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frenchie86

Member Since 01 Aug 2013
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In Topic: Puffy Eyes On Accutane

27 March 2015 - 04:09 AM

I don't want to go on a second course so I'm just doing diet changes, reduced my carb and sugar intake and my skin already looks better. My eye problem is still there but it could be unrelated to the accutane use but I doubt it somehow, I'll keep you posted

In Topic: Accutane Failed Me!

22 March 2015 - 03:25 AM

Accutane is clearly a band aid too since my cystic acne came back like 3 weeks after I finished!

In Topic: Cystic Acne Back 3 Weeks After Accutane Course Ended

21 March 2015 - 07:41 AM

Thank you so much for your replies, it means a lot as I'm having a really bad day coping, I'm with my boyfriend and I've just spoken to him about why I'm so insecure about my skin and how it makes me feel. He's been kind and understanding but I don't think he can relate at all, I think he thinks I'm overreacting.
I'm willing to do diet changes and I have eaten mainly whole foods since my cyst emerged on Monday (currently almost healed thanks to antibiotic course). But as a big food lover, it is hard to maintain but I am willing to stick to it and see. I did see improvements a couple years ago when I was on a very strict diet, I still got spots but never cysts.
Ellie, I don't really feel the pill really would do that much for me, but maybe I'm wrong and should give a different pill a go. Maybe the combination of pill and healthy eating will help.

In Topic: Cystic Acne Back 3 Weeks After Accutane Course Ended

21 March 2015 - 05:48 AM

Yes I have. I was on dianette for over 6 months and it did help a bit (not that much). Also I'd like children so it's not a long term solution anyway. Did you not consider going on a second course of accutane?

In Topic: Puffy Eyes On Accutane

21 March 2015 - 03:04 AM

Sorry to hear that. I've been off tane now for a month. The eye fluid buildup is still there and my cystic acne is back. Devastated. I now look worse than before the course with the eye thing!