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#21 whoartthou1

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:52 AM

how much acne do you have on your back/shoulders at the moment? Number of lesions? Have fun at the party.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:10 AM

how much acne do you have on your back/shoulders at the moment? Number of lesions? Have fun at the party.


Hard to say really, it's in such a state that i cant really count them. + its hard to tell which ones are active and which are just raised scars. I'll take a video then edit this post, hang on.


EDIT: heres the video. Sorry about the music, it was just what i was listening to at the time, didnt even think about the fact that it'd be picked up by the video lol.

Acne doesnt look as bad in the video asin real life but it gives an idea i guess.


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:35 PM

Had my first nosebleed yesterday, milestone I guess? Was extremely minor, it was over as soon as I realised it had begun. Not such a bad side effect I guess.

Acne wise I haven't been too bad in these past few days, facial acne is mostly old stuff that is slowly healing, neck and jawline is currently quite bad though, I keep getting new ones there as the older ones heal.

Sides wise, lips have been super dry as usual but my lip product collection is doing a good job. Skin has actually not been as dry as it was. I've been moisturizing far less frequently yet its been fine. Hair is suuuuper dry but its not noticable when I put product in it so not a big deal.



Also, I noticed I don't have enough pills to last till my next derm appointment, any UK people have any advice? Should I just call the hospital and tell em I need another weeks worth of prescription to keep me going?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:34 PM

Had my first nosebleed yesterday, milestone I guess?

That's the spirit

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:19 AM

hey bro, so i just looked at your video. Your body acne seems to be similar to mine, except i have a shitload of discoloration (but i am brown skin, while you are white skin, so maybe discoloration shows up more on me than you).

I might take accutane bro... but i am scared

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:18 AM

hey bro, so i just looked at your video. Your body acne seems to be similar to mine, except i have a shitload of discoloration (but i am brown skin, while you are white skin, so maybe discoloration shows up more on me than you).

I might take accutane bro... but i am scared


How old are you? the fact that i'm 20 and my acne shows no sign of going away is one of the main reasons i decided to go for it. Before this is was happy to leave it to go on its own, but since it got worse and worse, and spread more to areas i care about (Chest and face acne matters to me way more than back/shoulders did) i decided it was time to give accutane a chance.

It's a pretty big decision to make but it could potentially mean that in ~6 months your skin is clear. I've learnt to deal with having sh*tty skin, but i can tell you if this treatment is successful i'll be SO happy.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:17 PM

bro i am 22 years old. I just recently started getting acne like yours (on the body) about a year and half ago.

Basically, i dont know if i will grow out of it, accutane might be the only hope..

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:24 PM

bro i am 22 years old. I just recently started getting acne like yours (on the body) about a year and half ago.

Basically, i dont know if i will grow out of it, accutane might be the only hope..


If i were in your position i'd absolutely go for it. BUT, theres a risk involved with it so it's got to be a decision you make yourself.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:50 PM

hey niroma. i have photos i just took of my body acne. I would be happy to post to compare if you wish

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:23 PM

Hey just thought id send you a message see how you're getting on. Its a month now since we started. Nose bleeds are still happening and my lips are dry but my skin is quite clear. It feels very soft and not that dry although it has got a weird shiny apperance, covered with makeup of course. Id ring them and ask for some more, you don't want a gap now its in youre system!! x

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:18 AM

Ugh, i feel awful. Not because of the accutane, but i'm ill and the accutane probably isnt helping. I have sinusitis according to my doctor - have had it for about 3 weeks but i only went t othe doctor yesterday cause i figured it would go away on its own. It hasn't so i got some antibiotics from the doctor (doxycycline suprisingly - hello my old friend). I also have some sort of eye infection so with the sinus pain and the eye pain the entire left hand side of my face feels like it's been punched repeatedly...
As well as that, i have a cold sore - turns out those dont heal very fast on accutane lips too, so that's yet another illness.

Hopefully the doxy will clear up my eye and sinuses and the cold sore will go away and i'll be back to normal - but for the past week or so i've felt like absolute sh*te.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:39 AM

cheers man. I hope you clear up.

How long were you on doxy for prior to accutane?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:40 PM

hey niroma do u still moisturize ur body?

im using vaseline

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

any updates?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:50 AM

Hey, sorry i havnt updated for so long. Havnt been on acne.org for a while - i've just been gonig through the motions of taking my pills each day. Heres what i just sent to whoartthou1:

"Im about 7 weeks in and my back is noticably better. I still have lots of red marks and scars but hardly any new spots are forming. My chest and face are also much better as well as my shoulders. I'm nowhere near clear but im at the point where i can definitely see signs that it's working.

As for sides - i got ill a few weeks ago and i think being on accutane made it feel much worse, but now that im over that it's just a case of dry lips, dry skin etc. No depression or anything crazy like that. My eyes have been very dry so i've just gone out and bought some rehydrating eye drops - i hate putting things in my eyes thoughso i havnt tried them yet.

Basically i'd say 'so far, so good'"

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

I hope you were off the accutane when you were out on doxy? You absolutely cannot mix te two they should have given you a penicillin.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

I am on the 10th day. I have no dry lips at the moment. I am really scared.

All the medication I have taken so far work for first-two weeks and then stop working (my body does respond at all).

I dont want this to happen when I am taking accutane (40mg).
I have no dry lips. Do you guyz this it is working for me?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:50 PM

What planned dosages do you have to take? I am thinking about going on a low dosage (5 to 10 mg a day)

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

I hope you were off the accutane when you were out on doxy? You absolutely cannot mix te two they should have given you a penicillin.


Doctor told me i should keep taking my accutane - where did you hear that you can't take both together? It was only a week long course so maybe its different? (compared to being on doxy long term for acne)

I am on the 10th day. I have no dry lips at the moment. I am really scared.

All the medication I have taken so far work for first-two weeks and then stop working (my body does respond at all).

I dont want this to happen when I am taking accutane (40mg).
I have no dry lips. Do you guyz this it is working for me?


10 days is nothing, don't worry if you're not seeing sides yet (be thankful! lol). How much do you weigh? im 66kg and started on 40mg too, The dry lips will probably come in the next week or 2 - try to buy some lip products in advance cause chapped lips are annoying as hell.

What planned dosages do you have to take? I am thinking about going on a low dosage (5 to 10 mg a day)


40mg for the first 3 months, then i dunno what he's gonna give me for the rest of the course. Why would you take such a low dose? If you're gonna take a drug like accutane surely you may as well do it in the way that's known to work?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

tetracyclines and accutane can lead to increased pressure on the brain or possible pseudotumor cerebri. Your derm should know this. I have to be off doxy for a week before I start accutane.