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#41 KennyDeWyze

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:56 PM

hmmm
ur a month front of me!!!!!
i just took my 4th pill tonight!!!!!!!!
good luck y'all

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:00 AM

DAY 37

Hey everybody! So I just got back from my weekend trip away. I went to Cedar Point in Ohio, aka the roller coaster capital in the world and it totally rocked. Multiple world record roller coasters, it was intense. I'm only on day 37 because we stayed an extra day so I missed a dose. No worries though the cumulative dose is what really matters, so no biggie.

So I actually have something to report again. First off, both those nasty lumps on my chin are almost gone. They just faded away. Yay! And some bad news... the eczema on my arms is horrible. Like covering my entire bicep. It started coming out last wednesday where I was outside in 95 degree heat for work all day (I'm almost never outside for work). Then it came back when I was in the sun all day at the amusement park this weekend. So this begs my question.... was it the sun that aggravated it or the sunscreen? I'm using neutrogena SPF 45 that non comedogenic and pretty good stuff. I'm not sure if I should try another sunscreen? Any recomendations? Right now I'm loading up on Cerave Cream to treat it, and I've even started using a steroid cream at night.

Other than that, I'm pretty good as far a everything goes. I drank again this weekend a bit.... I'm really trying to cut back though. It's hard because it's such a big part of my social life, and I'm kinda a wild person so this is a change for me lol. My skin is getting really dry too. It's weird, one week I wont feel all that dry, and the next I'm flaky and dry. I think it could be from the sun as well, but I don't look burnt? Oh well just have to stay on top of my moisturizing!

I'll update on the eczema. How has anyone else dealt with this. The advice Im hearing a lot is moisturize, but any other tricks? I'm thinking of changing from Cetaphil cleansing bar to an aveeno body wash for eczema.

Hope everyone else is doin well!!!

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


#43 B552299G

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:27 PM

So the eczema is clearing from the steroid cream. But I was thinking, is it okay to use a steroid cream while on accutane?

Also, I lifted weights today for the first time since starting. I was unable to in the first month due to my epididymitis, but thats all cleared up so I got back into it. I usually powerlift 5x per week. It went pretty wel actually. I fatigued quicker, but I think that's from the month off. My back hurt a little when laying on the bench to work on chest, but nothing that would keep me from lifting. I'm super pummped about this seeing as it is something I really enjoy.

In realtion to this, has anyone experienced decreased appetite while on accutane? I'm usually hungry all the time, and I need to eat A LOT to maintain my weight. I started acccutane right after the flu so I was down about 10 pounds and I've been unable to gian it back. Anyone got any info on this?

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 27 June 2012 - 09:49 PM

Okay, I've been noticing this too: the small patch of eczema I have on my right hand gets irritated when I've been in the sun all day. I think it could be due to accutane's sun sensitivity inducing properties. When I was in high school, I used to get itchy small patches on my chin, my hands, and my lips would get itchy from the sun. This "eczema" looks just like that. I think what this is, is just sun sensitivity. I don't know how I grew out of it, but I did, and now it's making a reappearance from accutane. The eczema patch is similar: get's worse after long exposure to the sun.

And now that you mention it, I do have decreased appetite:S I used to eat, guilt free, all the time. Now, I usually forget that I haven't eaten for 5 hours straight. I do snack here and there, and drink PLENTY of water. A great thing I've noticed is that I don't get headaches anymore, from keeping hydrated all day. I was prone to getting headaches weekly before accutane. It kinda runs in the family. So many things triggered my headaches, but I guess now I know how I can prevent them.
As for the decreased appetite, I would attribute mine to water intake. I try to stay hydrated all day, and that certainly keeps me from snacking which I used to do all day pre-accutane.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:32 AM

Glad you can still work out. I am working out too, mostly cardio and light strength training (I don't really know where to start with weights...haha) but I haven't been TOO sore afterwards. Although I went fourwheeling/atving and died for the next two days following....such bad aches and pains. Oh well, so worth it, I had a blast.

HOWEVER, I got so many mosquito bites that turned into big scabs that I look like one giant scab. okay that is an exaggeration but you know what I mean. I hope. Haha.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:53 PM

Thanks droidone! I'm happy to hear someone else experienced this. To come to think of it I don remeber getting this at the beach a few years back as well at the beach. I've never been a heat/sun person, but I LOVE the beach so :( lol. And akbrighteyes I worked out a again today and it was even better. I lifted back which I thought would hurt bad and I was fine! I think getting active is helping with the pain and tiredness. That's good though that you can still do cardio without getting too tired!

