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  1. notsashagrey

    Day 13

    My first entry is written on the 26th of May, the 13th day I've been on Roaccutane. I only had the idea of documenting this journey today, but better late than never right? Oh and my dose for the first month and a half is 40mg per day. The first week on the pills went by pretty smoothly, no significant difference in my skin except for a little bit of dry, flaky skin on my nose and chin. My lips started drying very soon too, but I bought a jug of Vaseline to carry everywhere with me, and so fa
  2. Day 35! I am currently finishing up my first week of month 2. I stopped spiro last week and since have had a breakout of like 3 cysts. not fun & not pretty. I am scared that without the spiro the cysts are going to be bad but I pray that the Accutane keeps them at bay. So this week did bring 3 active cysts but I am trying to stay positive. As for dryness, my face is not that dry. My body is dry, and some areas on my nose and by my ears are dry but I have been really really good about moist
  3. sbee242

    Accutane Day 1-3

    Hello! I am currently taking 30mg twice a day of Claravis for my acne. Days 1-3 of accutane I didn't really experience any side effects but a mild headache and being a little more sleepy than usual. No dry skin or dy lips. However, I did feel a little achey and weak.
  4. Right now i have about 7 active pimples. The one on back doesn't hurt anymore and it seems smaller. I'm still waiting for the bump on my right cheek to pop and disappear. Today i got a pimple on my forehead and two on the right cheek. One of them is a bit bigger and I'm not sure but it might be cystic. That made me sad because i thought my skin was looking better but now it seems like I'm "finally" facing the initial breakout. I'm not even sure if it's the accutane or the stress or the period bu
  5. felicaam

    Month Uno

    so this is my first month on ... dun dun dun ACCUTANE. the big acne bully. i was "that girl" in high school that never got a single blemish. im talking, rub butter on my face if you want. then my sophomore year of college something happened... maybe stress? or hormones? i was a late bloomer; not really sure what it was but i started to get those deep painful zits on my cheeks. and since i had NO idea what the freak was happening i was horrible to my skin. . im talking HARSH. multiple w
  6. Nothing has changed. I have one active pimple on forehead and 2 active pimples on right cheek.
  7. Today I slept very good but woke up with a massive red pimple on my back (i don't normally have pimples there). It hurts quite a lot but I strongly hope that it will go away in a few days. What's new on my face? Nothing special. I got a few new pimples, one of them is on my chin and it hurts a little bit if you touch it. I also got period today so there might be a possibility that I got them because of that. But who knows. I noticed that my lips got dryer and so did skin on my forehead. I
  8. Okay, let's see what's new. Acne: 3 active acne, others cleared, 1 small new bump on the right cheek. But those 3 are big and quite annoying. Two of them have a white head, the other one might be cystic but as I've said before I'm not sure. I'm trying so hard not to pop them. Skin: gets red faster. My cheeks aren't dry right now but my forehead and chin are. The skin around my nose is dry as well. Lips are dry but don't crack.
  9. Acne: 5 active acne. 2 whiteheads, 2 cystic acne (1 is dying, one doesn't want to go away)..1 that might be a cyst or a whitehead Skin: dry around the mouth Mood: better
  10. Acne: around 6 active acne. It feels like the big cyst might finally turn into a whitehead or smt so it will go away
  11. notsashagrey

