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#21 cheeseblu

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 02:23 AM

Week 10

skin is OK. not very happy because a lady told me I had premature wrinkles. wtf. she told my my skin typing is dry and I should put on more lotion because I already have premature wrinkles. um.. she doesn't know I'm taking accutane. anyway

i have horrible scars underneath lighting. progress is not so good.
ugh
i'm never gonna look pretty without makeup

my dents are SO UGLY and my face is pretty gross.

i can't wait till im done with this and when i earn enough money i can like resurface my skin with some hardcore laser or something. why is plastic surgery so good these days and yet they cant come up with something pretty useful and not too painful for rolling scars and boxcar scars. im SO JEALOUS of those ppl with good skin. it just pisses me off sometime even though i know i'm very selfish in thinking so.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 06:35 PM

week 11
wow.. so fast, I cant believe its already dec 30.
The next time I post here it will be 2011. Since I feel not many people read this thread anyway, I'll also take this opportunity to also talk about some things that don't completely relate to my skin.
alot of things have happened this year 2010....


I graduated from a well known university
GAMBLED at a casino for teh first time
began accutane
Went to Europe for the first time in my LIFE!!!
received an interview for a "REAL" full-time job (hope hope about it)
went through crazy application processes about schools
really began "driving" myself places .. pre college and even through college, the most I drove was like 15 min -__-
went through one of the most stressful career-determining time of my life
met one of my top musical idols!
"mastered" my best makeup application technique
actually felt "pretty" with makeup for the first time in my life (THANK YOU ACCUTANEEE)
dated for the first time in my life
got huge pores of my nose (cuz of accutane tongue.gif) oh well.. with good comes some bad smile.gif
lived with my friends in an apartment, took care of rent groceries, everything
learned to cook on my own
also had a semi heartbreak for the first time
"partied" for the first time. (Still not my thing.. but at least I can say i tried it)
went on a road trip/vacation with just my friends
defied my parents the first time ever.. by going out once when she denied permission tongue.gif
got a lot closer with my family since before college
decided on a 180 degree turn of my career
I think this list can go on and on...


and it really doesn't have to do with my skin at all.

but I think despite all the stresses I have had to go through, I really learned so much this year. It's been a year full of Smiles, Tears, Innovation, Heartaches, Laughters, Realizations and Love.

Thanks for this edifying year. May 2011 be as exciting as ever... I don't know where I will be (school acceptances still pending) ... but I know I'll be armed with all the experiences I have gone through this past year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE <3

(of course.. i didn't forget my week 11 accutane update pics =P )

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:42 PM

week 16

woww time has passed so quickly huh?

well i'm still here.. life's just been busy.. although i reckon not many people follow this thread, but I STILLLOVE YALL ON THIS SAME ACCUTANE JOURNEY AS MINE! WE CAN DOO IT!! *raises that fist the same way as on that the female stamp thing * hahhaha

This stamp thing: http://pugetsound.50...doitposter1.jpg


so like always I attached the most recent picture of my skin now... its pretty scar-y but at least no actives!

i'm trying this regimine where I mix bio oil with strivectin.... but itsnot really working. I'm only on week 2 though. let me know if you guys have tried this or other methods to decrease hyperpigmentation and scarring.

also literally like 3 DAYS ago my joints started aching..... like knees and arms etc. (Not due to excersize!!!)

and during my last visit my doctor had told me i MUST tell him if it started aching.... I'm scared it means hes gonna take me off the accutane if I tell him >.<

so i don't know if I should tell him.... hrmmm what do u guys thinK?

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:49 PM

Incredible improvement!! Congrats!

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 10:10 PM

@Heine- Thank you soo much smile.gif It's really nice to hear that it's been a long and semi painful/annoying journey but all worth it!!

Week 21

hi everyone! I'm so happy to be clear right now it's AMAZINGG!!
I'm just left with these scars I really wish I didn't have.. (I think they will be permanent because they are rolling and icepick :/ ) If anyone knows ways of diminishing those can you share?

Here are the progress pics!

