Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:18 PM
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!)
Dry lips was the WORST for me. Here's a quick recap that I typed up during my trial.
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!
Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:25 PM
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.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:02 PM
Before (this doesn't show the horrible amount of zits on my jawline that was there at the time)...
Thank you, Accutane!
Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:05 AM
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
lots of love
Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:44 AM
This is one side of my face about two months in, with makeup on. I was too ashamed to take any photos without makeup.
This is when I'd just finished my course. I am ridiculously happy to have normal skin for the first time in years!
Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:39 AM
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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