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#21 True North

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

Day 19, 20 - Well, lips don't seem as sore/dry anymore... I haven't put any chap stick on them all day today and they are fine. Odd.

Back and neck still get sore for doing basic things like stretching, skin around my nose is fairly dry... That's about it.
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

Day 21, 22 - Still not much change...

Going to the derm in one week.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:18 AM

Day 13, 14, 15 - Not much change yet. Still have really dry lips and my back gets sore from almost anything... Hoping to see some change in acne soon. Did I avoid the inital breakout all together? Posted Image


i'm on day 13 and my back has been killing me for the past few days. ugh. :(

Day 19, 20 - Well, lips don't seem as sore/dry anymore... I haven't put any chap stick on them all day today and they are fine. Odd.

Back and neck still get sore for doing basic things like stretching, skin around my nose is fairly dry... That's about it.


i've been putting the Neosporin white cream on the corners around my nose at night and it's really helping.
i've also been putting it on my spots that are clearing up at night and it's helping them heal faster i believe.
you should check it out!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:36 PM


Day 13, 14, 15 - Not much change yet. Still have really dry lips and my back gets sore from almost anything... Hoping to see some change in acne soon. Did I avoid the inital breakout all together? Posted Image


i'm on day 13 and my back has been killing me for the past few days. ugh. Posted Image

Day 19, 20 - Well, lips don't seem as sore/dry anymore... I haven't put any chap stick on them all day today and they are fine. Odd.

Back and neck still get sore for doing basic things like stretching, skin around my nose is fairly dry... That's about it.


i've been putting the Neosporin white cream on the corners around my nose at night and it's really helping.
i've also been putting it on my spots that are clearing up at night and it's helping them heal faster i believe.
you should check it out!


Yeah, my back gets really sore from basically anything... So annoying. I will check out that product - thanks!

Day 23 - Well, I dunno. My face seems to be clearing up... but I don't really know the concept of clearing up because I haven't had a clear face for 4 years; so I don't know if it's getting better, worse, or staying the same.

We are in the middle of moving, and I've lived in this house my whole life so it's really hard... I have post-secondary (college or uni) crap to handle... IE decide what I'm doing, money, where I'm going, which program/courses, I need to buy a car soon, and then there's the daily routine of being a senior. Blah. Very stressed. At least mid terms are over!

I'm only staying hopeful on Accutane because all the stories I've read, and the people I know/talked to, say that it does, ultimately, get rid of your acne completely... (*knocks on woood*) so I'm staying hopeful for that. Don't know how long I'm suppose to be on this for, like 4 months, 5 months, what?

Have a derm appointment next Monday, I'm assuming she's going to put me on 40mg or 50... we'll see.

Anyway, to sum it all up: Sore back, dry lips, sore neck occasionally, stressed, staying hopeful. Posted Image

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:57 AM

Day 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 - Still not much change... Same old dry lips, sore back/neck, and dry skin around the nose and mouth.

Derm appointment tomorrow, so we'll see what she says.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

Day 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Blargggghhh. Derm said I would be sticking on 30mg for December, a little sad but yet thankful; sad because I want a higher dose to get the crap out of my skin, happy because she said I was doing well on 30mg and that I seem to be improving a lot so I may not have to get a very high dose...

I think I have gotten my inital breakout. The sides of my forehead and temple area are covered... gross. Hopefully this is the dreaded IB and that I am getting it over with and will start to see some improvement... starting to lose hope, though. I just want this disgusting crap gone forever, I am seriously wishing I have a successful first course and won't relapse *knocks on wood*.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

Good luck on your course; I'd personally prefer a lower course myself, just to reduce the side effects, even if it requires me to use it longer, but that's just me.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

Thanks for the post. Yeah... I think I'd rather take a high dose and just get it over with.

Day 36, 37, 38 - Well, I'm getting more mad than anything. I want my stupid initial breakout to go away; hell, I want all of my acne to go away... I realize I'm only finishing day 38 but I was honestly hoping this drug would bring results quicker. At such a critical point in my life right now I need all the confidence I can get - and I really feel like my acne is limiting my confidence, which limits what I do (school, jobs, volunteering, etc) I just need my acne to be done with, and I needed it 2 years ago.

I'm really riding on this drug to do the trick... the derm said I'll be on it 'til about March or April, and by then... well, let's just say my acne better be gone.

Still thankful that I haven't had any abnormal or serious side effects *knocks on wood*.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

Day 39, 40, 41 - Back and chest seem to have cleared up quite a bit, I only get a slight pain in my back instead of the overwheling feeling I used to get, my inital breakout seems to be dying out, and my lips don't appear to be getting any drier! All in all, I'm happy with the results so far. Hopefully I'm on the road to recovery and not side effects!
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:42 PM

Day 42, 43, 44, 45 - Back, chest, and neck all clearing up pretty well surprisingly. Inital breakout on my face seems to be continuing to die down... Derm appointment exactly one week from today, probably going up to 40/50mg. Back soreness continues to be faint; lips are of course still dry but I'm used to them now so I don't notice them much.

