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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?


How I Stay Clear:

  • Accutane 5mg/day

  • Probiotics 25 billion organisms/day

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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


My Sotret Journey -blog
My Sotret Journey -forum

started 26 July 2012

First Month 20mg/day
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-cleaning my face with the cleansing milk for sensitive skin Bioderma then with SebaMed Cleansing Bar.
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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....


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end.  Here's to finding my end.

 

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

 

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Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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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

 

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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.