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Ipledge Questions Help?

14 June 2013 - 11:36 AM

I'm taking the ipledge test and a question confused me. "You should talk to your doctor about birth control: each month during your office visit, only when you have a problem, only when you signed the consent forum" I think it's each month but i don't know. My doctor didn't put me on birth control. I selected abstinence and none. Please help x 

Been On Accutane For 15 Days..?

26 May 2013 - 12:32 AM

Hi, I have been on Accutane for 15 days, and no improvement. I don't expect to improve that fast but, I have been breaking out reallllllly horribly and it sucks because it's tempting to not pick since its like 3 in one spot together. Also, the only side effect I've had is dry lips. Is this normal? x

16 Year Old Female Accutane Log

20 May 2013 - 02:48 AM

Hi! So, I recently started Accutane  for the first time on May 10th. I decided I would make a Accutane log so I could see my progress. I'm 16 and a girl, if that makes a difference  I'm on 40mg per day. I've tried many things to clear my acne and they work for a little but then stop! I've tried proactiv, clean and clear, doryx, and other things prescribed to me that I don't know the names of.  I have tons of acne scars, so i don't know if you can see my actual break outs but I have tons. It looks A LOT worse in person but these pictures were taken with a phone in really bad lighting lol. I also unfortunately have acne on my back, arms, and chest. 
I hope you can see the pictures, I'm new to this. They look really big to me I don't know if that's good or bad lol. So far, the only side effect I have experienced is dry lips. Although, I have been breaking out lately with whiteheads! It sucks. I've heard of the dreaded initial break out but I thought that didn't occur until the second month :< I'm just washing my face with Cetaphil and using chapstick. I hope it starts getting better instead of worse. Check up with you later. x 

Breaking Out Badly, Been On Accutane For 10 Days?

20 May 2013 - 01:16 AM

Hey so I've heard of the dreaded initial breakout, but everyone's said they got it on the second month. I'm only 10 days in and I've been getting tons of white heads since day 6... is this normal? I'm scared it's not gonna work for me. They will come and go, but sometimes they sorta fall off.. like I don't touch them but I'll be washing my face gently and yeah.. I'm scared it's gonna scar :( The only side effect I have so far is really dry lips. Please help 

Starting Accutane For A Female?

14 April 2013 - 01:08 PM

About 4 days ago I went to the dermatologist and he recommended I start accutane.. So I took a pregnancy test and it was of course negative, I am not sexually active! They asked what 2 forums of birth control I'm on and I said none...and she said we'll put abstinence as one of them then. And that was basically it. They told me you can't get pregnant and gave me the iPledge papers.. and i scheduled an appointment in a month to take another pregnancy test. I'm a bit confused because people on here said that you have to be on birth control a month before you can start taking accutane. My derm and the people at the derm office didn't go into much detail so I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do, do I have to find a doctor to get birth control now? Also I didn't get my iPledge password, will that be sent to me in the mail? I don't know because my dad filled out the papers lol. I'm 15 btw if that matters. I just don't want to have to go in and take another pregnancy test to find out I have to be on birth control and wait ANOTHER month :( ! Can someone just like explain to me, thank you xx