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#1 patrick95

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:23 PM

Hey everybody!

 

After years of struggling with acne and trying different products I am finally gonna start my accutane treatment!biggrin.png It all started when I turned 15. My acne got pretty bad and I began to feel very depressed about it all, so I went to the doctor and he prescribed me benzoylperoxide. After about 2 months there was no improvement at all and I really suffered from the side effects like dryness and itchiness. My face was still one big mess, so the doctor prescribed me minocycline (antibiotics). That worked really really well. I was totally clear and felt great. However, after 1 year my acne came back. I didn't feel like going to the doctor again so tried some simple things like scrubbing, sea-salt, different kinds of face washes and stuff. Offcourse that didn't really help anything, but I didn't know what else to do. Last summer however I discovered this website and I decided that I wanted to try the regimen for 3 months. In the beginning it helped a lot, but again, it didn't work in the end. That's when I started to feel very depressed about life. I lost my beautiful girlfriend, I lost contact with my old friends and I also failed in school for the second year. I decided I couldn't live like that anymore, so I went to the doctor again. I really wanted to take accutane, but he said he wanted to try doxycyline first, so I did that and again, after 2.5 months there was no improvement at all so I had to go to a dermatologist.

 

Today I went for the first time to the derm and she immediately prescribed me accutane yeeah:) Tommorow I am gonna take my first pills!

 

This is how it looks today (before accutane):

 

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How it looks now (Day 69):

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I decided to start a log for a few reasons. First of all, I really think this log is gonna help me see things a little more positive and that is exactly what I need at the moment, because I am still pretty sad and depressed. Secondly, I hope I can help some people with my log:) Also I hope my english writing skills improve a little by writing this daily posts haha.

 

If there are any questions, feel free to ask!smile.png

 

 

 


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:34 PM

Good luck man, youll love the results


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:40 AM

Good luck! You'll look great and feel better in no time! I'm really glad you found this forum because it has really kept me (and I think alot of other people) from being down in the dumps - especially while they're on accutane. Remember to keep us posted! 


My Accutane log (with pictures):

 

 http://www.acne.org/...r-accutane-log/

 

26 y/o female- approx. 54kg
Absorica -40 mg, 1 daily, December 26, 2013 - February, 25, 2014

Absorica - 60 mg, 1 daily. February 26, 2014 -
Probiotic - 1 daily
Fish oil supplement w/ vit D - 1 daily

Morning:

Cetaphil cleanser

Food Grade Rose water - Toner

La Roche Posay Mineral Water Spray
Vichy 50+ Capital Soleil Cream for Sensitive Skin


Night:
Cetaphil Cleanser

Food grade Rose Water - Toner

La Roche Posay Mineral Water Spray
Aveeno Positively Radiant intensive night cream

Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion- PM

Cerave Moisturizing cream
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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:58 AM

Thanks for the nice comments:) It really makes me happy.

 

Day 1

So today I took my first pills. I am sooo excited. Can't wait to see the first results:) But for now, let's prepare for the initial breakout to come and hope it's not going to be really bad. By the way, I think I am going to post every day just a little update and maybe every week an update with (progress) pictures.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:39 AM

Day 2

Nothing to report actually. Just the usual amount of new (little) pimples that came up this morning. No painful ones luckily:) Also didn't notice any side effects yet. Well, maybe slightly dryer lips, but nothing crazy. I am taking 1x10mg in the morning and 1x20mg in the evening by the way. I guess it doesn't make any difference to take both at once or to take them separated? Correct me if I'm wrong.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:38 PM

I'd like to wish you good luck! I finished my course of accutane about 2 months ago and the results have been amazing (I think the photos are on page 4 of my log if you would like to see them). I hope you have the same success!

 

Feel free to ask me any questions throughout your treatment, I'm happy to help. Any by the way, your English is perfect!


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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 :)

 

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:01 AM

@ EatsRainbows Thank you! I have seen your log. Just amazing how much improvement you have made. Thanks for the compliment on my English by the way! It makes me happy:)

 

Day 3

My skin got a little worse, especially on my cheeks below my ears. About the side effects:

My lips got a little dryer again. Maybe it's a good idea to start looking for a good cream for my lips already, because I'm pretty sure they are gonna get dryer and dryer from now on. Besides of the dry lips I have nothing really to complain about. No other side effects yet.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:17 PM

Day 4

Despite the fact that it's weekend now, I'm not feeling great. Got a few new big painful pimples in places I have never gotten them before like on my neck and just near my nose. On the other hand, my skin is getting pretty dry already. Not sure if that's a good thing or not. Also my lips are getting dryer and dryer. Luckily I have a good chapstick that is taking care of it right now :) Besides of dry skin and lips no side effects yet, which is nice!



