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Posted by Free*yourself, 07 July 2013 · 620 views

Acne is mainly classified as a skin condition, though I truly feel it's a disease. Not physically, I mean, it's not contagious, or life-threatening. But there is an emotional side of acne. And I'm not talking about all of the hormones and mood swings that we go through as we're growing up, but acne itself.This is a thought that's been on my mind recently,...

Accutane Update With Picture!

Posted by Free*yourself, 12 February 2013 · 597 views

Accutane Update With Picture! Some exciting news tonight! I have officially been on Accutane for 3 months, the results have been amazing except I'm not quite where I want to be yet. Only about 2 or three active blemishes but mostly everything is scarring. This picture on top of my back is about 1 month in the treatment, and the second was last nights. The iphone quality makes it look...

Day 31

Posted by Free*yourself, 21 December 2012 · 446 views

Quick update: I went to the seem this morning and he changed my prescription from 40 mg of accutane once a day, to a 30 mg dose in the morning and in the evening.

My side effects are as follows:

-EXTREMELY chapped lips
-Dry/peeling face (mostly around the corners of my mouth and nose)
-Breaking out in rashes on my hands and arms
-Mild back pain
-And mild...

Accutane, Turn For The Worst, With Picture

Posted by Free*yourself, 14 December 2012 · 669 views

Accutane, Turn For The Worst, With Picture Day 24 of my accutane journey. My hands have broken out in an awful rash, the picture below is of when it started 2 days ago, at the moment, its about 15 x worse, they itch and burn very bad, like all of my follicles are inflamed.

Also, I dont know if this is a side effect of isotretanoin but I am having the worstttt back problems ever. Its starting to...

Day 21 Accutane Progress!

Posted by Free*yourself, 11 December 2012 · 450 views

I cant believe it, these past 3 weeks have just flown by. My rents say that they can see a difference, I am starting to as well. Not so many white heads, and currently 0 cysts! (even though I only got 1 or 2 a month) my blackheads are still bothering me, but I am noticing they are slowly pushing out, I dont have that so called "sand paper"...

*scratches Face* It's Snowing!

Posted by Free*yourself, 01 December 2012 · 512 views

So it's day 9 of my journey. It's going by very quickly, the first 4 days my forehead looked to be getting a bit worse, but now it's calmed down. I can see a change it redness of my face but no reducement in blemishes. Oh well I still have 4.5 months to go!

I have had an EXTREMELY dry face. Literally I would scratch my forehead and all...

What To Do With Black Heads?

Posted by Free*yourself, 26 November 2012 · 568 views

Today was the first day of hunting season in PA and while all of my friends were out worrying about if they were gonna catch a buck or not, I was inside worrying bout my pores. Its day 4 of my accutane journey. I found out the insurance wont cover my pills so its now $700 per month. Does this seem about right? Im thinking this will be my first and only...

"you're Orange Enough"...

Posted by Free*yourself, 25 November 2012 · 429 views

The last thing anyone should do to an acne sufferer is point out their flaws. Its embarrassing and whether you were joking or not, it can really tear down a persons self-esteem. Since on accutane ive been using a tinted moisturizer. I know its not what the derms recommend but it helps smooth out my complexion a little, without using any makeup. However, I...

Uncertain But Willing

Posted by Free*yourself, 24 November 2012 · 423 views

Hey everyone, my name is Nicole (Well actually its my middle name, But id rather not disclose my first name quite yet) I am 15 years old and have been struggling with acne since I was in 7th grade.
I started getting minimal spots in 6th grade but the end of 8th is when it really kicked off. I have mild acne, its mostly scarring now with the occasional...

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