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#1 whoartthou1

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

Well I guess this is my official log. I have been on accutane for about 3 days now and I opted to try the low dose route (i.e. 20mg every 2 days, than 20 mg every other day, than 20 mg every day). I have moderate to pretty bad shoulder acne (with LOTS of discoloration all over my back and shoulders). Pray that this will work for me

 



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

Good luck to you! I am planning to start next month and also have body acne. Look forward to hearing about your progress!

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:37 AM

I'll be following your progress as well. Do you have oily skin and blackheads in addition to your acne?



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:00 AM

Good luck to you :) Hope it brings you clear skin.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

I'll be following your progress as well. Do you have oily skin and blackheads in addition to your acne?

 

yep. I have really oily skin (and the sebum stays on my skin, unless i use a cotton ball to rub it off). Blackheads I have on nose and cheeks



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

What do you guys think about me using gnc aloe vera gel as my moisturizer? Or is it not enough?



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

p.s., i don't understand why my body acne takes SOOO long to heal? 



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

good luck! i think that the aloe vera gel should work



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

Ah man, so I have bad news. I was at my aunts house and she made some banana cakes. I completely forgot she puts flaxseed in these and i ate about 2-3 of them... I pray it does not break me out.

 

Regarding the accutane, I have not experienced any dryness yet



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:38 PM

Also, I have been taking zinc supplement (30mg chelate) and vitamin d3 (2500) as well as the accutane. 

 

My moisturizer of choice atm is GNC aloe vera gel. Any reccomendations for a better moisturizer? Should I try using goldbond on my body?



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:27 PM

WOW.. I have spawned some nasty pimples on my shoulders. They are like reddish/blackish in color. I also have one on my face, and it looks really bad. Is it safe to use polysporin whilst on accutane?



On a side note, I have not been getting much sleep these past few weeks.. like 3-4 hours a day..



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:05 AM

I've read about people spot treating with polysporin. I tried it, but don't think it did anything so I stopped. But you can try it.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

Thanks for the suggestions bmarie.

 

So I have been thinking a lot about my acne lately (almost nonstop everyday it comes into my mind). No idea how I can stop this.

 

The pimple on my left cheek looks pretty bad. 

 

Body acne is flaring up like crazy (but it always did prior to tane).



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

It will get better! I promise!

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:40 AM

Update. back still looks like a mess. I have about 3-4 pimples on face. I have redness and discoloration which will probably need some sort of treatments down the line.

 

BTW, I read that taking hyulronic acid supplements helps the skin to heal better? Anyone try it before?



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:00 AM

Mentally prepare yourself to breakout constabtly until month 3-4.  I am in month 4 and still breaking out (though i don't think thats the norm - most people see better results around that time) and try not to look at your progress on a daily basis as it will drive you nuts.

 

I find that weekly pictures help and force me to only look at my acne only about once a week

 

Good Luck

It's a long and frustrating process so....



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:00 AM

Yea true.

I want to start playing basketball again, but not sure if its a good idea on accutane

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:03 AM

Don't see why not, just listen to your body & take it easy when necessary.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

Here are the photos of my shoulder/body acne. It is really bad, so if you guys do not want to look, I understand.

 

Also notice how my body has a lot of greasy looking patches. That is all seborrheic dermatitis that I have had prior to accutane. Accutane supposedly gets rid of it... I hope it does

 

http://tinypic.com/r/72pwsg/6

 

http://i47.tinypic.com/rhsi6x.jpg

 

http://tinypic.com/r/5zpn9v/6

 

http://tinypic.com/r/fpc6l3/6

 

http://i47.tinypic.com/23kx205.jpg

 

http://tinypic.com/r/i1w755/6

 

 

I hate myself :(



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

Had really bad nose bleeds today. A lot of dried blood in my nose.