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Day 64

Posted by bgh9080, 01 June 2013 · 488 views

update - didn't take any pics in may. but i think these photos have shown that things have generally improved. my back still is red and scarred, but way less active spots.    this photo looks small, so just to edit, here's a big photo of my the day i started accutane:   and today, close up:   

Day 62

Posted by bgh9080, 30 May 2013 · 584 views

So - interesting process of getting Amnesteem this month. It cost me $635 for a 30-day supply of 60mg (40mg + 20mg pills). I am on Cobra insurance extension, and it had not been processed within the seven day window so I was out of Amnesteem and needed to get it by midnight, so I had to pay and am returning to the pharmacy so they can resubmit the order a...

Day 52

Posted by bgh9080, 20 May 2013 · 457 views

Things are OK again - breakouts on my back from last 2 weeks are gone. Have a few spots on my face, but nothing awful. And they're more surface-y spots, not cysts.  Cheeks feel like redness is just fading still. Chest still has one spot, the same one that's been around for like 1.5 weeks.  What I do want to talk about is this process o...

Day 43

Posted by bgh9080, 10 May 2013 · 575 views

Just wanted to update as things have changed... I am breaking out again! I have 3-4 spots on my back that are quite painful, and one on my chest, and one on my face. Granted, this is less than it used to be when it was at its worst, but still, this is the most I've broken out so far on Accutane. Could have something to do with the upping of the dosag...

Day 38

Posted by bgh9080, 05 May 2013 · 660 views
amnesteem, accutane, dryness and 1 more...
So, I was upped to 60mg by my dermatologist. Good things happening now: Clear skin - face and back are both almost completely clear. Almost no active spots.  Cons: Dryness - crazy, crazy dryness still. Lips are SOOOO chapped. Last week my cheeks were peeling pretty bad. My skin is literally just like falling off my lips in chunks....

Day 27

Posted by bgh9080, 25 April 2013 · 445 views

I know I just posted, but I wanted to post again because I went to my dermatologist yesterday.  He took photos of my face from the same angle he took photos at my first appointment a month ago - I've been on Accutane for almost a month now. I must have miscounted the days, because today is Day 27, so when I posted two days ago, it was Day 25, no...

Day 25

Posted by bgh9080, 23 April 2013 · 553 views

Sorry its been so long since I've updated - there hasn't been much to say.  Skin is pretty dry and lips are SO SO dry. I apply Aquaphor like 10-15 times per day. In the last few days, the skin around my mouth and nose has been peeling, but I've been trying to combat with Olay and Jojoba oil.  I've also been using a clarisonic style bru...

Day 12

Posted by bgh9080, 09 April 2013 · 422 views
accutane, dryness, back acne
A few updates:  Face is still clear - no breakouts at all. Still have lots of redness and discolorations, but no active breakouts.  But - this is a big but - there are two very active, painful, bright red spots on my chest and collarbone. Both are coming to a head. The collarbone one is big and the chest one is smaller. but both are SO...

Day 07

Posted by bgh9080, 04 April 2013 · 419 views
dryness, accutane
A few updates:  Last night my face was so, so dry. Like just peeling. It wasn't cracked or anything - I think I caught it before it got bad. Slathered on Olay moisturizer with jojoba oil. It burned, but when I got up this morning, it wasn't too bad. Washed my face and applied more moisturizer this morning and as I'm at work, I'm wearing Almay fo...

Day 05

Posted by bgh9080, 02 April 2013 · 531 views
accutane, dryness, amnesteem and 1 more...
I will take dose 5 of Amnesteem tonight - I know I'm still in the very beginning stages, but here's how I feel:  1. My eyes are dry and red2. My skin is peeling in some spots on my face That's it so far. As far as my skin goes, I had a few spots - one on the chin, one on the cheek and one on the forehead. They have mostly dried out, althoug...

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