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PicklesMcGee & The Accutane Journey



About 6 Months After Accutane...

Posted by PicklesMcGee11, 16 May 2013 · 711 views
accutane, before, after, happy and 1 more...
So it's been about 6 months after Accutane, and I've had ONE pimple.  I got it on my chin right where I had been leaning on it with my hand for weeks so I'm pretty sure that was what brought it out.  But it was VERY small and went away very quickly.  I honestly can't believe that my skin is so clear it's not even something I think about any...


About 2 And A Half Weeks After....

Posted by PicklesMcGee11, 04 December 2012 · 491 views

Okay! So it's been almost 2 and a half weeks since I took my last pill, and I'm sooo relieved to be finished! My face is still as clear as it was when I was on it (I'm still waiting for the redness to go away though... might have to call the derm if it doesn't clear up soon) and I must say it's terrifying to think I might break...


One Week To Go!

Posted by PicklesMcGee11, 14 November 2012 · 343 views

GAH!! I'm starting to lose it. I have ONE week left and it CANT come soon enough!! I can't concentrate, my whole body aches, and I'm SUPER dry. I honestly think I was lucky starting during the summer... I wasn't very dry at all and my lips were totally manageable. Now all of a sudden the winter and cold temps are here and...


Day 137... Only 15 Days To Go!

Posted by PicklesMcGee11, 05 November 2012 · 380 views
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FINALLY! I have only 15 days left and they can't come soon enough! As for my face... it looks good. I can't say theres TOO much change from the last picture I posted... I'm clear (no actives) and smooth, but I still have redness, which I'm hoping will go away once I'm finished and start using my Retin-A (which I was told to...


Day 103! Wow!

Posted by PicklesMcGee11, 02 October 2012 · 511 views

Well wow... day 103... feels like only yesterday I was a nervous pervous about starting this crazy medicine. At this point, I'm pretty much done (mentally) and can't wait for my final month (which should be next month). At the start of this current month/end of last month I started to get REALLY tired. My doc said that's a "typical"...


Day 65

Posted by PicklesMcGee11, 25 August 2012 · 407 views

Nothing too new since I last wrote... just figured I'd add pics. Also noticed when I take pictures with my Iphone it comes out clearer if dont face the camera toward me (so I can see myself) but comes out better if I hold it as if I were taking a picture of someone else (I'm sure iphone users get this...BUT anyways...) point being my first picture...


Day 61

Posted by PicklesMcGee11, 21 August 2012 · 396 views
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Start of Month 3 here... just started on 30mg 2x a day. Dryness, itchyness, knees and all the other side effects I've mentioned are the same (so far) however it seems I have a few new side effects. My achillis tendon has been sore when I wake-up and sometimes if I walk too long. I called my doctor and he said he doesn't believe it's a side...


Day 48

Posted by PicklesMcGee11, 08 August 2012 · 314 views

Okay Day 48 here... I am now taking 20 mg 2x a day and so far so good. The dryness is definitely getting worse, but again, it's still not unbearable. Aquaphor for the lips are pretty much a life saver, and I use vaselene on my face at night (on the creases by my nose, my chin crease and on the corners of my eyes). I've noticed my arms are extra...


Day 11... Wow That Went Fast

Posted by PicklesMcGee11, 02 July 2012 · 305 views

Wow! Day 11... so far this process is going faster than I could have hoped (I know 11 days doesn't seem like much but I was so nervous to start this thing I honestly though each day would feel like an eternity). Anyways, side effects seem to be showing up little by little, but still aren't TOO awful.

As of right now my lips are dry, but...


Here We Go...

Posted by PicklesMcGee11, 23 June 2012 · 471 views
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Well here I am. I finally gave in to my doctors urging to take Accutane. I guess I kept avoiding it because I was worried about potential side effects, but after having the worst few months of acne I've ever had in my life... I realized the time had come to just do it already. Oddly enough after having to wait almost 2 months to actually start...





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