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#41 rachelll1995

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 04:42 PM

just to update.....

 

im just feeling disappointed these days...just when i thought my skin was FINALLY getting better.....it goes right back to what it used to be....why why! two cysts on each cheek with many more on the jawline.....a huge cyst (i think more than one combined together) on my right jawline has been there for ages! no joke...before i started accutane! why won't it go away? do i have to get it injected?? or just be patient with accutane? feeling so hopeless! 

to add on, more little white heads everywhere....but i'd rather have these than cystic acne! ugh... i picked my skin yesterday and im feeling realllly guilty... 

overall, i am just having a horrible experience....just want this to end. 



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 12:13 PM

 

megtree: yeah my breakout seems to be subsiding...but who knows for sure right? lol. 

do you spot treat at all?? i have this huge cyst/pimple thing that just doesnt seem to go away!! its super annoying..

and have your red marks start to fade?? i have SOO many right now its insane! just makes my acne seem so much more severe!

but good luck on your treatment smile.png

Yes, the red-marks are fading in the areas that have not broken out since starting accutane. Unfortunately, the areas that I have are still red. :(

I have spot-treated with some left-over aczone a couple of times (I figured it was less likely to cause irritation as compared to BP or SA) but it didn't appear to help at all, so I haven't since then. 



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 12:40 AM

just to update.....
 
im just feeling disappointed these days...just when i thought my skin was FINALLY getting better.....it goes right back to what it used to be....why why! two cysts on each cheek with many more on the jawline.....a huge cyst (i think more than one combined together) on my right jawline has been there for ages! no joke...before i started accutane! why won't it go away? do i have to get it injected?? or just be patient with accutane? feeling so hopeless! 
to add on, more little white heads everywhere....but i'd rather have these than cystic acne! ugh... i picked my skin yesterday and im feeling realllly guilty... 
overall, i am just having a horrible experience....just want this to end.

 

Hey you, dont be discouraged. You replied on my log too..

I got sad this few days when i thought my skin was getting better.. some people just had to comment. 

 

Try getting those shots. I did for mine and they went away really fast...

 

Are you still at 40mg?

 

I am only at 20mg...

 

i am almost to a point of giving up too, and just feel like using topical creams instead.. 



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:54 AM

Hi guys, I've been on accutane for 3 months now and just about to start my 4th. Im on 40mg a day, i weigh 84kg and im 15 years old with a fair amount of muscle as i go to the gym 5 times a week but dont take supplements anymore due to not being able to have vitamin a (yes i know some proteins don't have vitamin a) but i have realised that when i take protein now i break out. My skin is fairly clear of most lumps but just a lot of red marks are on my face. I have had some side affects such as nose bleeds, dry lips and skin. But one of them that im not to sure about is that im constantly red even at times where i havent been in the sun for a couple of weeks. Anybody know the reason for this and how long will it take for the red marks to be gone?  

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 02:03 PM

just to update.....
 
im just feeling disappointed these days...just when i thought my skin was FINALLY getting better.....it goes right back to what it used to be....why why! two cysts on each cheek with many more on the jawline.....a huge cyst (i think more than one combined together) on my right jawline has been there for ages! no joke...before i started accutane! why won't it go away? do i have to get it injected?? or just be patient with accutane? feeling so hopeless! 
to add on, more little white heads everywhere....but i'd rather have these than cystic acne! ugh... i picked my skin yesterday and im feeling realllly guilty... 
overall, i am just having a horrible experience....just want this to end.

 

Hey you, dont be discouraged. You replied on my log too..

I got sad this few days when i thought my skin was getting better.. some people just had to comment. 

 

Try getting those shots. I did for mine and they went away really fast...

 

Are you still at 40mg?

 

I am only at 20mg...

 

i am almost to a point of giving up too, and just feel like using topical creams instead.. 

Lilypad: let's both keep our hopes up and stay strong! i feel very discouraged too these days....but we can do it! it WILL work eventually!

im at 50 mg now:) but i had and still have bad acne...not mild like yours. 



Weldy13: hey! congrats on clear skin smile.png im still so far from that....but im hoping it starts to clear up soon. when did you start clearing up??

Im not experiencing the red flushing yet....when did that happen?? Im only a little over a month in so im assuming the drug hasn't fully kicked in yet...



what's on my mind

hey guys....so today i have just been thinking about what caused my acne....cystic acne specifically....

because i really want to get to the root cause of this problem just so that it won't ever come back after i finish accutane.

 

i was wondering if Proactive could have done anything with it.....it REALLY dried my face out and made it feel very tight. thats when i started developing cystic acne too. could that have been the main cause? What do you guys think?

 

Im hoping it is that and not some hormonal imbalance or food intolerance situation....i never had cystic acne really until proactive...

anyone feel free to reply! or if the same thing happened to you!


