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My face is in the same condition with you, right now i'm on my second week of dan's regimen and i can see some difference, but i'm still breeaking out in my mouth area. Good luck!!!

my face is also very very dry and flaky.


~my regimen~

morning

-Brush Teeth

-Body Shop Tea Tree OIL cleanser

-pad dry face

-put on Dan's treatment

-wait til dry

-put on cetaphil for dry and sensitive skin lotion

night

-Shower

-Same with morning.

check out my Regimen Log HERE


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DAY 3

Hey guys! Gonna try and keep this short.

I tried accutane in december for 5 days and stopped because I thought it was causing hair loss. The hair loss went on for 4 months and then stopped, and started again 2 months ago when I started birth control. I realize now that the hair loss must have been caused by stopping Diane 35 (birth control) and Effexor (anti depressant) after 4 years of taking them (it's a side effect) and not the 5 days of Accutane.

So here I am, day 3 of 20mg/day and my attitude towards tane has changed completely since my last course (if you can even call it that lol) I'm staying positive and am weirdly excited everytime I notice a little side effect or change in my skin even though so far it's been bad change lol.

What I'm experiencing so far:

-Mild dry eyes

-Breakout (might be caused by stopping Dan's regimen cold turkey). Woke up this morning with around 5 actives on my face and right now (7pm) I have around 15, no joke lol.

-Super oily face

-Constant headache

It's hard to picture a day where I'll be clear and be rid of my red marks! I do have indented scars but I'm trying not to focus on that =)

Products i'm using:

Carmex for lips

Eye drops

Nasal lubrificating mist

Olay complete spf15(30 when I go outside) moisturizer

Aveeno Ultra Calming moisturizing cleanser

I'll post pictures at the end of the week!

**Forgot to mention, my acne is mostly cystic, nodular, and blackheads.


Destroy what destroys you.

ACCUTANE

Month 1: 2 days @ 10mg, 8 days @ 20mg, rest of the month @ 40mg


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Hey girl nice to see you again on here, glad the hair loss wasn't accutane caused! Good luck this time around, it worked wonders for me!


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Hey girl nice to see you again on here, glad the hair loss wasn't accutane caused! Good luck this time around, it worked wonders for me!

Thanks! I'm hoping it wasn't. Trying not to think about any of that stuff while I'm on accutane, don't want to stress myself out too much. Glad it worked for you, fingers crossed it works for me too!


Destroy what destroys you.

ACCUTANE

Month 1: 2 days @ 10mg, 8 days @ 20mg, rest of the month @ 40mg


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Awesome! Excited to hear that it likely wasn't the accutane causing your hair loss (your log actually scared me quite a bit before I started). I'm looking forward to tracking along with your progress.

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Awesome! Excited to hear that it likely wasn't the accutane causing your hair loss (your log actually scared me quite a bit before I started). I'm looking forward to tracking along with your progress.

Thanks Joe :) Sorry I scared ya lol I scared myself.. The hair loss is still hapenning but I have no idea why.. It's super disheartening. I'll be following your log as well!

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DAY 4 @ 20MG

Had to come back and update my side effects..

-Lower back pain is kickin in today, it's not too bad but def noticeable.

-Eyes are getting very dry, had to go out and buy "tear gel" since the drops weren't enough.

-Headaches are constant (literally 24/7) and getting worse.

-Increased oilyness

overall all its been a pretty shittastic day besides the fact that i got to eat all-you-can-eat caesar salad and bread at east sides for dindin! mmmmmm calories :drool:


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ACCUTANE

Month 1: 2 days @ 10mg, 8 days @ 20mg, rest of the month @ 40mg


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Destroy what destroys you.

ACCUTANE

Month 1: 2 days @ 10mg, 8 days @ 20mg, rest of the month @ 40mg


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Ur skin is looking great in your video! I'm thinking your skin will be nearly (if not) perfect after this second course. ;)

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29 Year Old Female

Started Claravis 7/14/11

6 Months @ 80mg a Day

Ended 1/13/12

A grand total of 14,400mg!

