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Yeah they go by fast especially when you keep yourself busy. I'm wrapping up my five weeks and will be starting my sixth this Friday.

Still got 4 active ones. Blah. When one goes, another comes up to replace it. So I'm still battling breakouts BUT I should be thankful that they either become a white head quickly or they are just smaller cysts. Not as big as I used to get them. So, some positives there. Can't wait til they just stop coming ALL together!

Anyhow, keep me posted :-)

Take care

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Yeah they go by fast especially when you keep yourself busy. I'm wrapping up my five weeks and will be starting my sixth this Friday.

Still got 4 active ones. Blah. When one goes, another comes up to replace it. So I'm still battling breakouts BUT I should be thankful that they either become a white head quickly or they are just smaller cysts. Not as big as I used to get them. So, some positives there. Can't wait til they just stop coming ALL together!

Anyhow, keep me posted :-)

Take care

All my cysts have left! i have a feeling they left because the anti flammatory medication that the derm also gave me...

But im getting tiny little white heads everywhere and I never used to get them!!

Wow 5 weeks, how do you feel?

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Only symptoms I have so far is the dry lips and occasional joint discomfort but nothing that bothers me much. It's just the continuous cycle of getting pimples and it hasn't come to a stop. Not sure why, but its annoying.

What anti inflammatory meds are you taking?

Yeah I started to get the tiny white heads too along with the cysts and some comedones. Sorry if I sound a bit down and complaining. It's annoying to have acne...blah :-( I guess I just want to see a light in the tunnel and sometimes I feel I take a step forward and three steps back. But again, I know its expected but its just annoying.

Well, how are you feeling?

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Only symptoms I have so far is the dry lips and occasional joint discomfort but nothing that bothers me much. It's just the continuous cycle of getting pimples and it hasn't come to a stop. Not sure why, but its annoying.

What anti inflammatory meds are you taking?

Yeah I started to get the tiny white heads too along with the cysts and some comedones. Sorry if I sound a bit down and complaining. It's annoying to have acne...blah :-( I guess I just want to see a light in the tunnel and sometimes I feel I take a step forward and three steps back. But again, I know its expected but its just annoying.

Well, how are you feeling?

Seriously you can complain all you like to me because I UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY. I could cry for days over acne..... All I do is look at other peoples perfect complextions in jealousy.

I feel ok, I get sore throats... and this might all br in my head... but I feel like my skin is less irrated BY A LOT. It doesnt go red like it used to or inflammrd but once again its prob those anti flammatory pills

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you didn't mention what anti inflam the doc prescribed? I'm curious. I'm going to my derm in a few days and may ask him about something like that.

The soar throats are not in your head. I had that too for the first few weeks when I started accutane but I no longer have them.

I got two cysts that actually hurt when I move my face to smile or talk :-( Even the wind hurt it today. sucks.

Thanks thought for letting me complain. Sometimes when I can vent with someone who understands makes things easier. So thanks :-)

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you didn't mention what anti inflam the doc prescribed? I'm curious. I'm going to my derm in a few days and may ask him about something like that.

The soar throats are not in your head. I had that too for the first few weeks when I started accutane but I no longer have them.

I got two cysts that actually hurt when I move my face to smile or talk :-( Even the wind hurt it today. sucks.

Thanks thought for letting me complain. Sometimes when I can vent with someone who understands makes things easier. So thanks :-)

They are called Solone Tablets 5mg and I'm taking 3 a day for 2 weeks only for the IB...

It feels good to vent on here because sometimes I feel annoying when I complain to my boyfriend. Having a tiny break out today.. :(:(:( wa....

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I'm sorry about the little break out. Hang in there. Like I said before, the beginning you will see some more pimples than usual. But its great that you're taking the solone and hopefully what ever break out you get it'll keep it from getting too big. That's a steroid medication, which is good for the swelling therefore you should see those buggers disappearing fast! Hang in there buddy. I'm not going to lie to you because it is common to get a bit of a break out so expect it and it too shall pass. Sometimes is better to know what to expect so that you don't get shocked and feel worse than you already feel.

Vent all you want and we get help each other through this hell grinwink.gif

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I'm sorry about the little break out. Hang in there. Like I said before, the beginning you will see some more pimples than usual. But its great that you're taking the solone and hopefully what ever break out you get it'll keep it from getting too big. That's a steroid medication, which is good for the swelling therefore you should see those buggers disappearing fast! Hang in there buddy. I'm not going to lie to you because it is common to get a bit of a break out so expect it and it too shall pass. Sometimes is better to know what to expect so that you don't get shocked and feel worse than you already feel.

Vent all you want and we get help each other through this hell grinwink.gif

First week is done and I thought I was going well until pimples came out and lips so dry they hurt!! GREAT!!!

I dont care, I know i will be grateful one day soon

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Yes you will be! Just take it easy.

I went to the derm today and he wants me to stop taking Accutane and go on doxycycline!!! What the heck! I'm resistant to the drug but he still wants me too. I'm just thinking of sticking on the accutane and finding another derm. I'm so ticked today.

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Yes you will be! Just take it easy.

