Srs1606

Isotretinoin (roccutane/accutane) on NHS - my log!

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Hello! Today marks day 1 of my accutane journey. I’m based in the UK and have been prescribed this on the NHS (after waiting 4 months for the referral!).

Acne backstory is that it started when I was 12 yr old (I am now almost 26) and it has changed from slightly cystic acne, to moderate acne, to mild acne, and remained mild for the past 5 years - which was when doctors put me on the Yasmin pill. My skin is INCREDIBLY oily so I’m strangely excited for the idea of dry skin. 

Any recommendations from people currently on this course would be great as I currently have no idea what skin care to use while on this! (Bar the dermal 500 lotion and cream I was also prescribed - any reviews on this?)

Will report back in a couple days! I’m currently on the lowest, 20mg, doesage.

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Dermol 500 made my skin break out with whiteheads,so i stopped using it.you can only try it and if its kind and keeps your skin moist then continue.if it dosnt you will have to try a different emoliant/moisturiser.
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Check La Roche Effaclar Moisturiser.  They do one for oily skin made dry by Accutane specifically, I use it as well. 

Your lucky it was 4 months. I was told 16 months. I went private and had to wait 6 weeks. My appointment is next week so I'm hoping for Accutane.

People recommend stock up on the lip balm and Vaseline for the nose! Good luck. 

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Thanks for the advice guys! I used dermal 500 once but it felt really heavy and greasy so haven’t used again. I did purchase the effaclar H moisturiser and it seems very good. Hope your appointment goes well!

So day 5 and no changes yet, I haven’t had an IB like many people seem to get (thank heavens) but my skin hasn’t got any less oily. Lips don’t seem particularly dry either. I had a headache for the whole day on Day 2 and a super sore throat however both have now gone.

Im already thinking i’ll definitely need a higher dose and am a bit sad I have to wait 5 more weeks for my next derm appointment. So desperate for immediate results!

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