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 29 June 2012 - 11:01 PM

I'm also a weightlifter and I've noticed that my strength/size progress is nowhere near as good as prior to accutane. Like you, I have a decreased appetite so it makes it really hard to eat the calories I need. I've lost a lot of weight. Normally I would be upset but I've reasoned that this is only temporary and a small price to pay for a clear face.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:23 PM

I'm also a weightlifter and I've noticed that my strength/size progress is nowhere near as good as prior to accutane. Like you, I have a decreased appetite so it makes it really hard to eat the calories I need. I've lost a lot of weight. Normally I would be upset but I've reasoned that this is only temporary and a small price to pay for a clear face.


Hey man, good to hear from another weight lifter. I'm super bummed too about the weight loss too. I went on accutane literally like a week after having the worst flu ever so I was already down in weight about 10 pounds. I'm built really thin so this whole not being hungy thing is killin my gains lol. I took a month off lifting for other health problems and it happened to coincide with starting accutane. I'm having a hard time distinguishing whether the loss of strength is from the time off or the accutane becasue this is the longest break from the gym ive had in a looong time lol.... More than anything is my stamina is down. I'll be fine on the first set, and then I'll be dying by the third or fourth on a weight that I normaly have no trouble with. And I've also noticed that my cmopound lifts like squat and bench have suffered more than my isolation lifts like curls. That full body exertion just wipes me out since started accutane. Have you noticed any of that?

And yes, this minor set back in training for clear skin is more than worth it. I'm just doin my best to stay commited and not get discouraged during my course.

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 July 2012 - 09:46 PM

Day 45ish

Okay, so I don't rememerb what day it is because I havent updated in a while... Sorry I havent been as active and posting on other pages as well, I've been busy and out of town again. So anyways, I have some things to update...

First off, my ezema is all clear again. I think it was the excessive sun expsoure that got me. I put some steroid cream on it and it's been gone ever since. I even got some sun on the 4th of July, and not eczema! yay! But guess, what.... I've got a pretty nasty cyst on the side of my chin. I had the beginings of cysts before but they cleared up. This one is about 50% in. Its not too too red, but It's definately noticable and hurts pretty bad. Considering I've had almost no other considerable IB, I can't complain too much. I'm hoping this goes away quickly, which I am thinking it will.

Another thing that has been buggin me is this lump under my chin. Its not big in area but it is very easily felt when I wash... It doesn't hurt and it isn't red, but its pretty big. I wonder what it is? It's been there for over about a month now and isn't getting smaller which I'm finding odd. Any ideas? It has me a little uneasy because it doesn't look or feel like a cyst. I'm goign to bring it up to my derm during my appointment in 2 weeks. I just really hope it doesnt begin to hurt or become visible...

And last but not least, I think accutane may be messing with my emotions. I've been exremely moody the past few weeks. I wasn't sure why, but it's definaetly noticebale. I feel down for no reason randomly a lot. It isn't all the time, but it does happen pretty frequently. I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety back in high school, and this feels similar. It hasn't been like debilitating, but it is making me uneasy. Then again, this could be unrelated.... I always tend to get a little depressed in the summer from being more isolated than I am at school. I work a decent amount and dont see my friends all that much compared to at school, where I live in a house with 50 people. I cant tell whether the accutane is to blame, but I'm going to keep a close eye on it for sure.

I'm happy to be back and hope everyone is doin well!

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 08 July 2012 - 03:31 PM

Another thing I forgot to mention was last friday, I woke up around 6 in the morning with a nasty fever and chills and just plain physical exhaustion. I drank very aggressively for the fourth of July (woops), but those was 2 days later so I hope they weren't related. I also noticed that due to being out of town, I wasn't hydrating as much as usual, and I think dehydration contributed to this. That combined with 100 degree weather just wiped me out. Accutane, especially if you decide to drink, I've found to be VERY dehydrating. I gotta stay on top of my hydating!

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 09 July 2012 - 07:51 PM

I went to Canada's Wonderland two days ago, so I was in the sun and walking all day. I'm still exhausted, and my leg muscles hurt. Also, being battered from the roller coasters :D Yup, the dehydration sucks, I'm thirsty as I'm writing this. I make sure to drink a tall glass of water 30 mins before breakfast. Apparently it's good for digestive health too, to drink water after your body fasts.

