reading.

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DAY 2

I think it's day 2....I've woken up the past 2 mornings with headaches...but I don't attribute that to the accutane because I think I'm starting to get sick and I get headaches from time to time. It's early so I don't expect any changes at all. The first nite, I did wake up a couple times thinking my lips were chapped. Placebo effect? You think about it so much, you start believing it. I slept like a baby last nite though.

oh btw, this is gonna be a great weekend if you're a MMA fan......

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Hey,

I am one day ahead of you. I am also taking 40mg a day. Good luck to you and hope neither one of us get an IB.

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DAY 6.....or 7.....

I'll call it day 6 because I've only taken 6 pills since I wasn't able to take one last nite. My lips have been chapped the past 2 days....and I've had nosebleeds almost everyday in the past 3 days. Not so bad...but I'm not used to the chapped lips part. I don't usually get chapped lips. I've been packin on the aquaphor though.

I have noticed that things are clearing up a little bit faster. I got a couple cysts which sucks. I got a few new ones along my jawline, no biggie.

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DAY 12

&$%^#&$ this IB sucks. I've got one between my eyes right now and sucks. I'm getting them all over my right cheek and each side of my forehead and by my jawline on each side of my mouth. My face is still oily though. I'm still hanging in there though riding it out.

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DAY 15

ok, the one right between my eyes is practically gone, nice....but sh1t I swear I'm getting one each day! son of a ^$&%#$#@!!!! And my skin is not smooth anymore, it's bumpy. One positive thing is that my face is definitely not as oily as usualy anymore. The dryness is actually a good thing!! oh well, 4 day weekend for me.

The chapped lips kinda suck but not horrible. The bloody nose is irritating but I'm getting used to it.

Anyone know how long this IB typically lasts?

Also another question: when I get a cyst or pimple, and it's turning into a whitehead, what do you guys recommend on doing to it? Leaving it alone or taking care of it? I hate walking around with a whitehead, so usually I take care of it....and poof it's gone, but what is safer for my skin?

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