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Here's an update for everyone.

I'm starting month 3 of accutane. I went to get my blood test on Saturday and now the area where she poked me is black and blue and it hurts. I've heard of that happening with blood tests but until Saturday I'd managed to get through it without any problems. Oh well, it's worth a little pain to be rid of acne.

My face is looking OK. My breakouts now are very tiny whiteheads that are easily popped and heal within a couple of days. Right now I've got about 4 or 5 healing ones on the right side of my face (on the cheek), one healing one on my nose (that one sucked!) a couple on my forehead healing and about 2 fresh ones on my neck that seem like they'll be gone in a week or two.

I saw my derm this morning and he is upping my dose to 60 mg a day from 40. Now I have to take a 40 at night and a 20 in the morning. No problem, except the 20 costs the same as a 40! More money but it will be worth it if this fixes me. I also asked him about little tiny bumps on my forehead that aren't going away and he said it's comendial acne (???) and that it's not a big deal, most adults get them on their forehead and it's not a big issue. He said the more the accutane kicks in the less of those I should see but he gave me 3 or 4 "sample" tubes of Differin to use on my forehead. He said to use it once every other day or so and it should help fix those.

So, other than not looking forward to getting another blood test done in 3 weeks, everything is fine. Not really experiencing any side effects from the accutane any more except dry lips. Even the dry skin I had on my face isn't nearly as bad as it was last month or the month before. Things are going good and I still think accutane is the best choice I've ever made.

More updates later.

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