Accutane Video Journey
Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:23 PM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:47 PM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:48 PM
You'll see more dryness within a month and definite clearance within 2 months. In the meantime, maybe you can pinpoint exactly why you breakout on your neck. Do you sleep on your stomach or side? Have you tried switching up your shaving routine?
I have similar issues that you do, except in a different spot. Completely clear on parts of my face, then cysts all along the jawline. I started sleeping on my back instead of my stomach, and my cysts got 50% better.
I'm now on Spironolactone for my acne, we'll see if it works 100%....I wish I could go back on Accutane but I've already been on it 3 times, and it just comes back a year after I stop taking it...and I don't mean to be discouraging! Accutane is great for clearing your skin 100%, but for some people the acne WILL come back once the drug leaves your system, then you need to find alternative ways to maintain the clear skin.
That being said, for some people they can take Accutane once and POOF, cured forever.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:50 PM
Edited by James9, 29 August 2012 - 04:50 PM.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:18 PM
As far as training yourself to sleep on your back..When I first started I found that I had to put one normal pillow under my knees & one pillow underneath each arm. The arm pillows will help you from turning over in the middle of the night. As far as placement of the pillows. It should make an upside-down U shape with your head pillow... I hope that makes sense, i'm terrible at explaining.
It may look silly at first but it's pretty comfortable, and after a week you can probably take away the arm pillows and just use the pillow under your knees.
If you really really CANNOT sleep on your back, look into changing your laundry detergent if you haven't already. A lot of fabric softeners and irritating detergents can be on your pillow cases, creating breakouts. Also, if you wear collared shirts or polos...the laundry detergent could be the case too because it's touching your neck. I would buy some of the natural detergents, rewash all your clothes and see what it does for you.
You can buy the "Tide Free and Gentle" stuff....it doesn't have any harsh chemicals in it..You may find a big improvement in doing just this.
Edited by RightMeow, 29 August 2012 - 05:24 PM.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:44 PM
Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:18 PM
I understand why neck acne would be just as terrible as facial acne. No one wants bumps and lumps on their bodies. Hopefully there is no issues with your liver this time around! I look forward to seeing your progress. By the way I wouldn't say your acne is a 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10. I would say it is around 6 out of 10. Don't be so down about yourself. You are going to heal up nicely! Hang in there.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:22 PM
Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:51 PM
Edited by James9, 07 September 2012 - 11:52 PM.
Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:37 PM
Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated
Edited by James9, 08 September 2012 - 02:35 PM.
Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:49 PM
So I think your neck is looking so much better already! The redness is common and should subside after you come off accutane. I have face flushing around my cheeks and nose, worse some days and better the other. This medication is weird. Glad to hear your blood results came back good! Great news! Have to tell you, your smile is great! Keep on keeping on and stay positive and smiling and time will fly by and those neck cysts will be a thing of the past!
Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:59 PM
Edited by James9, 08 September 2012 - 10:01 PM.
Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:54 AM
Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:41 AM
Right side of face: Can see cysts coming in on the neck. Painful. :/
Left side of face: Small cysts forming
Under chin: Can see a big nodule and a few small cysts coming in. The bald spot is a big nodule under skin.
Front of face: Can see some dryness around the mouth and my initial breakout coming in on the forehead
Edited by James9, 10 September 2012 - 12:42 AM.
Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:56 AM
So far, how's your improvement ?
I think if the acne only on your neck,maybe it related on the shaving tool you use, maybe you can change the shaving tool, or you can shave slowly
The irritation that you have from shaving, can lead you to cystic acne if treat improperly.
You can give attention to the food you eat daily, maybe the food factor makes that too
Try to drink more since you are on accutane, no alcohol, no junk food ( I think you know this early )
Anyway success for your journey
Oh yeah I forgot to tell you about Folliculitis. Have you find in the google about this one, since the symtomp look like acne. I found picture in the google that look like your neck when I search "Folliculitis on the neck" . The acne on your neck itchy ?
Edited by eddy_if, 10 September 2012 - 07:04 AM.