According to my doc, I Just need to finish up this month of accutane and I will be officially a "graduate" of this course!! (at least for now .... ::crosses fingers:smile.gif

Several people have PMed me with q's but feel free to just post on this thread too.. cuz I realized I've been answering the same q's smile.gif

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 11:52 PM

oh wow look at your progress! it's amazing!! =D I'm hoping to get clear like you too! =D Thanks for stopping by my log btw =)


also, that list of things you did with ur life lately - very interesting =) if you don't mind my asking, how old are you? =)

hang in there! Just a month more to go! =D

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:51 PM

@cherington - aww thank youu!! hahha I'm 23 now smile.gif good luck with you course I love reading your updates as well


WEEK: I HAVE NO IDEA BUT IM DONEE!

I'm 1 month off accutane, and I just came back from teh dermo. I"M DONE!!!! as in, I didn't need to make another appointment anymore smile.gif
the nurses all said: Congrats! So it was kind of cool

Turns out the doctor went to the medical school of the same university I'm going to this fall for my graduate school degree! I wish I had known sooner... could have asked for pointers tongue.gif

I would post pics but I dont have my camera with me right now. I'll see if anyone is interested however and will post thjem up them when I get my camera back!

I mean, my skin is clear pimple wise, but still i have rolling scars and icky icepics, sigh.. nothing I can do about that anymore ... nevertheless at least no actives!!

side effects: I still have achy joints which i'm kinda scared about. Does anybody info on this because I asked my DOCTOR and he said, theres nothing he can do about it..... he says it SHOULD subside.... but I dont know... does anyone know threads of forums they have stumbled upon regarding achy joints AFTER accutane? THANKSSSSS

anywayyyy its been a long journey and even prior to accutane, i've been reading this website I think since HIGHSCHOOL.... so been like over 8.5 years.... acne.org will always have a place in my heart tongue.gif lol i'm getting emotions. hopefully I don't get breakouts anymore, so i'll still be careful and watch my eating.

ta ta for now biggrin.gif!

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:36 AM

Hi cheeseblu,

Congrats on finishing the couse!

You mentioned that your eyes were really red and dry in the first week of treatment, do you remember when did this side effect go away? I'm having the worst dry eyes at the moment and it's really worrying me.

Thank you.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:40 PM

@Jimmywooo

yeah i still have pretty dry eyes. i still have them now, but i;m still able to wear contacts... i wear them about every other day for about 6 hours each. and to be on the safe side, i bring some rewetting drops. it's not too bad (like i'm not in pain or anything) but it's definitely not as comfortable as i would like

i hope this will lessen later on however!!

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:37 AM

post some pictures!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:10 PM

wow wow almost 1 year later I am back.

I have to be honest, the past 9 months were the best skin years of my life. I never felt so carefree ... and i actually felt like a normal human being without makeup.

Unfortuenlty, all good things come to an end.... it's coming back.

I don't get much cystics. however mainly just pimples that have a head.. it started out with like 1 or 2 a week then now it's every freaking day again. not as bad as before but definitely a "dermatologist worthy" problem..

I tried going on a bcp 2 months ago, but I just ended up breaking out and spotting for a whole month.

Anyway, I just got prescribed notreal.

I'm on day two. and I'm completely stressing out over my face.

bascially I have over 10 actives on my face. and it's splattered with pigmentation.

I felt that the past 8 months of healing basically was thrown away.

I cannot possibly take accutane again because I'm afraid my joints will not be able to take it anymore. I felt the side effects of weak joints like until 5 months ago.

Here is what I am using right now to contain my face barely.

Day:
Notreal BCP
Clenia Sodium sulfacetaminde and sulfur


Night
Clindamycin Phosphate 1% (


I also slather on Saliyclic acid (3-1 Hydrating acne treatment neutrogena) whenever I am feeling cray cray.

and tea tree oil, and vitamin C serum

and on top of that I just layer on a lot of moisturizer..

I am a hot mess right now in terms of emotions.... all spanning from my skin. like. crying every week about it. Because it's just not fair that people can just do whatever never care about their skin and never break out. Even in my family, I'm the only one plagued with this. people who have not been through this battle will never understand. ever.

Therefore I decided to start this thread again. perhaps keeping a record like while i took accutane will help me see my progress.

Anyone breaking out a year later post accutane feel free to come join my journey towards a (hopefully successful battle)

it's gonna be long, but my goal is that hopefully my life will turn around (skinwise) in 3 months by being consistent with my bpcs topicals and moisturizing regimine.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:32 PM

is there a reason you were left with rolling and ice pick scars? did you pop pimples? i'm afraid of scarring and i haven't been the best about popping some of the pimples im getting during my initial breakout..