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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:13 PM

My diet consist of pretty much anything I decide to eat:( I only weigh 100lbs so I have never really had to watch my weight. I would say I eat an acidic diet as I love salt and pickles, peppers, lemons, etc hate sweets mostly. Honestly I don't know how I am even on Accutane as my acne was mild it just was ALWAYS there. Nothing I tried ever worked, I "worked" on my pimple or pimples every day trying to defeat them but then another one would just pop up as soon as I was getting rid of the first. All that said, I am still thankful to be on it. Sitting here with a clear complexion so I really can't post a pic. I am a wiz at covering up acne so earlier photos don't really show the truth and no way I would allow my photo be taken with no make up on. Heck, no way I would allow anyone around me with no make up on. 



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:57 PM

My diet consist of pretty much anything I decide to eat:( I only weigh 100lbs so I have never really had to watch my weight. I would say I eat an acidic diet as I love salt and pickles, peppers, lemons, etc hate sweets mostly. Honestly I don't know how I am even on Accutane as my acne was mild it just was ALWAYS there. Nothing I tried ever worked, I "worked" on my pimple or pimples every day trying to defeat them but then another one would just pop up as soon as I was getting rid of the first. All that said, I am still thankful to be on it. Sitting here with a clear complexion so I really can't post a pic. I am a wiz at covering up acne so earlier photos don't really show the truth and no way I would allow my photo be taken with no make up on. Heck, no way I would allow anyone around me with no make up on. 

 

 

Lol I don't get it. You say you have few "pimples", but would not allow anyone to see you with no makeup? Eh. It reminds me of myself haha. I just get a few pimples, but none theless it bugs me alot when people look at u. I'm a guy and I'm not going to lie, but I HAVE tried concealer before. Its the furthest I would EVER go down the makeup path lol, but I'm not going to lie and say that it wasnt great. In ways It make me feel lower to wear it sometimes, but eh Idk. I jsut hope this tane works. Im sitting with like 3 "light" pimples and they can be covered up, but the fact that they are there annoys me. I'll post some pictures soon, sometime within the up coming week.


Edited by omgmike4, 22 March 2013 - 05:58 PM.

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Accutane:

Month 1: 40mg

Month 2: 60mg

Month 3: 80mg

Month 4: 80mg

Month 5: 80mg

Month 6: 40mg (FINAL MONTH)

Month 7: Chemical Peel to remove redness and any discoloration

 

 

Results so far: Acne still coming up, Not huge, but still coming.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:14 PM

Sadly, if I only had one pimple I would just rather stay home than go out with friends. I would just tell them I was sick(in the head definitely) anyway, I am very sensitive to having any acne on my face. I only became this way in the past two years, wasn't like this before. Must be getting a divorce that changed my way of thinking or something, idk.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:39 PM

Sadly, if I only had one pimple I would just rather stay home than go out with friends. I would just tell them I was sick(in the head definitely) anyway, I am very sensitive to having any acne on my face. I only became this way in the past two years, wasn't like this before. Must be getting a divorce that changed my way of thinking or something, idk.

 I know. I unfortunlty still live with my mom at the moment at age 19 and shes so unsupportive over this stuff. She thinks that I should be locked up in the loonatic bin because i freak out over like 1 or 2 pimples as a guy. Shes never had it before, so she doesn't know the feeling. I tried to explain it to her, but she just won't change her mind. I'm basically on my own on this, except with the help of the community on this site :).

 

 

Day 21:

 

Curently at my BEST. No acne at all. Zero pimples, almost no redness, jsut a tad bit of dry skin. No dry lips. My face for some reason though looks slightly oil, but it doesnt feel oily. How odd. I been using a acne 2% sal scrub with beads also to help tame the acne, its been doing great!! im pretty excited. What should i do O_O???