If I'm correct, at 60kg that comes to 240mg per kg.

I believe that 200mg per kg is the most you should have, but they say more depending on how severe your acne is. And considering this is my 3rd course, I'm okay with this very high dosage.

After much research in talking with my dermatologist, Beautypedia.com, makeupalley.com and non-comedogenic charts found @http://www.zerozits..../acnedetect.htm I have decided to use the following toiletries. There is many other brands I could have chosen, but I decided to stick with all natural ingredients. Make-up was a little trickier to find with all natural ingredients for what I wanted. Maybe after my marks diminish, I will be able to switch to a more natural one.

SKINCARE:

Cleanser-"Alba Botanica Rainforest" Foaming Cream Cleanser-This removes make-up well

Toner-"Alba Botanica Rainforest" Refreshing Mist Toner-This helps to make sure there's no residual make-up

Moisturizer-"Alba Botanica Rainforest" Lush Facial Cream-Use at night

Retinol A-"Tretinoin" 0.05% Perscription-I will use this 1 month post accutane, mixed in my moisturizer

Eye Moisturizer-"Alba Botanica" Green Tea Eye Gel-You don't need this, but I like it

Sunblock For Face-"MyChelle" Replenishing Solar Defense-Use in Morning

Make-up:

Primer-"Giorgio Armani" Fluid Master Primer-Before Foundation

Foundation-"Giorgio Armani" Lasting Silk UV Foundation-I use with a foundation brush

Concealer-"YSL" Anti-Cernes

Loose Setting Powder-"Giorgio Armani" Micro-Fil Loose Powder

Bronzer Powder-"Smashbox" Bronze Lights

Blush-"Dior" Glowing Powder Blush

***I obviously use other make-up also, but I tried to only concentrate on what I use on my skin.


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Ur skin is looking great in your video! I'm thinking your skin will be nearly (if not) perfect after this second course. wink.gif

Hi Again! It's technically my first course since I was only on it for 5 days last year :) But thank you for the compliment, in my eyes it's far from looking good but I am seeing a teeny tiny bit of improvement so I'm trying to stay positive! Fearing the IB though :( Especially when my dose gets increased in the next couple weeks. Did you have an IB your first/second/third course? (Yeah I've been stalking your log haha)


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ACCUTANE

Month 1: 2 days @ 10mg, 8 days @ 20mg, rest of the month @ 40mg


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Just got back from my derm, I'm now on 40mg/day and will most likely be staying at that dose for the rest of my course :)


Destroy what destroys you.

ACCUTANE

Month 1: 2 days @ 10mg, 8 days @ 20mg, rest of the month @ 40mg


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Hey Accushame!!! Good luck on your course, I am debating another go-round of Accutane. I am currently looking into changing Derms though. I feel like mine just pushes whatever product that is new in his office.

He was great the first time I went to him, he automatically suggested Accutane, and when the results didn't last after my first course he began to try other things....the last time I went in after summer ended (typically my face gets slightly better in the summer, perhaps due to sun), he recommended I begin using a Clairsonic....I didn't buy one from him, I just borrowed and used it for two days, and I have never had more bumps on my face. I just don't think extreme exfoliation is what I needed. Therefore I am beginning to doubt his judgment.


AM: Wash with CeraVe Claenser

Apply CeraVe Moisturizer

Take Hair, Skin and Nail Vitamins

Use: Klaron Lotion

PM: Wash with CeraVe Cleanser

Apply CeraVe Moisturizer

Take BCP

Use: Tazorac Cream

January-- 80mg Accutane

February- 80mg Accutane

March 80mg Accutane

April 80mg Accutane

May 60mg Accutane

Maintaining


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Things are alright, since stopping the acne.org regimen my complexion is a lot calmer and smoother thats for sure! Not so red and irritated anymore which is nice.

Whats happening:

Blackheads/sebaceous filaments are starting to get pushed out, nose and inner cheeks are covered in them.

Lots of "raised" clogged pores

Almost no oil on my face when I wake up in the morning :)

Side effects:

Increased back pain (since starting 40mg/day)

Lips are super dry now, cracked in the middle for the first time this morning!

