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#61 EatsRainbows

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:24 AM

Thanks so much guys! :D

My Roaccutane Journey

16th May-27th October 2013

 

15 Years Old/Female/52kg

 

Month 1- 20mg

Month 2- 40mg

Month 3- 40mg

Month 4- 50mg

Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg

 

Also see page 4 on my log for the before and after photos :)

 

"You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"

 


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:58 PM

That does look really good, it's like night and day!


Accutane Log - Started April 5, 2013

http://www.acne.org/...se-of-accutane/


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:59 PM

WOW! You're skin looks amazing!! I just finished my first month but i have not seen any results yet. I hope my skin looks like yours by month 3!



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:22 PM

Wow ur pics have encouraged me to continue with my isotretinoin :) I'm currently on week 3 and breaking out like crazy .

Your skin looks so so great :)

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:36 AM

Wow ur pics have encouraged me to continue with my isotretinoin smile.png I'm currently on week 3 and breaking out like crazy .

Your skin looks so so great smile.png

 

Thank you :) In those early days it felt like my skin would never clear, but it did and your's will too, just try try try to stay positive :)

 

Day 110

 

Skin is pretty much clear! There are only a few tiny bumps on my chin but that's about it :)

 

Yesterday was my first bad day in a while. My lower back hurts.... a lot. It hurts when I stand up/sit or bend down. I feel like an old lady ;) It's bearable though, 100% worth it for my skin.

 

For you guys out there needing a little motivation in those early days of accutane, I heard a nice little quote, "You can't make a rainbow without a little rain" :)


My Roaccutane Journey

16th May-27th October 2013

 

15 Years Old/Female/52kg

 

Month 1- 20mg

Month 2- 40mg

Month 3- 40mg

Month 4- 50mg

Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg

 

Also see page 4 on my log for the before and after photos :)

 

"You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"

 


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:23 AM

Hey Accutane buddy! It's been a while! biggrin.png
Great to see everything's going well with u!

Just a bit update to u if u r interested, haha!
I am doing great here! Skin really cleared up. I literally don't even know what's benzoyl peroxide anymore, haha!!! It's awesome!

I just got bumped up to 80 mg a day for this month, lost track of the months already... but I think I started at the same time as u smile.png

I got a bit break out on my cheeks when I started to take 80mg initially, but nothing seriously, just a bump or two.
My skin isn't crazily dry though, my lips aren't crazily chopped like people always experience, I just slather on vaseline before I go to bed, and then the next day I don't even have to wear any lipstick while out. ( Although if I forget to put vaseline on at night then my lips would 100% be super dry the next day)

I use Ivory soap to wash my face with hot water at night, scrub my nose with the scrubby thing that I got if it feels rough to touch. And I don't use any moisturizer on my skin. In the morning I don't wash, just wake up and head to sch like a mindless zombie, haha!

I think it's different for each person on how our skin react, I personally only experienced the super dry effect during the few two months and then my skin just balance itself out but still slightly on the dry side. No bone/ankle/back pain at all too. Except I did get fatigue more easily during the first month.

 

Hope things will continue to get better for u! biggrin.png
I probably won't log on here much from now on, seriously for the past few months, I have been touching my face and sleeping on my side occasionally, yet I am still doing fine!

And I can picture you being completely recover at the end of the course already! Hang in there! smile.png


Edited by Helton, 05 September 2013 - 02:36 AM.

Helton's Accutane Log:

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

 

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 02:06 AM

Hey Accutane buddy! It's been a while! biggrin.png
Great to see everything's going well with u!

Just a bit update to u if u r interested, haha!
I am doing great here! Skin really cleared up. I literally don't even know what's benzoyl peroxide anymore, haha!!! It's awesome!

I just got bumped up to 80 mg a day for this month, lost track of the months already... but I think I started at the same time as u smile.png

I got a bit break out on my cheeks when I started to take 80mg initially, but nothing seriously, just a bump or two.
My skin isn't crazily dry though, my lips aren't crazily chopped like people always experience, I just slather on vaseline before I go to bed, and then the next day I don't even have to wear any lipstick while out. ( Although if I forget to put vaseline on at night then my lips would 100% be super dry the next day)

I use Ivory soap to wash my face with hot water at night, scrub my nose with the scrubby thing that I got if it feels rough to touch. And I don't use any moisturizer on my skin. In the morning I don't wash, just wake up and head to sch like a mindless zombie, haha!

