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Accutane Journal

Day 119

My body is really feeling the side effects:

hair loss

dry skin

chapped lips

dry sinuses

bletharitis (swollen eyelid)

Last cholesterol test was good. Some activity above my right eyebrow. Skin seems more pink in certain areas. Sorry it's been awhile since I last updated. My heel pain is much improved and I'm finally able to wear non-athletic shoes. :)I've been continuing with warm compresses, eyelid scrubs & topical antibiotic for my eyelid. Some days it's better than others. Thanks for reading!

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Your skin is looking great! Glad the heel pain has subsided for you, mine comes and goes but it is bearable! How long is your course going to be?

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Hey there - looking great!

I've just started getting some heel pain - glad to see I'm not the only one with it.

Your skin's improved so much - and will probably keep getting better throughout your last month and even once your finished - enjoy!

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Thanks Ang & onelittleone for the support! :)

Hi Martini - I hope your heel pain is bearable. Thanks for letting me know what you think. :D

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Hi Oursfan-

I hope you are doing better. Just wondering if you think your latest breakout left any additional pitted scarring. I am hoping not (praying, as a matter of fact) that it did not. Unfortunately I am extremely susceptible to pitted scarring and my latest breakout last year left additional and very noticeable saucer depressions. Good thing is I have had no mor cysts now that I am controlling my diet.

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Day 119

My body is really feeling the side effects:

hair loss

dry skin

chapped lips

dry sinuses

bletharitis (swollen eyelid)

Last cholesterol test was good. Some activity above my right eyebrow. Skin seems more pink in certain areas. Sorry it's been awhile since I last updated. My heel pain is much improved and I'm finally able to wear non-athletic shoes. :) I've been continuing with warm compresses, eyelid scrubs & topical antibiotic for my eyelid. Some days it's better than others. Thanks for reading!

I'm sorry to hear about the side effects. However, you're looking GREAT.

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Hi ylem, I think it's too early to tell if I have more pitted scarring. I still have a month left on Accutane and my skin is still recovering from the breakouts. When I saw Dr. Turner he said that what he sees is primarily redness (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) which was encouraging. I talked to him a little about scar treatments...

Have to wait at least 6 months after my Accutane course. He said that CO2 laser is still the gold standard of scar treatment. Said we could do some more subcision and maybe try some filler (recommends Juvederm) on the rolling scars. I asked him about the subcision/suction method and he said he read a paper on it which sounded impressive but that he would need more information about the specific technique that was used.

I'm not sure what, if anything I am going to do. Right now, I'm just happy that I don't have any active cysts and that I'm nearing completion of treatment. Taking it one day at a time. :)

Thanks for stopping by Wynne, I really appreciate the support!:D

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Day 133

1 active spot.

Still some post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, but skin tone is starting to even out a bit.

Lips are less chapped (but it varies depending on how consistently I exfoliate).

My eyes are doing a lot better (due to warm washcloths and eyelid scrubs, daily).

Joint pain is tolerable. The more I wear supportive shoes, the better.

I have about a month left! :dance:

Thanks for reading. :)

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Hurrah for one month left! Hopefully it jets on by.

Glad to hear that your eyes are doing a lot better! :D

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Thanks for the support! :)

Day 148

A couple of actives.

Redness fading, texture improving, lips less chapped.

Less than two weeks left! :D

Current side effects:

minor hair loss

dry, flaky skin

chapped lips

pain in fingers (primarily at night)

occassional heel pain

blepharitis (swollen eyelid) is back :ninja:

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I have 5 days worth of pills left.

I have a few actives but nothing major.

I am really looking forward to being off the medicine so that my body can recover from the side effects that I've been experiencing. Really hoping I won't be in as much pain.

Thanks for reading & good luck to all!

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Day 1 Post Accutane

I took my last pill yesterday.

I was on it a total of 157 days.

I have a few small actives, no cysts.

Posting before/after.

Thanks for reading and for the support! :)

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CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm soooo happy for you!!

Best of luck with everything and be sure to let us know how your skin post-tane is acting

:)

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Thanks so much! :)

1 week post Accutane

Still a few actives but no cysts

Skin still dry around mouth & eyes

Pain in hands and feet is getting a bit better

Hands still dry but not red/inflamed.

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2 weeks post accutane.

A few actives, no cysts.

Skin around eyebrows flaky.

Pain in hands and feet improving.

Skin on hands a little bit dry.

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