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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:57 PM

I got mine on amazon.com ... Jarrow's formula. Was around $14 for 200 pills (one daily). I think someone recommended it on these boards or it got really good reviews on Amazon... can't remember.

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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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:35 AM

I got mine on amazon.com ... Jarrow's formula. Was around $14 for 200 pills (one daily). I think someone recommended it on these boards or it got really good reviews on Amazon... can't remember.


Awesome. I'm definately going to look into this. Have you talked to your derm about it? I'm paranoid that other things could negatively impact the effectiveness of the accutane. I guess it is natural but I'm still very concerned....

Started Clavaris 5/21/2012 for chin cysts and cystic acne on my back. I'm a 21yr old male with sensitive combination skin (extremely oily t-zone). Been on antibiotics for 18 months and remained fairly clear on my face but my back is still breaking out, and the antibiotic is losing affetiveness on face.

Month 1: 50 mg/day 5/21/2012
Month 2: 50 mg/day
Month 3: 60 mg/day
Month 4: 60 mg/day
Month 5: 60 mg/day
Month 6: 60 mg/day
FINISHED: 150 mg/kg

Routine: AM: - Acne.org cleanser

- DML Mousturizer
- Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
- Aquaphor on lips
- Cerave AM Mousturizer SPF 30 (when outside)

PM: - Acne.org cleanswer
- DML Mousturizer
- Aquaphor for lips
- Gillette Sensor excel w/ Acne.org Cleanser


Other: - No dairy(for digestive reasons and acne)
- Good, balanced diet (limited fried food and sugar)
- Heavy weight training 5x per week
- Fish Oil, Calcium, and Multivitamin Supplements


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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:53 AM

DAY 13

Hey everyone! Sorry for not updating.... I've been busy with work, and didn't have much to update lol. Okay, so I'm starting to notice some affects. First off, my lips are dry. If I go more than like 5-6 hours without chapstick they get pretty dry. Once they are moisturized with aquaphor or blistex though, they are fine. I've noticed my skin begining to dry too. I need more moisturizer after showering and I'm not as oily throughout the day. Still nothing durastic but definately noticeable. Last but not least, I'm having a mini freak out because I'm am getting tiny patches of eczema on my hands. They're tiny, but I'm worried they will get worse... I have not been good about moisturizing my hands as much as I should so I got a tube of Avon hand cream from my mom to use throughout the day. I've also showered twice a day for the past few days which I believe has contributed. I also spent about an hour and a half in a hot tub 2 days ago which I'm sure is just about the worst thing one can do for their skin while on accutane cuz it's so drying and iritating. I just need to be more thoughtful about stuff like that. The final thing that has me freaking out is a have a small patch of rough skin the is reddiesh on the corner of my mouth. It's barely noticable, but I can feel it when I moisturize. I've had it before from retin-a combined with cold weather, and miosturizing real well cleared it up. I'm hoping it will work the same with this. I haven't started using the CeraVe cream on my face yet, but I may start using it on the corners of my mouth because I do get rought patches of skin there.

But other than the expected drying, nothing else as far as side affects. Stil haven't gotten a pimple. Only 2 tiny whitehead the size of a pinhead since starting, and they were already clgged pores before accutane. I really think the retin A is helping me from experiencing an IB because my back is definately experiencing an IB, and that's where I didn't use retin A. But I havent experienced any headaches, muscle aches, tiredness, etc. The only difference I can notice is drying, slight eczema on my hands (which is really really mild and could be unrelated), and that I get drunk a little faster when drinking.

I have a few questions though for y'all. Is it okay to take allergy medicine while one accutane? And does anyone have any tips for the eczema? I don't want to use my topical steroid if I don't have to, and I obviously can't use it on my face so tips on how to keep it from flaring are grealy appreciated!!

Started Clavaris 5/21/2012 for chin cysts and cystic acne on my back. I'm a 21yr old male with sensitive combination skin (extremely oily t-zone). Been on antibiotics for 18 months and remained fairly clear on my face but my back is still breaking out, and the antibiotic is losing affetiveness on face.

