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#1 Aballarina

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:41 PM

Soooo today I took my first dosage of accutane! I am on 40mg a day on roaccutane.
I have had mild/ moderate acne since I was 13 or 14. Took antibiotics multiple times,only to come off of them and my skin would go back to the way it was.
I've tried
Doxycycline
Tetracycline
Mini cyclone (most recent)
Erythromycin
Retin a
Benzoyl peroxide from many diff brands or company's
Clindoyxl
Sulfur
Spiro
Different bcps. (Alesse,Yasmin,ortho tri cycline low and for the last 2 years regular ortho
Tea tree oil
Egg whites and probably other things I just can't remember at this moment

Proactive gave me peri oral dermatitis which I finally got rid of! So when I went to my derm she recommended accutane, as I am now starting to get scars.
I have oily skin as well.
I will be keeping a log and updating with pics weekly!
Currently that's what my face looks like after being on monocycline since September.
Sorry, I do have some metro gel on my face , just to make sure my dermatitis doesn't come alive again!

I will also add that I have tried "dieting" and eating healthy etc for about a year and it didn't do anything to my skin.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

I've tried all the same stuff.... I'm a bit older than you but wish I had started accutane back when I first started getting severe, cysitc acne around your age... I just started 8 days ago and am getting my first IB :( Hang in there and good luck to you! (I am on 60mg/day, 110lb., 29y/o female) Oh and I tried the eating healthy thing, too. Nothing but whole grains, lean proteins and unprocessed food for the past year then this came back far worse than ever before. Been working out too so it just goes to show that all those theories are total BS...

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

Glad u have finally gotten accutane, I just completed my four month course and I am completely clear :) U will get dry skin obviously and aching joints after exercising but if I were you I'd take the same approach I did. So many people have all these side effects from taking accutane but I think people are looking out for these side effects. My journey wasn't bad at all. The dryness is annoying but just take it in your stride and you will be fine :)

Here's to accutane making me a happier person!


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

Happy for you!

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

Thanks guys! Yeah I'm a bit nervous but I've been looking into the drug for about 2 years and reading tons of blog posts here and you tube videos lol. And brownilocks we are almost at the same place! Hopefully the ib won't be too bad or last too long! And thanks heather, yeah sore joints isn't my main concern. I'm more scared of the hair loss! I just managed to grow my hair to my belly button! Lol hopefully it won't be so bad :)

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

Yay! Well hang in there, it's def a process
Feel free to check out my blog for pics/tips and stuff through my journey!!

I'm still truckin' along, too. I have a little over a month left!

http://shmaccutane.wordpress.com/ xooxxo

#7 Aballarina

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

Thanks! Yeah so I've heard lol. And I laughed when I read the first thing in big letter: acne sucks.
Actually you have a really great sense of humor about the whole thing!
The only side effect I may have gotten was a nose bleed today, but it doesn't have to be from accutane lol

A bit scared about the ib but I just had the worst perioral dermatitis outbreak literally all over my face I'm not too worried lol I hope it won't be worse then that!
And how's your face doing today? Are you getting over your last breakout?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:35 PM

I started on the same day as you! Hope our skins will be completely cleared by then!

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

Good luck! I am on day 19, so not too far ahead. :)

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

Good Luck on the course!!
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:33 AM

Good luck! I am on day 19, so not too far ahead. Posted Image


hows it so far?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

Not too bad. :) I am on 40 mg a day, and up until about 2 days ago if I wasn't guzzling water all day long I would get a headache, but I haven't had one the last two days. I'm not really dealing with dryness yet, which I was really worried about at first because I am always dry in the winter. The weather has been mild up until today, so we'll see. My hair is starting to dry out though :) oh, my blackheads are becoming more noticeable too, which I'm taking as a good sign!

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

Day 5 - not too many changes so far. Lips are slowly drying out but I've been pretty good with the aquaphor. Had a nose bleed last night first time in years but I'm not sure if accutane is the cause
Always thirsty lol. I work in a restaurant and I'm constantly suckin back water.
Besides that not much new to report. I havent gotten any headache or anything so far. No ib yet either. Hoping it holds off till after next Saturday, it's my boyfriends formal work party!
And thanks everyone for the support :) I'll keep you updated :)

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:05 PM

Day 8:) - lips are getting drier, and getting more thirsty lol. My nose is peeling now. And my cheeks feel "rough"
Besides that no side effects!:) I think I may be starting my ib but I'm not quite sure yet

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:34 AM

Thirsty!! and Itchy too! =( rawrrrr!

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:18 PM


I am getting thirsty too...i am on my day 2 on claravis 30mg twice a day, keep this post updated....


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

Day 13...
So my lips are really starting to dry out! Their not too bad, but I don't usually get chapped lips for more then a couple days in the winter so it's different lol
Ib still going on. Lots of hard white heads coming out. Some clogged pours. Skin is a bit less oily but nothing too drastic.
Skin is getting that red accutane burn Slowly.
Not much else new, no pains or any of the sorts:)


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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:07 AM

Day 16
My ib is still there. Seem to be getting a new pimple every day. It started a week ago so hopefully not tooooo much longer :(
Blackheads are beginning to be more noticeable , had 2 fall out. My skin kinda looks yuck.
I'm also experiencing a bit of the tane burn. On my cheeks mostly a bit pink. My skin is also super sensitive on my face
Mild back pain but nothing major.
Lips are still chopping :( but I use aquaphor and theyre ok.
My eyes are getting a bit dry. Hopefully my skin will dry out next!

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

your logs are helpful...keep it going...

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

Day 18 or 19. Face is starting to dry up :) chin nose and forehead are nice now. Cheeks are still a bit oily but not so bad. Still a bit of an ib a few blocked pores nothing major.
Back still hurts a bit and im still getting nose bleeds.
Lips are ok maybe im just used to it now lol.
Blackheads are more noticeable in sure they'll come out soon
That's all that's chAnged nothing else lately