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determinedtowin

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In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

20 November 2014 - 01:51 PM

My face hasn't had acne apart from the odd spot for ages but my right cheek is a mess at the moment :(

I'm not sure if it's something in the air as a few people in work seem to have broken out that never have acne!

In Topic: First Time Roaccutane User Support Needed!

05 November 2014 - 03:04 PM


 
Hi emma, thanks for the reply. 
 
wish you all the best on your journey, for me i am not sure if it was worth it tbh, there are just too many what if's in my case that i am not comfortable with. 
 
I may try aloe vera, just i want my body to repair itself with no intervention. I think thats the key message I have learnt (for me) is that my body is darn good at repairing itself, and i feel naive to have been on medication that compromises that.  But at the same time, when you reach breaking point and nothing seems to work... 
 
I learnt that for me, it wasn't just about the spots, it was about how and what i think of them and they way they affect my mood. I have learned that having them is *ok* and normal.. there are worse things in life. truly. 
 
now, if Accutane had been all roses for me, no doubt i'd be singing its praises. Don't get me wrong it cleared my back up, my back feels baby butt smooth. my clogs under the eyes around the nose disappeared within a matter of weeks. the only gripe i have is some scarring, and the delay healing time. So hoping these clear up asap. 
 
Even now it would be hard for me to advise someone in a similar position as me not to try accutane for the very reason that it could help tremendously as it does in many many many people.. 
 
if i was advising someone with more severe acne, i'd say do it 100% and get on a high dose proportionate to your body weight per kg.  I dont think accutane is something you want to drag out longer than need be because the skin wont heal as well whilst on it. hit it hard and fast, if your body can tollerate it and get off it and allow the body to repair itself, even though i have stopped for 2 days (today being day 2) i have had 2 spots come up, one of which has lingered on my face for 6 months at least, so at least now it can come to a head and be gone.  I really think 369 help a lot at changing ones sebum viscosity 
 
 
@allinson,
 
Hi, thanks for sharing.  I know that feeling of being fed up.  Seems like your pal had great results! how is she doing now in terms of health? joints ok? has the oil returned? (btw people oil is not the enemy, oil is good its your bodies own way of protecting itself.. what is the problem however is how the body excretes this and how the skin talks to the oil glands and skin shedding keratinisation process at a base level). 
 
It sounds to me like these bumps are appearing from the rough drying affects accutane has on the skin, sort of like KP. Are these bumps filled with pus or just bumps? I don't think you started getting bumps because you missed some doses.  Its just the effect it can have on some people.. but yes the accumulative amount is important with this drug. 
 
Not sure if you are from the UK but get hold of Blistex Intensive moisturiser. that was the only thing that healed my cracked lips. The healing time isnt odd, its what the medication does, it slows the healing rate down, so your friend was a match made in heaven if thats the results she got! 
 
the scarring, do you mean red marks or do you mean indentations and atrophic scars? the skin overall should actually get better once off the accutane because the bodies natural healing process comes back into full swing. 
 
I agree with your final paragraph. 
 
good luck! 
 
either way everyone has come to this decision for a personal reason and as long as you stand by that personal reason and truly feel this is the only option then thats great, no regrets. 

Fabulous advice!!
 
I'm having it easy really, which just goes to show we do not all respond the same.
 
Do try the aloe vera, it is natural and if you go to a big tesco you can get in there for less than amazon http://www.tesco.com...el/671-1929.prd.
 
Good luck smile.png
Does this moisturise as well or is it just for red marks really?

It moisturises but i would put light moisturiser on once the aloe vera drys.
Don't get the aloe vera near eyes as it can sting.

I have a question for those who are on Accutane or who have been on accutane...before I began Accutane I decided to be abstinent, I'm not sexually active right now or won't be anytime soon so I decided there's no point in me taking Birthcontrol...anyways my period has been super irregular it's been over a month already on accutane and I want to take Birthcontrol so bad, will this cause a delay on accutane? Will I have to stop taking it the first month I'm on the pill? I don't think it matters when I begin the pill because it's just for my period. Also would I need to tell my derm? And in the bloodwork will they know I'm on Birthcontrol? Please help thanks

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How long have you been off the pill? It takes time for periods to return to normal.
I would keep off the pill
And use a period tracker app to track your periods for a few month. A 22-30 day cycle is normal.
Mine ranges from 22 26 24 to 30 and I've been of the pill for six years.
Failing that speak to your Gp. Hope this helps

You weren't wrong about the aloe Vera stinging your eyes!!! I tried this for the first time yesterday and even a little bit was painful!!

In Topic: First Time Roaccutane User Support Needed!

04 November 2014 - 03:36 AM

Seven weeks in, skin getting
Better. I have eight spots
A few of these are cystic.
Side effects are in full force,bad head all weekend and the worst tierdness I have ever experienced.
Had blood test today and seeing derm next Monday so if there's anything going on at least I will know soon.
Had to take day off work today due to the tierdness. Sleeping ten hours a night and still exhausted sad.png

Have you got much scarring or have you been lucky and escaped this?

