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My Accutane Journey: Round Two!

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This is the stuff I use

I put it on all my active acne and all the ones I pop (naughty me) but I just use it as a spot treatment. Not all over my face.

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Hi everyone. :)

I was using Neosporin on some spots last week and it definitely helped. I didn't even think about trying the pain relief kind. That would certainly be helpful on painful cysts! I've just been using the original formula though. Has everyone else been using the original kind as well?


Accutane Log

Month 1: May - 40mg

Month 2: June - 40mg

Month 3: July - 40mg

Month 4: August - 40mg

Month 5: September - 40mg


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I was using the original kind.. Like the ointment and I switched because I didn't like the greasy feeling and I could apply makeup after using it. With the cream kind I am able to use it a few times a day without needing to hide afterwards. I still found the ointment to be helpful. I couldn't help but think that I was clogging my pores with that though. Something about the cream feels cleaner on my face if that makes sense.

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I was using Neosporin on some spots last week and it definitely helped. I didn't even think about trying the pain relief kind. That would certainly be helpful on painful cysts! I've just been using the original formula though. Has everyone else been using the original kind as well?

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Like 3 times haha. morning afternoon and night

I'm definitely going to have to get the cream then! The ointment makes me look like a greasy dirtball, and you're right, it's so greasy that I feel like it might clog my pores.

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I was using Neosporin on some spots last week and it definitely helped. I didn't even think about trying the pain relief kind. That would certainly be helpful on painful cysts! I've just been using the original formula though. Has everyone else been using the original kind as well?

Hey! :)

I've been using the original ointment. It would make sense to use the cream, since it's not greasy. I definitely have noticed a difference with how fast my skin has been healing since I started using it though!!


23 year old Female, 133 pounds

Light/Moderate Acne

Previous 'Tane treatment May '09 - July '09

Claravis 80mg/day

Start date: March 28, 2012

Month 1 - April : 60mg/day

Month 2 - May : 60mg/day

Month 3 - June : 80mg/day

Month 4 - July : 80mg/day

Month 5 - August : 80mg/day

Month 6 - September : 80mg/day

Finished September 28, 2012!!

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I was using the original kind.. Like the ointment and I switched because I didn't like the greasy feeling and I could apply makeup after using it. With the cream kind I am able to use it a few times a day without needing to hide afterwards. I still found the ointment to be helpful. I couldn't help but think that I was clogging my pores with that though. Something about the cream feels cleaner on my face if that makes sense.

Yeah, the original ointment is definitely greasy and gross feeling. I was only using it at night, so I hadn't thought about putting it on under makeup yet. I'm definitely going to try out the cream though!

I've been using the original ointment. It would make sense to use the cream, since it's not greasy. I definitely have noticed a difference with how fast my skin has been healing since I started using it though!!

I noticed my skin was healing faster when I used it, too. Always a good thing! :D


Accutane Log

Month 1: May - 40mg

Month 2: June - 40mg

Month 3: July - 40mg

Month 4: August - 40mg

Month 5: September - 40mg


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:o I didn't know they had cream! I use it at night, the original ointment and it does look gross in the areas I put it in, I put it on the popped pimples, and then any ones that are red I put hydrocortisone on and it takes the redness down a ton, I never notice it working through the day but when I put it on at night and wake up they look much betta!

My Accutane Log! - Starting 4/17/2012!

Month 1 - 80mg

Month 2 - 80mg

Month 3 - 80mg

Month 4 - 80mg

Month 5 - 80mg

Month 6 -80mg

Accutane is my new best friend <3.


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gasp.gif I didn't know they had cream! I use it at night, the original ointment and it does look gross in the areas I put it in, I put it on the popped pimples, and then any ones that are red I put hydrocortisone on and it takes the redness down a ton, I never notice it working through the day but when I put it on at night and wake up they look much betta!

I didn't know they had cream either! Here I am putting on the original ointment & I could have been using the cream! And hmm I may have to try hydrocortisone for redness! :)


23 year old Female, 133 pounds

Light/Moderate Acne

Previous 'Tane treatment May '09 - July '09

Claravis 80mg/day

Start date: March 28, 2012

Month 1 - April : 60mg/day

Month 2 - May : 60mg/day

Month 3 - June : 80mg/day

Month 4 - July : 80mg/day

Month 5 - August : 80mg/day

Month 6 - September : 80mg/day

Finished September 28, 2012!!

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Well girls get you butts to the closest walgreens and get some lol. It really is nice stuff though.

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Well girls get you butts to the closest walgreens and get some lol. It really is nice stuff though.

LOL. I will definitely get some this week! :D

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Accutane Log

Month 1: May - 40mg

Month 2: June - 40mg

Month 3: July - 40mg

Month 4: August - 40mg

Month 5: September - 40mg


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You know it's too bad we don't all live near each other we could all get together and have juicy accutane talks lol. Swap stories and products! It would be kind of cool to have a group of girlfriends all going through the same shit wouldn't it?

