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#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 :)

#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 :)

#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 :)

#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 :)

#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 :)

#3380070 15 Year Old Female- Roaccutane Uk- Let's Do This! (Pictures Included)

Posted by EatsRainbows on 03 September 2013 - 07:36 AM

Wow ur pics have encouraged me to continue with my isotretinoin smile.png I'm currently on week 3 and breaking out like crazy .

Your skin looks so so great smile.png


Thank you :) In those early days it felt like my skin would never clear, but it did and your's will too, just try try try to stay positive :)


Day 110


Skin is pretty much clear! There are only a few tiny bumps on my chin but that's about it :)


Yesterday was my first bad day in a while. My lower back hurts.... a lot. It hurts when I stand up/sit or bend down. I feel like an old lady ;) It's bearable though, 100% worth it for my skin.


For you guys out there needing a little motivation in those early days of accutane, I heard a nice little quote, "You can't make a rainbow without a little rain" :)

#3377762 Uploading Pictures From Mobile

Posted by EatsRainbows on 25 August 2013 - 09:05 AM

Done it. For anyone else wondering about this, I was using the site on mobile version. Just go to the bottom of the page and click full version. Once you've done that it works the same way as uploading from a computer :)

#3373933 15 Year Old Female- Roaccutane Uk- Let's Do This! (Pictures Included)

Posted by EatsRainbows on 12 August 2013 - 04:55 AM

Day 88

Skin continues to improve, I'm so pleased.
Yesterday, a five year old girl told me I was beautiful, and do you know what, for that moment I forgot about my skin, and I really did feel it. It's amazing how much of a difference one kind comment can make to your self confidence :D

#3373705 Diary Of A Three-Pronged Attack: My Mission To Get Clear Skin And Avoid Roacc...

Posted by EatsRainbows on 11 August 2013 - 09:37 AM

No problem :)
I completely understand why you want to avoid Roaccutane, I can safely say it hasn't been much fun.
For me, the first few months felt like years, especially when I wasn't seeing improvements. But before you know it you'll be sitting here writing about how great your skin looks :)
One more thing, when I went to a derm to be prescribed Roaccutane, they said it usually takes 6 months for these drugs to really kick in, so just hang in there :)

#3368687 15 Year Old Female- Roaccutane Uk- Let's Do This! (Pictures Included)

Posted by EatsRainbows on 24 July 2013 - 01:10 AM

Day 62


My mum just doesn't understand me. I know that's like the most stereotypical thing that all teenagers say but it's so true at the moment. Yesterday I came home from school early because my back was aching so much and I felt like I hadn't slept for 3 weeks... but I've slept loads. Everything just felt so weak and tired.

Anyway, she just looked at me and asked me "is all this really worth it?". She has obviously never had acne.


I know that feeling. Even as a 25 year old man!


I just started my course 2 days ago at the same doseage as you and have been keeping up with how you're coping. Just hang in there and I'm sure at the end of it all you'll be delighted you did. smile.png




Day 69


Things are looking up :D I've been much less achy this past week and my eczema is almost gone so I've stopped using steroid cream and I'm now just moisturising like mad.

My skin's getting better! Only 2 spots on my cheeks and the PIH is fading amazingly quickly. I almost feel happy about the way my cheeks look!! My chin's still not great but it's almost as if I can feel it healing more and more every day. Feeling good wiggle.gif

Thank you for convincing me to keep going with this guys. If you're in the early days of your course then the best advice I can give you is to not think about all the horrible side effects that you have and the awful state of  your IB, just visualise that clear skin you'll have in a few months. It will happen, I promise.

I'm not quite clear yet, but I think this is the start of something good.