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leelowe1

Member Since 18 Aug 2011
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In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Yesterday, 07:53 PM

defeated.  Not sure of its worth it to fight anymore


In Topic: Documenting My 'tane Journey 37 Year Old Female

Yesterday, 07:50 PM

Here are my 9 week pictures. I feel like I'm worse than ever. I really need to clear up before I go crazy!!!

Hey Rachel!  I know the frustration of breaking out and not seeing progress as that was my last course to a T.  I think upping your dose will do the trick.  There is a guy on you tube: humerus fitness, who does weekly accutane videos and he didn't start to clear till he upped his dose big time.  You definitely should be getting dry.

 

Keep on keeping on sistah


In Topic: Feeling Like A Million Bucks! I Know It Will Work This Time :d

Yesterday, 07:14 PM

No topicals, switch to a liquid makeup if you must wear any, use a moisturizer and humidifier.


In Topic: Hit The Road Jack................

Yesterday, 07:08 PM

Anyone who says the IB is avoidable on a low dose has no clue.  My smaller bumps have inflamed and man do they hurt.  My entire face feels like rocky road.  I also have a large red pimple on my right inner cheek that will definitely leave a mark.  My face itches and just looks plain irritated.  So frustrated with acne and this process. 

 

I mixed cetaphil moisturizing cream with my neutrogenia to see if it would help with dryness around mouth - nope.  If anything , it made everything more red.  I don't think my skin will ever get back to a sense of normalacy.


In Topic: Hit The Road Jack................

Yesterday, 05:27 AM

Day 5

 

http://s1285.photobu...tml?sort=3&o=13

 

Put up some pictures - not thrilled with the quality.....grrrrrrr.  I have a cluster of white heads happening on my left side from lower cheek down to my mouth and chin.  Things were there before but everything seems to be coming to the surface.  Also, myleft cheek is getting a few inflamed pimples that were just flesh colored pimples before.  The sucky part is that they are red and the redness spreads far beyond the pimples themselves.  The hairline by my ears seems to also have hard pimples that hurt to the touch.  Right side mouth/chin area is better than left but not by much.  That entire early is dry and flaky so I may start mixing the cetaphil with my current moisturizer.  My right cheeks have 1-2 inflamed pimples and a ton of clogs which will probably get inflamed very soon.  Forehead has teeny pimples so not going to mention it.

 

Side Effects:

 

Lips are dryer

Skin around mouth dryer

hands feel dryer (was dry to begin with)

Itching but since i get red bumps where it itches, i think it may be mosquitos.

Feeling tired

moth sores

 

My mood has been surprisingly decent in-spite of my acne.  I don't cry over it now a days but i do hate looking at myself and i avoid certain social situations.  If i had the option of being a recluse for the next few months, i would probably do that but i can't.  Having acne, no matter the severity is as much a mental thing as it is a physical thing.

 

Good Luck to everyone else going through the struggle