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JUSTME08

day 67

oh man can't believe its been 67 days already. still getting the little zits that i did before taking accutane. my triglycerides have been going crazy according to blood test. before taking accutane they were 138, 1st month 199 and last month it was 303. been seeing more side effects extremely tired, head ache everyday, joint pain, and just cracked open bleeding lips. u know its nothing i can't live with but it all came on after my dose went up to 80 mg daily. u know its crazy cause about every blog on here thats the dose they're on so not sure whats going on. i could really kick myself i let the 7 day window go by without filling my prescription for this month. i had a few pills left from last month cause i was taking 1 pill on odd days and 2 pills on even days. so i had 15 pills left so when i went to the derm got another scrip i wasn't' in any hurry to fill it got all tied up with birthday party and thanksgiving. just didn't think about it. so not sure what i need to do now. i get blood work done tomorrow after 2 weeks on 80 mg daily just to check my triglycerides so maybe i can find something out then. btw derm put me on 2 grams fish oil daily for my triglycerides.

JUSTME08

day 39

omg... i can't believe its been 39 days already.. i mean man its flew by. i was so excited when i started taking accutane, which i'm still excited, but at first thats all i thought about was taking the pill and looking in the mirror every hour just to see if anything has changed. now i hardly even think about it i mean trust me i remember to take that pill every night. i was scared i would forget to take it a couple days of week but so far its been easy to remember. i guess cause i do want it to work so bad. my face and hair isn't oily at all. thats really good. but now my face still breaks out along my jaw line the same as before taking accutane. but everything heals like in 2 days before it would take 2 weeks seems like. i've not had the IB (yet) hopefully i won't. but if thats what it takes to get clear skin at the end i think i could handle it. since my increase dosage i haven't seen any new side effects. my lips get really bad if i don't use the prescription medication my derm gave me for my cracked lips. sometimes i fall asleep at night before using it and wake up the next morning with a dry blood caked on my lips.. that hurts... i just hope the entire process goes by as smooth and fast as the last 39 days....

JUSTME08

day 34

ok so far so good.. i've gotten a couple zits on left side of chin but nothing bad. i mean i hate them but i think if i wasn't on accutane they would be a lot worse. my skin is just now starting to dry out like my arms and legs is really dry. but i think lotion will take care of that. not sure if its the tane or just the 30 degree weather. my lips are chapped and cracked but since my derm gave me some medicine for that its under control. i really don't have much to report when i first started the medicine i was really scared of all the side effects listed on packet but it seems like so far this stuff is awesome. but i guess time will tell, i know it takes quiet sometimes before the "has to get worse to get better" stage kicks in. hopefully that should have already happen.

JUSTME08

day 28

ok the wedding went great i didn't have any new breakouts. i can't believe its been 28 days sense i started sotret. well had my blood work done last friday. the results were a little high on my triglycerides when i started they were 136 last week it was 198 so i don't guess thats terribly high. i was more concerned then my derm. cause she put me on 2 (40 mg) 1 night then 1 (40 mg) the next so i guess it will average 60 mg. oh yeah and she added me on fish oil every night. my blackheads are finally started to go away. i guess i found out why everyone was saying they fall off which is exactly what they do. lol.. my face is looking really good which i didn't have a IB last month but i'm kinda thinking i will now that she upped my sotret. but i've been really lucky so i really can't complain if i do. my lips have been so bad i mean cracked open and bloody when i wake up of the mornings. they just hurt... my derm gave me some ointment that has helped a lot. they were that bad on my lower dose just think what they're going to be like now on this new dose.. OMG that will hurt...

JUSTME08

day 17

not much as changed since last post. got a couple new spots on jaw line. nothing make up doesn't hide. i have a ton i mean a ton of blackheads on my face. i've read how they've came out on other people and they've said they just "fall off" whatever the heck that means but let me tell u mine is so not falling off. i wonder how long it takes for them to leave. i find myself wanting to pick at them all the time but so far so good. well i take that back i have picked at two beside my mouth and now i've just made them look ten times worse. so i hope i've learned something from that. my sisters wedding is this weekend so i hope i can hold off the IB until after saturday.....

JUSTME08

day 14

nothing has really changed since last entry lips still dry, no IB, no joint pain really no side effects but lips chapped and cracked but nothing like they were a couple days ago. i'm so glad i've made it this long without the IB my sisters wedding is next weekend if i can make it to after that then i'll be so glad.. thats been my biggest worry. my face is not oily at all. i can tell a big difference in that. i have black heads popped out all over my nose but nothing concealer doesn't hide. so far so good....

