Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

My Decutan Days...

227 posts in this topic

Day 38

Hey thanks for the comment.

Doing good. Face is hardly dry anymore and complexion is looking better. Only my bottom lip keeps drying up, cos I keep licking it AAAAH and I forgot my lipsalve at home so I had to endure bottom lip at uni lol.

So i have 2 small dry bumps on each cheek, 1 bump on forehead, and some jazz going on on my right jawline.

15 days to NYE... I could possibly be clearish if things keep going this way.

I will post a couple of before after pics at the end of this blog but I want to wait till I have the 100% clear pic b4 showing the old ones :redface:


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your going to be way ahead of me by the look of it! Grrrrrrrr *shakes fist*

Ha ha glad to hear everything is going well!


Accutane started 07/11/08

6 month's completed!

Yasmin BCPno longer on BCP

RoC Purif-AC Soothing Reparator

Click for my accutane log - http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Accutane-...wi-t216262.html

"no one will remember today so don't sweat it, look forward to the future"


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 39

Just woke up and had to post. No dry skin AT ALL and complexion very good, haven't felt this good about my face for ages! :clap:

Only thing that worries me is that the last time my face was like this (day 24 i think) I broke out horribly the next day! :wall:

thanks rai don't worry I'm sure you'll be back with the program soon!

edit: thought I should mention, although no dry skin today, got another side effect in the form of neck and shoulder pain (I'm assuming it's related to the pills).


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 40/120

Same as yest really. Bumps are smaller I think, except one of d 1s on d left cheek which is quite large! :hand:

Right cheek is practically smooth, but the jawline is still messed up :sick: Hope that's cleared by christmas day cos lots of family come over to eat..


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That crazy your face sounds like the same as mine, my jaw is the only thing thats really borthersome...


Accutane started 07/11/08

6 month's completed!

Yasmin BCPno longer on BCP

RoC Purif-AC Soothing Reparator

Click for my accutane log - http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Accutane-...wi-t216262.html

"no one will remember today so don't sweat it, look forward to the future"


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah me too, although currently just the right side. and 1 rather large bump on my left cheek but its dried up at least

wow we're veteran members now lol

and I forgot to say... ONE THIRD THROUGH MY COURSE :dance:


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 41

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh today was SOOOOOOOOOOOOO dry all day. like a leper!

skin still about the same i think, can't really tell.

I hope today was a one off for dryness.. it might be because I used too much of the facial wash the night before, and that really dries me up. So I barely put any tonight and we'll see how that goes. I took my pill at like 4pm today, the latest I've ever taken it. There's a reason why but I'mm too tired to explain right now. Its 2:20 am, been out from 1030am till 2am.

soooooo ummmmm

hoping face isn't dry tomorrow. :pray::pray:


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 42

So dryness is still pretty bad, but better than yesterday at least. I keep putting moisturiser on and its sort of making my complexion look bad.

but pimplewise still going good thank god! Right cheek is practically smooth and right jawline which was my WORST place is almost smooth too!

Strange how I had several days of little to no dryness then suddenly wham dryness non stop. And I havn't changed anything in lifestyle/diet lol

So my new fear for xmas/newyears eve is tht I will be too dry!


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 43

Went out last night, ended up having 5 or 6 drinks and got home at 6am :shhh:

Luckily my face was fine today. Even after just 3 hours sleep and not washing/exfoliating before bed. Dry skin not so bad at all today, just my bottom lip. Face is doing good. Its 1000 times better than when I started.

Lets see: Forehead bump v low (it was huge)

Leftcheek bump: v low (it was really huge b4)

Left jawline: smooth (1 small dry 'scab')

Chin: smooth as a babys bottom

Right cheek: 1 TINY bump that I don't think is visible

Right jawline: Couple of small dry 'scabby' thingies, 1 or 2 v small bumps in corner

I do look a bit crappy today though due to 3 hours sleep, But nothing to do with the spots I think!

Doing Well! :shifty:


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 44

:boohoo:

damn. was out again till 5 am and woke up at 8am and I didn't exfoliate and wash face and put the effaclar moisturiser on in the evening for 2nd day in a row and I woke up with 2 whiteheads. Didn't drink any alcohol though.

well won't slip up like this again (other than Xmas eve... and NYE I guess...) because things have been going so well! Complexion kinda so so today.Face quite dry. Both jawlines are practically smooth (other than markings), basically nothing new other than the whitehead on the side of lip (which had been developing since last night and is already dried) and a smaller 1 to the right of cheek (which is also dried up)

Tomorro will mark the halfway point for month 2! :clap:


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

haha before starting the pills I was scared I might end up like this


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 45/120

Half way through month 2!

