As superficial as it sounds considering all the other dire side effects, I am really scared about the possibility of hair loss and initial breakout. Even though I know hair loss and initial breakouts do not happen for everyone and are uncommon side effects,I have been taking precautions. Every night I have been taking my accutane with a fat enriched dinner along with Zinc, Vitamin C , and hair growth supplements. Aside from the supplements, I know taking accutane means you are signing up for chapped lips for the next few months, so I am applying Aquaphor like crazy around my mouth whenever I get the chance. In the mornings, I take Adderall 20 mg XR to help me concentrate in the day.
Day 10 - Clavaris 40 mg
My lip area is getting dryer and dryer every morning. Today it hurts to even smile because I keep splitting the dry skin. However, once I apply an ample amount of aquaphor, all is good again. The two pimples that were on my face yesterday really calmed down at a quick pace! Usually it takes a week for my acne to go away once it becomes active. I am sure accutane is to blame for this.
I have a confession though. When I see a pimple, I will POP it! I need to be strong and stop doing that while I am on accutane since flare-ups are going to go away as quickly as they appear--that is what I understand from my doctor.