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My accutane journey

4 Weeks Post Accutane

Posted by Genesys, 02 July 2014 · 78 views

So I had a visit to the derm earlier this week. She said 15% of patients relapse and didn't seemed concerned that I was getting minor breakouts. She prescribed me isotrex gel, which is the topical form of isotretinoin, and asked me to use it for a month and then to come back and see her. I'm quite confident this will do the trick as my spots are really sm...

1 Week After 6 Month Course

Posted by Genesys, 16 June 2014 · 96 views

Well 6 months of living with accutane and a cumulative dose of 120mg...only for me to be off it for only 1 week and see my acne return. I'm getting 1-2 spots a day. Today I count 6! The ones on the face are tiny, hard to see unless in bright light, but I've got a cyst on the back, and regardless I was promised clear skin. How can it return so quickly? If...

Final Month

Posted by Genesys, 09 May 2014 · 126 views

So happy to be on my final month.

The side effects have been minimal.. Dry lips ( manageable with Vaseline lip therapy - this is the best much better than any crappy Chapstick like dr dans which didn't help me at all), thinning of the hair, although this could be coincidental, it's not easy to tell as I haven't had significant hair loss, but my hair is v...

4 And A Half Months

Posted by Genesys, 23 April 2014 · 104 views

Skin is great. No new spots, just a couple of fading scars. Other than that completely clear all over. Need to improve diet and take daily zinc supplements to be doubly sure of no new breakouts and help scarring. Can't believe how little side effects I have had with this drug.

Nearly 4 Months

Posted by Genesys, 26 March 2014 · 63 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 · 61 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 · 67 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 · 64 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 · 69 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 · 62 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.

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