Sankofa1

Accutane At 32..what's A Woman To Do

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One month in going for blood work tomorrow then going to see dermatologist thursday..hoping to get my second month and see some results..last week was the worst ...woahhhhhh serious breakouts...im still in hiding.....waiting to go out really and start living again...feeling kind of lonely..except for the people on acne.org most people dont get why im so depressed over this skin thing....

Hang tight hun


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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came from Derm....going in at 80 mg gonna dry my ass up and try to knock this acne out! Let's see how this goes....

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So I started the 80 mg ...and I must say I am little nervous as to side effects? I already am depressed so I am hoping this wont worsen it. I have been feeling a lot more hopeful this week even though my skin has never looked so bad. Secondly I have a question...did anyone's under eyes look different while on the tane...I feel like I look like a raccoon and I am not sure if it from lack of sleep or from the tane.

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If your talking dark circles under your eyes, the Accutane thins out your skin a lot. So your dark circles that may not be visible prior to Accutane will become visible now that your skin in thinning out. Once you are off the Accutane that should go away.


Regimen:

AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone

PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+

Been taking Sprio since 1/2013


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oh good to know Moonlight..any recommendations what to put on them to keep them protected? ive been using almond oil but it doesn't seem to do much for it

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I would just do your best to keep yourself hydrated. Not much you can do for them besides cover up lol


Regimen:

AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone

PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+

Been taking Sprio since 1/2013


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Just got to vent...because sometimes...as much as I try to keep my head up...it just hurts to see whats in the mirror right now...don't lose hope ..don't lose hope....the me inside of myself says...Accutane is not an easy drug nor process...either is acne...something I never thought I would have to deal with at 32...so severely...I sat and watched my daughter play in the pool so free and happy today...I wish and miss that joy ...I cant even go in the sun right now...I am praying this Accutane will clear my skin...I see some improvements..alot of big scabby things tho and still a lot of clogged pores and cysts on my chin...yuck...red marks everywhere...and now a freakn ingrown hair on my cheek...wtf ...how am I gonna get this shit out of my face ? lol....anyways must keep the faith...must stay positive...must try to smile...just want to be normal again...just want to walk with my head up again n not feel like a timid little girl when I am a grown ass woman.....need some encouragement from some other tane users in the process. I know I sound depressed all the time...im sorry..i just allowed the acne to change me and effect my whole life now and I feel like a caged bird...waiting to be free again

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You'll get there it can take some time though. You are on a nice high dose. It'll work. It's hard waiting and wondering though.

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Since last night been feeling really bad..headache, stomach ache, didn't want to get out of bed. I don't think I can do the 80 mg..though I see its drying up my face faster..i really feel like shit and more depressed on that dose. As far as skin..chin still kind of blah...cheek one cyst that's has turned into a half of a big scab...jawline has now gotten an underground bump ... so face is still a mess..tons of hyperpigmentation...with two little scars....plus these rings under my eyes that has got me looking lethargic and sickly..and that's how the story goes for today...

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Hang in there, every time my dose was increased I felt gross for awhile too. My entire course I was tired and achey and plain beat.


Regimen:

AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone

PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+

Been taking Sprio since 1/2013


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They will! Hang in there!!


Regimen:

AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone

PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+

Been taking Sprio since 1/2013


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Fifth week done...and well..it has been another rough week...scab fell off on cheek leaving a scar. new big purple looking cyst on other side of cheek...whiteheads popping up...and now something on my neck..a cyst...ive never had a cyst on my neck....God I just want to see some improvement! Anyhooooo....so I have been trying to focus on other parts of my body by exercising a little...and making plans for when I get off this Accutane ride...right now ive got a lot of hyperpigmentation and some shallow scarring....but I really want to leave the USA and go abroad when this whole thing is finished. So im hoping the scarring wont be too bad

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Exhale....and the journey continues...not much progress....chin still a mess...now ive got a whitehead on my lip...huge cyst still on right cheek.... bumps traveling down my neck....and red marks galore with leftover cysts bumps. My hair has been falling out as of lately....so going to start taking some supplements and maybe go back down to the 40 mg. Trying not to lose hope as I always say...and try to put my energy elsewhere. Acne pls go away soon...

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Exhale....and the journey continues...not much progress....chin still a mess...now ive got a whitehead on my lip...huge cyst still on right cheek.... bumps traveling down my neck....and red marks galore with leftover cysts bumps. My hair has been falling out as of lately....so going to start taking some supplements and maybe go back down to the 40 mg. Trying not to lose hope as I always say...and try to put my energy elsewhere. Acne pls go away soon...

Hey girl - how's it going?


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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Exhale....7 weeks in ...not much progress still getting whiteheads cysts...clogged pores...and more underground cysts on chin. This is hell....please get better soon acne. I want atleast a normal face back even if it has a few scars..i just want to stop breaking out

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Hang in there sweetie. Your making progress in the time matter anyway. Results will come soon. I promise ya! Much love


Regimen:

AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone

PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+

Been taking Sprio since 1/2013


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I'm starting my 4th month now and had a bad break out last week. My derm upped my dosage, so maybe my skin will look better when I visit him next month. I was hoping I'd see better results by now, though... I hope you do soon, too. Hang in there.


My Accutane Log:

Third time's a charm, right?


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eight week coming.....feeling so disheartened...nasty little cystic pustular ugly things on chin and near mouth... even one on my neck today...a few scars coming along left cheek...God give me some hope...some healing.....im so tired of these breakouts

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just came back from dermatologist....starting 3rd month...going to try to do 60 mg....discussed my scarring issues..he said Accutane doesn't scar...acne does...and recommended me to get a c02 laser done after 6 months off Accutane. skin looks a little bit better but still clogged pores

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Can u ask him why he thinks that's the best laser?

I've head pdl is good too....

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I don't know I don't trust him regardless and wont listen anyways...@ Get me the results...so updates...serious depression....11th week coming and honestly....my chin is still a warzone...worse then ever...cystic pustules everywhere...still a lot of clogged pores on chin and right side of face...tons of hyperpigmentation...small indents...and a few holes.....my face will never be the same. I don't get it ..understand it..and I just want it to go...this is a very hard journey

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That sucks about ur relationship with your derm, u should have gotten another.

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Hey! How's it going, Sankofa1? Any improvement?


My Accutane Log:

Third time's a charm, right?


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