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#1 aghimes

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:52 AM

i accidentally started one under introduce yourself but I'm switching to here now.
I get my pills today, in like 5 hours & am nervous more than anything.
I'm taking accutane for pesky acne, not severe, I've taken all kinds of antibiotic for 5 years now, and nothing helped rid my face of acne so i stopped taking them, let my face get a bit worse and have convinced my doctor to give me accutane a month ago!
i have blackheads on my nose, one cystic pimple, and many very small bumps on my right cheeck, like miniature pimples, there's like 10! and then a few (5) regular white head type pimples. sounds like a ton when I write it but it's about medium, I'll post a pic in a few hours when I wash my makeup off.
anyways, has anyone with mild acne taken accutane and what happened? I do not want the initial breakout, I FLIP out about the neutral amount I have now... o:
well, I'll be writing (venting) here pretty regularly for the next 6 months because I'm sure I'll need it.... ahhh!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:59 PM

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Best of luck with your course, fingers crossed it gives you the clear skin you're hoping for.

I can't speak from experience as I've never taken Accutane myself, but by all accounts, any initial breakout you might experience should be taken as a good sign because it means the drug's working. Besides, you never know, it might not be anywhere near as bad as you may fear. Either way, the main thing is to focus on the fact that you're taking positive steps to clear your skin and it will be worth that patience and effort.

No doubt you'll soon get replies from people who have taken Accutane and they'll be happy to answer your questions and put you at ease. There's loads of great support and advice here and I'm sure it will make your journey a little easier if you need to vent to people who can relate.

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#3 esa

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:07 PM

Good to see another person starting around the same time as me! Good luck :)

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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 27 February 2012 - 04:39 PM

I said i would post before starting pictures, here we go.
Taking first pill this evening with dinner.
Be back in a week.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:57 PM

Pictures didn't work! And you might want to edit that because you can see your name!

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Month 2 - 20mg/day

Month 3 - 40mg/day

Month 4 - 40mg/day

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:59 PM

well crap. . lol..
& how do you do it? (upload a picture).

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:05 PM

I think you need to press "More Reply Options" on the bit where you type. Then there's a thing at the bottom which says Attach files :)

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Month 2 - 20mg/day

Month 3 - 40mg/day

Month 4 - 40mg/day

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:50 PM

Good luck Genny! Have you taken that first pill yet? Keep us informed. (:

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:19 PM

There we go.. before starting accutane pictures.
Problems with drug stores in my hometown not having a 30mg in store,
they're ordering it in so i OFFICIALLY start thursday!!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:16 AM

Good luck! I will have started just a week before you. Hope the acne goes away and does not bother you anymore!
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Month 4 - 60mg
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