Month 1: 50 mg/day 5/21/2012
Month 2: 50 mg/day
Month 3: 60 mg/day
Month 4: 60 mg/day
Month 5: 60 mg/day
Month 6: 60 mg/day
FINISHED: 150 mg/kg

Routine: AM: - Acne.org cleanser

- DML Mousturizer
- Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
- Aquaphor on lips
- Cerave AM Mousturizer SPF 30 (when outside)

PM: - Acne.org cleanswer
- DML Mousturizer
- Aquaphor for lips
- Gillette Sensor excel w/ Acne.org Cleanser


Other: - No dairy(for digestive reasons and acne)
- Good, balanced diet (limited fried food and sugar)
- Heavy weight training 5x per week
- Fish Oil, Calcium, and Multivitamin Supplements


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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:30 PM

Yeah I take my allergy pill everyday and I am completely fine. My doctor said it was okay..
Eczema just moisturize and moisturize and it should help out. Dont use anything scented though.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:36 PM


I got mine on amazon.com ... Jarrow's formula. Was around $14 for 200 pills (one daily). I think someone recommended it on these boards or it got really good reviews on Amazon... can't remember.


Awesome. I'm definately going to look into this. Have you talked to your derm about it? I'm paranoid that other things could negatively impact the effectiveness of the accutane. I guess it is natural but I'm still very concerned....


Nah I haven't, seems like natural supplements are fine to take while on accutane, except cod liver oil (because it has vitamin A). Derm has never mentioned anything specific for me not to take, and the medicine seems to be working while my bloodwork has been fine :)

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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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:19 PM

Hey everybody! Hope y'all are having an awesome day. Also, hope all my accutane buddies currently fighting the good fight with me are doing well on their journey. Finally, thanks for all the supplement advice. You guys rock. I'm going out tonite to look for a good milk thistle and fish oil supplement.

DAY 15

Okay, I actally have some stuff to update today. First off, my skin is significantly drier. I've actually had to moisturize when I wake up as oppposed to having to dab my face with toilet paper to elimate the horrible shine. The accutane is begining to take affect which is nice. I still have not had a pimple since starting which I am ecstic about (knock on wood). Also, my small eczema patches cleared the past 2 days with diligent moisturizing. I really think it was the hot tub session a few days back that aggravated it. This has come as quite a relief! My lips are also totally under control despite the drying. Yay! I have been experiencing some new side affects though. First off, my nostrils are bone dry. My nose is has been full of boogers the past few days (sorry for the grossness lol). And this morning, I noticed some dry blood around my nostrils. Not too much, and honestly, I would not have even noticed if I didn't look closely in the mirror. I'm definately going to start putting aquaphor in my nose before bed to keep it from getting too bad. I had a few beers again the other night with friends and was fine. I did notice once again that I got drunk faster, but nothing like too scary. If anything it's nice because Idon't feel the need to drink as much. I also didn't have the slightest hangover whatsoever. I've been drinking a ton of water everyday, especially before drinking alcohol, which I believe has helped me drastically. I almost forgot, I also switched shampoos to hed and shoulders. My hair used to bee super oily, but it's drying out now and kinda itchy so I figured I'd change it up. What shampoos do y'all use?

Overall though, my skin feels awesome. My back is still a mess, but I expect this to clear soon seeing as my back is begining to dry out. My face feels a litle rougher because its a bit drier, but it still looks great. I am thrilled thus far!

My final question for y'all.... Do you have any bodywash recomendations for drying body skin and eczema? I am using Cetaphil gentle cleansing bar right now, but I'm thinking I'm gonna need something that is more moisturizing. My girlfriend swears by the Dove Nourishing bodywash for her eczema, but I'm not sure. I'm visiting her this weekend so I may try it for a few days. I also read that the Aveeno bodywash for dry/sensitive skin is awesome for eczema. What are all of your opinions?

Edited by B552299G, 04 June 2012 - 02:25 PM.

Started Clavaris 5/21/2012 for chin cysts and cystic acne on my back. I'm a 21yr old male with sensitive combination skin (extremely oily t-zone). Been on antibiotics for 18 months and remained fairly clear on my face but my back is still breaking out, and the antibiotic is losing affetiveness on face.

