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#21 grace103

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:42 AM

Weirdly enough I'm also starting accutane in 2 weeks! I already have a whole box in my room but I'm waiting to start as I have an event coming up and seriously don't want to get an initial breakout for it. My skin at the moment sounds quite similar to yours, mainly because I'm coming off Dianne which cleared up my cystic acne, and i'm kind of freaking out about the IB too since I experienced pretty severely when starting Dianne. My derm gave me an antibiotic, erythomycin, which apparently doesn't interfere with accutane and helps to prevent/clear an IB so i'm hoping that works! You could probably ask your derm for something similar and if you started it now then it should be in effect by the time you start accutane, if you choose to that is. I personally think you should go on accutane, as whilst I haven't taken it, I think the knowledge that you are doing something serious to help treat your acne helps with the emotional side of it. 

 

Yeah... I really get that knowledge thing. Even though I'm waiting I feel better because I know that something is getting done about it. Especially since my skin has started to get a little worse in the last couple of days. I can't believe how patient you are - I don't know if I could wait! Especially if I had it in the house... smile.png

 

I was thinking about the antibiotic - I'm planning to ask for it, but I'm not sure how generous the NHS will be... lol.

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

Strangley I don't remember an initial breakout when I started BC, maybe I did and I just don't remember?

It is extremely difficult haha! I keep looking at it and kind of thinking "Should I?" but I figure in the scheme of things 2 weeks won't make too much difference in the end and I don't want my skin to have a huge freak out when it seems to have settled a little bit. 

Yeah that's true, I think mine is relatively cheap but it does all add up when you have to buy it every month or so

I think it's pretty varied, I was just unfortunate in that regard. Also I started it about a month after my skin was already quite bad and that on top of an initial breakout was just hell because my skin was trying to heal old pimples whilst just going crazy so i'm pretty glad i'm off it now!



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:15 AM

 

I really do. I'm used to the "you must use this persistently for 6 months before any results will seen" line. Thanks for replying smile.png

haha true that! Although I don't want to get your hopes up, accutane is most likely going to work, unlike all those other topicals! what do you currently use?

Yeah, and then you spend every morning for like 4 months running to the mirror expecting something to have changed all the sudden before you accept that it won't and crawl back to the doctors for something new... I really hope accutane will be the end of that for good. 

 

To answer your question... I was on Differin and Dianette, but Differin didn't really do anything so I didn't get a refill on that perscription. Currently on Dianette, but I don't know how much of a difference that has actually made tbh. I used to use Retin A ( <3 ) but they have stopped making it angry.png. I take a bucket load of supplements... don't know how much those do either or if I'm just paying for "vey expensive pee" as my mum put it....

 

Have you done accutane?

 

 

>Hey there!

 

Because your acne is so persistent, Roaccutane does sound like quite a good idea (it might help if you posted some pictures of your skin?)

 

Hair loss is a very rare side effect and although it is a possibility, I think there are far worse side effects to be worried about.

 

I've been on Roaccutane for almost a month now and am still experiencing an initial breakout. I am like you, my acne has never been cystic, and the IB hasn't made my spots bigger, there is just more of them (and I also breakout in places that used to be clear). 

 

I can't give you much advice about Roaccutane making you scar more because my skin is very prone to acne scars. What I would say is that if your skin never scars at all (if this is this case you are extremely lucky!) it sounds unlikely that this drug would mean you get severe scarring. I would ask your derm for advice smile.png

 

I feel your pain about the bitchy girls.  People who have never had acne don't (and never will) understand how emotionally crippling it is.Don't let them get to you.

If you do decide to take the plunge, then I'm here for support when and if you need it smile.png

 

 

I get "scars" in the form of light red marks, but not indented. Since I know that the marks fade - and since I'll be using like SPF10000+++ on roaccutane they'll probably go even faster - they don't bother me too much. 

 

Bitchy girls are definantly the worst... oh well, I think having acne has probably made us better people - we can relate to lots of different conditions and stuff. And anyway... theres always adult onset right... tbh I have wished that on quite a few people.

 

Good luck with your course! Have you had any other side effects? It would be nice to have someone just a little ahead of me timewise so that you can warn me lol. 

