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#21 Short2003


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 01:16 AM

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Do you guys use topicals to tame the IB?

Not yet.. Im more concerned about scaring, seems that the topicals leave scars, well in my case anyway
Mild/Moderate Cystic Acne since late in the year of 2000

Currently on Accutane started Sept 9th

Have tried Monocycline a few times, acne always came back about 2 months after stopping....

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:16 PM

This is a wonderful blog! Seriously, I'm so grateful that I can discuss this with people who understand. 

I'm on day 6 of accutane and my initial breakout (IB) started either yesterday or today - it's hard to tell what would have happened naturally/hormonally and what's due to the accutane. I started getting dry lips around day 4 though. 


I'm also on spironolactone still ( just finishing out this months prescription). Has anyone taken spiro on accutane? and also, should/could you use topical gels on pimples if necessary? e.g. retin A or erythromycin benzyl peroxide gel?




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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:47 PM

Be sure you are hydrating well if you're on spiro and accutane...spiro is a diuretic.


I'm on day 16 and definitely am having a serious initial breakout. I've given up on worrying about my appearance all the time, maybe cuz I've dealt with acne for the last ten years....however, these cysts are painful! So bad.  I continued my usually breakouts until the last 2 days when I've noticed it is getting worse and worse.  Starting with three biggies on my back.


Do these monsters come to a head---I just can't imagine since they are so deep!---or do they typical just decrease is size and go away??  I have one on my chin the size of a marble.