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 01:40 AM

Good luck man.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 01:46 PM

@ Robertitoo Thankyou!

 

Day 5

My skin has gotten pretty dry. On some places where I have/had pimples are now scabs surrounded by flaky, dry skin. Especially on my cheeks and near my nose. Also I think the initial breakout is starting to kick in. When I stood up this morning there were like 8 new pimples on my forehead and my cheeks. Hopefully this is the initial breakout already and hopefully it will be gone soon :) We'll see. Still no side effects besides dry skin and dry lips yet.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:08 PM

Day 6/7

My skin has been pretty terrible for the last 2/3 days. Breakouts everywhere. Slowly but surely all the non-inflamed bumps I had are turning into big inflamed pustules and cysts. It's really painful to watch and the worst thing is that it's constantly itchy from all the upcoming pimples and the healing ones. I am having a hard time not touching my face. It's driving me nuts! Today I went to an amusement park with my family because I had a free day. It was pretty nice, however I got really sad in the afternoon because some people were just staring at me like I am a freaking monster. I just can't understand it. Haven't these people ever seen people with acne??! It's so frustrating!

 

About the side effects: Not much has changed. My lips are still dry and my skin on my face as well. Blistex and Cetaphil are keeping it moisturized though.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:12 AM

Day 8/9

It has definitely calmed down a bit. Still getting little breakouts, but overall it's not that bad. I can even see some improvement already. The overall texture of my skin looks much better and smoother and almost all blackheads on my nose are gone now! For now let's hope it is not going to get worse again. The side effects are not that bad either at the moment. My skin on my face is still pretty flaky, but not as bad as it was before. Also my lips haven't become any dryer :) In a few days I will post new progress pictures.



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:09 PM

Day 10 - 13

Oh man, I love accutane. Seriously. It has worked wonders for me the last few days. I would say I am already clear now for about 60/70%. Still lots of blackheads and closed comedones, but overall just waayyy better. On the downside however, my skin is very sensitive now. It's red, flaky, itchy and sometimes burining a little, but nothing in comparison to the side-effects I experienced with 'the regimen' (benzoylperoxide). Other than I haven't experienced any new side-effects. Just the (regular) dry cracked lips and sensitive and dry skin. Nothing to complain about:)



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:35 PM

Wow, that was pretty quick! Happy for you. :) I've been on Accutane for 12 days now and haven't got a single side effects and skin hasn't changed the slighest. I'll just wait, I think.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:53 AM

Wow, that was pretty quick! Happy for you. :) I've been on Accutane for 12 days now and haven't got a single side effects and skin hasn't changed the slighest. I'll just wait, I think.


Yeah I am just very very lucky I guess. Normally people can see results in over 2 months, so don't be dissapointed. It's all gonna be fine after all and I'm sure the results are gonna be amazing! :) What dosage are you on?

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

Day 14 - 18

I just realised it has been a few days since my last update. Unfortunately, the last few days I got some new big pimples including some cysts, however, I am pretty sure these new pimples came up on places I had non-inflamed bumps before, so I guess my skin is still sort of cleaning itself? Oh well, it's looking better already then before I started accutane anyways, so I should not complain. For now let's just hope it's not gonna get any worse next week, because it's my birthday this thursday.


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Posted 25 January 2014 - 08:52 PM

Day 14 - 18

I just realised it has been a few days since my last update. Unfortunately, the last few days I got some new big pimples including some cysts, however, I am pretty sure these new pimples came up on places I had non-inflamed bumps before, so I guess my skin is still sort of cleaning itself? Oh well, it's looking better already then before I started accutane anyways, so I should not complain. For now let's just hope it's not gonna get any worse next week, because it's my birthday this thursday.

yea Accutane is pushing the hidden ones out. I'm on Day 14 and experiencing similar situations. Some pimples and cysts are surfacing. Don't worry, they will be gone faster than before. Good luck! and hope you have a wonderful birthday ahead!



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:20 PM

@ whatanate, Thank you! smile.png I guess I will just have to get through this stage.

 

Day 19

Not much has changed since my update yesterday ofcourse, but I realised I forgot the pictures I promised to take a few posts before haha. Here they are. Do not mind my weird facial expression hahah.

 

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As you can see still pretty far from clear, but that's to be expected after just 19 days.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:27 AM

Day 20 - 25

The Accutane is really kicking in nicely. The last few days my skin has been improving a lot smile.png The only downside is that I got some pretty dry patches on my hand and on my face as well. On my hand it looks kinda like eczema. Other than that I am incredibly happy. Probably happier than I have been for the last 4 months.

 

Some pictures so you guys can see the improvement yourself.

 

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:07 AM

Nice log bro really appreciate someone sharing a similar experience to me. Thanks.




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