I think it's different for each person on how our skin react, I personally only experienced the super dry effect during the few two months and then my skin just balance itself out but still slightly on the dry side. No bone/ankle/back pain at all too. Except I did get fatigue more easily during the first month.

 

Hope things will continue to get better for u! biggrin.png
I probably won't log on here much from now on, seriously for the past few months, I have been touching my face and sleeping on my side occasionally, yet I am still doing fine!

And I can picture you being completely recover at the end of the course already! Hang in there! smile.png

 

Hi Accutane buddy!!

 

Thanks for the update, so pleased to hear that you're loving this as much as I am! I'm so happy for both of us! :D

 

Day 114 (almost 4 months!)

 

I had a hospital appointment yesterday. My blood test results were all perfect :)

 

My cumulative dosage is now above the minimum amount for my weight so the doctor even suggested stopping yesterday. However, since I'm coping pretty well we decided to keep going for a little longer so there's less chance of the acne returning.

Anyway, my I'm now taking 50mg per day and have been given my final prescription!

Only 6 weeks to go! By then I'll have reached my maximum cumulative dosage :)

 

Skin 99% clear, I have around 2 tiny tiny spots on my face and one on my back. Life is gooooood :P


My Roaccutane Journey

16th May-27th October 2013

 

15 Years Old/Female/52kg

 

Month 1- 20mg

Month 2- 40mg

Month 3- 40mg

Month 4- 50mg

Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg

 

Also see page 4 on my log for the before and after photos :)

 

"You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"

 


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:32 PM

Hello! :) I've just read through your log and would like to say congratulations on battling through the tough times, and achieving such great results. :)

 

I'm two weeks into my treatment now, at 20mg. I'll be starting 40mg tomorrow, and I'm a little worried about the initial breakout but I'm sure I'll survive. Just a question...Did you experience any chest pains at all? My chest/rib area is quite "tight" and uncomfortable at times, and I'm worried about this worsening when I increase to 40mg. Also, I noticed that you've mentioned using baby oil...did you mix this with your moisturiser? I'm thinking of buying Jojoba oil, but the organic stuff is so expensive and I'm a poor student! :( 



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 03:00 AM

Hello! smile.png I've just read through your log and would like to say congratulations on battling through the tough times, and achieving such great results. smile.png

 

I'm two weeks into my treatment now, at 20mg. I'll be starting 40mg tomorrow, and I'm a little worried about the initial breakout but I'm sure I'll survive. Just a question...Did you experience any chest pains at all? My chest/rib area is quite "tight" and uncomfortable at times, and I'm worried about this worsening when I increase to 40mg. Also, I noticed that you've mentioned using baby oil...did you mix this with your moisturiser? I'm thinking of buying Jojoba oil, but the organic stuff is so expensive and I'm a poor student! sad.png

 

Hi! Thanks :)

 

Even if you do break out horrifically, I can promise you it will all be worth it in the end :)

 

I haven't experienced any chest pains at all, that sounds quite strange. I would suggest starting a new thread about it to find out if anyone else has experienced this because it's something I haven't really heard of. If not, I'd definitely mention this to your doctor :)

 

I have been bathing (literally!) in baby oil. In those early days of eczema, I realised that having showers was drying my skin out even more so I have been only having baths for the past 4 months. Now I apply a layer of baby oil to my skin once I'm in the bath to prevent it from drying out. On the bottle it suggests applying it to wet skin once you're out the bath but I've found that to leave my skin a bit greasy and slimy so I do it when I'm in there. It leaves your skin really soft but I haven't been using it on my face just because it's oily.

I looked in to Jojoba oil too but quickly decided that was a big no! Baby oil is quite affordable, plus I figured that if it's designed for babies skin then it must be super gentle.

Good luck with the rest of your treatment :)


My Roaccutane Journey

16th May-27th October 2013

 

15 Years Old/Female/52kg

 

Month 1- 20mg

Month 2- 40mg

Month 3- 40mg

Month 4- 50mg

Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg

 

Also see page 4 on my log for the before and after photos :)

 

"You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"

 


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Posted 21 September 2013 - 03:50 AM

Day 128

 

So I've been on 50mg for almost 3 weeks now and I got one new (big ish) spot after increasing my dose but that was it.