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You know it's too bad we don't all live near each other we could all get together and have juicy accutane talks lol. Swap stories and products! It would be kind of cool to have a group of girlfriends all going through the same shit wouldn't it?

Um... it's too bad we don't live near each other or we could all get together in our party dresses and go out for DRINKS! (I know I know, not supposed to drink on accutane, blah blah). Well... can we at least all be friends on facebook? :)

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My log :

http://www.acne.org/...king-acnes-ass/

Month 1 (May 2012)- 20mg

Month 2 - 40mg

Month 3 - 60mg

Month 4 - 60mg

Month 5 - 60mg

Month 6 - 60mg


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I'm with you on this, I'm not giving up drinking either, I won't go get shit faced but I am still drinking. I'm cool with Facebook friends as long as we're not posting about acne on fb hahaha. Anyone who want to be my facebook friend inbox me ur user names :)

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I TOTALLY agree! I would love to have you gals here. Although I honestly don't drink alcohol, I would make us smoothies or we could go out for tea! I make insane peanut butter banana chocolate smoothies and green tea smoothies.

I made a post about a week ago on FB saying I was going on Accutane, but then got scared and deleted it. I try not to post about acne on FB...that's what these forums are for!


28 years young female nutrition ninja

blah blah acne forever. let's kick it in the nutz, accutane.

Barlean's omega 3-6-9 swirl, probiotics, Thorne liver support, vitamin D

Started Claravis May 16, 2012

Month 1: 40 mg

Month 2: 60 mg

Month 3: 60 mg

Month 4: 60 mg

Month 5: 60 mg

Ending October 18, 2012


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I'm with you on this, I'm not giving up drinking either, I won't go get shit faced but I am still drinking. I'm cool with Facebook friends as long as we're not posting about acne on fb hahaha. Anyone who want to be my facebook friend inbox me ur user names smile.png

No worries... I don't talk about acne whatsoever in "real" life! In fact, part of the reason why I won't post pictures on here is because I'm weirded out that someone I know will see! Yes, I know that's silly, but I'm a private person!


My log :

http://www.acne.org/...king-acnes-ass/

Month 1 (May 2012)- 20mg

Month 2 - 40mg

Month 3 - 60mg

Month 4 - 60mg

Month 5 - 60mg

Month 6 - 60mg


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You know it's too bad we don't all live near each other we could all get together and have juicy accutane talks lol. Swap stories and products! It would be kind of cool to have a group of girlfriends all going through the same shit wouldn't it?

Yessss! That would actually be pretty fun. :P It's always nice to have someone else who can relate to your situation.


Accutane Log

Month 1: May - 40mg

Month 2: June - 40mg

Month 3: July - 40mg

Month 4: August - 40mg

Month 5: September - 40mg


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I TOTALLY agree! I would love to have you gals here. Although I honestly don't drink alcohol, I would make us smoothies or we could go out for tea! I make insane peanut butter banana chocolate smoothies and green tea smoothies.

I made a post about a week ago on FB saying I was going on Accutane, but then got scared and deleted it. I try not to post about acne on FB...that's what these forums are for!

I'm PMing you now :) And yeah I'm down for smoothies!


My log :

http://www.acne.org/...king-acnes-ass/

Month 1 (May 2012)- 20mg

Month 2 - 40mg

Month 3 - 60mg

Month 4 - 60mg

Month 5 - 60mg

Month 6 - 60mg


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I TOTALLY agree! I would love to have you gals here. Although I honestly don't drink alcohol, I would make us smoothies or we could go out for tea! I make insane peanut butter banana chocolate smoothies and green tea smoothies.

I made a post about a week ago on FB saying I was going on Accutane, but then got scared and deleted it. I try not to post about acne on FB...that's what these forums are for!

I don't drink either, but I would looooove a smoothie! amused.gif

I'm with you on this, I'm not giving up drinking either, I won't go get shit faced but I am still drinking. I'm cool with Facebook friends as long as we're not posting about acne on fb hahaha. Anyone who want to be my facebook friend inbox me ur user names smile.png

No worries... I don't talk about acne whatsoever in "real" life! In fact, part of the reason why I won't post pictures on here is because I'm weirded out that someone I know will see! Yes, I know that's silly, but I'm a private person!

Really?? My best friends know I'm taking Accutane now, but I don't sit around and discuss zits or anything. Lol! My friends know what my skin looks like, so I guess I have nothing to hide. wink.png


Accutane Log

Month 1: May - 40mg

Month 2: June - 40mg

Month 3: July - 40mg

Month 4: August - 40mg

Month 5: September - 40mg


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Welp... this forum is pulling an iPledge on me and locking me out of the private messaging system for an hour, since apparently I just sent one to Betsy...

God dammit forum, I'm not even pregnant!

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My log :

http://www.acne.org/...king-acnes-ass/

Month 1 (May 2012)- 20mg

Month 2 - 40mg

Month 3 - 60mg

Month 4 - 60mg

Month 5 - 60mg

Month 6 - 60mg


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Hahahaha!!! Veruca: I had the same problem! I could only send one PM to Betsy and then I was cut off! How about if Betsy adds me and you, we can meet up that way if she messages one of us the other one's name? What's your first name, BTW?


