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  1. lolita44 added a comment on a blog entry 1 Month 1 Week   

    Does anyone have any knowledge about red marks once the pimples go away? They make my skin look so bad thank you all for the support. It's going to be a long journey but I hope the worst of it is over.
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  2. lolita44 added a comment on a blog entry Week 4 On Accutane   

    Hi! I'm about 6 weeks into my course. I'd love to offer each other encouragement since we're about on the same timeline! I have so many red marks and all of my clogged pores are turning into whiteheads
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  3. lolita44 added a comment on a blog entry Day 47   

  4. lolita44 added a blog entry in Accutane Log   

    Day 47
    Well I'm just a few days away from my 50 day mark. And halfway there to my 2 month mark. I haven't really posted because not much has changed. My skin looks like shit. As far as cysts go (the ones I got on my IB) all dried up but have left red marks. I'm continuing to get whiteheads, particularly around my chin and lower cheek area. It's so depressing. I have so many red marks and the pimples take so long to heal. I just hate the way I look with acne and I wish I could go back to the days when I had clear skin. When will I get my clear skin? Why are the red marks prominent and not going away?
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  5. lolita44 added a blog entry in Accutane Log   

    1 Month 1 Week
    So depressed. The cysts aren't even finished healing but I got 4 more whiteheads this week. On accutane they look so much worse and so inflamed. I know it will get better but this is so depressing. When I'm not wearing make up it looks like I have the chicken pox. Why. When will I start seeing results.
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  6. lolita44 added a comment on a blog entry Not So Pretty Side Effects--Ladies, Listen Up.   

    Yeah I understand that. Minocycline stopped working for me about a year in. Then I switched to amoxicillin for about 3-4 years and am now on accutane. The IB sucks but I've already seen so much improvement in the texture of my skin in the span of a month so I believe in it! Just keep in mind that the IB will probably be the last breakout you'll ever have
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  7. lolita44 added a comment on a blog entry Not So Pretty Side Effects--Ladies, Listen Up.   

    I took minocycline in high school and it completely cleared up my skin! But then I built up immunity to it and broke out again. And now I'm on accutane! I didn't experience a yeast infection at all while on antibiotics. Are you still planning on getting on accutane?
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  8. lolita44 added a blog entry in Accutane Log   

    1 Month!
    Alright, update. It's easy to get upset and thinking about how much my skin sucks. This week has been an emotional roller coaster. I developed like 5 cysts on my chin and nose area, in addition to other various ANGRY whiteheads. It sucks, and it hurts. Luckily they seem to dry up quickly and the cysts from last week are practically gone. I got one regular pimple on my forehead (which has actually been pretty clear) so I spot treated and I'm hoping that will disappear. While the cysts are no fun, I have really seen a dramatic improvement already in my skin texture. My blackheads are disappearing rapidly and my skin looks so much smoother. Blackheads on my cheek (which were everywhere) are practically nonexistent. I know it gets worse before it gets better so I'm trying to deal with the pain and keep my head up, keeping that prospect in mind. Now that I'm done with the one month mark, I'm looking forward to finishing the initial breakout and expecting clearing. Hopefully really soon.
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  9. lolita44 added a comment on a blog entry Just Need To Vent.   

    Thanks so much guys! I've been doing my best not to think about it but as you know it's really hard, particularly when you have cysts on your face and the pain is a constant reminder. Hoping I clear up soon!
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  10. lolita44 added a blog entry in Accutane Log   

    Just Need To Vent.
    My skin sucks. It just looks awful. Make up also looks like shit because the texture is so bad. This is so depressing I used to have perfect skin.
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  11. lolita44 added a blog entry in Accutane Log   

    Day 22
    So I've officially hit my three week mark, and it seems as though what I previously thought was my initial breakout...was not. It's actually quite hilarious how awful my skin is right now. The only thing getting me through it is the prospect of clear skin which Accutane pretty much guarantees. At least I can tell it's doing its I can't complain there. Currently I have three fairly large cysts on my chin. Which rarely happens, at least not so many at the same time and not on my chin. They aren't even really inflamed, just painful lumps that are visible, even through make up. I've developed one pretty much every day. Today's new addition is on the inside of my nostril. Weird. As far as skin texture though, everything is really dry, and all of my blackheads are chilling on the surface of my skin, dried out and rough. Hopefully they fall off soon? My pores are the same way, just clogged, raised, and dry...the texture is awful and it looks terrible up close. I have a few small whiteheads- around my nose and on my right cheek (1 or 2). I'm hoping this IB doesn't last for long...and I hope these blackheads and gross pores improve soon!!!!!! Has anyone dealt with this before? Pictures in order- right cheek, chin, left cheek, nose, forehead. Thoughts?
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  12. lolita44 added a comment on a blog entry Day 16   

    Thank you guys so much for all of the kind words of support! It really does remind me that this is only a small portion of my life and hopefully I'll never have to deal with acne again. Have you been on Accutane PMM1110 or do you plan to? I'm about to update my log so you all will be able to hear more about my progress.
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  13. lolita44 added a comment on a blog entry Day 16   

    I completely feel you. I'm so ready to be done with acne forever. It's annihilated my self-esteem and definitely provoked bouts of depression. Are you on Accutane right now? Thanks so much for the support. The redness also makes it look soooo bad.
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  14. lolita44 added a comment on a blog entry Accutane - From The Beginning   

    Hi! I just started Accutane about two weeks ago. I can definitely see a difference in terms of oil production (and thus dry skin) but i expect i'll be seeing a decrease in breakouts soon. If you want to keep each other posted on our progress and encourage each other I'd be down! It may very well be a rough 4 and a half months.
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  15. lolita44 added a blog entry in Accutane Log   

    Day 16
    So, as of today one of the cysts on my cheek looks as if it's going to come to a head. Not sure if that's a good thing. Sort of just want it to disappear. Have another small pimple on my forehead and another medium-sized zit on my chin. Besides that, the texture just looks awful. My pores all over are very everywhere. On my forehead I have defined small bumps, on my nose tons of blackheads, even under my nose blackheads seem to have come out of nowhere. The smaller clogged pores on my right cheek are starting to raise into skin-colored bumps, I'm not sure if they'll become inflamed or just flake off with washing. I guess we'll see. Skin is so. dry. I had a hard time washing my face and taking off my powder because it just stuck to the dry skin. I used my electric facial brush which seemed to help. I'm really just so ready for my skin problems to go away. I hate having to wear make up so much and be scared of fluorescent lighting. Oh and I'm putting chapstick on every hour. Really hope the IB stops soon. woidlkweuwiofejlkd. Encouragement would be much appreciated.

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