All in all - happy with the results.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

Day 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 - Derm appointment today... she bumped me up to 40MG! Very happy... it's about time. She said I'll be on this 'til March and she said my acne should be completely gone (*knock on wood*... yeah I do that a lot)... ha... not so sure about that but let's hope!

Anyway, same ol' same ol'. I get rid of acne, new stuff comes up. I am used to all the side effects and having new pimples now so it's really nothing new at all, which is good! No nasty side effects (*knocks on wood again*)

Anyway, here's hoping this 40mg does more good than bad!

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

Many people notice more improvement with a higher dose hopefully you will too!!

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

Any photos of your bacne/shoulder acne?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

Nope, no pictures. I don't think I'll post any sorry... more so I'm too lazy than self-conscious Posted Image

Day 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 - Blah. That describes my mood right now. I just want this ugly, disgusting, self-controlling crap to be gone... I know I have at least until March/April but that seems an eternity away.

Not much difference stepping up to the 40mg... unfortunately. Still the same side effects (not complaining - I'm very fortunate and yes... *knocks on wood*), same ol' acne, same spots where they were before... I'm honestly starting to lose faith and I'm thinking this is just another failed treatment claiming to be the magic formula for a cure. We'll see I suppose.

Two months in on this day... and I got another 3-4 to go. I hope with all my being I can just get rid of this crap permanently.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:07 AM

Hun, i'm about 2 weeks ahead of you and going through my IB which has caused red marks galore and i still have active acne. It sucks but you have to stay and think positive. I avoid mirrors as much as i can and just tell myself that accutane has to push all the crud out before it can heal your skin. If you ever need to vent, feel free to PM as i've been down this road 3 times already


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:12 PM

30 mg is a really low dose! why so low?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

Nope, no pictures. I don't think I'll post any sorry... more so I'm too lazy than self-conscious Posted Image

Day 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 - Blah. That describes my mood right now. I just want this ugly, disgusting, self-controlling crap to be gone... I know I have at least until March/April but that seems an eternity away.

Not much difference stepping up to the 40mg... unfortunately. Still the same side effects (not complaining - I'm very fortunate and yes... *knocks on wood*), same ol' acne, same spots where they were before... I'm honestly starting to lose faith and I'm thinking this is just another failed treatment claiming to be the magic formula for a cure. We'll see I suppose.

Two months in on this day... and I got another 3-4 to go. I hope with all my being I can just get rid of this crap permanently.

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It's not uncommon for people to lose hope around this timeframe or even later. Some lucky people clear in the first month; some clear shortly after the course. But it's extremely rare to not clear ever.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:19 PM

Hun, i'm about 2 weeks ahead of you and going through my IB which has caused red marks galore and i still have active acne. It sucks but you have to stay and think positive. I avoid mirrors as much as i can and just tell myself that accutane has to push all the crud out before it can heal your skin. If you ever need to vent, feel free to PM as i've been down this road 3 times already


Accutane for the most part works to some extent for most if not all people


Thank you for your support. I'll keep you in mind!

I hope this time is the success you've been waiting for ! Good luck :) . Thanks again.

30 mg is a really low dose! why so low?


Don't know. I'm on 40mg now but if I recall correctly my derm said my acne wasn't severe enough to have a high dose, and plus I'm not the heaviest guy around and the dosage, after all, is based on weight.


Nope, no pictures. I don't think I'll post any sorry... more so I'm too lazy than self-conscious Posted Image

Day 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 - Blah. That describes my mood right now. I just want this ugly, disgusting, self-controlling crap to be gone... I know I have at least until March/April but that seems an eternity away.

Not much difference stepping up to the 40mg... unfortunately. Still the same side effects (not complaining - I'm very fortunate and yes... *knocks on wood*), same ol' acne, same spots where they were before... I'm honestly starting to lose faith and I'm thinking this is just another failed treatment claiming to be the magic formula for a cure. We'll see I suppose.

Two months in on this day... and I got another 3-4 to go. I hope with all my being I can just get rid of this crap permanently.

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It's not uncommon for people to lose hope around this timeframe or even later. Some lucky people clear in the first month; some clear shortly after the course. But it's extremely rare to not clear ever.


I try to keep that in mind but it's just hard. I've been on so many damn things I'm getting fed up. I'm really just looking forward to the clearing stage.

Thanks for your support, though. I'll keep that in mind and try to stay positive.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:15 PM

Day 61-79 - Haven't posted in while, whoops. Got caught up with classes and work and what not. Well, I'm still on the 40mg (obviously) and I don't suspect I'll be moving up next month... my acne hasn't cleared up, but also hasn't gotten worse yet... (*knocks on wood*). Hoping to start to see some clearing soon. Same old side effects, which I am thankful that it hasn't gotten worse (*knocks on wood*). And yes, I guess I am a tad superstitious about the whole knocking on wood haha. I've always done it and it seems to always work... (*knocks on wood* [man oh man I'm paranoid]).

Anywho, derm appointment in a couple weeks and my... let's see... 4th time getting blood drawn! Woo hoo. (NOT!)

Here's hoping to be on the better-end of the cycle
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