JUSTME08

day 10

well i'm so glad i didn't write todays blog this morning like i started too. anyways today started off so good still got the little red dot on lip. but my lips themselves well now thats a different story they are so so dry, cracked, chapped, sore and just down right hurt. i thought i can handled dry lips well what was i thinking... other than that everything else is fine. i'm so thankful thats the only side effect i've really had. when i first started ten days ago i thought i had every symptom written on the package..lol.. but now i'm ok i was just so so paranoid about taking this medication. i mean i wanted it so bad for a very long time then when the derm said accutane i kinda got scared. i mean that may sound crazy but it was a weird feeling. i just really hope the whole cycle goes as fast as these last 10 days. that would be too good.. right

JUSTME08

day 7

ok lets see today quite the same, blackhead on lip not near as sore today as yesterday. no new acne (knock on wood) after my shower my face peeled and flaked for about 30 min, if that long, then i had enough oil to come back out that took care of itself. i haven't been using moisturizer yet i'm afraid it will clog pores worse. just never have been really big on moisturizer but i guess i better get the hang of it. my lips isn't too bad yet i use burts bees every 30 minutes at least so not really sure if without it they would be chapped and all that good stuff. u know if i had a zit on my lip a couple weeks ago it would still be there just as sore but with sotret its healing very fast and not sore now at all. thats a good sign its working. u know i think my dose is low i'm taking 40 mg per day and i'm at 175 lbs. (6' 1") and i'm not sure i want it increased. seems like people on a higher dose have bad side effects. maybe mine just haven't kicked in yet. ib seem to be worse on higher dose and chapped lips just everything seems to be worse. seems like i could sleep all the time now thats another side effect i'm having but other than that smooth sailing so far.

JUSTME08

DAY 6

day 6... ok so the stomach thing has eased up so maybe just a virus. i've had this blackhead along my bottom lip line for seems like ever but anyways got up yesterday morning and it was trying its best to come up, but it didn't make it until this morning now its so sore. which is a good thing something is working. my face wasn't broken out bad before i started sotret but now seems like its getting more active so i'm thinking i should have waited until after my sisters wedding to start taking sotret. hopefully everything will come and go before the 18th. that will be so embarrassing. my face still little dry starting to flake around my nose but still not bad. lips are fine not even dry which i thought that would be the first side effect but not yet. i know your not suppose to pick but its so hard not too. oh btw i seem to snap at the least little things thats funny cause i have a 4 yr old daughter and 2 yr old son so thats not a good side effect to have. i'll add pics soon as i figure out how.

JUSTME08

DAY 4

OK WELL PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING IS THE SAME, MY FACE IS MORE DRY STARTING TO FLAKE JUST A LITTLE AND MY SCALP OMG.. IT ITCHES SO BAD, I FEEL STUPID SCRATCHING LIKE I DON'T KNOW WHAT. DON'T KNOW IF IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH SOTRET BUT EVERYTHING I EAT IS KILLING MY STOMACH. MAN IT HURTS SO BAD RIGHT AFTER I EAT. I'M HOPING ITS JUST A VIRUS. I'VE NOT READ ANYTHING ON HERE ABOUT THIS HAPPENING TO ANYONE ELSE. I WONDER IF I COULD START TAKING MY PILL JUST BEFORE BED TIME INSTEAD OF MORNING, I GUESS I COULD JUST DON'T KNOW HOW IT WOULD EFFECT ME LIKE TAKING A PILL TONIGHT AFTER TAKING ONE THIS MORNING. MAY NEED TO CALL PHARMACY FIRST. 80MG MAY BRING IB ON FULL BLAST.. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

JUSTME08

FINALLY

OMG!! I'VE DONE IT.. I'M ON MY 3RD DAY OF ACCUTANE (SOTRET). I'VE WANTED TO DO THIS FOR SUCH A LONG TIME BUT EVERY TIME I WOULD READ ABOUT THE SIDE EFFECTS I WOULD CHICKEN OUT. BUT THIS TIME I SAID THE HECK WITH IT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I WENT TO DERM GOT BLOOD WORK DONE, PREGNANCY TEST, AND ALL THAT GOOD STUFF. PICKED MY PRESCRIPTION UP AND ALMOST CHICKEN OUT AGAIN. SO I DON'T THINK I'M GOING TO READ ANYMORE ON THE SIDE EFFECTS. ANYWAYS MY FAMILY (ALL BUT MY HUSBAND, AND I THINK HE WOULD SUPPORT ME ON ANYTHING) IS TOTALLY AGAINST ACCUTANE BECAUSE OF ALL THE BAD STORIES THAT COME WITH THE DRUG. WHICH MOST ALL DRUGS HAVE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS LISTED, I'VE READ TOO MANY GOOD THINGS ON THIS SITE NOT TO GIVE IT A TRY. I'VE HAD ACNE FOR JUST ABOUT AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER AND I'M 30. YOU KNOW NO MATTER IF U HAVE 2 OR 22 YOUR SELF ESTEEM ALMOST BOTTOMS OUT OR MINE DOES. I'M SO WORRIED ABOUT THE IB, I'M MY SISTERS MAID OF HONOR OCT 18.. THAT WILL BE WHEN IT HITS I'M SURE. WISH ME LUCK..

SIDE EFFECTS

LESS OILY ITS SEEMS, LIPS FEEL WEIRD NOT DRY BUT WEIRD, NO PAINS YET, NO DEPRESSION (BIGGEST FEAR)

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