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My acne looked a lot like that. I would get lines of pimples and they would look like blisters. What have you been using so far? If you haven't already, I think you should try Dan's regimen. I started doing the regimen about a month ago and almost all of the bumps are gone. I still have some pimples, but most of the new ones are smaller and heal faster. Now my issue is the redness that is left behind, but I am hoping that will fade with time.

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My acne looked a lot like that. I would get lines of pimples and they would look like blisters. What have you been using so far? If you haven't already, I think you should try Dan's regimen. I started doing the regimen about a month ago and almost all of the bumps are gone. I still have some pimples, but most of the new ones are smaller and heal faster. Now my issue is the redness that is left behind, but I am hoping that will fade with time.

@annie30

I just started Accutane yesterday.

I tried many things I do not even remember the names of but I been on anti antibiotics for about 4 years with Clindamycin and Retin A, but i became immune to the antibiotic and my dermatologist at the time was just horrible(insurance didn't cover that derm, and he would only see me for a few minutes then it was over.) I been antibiotics for so long now I have problems with yeast infections. So my mom got me a dermatologist that our insurance does cover and he got me off antibiotics and gave me prednisone (which did help not make it so inflamed) and tried a mix of Aczone and Differin but THOSE DIDN'T HELP AT ALL! Now I'm on 20 mg of Accutane (Zenatane, new generic brand of accutane it just went on the market in may I believe)

I just started yesterday smile.png

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That's exciting! Good luck! I am sure you will be clear in a few months! :)

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My skin looks very similar to yours! I'm in my thirties and just developed this kind of acne in April. I was supposed to get on accutane then but didn't =(. I had a couple of things that discouraged me. Biggest regret of my life! Now on Monday I am going to get on it.

Are you on Prednisone still? My derm put me on it for the inflamation in June (3 week course), which really helped. When I ran out the inflamation came back =(. He put me on another week course until Monday. I'm freaking out by being on all this medicine but I want to look normal again. Like I did 6 months ago =(.

This has been the hardest three months of my life ='''(. Trying my best to stay positive...

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My skin looks very similar to yours! I'm in my thirties and just developed this kind of acne in April. I was supposed to get on accutane then but didn't =(. I had a couple of things that discouraged me. Biggest regret of my life! Now on Monday I am going to get on it.

Are you on Prednisone still? My derm put me on it for the inflamation in June (3 week course), which really helped. When I ran out the inflamation came back =(. He put me on another week course until Monday. I'm freaking out by being on all this medicine but I want to look normal again. Like I did 6 months ago =(.

This has been the hardest three months of my life ='''(. Trying my best to stay positive...

@ShyDatabase

I was on Prednisone for about a week a few months ago it really helped, but it was only a one week course (6 pills a day, 5 pills the next, 4 pills the next, etc. until i ran out). Now on it for 2 weeks(one pill a day this time) during the start of my Accutane

My mother was actually one of the first people who took Accutane when it came out but she still struggles with adult acne now but hopefully since mines isn't as bad as hers was that I won't have much adult acne. (I'm 15)

You'll be fine, don't stress about it too much in weeks or months your skin will most likely be clear! :)

It sucks because the first thing someone notices is your face at and you live with it on your face everyday and cysts hurt a lot! But there's not really much you can but wait. Just think about how happy you'll be once its cleared!

PS: Sorry my English isn't that great it's not my first language!! :)

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That's not much prednisone at all. The course I'm on now is 2 pills a day for this week. I know it has to be tapered so I'm curious why they've prescribed it this way?

Wow, so has your mother been on accutane more than once? Does she have any long term effects from being on it?

I have a 15 year old son =). I actually have three sons. It's really hard having them see me like this. They haven't ever seen me like this. No one has so that's why I'm taking this breakout so hard. It has taken an emotional toll on me like no other. The scarring is what has been the hardest. I didn't have any scars to start this year off now I have a ton =(.

Yes, it does suck that your face is the first thing people see and the cysts do hurt unfortunately. I've actually become a hermit since April. I get anxious now when I do have to go into public. It's sad.

I'd like to thank you for your courage to post your story =)! I've felt alone for these past months and seeing your story gives me hope.

Are you going to keep posting your progress? I'd really like to keep in touch since we are both starting accutane around the same time, if that's okay with you?

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That's not much prednisone at all. The course I'm on now is 2 pills a day for this week. I know it has to be tapered so I'm curious why they've prescribed it this way?

Wow, so has your mother been on accutane more than once? Does she have any long term effects from being on it?

I have a 15 year old son =). I actually have three sons. It's really hard having them see me like this. They haven't ever seen me like this. No one has so that's why I'm taking this breakout so hard. It has taken an emotional toll on me like no other. The scarring is what has been the hardest. I didn't have any scars to start this year off now I have a ton =(.

Yes, it does suck that your face is the first thing people see and the cysts do hurt unfortunately. I've actually become a hermit since April. I get anxious now when I do have to go into public. It's sad.

I'd like to thank you for your courage to post your story =)! I've felt alone for these past months and seeing your story gives me hope.

