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#21 ClearSummer

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:32 PM

vojta3476 - that sounds good, lucky that you've moved up for your next month, I'm still only on 20mg!

Jdog31- that's alright mate, personally my IB wasn't terrible, but for me I wanted to start the treatment as soon as I got my hands on the pills, as it was denting my confidence severely, but that's just me.



Day 27-30

Spots from the IB are healing much quicker, and overall maybe less spots have been surfacing. Dry skin a bit of a bother now, however a bit of moisturiser in the morning and at night seems to do the trick. Been happier these last few days, as I think for the first time during this treatment, I've seen improvement from last week.

Otherwise, no other side effects, although my back may be in a bit more pain than usual, but nothing too severe.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:00 PM

Glad to hear that you're feeling happy, and it's a very good thing that our IB's have stopped and face is healing! 

 

Keep your head up, I imagine myself with a clear skin a lot (even though it's pretty hard with acne), and it makes me feel good! hifive.gif


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Month 0-1 - 40mg

Month 1-2 - 40mg

Month 2-2½ - 40 mg

Month 2½-3 - 80mg

Month 3-4 -80 mg

Month 4-5 - 80 mg

Month 5-5½ - 80 mg

Clear of acne - but still struggling with red marks/scars :)

 

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:34 PM

Exactly - good luck to both of us!



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:23 AM

Day 31-35

Days flying by now! Had a breakout on my cheek which is dying down now, definitely noticing some scarring going down a bit in terms of redness and spots are drying up very quickly still. Face is often very dry by the evening, especially when I do exercise earlier on and have to shower straight after. Keeping hopes up, only a fifth through the course!



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 04:57 PM

Day 36-39

Breakout got a bit worse on the 36/37th days and now it's calming down a bit and starting to heal. Noticing dryness a lot now, so moisturise when possible. Keeping hopes up as I go into my 40th day tomorrow.



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 05:09 PM

Day 40

Skin very dry, that is all.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:53 PM

Day 41-43

Little breakout on my chin, other from that though all seems to be calming down a bit. Rather than getting whiteheads, I've been getting flat red spots that aren't inflamed a lot... Skin very dry still, afraid to put moisturiser on though, in case of it causing a breakout.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 08:50 PM

Get some pics up ! Also 17 and on 70mg .. il be starting my 3rd month on the 5th hopfully .. didnt really have an initial breakout , i dont think .. but it felt like it a few days ago , had a break out with like 6 new pipmples 3 pretty big and one on my nose (sucks) anyhow.. hoping that will go away because the results we're looking good.. keep it up and check out my log if you feel like it ! :D



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:55 AM

Yeah I just checked your log xfabix - it sounds as though we are at the same stage, apart from that your face isn't really breaking out anymore!

 

Day 44-46

While my jawline and chin continue to dry out and heal, less spots are occuring there I reckon,, I'm beginning to break out in places that haven't bothered me before I took accutane. My upper cheeks have got big painful red spots that are yet to come to a head - a big worrying. I have a derm appointment on the 3rd of Feb, where I expect to be put up a dose to 40mg/day, as at my weight (68kg) it sounds as though 20mg/day is too low for the first two months - although my skin has been getting quite dry at this lower dose, so maybe my body requires less of it!?

By the way, I need to be finished on accutane by early June, as I don't want to be on the drug over the exam period, and as they are my A2 levels, I need to study hard for them. Also I'm going on holiday in July with friends, so I will be drinking alcohol then and it'll be wise to not be on the drug during this period especially! 

Otherwise, dry skin around the jaw, of which I'm scared to treat with moisturiser, as I'm afraid that it'll break me out!

Finally, my biggest worry is that my face is a redder colour than the rest of my body, while my neck is a nice tanned brown/white colour, my chin and upwards seem to be especially red. I'm positive that the accutane will clear me up, the red skin may be a harder problem to tackle!

Trying to stay positive!