 

And photos? NEVER haha. I find it hard to look in mirrors that I don't "know", let alone take photos. Seeing my skin in photos makes me such an emotional wreck. Another reason to try accutane...

 

 

Those red marks most likely arn't scars, I get them awfully and it's called post inflammation hyperpigmentation. I've been using Emu Oil at the moment to help my skin heal and that's been helping a lot.

 

Thanks :) Side effects.... yes... take a look at my log ;)


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 June 2013 - 10:32 AM

 

 

I really do. I'm used to the "you must use this persistently for 6 months before any results will seen" line. Thanks for replying smile.png

haha true that! Although I don't want to get your hopes up, accutane is most likely going to work, unlike all those other topicals! what do you currently use?

Yeah, and then you spend every morning for like 4 months running to the mirror expecting something to have changed all the sudden before you accept that it won't and crawl back to the doctors for something new... I really hope accutane will be the end of that for good. 

 

To answer your question... I was on Differin and Dianette, but Differin didn't really do anything so I didn't get a refill on that perscription. Currently on Dianette, but I don't know how much of a difference that has actually made tbh. I used to use Retin A ( <3 ) but they have stopped making it angry.png. I take a bucket load of supplements... don't know how much those do either or if I'm just paying for "vey expensive pee" as my mum put it....

 

Have you done accutane?

 

 

>Hey there!

 

Because your acne is so persistent, Roaccutane does sound like quite a good idea (it might help if you posted some pictures of your skin?)

 

Hair loss is a very rare side effect and although it is a possibility, I think there are far worse side effects to be worried about.

 

I've been on Roaccutane for almost a month now and am still experiencing an initial breakout. I am like you, my acne has never been cystic, and the IB hasn't made my spots bigger, there is just more of them (and I also breakout in places that used to be clear). 

 

I can't give you much advice about Roaccutane making you scar more because my skin is very prone to acne scars. What I would say is that if your skin never scars at all (if this is this case you are extremely lucky!) it sounds unlikely that this drug would mean you get severe scarring. I would ask your derm for advice smile.png

 

I feel your pain about the bitchy girls.  People who have never had acne don't (and never will) understand how emotionally crippling it is.Don't let them get to you.

If you do decide to take the plunge, then I'm here for support when and if you need it smile.png

 

 

I get "scars" in the form of light red marks, but not indented. Since I know that the marks fade - and since I'll be using like SPF10000+++ on roaccutane they'll probably go even faster - they don't bother me too much. 

 

Bitchy girls are definantly the worst... oh well, I think having acne has probably made us better people - we can relate to lots of different conditions and stuff. And anyway... theres always adult onset right... tbh I have wished that on quite a few people.

 

Good luck with your course! Have you had any other side effects? It would be nice to have someone just a little ahead of me timewise so that you can warn me lol. 

 

And photos? NEVER haha. I find it hard to look in mirrors that I don't "know", let alone take photos. Seeing my skin in photos makes me such an emotional wreck. Another reason to try accutane...

 

Those red marks most likely arn't scars, I get them awfully and it's called post inflammation hyperpigmentation. I've been using Emu Oil at the moment to help my skin heal and that's been helping a lot.

 

Thanks smile.png Side effects.... yes... take a look at my log wink.png

 

 

 

 

I really do. I'm used to the "you must use this persistently for 6 months before any results will seen" line. Thanks for replying smile.png

haha true that! Although I don't want to get your hopes up, accutane is most likely going to work, unlike all those other topicals! what do you currently use?

Yeah, and then you spend every morning for like 4 months running to the mirror expecting something to have changed all the sudden before you accept that it won't and crawl back to the doctors for something new... I really hope accutane will be the end of that for good. 

 

To answer your question... I was on Differin and Dianette, but Differin didn't really do anything so I didn't get a refill on that perscription. Currently on Dianette, but I don't know how much of a difference that has actually made tbh. I used to use Retin A ( <3 ) but they have stopped making it angry.png. I take a bucket load of supplements... don't know how much those do either or if I'm just paying for "vey expensive pee" as my mum put it....

 

Have you done accutane?

 

 

>Hey there!

 

Because your acne is so persistent, Roaccutane does sound like quite a good idea (it might help if you posted some pictures of your skin?)