Are you going to keep posting your progress? I'd really like to keep in touch since we are both starting accutane around the same time, if that's okay with you?

I think its only 1 pill, 10mg a day because you aren't really suppose to be taking it with accutane I think? My mother was on accutane once but it was before they gave you blood tests to check your enzymes, cholesterol, etc. She has liver problems but we aren't sure if it is because of the accutane or not because both my mom and I were born with problems in the liver. The thing is she came to the US as a refugee and where she lived as a kid they had no health care what so ever. I got help, she did not.

I used to be bullied over it when I was younger in elementary because kids my age at the time didn't start puberty yet or they just didn't have any acne. I was home schooled for middle school because of this and when I got to high school I had the worst anxiety ever I never wanted to go to school, I had no friends, I wanted to kill myself, I basically thought kids would criticize me for the littlest things I do, not just because of the acne though. But honestly, people won't really care, or they won't show it. I feel like yeah people want to be my friend but I can't help but think that deep down they think about my acne in the back of their head but they wouldn't stop being my friend because of it. A lot of people honestly don't care about the acne, once in a while a boy at school likes me and I don't even wear make up to school!! But I don't think I could ever date a boy right now, I'm too insecure and I think they'd play me, haha.

I'll do updates on my acne I guess cause I already plan on taking a picture every single day cause it'll be interesting seeing how my face goes through the changes and yes! Let's keep in touch :)

PS: We can email if you'd like!

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BTW--Your english is good. I would've never guessed it wasn't your first language =).

btw I forgot to ask, do you know what brand of accutane you'll be going on? Because I'm on Zenatane and it's only been on the market since may so I haven't heard much about it..But the weird thing is I got it shipped to my house for free from insurance O_O, I had no clue they did that!!

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Thanks for the information on your predinose dosage! I am going to ask them to keep me on the lowest dosage if possible.

I developed liver problems about 10 years ago and that was one of my concerns for not starting in April. I've never had a reason to see a dermatologist so the one I saw in April didn't inform me like I should've been. He had me scared about the liver test and that original one cost me $650! I was so upset with that situation. Since June, I've seen two different derms in a different town/state to get their opinions and they assured me I should be okay to take accutane. They also insisted I needed to be on it. Very anxious about Monday.

People can be sooo cruel! I can totally relate to how you feel and what you have been going through, & what you went through. I am a single mother and it sux that I HAVE to work in this condition. I went from people smiling at me on a normal basis to people barely making eye contact. It's so embarrassing and humiliating. I just got out of a long relationship at the beginning of this year and that relationship was not healthy so I think it had a lot to do with how I felt in the months after leading to this breakout =(. I've had another guy ask me out but I told him I'm far from ready to date. My heart is all duct taped up & I was kinda thinking I would get played too, lol.

That's awesome that you'll do updates, yay!

PS: E-mails sound great =)!

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Thanks for the information on your predinose dosage! I am going to ask them to keep me on the lowest dosage if possible.

I developed liver problems about 10 years ago and that was one of my concerns for not starting in April. I've never had a reason to see a dermatologist so the one I saw in April didn't inform me like I should've been. He had me scared about the liver test and that original one cost me $650! I was so upset with that situation. Since June, I've seen two different derms in a different town/state to get their opinions and they assured me I should be okay to take accutane. They also insisted I needed to be on it. Very anxious about Monday.

People can be sooo cruel! I can totally relate to how you feel and what you have been going through, & what you went through. I am a single mother and it sux that I HAVE to work in this condition. I went from people smiling at me on a normal basis to people barely making eye contact. It's so embarrassing and humiliating. I just got out of a long relationship at the beginning of this year and that relationship was not healthy so I think it had a lot to do with how I felt in the months after leading to this breakout =(. I've had another guy ask me out but I told him I'm far from ready to date. My heart is all duct taped up & I was kinda thinking I would get played too, lol.

That's awesome that you'll do updates, yay!

PS: E-mails sound great =)!

When you get accutane ask them if they'll give you an antibiotic too cause it helps I was suppose to go on an antibiotic with accutane but since i get reoccuring yeast infections I can't :P

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I didn't see your other message earlier about the brand of Accutane. I'm not sure yet. After my appt. on Monday I'll be sure to let you know =)!

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I'm apprehensive about antibiotics after I tried them this year. I haven't ever taken them in my life until February and then after that it seems like my acne just flared up to what it is now. I regret taking them. I wished I would've tried other alternatives.

In my other comment I meant that I seen the derm for the first time in March then was supposed to get on Accutane in April. You know the month wait.

I'm going to ask about other med's that will help with the inflammation (other than prednisone).

I meant to ask if you changed your diet at all? I'm normally a junk food/drink type of person and that's when my skin was clear and scar free. In April, I changed my diet to fruits, veggies, & lots of water thinking that would help but that's when my skin was at it's worst. I've lost a lot of weight too. I'm small as it is (5'4/weight went from 140 to 125) so eating the right foods has been depressing and hard. I would much rather be 140 because I look and feel "healthy". Being 125 pds, doesn't feel healthy for me.

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