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5 Months Post Accutane

Posted by ndemalmanche, 25 April 2013 · 1,127 views
accutane, oratane, 20mg, 10mg and 1 more...
Hey guys, So I finished a 6 month course of Oratane/Accutane in November last year & now on my 5th month post course I have started getting pimples again.  Needless to say, I am SO. GUTTED!!!! I started a new job this week & what is most probably due to the stress of the change I have broken out crazy :(I have gone from having...


Accutane Success! The End Of My Course.

Posted by ndemalmanche, 06 November 2012 · 1,235 views
oratane, accutane, 10mg, 20mg and 2 more...
Hey guys!!

Haven't done an update in a couple of months, so I thought I better let you all know how things are going!
So I have been on Oratane (Accutane) for 5...


Accutane - Week 18

Posted by ndemalmanche, 20 September 2012 · 996 views
oratane, accutane, 20mg, 10mg and 4 more...
Hey everyone!

Wow can't believe into my 5th month! To be honest I didn't think I was gonna make it this far!

I was so close to giving up back when my moods were so crazy.
But I'm so so glad I've stuck with it!

The new dose of 10mg has gone down awesome!
My skin is still staying clear, & my side effects have gone...


Week 13 / Day 87 - Visiting The Derm....

Posted by ndemalmanche, 13 August 2012 · 417 views

Finally I have some actual news to share!

So yesterday I had my first dermatologist appointment since starting Oratane!
I'll be done with my 3rd month at the end of this week, we don't seem to have nearly as many checkups while on accutane over here in NZ. They're pretty relaxed about it it's weird!

So I told the derm about all...


Week 10 - Itchy, Moody, Itchy!

Posted by ndemalmanche, 23 July 2012 · 774 views
oratane, accutane, 20mg, 6 months
I am into my third month!! Wooo so happy about that.

So I'll start with the good news: I am still completely clear!
It almost seems years ago that I was obsessing over & so upset about my skin, & no matter the side effects I get I have to remember that it's the whole reason I'm on Oratane & it's doing what I want it...


Week 7 / Day 46

Posted by ndemalmanche, 03 July 2012 · 630 views
oratane, accutane, 20mg, 6 months and 2 more...
Hi guys!

So I am at work right now & I'm not wearing any make up! (From the photos I am obviously wearing lipstick but I mean no make up to cover my skin ie foundation or concealer!)

I just wanted to share a quick update with everyone, because I'm so so excited about this! I have never come to work without make up on, even...


Week 4 - Strange Things Are Happening

Posted by ndemalmanche, 12 June 2012 · 624 views

So I am on week 4, day 25! Almost a whole month down I am so happy about that!

My skin is looking great, I have the tiniest spot on my upper lip, but apart from that I am completely clear.
I still have a few marks that are slowly fading away but I can't complain about that!

On the side effect side of things, the dryness is still giving me...


Day 16!

Posted by ndemalmanche, 04 June 2012 · 649 views
oratane, 20mg, accutane
Hey guys!

So I just took my 16th pill! Halfway through my first month already! When you look at it like that, 6 months really isn't that long.
My skin was doing really well I have only had about 5 or so new, small pimples since I started the oratane BUT this morning I woke up with one of those really sore lumpy pimples that covers like a...


Week 1 - Dryness, Redness & Headache-Ness!

Posted by ndemalmanche, 24 May 2012 · 858 views

Tonight I will take pill number 6, so almost a week down!

It's kicking in pretty fast that's for sure! The skin around my mouth started drying out by about the 3rd pill, & today I've got this patchy, flaking red look going on that kind of makes me look like the joker from batman with the extra bits on the sides of my mouth!...


An Introduction

Posted by ndemalmanche, 22 May 2012 · 645 views
oratane, accutane, 6 months, 20mg
Where to begin??
My name is Nicole, I'm 20years old & from New Zealand.
Since I hit high school (13y/o) I've always had a few spots on my face.
I tried a few topical treatments & antibiotics from my GP, which worked well at the time.
I wouldn't say my skin was any worse than anyone else my age though, and it wasn't until I had...