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20mg Accutane

DAY 22

sorry its been a couple days since ive updated... my best friend got killed the other day so ive been miserable.

enough about that... anymore and ill start crying another never ending waterfall.

so.. i went to my derm yesterday.. she kept me @ 20mg. said if my breakouts dont stop by next month shes going to up my dose. god i dont want that..

my skin sucks. im breaking out on my forehead which is the one place i would rarely ever get breakouts...

my lips r super dry.

to the point where they burn and hurt.

my skin is peeling but thats because my derm gave me a facial and put on a mini vitamin A peel.

oh, and i have HORRIBLE back pains..

thats about it

to be honest i dont really care about my skin due to my best friends death as u can imagine.. i havent really been attending to it as i used to.

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DAY 18

*DAY 18*

Wow... cant believe its been almost 20 days already... time flies :P

As far as my whole acne situation goes..... well... :P still a bit frustrating

My lips arent tooo bad... but they are dry, nothing good chapstick cant fix :P

NOw, my skin is INSANELY DRY!!! today i woke up my skin looked normal but as soon as i washed my face and it got soo tight and everything i put on my face seemed to do absolutely nothing!! when i got to work i looked like a FREAK! good think i work at a facial office because a lot of people walk outta there looking crazy, lol :D a lot of people do chemical peels and are dry, flakey and peel so i fit right in.

When I went to eat lunch, I could feel my skin around my mouth crack everytime I took a bite. I came back and looked at my face in the mirror and it was crazzzzy, dry flakey skin alll around my mouth...

TIP:

Incase this happens to, what ive learned helps is to get a wet washcloth, gently pat the dry area and quickly (While skin is still moist) apply moisturizer. It really does the job :)

I also woke up with a new pimple on my cheek, which i popped... BIG MISTAKE!! I guess since my skin is so sensitive it all came off when i tried to squeeze it... now i have BIG mark :P its worse then what it was before i messed with it.... what a pain...

the rest of my face looks OK>.. but it seems like everything is surfacing and any minute they r all gonna come out and TAKE OVER.

Im hoping for the best though...

STAY POSITIVE... GOOD LUCK 2 ALL :)

PrSnPriNCeSs

So here I am finally taking accutane....

I'm 19 years old and have been dealing with acne since I was 13. It's cost me thousands and thousands and THOUSANDS of dollars with all the products, dermatologist visits, facials, vitamins etc.... nothing has worked.

I had heard about accutane but I always told myself I would never actually take it because of all the side effects.... but here I am, frustrated annoyed and no longer want to deal with it......

After seeing all the amazing results accutane had on people, I decided, why not?

I have mild/moderate acne (mainly on my cheeks)... maybe worse but I take care of my skin... orrrr maybe im just overly obsessed that I give myself facials all the time (i work at a skincare office where we give facials) but i have persistant annoying acne and i definitely get the enormous cysts.

Went to the derm and she put me on 20mg for 6months, which I am very happy with because I've done my research and personally think low doses for a longer period of time is more beneficial (less side effects, healthier for body)

*DAY 16*

i wish i started from day 1 but i was hesitant about making a log until i realized how much help everyones log was for me :P ...........

The first few days i was quite oily and i wasnt breaking out at all for the first week & 1/2. Now into my 3rd week (almost) and ive been dry & breaking out... not sure if this is my IB but its less than how i was before accutane :P

Suprisingly my lips arent that bad... ive always been the type to put lip balm on regularly so they rnt as bad as i though they would be.

As far as regimen goes.... i know they say ur not supposed to use anything on ur skin besides a mild cleanser and moisturizer while on accutane.. but i figured since im on such a low dose i can use my finacea gel (azelaic acid). I cleanse with a benzoyle peroxide wash from my office and then apply the gel and finish with sunblock with spf 58 .

Hope this log will help others :P

I will be updating regularly so STAY TUNED!! :P

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