    Day 14

    As of today I will have been on Roaccutane for two weeks. I'm fairly sure the breakout I'm currently having is indeed my IB because I woke up this morning with four or five new whiteheads on my cheeks and jaw, but I'd rather have those rather than painful cysts any day. They look small and like they'll pass soon. The biggest and most painful cyst from yesterday has gone down heaps too, leaving an angry red mark. I also have a hella painful bigass bump on my right cheekbone next to my hairline bu
  12. Today was the end of week 1 on accutane. Can't believe it's already been 7 days since i started taking the pills. What's new? Basically nothing special. Yesterday I didn't sleep very well because my elbow hurt a bit. The "wounds" that I caused are healing quite fast, which is great. I got 2 new pimples. Well, 1 pimple and one lump that I've been waiting for such a long time to finally appear. I know it sounds weird but I felt this weird thing under my skin for months and now it seems like it's
  13. Acne: okay so guess what guys. I am definitely experiencing an initial breakout. Today I have 6 active acne in total. The small bump from yesterday turned into a big red bump, I got one new red bump as well. The other 4 acne are doing good I suppose. One of them is finally drying, two of them are still annoying whiteheads and the last one...still big and red. It might sound weird and I might have mentioned it before but even though I'm getting all this new big acne I feel like my skin is more cl
  14. Acne: I have a feeling that most of my cysts are sloooowly becoming flat and some of them are turning into whiteheads. It is such a roller coaster to be honest. My acne start in the morning then disappear in a few hours or the next day and then new acne reappears and so on. It's a cycle. The only thing that is really bothering me right now are the cysts. I hope they disappear in week 4 even though I am expecting some more. Skin: oily and dry - a mix of both Side effects: today my back
  15. Acne: Forehead: the whitehead got very big and painful so i popped it..so much pus came out of it..gross..now it's red and will probably form again because it wasn't completely developed when I popped it Right cheek: the big cyst and a bit smaller cyst that have been there for the past 14+ days will probably go away in the next week or 2 because they started changing color. There's another smaller cyst there too but there's nothing much to say about it yet Left cheek: two cysts from the pa
  16. The time passes by so quickly. It's already day 1 week 4 on Accutane. I just want to say that I am sooo glad that I decided to go on this medicine during the summer because I can hide from others and stay at home during the IB. Acne: 1 big whitehead on my forehead, 3 cystic pimples on my right cheek (I thought they were going away but nope they decided to start developing again), 1-2 cystic pimples on the left cheek (don't know if they are going away or developing) Skin: dry skin under
  17. sbee242

    Accutane Day 4

    I think the accutane may start to be kicking in, although it is hard to tell. My lips feel a little dry (almost like a sunburnt type of feeling). However, I also have been biting my lips a lot so it may just be because of that. I am soooo, soooo tired. I forced myself to finally get out of bed at 2p.m. but I could have continued to sleep easily. I hope this isn't a side effect or that it will get better because it will be very hard for me as I am already a really excessively tired person (always
  18. felicaam

    Month Uno

    so this is my first month on ... dun dun dun ACCUTANE. the big acne bully. i was "that girl" in high school that never got a single blemish. im talking, rub butter on my face if you want. then my sophomore year of college something happened... maybe stress? or hormones? i was a late bloomer; not really sure what it was but i started to get those deep painful zits on my cheeks. and since i had NO idea what the freak was happening i was horrible to my skin. . im talking HARSH. multiple w
  19. A little side note/ update: I have officially stopped taking birth control as of 2 weeks ago and I am waiting for my insurance company to approve my coverage of my copper IUD. So far all is well. A lot of the side effects I was experiencing are seeming to subside (this could honestly just be a placebo effect but I'm happy nonetheless). So today marks day 3 of being on accutane (I started 2/10/17). The day after I took my first dose I noticed almost all the pimples I had on my face had come t
  20. Acne: 5 active acne (got a new one on my forehead). The big cyst is slooowly getting away so that's nice. I think the redness on my right cheek is fading. Side effects: dry skin under my nose Mood: I'm on holiday with my bf so I'm in a pretty great mood
  21. Acne: guess who couldn't resist and popped 3 pimples..yeah it was me. I know I shouldn't have done that and I feel so bad about it because I really don't want more scars but I couldn't help myself. I was really nervous and the pimples were really big and painful. For the record I didn't squeeze the life out of them. I just gently squeezed them and the puss came out immediately. That's it. No further squeezing. It doesn't seem like I made a wound out of them so I'm hoping for the best that I didn
  22. No new acne, thank god! I know i shouldn't have done that but i popped the three pimples that hurt me. I hope i didn't cause any scarring. The skin on cheeks started to peel and so did skin on my nose and forehead. I've been feeling a bit down again today and my head hurts a bit. It's probably because of the whole exam season because i'm stressing so much.
  23. Can't believe tomorrow is going to be the end of my first week on accutane. So far I've only gotten two painful pimples and 3 whiteheads. Sadly I couldn't help myself but pop every single one one them. I was under a lot of stress and I just couldn't leave them alone (especially the two painful ones..they have now turned into angry red scars..but I know they will fade in a few weeks). The skin on my face is peeling (right cheek, forehead, nose and chin), but my lips are okay (probably because i k
  24. Today way the first day of week 2 on Accutane. I have no new active acne and the old ones are healing good. I realized that I have a lot of boxcar scars and it made me very sad. I wish I hadn't picked on my acne so much. But I have to be thankful for the progress that my skin has made. I am having trouble sleeping. I think and stress too much and therefore I can't have a good sleep. I also cry every day which is tiring as well.
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