Right now I have just 2 things to complain about, but both of them are bad enough to stop me going out this evening to an important talk by some architect (I'm an architecture student).

1) GIANT GIANT GIANT whitehead on the right side of mouth. When Isay giant i mean GIANT. as in it probably has a heartbeat. it's kind of "dry" though, as in it doesn't feel painful and when I touch it it kind of feels like a 'scab'. I'm exercising complete self control and am not going to forcibly remove it. But I'll be so PISSED OFF if it is still here xmas eve. I'm hoping it goes by tomorrow so I can go do some xmas shopping...

2) Dry skin! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH its back! around my mouth area!

Other than those 2, my jaw is smoothened down! Everywhere is basically smooth or getting there. Complexion so so due to always slapping on moisturiser. Lips dry. COME ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

NNNNNN FACE GIVE ME THESE NEXT FEW DAYS PLEASE :pray::pray::pray:


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 46

Hallelujah!

Woke up today without much dry skin and it hasn't returned since moisturising!

Also, about the huge pimple... well it was sort of hard like I said and at 1 point the 'stuff' (don't like to say gunk or puss [not that I saw puss {it was more just a little blood}] lol) sort of came out from a little opening at the bottom and I just dabbed it away and today its sort of just a scab. Sounds horrible but it really wasn't. And today it looks much better!

So first of all, no 'fresh' lumps or large ones or remotely painful ones ANYWHERE (except 1 on my back, strangely). I mean if I roll a finger over my face I can feel a couple of slight 'dry' bumps here and there, but nothing bad! I'm amazed at how clear my right jawline is. Its practically smooth! :dance:

On a less positive note, I started cracking down to some serious studying. I start 1st semester exams on 17th and I have practically everything to do from scratch. Plus I missed a LOT of lectures because

a) Lazy

b) pimples

c) lazy

d) lazy

So now I have to do at least 6 hours a day if I want to make it... did 7 yesterday. Lets see how it goes today. Any other Architecture and Civil Engineering students here?

Hmm in a typing mood... (probably because I'm in the middle of doing a probability and statistics sheet). But I have no idea what to write. Listening to Nina Simone. OK I'm going to start rambling. This is why I always leave things to the last minute with uni work... procrastination. Last week I was finishing off my assignment (that we had a month to do) in the lesson as he was collecting them lol.

Ah well...

Mood good today.


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 47

its 2:20am.. so I guess it's technically day 48 but anywho, I jsut got back from xmas eve partying, which was surprisingly fun :)

Bit tired so won't say much. Well dryness better today, although bottom lip still gets very dry. I hv 1 small whitehead on left cheek, hopefully that will be gone by 2morrow. Otherwise, pretty much the same. Got 1 bump on right jawline but its not that big so I won't complain... just hope it goes by tomorrow (wishful thinking). It hurts if i tocuh it.

I think I'll be clear in a couple of weeks... just gotta get through these last days...

god im sleepy............................ so tired. But as I said before I procrastinate... even about things like going to bed. I hate going to bed (although I love it when I;m in bed) and I hate getting up in the morning. Worst combination!

Er so ye spots.. um, chances of being clear by NYE? probably not, since red marks take time to fade... but if I'm like today (or better) I won't feel too self conscious.

Well whoever is still reading this, happy christmas, etc! when people ask me what I want for christmas, i THINK 'clear skin' and I'm sure many of you have thought the exact same thing! I'm rambling.

3 days till my next benchmark! DAY 50!!! 50 days!!! hooray :dance::clap::pray::):cool::wub::lol:


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 48

god i hate xmas day... all the family coming around, and i'm the only one with bad skin! Bit dry today, will probabily post an update tonight because its 1pm.

oh joy!


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhit!! SHIT !

I can't find my pills. (Its still day 47 btw lol I hadn't taken my pill when I postd before).

Been searchinG ALL DAY!!! I'm going mad. ITs almost 9 pm... don't know what to do. I don't want to miss a day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll have to go buy some more tomorrow morning... Do you think it would be bad if I take 1 pill in the morning nad 1 evening? to make up for missing today. I'm on 20mg a day.

AAAAAAAAH WHY MEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! i hate xmas! lol


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 48 (With a Pill This Time!)

Just got back from pharmacy with 10 fresh little red pills. Took one now. I decided not to take 2 today, and just count today as day 48 instead of yesterday. AFterall... what's 1 more day ? Nothing really.