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Accutane:

Month 1: 40mg

Month 2: 60mg

Month 3: 80mg

Month 4: 80mg

Month 5: 80mg

Month 6: 40mg (FINAL MONTH)

Month 7: Chemical Peel to remove redness and any discoloration

 

 

Results so far: Acne still coming up, Not huge, but still coming.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:38 AM

Sadly, if I only had one pimple I would just rather stay home than go out with friends. I would just tell them I was sick(in the head definitely) anyway, I am very sensitive to having any acne on my face. I only became this way in the past two years, wasn't like this before. Must be getting a divorce that changed my way of thinking or something, idk.

 I know. I unfortunlty still live with my mom at the moment at age 19 and shes so unsupportive over this stuff. She thinks that I should be locked up in the loonatic bin because i freak out over like 1 or 2 pimples as a guy. Shes never had it before, so she doesn't know the feeling. I tried to explain it to her, but she just won't change her mind. I'm basically on my own on this, except with the help of the community on this site :).
 
 
Day 21:
 
Curently at my BEST. No acne at all. Zero pimples, almost no redness, jsut a tad bit of dry skin. No dry lips. My face for some reason though looks slightly oil, but it doesnt feel oily. How odd. I been using a acne 2% sal scrub with beads also to help tame the acne, its been doing great!! im pretty excited. What should i do O_O???

What should you do? About the oil look? Well I would just use mineral makeup(powder) but you are a male so idk but I went through a stage early on where I got oily after starting accutane which was odd because I have always had dry skin. It passed though.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:09 PM

 

Sadly, if I only had one pimple I would just rather stay home than go out with friends. I would just tell them I was sick(in the head definitely) anyway, I am very sensitive to having any acne on my face. I only became this way in the past two years, wasn't like this before. Must be getting a divorce that changed my way of thinking or something, idk.

 I know. I unfortunlty still live with my mom at the moment at age 19 and shes so unsupportive over this stuff. She thinks that I should be locked up in the loonatic bin because i freak out over like 1 or 2 pimples as a guy. Shes never had it before, so she doesn't know the feeling. I tried to explain it to her, but she just won't change her mind. I'm basically on my own on this, except with the help of the community on this site smile.png.
 
 
Day 21:
 
Curently at my BEST. No acne at all. Zero pimples, almost no redness, jsut a tad bit of dry skin. No dry lips. My face for some reason though looks slightly oil, but it doesnt feel oily. How odd. I been using a acne 2% sal scrub with beads also to help tame the acne, its been doing great!! im pretty excited. What should i do saywhat.gif???

 

What should you do? About the oil look? Well I would just use mineral makeup(powder) but you are a male so idk but I went through a stage early on where I got oily after starting accutane which was odd because I have always had dry skin. It passed though.

 

na not worried about the oil look i suppose. Im doing great, i just hope it stays this way. Might even try processed carbs again, but if it breaks me out im goona flip :X


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Accutane:

Month 1: 40mg

Month 2: 60mg

Month 3: 80mg

Month 4: 80mg

Month 5: 80mg

Month 6: 40mg (FINAL MONTH)

Month 7: Chemical Peel to remove redness and any discoloration

 

 

Results so far: Acne still coming up, Not huge, but still coming.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:01 PM

Sadly, I'm not sure what a carb iseusa_think.gif



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:50 AM

Sadly, I'm not sure what a carb iseusa_think.gif

 

Its ok lol. Carb = Sugar = Fructose/Dextrose = Raises ur insulin levels = Produces MORE oil = More acne. THats why THings high in sugar like cany and things high in carbs like pasta often cause acne. Fructose is sugar from fruits, and It seems to be not very bad.. So I been sticking with it over pasta ect..

 

 

Day 31:

 

Yesterday was JUST TERRIBLE. I got a ticket on the way back from the gym. $100 Down the drain or more + court. Cops... No respect for them at ALL. Besides that, My face is looking great. So far I think its TRULY AT ITS BEST!!! No acne/ Nopimples and the red marks are basically GONE. I'm really happy for once.