Face is a bit dry, nothing bad

Eyes are slightly dry

Mood swings and anger, crying spells (might not be from tane)

Things that have gotten better:

My headaches aren't as bad anymore!

Hair loss is stabilizing, not shedding like a dog anymore (knock on wood!!!!!!!)

Breakouts aren't too bad, they heal fast, went from 6+ cysts a week to 1-2 :)

Overall I'm feeling pretty decent about all of this and hope things keep getting better.

PS: acne.org has been facebooked! what the hellll lol, you can "like" things now and post statuses? haha oooh jeeze.


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ACCUTANE

Month 1: 2 days @ 10mg, 8 days @ 20mg, rest of the month @ 40mg


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Hey girl, I figured I'd stop by and let you know we could be twinsies as far as acne goes. You're not alone in the world after all!... Anyways, I just wanted to tell you I'll be following your course, I started around the same time as you (the 7th) so we're fairly close, we can compare and contrast hehe... So far I have not had an IB, i've just been breaking out like I normally would..Although my skin is healing. I've noticed a lot of people say they're face becomes very red throughout their course, and mine seems to be getting lighter, which is making my marks more apparent...Boo.. how bout you? Keep your head up, and try not to cry sad.png

Xo

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WOULD BE NONSENSE.

NOTHING WOULD BE

WHAT IT IS, BECAUSE

EVERYTHING WOULD BE

WHAT IT ISN'T. AND

CONTRARY WISE, WHAT IS, IT WOULDN'T BE.

AND WHAT IT WOULDN'T BE,

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Hey girl, I figured I'd stop by and let you know we could be twinsies as far as acne goes. You're not alone in the world after all!... Anyways, I just wanted to tell you I'll be following your course, I started around the same time as you (the 7th) so we're fairly close, we can compare and contrast hehe... So far I have not had an IB, i've just been breaking out like I normally would..Although my skin is healing. I've noticed a lot of people say they're face becomes very red throughout their course, and mine seems to be getting lighter, which is making my marks more apparent...Boo.. how bout you? Keep your head up, and try not to cry sad.png

Xo

Hey Shannon :) that's sweet we can be accutane partners! aha hell yaaa. I'm gonna check out your log for sure :) I don't think I've had an IB either, it's hard to tell. I definitely had a lottt of whiteheads the first 2-4 days and i NEVER ever ever get them so maybe that was my big bad IB? if so that's quite alright with me lmao. I'm still breaking out in cysts but not nearly as much as before. I'm with ya on the red-face thing, I feel like my complexion is lookin pretty snazzy right now! I was on the acne.org regimen for like 8 months and had lobster-face-syndrome the whole time so when I stopped that to go on tane my face looked soo much better and it stayed that way! Anyways I won't mind it that much if it starts getting red cause i'm more then used to it! aha and the crying is so random! it's annoying haha but I can't help it, I was sitting on my couch watching ACCESS HOLLYWOOD and I forget what they were talking about but I just started balling lmao my mom thinks I'm losing it hahah. I also cried my eyes out watching the season premiere of Biggest Loser haha, its nuts!

Anyways that's a long enough reply lol I'll check out your log now! Have a good weekend!


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ACCUTANE

Month 1: 2 days @ 10mg, 8 days @ 20mg, rest of the month @ 40mg


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Wishin you the best!

I have a sister and a niece who use Dan's regimen and let's just say that I think you are making the best decision in going on accutane. Their skin looks very rough and almost like something isn't right. I really don't believe we are meant to be putting harsh chemicals on our face on a daily basis. Lol, I know. Yes, we are putting poson in our bodies at the moment, but it's temporary. =)

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29 Year Old Female

Started Claravis 7/14/11

6 Months @ 80mg a Day

Ended 1/13/12

A grand total of 14,400mg!

If I'm correct, at 60kg that comes to 240mg per kg.

I believe that 200mg per kg is the most you should have, but they say more depending on how severe your acne is. And considering this is my 3rd course, I'm okay with this very high dosage.

