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  1. ACCUTANE - please help me

    Hey fruzsi - u have come to the right place. There were times I was reading ur post I thought I was reading about my own experience. So many ppl have gone through exactly or similar situations as u described including myself. Things do get better as you start to learn more about your body and acne and how to control it. You be happy to know that those red marks WILL fade away. what you may not be happy about is it could take anywhere between a month to even a year. There are ways of speeding it up but u're going to have to do ur own research. Plenty of information in the scarring forums from apple cider vinegar to AHA topical. 20 to 60mg seems like a drastic jump. did u switch brands or stayed with the same one? I would ask to go back on the 20mg and just hang in there!
  2. I definitely would not recommend having a break between courses. Maybe call them and say that it's just for an in and out prescription and maybe they can fit u in their busy schedule? If you are certain u are going to need to wait then as a last case u should start spacing out what you have left and take it once every 2 days instead. This advice was given to me by my derm and he said it's fine.
  3. FAQ and big post seems to be broken

    yup this is fixed. cheers!
  4. 21/F Accutane 40mg/day Daily Log + Pics

    did u end up getting the implant instead? Maybe that triggered something... either way, keep it up! accutane is a rollercoaster of a ride. Here's to u getting off feeling great
  5. Acne For 9 years

    There is a whole bunch of things you can certainly try. From your derm visit I assume they have lead you down the path of BP and SA cream treatments. Have you tired antibiotics such as minocycline or bactrim? More importantly I would definitely visit this sites Diet and Holistic section. Ruling out food triggers have worked for many people. Then there is the last case scenario of accutane
  6. Date Night Woes

    I know how you feel. I've had a date too recently but not as harsh as urs. she just eased me down with light replying to whatsapp since the meet up haha. The key would be mental preparation. There is no way they're not going to notice and draw comparison to your photos so u're going to need to have that discussion if they bring it up! Feel comfortable talking about ur acne and just be plain honest that it's something u trying to fix. you will come off as confident which is a good personality trait
  7. Growing up with a terrible diet= acne?

    Please do keep a log. I'll be curious on your cod liver oil progress.
  8. Growing up with a terrible diet= acne?

    Can't rule it out but I don't see any correlation. My acne type has changed over time. Used to get small whitehead type pimples all over my T zone and had really oily skin up until the age of 24ish. Now my T zone is completely acne free but my cheeks are popping out cystic acne. Also my skin isn't oily anymore. Same. I effectively cut out sugar and diary for a solid 3+ years and fearfully introduced them back into my life beginning of this year. I can safely say there has been no impact at all. Acne for me is just all concentrated on the cheeks
  9. Worst skin I've ever had and at 25 years old

    I have to say I'm probably the most stress free I've been in my life but I'm still getting hit with cystic acne.
  10. Cheek Red Marks For Years

    Cheek red marks are the longest to fade. I have the same problem. You know what I stumbled upon. I was eating extremely clean for 2+ years and got my acne to a manageable level. But I was stuck with red marks the whole time and slight scarring (like box scar). Then came my friends birthday and he decided to have korean bbq for his birthday which is a trigger food for me. 2 weeks later my scars disappeared and my red marks started to fade. my face also started to get a little oiler (I have pretty matte skin). I've been breaking out since (it was last April) Because I was eating so clean I pretty much avoided all oily foods. But from that experience I believe your skin needs some form of oil to repair your skin. My catch 22 is oily foods breaks me out so to eat or not to eat is the question.
  11. 21/F Accutane 40mg/day Daily Log + Pics

    Pa paw cream is the best! Not sure if it's available where you are but it's pretty popular in Australia. http://www.amcal.com.au/lucas-papaw-ointment-tube-lip-applicator---15g-p-93542807?cm_mmc=GooglePLA-_-NA-_-Lucas'-_-93542807&mkwid=syf48BR0o_dc&pcrid=65807436998&pkw=&pmt=&plid=&gclid=Cj0KEQjw7-K7BRCkkIH3t_WwoskBEiQAD8oY3nV-TCbUD0lGd9xn2dSfZDId4Fm7AYMeRSEueKr1VDQaArrB8P8HAQ
  12. Should I continue taking accutane?

