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  1. ceminay added a blog entry in ceminay's Blog / Accutane   

    Starting 2Nd Course Of Accutane Tomorrow
    Hello again everyone. I'm back for another round of accutane!

    If you guys check my earlier posts you'll see that last April I started taking 40 mg a day of Accutane for my severe acne, around August my face was conpletely clear and I stopped taking the medication at the end of September. I was acne free for 4-5 months and my scars were healing slowly. Sadly 3 weeks ago I noticed some small pimples on my skin, I also noticed that my face had started to flare up, it was an exam week full of stress and no sleep. So I decided to visit my dermatologist, as he told me to visit him when if I flare up.

    To be honest, I only have 2-3 very small and harmless pimples, my face still looks pretty clear and smooth, but my red marks have gotten darker instead of fading. I seriously don't care about it, probably because I had to deal with severe acne for years.

    Today I visited my dermatologist, he examined my face and told me that the red marks were actually forming pimples and that the minor clogged pores would cause my acne to come back, so he suggested I take a lower dose, 30 mg of Accutane for 2 months, to avoid future breakouts. I had no side effects last time so I accepted taking the drug, however last year Accutane caused a major/horrible initial breakout for the first 3 months of my course. He told me that this time I wouldn't have an initial breakout, I hope so.

    I really hope he's 100% sure, I can handle some dryness but I really don't want to go through another hectic initial breakout like last time.

    Anyways, talk to you guys later!
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  2. ceminay added a comment on a blog entry Month 6 Accutane Day 185   

    @andrewbleah I have tan skin, my skin is very pale but it gets tanned very easily. I've never had a sunburn on Accutane even though I went windsurfing for a week in July, it all depends on your skin type! But when you're done with Accutane it's true that your scars heal faster.

    @pr1nc355 I've never heard of that. I'd like to try it but I live in Turkey so they probably don't have it, or it has a different name. I don't have many scars, just some rolling scars that are visible in good lighting and it doesn't bother me a lot. Still, can you post the name of the oil you use? My uncle lives in the US so he might bring it to me if he finds it.
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  3. ceminay added a comment on a blog entry Month 6 Accutane Day 185   

    I used to use Aloe Vera (probably for 2 weeks) and I think I broke out a bit. It probably was nothing but I still didn't want to risk a longer IB so I stopped.

    My red marks would fade faster if I wasn't on Accutane but I'm still suprized at how fast it healed! It depends on your skin type, just wash your face with water and use a moisturizer, nothing else. The less chemicals you put on your face, the faster the marks go away. But Aloe Vera is natural so it might help you, I didn't try it for too long, but you should try it.
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  4. ceminay added a comment on a blog entry My Roaccutane Journey... Day 37   

    I heard Accutane temporarily makes wrinkles a bit more visible, so you should use at least spf 30 moisturizer, I suggest Cetaphil or Neutrogena. And at the begging of Accutane you feel a bit dried out/tired, you get used to it. I hope you're one of the lucky ones and get results fast, good luck!
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  5. ceminay added a comment on a blog entry Month 6 Accutane Day 185   

    Thanks guys!

    @andrewbleah yes, they always fade away. Even though I'm still taking Accutane my skin is recovering much faster than other people have said on the internet. Yours will fade too. I suggest you don't do anything to make them go away. For the past 3 months I've been washing my face only with water, nothing else, and I believe chemicals don't help with the healing process. Good luck!

    @pr1nc355 yes I hope my acne doesn't come back! Your dermatologist might not be sure about when to end Accutane. Mine told me to take it for 1 more month to prevent future acne, so maybe it might take longer than expected. Hope you get results fast!
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  6. ceminay added a blog entry in ceminay's Blog / Accutane   

    Month 6 Accutane Day 185
    Hey guys once again! It's been a really long time since I updated this blog so I'm sorry.

    2 weeks ago my dermatologist told me I had to take Accutane for 1 more month, then I'd be done. Now I have almost 3 weeks left and I can now tell you guys that Accutane is a miracle.

    My face has been 100% clear for 2 months! I haven't been like this since I was 12! 4 years of torture is now gone and my red marks are 85% gone, sometimes they're not even visible and I don't really care about them tbh, they are fading fast.

    0 side effects (except dry lips lol) and excellent results. It took a while for my stubborn acne to go away but it did! I seriously wouldn't have thought I would have this much progress 3 months ago.

    I'm very happy with the results, no complaints at all. For all those people that are using Accutane and want the IB to end, BE PATIENT!

    See you guys next time!
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  7. ceminay added a blog entry in ceminay's Blog / Accutane   

    Fight Acne Day 152 Accutane
    Hey guys! I'm really happy right now, my acne is still 100% clear and my red marks are fading faster than I thought! Again, I still don't have any side effects other than dry lips and lightly dry skin.

    Back in April when my doctor told me I have no choice except Accutane, I really was depressed. I would hide during breaks at school and only let a hand full of friends see my face entirely. No matter how much I tried not to think about it, EVERYONE would ask me what was wrong with my face. Some people would even keep staring at my face even though I asked them a question, so annoying... What would make me crazy was how they kept telling me to wash my face! There was even a hygene/puberty doctor guy that came to our school and said acne will always go away if you wash your face.... I rolled my eyes so hard and said a big f u to him in my head.