 

PS: Went to derm yesterday. Got prescribed 60MG. 1 In morning and 2 at night. I'm also waiting on blood test. Lets see how this goes...I did fast for about 15+ hours before it. So this better be good!!

 

 

EDIT: I'm SLOWLY TURNING MY DIET AROUND TOO. I'm adding more meat and protein as of today to my diet. Soon to be within a few weeks, i'll introduce Pasta and carbs and more, But I still refuse to eat candy. Woot!


Edited by omgmike4, 02 April 2013 - 05:58 AM.

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Accutane:

Month 1: 40mg

Month 2: 60mg

Month 3: 80mg

Month 4: 80mg

Month 5: 80mg

Month 6: 40mg (FINAL MONTH)

Month 7: Chemical Peel to remove redness and any discoloration

 

 

Results so far: Acne still coming up, Not huge, but still coming.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:37 PM

Day IDK:

 

4/3/13

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Passed second derm blood test with EASE. Simply fast 12 hrs before with no work out and you can't possibly fail!! Woot

 

4/6/13

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Brothers birthday. The entire family went out to eat and I did too with a almost clear face, with just a few slight red marks left. I ate the food with carbs from pasta and rice. Lets see how this pans out over the next few days. This is a small test. WIsh me luck :s


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Accutane:

Month 1: 40mg

Month 2: 60mg

Month 3: 80mg

Month 4: 80mg

Month 5: 80mg

Month 6: 40mg (FINAL MONTH)

Month 7: Chemical Peel to remove redness and any discoloration

 

 

Results so far: Acne still coming up, Not huge, but still coming.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:34 PM

4/8/13

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Very small Zit on chin, I believe this was BEFORE b day though. Since I didn't get anything from that day I stepped up the notch on spag + almonds. Lets see how this goes. Ill repost within 48 hrs, but other than that.. its been good.


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Accutane:

Month 1: 40mg

Month 2: 60mg

Month 3: 80mg

Month 4: 80mg

Month 5: 80mg

Month 6: 40mg (FINAL MONTH)

Month 7: Chemical Peel to remove redness and any discoloration

 

 

Results so far: Acne still coming up, Not huge, but still coming.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:19 AM

4/18

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For the past few weeks its been good. Had very little acne, but still got the occasional pimple or 2. Yesterday I got 2 though, They are tiny and red, but near my lip and bottom cheek. They seem flat and just red. I hope it goes away. I'm in the middle of my month 2. I thought tane was suppose to basicalyl 99% rid of all acne by around this time? anyone know?


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Accutane:

Month 1: 40mg

Month 2: 60mg

Month 3: 80mg

Month 4: 80mg

Month 5: 80mg

Month 6: 40mg (FINAL MONTH)

Month 7: Chemical Peel to remove redness and any discoloration

 

 

Results so far: Acne still coming up, Not huge, but still coming.


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:47 AM

5/1/13

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Passed my third month blood TEST. This time I'm up to 80mg. Seems pretty high, but If thats what The doc says, then thats whats goona happen. Anyways, Lately to summarize this past month has been Good. Haven't had much break outs really, but that didn't last up to the past few days. Before the derm I just recently got about 3 new pimples. There small, but in the most anoying'est spots. In the "T" and under the bottom lip and also near the side up the left lip. I used the Zeno on them and applied Sal acid on it too, they seem a bit better, but still pretty red. Also, shavining is giving me bumps sometimes, but Aveeno shave gel has been helping with that. Anyways lets keep this going and see what happens.


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Accutane:

Month 1: 40mg

Month 2: 60mg

Month 3: 80mg

Month 4: 80mg

Month 5: 80mg

Month 6: 40mg (FINAL MONTH)

Month 7: Chemical Peel to remove redness and any discoloration

 

 

Results so far: Acne still coming up, Not huge, but still coming.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:53 AM

5/6.13

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bad few days and idk if its getting better or what. the T, lower lip and right/left sides cleared up a lot, but i broke out again near the left chiin with 2 new ones and near my cheek too. this isnt even the worst of it, it seems that this 80mg dose of tane is making me so dry. my chin + my left side of my lip skin area is red and peeling like crazy. i gotta work ect.. idk wut 2 do now.