    A more standard course of accutane usually goes on for 3-6 months. If you think you can control your acne from here then by all means stop taking accutane. But if your reason for jumping on accutane was for a permanent solution then you will definitely need to keep going. Initial break out really depends on the person. From my research on the internet there have been more IB then not for people on accutane.But you maybe one of the luckier ones
  13. Possible Side Effects 1 Day After Accutane

    Sorry if I came off as harsh, I probably would have considered it too if I hadn't seen the bad effects first hand. There are some fortunate people who have very little side effects but if you do notice serious ones, you're wise to stop. I hope you find a solution. Hey Snarky, I know you mean well. If I was even a fraction suicidal I would not take this drug. I can tell that whoever takes accutane it gears towards how you generally feel. So if you're depressed and sad at that time then it would more than likely enhance it. I've got a derm appointment this tuesday which was supposed to be for the next batch of accutane. I'll speak to him about other alternatives.
  14. Possible Side Effects 1 Day After Accutane

    I just wanted to give it a chance because I'm sure you and everyone on this board has been through this but there are those days where acne wins and you just can't take it anymore. But I've stopped now and finally going to rule this out as an option.
  15. Possible Side Effects 1 Day After Accutane

    definitely stop! wait 1 week and then try again. In my case I had bad stomach pain, major feet skin flaking and ringing in my ears. At that point I gave up which was a year ago. I then picked it up again 1 month ago and while it started off fantastic, I've noticed the boys downstairs are not working properly and feeling a huge loss in libido so once again I've stopped.
  16. 21/F Accutane 40mg/day Daily Log + Pics

    Unfortunately, I had to stop taking accutane. I have to say the past 2 days my libido has disappeared and it's 100% accutane related It was such a shame because my acne was finally clearing and for some reason it made my mind so clear. No lips were not painful at all, they were just extremely cracked and red. The bleeding wasn't like gushing out or anything if I've mislead you lol. Just when I licked my lips I'll be able to taste blood.
  17. u know what sucks?

    You know what sucks guys, we can't even have a community gathering in public or meet ups with people on this board because it would be too embarrassing to congregate all in the same place. acne life sucks
  18. reaching out

    hang in there
  19. FAQ and big post seems to be broken

    bump
  20. Acne Scars on Accutane

    I can't trust any moisturiser apart from the cetaphil range. I was using this before accutane and knew it didn't break me out so I stuck with it. http://www.cetaphil.com.au/Products/SPF15DailyFacialMoisturiser.aspx oh as for when you're home, I don't put any moisturiser on at all. I do this because after I shower at night my skin starts drying up dramatically after 10 mins and I see my skin starting to peel around the acne bumps. I love it when this happens because I start peeling the skin gently and it starts blending in with the skin around it. This to me feels like my skin is renewing itself and therefore bringing in the deep stuff to the surface quicker. But this is just me and as we all know everyones skin type is different so you're just going to have to experiment on your own.
  21. Accutane log 2016

    I get abdominal pain that last for ages after I play sports. I thought it was the accutane but it was just silly me not eating before hand. I'm a skinny person. I make sure that I eat heaps before I do any physical activities which helps a lot.
  22. 21/F Accutane 40mg/day Daily Log + Pics

    You're still in the early days so keep being optimistic! Just to share my journey (almost one month) my lips are so dry that they are bleeding. I've been applying papaw cream on it and annoyed I forgot to bring it with me this morning. Going to have to buy another one during lunch. I don't have nose bleeds but I clear out my nose every morning and there is always a tonne of dry blood flakes coming out of it. Acne wise I've been clearing but I have new sets coming on. But I have noticed that they die down soooooo much quicker so that I'm happy. Just got to hang in there
  23. AHA+ Purging Help

    What else have you done differently recently? Eaten certain food, has life been more stressful or have you started exercising? 1 month of no breakouts sounds like it was something else that triggered the acne instead of the AHA+
  24. 19 M 30mg/day week by week progress (pics)

    That is a tough question. I was anti accutane thinking I will grow out it since I was 15. I'm now 31. I'm close to 30 days on accutane and I've seen improvements. Wish I started it sooner is all I can say. Having said that I still believe it should be a last resort drug. The side effects are real so make sure ur derm is keeping a close watch on you. If I was you I will continue unless it starts becoming unbearable. So far I only have dry lips and my face feels dry all the time so I'm pushing on!
  25. Should best as for professional opinion really with that kind of question. But if you're after an internet response then I would say 2 days of accutane would of done next to nothing regarding your growth plate. It's a strong drug but it takes quite awhile before there are any major changes.