I went to the derm today and he wants me to stop taking Accutane and go on doxycycline!!! What the heck! I'm resistant to the drug but he still wants me too. I'm just thinking of sticking on the accutane and finding another derm. I'm so ticked today.

oh really? why?? why does he think accutane isnt workin?

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<b>Day 10 </b>

Lips are dry but nothing too bizzare. Breakout on my dreaded right cheek. No improvements beside the face my skin is A LOT less oilly which I love. When do people start seeing improvement is it 3 months?

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I think my derm thinks that if I go on antibiotics that it'll reduce the swelling of the pimples I have. I guess he expected more of an improvement but sees that its still pretty swollen. I think he wants to put me on the antibiotics and then back to accutane. My acne is freaking stubborn too so I guess the fact that I've been on accutane before he wants to switch me back and forth?! No clue and I'm not convinced :-( I'm planning to stick with accutane and find another doc and that's it.

I got quite a few new spots on my right cheek again. I'm already in my 6th week too.

Improvement honestly differs from person to person and TIME TO TIME. The first time I was on accutane everything cleared up in a few weeks and it was smooth sailing after that. I mean I got a few zits here and there, but nothing that I felt embarrassed to walk out of my house with.I Never had to deal with what I'm dealing with this time around. So its REALLY hard to say when you should see improvements. PLUS there are many other factors that come into play here. I think because I have changed where I live (US to middle east) is a BIG factor too. Food, water, air and many other things are just different so my body has to adapt to it. PLUS being stressed out with a new job! I think that no new 'factors' in your life would make clearing easier and faster as well.

I just need to focus on adapting and stop stressing out then perhaps I'll see the light at the end of the tunnel.

You're on your second week, so brace yourself here. But I think you'll do just fine. My acne is worse than yours on top of the fact that mine is plain old stubborn and I've been battling it for years. Yours seems to be a sudden breakout that you've never gotten before so you're not as resistant to drugs like some of us may be.

HANG in there, I'll be here to help you throughout your quest.

Take care

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I think my derm thinks that if I go on antibiotics that it'll reduce the swelling of the pimples I have. I guess he expected more of an improvement but sees that its still pretty swollen. I think he wants to put me on the antibiotics and then back to accutane. My acne is freaking stubborn too so I guess the fact that I've been on accutane before he wants to switch me back and forth?! No clue and I'm not convinced :-( I'm planning to stick with accutane and find another doc and that's it.

I got quite a few new spots on my right cheek again. I'm already in my 6th week too.

Improvement honestly differs from person to person and TIME TO TIME. The first time I was on accutane everything cleared up in a few weeks and it was smooth sailing after that. I mean I got a few zits here and there, but nothing that I felt embarrassed to walk out of my house with.I Never had to deal with what I'm dealing with this time around. So its REALLY hard to say when you should see improvements. PLUS there are many other factors that come into play here. I think because I have changed where I live (US to middle east) is a BIG factor too. Food, water, air and many other things are just different so my body has to adapt to it. PLUS being stressed out with a new job! I think that no new 'factors' in your life would make clearing easier and faster as well.

I just need to focus on adapting and stop stressing out then perhaps I'll see the light at the end of the tunnel.

You're on your second week, so brace yourself here. But I think you'll do just fine. My acne is worse than yours on top of the fact that mine is plain old stubborn and I've been battling it for years. Yours seems to be a sudden breakout that you've never gotten before so you're not as resistant to drugs like some of us may be.

HANG in there, I'll be here to help you throughout your quest.

Take care

Did you ever get itchy?! My eyebrows are so itchy right now:(

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yeah, I'm itchy as I'm writing this message.

It's probably just dry skin.

I usually put some cold water on it to soothe it down or just use hydrocortisone cream which tames the itch for me.

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I get itchy skin too, worst right after a shower. I just load up on the moisturizer any time I was my hands or take a shower (like 3 times a week now, I'm just too dry)

Secretsky - there are antibiotics you can take along with accutane, like erythromycin, maybe you could do both?

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I get itchy skin too, worst right after a shower. I just load up on the moisturizer any time I was my hands or take a shower (like 3 times a week now, I'm just too dry)

Secretsky - there are antibiotics you can take along with accutane, like erythromycin, maybe you could do both?

How long have you been on accutane for and have you seen much improvement?

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I get itchy skin too, worst right after a shower. I just load up on the moisturizer any time I was my hands or take a shower (like 3 times a week now, I'm just too dry)

Secretsky - there are antibiotics you can take along with accutane, like erythromycin, maybe you could do both?

How long have you been on accutane for and have you seen much improvement?

34 days at 20mg - My derm sees improvement but I dont. I have many cysts and nodules though, my condition is severe. My surface acne is much improved

but I got more cysts with my IB so I feel like I'm not improved yet.

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soo it's christmas tomorrow. even though there is not much improvement im feeling more confident about my skin, i think its because it's less oily and inflammed.....

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Day 13: Well, got more pimples. So no improvement at all really. Except I'm loving the fact my face doesn't go greasy throught the day. Lips are dry as hell and sore! No more itchy eyebrows but scalp is. So much to go.. cannot wait for the overall result.

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It's kind of hard to tell with the quality of the pictures, but it looks good. :)

It feels better!! Wish it looked better... ah well I still have a long way to go..

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