Hope you are doing well. It’s been a while since I have posted, had a busy month! I am currently on week 12 of a possible 16 week course.
I have had a bit of an up and down month 3. I was prescribed 50mgs to take (I was on 30mgs month 1 & 35mgs month 2). Unfortunately I haven’t managed the 50mgs – however my nurse said when she prescribed it that if I found it too much I could play around with lowering the dose slightly til I found one that I was happy with. I managed a few days during the month at 45mgs but my side effects (which on 30 & 35mgs were vertually non-existant, apart from the standard dry lips etc) really kicked in.
I found that I was quite up and down mood wise – not depressed – more anxious though, also the rash on my hands got really bad and sore and I started to feel achey. So mid way through month 3 I had a few days off and this really helped. The rash on my hands went and so did the acheyness and then I started back again this time on 40mgs and I am now feeling great. I feel on this dosage I am getting all the benefits and hardly any side effects.
So I went to the nurse yesterday and we agreed I would stay on 40mgs now probably until the end which could be 4 weeks . In the beginning I was really worried about not getting my maximum cumulitive dosage but now this isn’t bothering me as I have responded so well to the treatment and my acne was never too severe to begin with – just extremely persistant.
Skin wise my skin is fabulous, haven’t got a single spot on my face and haven’t had for ages. I have had the odd small whitehead but I imagine most 28 year old non acne suffers get these. My back is also clear The nurse said yesterday how well my skin looked too which was brill
I am finding the usual products helpful, carmex for my lips, jojoba oil to keep the flakiness away, simple moisuriser. Although my hair has really dried out and I only have to wash it 2/3 times a week I haven’t had the need to use t-gel or anything.
Hope you are all keeping well – take care!