After much research in talking with my dermatologist, Beautypedia.com, makeupalley.com and non-comedogenic charts found @http://www.zerozits..../acnedetect.htm I have decided to use the following toiletries. There is many other brands I could have chosen, but I decided to stick with all natural ingredients. Make-up was a little trickier to find with all natural ingredients for what I wanted. Maybe after my marks diminish, I will be able to switch to a more natural one.

SKINCARE:

Cleanser-"Alba Botanica Rainforest" Foaming Cream Cleanser-This removes make-up well

Toner-"Alba Botanica Rainforest" Refreshing Mist Toner-This helps to make sure there's no residual make-up

Moisturizer-"Alba Botanica Rainforest" Lush Facial Cream-Use at night

Retinol A-"Tretinoin" 0.05% Perscription-I will use this 1 month post accutane, mixed in my moisturizer

Eye Moisturizer-"Alba Botanica" Green Tea Eye Gel-You don't need this, but I like it

Sunblock For Face-"MyChelle" Replenishing Solar Defense-Use in Morning

Make-up:

Primer-"Giorgio Armani" Fluid Master Primer-Before Foundation

Foundation-"Giorgio Armani" Lasting Silk UV Foundation-I use with a foundation brush

Concealer-"YSL" Anti-Cernes

Loose Setting Powder-"Giorgio Armani" Micro-Fil Loose Powder

Bronzer Powder-"Smashbox" Bronze Lights

Blush-"Dior" Glowing Powder Blush

***I obviously use other make-up also, but I tried to only concentrate on what I use on my skin.


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*UPDATE!*

New side effect: little pieces of skin peeling off my palms and fingers


Destroy what destroys you.

ACCUTANE

Month 1: 2 days @ 10mg, 8 days @ 20mg, rest of the month @ 40mg


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Still breaking out daily... cysts last a long time... indents in skin way more noticeable... back/knee/hip pain increasing majorly...

bloodwork results come in this week. hopefully my cholesterol levels are okay.

overall been feeling like shit for 2 weeks.


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ACCUTANE

Month 1: 2 days @ 10mg, 8 days @ 20mg, rest of the month @ 40mg


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The side effects are normal, don't let them stress you. Just stay on medication, it will take time but it will work. eusa_dance.gif

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The side effects are normal, don't let them stress you. Just stay on medication, it will take time but it will work. eusa_dance.gif

thats the plan! =)

today is month 1, week 1.


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Month 1: 2 days @ 10mg, 8 days @ 20mg, rest of the month @ 40mg


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Accushame, good luck with everything and try not to get discouraged. I am on day # 2 @ 40mg and i try to take it day by day. Not checking my mirror constantly and telling myself that its a process. You seem to have a good attitude regarding the whole situation so keep it up! I'm also doing a log so feel free to check it out.


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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Accushame, good luck with everything and try not to get discouraged. I am on day # 2 @ 40mg and i try to take it day by day. Not checking my mirror constantly and telling myself that its a process. You seem to have a good attitude regarding the whole situation so keep it up! I'm also doing a log so feel free to check it out.

Thanks a lot for the encouragement! the mirror isn't a big issue for me anymore, I actually like sitting there and analyzing my skin now because i KNOW it's going to be improving soon =) yeah I read your log, you're a champ for doing this for the 3rd time, i can't imagine having to do it again... you're lucky to not have had any lasting side effects. i'm trying to keep my attitude positive but somedays it can be really hard, as i'm sure you know =(.

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1 month + 8 days

Hey guys! I haven't been posting at all because honestly I'm just trying not to think about any of this. I'm in a pretty decent mood right now so I thought I'd update.

Bothersome side effects:

The only side effects that are actually bothering me are NECK/BACK/SHOULDER PAIN when I'm in bed and back and knee pain during the day. I'm litterally sitting here trying to think of other side effects.. and if I have to think this hard they must not be bad at all.

