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Member Since 28 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 29 2013 11:27 AM

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In Topic: Should I Take The Risk With Accutane?

08 August 2013 - 05:09 PM

I've been on Accutane for 20 days now, and I just have dry lips and mildly dry eyes and face. My hair also is considerably not as greasy and I don't have to wash it everyday. I've had no other side effects. Everyone reacts to Accutane differently. I was on minocycline (antibiotic) for 2 months prior to Accutane, so that helped a lot. I agree with the post above, try an antibiotic first. I had severe acne and the minocycline helped clear the huge painful cysts I was getting. BUT, near the end I was still getting tiny little pimples everywhere, and that's when I decided on Accutane. Every drug out there is gonna have serious side effects.

In Topic: Accutane Day 17

08 August 2013 - 05:01 PM

Its stressed that if you experience a difference in mood, being depressed or changes in activities that you should let your doctor know right away. I am on day 20, and so far I haven't experienced any crazy side effects. If its a huge problem, I would discuss it with your doctor.

In Topic: Accutane & Acne.org Regime Products.

29 July 2013 - 12:19 AM

Yeah I agree, don't do the regimen. I just started accutane too, about 8 days in. I did the regimen back in March, and it was horrible. Such dry and red skin, if I didn't use the jojoba oil it felt like my face was sun burnt. I wouldn't recommend it. Only being 8 days on accutane I'm even considering washing my face once a day. I'm trying to minimize dryness whenever I can.

In Topic: Just Another Accutane Log

27 July 2013 - 01:54 PM

I too just started accutane, I'm only a week in though. Experiencing any side effects? I have mild dry skin and lips, and when I put on makeup my face looks horrendous. I'm guessing its because my pores are enlarged.

In Topic: 25/f Started Accutane Today!

21 July 2013 - 11:26 AM

I have cetaphil moisturizing cream, but when I tried the regimen I didn't like how the cream felt greasy after putting it on. They say cerave cream is good but I don't want to pay $15, when I still have a tub of cetaphil. Well pre-accutane I always used coppertone SPF 15, but now I have SPF 50. For my face I have eucerin daily moisturizer with SPF 30. I go to my local pool a lot so it'll be interesting how the sun will affect me.