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Accutane - 6 Months

Posted by IntenseCow, 31 March 2014 · 563 views
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1st month - 60mg Claravis
2nd month - 80mg Zenatane
3rd month - 80mg Zenatane
4th month - 80mg Zenatane
5th month - 80mg Zenatane
6th month - 80mg Absorica
So I took my last pill on Saturday, March 29th. Derm prescribed Tazorac to keep oiliness at bay once some of it returns (said it typically will begin 2 to 3 weeks after stopping the medic...

Accutane - 3 Months

Posted by IntenseCow, 20 December 2013 · 644 views
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Hi all. It's been a while since I last updated and I suppose that's because I haven't had anything to come on here and rant about. I'm still getting active acne, but not nearly as bad as I used to before. The derm and my mom both tell me that my skin is improving when they see me. I have been taking pictures every few weeks throughout the course, so it he...

Accutane Journey - 5 Weeks

Posted by IntenseCow, 28 October 2013 · 535 views
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So it's been a little over 5 weeks since I started. Really not much new since last time I updated on here. Have had a few active pimples in the last week. I can't help but to squeeze them if they have a head and then I am really bad about picking the scab and dry skin the follows. This leads to red marks and prolonged healing of skin. I know I shouldn't d...

Accutane Journey - 1 Month

Posted by IntenseCow, 19 October 2013 · 347 views
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So, I am 4 weeks and 1 day into my Accutane journey. Haven't experienced anything too horrible so far. My skin was slightly worse than usual last weekend, but nothing to hide out at home all day about. My family and dermatologist have told me that my skin is already looking better this week, so perhaps there is some improvement. Maybe I'm too critical to...

Accutane Journey - 2 Weeks

Posted by IntenseCow, 06 October 2013 · 363 views
accutane, dry lips, itchy scalp and 1 more...
Quick update after finishing 2 weeks:
dry lips
my face feels rough and if I rub it, skin will come off but it is not visibly flaking off
my arms and legs feel itchy which I'm guessing is from my skin becoming dry
acne seems a tad worse than normal but nothing incredibly mortifying 
sensitive to sun - took a 4 hour car trip with only SPF 15 moi...

Finishing Up Week 1

Posted by IntenseCow, 28 September 2013 · 280 views
accutane, dry lips and 2 more...
So I have finished the first week of Accutane. Here are some things I've noticed:  
lips are drier than normal but definitely not cracked/peeling yet. It is just barely uncomfortable enough that I keep some sort of chapstick or moisturizer on them during the day and slather on the aquaphor before bed  
inside of my nose seems to be a little dry a...

Just Began Accutane

Posted by IntenseCow, 20 September 2013 · 233 views
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Hello all. I have just began taking Accutane (yesterday actually) and have found this site very helpful for advice and preparing myself for what is to come. A little bit about myself:  
23 years old  
acne began around 18 years old  
type of acne: moderate (and quite persistent) with occasional deep cysts  
have tried just about every antibiotic,...