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#1 MgX

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:24 AM

...so after 6months of trying procedures (which hurts), topicals, and antibiotics i am now going to take oral Isotretinoin_ Acnetrex

my dermatologist put me on a 6months modified course
40mg. once a day after dinner
for seven days
one week, every month!
+ topicals of course <which i also modified...wayyy milder> cetaphil cleanser, clindamycin toner, cetaphil moisturizer (anticipating the dryness)

still scared as heck.... hoping and praying to God that this will be It!!! and please noooo adverse/side effects......
keeping positive thoughts too....

no turning back now......aaaaccckkkk here i go!!!!

here are also my pictures for documenting...... taken yesterday, in natural light...no flash..... (i think it looks better in pics than in real life...weird huh???..... can't stop listening to Sleep Walk by Santo and Johnny Farina)
right.JPG left.JPG f.JPG

Edited by margox, 16 March 2012 - 06:26 AM.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:55 AM

Good Luck! your going to be clear in no time, all the best with your course.

JB
AHOY me log

first course 2010
week 1/2- 20mg
week 3/4 -30mg
month 2 - 30mg
month 3 - 30mg
month 4 - 40mg
month 5 - 40mg
month 6 - 40mg


second course 2012
month 1 20mg
month 2 40mg
month 3 30mg with prednisone
month 4 30mg with prednisone
month 5 40mg with prednisone


Yaz - birth control tablet
Zinc - liquid supplement
Vitex agnus castus - tablet form
Chinese Blood Tonic - twice daily

We're not out of the woods yet little bear...

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:26 AM

I wouldn't, my mom took it and had health problems and my brother was born with a birth defect because of it.
Definitely a dangerous treatment.
Diet & natural alternatives are much safer! go with that!

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:02 AM

Good Luck! your going to be clear in no time, all the best with your course.

JB

Good Luck! your going to be clear in no time, all the best with your course.

JB


thanks....... i really hope i would be clear too..... taking Isotretinoin for almost a week now....still breaking out, which is nothing new to me.......
God help us all!!!!!!

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:24 AM

you will break out for a little while yet, then it will clear right up! have faith :)

JB

Edited by jennyband, 22 March 2012 - 03:56 AM.

AHOY me log

first course 2010
week 1/2- 20mg
week 3/4 -30mg
month 2 - 30mg
month 3 - 30mg
month 4 - 40mg
month 5 - 40mg
month 6 - 40mg


second course 2012
month 1 20mg
month 2 40mg
month 3 30mg with prednisone
month 4 30mg with prednisone
month 5 40mg with prednisone


Yaz - birth control tablet
Zinc - liquid supplement
Vitex agnus castus - tablet form
Chinese Blood Tonic - twice daily

We're not out of the woods yet little bear...

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:02 AM

....so one month in, and i started my 2nd dose last Friday, April 13th 2012..... my derm told me my acne looked better although i can't tell coz i think it still looks pretty much the same to me. So far my only side effect is dry lips (thank God for that)....my derm still told me that i might still break out (which of course is nothing new to me)...
.... hoping and praying that Isotretinoin will work for me.... it has to!!!!!

(been talking to my family lately, and we're opting to consult a Psychologist coz' of my depression.... and i also want to know if its already clinical depression... sigh... although i've been feeling better these few days but there are still times when i cry uncontrollably...until i fall asleep.. sometimes i ask myself am i going crazy????? aaarrrggghhh ...this is what ACNE has done to my life..... it really Hurts... physically and emotionally!!!)

>i'll try and post pictures next time since my internet is being weird (though i stand by what i said previously, it still looks better in pictures than in real life!!!!)

