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About SimonUKOX

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  • Birthday 07/21/1993

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  • Location Oxford, England

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  1. SimonUKOX added a topic in Accutane (isotretinoin) logs   

    20Mg Accutane Diary - Uk
    Tomorrow, 20/01/2014, I will begin my first ever course of Accutane. I've been prescribed 20mg a day for 6 weeks (until my next review on the 7th of March) by an NHS dermatologist as a result of the failure of Lymecycline (a tetracycline) and Tretinoin Gel (Isotrex) to curtail the emergence of cystic acne.

    To get on the drug it was necessary that I took some blood tests. These were to measure factors such as liver function and glucose levels, which contribute to whether or not you are a suitable candidate for Accutane. After my blood tests had cleared I returned to my dermatologist as was given a hospital prescription (you can't purchase Accutane from a normal pharmacy) for Isotretinoin 20mg.

    I am writing this diary because of the low dose method which has been of particular interest to a lot of people considering the drug in recent years. As well as this, the acne that I suffer from is not the usual type of acne that people who are prescribed Accutane suffer from.

    I suffer from 2-3 cysts a month in addition to other white heads and non-inflamed acne. What has driven me to Accutane is the fact that the cysts that I do get have gradually been increasing in severity, and usually leave indented and very red/purple marks. This has led to a gradual decline in the quality of my skin over an extended period of time. I would not say that I have severe acne. I have isolated break outs of cysts, which go within 2-3 weeks. It is, however, a constant cycle which I am determined to be free of, as the unpredictable nature of my acne is very frustrating.

    In this way, I believe my case is unique and might be of interest to other readers of this forum. In essence, this diary will record a low dose (20mg) approach to tackling stubborn (if mild/moderate) cystic acne.

    Other information:

    Weight: 50.4KG (7st.13)
    Gender: Male
    Location of Hospital: Oxford
    Location: Birmingham
    Age: 20
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  2. SimonUKOX added a post in a topic Male Makeup For Acne And Acne Scars (Uk)   

    If you're looking for a super discreet look, which I understand you may want, I'd stick with a powder. However, you won't necessaarily get the coverage you want unless you invest in a foundation. And to get that to look 100% natural is millon dollar problem on everyone's mind.

    I think though, if you're going to wear makeup, you need to just accept that up close and in certain lighting it may be clear to other people who have a familiarity with makeup that you are also wearing it.

    Just work it and be proud of it - it could do a lot for your confidence!
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  3. SimonUKOX added a post in a topic How ya feelin' about your acne today?   

    The worst feeling in the world is having just picked the hell out of your skin, seen the damage and feel like there is nothing you can do to reverse it. Uh acne is full of so many double-edged swords.
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