Is your derm going to be bumping up your dosage?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:04 PM

DAY 48ish

OKay, so I'm in a tought spot. I had another MASSIVE cyst come up on my chin. So right now I have 2 of the nastiest cysts ive had in a long time. The one is on the side and the other is in the middle. The one on the right is a few days old, and isn't hurting as bad as before. Now, the one in the middle of my chin hurts like hell. I've been tlaing IBuprofin it hurts so bad. So I guess this is kinda of my IB. I havent anything too mentionable before this. I'm just gonna wait it out and see what happens. On thursday this week I'm goin up to my college for a weekend that basically the while school goes back up to see they're friends. Don't these things always have great timing... NOT! Hopefully the accutane does it's job and they dry out quickly!

I also bought CeraVe foaming cleanser today after hearing good things. Cetaphil didn't seem to be cleaning well enough, so I decided to switch. I update on what I think. I'm excited to try it out.

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 10 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

I went to Canada's Wonderland two days ago, so I was in the sun and walking all day. I'm still exhausted, and my leg muscles hurt. Also, being battered from the roller coasters Posted Image Yup, the dehydration sucks, I'm thirsty as I'm writing this. I make sure to drink a tall glass of water 30 mins before breakfast. Apparently it's good for digestive health too, to drink water after your body fasts.

Is your derm going to be bumping up your dosage?


Hey! That's an awesome idea with the water before breakfast. When I used to play hockey and train everyday (with practice and conditioning like 3 hours a day), I would always drink a ton of gatorade with breakfast every morning to help with dehydration. I'm definately gonna take yur advice and try thr water before breakfast thing. It's good to hear someone else is always thirsty too! Definately a noticable side affect. I've had dehydration problems before accutane because I'm built very lean, so I'm always happy to her tips from everyone on how to keep hydrated.

And I don't think he's gonna bump the doseage from what he says. He said he happy with my numbers, and the highest he'd be willing to go is 60 with my body weight anyways (that seems low compared to others on here), but I trust him. I also get the feeling he knows I drink a little more than I should on it being a college student so he said he doesn't want my bloodwork to come back bad if we boost the dose. I feel like I could handle more, because my side affects are really minor, but as of now I'm stayin with 50mg per day.

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 10 July 2012 - 04:40 PM

DAY 48ish

OKay, so I'm in a tought spot. I had another MASSIVE cyst come up on my chin. So right now I have 2 of the nastiest cysts ive had in a long time. The one is on the side and the other is in the middle. The one on the right is a few days old, and isn't hurting as bad as before. Now, the one in the middle of my chin hurts like hell. I've been tlaing IBuprofin it hurts so bad. So I guess this is kinda of my IB. I havent anything too mentionable before this. I'm just gonna wait it out and see what happens. On thursday this week I'm goin up to my college for a weekend that basically the while school goes back up to see they're friends. Don't these things always have great timing... NOT! Hopefully the accutane does it's job and they dry out quickly!

I also bought CeraVe foaming cleanser today after hearing good things. Cetaphil didn't seem to be cleaning well enough, so I decided to switch. I update on what I think. I'm excited to try it out.


Sorry to hear that you have a new cyst! That sucks, and I know how you feel. I am at day like 120 I think and I just stopped getting zits on a frequent basis like 2 weeks ago. I thought I would be clear by now, so I know how it feels to have these things popping up when you were hoping to be in the clear. Hopefully they dry up before your trip back to school. These things do have the worst timing.

Also I love the CreaVe foaming cleanser. I love all the creaVe products actually. That is all I use. I use the Foaming cleanser AM and PM and if I am going into the sun for the day I use the AM moisturizer and then everyday multiply times I use the CeraVe cream. I just love all of it. I think Cetaphil stuff is heavy and oily and doesn't clean well. I hope you like it!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:33 PM


DAY 48ish

OKay, so I'm in a tought spot. I had another MASSIVE cyst come up on my chin. So right now I have 2 of the nastiest cysts ive had in a long time. The one is on the side and the other is in the middle. The one on the right is a few days old, and isn't hurting as bad as before. Now, the one in the middle of my chin hurts like hell. I've been tlaing IBuprofin it hurts so bad. So I guess this is kinda of my IB. I havent anything too mentionable before this. I'm just gonna wait it out and see what happens. On thursday this week I'm goin up to my college for a weekend that basically the while school goes back up to see they're friends. Don't these things always have great timing... NOT! Hopefully the accutane does it's job and they dry out quickly!

