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Mr Pipps

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  1. Days 16 and 17 No noticeable increase in dryness yet. Would anyone please advice as to whether I should be trying to eat more fat than normal? How important really is fat for the proper absorption of Isotretinoin?
  2. Day 15 - two isotretinoin tablets today. One with breakfast and one with dinner. I do wonder whether the fact that I eat absolutely not fat from day to day may be effecting how much isotretinoin is being absorbed into my system. Oh well...! DH, Robyn, I think you're both right. I am now quite the BP. My skin is taking much longer to heal now and I don't want to do anything to slow the process down any further. I'm looking forward to seeing what effect the 40mg has on my skin!
  3. Day 14 - two weeks in. I double my dose tomorrow - 20mg to 40mg. I look forward to it! The initial breakout, isolated solely to my chin for reasons entirely unknown, has caused significant skin breakage. I am finding that my skin is taking significantly longer to heal. What a bain. I must stress, that cheeks and forehead have been clear since commencing accutance. My neck, which has always been a terribly problem area, has also seen improvement. A glimpse of hope, two weeks in. Maybe, one da
  4. Days 12 and 13 I think I am beginning to experience adverse side effects. In other words, an initial breakout! Over the last 2-3 days I have noticed that a number of unusually large pimples have been present on my face first thing in the morning. What has been even more difficult, is that on promptly dealing with the offending follicle infections, I have discovered the hard way that my skin is indeed a lot softer and more easily breakable that it has been historically. Dealing with a spot has
  5. Days 9 and 10 Lips are becoming dryer. Face feels ok. I have stopped with the Panoxyl now.
  6. Day 9 I recently found this article very encouraging and informative.
  7. Day 8 My lips are beocming slightly drier. So is my face. No problem though. It's hardly noticeable. In fact, I quite like the dry feeling.
  8. Day 6 and day 7 I've begun taking my pill with lunch instead of dinner. I figure that there is more fat content in a larger lunch meal. What do you think? Robyn, thanks for the recommendation. I've been using an E45 lip balm so far. I will definitely look out for Aquaphor. I have not noticed any notable improvement in my skin as yet.
  9. Day 4 and day 5 My lips are starting to feel a little cracked and dry in the very corners of my mouth. Also, despite plentiful amounts of Eucerin to regulate the BP, my skin appears to be more flakey than usual when on the regime. I have reduced the BP to one application per day, in the evening. Robyn, thanks for the encouragement! Good to hear you're on the fish oil too. My dermatologist's strategy with commencing on a 20mg daily dose was that it will most likely avoid and initial breakout
  10. Day 3 My third Isotretinoin pill. I have begun taking fish oil. Super concentrated 1000mg fish oil, from Holland & Barrat. It contains: EPA 300mg DHA 300mg I plan to take three fish oil tablets a day. From my research, it would appear that this supplement is essential to any successful accutane regime. I am continuing with the twice daily BP. No problems or particular dryness, yet.
  11. In the UK, Beacon Pharmaceuticals produce a 20mg Isotretinoin tablet which only contains soya bean oil and no peanut oil.
  12. Day 2 Took my 20mg with a bowl of muesli and milk. I hope there was enough fat in the semi-skimmed milk. Malvolent, thanks for the advice.
  13. Background Twenty five years old. Persistent, mild, resistent acne since age nine. I am a classic Type 1 - very pale skin and green eyes. Every spot and blemish effects my skin with powerful illumination. After years of excessive Benzoyl Peroxide and emasculating daily makeup, I finally broke. A visit to my city's finest dermatologist, who just happens to be my new Doctor, and I have four weeks signed off work and a prescription for accutane. Day One Four weeks later, I necked my first pill