Take the 48 Hour NO-PICKING Challenge!
Posted 07 February 2006 - 11:24 PM
Pledge now to start the challenge. You CAN stop this destructive habit. Let us know if you are in and be sure to us and tell us how you did!
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"Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow'."
- Maryanne Radmacher
---Started 40mg/day Amnesteem Mon, Jan 22, 2006
---Started 60 mg Claravis Wed, Mar 28, 2006 (Alternating 40mg & 80mg every other day)
---Started 40mg/day (only)/Accutane (namebrand) Late April, 2006
Purpose Gentle Cleanser, Oil of Olay Oil Free Therapy Lotion, Proactive Solution "Repairing Lotion" for any blemishes, Neosporin Cream on scabs and healing spots, Pandel Hydrocortisone probutate cream, 0.1% to help with redness and healing stops, Aquaphor Healing Ointment for lips, Target Brand Original Dry Skin Therapy Lotion for dry skin
Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:36 AM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:44 AM
48 hours, here we go.
"I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this cosmos. The sky calls to us, if we do not destroy ourselves." - Carl Sagan
Posted 08 February 2006 - 10:42 AM
Started 80mg of Accutane on February 12th 2006
Finished Accutane on July 24, 2006 and I am completely clear...for now...hahaha
Posted 08 February 2006 - 11:00 AM
My logs with pictures...
Acne.org log: http://www.acne.org/...showtopic=76545
Blogger Roaccutane log:
Posted 08 February 2006 - 02:36 PM
- Started Accutane February 16th, 2006
>>>If there is anything else to subside side effects (especially dry lips) please PM me!<<<|.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.|
Posted 08 February 2006 - 03:06 PM
Well, OUR faces are going to look good. Maybe not everyone else's...
Be grateful your life is so free of problems that this actually seems like one.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 04:34 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 04:53 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 06:14 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 06:26 PM
therefore i raise my hand and say "count me in"
Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:40 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:03 PM
I'm in. I think I am just starting to realize how bad a problem my picking has been all these years.
I have a link to share with you all ... maybe you've seen this already?
stop self injurious skin picking
Gotta warn you, there's a lot of information there, and no way can you take it all in at once. Just bookmark the site and stop by when you can to help you keep on track. Also, I have to say, there was some questionable skin science. But overall, there's a lot of good stuff on there. For me, the stories from chronic pickers REALLY hit home ... as in, Oh. My. God. I have a real problem here.
In the interests of recovery (I think this is Step 4?) I am going to share my (least) favorite little skin picking story.
This was my senior year in college. I came back to the row house around 2 AM, fairly drunk and incredibly frustrated. See, I'd gone to a party at the Deke house that night to hook up with my very, very favorite hookup (whom I hoped might be more than a hookup someday). But at the very end of the party, he said he was TOO TIRED and had to get up early, and he was going to bed. Alone.
So then I knew ... he just wasn't that into me (so to speak). So I came home, alone, and went straight into the bathroom to pick my face. It was nice having the whole bathroom all to myself, no one barging in on my little pickfest. But I got tired standing in front of the sink, leaning in toward the mirror, so I sat on the sink. And picked. And sat. And picked. And sat. For about an hour.
And then CRASH, the sink fell off the wall and shattered into about ten million pieces.
And icy cold water sprayed all over the whole fucking room.
And the RA and about 10 other people came racing in half-dressed, and there I was soaked and half-drunk with my oozing face giving the whole damn story away.
"I was just leaning on it and it gave way ... " yeah, right ...
I am red with shame just remembering. And that was 20 years ago.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:22 PM
BTW, very funny story Queen!
60mg (40mg one day, 80mg the next)
Cetaphil Gentle Moisturiser
Eucerin Extra Protective Moisture Lotion
400iu Vitamin E
1000mg Milk Thistle
1,200mg Calcium (w/ 80mg Magnesium)
2,400mg Fish Oil
Blistex Herbal Answer lip balm
CVS Eye drops
Posted 08 February 2006 - 11:09 PM
Let the games begin...
Accutane: 40 mg Accutane odd days at supper; 80 mg accutane even days (40 mg at lunch and 40 mg at supper)
Yasmin Birth Control ("supposed" to help acne)
Wash with Spectro gel (the purple one) in the morning
Wash with Garnier Soft before nighty night time
Apply Oil of olay complete, for combination oily skin, 15 spf to face in morning on dry spots
Lips: Carmex, defenitely the best choice for me
Body Lotion: Vaseline Aloe and Naturals (with aloe and cucumber)
Posted 08 February 2006 - 11:11 PM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:15 AM
so I wont pick tonight, and I'll let y'all know what happens.
Posted 09 February 2006 - 02:23 AM
Accutane Course #2: December 1st 2006-April 29th 2007
Posted 09 February 2006 - 04:37 AM