I also bought CeraVe foaming cleanser today after hearing good things. Cetaphil didn't seem to be cleaning well enough, so I decided to switch. I update on what I think. I'm excited to try it out.


Sorry to hear that you have a new cyst! That sucks, and I know how you feel. I am at day like 120 I think and I just stopped getting zits on a frequent basis like 2 weeks ago. I thought I would be clear by now, so I know how it feels to have these things popping up when you were hoping to be in the clear. Hopefully they dry up before your trip back to school. These things do have the worst timing.

Also I love the CreaVe foaming cleanser. I love all the creaVe products actually. That is all I use. I use the Foaming cleanser AM and PM and if I am going into the sun for the day I use the AM moisturizer and then everyday multiply times I use the CeraVe cream. I just love all of it. I think Cetaphil stuff is heavy and oily and doesn't clean well. I hope you like it!

Yeah, I hear ya. Right when you think your in the clear, something pops up. I've read many people don't experience consistent clearing until the very end, so keep on keepin on. You've been so helpful to everyone in the accutane log pages. I really hope you clear up for good!

It actually had a little white head poking out this evening so I scraped it when I showered afer work and a ton of gunk came pouring out (gross, sorry). The redness was literally the size of a silver dollar, but since draining it and having it calm down after my shower, it look and feels a lot better. It was literally throbbing before I drianed it. I was very gentle and never pushed on it, but wehen that little white head came off, well you get the idea lol. Hopefully by tomorow, it feels smaller when I wash. The other cyst is a just a dark mark, but theres still a bump. It doesn't hurt anymore so that's good.

And I LOVE the CeraVe foaming facewash. You were the one that started me on the CeraVe, and every product I've tried thus far rocks. I started with the AM Moisturizer in search for a good face SPF (the Olay one dan likes didnt like my skin so much). Then I tried the Cream after you said you liked it so much. And now I've started the foaming facewash and it's great. And your totally right about cetaphil. My derm told me to stay clear of their moisturizers, and I thought their facewash was pretty useless as well. My face felt the same after washing as it did before washing. The CeraVe facewash makes my face feel clean and not oily, but it feels really hydrating as well. I think it's that Hylaruonic (something like that) acid. I've read it's very hydrating and beneficial for the skin. I'm even considering trying the normal lotion for normal everyday face moisturzer I love the brand so much. It was an awesome suggestion to try CeraVe. Thanks!!

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 10 July 2012 - 07:04 PM

Yeah, I hear ya. Right when you think your in the clear, something pops up. I've read many people don't experience consistent clearing until the very end, so keep on keepin on. You've been so helpful to everyone in the accutane log pages. I really hope you clear up for good!

It actually had a little white head poking out this evening so I scraped it when I showered afer work and a ton of gunk came pouring out (gross, sorry). The redness was literally the size of a silver dollar, but since draining it and having it calm down after my shower, it look and feels a lot better. It was literally throbbing before I drianed it. I was very gentle and never pushed on it, but wehen that little white head came off, well you get the idea lol. Hopefully by tomorow, it feels smaller when I wash. The other cyst is a just a dark mark, but theres still a bump. It doesn't hurt anymore so that's good.

And I LOVE the CeraVe foaming facewash. You were the one that started me on the CeraVe, and every product I've tried thus far rocks. I started with the AM Moisturizer in search for a good face SPF (the Olay one dan likes didnt like my skin so much). Then I tried the Cream after you said you liked it so much. And now I've started the foaming facewash and it's great. And your totally right about cetaphil. My derm told me to stay clear of their moisturizers, and I thought their facewash was pretty useless as well. My face felt the same after washing as it did before washing. The CeraVe facewash makes my face feel clean and not oily, but it feels really hydrating as well. I think it's that Hylaruonic (something like that) acid. I've read it's very hydrating and beneficial for the skin. I'm even considering trying the normal lotion for normal everyday face moisturzer I love the brand so much. It was an awesome suggestion to try CeraVe. Thanks!!


