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My accutane journey

Nearly 4 Months

Posted by Genesys, 26 March 2014 · 20 views

Still get one or two spots here and there... Cyst from end of feb still apparent..albeit a lot smaller... Will take another month to completely go but will leave a permanent scar... Have a minor few spots at back of neck..otherwise completely clear.. My complexion still not great..not sure what's causing this, probably just lack of sunshine and bad diet!...

Skin A Little Worse

Posted by Genesys, 11 March 2014 · 16 views

Big cyst on cheek taking ages to go... 2 and half weeks and counting
Got another large spot and 2 minors on jaw
Rest completely clear..
Hoping I won't be getting any spots when this treatment is done
Lips really dry and becoming annoying now as mouth gets really dry too..
Hair is thinning quite a bit - don't know if this is just a coincidence

First Real Spot In 3 Months

Posted by Genesys, 27 February 2014 · 25 views

I had a lot of stress, alcohol and cheap food over the weekend and this produced a large cyst, the largest I have had on my face in a year... I thought accutane would stop spots like this completely but it seems not. On the other hand the rest of my body is clear. The back of my neck is free, so are my shoulders and only one other minor spot on forehead....

The Good And The Bad

Posted by Genesys, 24 January 2014 · 24 views

Minuscule breakouts. Virtually clear. Cyst on necks taking ages to go away, don't understand why...
Complexion not great, think my skin is just dehydrated and my diet has been really really bad for the past 2 months. Lips a few shades lighter than they should be and I find myself applying Chapstick 10 times a day.
Overall just so pleased at how easy this...

Nearly 2 Months

Posted by Genesys, 18 January 2014 · 36 views

I thought stopping using the topical would break me out, but it hasn't. I have only one very minor spot in the past 2 weeks. Skin has been clearing up nicely.
Only one cyst left on neck and few on shoulders...
Still only on 30mg per day. Just unbelievable how well this is working, I really don't expect it to last.
Pushing it to the test now, started back...

Month 2

Posted by Genesys, 08 January 2014 · 36 views

Skin a lot less oily but more lines appear on forehead almost like skin is thinning but that's probably just a result of my skin become more fragile
Stopped using topical and no new spots as a result, but don't expect that to last
Still a few cysts but mainly on back that will take another 2 weeks to go
So far very happy and optimistic.

33 Days In

Posted by Genesys, 02 January 2014 · 32 views

Heres what I've noticed so far:

Skin less oily which means I don't have to wash it as often which makes life easier
Not getting whiteheads anymore
I still get cysts and nodules that take ages to go away
Skin not much better than when I wasn't using
Hair growth around nose area which I haven't noticed before
Lips still dry but manageable
Hair remains dry...

28 Days In

Posted by Genesys, 28 December 2013 · 37 views

Nearly a month in now, although it feels longer. Still on only 30 mg per day.
Ate exactly what I wanted around Xmas: lots of deserts, wine, beer, dairy, fried foods, all sorts of unhealthy crap..As expected I have had some minor breakouts as a result, but the accutane seems to be warding off the major cysts. I only have a few on the back of my neck and s...

22 Days

Posted by Genesys, 21 December 2013 · 43 views

My skin is a lot dryer. I no longer have a layer of oil and shiny forehead by the afternoon after washing my face in the morning. My skin actually feels like it gets dryer throughout the day as the moisturiser wears off. So far the only side effect is minor peeling of the lips and a dry mouth. This is easily corrected with lip balm and drinking water. My...

10 Days In

Posted by Genesys, 09 December 2013 · 40 views

10 days into my 30mg per day routine. I have had some minor breakouts over the last few days but my skin is the best it's been in 2 months. I don't think that's a result of anything other than less stress though. The only side effect so far is a bit of flaky skin around the lips. Nothing serious. Have another derm appointment in late January but might ask...

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