Month 1: 50 mg/day 5/21/2012
Month 2: 50 mg/day
Month 3: 60 mg/day
Month 4: 60 mg/day
Month 5: 60 mg/day
Month 6: 60 mg/day
FINISHED: 150 mg/kg

Routine: AM: - Acne.org cleanser

- DML Mousturizer
- Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
- Aquaphor on lips
- Cerave AM Mousturizer SPF 30 (when outside)

PM: - Acne.org cleanswer
- DML Mousturizer
- Aquaphor for lips
- Gillette Sensor excel w/ Acne.org Cleanser


Other: - No dairy(for digestive reasons and acne)
- Good, balanced diet (limited fried food and sugar)
- Heavy weight training 5x per week
- Fish Oil, Calcium, and Multivitamin Supplements


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:07 AM

Hey! We started almost at the same time. Will be interesting to see how our skin is similar/not so similar. Do you have any pictures to share? I hadn't heard of someone going on 50mg/day, but good for you.

P.S. does the OC-8 mattifying gel work well? I always wanted to try it, but now that my skin is getting dry I don't think I'll need to.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:28 PM

Hey! We started almost at the same time. Will be interesting to see how our skin is similar/not so similar. Do you have any pictures to share? I hadn't heard of someone going on 50mg/day, but good for you.

P.S. does the OC-8 mattifying gel work well? I always wanted to try it, but now that my skin is getting dry I don't think I'll need to.


Hey! I'll have to post some pictures so we can compare/contrast our progress. My situation is unique because my face was just about clear when I started from being on minocycline for so long. I would break out in cysts on my chin when I would stop though along with bad bacne; that's why I took the accutane plunge. Overall, other than dryness, my skin has remained clear. I have one small spot that keeps coming to a white head on my chin, but it was there before I started my course. It's like the size of a pinhead so its super tiny, but it's been stubborn. The accutane is definately pushing whatever was in the pore out.

And the OC-8 I've found works pretty well. I started using it in June of 2009, and have been using it everyday since. It's doesn't my any means make your skin perfectly matte all day, but it does make a HUGE difference. I wouldn't go out without it. I only use a small amount on my t-zone seeing as that is where I'm most oily. I'll use it in the morning, and then again before I go out at night. Another great benefit is it keeps your skin tone a little more even which is nice for me because I'm a guy so I don't have the help of make-up lol. I would recomend it if your still exeriencing some shine after your course. It's expensive, but the tube would last me around 7-8 months with use everyday when my skin was the most oily. I sued to get mine from my derm, but now I can get it on amazon pretty cheap.

Started Clavaris 5/21/2012 for chin cysts and cystic acne on my back. I'm a 21yr old male with sensitive combination skin (extremely oily t-zone). Been on antibiotics for 18 months and remained fairly clear on my face but my back is still breaking out, and the antibiotic is losing affetiveness on face.

Month 1: 50 mg/day 5/21/2012
Month 2: 50 mg/day
Month 3: 60 mg/day
Month 4: 60 mg/day
Month 5: 60 mg/day
Month 6: 60 mg/day
FINISHED: 150 mg/kg

Routine: AM: - Acne.org cleanser

- DML Mousturizer
- Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
- Aquaphor on lips
- Cerave AM Mousturizer SPF 30 (when outside)

PM: - Acne.org cleanswer
- DML Mousturizer
- Aquaphor for lips
- Gillette Sensor excel w/ Acne.org Cleanser


Other: - No dairy(for digestive reasons and acne)
- Good, balanced diet (limited fried food and sugar)
- Heavy weight training 5x per week
- Fish Oil, Calcium, and Multivitamin Supplements


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:04 PM

Sounds like you've had an easy time so far, that's great news! For shampoo, I use a ton of different ones, but purchased one from Garnier specifically for dry/itchy scalp when I started to get itchy. I haven't been itchy for quite some time though, so I just alternate shampoos depending on what I'm feeling like for the day :) #girlproblems. I've used Dove body washes in the past and they are super nourishing since they contain 1/4 body lotion or something like that. They're known to be super gentle and good for sensitive skin, so definitely give it a try when you're at your girlfriend's.

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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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:16 AM

Hey everybody! Hope y'all are having an awesome day. Also, hope all my accutane buddies currently fighting the good fight with me are doing well on their journey. Finally, thanks for all the supplement advice. You guys rock. I'm going out tonite to look for a good milk thistle and fish oil supplement.

