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Started january 25th 2011

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It's day 81 post accutane. What can I say? I'm 100% clear.

OK, I get about 1 zit in two weeks, but they are unobtrusive and go away over night. So yup, im acne-free... rolleyes.gif FINALLY!

I could say that accutane changed my life, but it only changed my face. Those sight issues I told about in the end of my treatment are still bothering me. It's like,, I wake up in the morning and feel good. When I go to school everything's fine for an hour. But at school, my vision starts to get blurred through the day, and in the evening when I get home and watch TV, I have to squint to see the TV guide properly... it sucks ass and I'm just hoping it to go away. I'm so pissed off, first im concerned about my acne and then when it's gone, I have to buy glasses... Well I can't be sure if its from accutane, but I'm pretty sure it had some side effects in vision as well. I've been trying eyedrops but they dont help. However I can make it without glasses, but i think i should see an eyedoctor. But it's weird how in the morning I can see properly?

But overall lif is good. Still some scars and redness but i dont mind.

So if you're reading this blog and aren't on accutane, my advice is to think twice before taking it.

Day 265

40 pills to go.

So 40 days left, I'm so excited to get off accutane!!

My face's doing great, I cant even realize how much my life has changed in a year. It sure has been a rough year, but after finishing my treatment it's all good. rolleyes.gif

Day 230

It's been a while since my last posting. That's because I haven't seen much changes on my skin.

BUT, now I have to say that yes, practically my acne is gone. It's almost completely clear, but still red, discoloured, scarred... I just bought my last 100-pill package and after that, Im off this hellish medicine. Side effects..... Lips are cracking, skin around my mouth is still peeling especially after eating or yawning, still some backpains (the days after going to clubs are the worst, everywhere hurts like hell, every part of my body is dry as fuck and even walking is painful) and the one I hate the most; I can't see properly. I rly hope this sight thing gets better after these last 100 pills.

And also the blushings are really annoing, I mean like at school when teacher asks me something I cant answer and the whole class is staring at me, my face gets whole red and it feels like it's on fire. Ugh, hope it's transient as well.

So, Accutane is rough, but I guess I'm glad I took it.

Hang in there mateys.

Still got those bumps up on my cheekbones. They're not like inflammed or at least I think so because they aren't red or "painful". But still little sore and I can feel them. And yeah I still get about 1-3 pimples a week. I'm now on 30mg cause I just simply couldnt handle the 40mg. Im 5.7 ft tall and weigh 130 lbs.

Umm what can I say. I still got about 3 active pimples... or maybe I could call them nodules because they are so big, deep, sore and red :wacko: Some tiny whiteheads too here and there.

I just popped one huge and painful nodule and in fact it was pretty easy case (fingers crossed). And after googling how to heal them afterwards I have put hydrocortisone on it to reduce inflammation... I know it might not be a good idea but i dont really mind. So fed up with this shit. Yeah, what the hell, I have suffered from acne for two years and I still have to google things like this. Or maybe I have forgotten everything since I've been almost clear for 1,5 months now... not completely, almost clear. FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

PS. Thanks for the tip KC31, I'm now on 40mg again.

PPS. red marks and scars are slowly getting better, yay...

(Day 174)

Two new, huge, red, painful fuckers appeared this week on my left cheek. This seems to be an endless battle and im starting to lose my hope :wacko: at least i had thought that 95% of people on this drug are clear at this point. Well, it's personal... Could it be 'cause im on such low dosage? (20mg)

I just simply couldn't handle the 40mg right now... and many of you others are on 80mg wtf.

66 pills left. So I'll swallow my last pill on day 240. And then... If i'm still breaking out I really dont know what to do. I guess I'll have to give acne the grand prize and admit that I lost.

But we'll see...

Side effects:

  • chapped lips
  • dry face (could be lot worse though)
  • dry eyes; vision sort of blurred (only farsighted, and not bad though)
  • some back pains
  • ...and joint pains (feet)
  • and this one i hate: when i eat, the around of my mouth starts to peel and gets flakey... so i gotta keep some moisturizer with me everywhere i go
  • irritated stomach
  • some rectal cuts or something(?)

so yeah... isotretinoin is toxic shit which is probably gonna kill you so consider twice before taking it... though it makes your social life 99% better :naughty:

But my face is looking good, even there are still some bumps under the surface, not bad though.

Scars, scabs, red marks and other stuff are slightly getting better.

I pray the lord these side effects arent permanent :wacko:

new photos coming soon......

Beginning month 6

All I can say is that all the inflammation is gone, break outs are at minimum and the healing process is beginning. Still got few deep cysts on my jawline but I dont really mind cause they're not sore or noticeable. Yesterday was like hell - I forgot my lip balm home :wacko:


Day 148

Now i can feel the side effects again. I mean I was without accutane for a few days (maybe a week) and now im continuing. 40mg made my eyes itchy and dry, my lips got cracked and got some horrible backpains. And ughhh I just got a pimple on my right cheek, popped it, and now there's one huge red on my left cheek.. tried to squeeze it but nothing came out of it, now it's brewing a little more and i freaking hate it... but i put some BP on it, we'll see if it helps... without those two fuckers i'd be "completely" clear, I mean no active stuff but still some black heads and scabs :cool:

Day 143

I just swallowed my last accutane pill. BUT I had my blood tests last week and if I can, I will continue the treatment for a while.. maybe month or two. Im not sure what the doctor says, im still waiting for her to email or call me.