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Accutane:

Month 1: 40mg

Month 2: 60mg

Month 3: 80mg

Month 4: 80mg

Month 5: 80mg

Month 6: 40mg (FINAL MONTH)

Month 7: Chemical Peel to remove redness and any discoloration

 

 

Results so far: Acne still coming up, Not huge, but still coming.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:48 AM

5/28/13

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Lost track of the days. Lately I haven't posted on here, but Times not been that great. Since the derm upped it to 80mg Accutane a day, I've been getting alot more break outs. LOts of them have been cystic too. At first I just left them alone, but now they are taking forever to go down, so I began applying 2% S. A. .... It helps out a lot and makes the pimples small and flat, but it leaves a KILLER red spot for weeks. Currently: 1 Red spot on left forehead, 1 Pimple between eyes, 1 red spot above eye brow on left, 1 Red spot on left cheek, 2 red spots on right cheek....

 

 

- I don't understand. My first 40mg month was so good and I was clear as crystal. Why am I breaking out again when the med is 5x stronger. What is happeneing. This is getting pretty depressing. I really hope these months go by faster....


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Accutane:

Month 1: 40mg

Month 2: 60mg

Month 3: 80mg

Month 4: 80mg

Month 5: 80mg

Month 6: 40mg (FINAL MONTH)

Month 7: Chemical Peel to remove redness and any discoloration

 

 

Results so far: Acne still coming up, Not huge, but still coming.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:08 PM

5/28/13

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Lost track of the days. Lately I haven't posted on here, but Times not been that great. Since the derm upped it to 80mg Accutane a day, I've been getting alot more break outs. LOts of them have been cystic too. At first I just left them alone, but now they are taking forever to go down, so I began applying 2% S. A. .... It helps out a lot and makes the pimples small and flat, but it leaves a KILLER red spot for weeks. Currently: 1 Red spot on left forehead, 1 Pimple between eyes, 1 red spot above eye brow on left, 1 Red spot on left cheek, 2 red spots on right cheek....

 

 

- I don't understand. My first 40mg month was so good and I was clear as crystal. Why am I breaking out again when the med is 5x stronger. What is happeneing. This is getting pretty depressing. I really hope these months go by faster....

 

I hope this phrase will pass soon!
I am on accutane too, 20mg for this month. I broke out on my cheeks which is very unusual for me, and I applied retin a 0.05% on those spots and they heal up pretty well within a few days :)


Helton's Accutane Log:

http://www.acne.org/...og-58ft-140lbs/

 

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:07 AM

5/28/13

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Lost track of the days. Lately I haven't posted on here, but Times not been that great. Since the derm upped it to 80mg Accutane a day, I've been getting alot more break outs. LOts of them have been cystic too. At first I just left them alone, but now they are taking forever to go down, so I began applying 2% S. A. .... It helps out a lot and makes the pimples small and flat, but it leaves a KILLER red spot for weeks. Currently: 1 Red spot on left forehead, 1 Pimple between eyes, 1 red spot above eye brow on left, 1 Red spot on left cheek, 2 red spots on right cheek....

 

 

- I don't understand. My first 40mg month was so good and I was clear as crystal. Why am I breaking out again when the med is 5x stronger. What is happeneing. This is getting pretty depressing. I really hope these months go by faster....

 

I hope this phrase will pass soon!
I am on accutane too, 20mg for this month. I broke out on my cheeks which is very unusual for me, and I applied retin a 0.05% on those spots and they heal up pretty well within a few days smile.png

 

 

 

 

Your lucky. My derm is such a stubborn piece of attitude. This is how my app goes: I sit down in the room, Nurse talks to me and we discuss problems and solutions, then derm comes in and looks at me and says 80mg accutane, shakes my hand and walks out. If I try and request any products like a higher version of hydrocorison or retin A, hes like... No... wait till accutane it done. Ur not allowed to take ANYTHING with accutane. What a joke, and If I get mad about it and try and give him grief, then hes like do u want me to take u off accutane? So I cant do jack and I walk away. Have had like 5 red marks on my face forever and im getting so mad over it.