Ya know I really hope that I clear up for good too. I am due for a clear face. I have been through hell and back with it. Well I am sure we all have and we all deserve to be clear! I hope that you clear up quickly and stay that way! I am happy that I have been helpful in these logs. I try to give advice that I was looking for when I started taking the medication. I try to cover all the bases I can, so if I have been helpful that is great and it takes me happy :)

I know what you mean about whiteheads and tons oozing out. My first 2 or more months I was getting like 10 whiteheads a day sometimes it was really gross and stuff would just keep coming and coming out of them. You are right about the redness being like a silver dollar too. I still get like that, if I get a whitehead I get tons of redness. I don't even understand how that much redness comes from something the size of the tip of pencil lead or something like that. Just weird. I am glad it looks and feels better now that you have drained it! Painful zits are the worst and 90% of the zits I get hurt. So I feel your pain!

I am glad you love the facewash! I do too :) I should be a spokeswoman for CeraVe I swear. I try to turn everyone on to their products I just think that they are wonderful. Like you mentioned with the Olay product not getting along with your skin, nothing gets along with mine either. CeraVe products on the other hand do get along with my skin well. It seems like people are split between cetaphil and cerave. You love one and hate the other. I don't ever see people using both or loving both brands. I am glad you are a lover of the brand too! I think all the products they make are great! I don't see why the lotion wouldn't be great too! I just use the cream all the time unless I am in the sun and need a SPF, it is heavier but it still sinks into the skin really well.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:20 PM

DAY 58

Okay, I'm gonna do a quick update. Sorry I havent been back lately. Been busy as fack. BUt overall, my skin is doin great. All those cysts cleared up nice and didn't even leave a red mark which shocked the hell out of me. Normally I get red marks that linger from cysts. My skin is definately drying more as well. I've had some side affects recently though that I want to talk about. I'm gonna post tomorow after my derm apt so I have the whole story. Just wanted to update.

Hope everyone is doin good!

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 21 July 2012 - 08:26 PM

DAY 61

Hey everyone. Just went to the derm last week and I have some updates. First off, my blood came back good. I was worried because I got my blood tested 2 days after getting shitfaced 3 days straight from a reunion at school for the summer. Anyways, I went to my derm and he said I looked good. I told him that I had 2 really bad cysts on my chin the week before, but he said the first 3 months or so I may get the occassional mark. He also said my chin would still change a lot, and to be patient. I aso got boosted to 60mg per day from 50. I'm taking my first 60mg dose today. I'm hoping everything goes as smooth as it had the past 2 months.

Other than that, there is nothing new to reoprt. Skin is about the same as it was a few weeks back. Maybe a little drier, but nothing drastic. He also gave me some Dr. Dan's cortisone lip balm for my lips which are getting bad.

I hope everyone else is doin good!!! I cant belive im on month 3 already!

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 23 July 2012 - 10:53 PM

Hey everyone,

So I need some help from you guys...

I'm not sure what to do about my course. I was always under the interpretation that the standard course was 125 mg of accutane per kg of body weight as a cumulative dose, but my Derm, whom I 100% trust, wants me to do 150 mg/kg. My derm explained that the lower cumulative doses and shorter durations are kind of an old way to look at it. He's in his late 30s so he's pretty on top of things, and treats the majority of the accutane patients of the biggest practice in the city I'm from so he's well versed in accutane (he took it himself as well). After some reading I found that the normal dose is in the range of 120-150 mg/kg, but that was just from a quick google search.

So here are my options. I weigh 66 kg (I've lost weight from not eating as much and not lifting due to a busy summer).

Option 1: 2 Months of 50mg + 3 months of 60mg = 127 mg/kg

Option 2: 2 Months of 50mg + 4 months of 60mg = 154 mg/kg

My worry is that the last 2 months or so I will be back at school and drinking pretty heavily. I'm going to do my best to not go too crazy, but it's kinda unavoidable in my social environment. So basically is the 1 extra month worth it, or will it not even matter as far as acne goes. On the other side, would 30 more days of accutane with some drinking really be all that bad in the long run.

What kind of cumulative doses are ya'll taking, and what do you think I should do in my situation?

I'm lookin forward to hearing some good insight!

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 31 July 2012 - 03:30 PM

50-60 is not so big of a difference in my opinion. If your body is accustomed to 50mg, taking 60mg for a longer period may increase the effectiveness of your treatment.
And whyyy are you concerned about drinking?? It's only 2 months!! You're going to have beautiful skin and a healthy liver in the end. That's a great thing to look forward to. You just need the will power :)

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Clarus 40mg, began April 17, 2012