 

I'm glad things are getting better for you 


In Topic: First Time Roaccutane User Support Needed!

31 October 2014 - 05:15 AM

 

Hi emma, thanks for the reply. 

 

wish you all the best on your journey, for me i am not sure if it was worth it tbh, there are just too many what if's in my case that i am not comfortable with. 

 
I may try aloe vera, just i want my body to repair itself with no intervention. I think thats the key message I have learnt (for me) is that my body is darn good at repairing itself, and i feel naive to have been on medication that compromises that.  But at the same time, when you reach breaking point and nothing seems to work... 
 
I learnt that for me, it wasn't just about the spots, it was about how and what i think of them and they way they affect my mood. I have learned that having them is *ok* and normal.. there are worse things in life. truly. 
 
now, if Accutane had been all roses for me, no doubt i'd be singing its praises. Don't get me wrong it cleared my back up, my back feels baby butt smooth. my clogs under the eyes around the nose disappeared within a matter of weeks. the only gripe i have is some scarring, and the delay healing time. So hoping these clear up asap. 
 
Even now it would be hard for me to advise someone in a similar position as me not to try accutane for the very reason that it could help tremendously as it does in many many many people.. 
 
if i was advising someone with more severe acne, i'd say do it 100% and get on a high dose proportionate to your body weight per kg.  I dont think accutane is something you want to drag out longer than need be because the skin wont heal as well whilst on it. hit it hard and fast, if your body can tollerate it and get off it and allow the body to repair itself, even though i have stopped for 2 days (today being day 2) i have had 2 spots come up, one of which has lingered on my face for 6 months at least, so at least now it can come to a head and be gone.  I really think 369 help a lot at changing ones sebum viscosity 
 
 
@allinson,
 
Hi, thanks for sharing.  I know that feeling of being fed up.  Seems like your pal had great results! how is she doing now in terms of health? joints ok? has the oil returned? (btw people oil is not the enemy, oil is good its your bodies own way of protecting itself.. what is the problem however is how the body excretes this and how the skin talks to the oil glands and skin shedding keratinisation process at a base level). 
 
It sounds to me like these bumps are appearing from the rough drying affects accutane has on the skin, sort of like KP. Are these bumps filled with pus or just bumps? I don't think you started getting bumps because you missed some doses.  Its just the effect it can have on some people.. but yes the accumulative amount is important with this drug. 
 
Not sure if you are from the UK but get hold of Blistex Intensive moisturiser. that was the only thing that healed my cracked lips. The healing time isnt odd, its what the medication does, it slows the healing rate down, so your friend was a match made in heaven if thats the results she got! 
 
the scarring, do you mean red marks or do you mean indentations and atrophic scars? the skin overall should actually get better once off the accutane because the bodies natural healing process comes back into full swing. 
 
I agree with your final paragraph. 
 
good luck! 
 

either way everyone has come to this decision for a personal reason and as long as you stand by that personal reason and truly feel this is the only option then thats great, no regrets. 

Fabulous advice!!

 

I'm having it easy really, which just goes to show we do not all respond the same.

 

Do try the aloe vera, it is natural and if you go to a big tesco you can get in there for less than amazon http://www.tesco.com...el/671-1929.prd.

 

Good luck smile.png

Does this moisturise as well or is it just for red marks really?


In Topic: First Time Roaccutane User Support Needed!

24 October 2014 - 01:24 AM

Hey guys so.. My wish came true lol I got the IB and I am bloody regretting it now haha, needless to say I actually look like a pizza (sorry in advance if your offended that I'm saying that) I just like to make a laugh about it because for a long time I struggled with it. my dermo was well happy when he saw my face! Went in and he said right it's been about a month and you look great! ( your going to see some photos of what his "great" looks like ) said he thinks this is the IB, but who knows. Many more side effects? Not really lol. Just a whole load of itching.. It's bloody ridiculous invested in a 1 pound back scratcher. HA BEST THING EVER! And looking rather attractive with Vaseline up my nose because it's that dry.. Have my mum reaching to blow my nose for me because she thinks it's boogies.  I don't think I've ever felt so frigging hot in my life. Was a bit gutted it was my 21st this weekend and I had to Have a mellow one due to not being able to drink and I just find it so frigging hard and time consuming to make myself look pretty (hard to believe but I can actually look not bad) I realised the other day just how dry I am... E45 just won't cut it!
Anyways I just wanted to share my first month with you guys! Trying to be as light hearted and whity  as possible because it's not the end of the world. But I know it's a big deal guys trust me I know.  ANYWAYS.. (Once again) if you guys could just maybe suggest a thick moisturiser for my body or something that will stop itching I would appreciate it. And also is the IB meant to happen this early on? I just don't know!! Haa right here's some lovely photos of my extremely cute sexy face. Enjoy guys
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Have you tried E45 lotion on your body? The cream only worked for my face but the lotion worked for my body although it is very greasy.

I wouldn't worry about your face as much as you obviously do because you're ridiculously nice looking :) good luck with it all. Roaccutane will clear you up x