 

 

 

6/5/13

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Month 4 just started. Back on 80mg again. Derm says he wont go higher for patients. Great, because that last month of 80mg wasn't too effective. I'm still getting random huge pimples about every few days. I have no idea how to fix this anymore. Its getting really bothersome, Currently I have for my records: One on forehead, One on far Lefforehead, 1 Near bottom left Lip, 2 on both cheek ends and a bran spaken new one near left chin.


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Accutane:

Month 1: 40mg

Month 2: 60mg

Month 3: 80mg

Month 4: 80mg

Month 5: 80mg

Month 6: 40mg (FINAL MONTH)

Month 7: Chemical Peel to remove redness and any discoloration

 

 

Results so far: Acne still coming up, Not huge, but still coming.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:05 PM

 

5/28/13

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Lost track of the days. Lately I haven't posted on here, but Times not been that great. Since the derm upped it to 80mg Accutane a day, I've been getting alot more break outs. LOts of them have been cystic too. At first I just left them alone, but now they are taking forever to go down, so I began applying 2% S. A. .... It helps out a lot and makes the pimples small and flat, but it leaves a KILLER red spot for weeks. Currently: 1 Red spot on left forehead, 1 Pimple between eyes, 1 red spot above eye brow on left, 1 Red spot on left cheek, 2 red spots on right cheek....

 

 

- I don't understand. My first 40mg month was so good and I was clear as crystal. Why am I breaking out again when the med is 5x stronger. What is happeneing. This is getting pretty depressing. I really hope these months go by faster....

 

I hope this phrase will pass soon!
I am on accutane too, 20mg for this month. I broke out on my cheeks which is very unusual for me, and I applied retin a 0.05% on those spots and they heal up pretty well within a few days smile.png

 

 

 

 

Your lucky. My derm is such a stubborn piece of attitude. This is how my app goes: I sit down in the room, Nurse talks to me and we discuss problems and solutions, then derm comes in and looks at me and says 80mg accutane, shakes my hand and walks out. If I try and request any products like a higher version of hydrocorison or retin A, hes like... No... wait till accutane it done. Ur not allowed to take ANYTHING with accutane. What a joke, and If I get mad about it and try and give him grief, then hes like do u want me to take u off accutane? So I cant do jack and I walk away. Have had like 5 red marks on my face forever and im getting so mad over it.

 

 

 

6/5/13

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Month 4 just started. Back on 80mg again. Derm says he wont go higher for patients. Great, because that last month of 80mg wasn't too effective. I'm still getting random huge pimples about every few days. I have no idea how to fix this anymore. Its getting really bothersome, Currently I have for my records: One on forehead, One on far Lefforehead, 1 Near bottom left Lip, 2 on both cheek ends and a bran spaken new one near left chin.

 

 

Aww, he's such a jerk to threaten you to stop your treatment! U should sue him for abuse of power!

And my derm instructed me to not to use anything including retin a, BP while on accutane too. The underlying reason is that accutane dries and create more breaks out for people, so retina a/BP is a bad idea because they do the same thing for skin too.

But I don't see any harm spot treating with retin a as it speeds up the healing process.

 

I am getting random big bumps once in a while too! Just got one right on my neck below my ear! But it kinda died down already after two night of retin a, I dunno how long it would have stayed if I didn't use retin a.