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:00 AM

.....sooooo here's something new..... consulted a psychiatrist today...... i'm diagnosed to have clinical depression; bipolar disorder and gonna start taking meds for it.........
.....i asked if it's going to react to my taking Accutane but my doctor said it's relatively safe to take antidepressants.....

soo far that's what ACNE has done to my life..... Posted Image

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:32 AM

.....latest picture (April 19,2012
forehead as of April 19, 2012

left as of April 19, 2012

right as of April 19, 2012


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Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:13 AM

.....still feel like crap..... started my 3rd dose last night........ pretty much still look the same as the recent pictures i've posted soooo........

oh yeah.... gonna continue meds for depression....aaarrgghhhhh i'm already exhausted!!!!!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:55 AM

.......just had my medication refilled today...haven't started taking them and i'm already feeling tired........

living with ACNE+ Bipolar sucks........... bouts of unstoppable crying session again last night.... ../../..//public/style_emoticons/default/sad.png....... i have got to STOP watching UP!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:24 AM

Goodluck and have a little faith I'm sure you'll be clear in no time ..accutane makes miracles:)

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:27 PM

Goodluck and have a little faith I'm sure you'll be clear in no time ..accutane makes miracles:)

. I hope I will.... Still breaking out at this point.... Sigh..... I think my MDD is kicking in again and so paranoid that people would see me popping meds and they'll ask me about it..... Aaaaahhhhhh sometimes I feel like I want to be stranded in an island by myself.... I don't mind living alone as long as people don't bug me..... It sucks to be me right now..... :(

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 12:59 AM


Goodluck and have a little faith I'm sure you'll be clear in no time ..accutane makes miracles:)

. I hope I will.... Still breaking out at this point.... Sigh..... I think my MDD is kicking in again and so paranoid that people would see me popping meds and they'll ask me about it..... Aaaaahhhhhh sometimes I feel like I want to be stranded in an island by myself.... I don't mind living alone as long as people don't bug me..... It sucks to be me right now..... Posted Image


Goodluck and have a little faith I'm sure you'll be clear in no time ..accutane makes miracles:)

. I hope I will.... Still breaking out at this point.... Sigh..... I think my MDD is kicking in again and so paranoid that people would see me popping meds and they'll ask me about it..... Aaaaahhhhhh sometimes I feel like I want to be stranded in an island by myself.... I don't mind living alone as long as people don't bug me..... It sucks to be me right now..... Posted Image

Looks like we're both in the same boat then =/ I'm on day 44 , 256days to go!

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:27 PM

...soooo people told me that my acne looks better...... I D K....... sometimes i want to tell them to not notice it too much so that my progress won't be jinxed....... sigh.... i have just got home yesterday from the province..... i got a tan without even leaving the house...that's how hot the temperature is here in the Philippines....

Forehead/front may 25,2012

left may 25,2012

right, may 25,2012


here's what i look like after a week's roaming around Vigan City!!!!

Edited by margox, 24 May 2012 - 09:29 PM.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:36 PM

Glad to see the treatment appears to be working for you. Good luck with the rest of your treatment. Can't belief you support Barca though :o lol

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:24 AM

Glad to see the treatment appears to be working for you. Good luck with the rest of your treatment. Can't belief you support Barca though Posted Image lol

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thanks........ im a solid Barca girl!!!!

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:56 AM

Your skin is looking great! I think you'll be 100% clear soon! :D
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Month 2: June - 40mg
Month 3: July - 40mg
Month 4: August - 40mg
Month 5: September - 40mg

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:29 AM

Your skin is looking great! I think you'll be 100% clear soon! Posted Image


Glad to see the treatment appears to be working for you. Good luck with the rest of your treatment. Can't belief you support Barca though Posted Image lol

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thanks........ im a solid Barca girl!!!!





thank you i hope soo too.... i don't wanna go back to my black hole...it;s too dark in there
anyway felt goofy after an hour of crying in the shower.....what a weird day it's been...



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Edited by margox, 04 June 2012 - 08:32 AM.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:16 AM

hi margox,

your acne definitely looks better. accutane will clear you up - it just takes a long time, be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer. Posted Image

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:39 AM

hi margox,

your acne definitely looks better. accutane will clear you up - it just takes a long time, be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer. Posted Image

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thank you thank you thank you thank you.........God bless us all in our fight against mean old ACNE!!!!

although i still am a little sad...coz i went to the mall with my brother yesterday and i'm pretty sure people were looking at me....aaccckkkkkk i really get depressed when i see myself in the mirror.......

Edited by margox, 28 May 2012 - 03:41 AM.

And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.....