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lila19

Member Since 10 Sep 2012
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In Topic: Week 2 Of Accutane And Suddenly Huge Pores?!

10 April 2013 - 10:32 AM

my pores are suddenly HUGE. Is this a common thing to experience?

Yes.

is it temporary or permanent?

It's temporary. Accutane expands your pores, pushes stuff out (you'll notice white things coming out of your pores), and then they shrink. It's like magic, but you'll look fine :)


In Topic: Side Effects Dissapearing..?

10 April 2013 - 10:26 AM

Hi Guys !

 

I have been on 60mg a day of accutane for 1 month now. At the start of my course I suffered from a very bad initial breakout, extremely dry and flaking skin and very dry lips to the point they were peeling off. This continued for 3 weeks. 

 

As i am approaching the middle of my 4th week I have noticed an improvement in my skin and the side effects have lessened severely. My skin is hardly ever dry and even my lips are peeling a lot less.

 

I am using mosturizer day and night and cleansing also.

 

I am worried the stop in side effects may mean a stop in the drug working?

 

Any ideas? is this normal?

 

Many thanks!!

Adrian

 

As long as you don't notice an increase in the oiliness (is that a word? lol), I wouldn't worry.


In Topic: Missing A Dose Of Accutane?

20 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

nope not at all.  I miss doses all the time and have had a great outcome.  Like the PP said it's about the cumulative dose.  In fact my derm took me off it for 5 days bc I was having bad stomach aches. He said it wasn't a big deal to stop then start again.

 

Um.. my derm told me the opposite... 

 

I ran out of pills for a week and then started again, she told me not to do that again!


In Topic: Would A Second Round Of Accutane Be Worth It For Me?

20 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

Nah, I don't think it's worth it. You look fine!


In Topic: Meanest thing that someone has said about your acne

18 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

LOL this thread is hilarious and sad at the same time. But hey, we're all on the same boat!

These are a couple that I can recall:
  • Kids staring at me and whispering among themselves... causing me a heartbreak every damn time. Even though I'm sure they don't mean any harm, they're just curious.
  • "You look like cheese", "You look like the surface of the moon", etc.
  • "You've got a boyfriend? With that face? No way".
  • "You gotta stop eating so much chocolate" (as if it was related)
  • "You should wear more make up". Ehm, no, I shouldn't.
OH i forgot this one! A UNIVERSITY TEACHER said this:
"Guys, you better start studying hard now, you're no longer in high school, you're no longer teens with spotty faces."
A bullet through my heart.