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Week 31 Update

Posted by ivyagogo, 29 September 2014 · 16 views

My son is on the last month of Acutane and then he has to take 3 months off before he can start a second round.  Still getting better...slowly.
 
What is wrong with this site? I haven't been able to load normal pictures for months.
 
 






Week 29 Update

Posted by ivyagogo, 08 September 2014 · 123 views

I got tired of doing this every week with no change. Finally, I think we have some change. He started high school last week and I had hoped this would be all gone by now, but we are at least on the right track!
 
How come whenever I post pictures now they are sideways, squashed, or upside down? I can't figure it out.
 
    
 
 


Week 25 Update

Posted by ivyagogo, 05 August 2014 · 122 views

Sorry we missed a few weeks. My son was away at camp.  Here we are three weeks later. The face is sometimes better, sometimes not. His back is getting better, but the scarring is starting to show that it will be bad. His chest is a nightmare. He has an enormous cyst right in the center. He has now been on the Accutane since March although he has only...


Week 25 Update

Posted by ivyagogo, 05 August 2014 · 92 views

Sorry we missed a few weeks. My son was away at camp.  Here we are three weeks later. The face is sometimes better, sometimes not. His back is getting better, but the scarring is starting to show that it will be bad. His chest is a nightmare. He has an enormous cyst right in the center. He has now been on the Accutane since March although he has only...


Week 18 - Hooray

Posted by ivyagogo, 08 July 2014 · 180 views

I do admit it's getting better, a little better all the time!
 
 
I don't know what is going on with the pictures. They used to not be so big. I'm trying to put the photos in the gallery and link to them instead.
 


Week 17 - Finally Some Results

Posted by ivyagogo, 30 June 2014 · 172 views

I didn't bother posting last week because there just wasn't anything new to say. This week I can finally say that it is starting to look better. The doctor upped his dosage to 80mg, even though he initially said he wouldn't take him up that high. It was getting obvious that he really needed it.  I will have his blood drawn this week to make sure ever...


Week 15 - More Meds

Posted by ivyagogo, 19 June 2014 · 143 views

Here are the week 15 pictures with no progress.
 
Doctor is upping his dosage to 80 mg even though he originally told us he wouldn't have him go higher than 60. He also increased the strength of the tretinoin cream.  Will this nightmare ever end?  It just keeps getting worse.
 
    


Week 14

Posted by ivyagogo, 09 June 2014 · 131 views

I think it's starting to get better, but it's hard to tell in the photos. He is usually better in the morning, but these pictures are always taken early evening.    


Week 13 - Very, Very Dry

Posted by ivyagogo, 02 June 2014 · 142 views

The doctor started him on Tretinoin cream along with salicylic acid. His skin is getting SO DRY!!! He is also now taking zinc and vitamin D3 supplements. His doctor said that my son's acne is amongst the worst he's ever treated. Poor kid. I do think his face is improving somewhat, but it's hard to tell with all the flakes.
 
The doctor also said that...


Week 12 - Really?

Posted by ivyagogo, 26 May 2014 · 156 views

Nothing. This has been a rough week. Missed school on Thursday because he was in so much pain. He said his back felt like he was being sewn. Poor kid.  He went to the dermatologist on Friday. He is now on isotretinoin cream, zinc, and D-3 in addition to the accutane and cephalexin. Oh yeah, and the probiotic.  Turns out we've been taking the pro...






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