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Puffy Eyes On Accutane

19 February 2015 - 02:27 AM

Hey guys
I've been on tane for 6 months now (2 more to go!), taking 40mg per day.
Ok so I've had the usual dryness and aches and pains but for the past month or so I've noticed something that's really annoying but not sure if it's related to accutane usage?
Basically there's like fluid buildup around my eye (both eyes) which make my eyelids really puffy.
It's unattractive and I'm worried this could be permanent. Has anyone experienced this?
Thank you :-)

Sore/red Eye On Accutane?

17 January 2015 - 05:29 AM

Hey guys so I've been on accutane 40mg for the past 5 months, I still have a couple months to go I think. So far unbelievable results and minor side effects (I'm lucky).
However the side effects are annoying dry lips, nose, eyes but manageable until now.
My eyes are so dry, I put drops in and avoid makeup but still. One eye in particular. My eyes sting and are bloodshot, not a great look!
Anyone else experienced this and have tips at all?

27/f Starting Accutane For Mild/persistent Cystic Acne

13 August 2014 - 11:12 AM

Hey guys,
Brief intro as my story is like 99% of the ones I read on this forum.
27/F, I've had mild but persistent cystic acne since my early twenties, tried over the counter stuff, all kinds of antibiotics, all kinds of topicals, birth control, change of diet, you name it.
Birth control (dianette) is what's worked best hands down for me but I still get painful cysts monthly and also I can't stay on the pill forever as I'd like to have kids someday!
I am absolutely TERRIFIED about taking this drug after reading all the horror stories and especially since I suffer from depression (I'm on Citalopram/Celexa 20mg), but acne has been a main factor in my depression so it's a risk I'm willing to take if it can cure my acne it would change my life!
Acne has completely destroyed my self esteem and I have really high hopes.
I am starting on 20mg of Accutane every other day for the first 2 weeks and then 20mg daily. I've also been prescribed Erythromycin for the first month (antibiotic to help with initial breakout).
If anyone wants to support me while I go through this, share thoughts, etc then I'd love that and I'd support you right back!
Good luck to everyone also taking Accutane :-)

Guys With Acne Can Be Very Sexy!

13 August 2014 - 03:14 AM

Hey guys
I see so many posts on here about people feeling ugly and unloveable because of their acne.
I'm 27 and only started having bad acne around age 21 (just about to start accutane), anyway I just wanted to say that in my life two of my biggest ever crushes were on guys who had severe acne (all over). I totally had the hots for them. One eventually became my boyfriend (I did not have acne at the time) and the other turned me down as he was gay but we are good friends to this day.
Also, when I was 14 I was in love with this guy from my school and my skin was flawless, people always commented on how perfect it was, well, he never showed any interest in me and ended up dating this girl whose acne was so bad and he was nuts about her. I'd also like to point out that she wasn't in any way prettier than me either so this says a lot.
Just thought I'd share my experience to show you guys that you can have acne and be attractive and loved!
Keep your heads up!!!

Last Resort Accutane

11 August 2014 - 10:49 AM

Hey guys,
I'm 27 and have been suffering from cystic acne off and onsince around age 21.
Last year was my worst year and I tried every possible thing available prescription and over the counter but had no luck.
I've been on Dianette for the past 10 months and although it has improved the general look of my skin, reduced oiliness and regular pimples, I still get painful cysts monthly. And anyway I can't stay on birth control forever if I want to ever have kids and I do.
After wasting yet another week of my life hiding indoors with horribly painful cysts, I've decided to give in and ask for accutane.
It was offered to me last year but I decided against it due to horror stories read online.
Now I've decided to go for it. I don't want to waste more of my life suffering physically and emotionally from this.
I'm seeing my dermatologist tomorrow, hoping he will still be happy to prescribe it to me.
I know it's a long process so probably wouldn't be starting it for a few weeks but I was wondering if any of you had any advice or stories to share?
Also my acne is severe in itself (cystic) but I mean I only get maybe 1 or 2 cysts a month, will accutane help anyway?
I'm very scared of this drug, I didn't want to go on it but I just can't live like this anymore.