DAY 15

Okay, I actally have some stuff to update today. First off, my skin is significantly drier. I've actually had to moisturize when I wake up as oppposed to having to dab my face with toilet paper to elimate the horrible shine. The accutane is begining to take affect which is nice. I still have not had a pimple since starting which I am ecstic about (knock on wood). Also, my small eczema patches cleared the past 2 days with diligent moisturizing. I really think it was the hot tub session a few days back that aggravated it. This has come as quite a relief! My lips are also totally under control despite the drying. Yay! I have been experiencing some new side affects though. First off, my nostrils are bone dry. My nose is has been full of boogers the past few days (sorry for the grossness lol). And this morning, I noticed some dry blood around my nostrils. Not too much, and honestly, I would not have even noticed if I didn't look closely in the mirror. I'm definately going to start putting aquaphor in my nose before bed to keep it from getting too bad. I had a few beers again the other night with friends and was fine. I did notice once again that I got drunk faster, but nothing like too scary. If anything it's nice because Idon't feel the need to drink as much. I also didn't have the slightest hangover whatsoever. I've been drinking a ton of water everyday, especially before drinking alcohol, which I believe has helped me drastically. I almost forgot, I also switched shampoos to hed and shoulders. My hair used to bee super oily, but it's drying out now and kinda itchy so I figured I'd change it up. What shampoos do y'all use?

Overall though, my skin feels awesome. My back is still a mess, but I expect this to clear soon seeing as my back is begining to dry out. My face feels a litle rougher because its a bit drier, but it still looks great. I am thrilled thus far!

My final question for y'all.... Do you have any bodywash recomendations for drying body skin and eczema? I am using Cetaphil gentle cleansing bar right now, but I'm thinking I'm gonna need something that is more moisturizing. My girlfriend swears by the Dove Nourishing bodywash for her eczema, but I'm not sure. I'm visiting her this weekend so I may try it for a few days. I also read that the Aveeno bodywash for dry/sensitive skin is awesome for eczema. What are all of your opinions?


H&S shampoo has saved me. I used to be oily too and then the dandruff and itchiness started. Not attractive. I got rid of it though with H&S. Good call :) Apple smells amazing, if you haven't tried it, haha.

I use the dove wash but it just seems overpriced for what it does. If you are dry, use your normal wash and then when you're in the shower, pour a little bit of baby oil or jojoba oil onto your hands and massage it in. Then you can rinse it off. I use baby oil becuase I don't break out on my body, but you could use jojoba if you tend to get body acne. It works pretty well and keeps my scaly legs in check!!

Keep drinking the water. I too have noticed if I drink a glass of wine I feel buzzed very quickly. ALSO, when I wake up, I feel SO thirsty its ridiculous. Like a normal hangover thirst multiplied by a million. Best to limit the drinking I guess.

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40 mg/day of Amnesteem - Month 1
60 mg/day of Amnesteem - Month 2

Cerave Hydrating Cleanser
Cetaphil Cream
Jojoba Oil
Aquaphor/Dr. Dan's Cortibalm


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:51 PM

Thanks for the tip tip on the jojoba oil! I'm thinking abuout ordering some of dan's to add to my oisturizer for my face and body for some extra moisture. What brand do you use? I loved dan's BP so I would like to try his, but I don't want to pay to have just that shipped.

Also, I've deinfately noticed the buzz coming on quicker with alcohol, but no hangover problems. I honstly think it's because I'm drinking like a lot less since starting accutane. My drinking habits were pretty repulsive before I started lol. What can I say, it's the frat boy in me lol. I've also been drinking a gatorade or water prior to drinking because I feel that is the best way to avoid a hangover in general.

I've been having great luck with the head and shoulders too! I havent scratched my head at all since starting it. Definately a necessary product for us accutane users. I do love being able to run my hands through my hair at the end of the day, and not feeling an oily mess.

Started Clavaris 5/21/2012 for chin cysts and cystic acne on my back. I'm a 21yr old male with sensitive combination skin (extremely oily t-zone). Been on antibiotics for 18 months and remained fairly clear on my face but my back is still breaking out, and the antibiotic is losing affetiveness on face.

Month 1: 50 mg/day 5/21/2012
Month 2: 50 mg/day
Month 3: 60 mg/day
Month 4: 60 mg/day
Month 5: 60 mg/day
Month 6: 60 mg/day
FINISHED: 150 mg/kg

Routine: AM: - Acne.org cleanser

- DML Mousturizer
- Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
- Aquaphor on lips
- Cerave AM Mousturizer SPF 30 (when outside)

PM: - Acne.org cleanswer
- DML Mousturizer
- Aquaphor for lips
- Gillette Sensor excel w/ Acne.org Cleanser


Other: - No dairy(for digestive reasons and acne)
- Good, balanced diet (limited fried food and sugar)
- Heavy weight training 5x per week
- Fish Oil, Calcium, and Multivitamin Supplements


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:19 PM

Thanks for the tip tip on the jojoba oil! I'm thinking abuout ordering some of dan's to add to my oisturizer for my face and body for some extra moisture. What brand do you use? I loved dan's BP so I would like to try his, but I don't want to pay to have just that shipped.

