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#3407572 Accutane-I Believe In You!

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 13 January 2014 - 02:11 PM

Hey y'all! Long time no talk tongue.png Anyways, I thought you might like an update. I haven't been on here in months because my skin looks great! I am so thankful I went on Accutane. As a recap, I was on Accutane 40 mg for one month, and then 80 mg for 6ish months (I didn't really take any of the last month. Oops). That is, if I remember correctly. You can read over my blog if you want to know all the info. I removed a lot of the pictures to save space, so here's a reminder of what it looked like a year ago.  


And this is now! Only moisturizer on my skin biggrin.png sorry the picture isn't the greatest quality. My webcam isn't very good. Oh well!


#3392049 Accutane-I Believe In You!

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 02 November 2013 - 11:43 AM

Nope, I haven't even been to my derm since finishing (although I think I was supposed to. Oops). On the little bitty pimples I do get, I'll put some salicylic acid (just the clean and clear brand) on them. I've figured out they're hormonal though, because I mainly get them during that time of the month. :/ other than that, I just wash, moisturize, and sunscreen. :)

#3376623 Accutane-I Believe In You!

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 20 August 2013 - 06:39 PM

Hello everyone! Sorry I've been MIA. I've been working at a summer camp for three months so I haven't been on in a while. I did a total of 7 months, one month at 40 mg daily and six months at 80 mg daily. I am completely back to normal now (it didn't take very long). My lips aren't dry, my skin isn't dry. Every once in a while I will have a slight back ache like when I was on the medicine, but not very often. Even my red marks are fading. :) I do have a bit of indentions on my cheeks, but it's a million times better than my acne. I've had maybe three tiny pimples since stopping Accutane, and I'm not oily at all. I would do it all again in a second. :D

#3342731 Accutane-I Believe In You!

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 23 April 2013 - 12:19 PM

Here's one of my senior pics. smile.png The one I really wanted to post was too big. bahumbug. Oh well. smile.png I'm really happy with how they turned out :D

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#3338161 Accutane-I Believe In You!

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 02 April 2013 - 10:18 PM

Thanks everyone! I do have to say my pharmacy switched and gave me Myorisan instead of Amnesteem this month. It's slightly more annoying to open, but other than that I haven't noticed anything different. :) I will post some pics once I get them! It's been almost 2 weeks and I'm so impatient!!

#3327188 Accutane-I Believe In You!

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 16 February 2013 - 09:49 AM

Thanks again! And I'm going to Target on Tuesday, so I'll see what I can find. Unfortunately I've already stumbled across the youtibe videos. I've seen way too many in the past week. LOL.

#3324778 Miss Starz Accutane Journey

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 05 February 2013 - 11:29 PM

I'm hoping this goes well for you!! :)

#3324776 Accutane-I Believe In You!

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 05 February 2013 - 11:22 PM

Thanks!! It really struck me today that I'm almost clear. It's such a relief to be over the painful acne. I would wake up in the morning with fresh blood on my pillow. Not cool! But not anymore. :D definitely take a bunch of pictures to compare!!

#3324636 Accutane-I Believe In You!

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 05 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

Surprise! Pics today instead of Thursday :) haha. Anyways, here you can see my starting point, my worst point, and where I am today! :D



#3323749 Nicest Thing That Someone Has Said About Your Acne

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 01 February 2013 - 11:29 PM

Mine can be taken as nice or mean. Lol. Whenever people try to suggest different treatments, I try to remember that they're just trying to help me out (even though they're slightly ignorant when it comes to acne). It depends on my mood though, sometimes it just annoys me. :P other than that, the only nice things people have said have to do with my skin improving.

#3323463 Just Started Accutane.

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 31 January 2013 - 11:48 PM

#1. It is not the norm. However, if people experience bad side effects they are more likely to come online and talk about it than if they have clear skin. Hence, so many bad stories and not as many good ones. #2. Most people experience an initial breakout. I would be ready for it just in case you get it. Lol #3. I'm on 40 mg for one month, then 80 mg for the next 5 months, so it's a normal dosage. Many people are doing lower doses for more months now, but do whatever you feel comfortable with.

#3322707 Accutane-I Believe In You!

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 29 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

Thank you so much taylaheve :)

#3320869 Accutane-I Believe In You!

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 22 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

Day 63. I go in for my dermatologist appointment on Thursday, so it's a good thing I got behind on my pills. Otherwise I wouldn't have any right now. I really think I'm over the worst of things, and have hit the upwards slope. If I get any new pimples, they start healing really quickly. My only side effects are bloody boogers (that are really hard), slightly dry but manageable skin, and a rash on my hands that comes and goes. And we'll see about my triglycerides soon. I went in for my bloodwork yesterday. :)

#3319043 Need Some Help

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 16 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

There is no reason to worry about what might happen. My grandma once told me "worry is like a rocking chair. It keeps you busy, but gets you no where." :)

#3318964 Omg Accutane

Posted by BMarieWantsNoAcne on 15 January 2013 - 11:38 PM

I also had a horrible initial breakout, so I feel your pain. Today is day 55 for me, and my face has gotten so much better already... so don't give up! Just be patient and the clear skin will come :)