Edited by rachelll1995, 27 March 2014 - 02:05 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 02:45 PM

rachelll1995: I started to clear up around the end of month 2, don't worry It does clear up it just needs time! The reasons things get worse at the start is due to the fact that accutane is pushing it all out! The rest of the treatment is for healing the skin :) if I have one tip to give you it would be keep your skin clean and eat healthy foods
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Posted 30 March 2014 - 01:32 PM

hello! to anyone reading this..

i was wondering if anyone could recommend a light, good coverage, non-comedogenic and oil free foundation for accutane?? ive been using cover fx foundation but its really thick and its expensive too...im running low and i dont know if i want to purchase it again. fairly good coverage but you could still see the PIH marks.

im looking for a everyday wear light foundation..would tinted mositurizer/bb cream + mineral powder be a good idea??

 

thanks! :)



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:55 PM

hello! to anyone reading this..

i was wondering if anyone could recommend a light, good coverage, non-comedogenic and oil free foundation for accutane?? ive been using cover fx foundation but its really thick and its expensive too...im running low and i dont know if i want to purchase it again. fairly good coverage but you could still see the PIH marks.

im looking for a everyday wear light foundation..would tinted mositurizer/bb cream + mineral powder be a good idea??

 

thanks! smile.png

 

I would recommend Urban Decay Naked liquid foundation. It is a little pricey but it has really good coverage and it pretty much feels like you're wearing nothing! It is non comedogenic and oil free. A little bit goes a long way too so it lasts a very long time. 



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:42 PM

week 6 update!

 

still breaking out....one big cyst on each cheek that are really tender :( hurt so much..

rest are pretty much healing.....

things are going slow but the breakouts seems to be subsiding...

i have SOOOOOO much hyperpigmentation its not even funny.....sigh.

 

btw, i LOVEEEEE the cetaphil moisturizing cream! ive been using it for a couple of weeks now...seriously a life saver!

will update if anything changes!



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:19 PM

I had a couple things on my cheeks that took forever to go away. My chin has always been the worst, but I found that calmed down faster and the cheek stuff just took forever to resolve. With 'forever' being a couple more weeks. Acne slows time down, I think.

Glad to hear all is well.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 08:27 PM

any thoughts on garnier BB cream for accutane?? Im thinking of trying this after i finish my coverfx foundation....

please let me know if you've tried it! and should i get the oily/combo or the dry skin one?

Thanks everyone! :)



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:49 AM

Hi there! I just read through your whole log and I want to tell you that I think you are so strong and that you can get through this! I am in my one month waiting period before I can start :( but I think you are doing amazingly well at keeping a good attitude through this. Just know that the accutane will work eventually and you will get through this!! I know what it feels like to think that everyone is staring at the acne instead of you. It's the worst! In terms of makeup I would get the one for dry/sensitive skin since that what you have while on accutane. I really love MAC pro long wear concealer. I use one or two pumps to cover my whole face. It's amazing at covering the horrible hyper pigmentation. Hang in there! You can do this! We are all in this together. :)

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:35 PM

hello! :)

Thank you so much for your lovely message! really put a smile on my face hehe. 

awh that stinks that youre waiting for the accutane :( but once you start i know it will work great for you! my acne is starting to clear up...slowly...but i can see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

and thanks for the advice!!! i agree about the HORRIBLE red marks....i heard it heals even slower on accutane! :( but its better than actual acne itself!

and yes i agree we're all in this together!!! :D i would love to hear your updates!!

 

Hi there! I just read through your whole log and I want to tell you that I think you are so strong and that you can get through this! I am in my one month waiting period before I can start sad.png but I think you are doing amazingly well at keeping a good attitude through this. Just know that the accutane will work eventually and you will get through this!! I know what it feels like to think that everyone is staring at the acne instead of you. It's the worst! In terms of makeup I would get the one for dry/sensitive skin since that what you have while on accutane. I really love MAC pro long wear concealer. I use one or two pumps to cover my whole face. It's amazing at covering the horrible hyper pigmentation. Hang in there! You can do this! We are all in this together. smile.png



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:16 AM

week 8 update!

cant believe im done 2 months! on to month three :)

im really happy with the results so far...im barely breaking out anymore! maybe one tiny pimple every other day?? which is pretty good compared to before...right now i have one small pimple active near my ear...everything else is healing!

 

im having some muscle pain and back pain these days however....i just feel sore all the time! it has to be the accutane cuz i havent been exercising whatsoever...

lips dry, hair dry and face dry but cetaphil cream is such a life savour...my face is perfectly normal with it!

 

i have A LOT of red marks and acne scars however....its really bad...i hope it goes away after the accutane...

but so far so good :)






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