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Week Six Accutane

Posted by Grtlnd32, 20 February 2014 · 944 views

So this is a late post. I was going to skip it but wanted to keep to my journal for my records so if something abnormally goes wrong I know when it happened...positive thinking huh?
So the pimple under my lip is all gone. There is very slight scarring but I have dark skin so it doesn't show too bad. Plus I have that cheesy soul patch that covers so...

Week Five Accutane

Posted by Grtlnd32, 08 February 2014 · 898 views

So it's the end of the 5th week. Went to the the derm last week and blood work is normal. Talked about everything with him and he said things were going good. He upped my dose to 30mg twice a day so that I get my total by the end of the course. I am now taking Absorica which is a powder capsule.
So that pimple I felt in the beginning of the week ab...

Week Four On Accutane

Posted by Grtlnd32, 02 February 2014 · 847 views

Yesterday was the end of my first month on Accutane.
No new pustules this week. Nose, forehead, and cheeks are still pushing out blackhead type sebum. Nose was really full of them but again nothing too noticeable unless you were up close. I feel like there is one coming under my bottom lip and above my chin but I can't feel it by pressing around it...

Week Three On Accutane

Posted by Grtlnd32, 25 January 2014 · 1,001 views

Today is 3 weeks on 40mg a day.
I missed one day of my pill because I dropped it on the floor (rolled off the counter) and my Boston Terrier happened to be sitting there and gobbled it up. Good news is she suffered no complications and she is acne free!
So I got one medium size pimple on the right side of the nose. It was one of those that I...

Week 2 Accutane

Posted by Grtlnd32, 18 January 2014 · 2,412 views

So it's been 2 weeks on 40mg a day.
Pimple wise, I had one come in during the middle of the week. It's on the left side of my chin right under my lip. It's not too big but not really small either. It's the Goldilocks of pimples. It isn't festering like my pimples usually do. It's pretty dormant with a slight redishness but not too bad. That's the o...

Week 1 Accutane

Posted by Grtlnd32, 11 January 2014 · 2,793 views

So today is the start of week 2 Accutane of 40mg a day.
The first week wasn't crazy at all. Some of the results may be due to me being off of Doxy and Trentenoin so I'm not sure what is what.
The pimple on the bridge of my nose never surfaced and the pain went away half way through the week. I got 2 small whiteheads, one on my upper lip that...

Day 3 Accutane

Posted by Grtlnd32, 06 January 2014 · 1,303 views

So it's only been 3 days and no real big changes, to be expected.
Now before I was on Accutane I would wash my face in the morning with Cetaphil Gentle Face Cleanser and then apply some Proactive BP. I would take 100mg Doxycycline in the AM. Then at night I would wash my face with Cetaphil and then apply Trentenoin and take another 100mg Doxycyclin...

Day 1 Accutane

Posted by Grtlnd32, 04 January 2014 · 276 views

So I am a 41 year old Asian male that is starting Accutane. I do not suffer from severe or moderate acne, just very mild. So why go to the extreme with Accutane? I had moderate acne as a teen and well into my 20's. It was on and off through those years and continued into my 30's. I did Proactvie and it helped control my acne for a bit. In my late 30's tho...

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