 

Now the only side effects bothering me are the dry lips, the dry eyes and the backache but other than that I've sort of become used to this dry way of living :P

However I do know that once I stop taking Roaccutane, I'll relish the feel of no longer having a tiny panic attack every time I think I've lost my lip balm!

 

These past few months, I think I've eaten more lip balm than food...


My Roaccutane Journey

16th May-27th October 2013

 

15 Years Old/Female/52kg

 

Month 1- 20mg

Month 2- 40mg

Month 3- 40mg

Month 4- 50mg

Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg

 

Also see page 4 on my log for the before and after photos :)

 

"You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"

 


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Posted 21 September 2013 - 05:03 PM

Hello! smile.png I've just read through your log and would like to say congratulations on battling through the tough times, and achieving such great results. smile.png

 

I'm two weeks into my treatment now, at 20mg. I'll be starting 40mg tomorrow, and I'm a little worried about the initial breakout but I'm sure I'll survive. Just a question...Did you experience any chest pains at all? My chest/rib area is quite "tight" and uncomfortable at times, and I'm worried about this worsening when I increase to 40mg. Also, I noticed that you've mentioned using baby oil...did you mix this with your moisturiser? I'm thinking of buying Jojoba oil, but the organic stuff is so expensive and I'm a poor student! sad.png

 

Hi! Thanks smile.png

 

Even if you do break out horrifically, I can promise you it will all be worth it in the end smile.png

 

I haven't experienced any chest pains at all, that sounds quite strange. I would suggest starting a new thread about it to find out if anyone else has experienced this because it's something I haven't really heard of. If not, I'd definitely mention this to your doctor smile.png

 

I have been bathing (literally!) in baby oil. In those early days of eczema, I realised that having showers was drying my skin out even more so I have been only having baths for the past 4 months. Now I apply a layer of baby oil to my skin once I'm in the bath to prevent it from drying out. On the bottle it suggests applying it to wet skin once you're out the bath but I've found that to leave my skin a bit greasy and slimy so I do it when I'm in there. It leaves your skin really soft but I haven't been using it on my face just because it's oily.

I looked in to Jojoba oil too but quickly decided that was a big no! Baby oil is quite affordable, plus I figured that if it's designed for babies skin then it must be super gentle.

Good luck with the rest of your treatment smile.png

 

Hello! Sorry, only just noticed your reply. 

 

The chest pains were odd but they have completely faded now. I just have back ache and hip pain to replace it! 

 

Ohh great tip. I've been using a drop of baby oil with my vaseline for my lips. It seems to help the flaking a lot. Jojoba oil costs a BOMB so I'm glad I never bought any of that. I've just been using E45 cream after my evening shower and it has kept the dry skin at bay and I haven't suffered with any eczema/rough patch issues at all! My face is getting a little bit flakey, though. Ah well, at least it's working its magic! 

 

Haha, your comment about the lip balm made me chuckle. One thing I recommend is having more than one scattered around. I'm using vaseline at the moment, and I have about three tins in random places in my room. It really helps! I also have one in my bag. I would lose my mind if I only owned one.



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 03:50 AM

Day 150

 

15 days left and counting! This is rough. I though it'd get easier towards the end but my life has reached a whole new level of dryness. 

Oh well, the end is in sight and so is clear skin :P

 

I'll post photos on my final day :)


My Roaccutane Journey

16th May-27th October 2013

 

15 Years Old/Female/52kg

 

Month 1- 20mg

Month 2- 40mg

Month 3- 40mg

Month 4- 50mg

Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg

 

Also see page 4 on my log for the before and after photos :)

 

"You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"

 


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:49 AM

Wow, your skin looks amazing! Reading through your blog gave me more hope that my skin will eventually clear up as well! I really hope it happens as fast as yours. I just went through the IB and I really wanted to quite accutane since my skin was worse that it had ever been before, but I now I just have to be patient and wait for my skin to clear up. Also, did/do you ever wear makeup to cover up your acne? If yes, what kind/brand? I'm having a hard time finding a foundation to cover everything up and that is also suitable for dry skin.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:29 AM

Wow, your skin looks amazing! Reading through your blog gave me more hope that my skin will eventually clear up as well! I really hope it happens as fast as yours. I just went through the IB and I really wanted to quite accutane since my skin was worse that it had ever been before, but I now I just have to be patient and wait for my skin to clear up. Also, did/do you ever wear makeup to cover up your acne? If yes, what kind/brand? I'm having a hard time finding a foundation to cover everything up and that is also suitable for dry skin.