    Now with the new school year coming up and my finally clear face, I'm positive that I will focus more on my school work and not being afraid of socializing. Acne has made me more confident.

    Bottom line, Acne is not just something that "you have to deal with" and "not care about" because "it's nothing serious". (i've heard all of these many times) and they are partially right! But when your acne is severe and you have gross whiteheads erupting on your face every couple of hours, no matter how confident you are, it does matter, A LOT. Boy or girl we all wake up every morning hoping that our face is getting better but when we look in the mirror, we get depressed, it feels somebody just stabbed a knife in your stomach because you know that day you will be stared at, made fun of, told what to use on your face etc.

    This little online community is the only place where you can relate to other people and vent if you had a bad day because of your face, this place really helped me throughout my accutane journey (which is still not done). I wish all of the fellow acne sufferers good luck and PATIENCE, you'll need it!

    If you have any questions about accutane or if you're having a bad day and just want to vent, don't hesitate, write a comment.

    See you next time!
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  8. ceminay added a comment on a blog entry When To Stop Using The Refimen?   

    Hello! I can see from your username that your probably 16 years old, the worst time for acne. I haven't used the regimen (doing Accutane) but from what I read you have to do the regimen twice a day, every day. If you ask me, I wouldn't want to spend half of my day in front of the mirror. I suggest you see if it works out for you, if it does then I'd say continue until after puberty and stop later on.

    Good luck on your regimen!
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  9. ceminay added a comment on a blog entry Starting The Regimen Again - Day 4   

    Hello. I really hope the regimine helps you. I, myself, had to use Accutane because my acne was too severe to wash it twice a day, but I would have liked to try this miracle regimen. Good luck and I hope you get good results!
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  10. ceminay added a blog entry in ceminay's Blog / Accutane   

    Accutane Day 135 Week 19
    Hello once again! I'm pretty happy right now and I haven't had a pimple for weeks! All I can say is my only complaint is easily being cut/hurt by little things and cuts healing VERY slowly... Usually I heal really fast because I'm young but now I understand how it is to never heal for older people, very annoying!

    If you guys have questions please don't hesitate, ask me! See you guys later
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  11. ceminay added a comment on a blog entry Week 14 Day 98 Accutane   

    Well there are 2 that work very good, La Roche Posay "Ceralip" and Avene Cold Cream. They're both french but as a warning, they're expensive... But it is worth the money, because it usually ends in about 2 months, for me at least.

    Aquaphor is very good too! I use that before going to bed and smear it all over, I have the tube. But I must tell you that sometimes your lips will become flaky, you can never avoid Accutanes curse.

    I don't know if they have samples anywhere to try but these 2 creams really worked on me, give it a try.
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  12. ceminay added a comment on a blog entry Accutane Week 9   

    No I didn't burn, I actually got a normal tan. I have olive skin and never burn, I don't think accutane changed that really, so I guess we're the lucky ones! But I always put on spf 50 just in case.
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  13. ceminay added a comment on a blog entry Facing The Facts   

    Sorry for double comments but if you really hate water I'd reccomend putting some lemon in it. From the reviews I've read here, lemons are great for getting rid of acne + it will make water tastier for you!
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  14. ceminay added a comment on a blog entry Facing The Facts   

    Well everyone has different problems that lead to acne. Most of it is hormonal while others are bad diet, dirt and sometimes dry skin. I do believe drinking plenty of water can reduce and possibly get rid of acne for some people. Water litteraly cleans your whole body, it gets rid of toxins that may cause acne and rehydrates your skin. But if you have hormonal acne or for example rosacea, water probably won't help you.

    I'd say do it. Even if it might not help your acne, drinking plenty of water has a lot of benefits and the first step to have a healthy body, good luck!
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  15. ceminay added a blog entry in ceminay's Blog / Accutane   

    Accutane Day 126 Week 17
    Hello! I actually don't have a lot to say but I just thought it would be helpful for other people on Accutane who are curious about what happens after day 100. I was pretty pissed when I couldn't find any blogs about what happens after day 100.

    I just had one HUGE pimple on my forehead, it was really red and had no head, it completely went away in a week (no scar or red mark left usually in my forehead anyways) but I'm glad that's over. Other than that my red marks are fading and I can actually see the permanent scars this horrid acne has left me with. They're rolling scars on my cheeks and are only visible in good lighting, I have the choice to get laser treatment next year, we'll see...

    For me the side effects are nothing. I don't know if I'm one of the lucky ones but all I have is dry lips, sometimes eczema on arms and slightly dry eyes after waking up, THAT's IT! I've been outside under the sun for weeks (with extreme sun block of course) and never got a sunburn, I guess I'm just lucky, I don't want to jinx it!

    So if you guys have any questions about anything I'll gladly answer them, good luck to all the acne victims out there! See ya!
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