 

Hair loss is a very rare side effect and although it is a possibility, I think there are far worse side effects to be worried about.

 

I've been on Roaccutane for almost a month now and am still experiencing an initial breakout. I am like you, my acne has never been cystic, and the IB hasn't made my spots bigger, there is just more of them (and I also breakout in places that used to be clear). 

 

I can't give you much advice about Roaccutane making you scar more because my skin is very prone to acne scars. What I would say is that if your skin never scars at all (if this is this case you are extremely lucky!) it sounds unlikely that this drug would mean you get severe scarring. I would ask your derm for advice smile.png

 

I feel your pain about the bitchy girls.  People who have never had acne don't (and never will) understand how emotionally crippling it is.Don't let them get to you.

If you do decide to take the plunge, then I'm here for support when and if you need it smile.png

 

 

I get "scars" in the form of light red marks, but not indented. Since I know that the marks fade - and since I'll be using like SPF10000+++ on roaccutane they'll probably go even faster - they don't bother me too much. 

 

Bitchy girls are definantly the worst... oh well, I think having acne has probably made us better people - we can relate to lots of different conditions and stuff. And anyway... theres always adult onset right... tbh I have wished that on quite a few people.

 

Good luck with your course! Have you had any other side effects? It would be nice to have someone just a little ahead of me timewise so that you can warn me lol. 

 

And photos? NEVER haha. I find it hard to look in mirrors that I don't "know", let alone take photos. Seeing my skin in photos makes me such an emotional wreck. Another reason to try accutane...

 

Those red marks most likely arn't scars, I get them awfully and it's called post inflammation hyperpigmentation. I've been using Emu Oil at the moment to help my skin heal and that's been helping a lot.

 

Thanks smile.png Side effects.... yes... take a look at my log wink.png

 

I was actually reading it the other day... I didn't want to be awkward and be like "Hi! Do you remember me! You gave me advice on my post!". But I suppose I will do that now. Lol.

 

And yeah, they aren't - they're completely flat. Will emu help fade them though? I didn't want to do too much about them on accutane, but I heard they fade MUCH slower cause your skin is so dry. 



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:43 AM

Lol... ;)

 

I have found Emu Oil to be quite effective at fading scars. I ordered it off Amazon for about £17 so it's not cheap (and you have to make sure it's 100% pure and preferably Australian Emu Oil as they have higher standards about what can go into it etc). The problem with it is that it is really oily so I can only wear it at night. There is some research to suggest that it thickens skin, which is perfect since Accutane thins your skin (it is also a good moisturiser).

 

Since I've stopped using Emu Oil in the mornings I brought Palmer's Cocoa butter yesterday because that is also supposed to fade marks and it will moisturise. I'll keep my log updated on how it is :)


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 June 2013 - 12:26 PM

 

 

 

I really do. I'm used to the "you must use this persistently for 6 months before any results will seen" line. Thanks for replying smile.png

haha true that! Although I don't want to get your hopes up, accutane is most likely going to work, unlike all those other topicals! what do you currently use?

Yeah, and then you spend every morning for like 4 months running to the mirror expecting something to have changed all the sudden before you accept that it won't and crawl back to the doctors for something new... I really hope accutane will be the end of that for good. 

 

To answer your question... I was on Differin and Dianette, but Differin didn't really do anything so I didn't get a refill on that perscription. Currently on Dianette, but I don't know how much of a difference that has actually made tbh. I used to use Retin A ( <3 ) but they have stopped making it angry.png. I take a bucket load of supplements... don't know how much those do either or if I'm just paying for "vey expensive pee" as my mum put it....

 

Have you done accutane?

 

 

>Hey there!

 

Because your acne is so persistent, Roaccutane does sound like quite a good idea (it might help if you posted some pictures of your skin?)

 

Hair loss is a very rare side effect and although it is a possibility, I think there are far worse side effects to be worried about.

 

I've been on Roaccutane for almost a month now and am still experiencing an initial breakout. I am like you, my acne has never been cystic, and the IB hasn't made my spots bigger, there is just more of them (and I also breakout in places that used to be clear). 

