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#201 Quiescence

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:33 PM

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

Edited by Quiescence, 22 February 2012 - 03:49 PM.

My accutane diary: http://www.acne.org/...306982-my-face/

25 Year Old Female

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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!!!


#202 Quiescence

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:14 PM

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? Posted Image x x x

Edited by Quiescence, 27 February 2012 - 05:25 AM.

My accutane diary: http://www.acne.org/...306982-my-face/

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!!!


#203 esa

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:55 PM

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!

Edited by esa, 25 February 2012 - 09:56 PM.

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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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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:30 AM

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? Posted Image 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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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:56 PM

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

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:27 PM

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

#207 Quiescence

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:24 AM

DAY 104

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


Hi ftw! I'm actually at 60mg a day... I started the first month at 30mg but the rest of them have been at 60mg :)

Very nice progress! I am very happy for you. Posted Image


Thank youuuuuuuuuu so much!! Cant tell you how nice it feels to be able to stay over at a friends house (like last night where I relived my youth with some friends and had a girly sleepover!) and not to worry about them seeing me in the morning and freaking out! We even went in the hot tub and my make up pretty much came off and I DIDNT CARE!!!!! I didnt do facemasks with them however... think that may be pushing it a bit!!

x x x

My accutane diary: http://www.acne.org/...306982-my-face/

25 Year Old Female

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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!!!


#208 Quiescence

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:38 AM

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You know you love it...

Edited by Quiescence, 27 February 2012 - 06:40 AM.

My accutane diary: http://www.acne.org/...306982-my-face/

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!!!


#209 The Outfield

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:08 PM

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

#210 Quiescence

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:12 PM

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

My accutane diary: http://www.acne.org/...306982-my-face/

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!!!


#211 The Outfield

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:50 PM

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

#212 Quiescence

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:21 PM

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

My accutane diary: http://www.acne.org/...306982-my-face/

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!!!


#213 Quiescence

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:52 PM

DAY 106

Posted Image 81% through my minimum doseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee x x Posted Image

My accutane diary: http://www.acne.org/...306982-my-face/

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!!!


#214 Quiescence

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:59 AM

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

Edited by Quiescence, 05 March 2012 - 04:59 AM.

My accutane diary: http://www.acne.org/...306982-my-face/

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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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:42 PM

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!! Posted Imagehttp://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.


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#216 Quiescence

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:59 AM

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

Edited by Quiescence, 06 March 2012 - 03:01 AM.

My accutane diary: http://www.acne.org/...306982-my-face/

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!!!


#217 Quiescence

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

DAY 112

Posted Image FOUR MONTHS DOWN!!!!!!!!Posted Image

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

Edited by Quiescence, 06 March 2012 - 04:32 PM.

My accutane diary: http://www.acne.org/...306982-my-face/

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:27 PM

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

My accutane diary: http://www.acne.org/...306982-my-face/

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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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:42 AM

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