28 years young female nutrition ninja

blah blah acne forever. let's kick it in the nutz, accutane.

Barlean's omega 3-6-9 swirl, probiotics, Thorne liver support, vitamin D

Started Claravis May 16, 2012

Month 1: 40 mg

Month 2: 60 mg

Month 3: 60 mg

Month 4: 60 mg

Month 5: 60 mg

Ending October 18, 2012


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Hahahaha!!! Veruca: I had the same problem! I could only send one PM to Betsy and then I was cut off! How about if Betsy adds me and you, we can meet up that way if she messages one of us the other one's name? What's your first name, BTW?

Works for me! My name's Lily :)

PS- Sorry Kaydon for totally jacking your log!


My log :

http://www.acne.org/...king-acnes-ass/

Month 1 (May 2012)- 20mg

Month 2 - 40mg

Month 3 - 60mg

Month 4 - 60mg

Month 5 - 60mg

Month 6 - 60mg


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Ladies, ladies, ladies... You guys really need to fix your diets, lol. Coffee for breakfast? 3 coffee's for breakfast? SKIPPING breakfast?!?

I'm a anti-accutane person, but I feel like I should give you guys some pointers.

Firstly, cysts and pimples don't form because they're lingering somewhere under your skin waiting to pop out: they're forming because of something you ate, and your body is cleansing it out through your skin. Even though you're on accutane, you will get much quicker results if you start to eat healthier.

Cut off ALL grains. That means: Rice, Pasta, Pizza, Breads, ect... Go to the store and buy yourself 100% Whey protein. Protein will curb any cravings for grains and is very healthy for you. You also are going to want lots and lots of good fats. Go to the store and buy Flaxseed oil. I gaurantee you're going to notice a difference by just taking these simple steps.

Also, please - for your own sake - don't skip breakfast! Eat some eggs and veggies.

Just wanted to throw my 2 cents in rolleyes.gif

Good luck with your journey!

I agree with you somewhat about how diet affects acne, but there are obviously people with horrible diets who have flawless skin. The past two years i have been on a healthy vegan diet. I did notice a difference in the occurrence of cysts because lactose can aggravate acne that is already forming, but only to a certain point. Most of the time your diet will only affect your existing acne, so it's not really true that what you eat has such a big impact. I would recommend a healthy diet though, because it's always better to feel your best! :)

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You know it's too bad we don't all live near each other we could all get together and have juicy accutane talks lol. Swap stories and products! It would be kind of cool to have a group of girlfriends all going through the same shit wouldn't it?

Um... it's too bad we don't live near each other or we could all get together in our party dresses and go out for DRINKS! (I know I know, not supposed to drink on accutane, blah blah). Well... can we at least all be friends on facebook? smile.png

I love waking up to conversations on my log haha. Gives me something to read. But that would be awesome if we all lived close to each other! I definitely don't talk to any of my friends about my acne, but I have shown my close friends pictures of my skin without makeup and they always sit there in disbelief, like "Really, that's underneath your makeup?" We should definitely be-friend eachother on Facebook!

SO YOU GUYS!!!!! [Haha, sorry, I'm a bit excited.]

I had my derm appointment today and she increased my dosage to 80mg without me even asking, since I'm still kinda breaking out. But she said that I've definitely improved and that she thinks by June I'll be seeing some real improvement. So crazy that I'm almost halfway done this course, that just baffles my mind.

& un-Accutane related, I'm also done with this semester at college! Had my Algebra final last night and got a 97, and a final grade of 93! smile.png


23 year old Female, 133 pounds

Light/Moderate Acne

Previous 'Tane treatment May '09 - July '09

Claravis 80mg/day

Start date: March 28, 2012

Month 1 - April : 60mg/day

Month 2 - May : 60mg/day

Month 3 - June : 80mg/day

Month 4 - July : 80mg/day

Month 5 - August : 80mg/day

Month 6 - September : 80mg/day

Finished September 28, 2012!!

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That's good to hear about your dosage increase, Katie! I hope it'll help clear things up quickly! :)

And congrats on finishing the semester!!


Accutane Log

Month 1: May - 40mg

Month 2: June - 40mg

Month 3: July - 40mg

Month 4: August - 40mg

Month 5: September - 40mg


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That's good to hear about your dosage increase, Katie! I hope it'll help clear things up quickly! smile.png

And congrats on finishing the semester!!

Thank you!!

I thought she wouldn't go for a dose increase, but she did right away! I was pleasantly surprised, haha.


23 year old Female, 133 pounds

Light/Moderate Acne

Previous 'Tane treatment May '09 - July '09

Claravis 80mg/day

Start date: March 28, 2012

Month 1 - April : 60mg/day

Month 2 - May : 60mg/day

Month 3 - June : 80mg/day

Month 4 - July : 80mg/day

Month 5 - August : 80mg/day

Month 6 - September : 80mg/day

Finished September 28, 2012!!

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