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lifeinfaith

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In Topic: Accutane: Let's Do This (40 Mg/day Claravis)

27 July 2014 - 03:29 PM

Breakitoutnow - how is your face doing? Has it finally healed up? What dosage are you on these days?

I just took my first 30mg today so I am really hoping I don't notice any major difference since it is still so slow. I am just trying to cut my time from 9 months to 6. Still no new pimples and face is at perfect dryness level. I haven't noticed any sun sensitivity either.

In other news...I fell on my shoulder in soccer several months ago, before accutane, and I finally went to a doc last week because it's not getting better. They think it might be a rotator cuff tear and sent me for an MRI on Friday, so I should know this week. I know you cannot have surgery on accutane, and not even for like 6 months after I think. So if it is torn I am thinking I am going to have wait like a year to get it repaired. Has anyone ever heard of having surgery sooner then 6 months after accutane?

In Topic: Low Dose Accutane - Journey To Finally Being Clear

27 July 2014 - 03:20 PM

Month 2 and 30 mg

Hi Mindall- yea I had a mix of clogged pores/oily skin and inflamed pimples here and there but not  consistent cysts or anything, I was on retinoids for a long time before which helped clear some stuff up and the Spiro was helping a little with inflamed stuff but neither were doing an excellent job. Since accutane I got some cysts on my chin at the beginning which cleared up and a bunch of clogged pores started coming to the surface and popping out. I helped some of them out with a gentle squeeze but a lot of them just came out on  their own in the shower. The power of accutane! I used to get 4-5 new clogged pores a week and since accutane it had slowed to maybe 1-2 every 2 weeks. How long is your course?

Currently I have maybe 2-3 small clogs on my entire face and it is the smoothest and oil free I have ever felt! I haven't had a pimple in weeks. My only real complaint so far is the chapped lips. My skin is not too dry at all. My hair has gotten a little dryer but I jus have to be careful about shampooing too much and using a moisturizing shampoo and  good conditioner. I also started washing my hair once every other day. I started 30 mg today so I hope no IB happens and side effects don't get bad. I will have 6 months after this.

In Topic: Spironolactone Diary (With Video)

23 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

Differin works really well for me at fading post hyperpigmentation.

In Topic: Accutane: Let's Do This (40 Mg/day Claravis)

22 July 2014 - 10:22 PM

Lab work was all clear. Derm told me it was probably the Spiro causing bloating issues so I'm now off of that.

Moving up to 30mg!!

In Topic: Low Dose Accutane - Journey To Finally Being Clear

22 July 2014 - 10:18 PM

Day 33!!

Lab work was all clear. Derm told me she thought it was probably the Spiro causing the abdominal bloating and breast pain so I  stopping that. No more Spiro!!!!! Ths is day 2 of that. This evening I noticed a few tiny little possible clogged pores on the left side of my mouth, but other than that everything else is just chill.

Moving up to 30mg a day.