I recommend putting ice on those big bumps if they start to itch or hurt! Works wonder and decreases the inflammation too! :)


Helton's Accutane Log:

http://www.acne.org/...og-58ft-140lbs/

 

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:38 AM

 

 

5/28/13

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Lost track of the days. Lately I haven't posted on here, but Times not been that great. Since the derm upped it to 80mg Accutane a day, I've been getting alot more break outs. LOts of them have been cystic too. At first I just left them alone, but now they are taking forever to go down, so I began applying 2% S. A. .... It helps out a lot and makes the pimples small and flat, but it leaves a KILLER red spot for weeks. Currently: 1 Red spot on left forehead, 1 Pimple between eyes, 1 red spot above eye brow on left, 1 Red spot on left cheek, 2 red spots on right cheek....

 

 

- I don't understand. My first 40mg month was so good and I was clear as crystal. Why am I breaking out again when the med is 5x stronger. What is happeneing. This is getting pretty depressing. I really hope these months go by faster....

 

I hope this phrase will pass soon!
I am on accutane too, 20mg for this month. I broke out on my cheeks which is very unusual for me, and I applied retin a 0.05% on those spots and they heal up pretty well within a few days smile.png

 

 

 

 

Your lucky. My derm is such a stubborn piece of attitude. This is how my app goes: I sit down in the room, Nurse talks to me and we discuss problems and solutions, then derm comes in and looks at me and says 80mg accutane, shakes my hand and walks out. If I try and request any products like a higher version of hydrocorison or retin A, hes like... No... wait till accutane it done. Ur not allowed to take ANYTHING with accutane. What a joke, and If I get mad about it and try and give him grief, then hes like do u want me to take u off accutane? So I cant do jack and I walk away. Have had like 5 red marks on my face forever and im getting so mad over it.

 

 

 

6/5/13

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Month 4 just started. Back on 80mg again. Derm says he wont go higher for patients. Great, because that last month of 80mg wasn't too effective. I'm still getting random huge pimples about every few days. I have no idea how to fix this anymore. Its getting really bothersome, Currently I have for my records: One on forehead, One on far Lefforehead, 1 Near bottom left Lip, 2 on both cheek ends and a bran spaken new one near left chin.

 

 

Aww, he's such a jerk to threaten you to stop your treatment! U should sue him for abuse of power!

And my derm instructed me to not to use anything including retin a, BP while on accutane too. The underlying reason is that accutane dries and create more breaks out for people, so retina a/BP is a bad idea because they do the same thing for skin too.

But I don't see any harm spot treating with retin a as it speeds up the healing process.

 

I am getting random big bumps once in a while too! Just got one right on my neck below my ear! But it kinda died down already after two night of retin a, I dunno how long it would have stayed if I didn't use retin a.

I recommend putting ice on those big bumps if they start to itch or hurt! Works wonder and decreases the inflammation too! smile.png

 

 

Do you think there is anything else to remove redness? I am getting medium sized pimples every now and then, but the problem  is not the pimple really. The pimple goes away very fast within days, but that redness will last for sooo long. I tried using hydrocorison cream, it doesn't help that much at all. All I really got is just to put skin lotion on the redness and use time. I really need retin A, I even considered buying it online, but I don't know any sources and I'm willing to pay up to 30$ or more for a bottle. Idk what to do anymore, by the time my tane treatment is done within 2-3 months, my face is going to be full of like 20+ red spots at the rate this is going...And what makes me mad as hell is everytime I see my derm hes like "u look fine" and pretty much ups my tane and walks out. Clearly, This is not the case and it makes me mad that he will not comprimise, but I can't just dip on him because its hard to find derms that work with my insurance :l


~Burn all day, last all night.

 

Accutane:

Month 1: 40mg

Month 2: 60mg

Month 3: 80mg

Month 4: 80mg

Month 5: 80mg

Month 6: 40mg (FINAL MONTH)

Month 7: Chemical Peel to remove redness and any discoloration

 

 

Results so far: Acne still coming up, Not huge, but still coming.


