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Accutane-Week 13 (Be Grateful!)

Posted by l9germaine, 18 April 2015 · 197 views

I no longer count the days or weeks. Its taking less time to get ready and I no longer stare at my face in every possible reflection. I am extremely happy with the progress in this month.
What makes me laugh is that when a new spot comes out, a tiny spot and just one; I get angry. You have to realize what you have gone through and how far you...

Accutane-Week 11 & 12 (3 Months!)

Posted by l9germaine, 10 April 2015 · 192 views

As I was on vacation I missed two blog entries!
I am now at the 3 month mark. Although I am not completely in the clear yet there has been significant improvement. I keep looking back at one particular picture to remind myself of how far I've come and how much improvement there has been! I am very happy with how the progress has been going.

Accutane-Week 10 (Getting There!)

Posted by l9germaine, 27 March 2015 · 180 views

Week 10...
Had a friend tell me that she could really notice my skin clearing. I almost cried. What an amazing thing to hear.
There has definitely been a lot more progress since week 9. I have a couple of small spots on my right side but they're small and bearable compared to what it used to look like. They still come out, which is annoying...

Accutane-Week 9 (Progress?)

Posted by l9germaine, 18 March 2015 · 253 views

I remember a quote that has stuck with me for as long as I can remember. "in order to get to the rainbow you have to put up with the rain". Well ain't that the truth.

I went to the dermatologist on Monday for a check up. He told me that I'm past the worst of it now. Then the next day my left side broke out. Ah the irony. However, I cannot complain. He ga...

Accutane-Week 8 (2 Months!) - Be Patient

Posted by l9germaine, 11 March 2015 · 296 views

I have reached the 2 month hurdle... and over it we go. I am still staying positive and fighting with myself daily to be patient :)
I admit, I am very surprised by the length of time it is taking for the healing and clearing to begin. I assumed that because my acne wasn't very bad to begin with that I would be glowing by now. I understand that the...

Accutane-Week 7: Stay Positive

Posted by l9germaine, 04 March 2015 · 218 views

I have surprised myself. I never thought that I would remain as positive as I have been in the past couple of weeks. Although my last entry made me appear to have been very depressed and impatient with the progress I did remain and have remained it seems to have stayed positive.
I get up and go everyday. No matter how I feel, no matter what is star...

Accutane-Week 6-Rock Bottom

Posted by l9germaine, 25 February 2015 · 268 views

I am completely overwhelmed with emotion. I am sad. I cry, at least once a day.
I understand that depression is a major side effect of this medication but to be honest the only reason I feel the way I'm feeling is because of how my face looks. I am obsessed with it. I stare at myself in every mirror, every reflective surface. I think about my face...

Accutane-Week 5

Posted by l9germaine, 18 February 2015 · 183 views

I thought that perhaps I might not even add an entry as I end week 5... as noted before this has been more of a mental struggle than anything. Perhaps the medication is actually getting to me and I am having the depression side effects. Or maybe its the thought of how my face looks that makes me feel depressed?
I cried so much a few nights ago. I'm...

Accutane-Week 4

Posted by l9germaine, 12 February 2015 · 222 views

Its funny how you start counting days when taking this medication. Every single day matters now because you just keep looking for and wanting results. I'm hanging in there.. The most frustrating part is that just as soon as you think its really starting to clear up you get a new spot, or 3. I had this one area on my right cheek and it was awful, huge. Eve...

Accutane-Week 3

Posted by l9germaine, 05 February 2015 · 184 views

Week 3:
-Dry flaky skin on and off, mostly around my mouth. I gently scrub it with a facecloth in the shower and it works. I'm using Cetaphil cleanser & moisturizer.
-Lips are still dry but don't seem to be as bad as they had been-Carmex has saved me.
-I've had a few really bad nosebleeds in the last couple of weeks.
-Every possible blackhead has been...

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