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DAY 21

DAY 21

Hi all, so yeah i got put on a roaccutane course. Havent blogged until now purely cos i think it can be tedious and pointless blogging every day until there are definitive changes. I have been put on 25mg for this month and go back next week so will see what derm says. The first week or so was really good and i had nothing what so ever ( thought this was kinda strange as i normally have 2/3 new pimples a day and a couple of cysts a week ) Anyway havent really had a massive breakout, i suppose this is due to the lower dosage to start with. But it looks good, i get spots regularly still but have had no cysts at all in these 3 weeks. Skin is dry and lips are very dry but with products its all bearable. Also lower back pain during exercise and sometimes just ache a bit but its all looking up!

sinsandcruelty

so today..

Hey everyone, just thought id share my story with you as iv often found a lot of peoples on here helpful.

So heres my status: Went to the doctors Nov 2007 with mild acne and was prescribed benzoyl peroxide wash and cream. Wore off after a while so went back and was prescribed tetracycline antibiotics in jan 2008. Having given them a good go my acne came back worse and is worsening. Went to docs beginning of this year ( jan 2009 ) and got a referral to derm.

So got the appointment today and its not til 18th feb! i was a bit annoyed about that as doc said should be end of jan :rolleyes:

I know my acne is nowhere near as severe as some people but it has got a lot worse and has recently become more cystic. Doc said derm will most likely put me on roaccutane as its only option left really so heres hopeing. Im quite lucky that as bad as some cysts are it doesnt seem to scar but if anyone has problems with this i really suggest a blob of sudocrem on the cyst every night until it goes ( it seems to increase healing time, so relieves serious scarring ) Does anyone know how long your on accutane for? im hopeing its all sorted before i start uni.

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