Also, I've deinfately noticed the buzz coming on quicker with alcohol, but no hangover problems. I honstly think it's because I'm drinking like a lot less since starting accutane. My drinking habits were pretty repulsive before I started lol. What can I say, it's the frat boy in me lol. I've also been drinking a gatorade or water prior to drinking because I feel that is the best way to avoid a hangover in general.

I've been having great luck with the head and shoulders too! I havent scratched my head at all since starting it. Definately a necessary product for us accutane users. I do love being able to run my hands through my hair at the end of the day, and not feeling an oily mess.


AGREED! It is so nice. Before, I'd usually shower before work, then if I was going out afterwards, I'd have to go home and shower yet again and rewash my hair because it was oily.....ew.....not anymore! :D

Yeah, my drinking has slowed too. I used to overdo it on the weekends, definitely.

I use Desert Essence for jojoba oil. Try cross referencing the ingredients list online for that one versus Dan's. I got mine at my local grocer in the health food section. It was like 10 bucks and will last a LONG time.

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60 mg/day of Amnesteem - Month 2

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:12 PM

DAY 22

Hey everyone!! Hope everyone is doing awesome!

Okay, so I havent updated in forever cuz I was out of town, but I'm back and ready to update more regularly. First off, I am WAY more dry. I used to oil blot at least 2 times a day and use OC-8. Now I just wash my face in the morning, moisturize a ton, put on some OC-8 and I am good all day. I used to never leave the house without oil blotting when I woke up and now, its not a problem. My face is still pretty much perfect as far as acne goes. That one stubborn whitehead finally I think is gone for good. The small eczema patch is still pretty much under control with lots of moisturizer, but it feels rougher. My skin overall is a little rough from the peeling though so it could just be a lttle irritation. I also have a little spot above my lip that is probably from the lip treatment. I just gotta be more carefull with the aquaphor at night. I also got carmex today to use throughout the day because the blistex wasn't cutting it (I'm still keeping it around for the sun though cuz its SPF 30).

So last weekend I went back to my school to visit my girlfriend, and I drank three days in a row. I didn't drink myself stupid, but I was pretty hammered 2 of the 3 nights. I found it harder than I thought to keep my consumption down with my friends at school. I gotta be more responsible! But luckily I didn't get any hangovers and I feel great! I have my blood test thursday so I guess that will tell the tale (fingers crossed).

Overall though I'm thrilled with my experience thus far. My back is even starting to clear a little which is pretty sweet!

Started Clavaris 5/21/2012 for chin cysts and cystic acne on my back. I'm a 21yr old male with sensitive combination skin (extremely oily t-zone). Been on antibiotics for 18 months and remained fairly clear on my face but my back is still breaking out, and the antibiotic is losing affetiveness on face.

Month 1: 50 mg/day 5/21/2012
Month 2: 50 mg/day
Month 3: 60 mg/day
Month 4: 60 mg/day
Month 5: 60 mg/day
Month 6: 60 mg/day
FINISHED: 150 mg/kg

Routine: AM: - Acne.org cleanser

- DML Mousturizer
- Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
- Aquaphor on lips
- Cerave AM Mousturizer SPF 30 (when outside)

PM: - Acne.org cleanswer
- DML Mousturizer
- Aquaphor for lips
- Gillette Sensor excel w/ Acne.org Cleanser


Other: - No dairy(for digestive reasons and acne)
- Good, balanced diet (limited fried food and sugar)
- Heavy weight training 5x per week
- Fish Oil, Calcium, and Multivitamin Supplements


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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:26 PM

Lucky....I wish my skin would get perfect!! Thinking of you :)

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:37 PM

Thanks! I'm sure your not far away from perfect skin! I love checking on everyone's status on here as we make this journey together. I wouldn't wish acne on my worst enemy, and feel quite deeply for all of us who struggle with it everyday. I was lucky enough to come into this with already being on an antibiotic and retinoid so I believe my skin was purged for the most part already. Honestly, I didn't have too bad of an IB with retin-a either which I was so thankful for. My acne the past 2 years has been reduced to just a few deep, painfull cysts rather than full blown breakouts. I feel all these factors combined have contributed to my lack of IB on accutane.