#39 Helton

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:37 PM


 

Do you think there is anything else to remove redness? I am getting medium sized pimples every now and then, but the problem  is not the pimple really. The pimple goes away very fast within days, but that redness will last for sooo long. I tried using hydrocorison cream, it doesn't help that much at all. All I really got is just to put skin lotion on the redness and use time. I really need retin A, I even considered buying it online, but I don't know any sources and I'm willing to pay up to 30$ or more for a bottle. Idk what to do anymore, by the time my tane treatment is done within 2-3 months, my face is going to be full of like 20+ red spots at the rate this is going...And what makes me mad as hell is everytime I see my derm hes like "u look fine" and pretty much ups my tane and walks out. Clearly, This is not the case and it makes me mad that he will not comprimise, but I can't just dip on him because its hard to find derms that work with my insurance :l

 

There's nothing really can be done for the redness except AHA and retin a since they both increase the speed of skin renewals, I don't recommend using them on a large area while on Accutane though.

It's not that big of a difference using retin a anyways, you can do with or without it~ I only use it to make the pimples go away quicker, not for the marks.

 

And isn't hydrocorison cream a steroid? Be careful when using it! It thins out the skin in the long run~

 

If your skin isn't really really dry, then maybe invest in a cream/lotion that has 5% AHA to use at night! It should help with the skin flakes/ red marks without much irritations :)


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#40 omgmike4

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:45 AM

 

 

Do you think there is anything else to remove redness? I am getting medium sized pimples every now and then, but the problem  is not the pimple really. The pimple goes away very fast within days, but that redness will last for sooo long. I tried using hydrocorison cream, it doesn't help that much at all. All I really got is just to put skin lotion on the redness and use time. I really need retin A, I even considered buying it online, but I don't know any sources and I'm willing to pay up to 30$ or more for a bottle. Idk what to do anymore, by the time my tane treatment is done within 2-3 months, my face is going to be full of like 20+ red spots at the rate this is going...And what makes me mad as hell is everytime I see my derm hes like "u look fine" and pretty much ups my tane and walks out. Clearly, This is not the case and it makes me mad that he will not comprimise, but I can't just dip on him because its hard to find derms that work with my insurance :l

 

There's nothing really can be done for the redness except AHA and retin a since they both increase the speed of skin renewals, I don't recommend using them on a large area while on Accutane though.

It's not that big of a difference using retin a anyways, you can do with or without it~ I only use it to make the pimples go away quicker, not for the marks.

 

And isn't hydrocorison cream a steroid? Be careful when using it! It thins out the skin in the long run~

 

If your skin isn't really really dry, then maybe invest in a cream/lotion that has 5% AHA to use at night! It should help with the skin flakes/ red marks without much irritations smile.png

 

 

 

went to walgreens right after i saw your post and bought a AHA. Its 8% Glycolic and 70% solution. Cost me around 10$. I saw some ok reviews online before I bought it here too. I'm going to apply it to my red spots and "new" forming cystics/pimples. Is this ok? Also, I quit using my hydrocorisone cream. I just don't see it helping what so ever and it indeed is a steroid.

 

 

 

 

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Tane is only making life worse from this point. Before I started tane I had a few pimples, Then 40mg into tane or second month I became to the point of ALMOST clear, so very close...Now Four month in, I can say that tane is not helping me anymore. I take the 80mg pills, but it only makes life so much worse. I break out every other day now and not usually with a small zit, but Now their these giants cysts. Yesterday I broke out with 2 New ones to add. NOw my face has like 15+ red spots randomly. Ugh.. Idk what to do anymore. Bought some AHA, going to see how that pans out. I'm about to even take a week off from the gym, the one place that keeps me at ease, but I can't walk around looking like this anymore.


~Burn all day, last all night.

 

Accutane:

Month 1: 40mg

Month 2: 60mg

Month 3: 80mg

Month 4: 80mg

Month 5: 80mg

Month 6: 40mg (FINAL MONTH)

Month 7: Chemical Peel to remove redness and any discoloration

 

 

Results so far: Acne still coming up, Not huge, but still coming.