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#41 please-let-it-work

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:53 PM

I was on 40mg for the first two months and 60mg for the last six months.

Beginning of Accutane
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Halfway through Accutane
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Before and After shot
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See my blog to read about how I coped with it all...
http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php/topic/292016-my-isotretinoin-log-d/
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#42 Dysfunct

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:18 PM

Hello everyone!

I have officially finished my 4 month trial on Accutane! My skin has never been this good. WHAT A LONG HAUL. I'm not going to say it was easy but it's worth it. It's been 3 days since I've stopped my medication and it's so weird not having to pop pills after a meal! I was on 40 mg first month, and then 80 mg the next 3 months.

So short story, last year, I was on antibiotics, Benzefoam, and some other gel I can't remember the name of. 5 months later and my skin was clear but I was so sick of using 3 products everyday and asked my dermatologist about it. He said that everything I was taking were preventives and that only time will naturally clear my acne. Seriously...? I left that dermatologist because they kept heckling me for money basically, telling me every time I go in for a facial to get laser scar removal when I told them countless times I didn't want it. Another 5 months passes, and my skin is worse than it's ever been. Went to a different dermatologist and was told my acne has reached severity and I should've came in sooner. I was prescribed Accutane. I was hesitant but my acne at the time honestly made me cry and I never cared that much so I went for it.

Here's a before picture (it definitely doesn't show the severity of my acne because I packed on the makeup and I couldn't stand getting my picture taken at the time. I have personal before photos but too embarrassed!)
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After:
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Yay!

Dry lips was the WORST for me. Here's a quick recap that I typed up during my trial.

Symptoms:
Dry nose after a week
Dry lips, raw lips after a week
Dry face after 7 days
Bloody nose on day 11, itchy scalp
Joint pain, extremely itchy skin, sunburnt feeling on day 12
Dry patches on arms on day 21
Started noticing that my finger cuticles are gone around day 23
Forgot when but maybe around 2 and a half months, arms started to bleed and scab maybe due to dryness.
Around month 3 and a little over, my lips are swollen like clown lips! Peeling all the time. Such a nightmare.
But overall, skin very clear besides 1 blemish!
Dry, flaky patches on forehead around month 3-4
End of month 4 and clear as day

Any questions, feel free to message me!

#43 Andy-33

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:25 PM

Hi there,

Was taking 80mg for 4 months then 40mg for a month. Happy to answer any questions! No side effects were completely unmanageable, had Neutrogena Lip Balm which was good and Vaseline for the nostrils which got very dry and bloody (ugh). Drank more alcohol than I should have, lets see if I drop dead of liver disease in the near future, knock on wood eh.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:22 PM

hey guy ,

am jay new in this site and i join here cause really stress in this. i never got this acne when i was teen only last year when i went to vacation then its comes out a tiny pimples then its becomes acne i though it will be fine....but its become worse....and i just start to use accutane last month i don't if is really works its already 48 day am using 7 weeks its am losing hope :( and am working in customer service and you know people's react about my face is terrible its like that saw a dirty thing any ways that's life.

just hit me hit up if someone wants to talk to me

thanks
jay

hey guys

am jay i just started to use accutane last month its already 48 days but no improvement and its become worse
its really bothering me a lot.

can someone help me?

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:29 PM



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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:02 PM

I recently have completed a 6 month course of Accutane. I am very pleased with the results. As others have said, it wasn't easy. The side effects can get very annoying and hard to deal with, but it is definitely worth it to have clear skin at the end. I've been waiting for the moment when I can post my pictures in the before & after log, so here we go!

Before (this doesn't show the horrible amount of zits on my jawline that was there at the time)...
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& After...

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#47 please-let-it-work

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:05 AM

Hey guys,

I used to have a log on here, and now I'm doing videos on makeup and reasons why we buy it-if you want a break from thinking about acne, and to have a little look at my videos, i'd be really grateful :)
http://www.youtube.c...PM&feature=plcp

lots of love
Meg xx

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:44 AM

I completed a 5 month course of accutane and my skin is now wonderful. It was a horribly tough journey but if it came down to it I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

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This is one side of my face about two months in, with makeup on. I was too ashamed to take any photos without makeup.

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This is when I'd just finished my course. I am ridiculously happy to have normal skin for the first time in years!

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:39 AM

Okay, can any males on Accutane please answer me this - have you not noticed any issues with your hairline or crown area? I know that some people claim Accutane has messed up their hairlines and accelerated male pattern baldness. I'm not sure if that is the case, but if someone does have this experience, please message me or just reply. I need to get at the root of this.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

Okay, can any males on Accutane please answer me this - have you not noticed any issues with your hairline or crown area? I know that some people claim Accutane has messed up their hairlines and accelerated male pattern baldness. I'm not sure if that is the case, but if someone does have this experience, please message me or just reply. I need to get at the root of this.

Hey, i just finished my 6 month course 2 days back and i lost hair during this treatment. Although no serious baldness on those specific areas you mentioned. But i did lost hair constantly during my 3rd-5th month but it slowed down from month 6, now I'm not losing hair that big and my derm says this will stop as soon as you stop taking accutane. 



Started accutane on october 3rd 2012.

 

done with a 6 months course and I'm all cleared :)

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

Please see:

 

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For my before and after pics! x x


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 12:36 PM

Throughout high school my skin was never a worry of mine and was the envy of my friends. Then, two years into university, something changed. I began to get large cystic pimples, primarily on my cheeks and chin. These pimples would last for weeks, sometimes months, and were impossible to cover no matter how much makeup I piled on. For a while I lived in fear of being tagged in pictures on Facebook, and began avoiding social events altogether. I even stopped going to the gym because the idea of being seen without makeup was horrifying to me, and I feared that working out while wearing makeup would make my skin even worse. I went to a dermatologist who immediately recommended accutane, but this seemed extreme to me, and I had heard the horror stories. So I instead began going to a local spa for expensive monthly facials. When these failed to work I returned to the dermatologist but was still resistant to going on accutane so she put me on doxycycline. When this was ineffective after 6 months we decided to try spironolactone. Six months later and this failed to work too. By this point I had been battling acne for well over a year and my self esteem was virtually nonexistant. My five year relationship had ended, I had pushed many of my friends away, and would frequently skip class as I couldn't bear to be seen under the fluorescent lights of my school. This was what it took to get me to try accutane. My doctor put me on a 6 month cycle working up to 50mg per day. It wasn't until around month 4 that I really started to see results. My cycle ended two months ago and my skin is perfectly clear. I've gotten a couple small pimples, but they have disappeared within days. I do have some residual redness left over from past acne, but the difference is night and day. I cannot express how much accutane helped me and improved my life. The only side effect I really experienced was dry lips, and this seemed a small price to pay. If you are considering going on accutane but are afraid, don't be like me and waste a year of your life trying everything else and letting your skin get worse and worse. My only regret is that I didn't go on accutane the first time my dermatologist recommended it. These boards are what kept me going and kept me hopeful throughout my treatment, so I feel it is my duty to contribute a before and after picture to give hope to someone like me.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:39 AM

I've wanted to post on this thread for so long... and today is the day I finished my 5 1/2 month course of Accutane.

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BEFORE                                           AFTER

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Best decision I've ever made.



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 01:34 AM

I was on accutane for 6 months at 40 mg a day. So glad I finally did it. Here are my monthly progress pictures...

 

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:49 AM

I usually wear quite a bit of makeup, however I am wearing none in both the before and after photos. I had a particular successful time with accutane so I thought I'd share!

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 02:19 AM

80mg a day for 5 months, starting month 5 now. It's amazingimage.jpg




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