The one thing I keep having pop up over the past few days have been little pimples above my upper lip. Nothing to serious, but kinda annoying. I'm pretty sure it's a result of my lip treatment, but hard to say at this point. Just gotta keep the aquaphor and lip balm only on my lips.

Hope everyone's doin well, and is keepin on fighting the good fight!

Started Clavaris 5/21/2012 for chin cysts and cystic acne on my back. I'm a 21yr old male with sensitive combination skin (extremely oily t-zone). Been on antibiotics for 18 months and remained fairly clear on my face but my back is still breaking out, and the antibiotic is losing affetiveness on face.

Month 1: 50 mg/day 5/21/2012
Month 2: 50 mg/day
Month 3: 60 mg/day
Month 4: 60 mg/day
Month 5: 60 mg/day
Month 6: 60 mg/day
FINISHED: 150 mg/kg

Routine: AM: - Acne.org cleanser

- DML Mousturizer
- Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
- Aquaphor on lips
- Cerave AM Mousturizer SPF 30 (when outside)

PM: - Acne.org cleanswer
- DML Mousturizer
- Aquaphor for lips
- Gillette Sensor excel w/ Acne.org Cleanser


Other: - No dairy(for digestive reasons and acne)
- Good, balanced diet (limited fried food and sugar)
- Heavy weight training 5x per week
- Fish Oil, Calcium, and Multivitamin Supplements


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:55 PM

DAY 27 (I think)

Mk, first off hope everyone is doin well with their course. We're all getting closer and closer to being all done.

For the skin, not much to report. I've notced 2 hard spots under my the skin on my chin, but nothing coming to a head or even visible so no worries. I've gotten these before. They're these bumps that are invisisble and enever devlope into pimples, but I can feel them when I wash. I'm just very gentle with them and they seem to go away. Hoping this will be the case this time as well (fingers crossed). The spots above my lip seem to be going away nicely, but they were really tiny anyways. My skin is deinfately drying out even more. I hardly need any OC-8 at this point. My back has even stopped breaking out. There's no actives, but lots of red marks that should fade with time. I haven't been clear on my back in long time so this is a welcome sight. Hello beach season lol.

And for the final good news, my blood work came back normal! I was worried cuz I drank a decent amount this month (woops). Like I got shitty more times than I would have liked. This month I really only have one trip for a weekend planned where I know I'll drink like a fish, but other than that I plan to stay clear of alcohol besides the casual weekend beer. I work a lot more this month as well, so I wont have as much time to drink anyways....

Started Clavaris 5/21/2012 for chin cysts and cystic acne on my back. I'm a 21yr old male with sensitive combination skin (extremely oily t-zone). Been on antibiotics for 18 months and remained fairly clear on my face but my back is still breaking out, and the antibiotic is losing affetiveness on face.

Month 1: 50 mg/day 5/21/2012
Month 2: 50 mg/day
Month 3: 60 mg/day
Month 4: 60 mg/day
Month 5: 60 mg/day
Month 6: 60 mg/day
FINISHED: 150 mg/kg

Routine: AM: - Acne.org cleanser

- DML Mousturizer
- Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
- Aquaphor on lips
- Cerave AM Mousturizer SPF 30 (when outside)

PM: - Acne.org cleanswer
- DML Mousturizer
- Aquaphor for lips
- Gillette Sensor excel w/ Acne.org Cleanser


Other: - No dairy(for digestive reasons and acne)
- Good, balanced diet (limited fried food and sugar)
- Heavy weight training 5x per week
- Fish Oil, Calcium, and Multivitamin Supplements


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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:00 PM

Awesome one month almost down and things seem to be going good! Glad to hear the blood results came back good! Hello summer is right! So glad your back is clearing up! My back cleared up first too!

