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In Topic: Male/20 Yrs Old Accutane Journey

11 November 2013 - 11:05 PM

Hey everyone,


It's been a while since I've last updated. My skin is doing really well off the accutane and I'm happy overall. There's only one REALLY annoying thing. I get REOCCURRING pimples INSIDE my nose..... yes, reoccurring. They appear in the same two spots, both on the right and left side of the inside of my nose, and last about a week. They make my nose look really red and inflamed obviously, and they're pretty much impossible to treat since they're inside.


Could this be from hairs inside my nose... any other ideas? I have my 3 month checkup with my dermatologist in about 3 weeks but I might make an appointment earlier since these are so annoying

In Topic: Male/20 Yrs Old Accutane Journey

05 October 2013 - 12:19 PM

I came down with a nasty flu about a week ago. Fever is just starting to go away but I also got a strange node on the inside of the right side of my neck. I don't want to risk not getting them checked out because I know they could be dangerous so I went to the doctors and he decided to give me Keflex (antibiotics) for a 10 day course, 3x a day.


I instantly thought, "great, another breakout", and sure enough, after two days I have some ugly red bumps along my forehead and sideburns. I don't want to stop mid-course because I only have 20 more pills and I want this node to go away, just gotta pray it doesn't get any worse...



Other than that unfortunate news, no new acne has really emerged. Still waiting for all that redness and red marks to fade but I understand that could be a few months.


Hope your course went well Richard! Third time will be the charm for you

In Topic: Male/20 Yrs Old Accutane Journey

08 September 2013 - 07:39 PM

So it's been a while... I finished my 6 month course on 8/28 officially so I'm about 11 days off accutane. Side effects like dry lips are getting better, and oil may be returning already. Here are some pictures.








my skin looks shinier than normal because i applied moisturizer not too long ago. Obviously it's not what I wished for in the beginning due to all the red marks and redness, especially on the left side of my face, but I'm just praying that'll continue to fade. My main concern is acne is starting to return already, in places that I've never even had it! (actually, it's mainly on my forehead) For instance, the forehead picture has acne that seems to have new ones popping up each day, and it does look faint in the picture but it's rough and annoying in real life.


I've read that sometimes this happens as your body overcompensates for oil trying to get your body back to a normal state but I can't help to panic since I asked my dermatologist if I should get a retinal topical or anything for maintenance and he didn't think I'd need one. I almost want to call in tomorrow to make another appointment and get a second opinion.


I did go buy Neutrogena oil free pink grapefruit cleanser but I read after the purchase that it's made some peoples' skin post accutane even worse so I'm kind of in a pickle... don't know if I should apply that or stick to gentle skin cleanser in the shower. Aghhh just don't want my skin to get as bad as it was before.


Any opinions?

In Topic: Male/20 Yrs Old Accutane Journey

30 July 2013 - 11:03 AM

End of Month 5


*sigh*... well I was SUPPOSED to be done today, but I just got back from my dermatologist and he wants to put me on another month mainly because of my chest blackheads that are stubborn. I even asked is it normal to prescribe more than the maximum cumulative dosage, since mine is a little over 150mg/kg and by the end of month 6 I'll be at a little over 180, and he said it does happen every once in a while and won't hurt anything.


Here are pictures I took today of my face


The dark redness is where the bump under the skin is located, extremely annoying. Dermatologist thinks it may be scar tissue, but doesn't want to chance injecting with a cortisone shot unless it became a huge cyst, looks like I may be stuck with this...

*Edit*: the dark redness circle is slightly bigger than normal because I had a bandaid on it overnight to try and diminish redness











Overall i'm just pretty frustrated with my course. All the red marks on my face/neck still look like acne and everyone that's taken it around me has been completely clear by this point. Just seems my skin is incredibly stubborn and difficult


To think I was looking forward to having normal lips again eusa_wall.gif

In Topic: Male/20 Yrs Old Accutane Journey

17 July 2013 - 06:44 PM

Thanks for the encouraging words richard! Can definitely say i'm looking forward to getting off the meds just from chapped lips alone haha. I forgot what it's like to not have chapped lips..



I'll ask him about that bump and what he thinks about a cortisone shot in 2 weeks


hope your course is going well!