Side effects that I notice but don't really bother me:

-Dry lips (carmex is da bomb! only lip treatment that works for me, and it works amaaazingly)

-Dry eyes sometimes, usually at night/when I wake up

-Slight fatigue, but I think thats from being lazy and not exercising because my joints hurt so much

-Dry hands (not dry enough to even have to moisturize though)

-Hair loss, don't know if it's getting worse, try not to think about it.

Side effects that are no longer:

Headaches are gone

I'm still breaking out daily, I have an insane amount of raised clogged pores, I can't wash my face with a washcloth because it hurts too much, skin feels rough because of all the clogs. Pimples take forever to heal, leave a big dark red mark when they do. Face isn't too dry, I only moisturize it once in a while because I've come to absolutely hate my Olay moisturizer - weird. Thinking of trying aveeno ultra calming spf15 moisturizer - thoughts? I want to find a non-comedogenic gel moisturizer with spf!

Special products/masks/things I've been using

-Manuka Honey 16+UMF masks a couple of times a week, absolutely love them!

-Today I tried a tumeric/lemon juice/apple cider vinegar/cinnamon/manuka honey/green tea leaves mask. It was fun, don't think it did much lol.

-Green clay mask (since my skin isnt too dry) again.. don't know if it did much, I just love masks lol.

-Used one of those "facial brushes" from the spa to cleanse my face... bad idea (obviously.. don't know why i even did that). Skin was super irritated. Wondering how the hell people use clarisonics on accutane! waah.

-Garden of Wisdom Lite n' Brite serum on scars and red marks (pretty much entire face).. only started using it today so don't know if its doing anything. Probably wont but i LOVE garden of wisdom! anyone have product recommendations from them??

I want to start doing more DIY masks.. again, if anyone has suggestions I'd love to hear them :)

This weekend I'm off to visit my best friend and her daughter and things might get a little crazy ahha hopefully accutane can handle it.. i'll try and be good ;) Hope everyone has a good weekend! PS i'm still on 40mg.

Pictures soon.. even though nothing has changed!


Destroy what destroys you.

ACCUTANE

Month 1: 2 days @ 10mg, 8 days @ 20mg, rest of the month @ 40mg


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Hi everyone! Just wanted to say I LOVE ACCUTANE, haven't been on here in years because accutane worked WONDERS for me, it really is a miracle drug. DONT WAIT ANY LONGER, just try it! and stick with it! my only regret is waiting so long and putting my skin through hell with dan's regimen (even though it half worked for a while, but my skin always looked so dry and angry!), i have scars, scarred pores and some pitted skin because I waited so long, so DONT WAIT! it is amazing, I barely do anything to my skin except wash it once a day (if i remember!) and moisturize. It's so liberating smile.png don't listen or get scared off by all of the horror stories. There are more horror stories than good stories but thats only because accutane WORKS and the people who use it dont even THINK about getting on forums and writing about their great experience because acne is no longer a worry for them! its like if you go to a bad restaurant, you are more likely to post a bad review about it to warn others, but the 100 people who went to a great restaurant are satisfied and the though of bothering to go online and write about it doesn't even cross their mind smile.png

ACNE IS TEMPORARY AND ACCUTANE IS A PERMANENT SOLUTION! JUST TRY IT! smile.png

http://tinypic.com/r/35btpjt/6

my skin now, absolutely 0 makeup smile.png check page one for my skin pre-accutane! its really a miracle drug smile.png dont hesitate!


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Month 1: 2 days @ 10mg, 8 days @ 20mg, rest of the month @ 40mg


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Thanks for updating! I'm on my third day and wondering if this will all be worth it:/ I'm glad to see it worked for you:)


Morning:Cerave foaming face wash in shower. Moisturize with Cerave/ derm cream samples. Pur Minerals foundation, original formula.

Night: Cerave face wash and Clarisonic every 3 days or so for exfoliation.

Internally: 40mg of Accutane started 3/16/13! 80mg started 4/15...DONE 8/19/13! OTC bcp blaahhh:/ Try to eat as healthy as I can and balance stress levels.

Please let it stay!


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Cool, what was your dosage out of interest? and how long were you on it for? From you signiture it looks like you were only on it 2 months?!


Finished Roaccutane!


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