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  1. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Course 2, day 135 (Week 19): Still had a few actives throughout the week. I am seriously baffled as to how I was perfectly clear last course on a much lower dose and this course I have yet to completely attain that. Still very dry and red. Thanks JDTane for the advice! I slather on moisturizer at least twice a day but I will definitely go get some sun screen as I am bad for putting it on when i'm out in the sun. Only 15 more days left and then I am done!! (hopefully forever)
  2. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Course 2, day 126 (Week 18): This week was a whole lot better!! I currently have 2 very small pimples that will go away on their own within a day or two but no large or painful spots!! Very happy, hopefully this is a breakthrough? I have less than a month to go so hopefully I can clear up completely and stay that way. Still very dry, peeling, red but those are the only side effects.
  3. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Course 2, day 118 (Week 17): Still breaking out pretty much every day. Yes, they are smaller but it is still extremely frustrating and I don't get it. This course is so much different than my first and I'm confused as to why i'm not clear like last time. Hopefully the end result is different too and I remain clear, at least for longer than 2 months. I had my Dr's appointment yesterday and I got my last prescription for 100mg. I will be finished this course in a month and 3 days. I cannot even wait to be off this medication but i'm terrified that my skin will revert back to preaccutane. It's a roller coaster of emotions and I really hope this is the answer. As for side effects, the dryness is becoming unbearable. No change with my lips, they are still a problem although I'm getting dry patches of skin everywhere, my upper and lower arms, inner thighs, back of my neck and calves... it seems as though it keeps progressing and spreads everywhere. This hasn't been a good week skin wise but i'm hopeful this next week will be at least a little better. Trying to stay positive.
  4. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Thanks Gracie! Really hope it's all worth it in the end, it would be so disappointing to have gone through this again only to relapse. Course 2, day 112 (Week 16): This week was a lot better although I still had that one cyst that is still hanging around. I can't remember one that has remained active for so long! It seemed like it faded away a few days ago only to come back yet again! It's now red and inflamed without a head, although not as bad as in the previous picture. Face is still super red and my dryness is still is an issue. I am also concerned about the red spots on my arms, it looks like I have acne on both which is super embarrassing. I am going to my Dr on Monday for my last month (100mg). It seems short but maybe because that's because I'm still not clear and I'm scared to get off it for fear that it will all come back again.
  5. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Course 2, day 98 (Week 14): I have had 2 or 3 smaller (but still very noticeable), painful cyst like pimples on my forehead this week. Very discouraging. This time during my first course I was clear by now. Not sure if I am still adjusting to the new dose or what but I really hope I clear up soon. I am a lot more dry and my face is peeling a little. My arms have also developed eczema on my upper arms and they look like a cluster of pimples. I am also very red and have been flushing a bit. Not feeling great about my skin right now.
  6. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Course 2, day 90 (Week 13): Last few weeks have been extremely busy. I've been traveling like crazy for work and haven't had time to update this. The last 2 weeks have been better although I'm still getting small pimples on a semi regular basis. I've been progressing but at a much slower pace than my first course. I currently have 2 very small pimples that probably won't come to a whitehead. I am very happy with the progress however I am not clear yet. Today marks the first day of taking 100mg. I have 60 more days to go until I am done and I am praying that I will be remain clear after. As for side effects the headaches and moodiness have subsided and I am just dealing with dry skin and lips. Aquaphor has been a lifesaver. Last time I only used blistex and it simply wasn't enough.
  7. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Course 2, day 70 (Week 10): This week was full of highs and lows. To start the week my face was awful with a cyst and a bunch of other spots, but as the week progressed my face got much better and I actually had 0 actives at one point until 2 tiny spots developed a day later. Right now I have one spot just above my eyebrow on the right side, but other than that I am clear! Hopefully this continues as I have a national sales meeting in 2 weeks where I will be around colleagues pretty much 24/7 and it'd be nice to not have to worry too much about my skin. Lips are still very dry as are my arms and the back of my neck.
  8. Accutane Journey - Stephen

    Looking good! In my experience, and from reading countless blogs, ~day 80 is where most people see real progress so for you to be clearing up already after only 2 months is encouraging! Stay positive, it only gets better from here, and just in time for summer
  9. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Course 2, day 63 (Week 9): Skin has remained calmer than previous weeks, although I still have about 4-6 little spots, 2 of which are red and a little noticeable, although not large by any means. All in all I am happy with the progress and hopeful it will keep getting better! As far as side effects go my face is constantly red and looks sunburnt (luckily it's spring so I can blame it on being in the sun), dry arms/hands and occasional flushing. Edit: For some reason my face decided to break out on me today. After I posted this I noticed two larger painful red bumps on my forehead as well as a lingering spot that came to a head. My forehead is the only problem area and specifically my right side/temple area. Really hoping this course clears my forehead like the first cleared all my other areas. One can hope. Not feeling great about my skin right now
  10. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Course 2, day 56 (Week 8): Skin got worse than the pictures a few days after the post but calmed down a little as the week went on. After a massive breakout around my right temple I got another one that i'm dealing with currently but that's all. I'm still breaking out but maybe theres a little more time in between breakouts now. I've had to stay in the past few weekends because my skin has been so bad but I'm really hoping it's alright this weekend so I can see my friends. Side effects are dry skin, mainly lips and rare flushing.