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:45 PM

Actually my newest post says that I got a new break out and it sucks >.< I have a huge zit like in the middle of my nose inbetween my eyes .. (LAME) apart from that i have like 3 other ones on the side and 2 little ones near my mouth that are going away.. not too bad i suppose , but im also on a higher dose soo even though we're at similar dates im higher up the treatment , only 2 months left.. will see how that goes. Im worried about my scars staying



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 06:25 AM

yeah scars worry me too, I'm planning on going on for 6 months overall, so maybe by the end we will have had the same dosage?



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:07 AM

I'm also worried A lot about scarring. Well.. Lets hope for the Best. I wish u guys the Best luck. Currently at Day 76 :)

- Accutane start: 13 November 2013wub.png 

Weight: 70 kg - Cumulative dose: 148 mg/kg

 

Month 0-1 - 40mg

Month 1-2 - 40mg

Month 2-2½ - 40 mg

Month 2½-3 - 80mg

Month 3-4 -80 mg

Month 4-5 - 80 mg

Month 5-5½ - 80 mg

Clear of acne - but still struggling with red marks/scars :)

 

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 06:39 PM

Yeahh .. Hopefully it wont be too bad , Im going on for 4 since thats what my derm gave me but yeah , hopefully they wont be too bad or atleast will fade later on , especially the deeper ones , anyhow im on day 50-ish out of 121 so yeah.. nearly half way. Good luck guys ! get some pics up too.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:50 PM

Crazy how fast time is going... approaching day 50 myself. Face is not anywhere near perfect, but is probably the clearest it's been in the past year or so. Back of my neck and chin are super dry and flaky, I try to moisturize really well every morning. Got a huge bottle of some new Suave ultra-dry skin moisturizer for like $2.99 and I actually really like it. 

 

Scarring-wise, I'm optimistic that things are going to continue to lighten up and heal nicely. If nothing else, I'll get that laser scar removal treatment at the end of my Accutane cycle and hopefully that will help with the hyper pigmentation (if not the skin surface irregularities). Best of luck everyone!


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:50 PM

Day 47-51

Had my worst breakout ever over these last few days, my face has never looked as bad! Spots popping up all over the place and I'm losing confidence all the time. Derm appointment in 3 days and I have no idea what'll happen. Confused as to why I'm breaking out so bad considering I've been on 20mg/day for nearly 2 months! Will the derm raise my dose or keep it the same!? I will be finishing this course before my exams in June and want to reach the correct cumulative dosage by then, so I'm very confused right now.



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:23 PM

Day 47-51

Had my worst breakout ever over these last few days, my face has never looked as bad! Spots popping up all over the place and I'm losing confidence all the time. Derm appointment in 3 days and I have no idea what'll happen. Confused as to why I'm breaking out so bad considering I've been on 20mg/day for nearly 2 months! Will the derm raise my dose or keep it the same!? I will be finishing this course before my exams in June and want to reach the correct cumulative dosage by then, so I'm very confused right now.

I had a break out about half way through month 2 too , and i was pissed off too but it all faded out slowly and right now Im not getting any new pimples on my face just the ones that a broke out with before that are healing , i do get some on my neck and back still.. ahh 2 more months left , i hope it goes well.



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:21 AM

Day 52-54

Healing from that bad breakout still, went to the dermatologist this morning and my dose has been raised to 40mg/day. Both the derm and my parents keep telling me it's getting better, whether they're just saying that to keep me upbeat... I don't know. Onwards and upwards, maybe it is looking a bit better after that terrible day last week!?



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:04 AM

Hey man I just read all your posts and just wanted to say I really appreciate it. I'm in a similar boat to you guys as I am 17, weigh 75kgs and on 20mg a day and on day 55. Its hard to find someone to relate to with the same specific situation.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:05 AM

So yeah thanks I hope you keep posting :)

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:54 PM

milesconn - 

Yeah I'm sure you've wondered whether your dosage is too low at only 20mg!? When's your next dermatologist appointment?






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