 

I can't give you much advice about Roaccutane making you scar more because my skin is very prone to acne scars. What I would say is that if your skin never scars at all (if this is this case you are extremely lucky!) it sounds unlikely that this drug would mean you get severe scarring. I would ask your derm for advice smile.png

 

I feel your pain about the bitchy girls.  People who have never had acne don't (and never will) understand how emotionally crippling it is.Don't let them get to you.

If you do decide to take the plunge, then I'm here for support when and if you need it smile.png

 

 

I get "scars" in the form of light red marks, but not indented. Since I know that the marks fade - and since I'll be using like SPF10000+++ on roaccutane they'll probably go even faster - they don't bother me too much. 

 

Bitchy girls are definantly the worst... oh well, I think having acne has probably made us better people - we can relate to lots of different conditions and stuff. And anyway... theres always adult onset right... tbh I have wished that on quite a few people.

 

Good luck with your course! Have you had any other side effects? It would be nice to have someone just a little ahead of me timewise so that you can warn me lol. 

 

And photos? NEVER haha. I find it hard to look in mirrors that I don't "know", let alone take photos. Seeing my skin in photos makes me such an emotional wreck. Another reason to try accutane...

haha 'expensive pee' and yes I am currently on Roaccutane as that's what we call it over in Europe. Any other questions you have, im happy to help.

Yeah, I'm from Scotland but since most people here are American I was just going by that wink.png What was your IB like - if you had one at all...?

 

Yeah my IB was pretty horrible, it made my skin so flaky and spotty. However all pustules I got dried up within a day when left alone and then just fell off and only left a little dark mark that went away in 3 days max, I was surprised as I believed it would cause many more marks for me but so far hasn't. Any more questions or advice, don't hesitate to message me.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:28 PM

 

 

 

 

I really do. I'm used to the "you must use this persistently for 6 months before any results will seen" line. Thanks for replying smile.png

haha true that! Although I don't want to get your hopes up, accutane is most likely going to work, unlike all those other topicals! what do you currently use?

Yeah, and then you spend every morning for like 4 months running to the mirror expecting something to have changed all the sudden before you accept that it won't and crawl back to the doctors for something new... I really hope accutane will be the end of that for good. 

 

To answer your question... I was on Differin and Dianette, but Differin didn't really do anything so I didn't get a refill on that perscription. Currently on Dianette, but I don't know how much of a difference that has actually made tbh. I used to use Retin A ( <3 ) but they have stopped making it angry.png. I take a bucket load of supplements... don't know how much those do either or if I'm just paying for "vey expensive pee" as my mum put it....

 

Have you done accutane?

 

 

>Hey there!

 

Because your acne is so persistent, Roaccutane does sound like quite a good idea (it might help if you posted some pictures of your skin?)

 

Hair loss is a very rare side effect and although it is a possibility, I think there are far worse side effects to be worried about.

 

I've been on Roaccutane for almost a month now and am still experiencing an initial breakout. I am like you, my acne has never been cystic, and the IB hasn't made my spots bigger, there is just more of them (and I also breakout in places that used to be clear). 

 

I can't give you much advice about Roaccutane making you scar more because my skin is very prone to acne scars. What I would say is that if your skin never scars at all (if this is this case you are extremely lucky!) it sounds unlikely that this drug would mean you get severe scarring. I would ask your derm for advice smile.png

 

I feel your pain about the bitchy girls.  People who have never had acne don't (and never will) understand how emotionally crippling it is.Don't let them get to you.

If you do decide to take the plunge, then I'm here for support when and if you need it smile.png

 

 

I get "scars" in the form of light red marks, but not indented. Since I know that the marks fade - and since I'll be using like SPF10000+++ on roaccutane they'll probably go even faster - they don't bother me too much. 

 

Bitchy girls are definantly the worst... oh well, I think having acne has probably made us better people - we can relate to lots of different conditions and stuff. And anyway... theres always adult onset right... tbh I have wished that on quite a few people.

 

Good luck with your course! Have you had any other side effects? It would be nice to have someone just a little ahead of me timewise so that you can warn me lol. 