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:53 PM

Day 30

Hey everyone! So I just went to my derm for my one month. He was really happy with my results so far. He said I was still pretty oily though so I still have some ways to go. I have a TON of blackheads though. Like my whole nose and chin are blackheads. That's not all bad because at least it's all being pushed out. As a guy it's not a huge deal though. I got to look at my bloodwork charts (my derm knows I'm interested so he shows me all the cool charts and whatnot). My blood work is better than average which I am thrilled about considering I've been boozing a bit more than I should have the past month. He wanted to stay at 50mg. That's a fairly average dose for my size from what he said, so he said he soesn't wana risk getting worse side affects from an increase in dosage. He also talked about being happy with the blood work and he doesn't want that to be thrown off with a dose increase. I feel he pretty much gets that I drink on it, so if the dose is yeilding great numbers and results, there's no reason to mess with it.

Started Clavaris 5/21/2012 for chin cysts and cystic acne on my back. I'm a 21yr old male with sensitive combination skin (extremely oily t-zone). Been on antibiotics for 18 months and remained fairly clear on my face but my back is still breaking out, and the antibiotic is losing affetiveness on face.

Month 1: 50 mg/day 5/21/2012
Month 2: 50 mg/day
Month 3: 60 mg/day
Month 4: 60 mg/day
Month 5: 60 mg/day
Month 6: 60 mg/day
FINISHED: 150 mg/kg

Routine: AM: - Acne.org cleanser

- DML Mousturizer
- Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
- Aquaphor on lips
- Cerave AM Mousturizer SPF 30 (when outside)

PM: - Acne.org cleanswer
- DML Mousturizer
- Aquaphor for lips
- Gillette Sensor excel w/ Acne.org Cleanser


Other: - No dairy(for digestive reasons and acne)
- Good, balanced diet (limited fried food and sugar)
- Heavy weight training 5x per week
- Fish Oil, Calcium, and Multivitamin Supplements


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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:30 PM

That all sounds great! Congratz on starting month 2!

It's great to hear you're not breaking out. That's awesome. Hope it stays that way. I wish I had taken Retin-A before starting my dose. My derm had prescribed it, but I was in a hurry for accutane:P

My Accutane log for oily skin

Clarus 40mg, began April 17, 2012


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:40 PM

That all sounds great! Congratz on starting month 2!

It's great to hear you're not breaking out. That's awesome. Hope it stays that way. I wish I had taken Retin-A before starting my dose. My derm had prescribed it, but I was in a hurry for accutane:P


Thanks! Honestly I think it's just exchanging one IB for another. I wish I would have taken the accutane plunge earlier instead of messing around with so many antibiotics and topicals....

Day 32

Hey everyone!

So I'm geting into month 2, and guess what, I'm breaking out a little bit. I got a few more small pimples above my lip and I have 2 pretty painfull lumps under my chin. They're dark almost like a hyperpigmentation marks, but not like full blown pimples. They are both on the jaw line on my chin. The one is starting to fade and isn't as painful, but the other one was was worse when I woke up this morning. I'm hoping it just fades away like the other one and doesn't turn into a full blown cyst. I also got another smll whitehead on my chin, but it already came to a head so it should be gone in a day or 2. Other than that, nothing new to report. I don't feel I'm drying out as fast as I was at the begining, which is a double edged sword. Obviously I want to get rid of the excess oil to get rid of the acne, but I'm not getting as much irritation because I'm not drying as much as well. Guess I just have to be patient!

I've been busy as hell with work and I'm going out of town this weekend so that's why I havent been as active on the boards lately. Hope everyone is doing awesome!! I'll be back on Monday to update about these nasty bumps on my chin.

Hope everyone has a good weekned!!!!!

Started Clavaris 5/21/2012 for chin cysts and cystic acne on my back. I'm a 21yr old male with sensitive combination skin (extremely oily t-zone). Been on antibiotics for 18 months and remained fairly clear on my face but my back is still breaking out, and the antibiotic is losing affetiveness on face.

Month 1: 50 mg/day 5/21/2012
Month 2: 50 mg/day
Month 3: 60 mg/day
Month 4: 60 mg/day
Month 5: 60 mg/day
Month 6: 60 mg/day
FINISHED: 150 mg/kg

Routine: AM: - Acne.org cleanser

- DML Mousturizer
- Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
- Aquaphor on lips
- Cerave AM Mousturizer SPF 30 (when outside)

PM: - Acne.org cleanswer
- DML Mousturizer
- Aquaphor for lips
- Gillette Sensor excel w/ Acne.org Cleanser


Other: - No dairy(for digestive reasons and acne)
- Good, balanced diet (limited fried food and sugar)
- Heavy weight training 5x per week
- Fish Oil, Calcium, and Multivitamin Supplements