 

Thanks, I guarantee your skin will clear up beautifully. :)

I've found it difficult to wear makeup too. When my skin was at its worst it was too painful to wear makeup so I didn't. Before that I just wore concealer. Now the acne's gone I have tried a variety of different things to cover it up but with no success at all due to my crazily dry skin.

 

Sorry I can't be more helpful, if I were you I'd start a new thread to discuss this (or maybe look for a existing one) as I'm sure other people have had this issue too.

Good luck with everything :)


My Roaccutane Journey

16th May-27th October 2013

 

15 Years Old/Female/52kg

 

Month 1- 20mg

Month 2- 40mg

Month 3- 40mg

Month 4- 50mg

Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg

 

Also see page 4 on my log for the before and after photos :)

 

"You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"

 


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:08 AM

The Final Day!!- Day 164 (5 1/2 months)

 

Today after dinner I will take my final pills of Roaccutane.

 

5 and a half months, 4 tubes of moisturiser, 6 bottles of eye drops, a few tears and goodness knows how much lip balm later, this is the result...

 

16th May 2013                                         27th October 2013

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Thank you for everyone who's helped me and encouraged me along the way. It still astounds me that this log has had over 5000 views today, that's pretty crazy. I don't think I could have done this without the support and help of people on this website. I'd really like to give this back so I'm happy if anyone wants to message me or ask questions about my treatment smile.png

 

If you're out there suffering with acne, my best advice to you is not to let it get to you. I know that sounds like the hardest thing in the world right now but one day, your skin will be clear and you'll regret putting your life on hold like I do now.

Live your life like you have nothing to be ashamed of because you really reaaaaally don't.

 

I feel like a different person, honestly, this has changed my life.

Thank you Roaccutane smile.png

 

 


My Roaccutane Journey

16th May-27th October 2013

 

15 Years Old/Female/52kg

 

Month 1- 20mg

Month 2- 40mg

Month 3- 40mg

Month 4- 50mg

Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg

 

Also see page 4 on my log for the before and after photos :)

 

"You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"

 


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 07:38 AM

your skin looks so lovely now! wub.png a really huge difference in a short span of 5 months! am really happy for you! (: 

At my one mark of roaccutane, I can only hope for sucha result. Just a qns, did you have any stubborn/deep pimple that doesn't seem to come to a head? I have some pimples that I could feel the head at the very beginning, but the use of retin-a prior to roaccutane seemed to have made it go under the skin with a dark mark and I'm wondering if they'll be resolved by roaccutane 



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:12 AM

Congratulations, your skin looks perfect. I'm 4 1/2 months in and I still look like your before pictures :(



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:25 AM

Wow what a result! Congratulations!

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:28 AM

your skin looks so lovely now! wub.png a really huge difference in a short span of 5 months! am really happy for you! (: 

At my one mark of roaccutane, I can only hope for sucha result. Just a qns, did you have any stubborn/deep pimple that doesn't seem to come to a head? I have some pimples that I could feel the head at the very beginning, but the use of retin-a prior to roaccutane seemed to have made it go under the skin with a dark mark and I'm wondering if they'll be resolved by roaccutane 

 

Thanks! rolleyes.gif

 

I don't think I had the kind of pimples you're referring to so I'm not sure. I guess you'll just have to wait and hope. Roaccutane seems to help all kinds of acne from my research. Sorry I can't be more helpful but good luck with the rest of your course :)

 

Congratulations, your skin looks perfect. I'm 4 1/2 months in and I still look like your before pictures sad.png

 

Thank you Charlie wub.png  Stick with it, it must be so frustrating but it's extremely rare for people to see no improvements by the end of your course. It could be to do with your dosage but I have no idea about the details of your course. Have you spoken to your doctor about your lack of improvement? Feel free to message me, just what ever you do, don't give up :)

 

 

Wow what a result! Congratulations!

 

Thank you so much! :D


My Roaccutane Journey

16th May-27th October 2013

 

15 Years Old/Female/52kg

 

Month 1- 20mg

Month 2- 40mg

Month 3- 40mg

Month 4- 50mg

Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg

 

Also see page 4 on my log for the before and after photos :)

 

"You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"

 


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:05 AM

The skin look amazing. How long did it took for your red marks to fade away?






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