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#3409229 21 Years Of Acne. My Accutane Journey

Posted by EatsRainbows on 20 January 2014 - 11:51 AM

Just wanted to pop in and say good luck, taking accutane was the best decisions I ever made, I really hope you have the same success :D

#3401838 Dianette Vs. Accutane

Posted by EatsRainbows on 18 December 2013 - 10:28 AM

Accutane can prevent the acne recurring in some cases and it's almost sure to stop your acne from returning to as bad as it is pre-accutane.

However, Accutane can cause severe birth defects in unborn children so you obviously cannot get pregnant whilst taking it. There's also a certain amount of time you have to wait before getting pregnant after Accutane to make sure it's properly out of your system so I guess this is something to consider :)

#3397399 Is Accutane Worth It?

Posted by EatsRainbows on 27 November 2013 - 11:00 AM

Personally, YES!! Look at my before and after pictures on my log if you need anymore convincing.


I took Roaccutane on the NHS and I saw experienced doctors and I have been pleased with the service I've received.


My time on Accutane was hard, I won't pretend I loved every second of it, but I'm loving every second of the results biggrin.png

#3397014 Lymecycline Not Working?

Posted by EatsRainbows on 25 November 2013 - 10:29 AM

I was on Lymecyline and Dianette at the same time for 8 months. Even with both these drugs combined it took at least 4 months to see an improvement and only after 6 months did they really kick in and make a noticeable difference.

It takes time, good luck :)

#3395078 My Accutane Journey - I Start On Monday 18/11/85 (My Birthday)

Posted by EatsRainbows on 16 November 2013 - 02:32 AM

I finished my course of Roaccutane 3 weeks ago, check out my log for the before and after photos.


It wasn't easy, but the results have been well worth it. It was the best decision I've ever made.


Good luck :)

#3392008 First Time Accutane Use - 31F

Posted by EatsRainbows on 02 November 2013 - 07:42 AM

I finished my course of Accutane a week ago... taking it was the best decision I've ever made. I hope you get the same results :)

#3392006 Swimming And Accutane

Posted by EatsRainbows on 02 November 2013 - 07:39 AM

I swam a few times when I was on accutane (I finished my 5 1/2 month course a week ago) and it didn't worsen my side effects.


However even when I didn't swim I had the worst itchy and dry eyes even though I don't wear contacts. If this happens to you, buy eye drops especially for dry eyes, they helped me a lot if I applied the regularly enough :)

#3391468 Skin Care After Accutane?

Posted by EatsRainbows on 30 October 2013 - 07:16 AM

Hi all :)


I finished my 5 1/2 month course of Accutane 3 days ago. I had great results (see log for photos) but I wasn't given anything to keep my skin under control now I've finished taking those pills.


I've read about other people who have taken Roaccutane on the NHS and not been given/told what they should be using on their face now and their acne has returned.


I'm a bit paranoid about the acne and the oily skin coming back so what can I do/use on my face to keep my skin clear?

What is everyone else using on their faces post-'tane?


Thanks :)

#3390888 Accutane Gallery:

Posted by EatsRainbows on 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.

Check out my log for the other details smile.png



BEFORE                                           AFTER



Best decision I've ever made.

#3390847 15 Year Old Female- Roaccutane Uk- Let's Do This! (Pictures Included)

Posted by EatsRainbows on 27 October 2013 - 01:08 AM

The Final Day!!- Day 164 (5 1/2 months)


Today after dinner I will take my final pills of Roaccutane.


5 and a half months, 4 tubes of moisturiser, 6 bottles of eye drops, a few tears and goodness knows how much lip balm later, this is the result...


16th May 2013                                         27th October 2013


Thank you for everyone who's helped me and encouraged me along the way. It still astounds me that this log has had over 5000 views today, that's pretty crazy. I don't think I could have done this without the support and help of people on this website. I'd really like to give this back so I'm happy if anyone wants to message me or ask questions about my treatment smile.png


If you're out there suffering with acne, my best advice to you is not to let it get to you. I know that sounds like the hardest thing in the world right now but one day, your skin will be clear and you'll regret putting your life on hold like I do now.

Live your life like you have nothing to be ashamed of because you really reaaaaally don't.


I feel like a different person, honestly, this has changed my life.

Thank you Roaccutane smile.png



#3389860 Going On Accutane Tomorrow, What Should I Do?

Posted by EatsRainbows on 21 October 2013 - 09:46 AM

I used to shower everyday (pre-accutane) but now bath twice a week. I used to wash my hair everyday to but I don't need to do that everyday either as it's so dry.

Yes, I'd get into the habit of moisturising from day 1

Sorry, I've ever used the acne.org moisturiser

And yes, yes, YES moisturise your hands!!


Feel free to message me if you have any questions, I have less than a week left of my 5 and a half month course and the results are amazing. I feel great and you will too soon, good luck :)

#3385659 15 Year Old Girl - Roaccutane Log

Posted by EatsRainbows on 30 September 2013 - 10:03 AM

Hi there!


I'm also a 15 year old girl on Roaccutane! I'm 4 months down (not long to go!) and the results are amazing (you might like to check out the photos on my log).


I just wanted to wish you good luck and say feel free to message me if you have any questions or need someone to have a good rant at :P

#3384786 Accutane Effect

Posted by EatsRainbows on 25 September 2013 - 09:45 AM

Just try not to use anything that will irritate your skin (eg exfoliators) and it should go away :)

#3383810 Accutane Journey, 16 Year Old Girl

Posted by EatsRainbows on 20 September 2013 - 09:35 AM

You're teacher was so cruel to say that to you, that's enough to crush anyone's confidence. 


Anyway, I just wanted to wish you good luck! I have about 1 month left of my course and am so pleased with the results. I think my photos will do all the talking for me so take a look at the difference on my log. 


Stay strong :)

#3382464 Why Did My Doctor Take Me Off My Face Products Before Accutane?

Posted by EatsRainbows on 14 September 2013 - 03:08 AM

^^ Just wanted to confirm that biggs881 is 100% correct. 


Whatever you do, don't use any topicals on your face when on Accutane, you'll discover pretty quickly that your skin will become super sensitive.


Even if your skin does get worse, don't worry, just think about the amazing skin you'll have at the end of your treatment. Good luck :)