So I finally decided to register to this great site and to create a blog about my experience with accutane. Hopefully I can share my experiences with others and become a part of the accutane community at this site.
I guess I should introduce myself, my name is Victor (17) and I'm from Toronto, Ontario. I've been dealing with acne since the beginning of high school. It was moderate acne up until this summer, when it became really bad. Now I won't even look in the mirror anymore. So yeah.......I decided to go on accutane and I'm on a dose of 40mg.
Week 3 has been pretty bad. I'm getting more of it then usual but I wouldn't call it a initial breakout per se. To be honest with you, I don't really know what a breakout really is because it seems to me that I have constant acne on my face lol. I've been studying for exams so maybe that's why I've started to "breakout", I'm not really sure. In terms of side effects I have dry lips (although not super chapped like some other people) and dry skin on the face (again not too dry like some others). Right now I'm using Vaseline and Blistex Lip Conditioner on my lips and Cetaphil SPF 50 Moisturizer on my face. The moisturizer that I'm using is only a sample size that I got from my doctor. The Vaseline seems to be doing its job but I am looking for Aquaphor for the future. It's seems to be really hard to find in Canada. I plan on getting some Cetaphil Cleanser and Cetaphil SPF 15 Moisturizer after I'm done with exams. Speaking of exams I should really get studying! I'll try updating this log once a week.
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