 

And photos? NEVER haha. I find it hard to look in mirrors that I don't "know", let alone take photos. Seeing my skin in photos makes me such an emotional wreck. Another reason to try accutane...

haha 'expensive pee' and yes I am currently on Roaccutane as that's what we call it over in Europe. Any other questions you have, im happy to help.

Yeah, I'm from Scotland but since most people here are American I was just going by that wink.png What was your IB like - if you had one at all...?

Yeah my IB was pretty horrible, it made my skin so flaky and spotty. However all pustules I got dried up within a day when left alone and then just fell off and only left a little dark mark that went away in 3 days max, I was surprised as I believed it would cause many more marks for me but so far hasn't. Any more questions or advice, don't hesitate to message me.

 

 

How long did that last then? Like two weeks? 



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 12:56 PM

I could 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really do. I'm used to the "you must use this persistently for 6 months before any results will seen" line. Thanks for replying smile.png

haha true that! Although I don't want to get your hopes up, accutane is most likely going to work, unlike all those other topicals! what do you currently use?

Yeah, and then you spend every morning for like 4 months running to the mirror expecting something to have changed all the sudden before you accept that it won't and crawl back to the doctors for something new... I really hope accutane will be the end of that for good. 

 

To answer your question... I was on Differin and Dianette, but Differin didn't really do anything so I didn't get a refill on that perscription. Currently on Dianette, but I don't know how much of a difference that has actually made tbh. I used to use Retin A ( <3 ) but they have stopped making it angry.png. I take a bucket load of supplements... don't know how much those do either or if I'm just paying for "vey expensive pee" as my mum put it....

 

Have you done accutane?

 

 

>>Hey there!

 

Because your acne is so persistent, Roaccutane does sound like quite a good idea (it might help if you posted some pictures of your skin?)

 

Hair loss is a very rare side effect and although it is a possibility, I think there are far worse side effects to be worried about.

 

I've been on Roaccutane for almost a month now and am still experiencing an initial breakout. I am like you, my acne has never been cystic, and the IB hasn't made my spots bigger, there is just more of them (and I also breakout in places that used to be clear). 

 

I can't give you much advice about Roaccutane making you scar more because my skin is very prone to acne scars. What I would say is that if your skin never scars at all (if this is this case you are extremely lucky!) it sounds unlikely that this drug would mean you get severe scarring. I would ask your derm for advice smile.png

 

I feel your pain about the bitchy girls.  People who have never had acne don't (and never will) understand how emotionally crippling it is.Don't let them get to you.

If you do decide to take the plunge, then I'm here for support when and if you need it smile.png

lockquote>

 

 

I get "scars" in the form of light red marks, but not indented. Since I know that the marks fade - and since I'll be using like SPF10000+++ on roaccutane they'll probably go even faster - they don't bother me too much. 

 

Bitchy girls are definantly the worst... oh well, I think having acne has probably made us better people - we can relate to lots of different conditions and stuff. And anyway... theres always adult onset right... tbh I have wished that on quite a few people.

 

Good luck with your course! Have you had any other side effects? It would be nice to have someone just a little ahead of me timewise so that you can warn me lol. 

 

And photos? NEVER haha. I find it hard to look in mirrors that I don't "know", let alone take photos. Seeing my skin in photos makes me such an emotional wreck. Another reason to try accutane...

haha 'expensive pee' and yes I am currently on Roaccutane as that's what we call it over in Europe. Any other questions you have, im happy to help.

Yeah, I'm from Scotland but since most people here are American I was just going by that wink.png What was your IB like - if you had one at all...?

Yeah my IB was pretty horrible, it made my skin so flaky and spotty. However all pustules I got dried up within a day when left alone and then just fell off and only left a little dark mark that went away in 3 days max, I was surprised as I believed it would cause many more marks for me but so far hasn't. Any more questions

 

Yeah it started at the 2 week mark and continued to worsen until about 2 and a half months. However everyone is completely different on this medication, however I would recommend you use a natural regimen whilst on accutane, like manuka honey and lemon face wash with an olive oil and honey moustirizer, it is brilliant. Google its healing powers and medical uses, completely safe and free of unnecessary chemicals that may harm your skin.