Still kinda dry, complexion wasn't very good yesterday. Got 1 small bump on each jawline... well not really a bump, but it feels raw when I touch. But not doing too bad. Gotta start studying hard because I'm going to fail all my exams! :boohoo:


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 49

woke up with minimal dry skin today.

Current face starts are:

forehead: clear

nose:clear

chin:clear

mouth area: clear

right cheek: clear

right jawline: some little lumps and stuff

left cheek: 1 medium/small lump

left jawline: clear except ONE small bump (Tht hurts if i touch) at the farrrrrr end.

However, complexion is so so and red marks are not go go (ing)

But my mood is a bit low today cos of exams and stuff and staying in and studying and siiiiiiiigh....

Well I'm certain I won't be clear by NYE lol but i HOPE it won't be a dry day and if i'm lucky I'll have no lumps

Studied 12 hours yesterday and managed to just summarise 2 chapters of surveying. Here's my workload (these are the actual subjects, then we have the whole design part of the course, which is even more time conusiming)

Red means I covered that chapter(once), green is what I plan to do today....

Soil Mechanics & Geotechnics

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Surveying

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Maths

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Maths & Statistics for Civil Engineers 1

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

STRUCTURES

shitloads

History of Architecture & Urbanism 3

Unknown

Construction Systems and Materials 3

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a little update, because I changed my picture lol.

1st of all, complexion seems to have improved (imagination?).

Anyway, my pic is a few days old and i know I look clear in it but my face was flooded with light, hiding the stuff. But in black and white the red marks don't really show and that's what makes me look bad! I wish the world could be black and white for a few months.


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 50/120

New bench mark! Day 50! Well technically day 51, but I won't count the day I missed the pill...

so 50 pills! Wooo!

COmplexion good today. Had barely any dry skin when I woke up. Same things on my face: big bump and 2 little pimples(?, theyre small, red, hurt, but not bumps or whiteheads) on left cheek, 1 painful lump on left jawline, and some bumps on right jawline.

Forehead bump is practically flat.

By the way when I say 'clear' I don't mean clear of EVERYTHING, there may still be marks etc, I just mean clear of active pimples.

Getting into the swing of studying... did 12 hours yesterday again... and did 1 chapter lol. In 3 hours today I almost finished the 2nd chapter which is twice as long! :doh:

Ah well better get back to it. I think January is gonna fly by because of exam stress, and then Feb is my last month so I'll hopefully be clear by then! I was looking at photos from day 4 when I was in my initial breakout and I LOOKED TERRRIBLE. Seriously, don't know how I got through it.

oh happydays :clap: oh happy days! :clap:


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 51

Sigh I don't think I'm going to be comfortable with my face NYE!

I have a lump on right jawline, one on left jawline, and 3 pimples on left cheek.

:boohoo::boohoo: They didnt just appear today btw. God I hope they go down... 2 days... not much time really...

WAH! WAH! WAH!

CURSE U ACNE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHHHHHHHHRWTES|AS"E!!¬!!!

also complexion is so so today.

why me :boohoo:


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 52

Oh shit I'm getting sick! HAve a sore throat and runny nose! EEEEEEEEEKkkkkkkkk.

But face is better today! Well overall complexion seems better, the bumps are going down, and the whiteheads are 'dry'...

Hopefully tomorro they'll be gone. Just hope I don't get sicker cos I need to study!


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 53

In one week I'll be half way through!

Skin improving each day, hardly any dry skin. Bumps going down. :clap:

Cold is getting worse! I spent all afternoon in bed. Right now I don;t even care about clear skin (Well I do) but I really need to get better so I can study!!

happy new year *cough*


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Happy new year! ^_^:thumbsup:

Go eat some chicken noodle soup. Mmm


Accutane started 07/11/08

6 month's completed!

Yasmin BCPno longer on BCP

RoC Purif-AC Soothing Reparator

Click for my accutane log - http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Accutane-...wi-t216262.html

"no one will remember today so don't sweat it, look forward to the future"


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 54

Well I had a shit time at my NYE party. Not skin related, I'm doing okay these past few days... just sick related. I NEEEED to get better so I can continue studying 8 hours a day otherwise I haven't got a chance in hell in passing or even finishing in time! :whistle::whistle:

Other than, skin doing good, things going down. I think if I don't get any nasty new surprises I'll be "clear" by day 60 other than red marks. One can only hope!

By the way, rAI, chicken noodle soup sounds lik a good idea :think:


Day 1 - Day 96 = 20mg a Day

Day 97 - Day 150 = 40mg a day (20mg morning, 20 mg evening)


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites