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DAY 99

Today I am 75% through my minimum dose.... THREE QUARTERS OF THE WAY THERE!!!!

Three and a half months in ahhh yea!.... Been getting lots of amazing skin compliments recently (under make up still.... but hey!)

Soooooo pleased with how this is going.

Still no actives.... this is WEIRD....

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x x x


25 Year Old Female

125 pounds

Facewash - Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash

Moisturiser - Cetaphil

Lips - Lypsyl

Nose - Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment

Month 1 - 30mg/day

Month 2 - 60mg/day

Month 3 - 60mg/day

Month 4 - 60mg/day

Month 5 - 60mg/day

Done!!!


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DAY 102

Still no actives! So exciting!

What I am now really worried about is that I have loads of shallow scarring... Its only visible in certain lights but It's becoming more evident as my hyperpigmentation is fading a bit...

I'm so scared this is permanent has anyone had this post acne which has re plumped or have I definitely got this for ever? sad.png x x x


25 Year Old Female

125 pounds

Facewash - Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash

Moisturiser - Cetaphil

Lips - Lypsyl

Nose - Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment

Month 1 - 30mg/day

Month 2 - 60mg/day

Month 3 - 60mg/day

Month 4 - 60mg/day

Month 5 - 60mg/day

Done!!!


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By the way did y'all know that accutane is a chemotherapy drug too?... http://www.chemocare...IO/accutane.asp ...(hence the ol' hair loss etc...)

I decided to refrain from telling my parents that one...

God I really wish I hadn't seen that haha.

Your skin is looking great, I hope my course is as successful!


Month 1 - 20mg/day

Month 2 - 20mg/day

Month 3 - 40mg/day

Month 4 - 40mg/day

Month 5 - 40mg/day

Month 6 - 40mg/day

Month 7 - 40mg/day


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DAY 102

Still no actives! So exciting!

What I am now really worried about is that I have loads of shallow scarring... Its only visible in certain lights but It's becoming more evident as my hyperpigmentation is fading a bit...

I'm so scared this is permanent has anyone had this post acne which has re plumped or have I definitely got this for ever? sad.png x x x

Yay no break outs :D

About the shallow scarring, I have the same thing unfortunately and accutane makes a lot of people scar more easily :( I hope it will plump up a bit, but to be honest I think it's going to stay the same. I really want to try the apple cider vinegar thing, but probably not the best thing to do while on accutane.

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Hey, nice progress! You still at 40mg a day? Best wishes

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Very nice progress! I am very happy for you. :)


My Accutane Log

Started February 24, 2012

5 month course

Month 1 - 40mg

Month 2 - 60mg

Month 3 - 60mg

Month 4 - 60mg

Month 5 - 60mg


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DAY 104

Hey, nice progress! You still at 40mg a day? Best wishes


25 Year Old Female

125 pounds

Facewash - Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash

Moisturiser - Cetaphil

Lips - Lypsyl

Nose - Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment

Month 1 - 30mg/day

Month 2 - 60mg/day

Month 3 - 60mg/day

Month 4 - 60mg/day

Month 5 - 60mg/day

Done!!!


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You know you love it...

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25 Year Old Female

125 pounds

Facewash - Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash

Moisturiser - Cetaphil

Lips - Lypsyl

Nose - Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment

Month 1 - 30mg/day

Month 2 - 60mg/day

Month 3 - 60mg/day

Month 4 - 60mg/day

Month 5 - 60mg/day

Done!!!


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Wow did you collect all that data? If so, that's awesome


My Accutane Log

Started February 24, 2012

5 month course

Month 1 - 40mg

Month 2 - 60mg

Month 3 - 60mg

Month 4 - 60mg

Month 5 - 60mg


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Awesome? Or... Really really sad....!!

It happened one day after I realized that every now and again I'd documented how many actives I had in my log... Being a geeky scientist I realized I could make a graph as I also had the data of which day that was on...

Basically being on accutane you have so many ups and downs it's sometimes hard to see that you are making progress... Making a graph helped me see that I actaully was... I think it helped with my sanity! X x


25 Year Old Female

125 pounds

Facewash - Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash

Moisturiser - Cetaphil

Lips - Lypsyl

Nose - Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment

Month 1 - 30mg/day

Month 2 - 60mg/day

Month 3 - 60mg/day

Month 4 - 60mg/day

Month 5 - 60mg/day

Done!!!


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It's awesome. I'm not sure if I'd be able to keep track of it consistently. It is interesting to see the waves of breakouts but great to see an overall downward trend.


My Accutane Log

Started February 24, 2012

5 month course

Month 1 - 40mg

Month 2 - 60mg

Month 3 - 60mg

Month 4 - 60mg

Month 5 - 60mg


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I like to see you appreciate science my friend... Haha! x x


25 Year Old Female

125 pounds

Facewash - Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash

Moisturiser - Cetaphil

Lips - Lypsyl

Nose - Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment

Month 1 - 30mg/day

Month 2 - 60mg/day

Month 3 - 60mg/day

Month 4 - 60mg/day

Month 5 - 60mg/day

Done!!!


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DAY 106

hifive.gif 81% through my minimum doseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee x x hifive.gif

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25 Year Old Female

125 pounds

Facewash - Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash

Moisturiser - Cetaphil

Lips - Lypsyl

Nose - Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment

Month 1 - 30mg/day

Month 2 - 60mg/day

Month 3 - 60mg/day

Month 4 - 60mg/day

Month 5 - 60mg/day

Done!!!


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DAY 111

I had ONE SPOT YESTERDAY... what an indignation! Haha it was the teeeeeniest thing you ever saw, little whitehead and it was a pleasure to pop... id nearly forgotten how to pop spots (ok Im exaggeratingI'm just really happy!)

Pleople have kinda stopped giving me good skin compliments... Im oping its because they're all used to my new spot free complexion.... Still have the hyperpigmentation but its definitely fading... Hoping those shallow scars will too... but overall my face doesnt loo so bad considering how it looked like had been ravaged by the bubonic plague...

x x x


25 Year Old Female

125 pounds

Facewash - Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash

Moisturiser - Cetaphil

Lips - Lypsyl

Nose - Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment

Month 1 - 30mg/day

Month 2 - 60mg/day

Month 3 - 60mg/day

Month 4 - 60mg/day

Month 5 - 60mg/day

Done!!!


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hey there!!!

Your log is amazing, so much helpful information, and your graphics are awesome, its an inspiration for many :D

happy to see you're clear, may i ask how your diet and lifestyle in general is?


My log might be helpful for you,check it out!! tongue.pnghttp://www.acne.org/...stic-pics-incl/

-I controlled my acne after cutting off whey protein, after 4 months it came back.

-Then i tried an strict paleo diet, it worked. But the ocassional few pimples didnt let my PIH fade

-I wasnt happy with my routine, coudnt drink with my friends, eat different food and the worst: i was loosing confidence

-When my PIH was fading, i broke out, because i tried vitamin C to end with the ocassional pimples, which might cause stomach irritation=break out

- I wasnt happy because of my diet, just broke out, and i started accutane asap.

- Currently, im taking accutane even thought my acne is mild, but with persistant PIH, just few weeks left, no more pimples anymore.

"If i had a wish, i woudnt ask for flawless skin, I'd ask for the maxium of confidence"

Poeple think they are going to be happy and confident if they get rid of their acne...well..they are totally wrong


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hey there!!!

Your log is amazing, so much helpful information, and your graphics are awesome, its an inspiration for many :D

happy to see you're clear, may i ask how your diet and lifestyle in general is?

Hi thanks so much what a nice thing to say :)

I eat a varied and balanced diet but have not avoided any particular foods or anything...

Alcohol wise I'm ashamed to say I have carried on drinking throughout... My liver results have always been fine and I have no side effects... However I feel pretty guilty and if anyone deserves the weird long term side effects coming to bite me in the ass it's me!

Oh and I don't do much exercise either... What a terrible person huh? :/ x x


25 Year Old Female

125 pounds

Facewash - Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash

Moisturiser - Cetaphil

Lips - Lypsyl

Nose - Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment

Month 1 - 30mg/day

Month 2 - 60mg/day

Month 3 - 60mg/day

Month 4 - 60mg/day

Month 5 - 60mg/day

Done!!!


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DAY 112

eusa_dance.gif FOUR MONTHS DOWN!!!!!!!!eusa_dance.gif

Had my 4 weekly appointment today and, as I suspected, the derm wanted to stop me now... I told her about the research showing 120 mg/kg at least would be preferable to decrease risk of relapse... she went into a room looked some stuff up and got her calculator out and then came back with a prescription for another months supply.

I think once I get to 120mg/kg I'll see how its going and make a decision when to stop... as I still have some leftover pills too plus the month supply...

I'm feeling a bit flushed today and face feels hot... I reckon its the 'tane burn as its started getting sunny here in frosty England... I was only on my bike for about 20 mins but I reckon thats whats done it... now panicking a bit as I'm going to Vietnam in 3 weeks :/ I'm gonna permanetly wear a massive hat but need some ultra high sunscreen.

I need some reccomendations please?! I was thinking of going for the cetaphil SPF 50 one... I need to import it it seems... but if cetaphil moisturiser works for me it might be wise.. HELP!!

PS - 86% through!!!!!!!

x x x


25 Year Old Female

125 pounds

Facewash - Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash

Moisturiser - Cetaphil

Lips - Lypsyl

Nose - Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment

Month 1 - 30mg/day

Month 2 - 60mg/day

Month 3 - 60mg/day

Month 4 - 60mg/day

Month 5 - 60mg/day

Done!!!


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I have been really happy with Clinique's City Block Sheer SPF25 (the SPF 40 one has some chemical sunscreens and is not as good for the skin). It's really good for sensitive skin and it's moisturizing too, but oil free. I found that I couldn't use any chemical sunscreens while on 'tane because my skin became really sensitive, so I tried that one and still use it now (my skin is still the same as on 'tane because I've only been off since last Thurs.). I'm really fair and live in the US South, so I have to wear sunscreen every day. Try it out; I think you'll like it!


Current Regimen: Solodyn, BeYaz, Atralin, Aczone

1 course of Accutane completed March 2012


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I have been really happy with Clinique's City Block Sheer SPF25 (the SPF 40 one has some chemical sunscreens and is not as good for the skin). It's really good for sensitive skin and it's moisturizing too, but oil free. I found that I couldn't use any chemical sunscreens while on 'tane because my skin became really sensitive, so I tried that one and still use it now (my skin is still the same as on 'tane because I've only been off since last Thurs.). I'm really fair and live in the US South, so I have to wear sunscreen every day. Try it out; I think you'll like it!

Ooohh thanks for the advice... I can imagine the chemicals would burn me too!

I'm not sure SPF 25 will be enough for my ridiculously fair skin in 35 degree heat though?.. although I guess it probably gets that hot where you are right? x x


25 Year Old Female

125 pounds

Facewash - Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash

Moisturiser - Cetaphil

Lips - Lypsyl

Nose - Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment

Month 1 - 30mg/day

Month 2 - 60mg/day

Month 3 - 60mg/day

Month 4 - 60mg/day

Month 5 - 60mg/day

Done!!!


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Oh yes, it gets hotter than that. In the summer is gets over 100 degrees Farenheit (your 35 degrees is Celcius, I assume, so 95 degrees F). The SPF 25 will be fine, but you'll need to reapply every few hours. You would with any sunscreen anyway because you will sweat most of it off in that kind of heat. You could certainly try a higher SPF, but they usually have the chemical sunscreens to get that high and will most likely burn. If you can find one that's part chemical, part mineral, it may be alright. Laura Mercier makes one like that in her Flawless face line that's SPF40. I think MAC has a few primers that are part mineral, part chemical with a high SPF that you could look at as well. I almost completely forgot about Neutrogena! They make several high SPF sunscreens and should have something for sensitive skin. Try that first because it will be the cheapest.


Current Regimen: Solodyn, BeYaz, Atralin, Aczone

1 course of Accutane completed March 2012


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I have been really happy with Clinique's City Block Sheer SPF25 (the SPF 40 one has some chemical sunscreens and is not as good for the skin). It's really good for sensitive skin and it's moisturizing too, but oil free. I found that I couldn't use any chemical sunscreens while on 'tane because my skin became really sensitive, so I tried that one and still use it now (my skin is still the same as on 'tane because I've only been off since last Thurs.). I'm really fair and live in the US South, so I have to wear sunscreen every day. Try it out; I think you'll like it!

Hey, sorry to jump in on this thread but what constitutes a chemical sunscreen? The reason I ask is because the moisturiser I'm using has SPF 15 in it so I'm wondering now if it's a chemical one?