Yeah it started at the 2 week mark and continued to worsen until about 2 and a half months. However everyone is completely different on this medication, however I would recommend you use a natural regimen whilst on accutane, like manuka honey and lemon face wash with an olive oil and honey moustirizer, it is brilliant. Google its healing powers and medical uses, completely safe and free of unnecessary chemicals that may harm your skin.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:00 PM

I could 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really do. I'm used to the "you must use this persistently for 6 months before any results will seen" line. Thanks for replying smile.png

haha true that! Although I don't want to get your hopes up, accutane is most likely going to work, unlike all those other topicals! what do you currently use?

Yeah, and then you spend every morning for like 4 months running to the mirror expecting something to have changed all the sudden before you accept that it won't and crawl back to the doctors for something new... I really hope accutane will be the end of that for good. 

 

To answer your question... I was on Differin and Dianette, but Differin didn't really do anything so I didn't get a refill on that perscription. Currently on Dianette, but I don't know how much of a difference that has actually made tbh. I used to use Retin A ( <3 ) but they have stopped making it angry.png. I take a bucket load of supplements... don't know how much those do either or if I'm just paying for "vey expensive pee" as my mum put it....

 

Have you done accutane?

 

 

>

>>Hey there!

 

Because your acne is so persistent, Roaccutane does sound like quite a good idea (it might help if you posted some pictures of your skin?)

 

Hair loss is a very rare side effect and although it is a possibility, I think there are far worse side effects to be worried about.

 

I've been on Roaccutane for almost a month now and am still experiencing an initial breakout. I am like you, my acne has never been cystic, and the IB hasn't made my spots bigger, there is just more of them (and I also breakout in places that used to be clear). 

 

I can't give you much advice about Roaccutane making you scar more because my skin is very prone to acne scars. What I would say is that if your skin never scars at all (if this is this case you are extremely lucky!) it sounds unlikely that this drug would mean you get severe scarring. I would ask your derm for advice smile.png

 

I feel your pain about the bitchy girls.  People who have never had acne don't (and never will) understand how emotionally crippling it is.Don't let them get to you.

If you do decide to take the plunge, then I'm here for support when and if you need it smile.png

lockquote>

 

 

I get "scars" in the form of light red marks, but not indented. Since I know that the marks fade - and since I'll be using like SPF10000+++ on roaccutane they'll probably go even faster - they don't bother me too much. 

 

Bitchy girls are definantly the worst... oh well, I think having acne has probably made us better people - we can relate to lots of different conditions and stuff. And anyway... theres always adult onset right... tbh I have wished that on quite a few people.

 

Good luck with your course! Have you had any other side effects? It would be nice to have someone just a little ahead of me timewise so that you can warn me lol. 

 

And photos? NEVER haha. I find it hard to look in mirrors that I don't "know", let alone take photos. Seeing my skin in photos makes me such an emotional wreck. Another reason to try accutane...

haha 'expensive pee' and yes I am currently on Roaccutane as that's what we call it over in Europe. Any other questions you have, im happy to help.

Yeah, I'm from Scotland but since most people here are American I was just going by that wink.png What was your IB like - if you had one at all...?

Yeah my IB was pretty horrible, it made my skin so flaky and spotty. However all pustules I got dried up within a day when left alone and then just fell off and only left a little dark mark that went away in 3 days max, I was surprised as I believed it would cause many more marks for me but so far hasn't. Any more questions

 

Yeah it started at the 2 week mark and continued to worsen until about 2 and a half months. However everyone is completely different on this medication, however I would recommend you use a natural regimen whilst on accutane, like manuka honey and lemon face wash with an olive oil and honey moustirizer, it is brilliant. Google its healing powers and medical uses, completely safe and free of unnecessary chemicals that may harm your skin.



Yeah it started at the 2 week mark and continued to worsen until about 2 and a half months. However everyone is completely different on this medication, however I would recommend you use a natural regimen whilst on accutane, like manuka honey and lemon face wash with an olive oil and honey moustirizer, it is brilliant. Google its healing powers and medical uses, completely safe and free of unnecessary chemicals that may harm your skin.

 

 

Have you made those yoursel or have you bought them? How is your skin looking now?



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:27 AM

I could 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really do. I'm used to the "you must use this persistently for 6 months before any results will seen" line. Thanks for replying smile.png

haha true that! Although I don't want to get your hopes up, accutane is most likely going to work, unlike all those other topicals! what do you currently use?