But I would say that Im pretty clear now, just uploaded a picture of my 4.5 months.

I didn't even know about life without acne, im confident, i even got one girl... I wasted 2 years of my life sitting at home staring at my miserable face when I could have taken accutane and live like normal people.

But I guess 2 years isn't so bad, cause Im just 19 yrs old and my acne would probably have gone away within few years anyways.


It's day 132... I'm at the end of my treatment and I dont know what to do. I still get bumps and white heads... My cheek bones are definately the problem areas. It seems that accutane has done somehing for all other areas but my cheekbones. And it hurts like hell right there... Scarring, red marks, cysts, white heads and blackheads. I dont like it.

I've heard that the healing process continues after the treatment but I really don't want to take another round of this stuff. Okay now I gotta admit, the past 5 months have been harsh but I'm glad I did this. Maybe it's best to call my derm and ask for one more prescription. I'm not gonna let acne win...... and I really thought that I would be clear at this point but yeah, accutane works differently for anyone

First of all I wanna say that now I'm probably starting to clear up for good. I'm pretty well tanned and perhaps that helps all my blemishes to cover. And maybe they really are starting to heal. Yes, I still get occasionally breakouts but I wouldn't rly call that acne anymore. My face is still kinda discoloured.

I gotta say I LOVE that Nivea Soft cream I told about previously. It's the best thing I've ever put on my face while on accutane. Highly recommended for anyone.

And about side effects... Lips are okay, so is my face, but now my vision has gotten sort of blurred, I hope that's because of accutane and it'll get back to normal when I get off this stuff.

Nothing more to say... It's finally starting to do the trick :cool:

Day 115

I found one interesting product today which I had to buy :wall: "Nivea Soft, refreshingly soft moisturizing cream with Jojoba oil & Vitamin E". Sounds good to me after reading about jojoba oil.

I haven't used that zink cream for a while because i think it's so thick and doesn't let my pores breath enough, and because it contains cera alba it creates like a "membrane" on face after drying. But I put it sometimes on some recent red marks. I cant really tell if it has helped.

And last week I bought some effervescent tablets with all of the Vitamin B's, vitamins C & E, magnesium, zink and selenium. Yeah it might be it's worthless but at least it wont make me break out more.

But my skin is doing pretty good except for all the blemishes... okay i gotta be honest, i fucking hate the appearance of it EVEN it is somewhat better than 6 months ago :think:

ps. im fresh godfather..

Trying to remember that. It's hard!!!!

Situation: One big brewing in the middle of my left cheek, one white head right next to my left eye (but it's seems like an easy case), some blackheads coming up and one tiny white head on my chin.

In fact I didn't even remember what it feels like to get new pimples over night, so I guess there's really happened some improvement.

I really am scared of that permanent blushing/flushing what accutane can cause.. Though my skin isn't so sensitive and i'm that kind of person who get's tanned easily and never get burned in sun.. Or at least I WAS, dont know how much accutane has changed my skin type.

Someone smart said beauty is pain. Yeah, that is a fact you WILL notice going throu accutane.

38 pills left, if i keep taking 20mg a day that will last for the end of june, (yeah, i dropped down to 20mg two weeks ago) ... And with 40mg that'll do 19 more days.

And if I need more pills I just gotta call my derm.

Almost there!


I saw a friend of mine today who I haven't seen since March, and he asked me what have I done to my face :think: ..."It was so red last time we saw, looking good now"... niiiice!!

Still looking forward to see some remarkable improvement. There's still so much shit underneath my skin, especially on my cheeks... :think: big bumps, white heads and black heads,,, so deep I cant even pop them. But well at least my face isn't so inflamed.

And about side effects,.. nose bleedings and dry lips and eyes. That's about it. I don't have any muscle, joint, or back pains.

But every time i'm feeling down I watch his videos:


So i've been on accutane for three months. Finally it seems that the worst areas, my cheeks, are slightly starting to clear up. Cheekbones still got many cysts (ouch!) :think: and I got many huge blackheads around my nose and occasionally on my forehead. The scarring and red marks are still there and that's why my face looks horrible. Thank god summer is coming!

I gave up taking zinc supplements but took up multivitamins (with no vitamin A).

Previously I told about that zinc cream I bought and umm at least my face hasn't got any worse because of applying that on pimples and red marks. In fact it dries zits out pretty well and perhaps it has good effects on red marks. But i know it's gonna take time, like everything when it's about acne.


Sunbathing :)

It's day 92, very close to one hundred!! Time has run fast.

I'm back on 40mg, i think it's the best dosage for me at the moment. Yesterday I bought zinc paste or what is it called, anyway a cream which contains zinc oxide. I've used it only twice but i'll report here about the effects..(if there is any:D)

It's lovely and sunny day! Catch u later fellow accutaners :think:

Day 83

Apparently i got drier after going on 60 milligrams. Face is still looking totally shitty, huge break outs and cysts on both of my cheeks. It hurts so bad even to smile/eat etc. I consider going back to 40mg...or even twenty to minimize the side effects (dry lips and around my mouth so nothing bad but still)

hoping that sun will help fading these freakin red marks even a little

hang in there fellows,...