Month 1 - 20mg/day

Month 2 - 20mg/day

Month 3 - 40mg/day

Month 4 - 40mg/day

Month 5 - 40mg/day

Month 6 - 40mg/day

Month 7 - 40mg/day


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Physical/mineral sunscreens are Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. These ones form a barrier over the skin to protect it from the sun and are recommended for sensitive skin because they just sit on top and don't chemically react with it. The chemical sunscreens (every other sunscreen active ingredient) causes a chemical reaction with the skin to keep it from absorbing UV rays. These sunscreens are fine for people who don't have sensitive skin, but will burn and cause issues if you are sensitive. I cannot tolerate chemical sunscreens at all, ever since about month 3 of accutane. I could never tolerate much, only 1 chemical active combined with mineral ones was usually fine, but now any chemical suncreen actives burn my face. If the one you are using doesn't bother you, just stick with it. Chemical sunscreens are not bad for you, they are great if you are not sensitive to them. Just make sure at least one ingredient blocks UVA rays (both mineral sunscreens block UVA and UVB, but Zinc Oxide blocks both kinds of UVA rays while Titanium Dioxide only blocks one of them). The Skin Cancer Foundation's website is a great place to search for suitable sunscreens: http://www.skincancer.org/products/categories. There are tons of great ones out there that do not have the seal, so you just need to ensure the one you use has the right actives in it for the best protection.


Current Regimen: Solodyn, BeYaz, Atralin, Aczone

1 course of Accutane completed March 2012


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Oh yes, it gets hotter than that. In the summer is gets over 100 degrees Farenheit (your 35 degrees is Celcius, I assume, so 95 degrees F). The SPF 25 will be fine, but you'll need to reapply every few hours. You would with any sunscreen anyway because you will sweat most of it off in that kind of heat. You could certainly try a higher SPF, but they usually have the chemical sunscreens to get that high and will most likely burn. If you can find one that's part chemical, part mineral, it may be alright. Laura Mercier makes one like that in her Flawless face line that's SPF40. I think MAC has a few primers that are part mineral, part chemical with a high SPF that you could look at as well. I almost completely forgot about Neutrogena! They make several high SPF sunscreens and should have something for sensitive skin. Try that first because it will be the cheapest.

Thank you so much for your help on this... There's so much out there it's a bit overwhelming and I'm terrified iof breaking put/burning my face to a crisp... Neutrogena sounds good... Do you think something like this

http://www.neutrogena.com/product/mobile/product+lines/clear+face/clear+face+liquid+lotion+sunblock+spf+55.do

Would be chemical as opposed to mineral? Is the only way to tell by looking at the ingredients list? Sorry if I sound dumb it's just that the way winter is in England has meant I've not had to think about this yet!! x x


25 Year Old Female

125 pounds

Facewash - Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash

Moisturiser - Cetaphil

Lips - Lypsyl

Nose - Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment

Month 1 - 30mg/day

Month 2 - 60mg/day

Month 3 - 60mg/day

Month 4 - 60mg/day

Month 5 - 60mg/day

Done!!!


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Physical/mineral sunscreens are Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. These ones form a barrier over the skin to protect it from the sun and are recommended for sensitive skin because they just sit on top and don't chemically react with it. The chemical sunscreens (every other sunscreen active ingredient) causes a chemical reaction with the skin to keep it from absorbing UV rays. These sunscreens are fine for people who don't have sensitive skin, but will burn and cause issues if you are sensitive. I cannot tolerate chemical sunscreens at all, ever since about month 3 of accutane. I could never tolerate much, only 1 chemical active combined with mineral ones was usually fine, but now any chemical suncreen actives burn my face. If the one you are using doesn't bother you, just stick with it. Chemical sunscreens are not bad for you, they are great if you are not sensitive to them. Just make sure at least one ingredient blocks UVA rays (both mineral sunscreens block UVA and UVB, but Zinc Oxide blocks both kinds of UVA rays while Titanium Dioxide only blocks one of them). The Skin Cancer Foundation's website is a great place to search for suitable sunscreens: http://www.skincance...cts/categories. There are tons of great ones out there that do not have the seal, so you just need to ensure the one you use has the right actives in it for the best protection.

Thanks for the info! Mine doesn't have those so I guess it's chemical. I'll see how it goes I suppose! Sorry for spamming your log Quiescence!


Month 1 - 20mg/day

Month 2 - 20mg/day

Month 3 - 40mg/day

Month 4 - 40mg/day

Month 5 - 40mg/day

Month 6 - 40mg/day

Month 7 - 40mg/day


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Hey there 'Quiescence' Hah i have no clue what that means. Any way i want you to take a good long look at your DAY 1 acne and remember how it made you feel. Now look at your progress! Your skin looks great and your confidence should be through the roof! I am really happy for you, hope mine works out just as well!

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My Accutane Experience...

Month 1 40MG/DAY (started out light)


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