Yeah, and then you spend every morning for like 4 months running to the mirror expecting something to have changed all the sudden before you accept that it won't and crawl back to the doctors for something new... I really hope accutane will be the end of that for good. 

 

To answer your question... I was on Differin and Dianette, but Differin didn't really do anything so I didn't get a refill on that perscription. Currently on Dianette, but I don't know how much of a difference that has actually made tbh. I used to use Retin A ( <3 ) but they have stopped making it angry.png. I take a bucket load of supplements... don't know how much those do either or if I'm just paying for "vey expensive pee" as my mum put it....

 

Have you done accutane?

 

 

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Because your acne is so persistent, Roaccutane does sound like quite a good idea (it might help if you posted some pictures of your skin?)

 

Hair loss is a very rare side effect and although it is a possibility, I think there are far worse side effects to be worried about.

 

I've been on Roaccutane for almost a month now and am still experiencing an initial breakout. I am like you, my acne has never been cystic, and the IB hasn't made my spots bigger, there is just more of them (and I also breakout in places that used to be clear). 

 

I can't give you much advice about Roaccutane making you scar more because my skin is very prone to acne scars. What I would say is that if your skin never scars at all (if this is this case you are extremely lucky!) it sounds unlikely that this drug would mean you get severe scarring. I would ask your derm for advice smile.png

 

I feel your pain about the bitchy girls.  People who have never had acne don't (and never will) understand how emotionally crippling it is.Don't let them get to you.

If you do decide to take the plunge, then I'm here for support when and if you need it smile.png

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I get "scars" in the form of light red marks, but not indented. Since I know that the marks fade - and since I'll be using like SPF10000+++ on roaccutane they'll probably go even faster - they don't bother me too much. 

 

Bitchy girls are definantly the worst... oh well, I think having acne has probably made us better people - we can relate to lots of different conditions and stuff. And anyway... theres always adult onset right... tbh I have wished that on quite a few people.

 

Good luck with your course! Have you had any other side effects? It would be nice to have someone just a little ahead of me timewise so that you can warn me lol. 

 

And photos? NEVER haha. I find it hard to look in mirrors that I don't "know", let alone take photos. Seeing my skin in photos makes me such an emotional wreck. Another reason to try accutane...

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haha 'expensive pee' and yes I am currently on Roaccutane as that's what we call it over in Europe. Any other questions you have, im happy to help.

Yeah, I'm from Scotland but since most people here are American I was just going by that wink.png What was your IB like - if you had one at all...?

Yeah my IB was pretty horrible, it made my skin so flaky and spotty. However all pustules I got dried up within a day when left alone and then just fell off and only left a little dark mark that went away in 3 days max, I was surprised as I believed it would cause many more marks for me but so far hasn't. Any more questions

 

Yeah it started at the 2 week mark and continued to worsen until about 2 and a half months. However everyone is completely different on this medication, however I would recommend you use a natural regimen whilst on accutane, like manuka honey and lemon face wash with an olive oil and honey moustirizer, it is brilliant. Google its healing powers and medical uses, completely safe and free of unnecessary chemicals that may harm your skin.



Yeah it started at the 2 week mark and continued to worsen until about 2 and a half months. However everyone is completely different on this medication, however I would recommend you use a natural regimen whilst on accutane, like manuka honey and lemon face wash with an olive oil and honey moustirizer, it is brilliant. Google its healing powers and medical uses, completely safe and free of unnecessary chemicals that may harm your skin.

 

 

Have you made those yoursel or have you bought them? How is your skin looking now?

 

I brought the manuka honey and lemon myself, mix them together. The same with the olive oil and manuka honey moustirizer, however their is a specific honey you must buy as all are not as effective. My skin has hugely calmed down and My scars are fading due to the effects of manuka and lemon, along with ollive oil for its vitamin E benefits. This skincare regimen is effective on accutane as well as no chemicals will damage your skin, just go easy with the lemon, I alternate the days in which I use the lemon, then the other night I will use a honey and cinnamon face mask and gently rub it in my skin for 2 minutes as its a light exfoliator without damaging the skin.