Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

csr100

Member
  • Posts

    21
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation

0 Neutral
  1. i have drunk since being on accutane. I make sure i don't go over 5 or 6 pints and i don't take my dose that day. My blood tests have all been fine. In fact, based on the way i used to drink before i was on this drug, i think my liver is enjoying a bit of a break! I think as long as you don't absolutely go for it then it shouldn't be a problem, but like others have said, hangovers are a lot worse so drink loads of water.
  2. i had this on the corners of my mouth. Annoyingly it is a fungal infection, nothing to do with dryness, so moisturising will make it worse as it spreads in moisture. Don't apply moisturiser, just apply barriers (vaseline, aqouphor etc), and use a lot of Daktarin cream which is an anti fungal (my chemist gave me the external, not the oral version, as he said the oral would be too drying. Make sure you drink loads of fluids and take a load of vitamins. This did it for me anyway, got rid of it in a
  3. Havn't tried aquaphor as it isn't a UK thing, but i have lathered the skin with e45, daktarin and even doublebase which is a seriously powerful moisturiser. Thing is, my lips are not dry at all, and are easily manageable with lipbalm, carmex etc. The ONLY prob is the corners. I have read that the only way to get rid of it is to keep the area really dry as that is the only way to stop the fungal infection growing, so it's a bit of a catch 22 really. Although to be honest i have been taking some
  4. The dry corners of my lips are driving me nuts. They are really painful and almost always bleeding and cracked up the sides. After reading the isotretinoin leaflet it seems it is not just the effect of dry lips but of a fungal infection called cheilitis specific to isotrtonoin and accutane users. Has anyone managed to get rid of this. I have been trying to drink lots of water, up my iron intake and am using daktarin anti fungal cream but still no success. Has anyone had experience with this or
  5. Yeah good point. I think i'll give them a go, although shipping time is upto 26 days. Unbelievably the shipping time to Greenland or Bosnia is less! :confused: Oh well, this stuff better be as good as everyone here says it is :angel:
  6. Yeah that's the only place i could find it. Unfortunately i was baned from ebay way back for selling a chipped playstation. Seems my past is catching up with me fast :confused:
  7. Any ideas, or any similar options. I have heard good things about these two on the boards here and am eager to track some down. Although i can find cetaphil on wholesale, i can't seem to find it retail. Any other options?
  8. I have very dry lips, but to be honest that was expected and is manageable with a bit of carmex . BUt what really annoys me and effects me most on accutane is the cracked skin and lips i get in the corners of my mouth. Its like a proper Chelsea smiler (for the English ). When i laugh or eat and it just rips up the side. IS there any way to combat this cause it is really annoying. I am moisturizing and using lip balm but was wondering if there is any sort of specific product for this. Would col
  9. Yeah sorry, what i meant is that if you can walk into a gp and get put on track straight away. At least i was anyway. ...You're joining the British Marines?! Have you been accepted already even as a Canadian national, or can you do that as someone from the commonwealth? If you've been accepted i'm impressed, cause it's hard to get into, i know a few who have failed. I am commonwealth since I am Canadian. I am ex Canadian Forces. 26 though, so feeling alittle on the old side. I still ne
  10. Yeah sorry, what i meant is that if you can walk into a gp and get put on track straight away. At least i was anyway. ...You're joining the British Marines?! Have you been accepted already even as a Canadian national, or can you do that as someone from the commonwealth? If you've been accepted i'm impressed, cause it's hard to get into, i know a few who have failed.
  11. We have whats called the National Health Service (NHS), which is our free healthcare system. For someone like myself who is British, and has a passport etc, i can just walk into a doctors and sign up for accutane, but it takes about 1-2 months to get it, because of the demand on the drug. Otherwise, you can ofcourse go private which would be instant. As long as you're legally in the country, which i assume you will be, you can sign up with the NHS straight away, you just need id and an address
  12. honestly i think the derm would prescribe it. Dermatologists are used to this condition, and they understand that it's as much in the head as anything else. So if you just let them know where you're heads at, and tell them how much it affects you they will def give you the go ahead.
  13. Thanks for all the replies. Looks like they are all foreign though, are any of u in the UK?
  14. Seems like that is Canada only. I mean i'm sure you can get it here int he UK but don't know what name it would be under. Anyone got any ideas?
  15. Ok, i'll look into it. Sorbolene isn't a brand name though is it? As far as i can tell sorbolene cream could be a whole load of different moisturisers. AM i right? WHat exactly are u using? ...and yeah, doe sanyne know any oil free intensive moisturisers?
×