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alibabee212

accutane almost killed me. After increasing to 500 mg for about a week, my body couldnt take it any longer. First my hands broke into this horrible rash and cracked my skin bad. than my back was hurting really bad, all my muscles. my kidneys hurt all the time, especially when i took a deep breath. it was so painful. after about a week and a half of 500 mg, my finger turned purple, i couldnt feel from wrist down. Numbness a tingling was toture in my hands. My body turned white and was losing flow of circulation. we quickly went to the Dr. i had my blood taken and was immediatley taken off. i also had to pee into 2 different cups. the Dr.s found that my body wasnt spreading the meds inside my body- there was some sort of build up and if wasnt taken care of, it could get more serious than it already was. I had to flush my body with lemon water, and i was also dehydrated. This was a week ago, and my kidneys are still in pain....but the results were amazing!

alibabee212

I had that dry, disgusting, itchy rash on my hands. The doctor said it was okay. So im back on the med. He also changed my dosage. Im taking 300 mg in the morning and 200 at night. After just going off the medicine for 2 days, there was a big change. not too much on my face, but i had a couple biggens on my back and i was REALLY Tired. I overslept and everything....but no worries. =D

My face is looking incredibly better. i still cant believe it. my body is really dry still. im constantly applying lotion....my back muscles are still hurting. i forgot to tell my doc that one. any advice?

ttyl =D

alibabee212

day 27

totally sucks..i had to come off the med for awhile. i haave the odd rash on my hand and until futher notice, im off. but since ive been off, ive had so much more energy and im way more happy...but i have 2 new zits. like i think it will come back if i dont get back on the med...help! im going to the dr tommorow...

i forgot to tell yall that my back muscles have been hurting for a week now. [from the med of course]

until next time....

alibabee212

sorry i missed so many days - crazy holidays killed me....happy new year everyone...

so its day 26...this week im suppose to bump my meds up to 400 mg. im excited because it seemed like when i first go on the meds it was a miracle...but now time must take its toll. it seems like SLOWLY im healing....

I had now new acne show up for about 3 days. but last night i worked out and sweat alot and i woke up with 3 new ones...no biggie though. i havent had any new acne for a week accept last night -after working out- but my body and face is really dry -so are the lips. i have really bad dandruff and also this is NEW...i have this bad rash that broke out on my hands about 3 days ago. its this red cracked weird rash. im going to the dr soon. it itches and burns, espeically with sweat on it. i dont know what the rash is. it makes me a little worried. well see what the doc says...

its freezing rain and snow here since Xmas....so i think thats why my skin is so dry...

until next time...

alibabee212

day 18 of accutane...

day 18...face totally dry. especially around my nose, mouth, and chin. my zits are all dry and peeling off. kind of weird. it seems like it take longer for a zit to heal if i pop it. i know your not suppose to pick or pop but whos, honestly, going to walk around with a massive white zit on their forehead? anyhow, 3 new zits. still all under the skin ones. hate those kind. what can you do?

the 2 worst things i ve noticed about accutane. 1- im always tired. and 2- lately i keep having mood swings. i know its from the med..sucks. i feel like an emotional girl.. but that usually last like 10 minutes than i snap out of it. its weird. i cant really control it...but ya...

well happy new years!

alibabee212

day 16 of accutane..

hey guys,

i am amazed at all the deep scarring just vanishing...but my body is so dry. i have terrible hair dandruff from the medicine and i cant see hardly anything at night. my eyes are often drier than normal but thats ok.

just 1 new zit. so thats exciting. day 16. by week 3 - there should be major improvements. YEA!

hope yall had a merry christmas. i did. =D for christmas my boyfriend and i went into the city, where there are tons of lights. i was so happy and grateful to accutane when saw the pictures. i could see my real face without acne. thanks to accutane. =D

alibabee212

day 14 of accutane...

its day 14.

my skin on my face is SO dry, but its a weird dry. my lips are also very dry. i dont really know how to explain this "dry." its annoying.

my makeup is no longer doing the trick bc my face is so dry. weird dry. sucks.

i have 5 BIG new zits. my deep scarring on my cheeks is practically gone. probally about 1/3 of the way. around the bottom of my nose and chin are peeling. bummer....

i m keeping my hopes up...

merry christmas...

alibabee212

day 11 of accutane...

sorry ive been slacking lately...

well guys, its day 11. my face is a million times better - i mean i can actually SEE my face. i had no new zits this morning. not one. and all the ones that were there are leaving quickly. my face isnt that dry anymore, just my nose and around my mouth. but my lips on the other hand NEED chapstick every 30 minutes. its annoying but so worth it.

i have to go to the doctor today..hope everything is good. wish me luck. =D

alibabee212

day 5 of accutane...

day 6 of accutane,

well yesterday morning my face was looking much better, then i woke up this moring looked in the mirror excited, and what do you know- 5 new ones. how is that possible. but my deep scarring i had from previous acne is magically going away. my family of 7 and my boyfriend all noticed. its really exciting.

my headaches arent so bad any more. they come and go. but my lips are extremely dry and around them are itchy but vaseline and aquafina chapstick seem to work the best. my face is very dry also but in the moring i put on cetaphil lotion and at night i put on scarzone. they both working great at keeping my face moisturized. my whole body is dry, i just dont take HOT steamy showers anymore- it helps. then right when i get out i put on lots of lotion.

warning: last night i took my medicine without eating a meal. BAD IDEA. i was in pain ALL night. it hurt so bad.do not do this. you will regret it.

talk to yall tommorow.

4 more days to the 10 day marker. 10 days=blood taking to see if i can continue. wish me luck.

alibabee212

day 4 of accutane...

its day 4...my face has more new zits. like those big under the skin ones, im told thats normal for a while. its a real bummer...

this medicine has given me a bad headache all day for 3 days now. and im very low on energy. im 18 and i find my self going to bed at 9 for the past 2 days and last night i went to bed at 7:30pm...i hear it makes you tired at first so i guess i just need to adjust.....

i dont know...

i hope this works

alibabee212

day 3 accutane....

hey guys,

its day 3...my lips are already chapped over quite a bit. but not to the exent that a little carmax doesnt do the trick. my skin is a little drier that normal but nothing a little lotion cant cure...

this morning i woke up with about 6 new zits. and my face is quite drier than normal. im using cetaphil, it seems to be working. im also putting differin directly on the new zits. thats what the doc said to do....it was kind of a bummer seeing my face this moring. but my sister told me it looks way less infflammed. so im keeping my hopes up. in the end its all gonna be worth it, i hope. =D

alibabee212

day 1 of accutane...

hey guys,

so last night i started accutane. after about 6 doctor trips back and forth, im finally started. if your like me and you hate acne, this ranks about SUPER in your life. ohh, and yes i did have to get my blood taken. it wasnt that bad, acutally i live in Romania so it hurt pretty bad just bc the needle was really big but i use to live in america and ive had my blood taken and its not bad at all....so if your thinking about accutane and are just scared of getting your blood taken, just relax and do it. i hear its worth it....but ill let you know...

im taking 200 mg morning and night, this is what my doctor said to do....

Im really excited - doc said 3 weeks and my facee should be a tons clearer!!!!!

wish me good luck.... :P

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