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zhfac

Member Since 28 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active Mar 13 2013 02:29 PM

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In Topic: Alex's Accutane Log (22/m)

10 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

Day 129:

Wow, it's been a while since I last posted. Unfortunately, not much has changed, and in fact, may have gotten slightly worse. I'm really hoping that in the next month or so that everything clears up, but as of right now my hopes aren't too high. I've been on about 3 weeks of antibiotics in conjuction with my Accutane, and I just started another 10 days as well. I don't know why my cystic acne is so stubborn; I've already cut out as much dairy as I can, but it still sticks around. I found that the areas of my jaw just directly below my ears are probably the worst when it comes to cystic acne. My cheeks aren't too great either.

 

I just realised I'm wearing the same sweater as I when I last took my picture, so I guess I'll take another just to show progress (if any :/)
Thanks for reading.
 


In Topic: Alex's Accutane Log (22/m)

07 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

Day 98:
Saw my derm twice in one week; the cysts came back around my jawline unfortunately, and have been a nuisance (as they always are). However, after being prescribed some antibiotics (Biaxin XL 1g/day, and Fucidin Cream), the cysts and any other acne have gone down quite a bit, even in just one week. All the acne on my forehead has basically disappeared, but unfortunately the stuff on the cheek/jawline takes a long time to heal.

 

I've found that getting a good 7-8 hours of sleep a night really helps with the healing process. I found that when I did get a good night of sleep, the cysts "went down" much more than when I didn't. Unfortunately with a university schedule, that can't always be done.

 

My derm has upped by weekly dosage to 500 mg/week now. To be honest, I don't feel like the Accutane has done as much as the antibiotics, other than reducing oil. Does it take this long to see any effects from Accutane?

 

Thanks for reading!
 


In Topic: Alex's Accutane Log (22/m)

20 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

Day 79:
Not much else new to report. All major cysts have basically disppeared, but I'm getting a fair amount of minor acne on my forehead and cheeks still. This is probably due to my terrible sleeping schedule, so I'm trying to fix that now. My next appoitnment will be in about a week and a half, so hopefully I see more results as I get closer to that date. I'll be starting my fourth month soon, so I'm really hoping that the clearing up will be drastic within the next month or two. I'm kind of sick of the blood tests, not to mention the dry lips. Apparently my eyes have been dryer as well, which doesn't help with contact lenses.

Anyways, thanks for reading, and yes, I know I don't look terrible enthused in my picture.

In Topic: Alex's Accutane Log (22/m)

05 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

Day 65: I think my cystic acne is finally clearing up. This will be the start of my third month; my dermatologist has bumped my dosage to 440mg/week. I’ve had no side effects from this point on except dry lips; the random chest pains have totally disappeared. I’ve been drinking as much water as I can, and I take some fish oil, and Vitamin D/E every day. Most of my face is clear now, except for some areas along the jaw line. I hope this is the end of the initial breakout; I didn’t think mine would be too bad but it ended up being quite terrible. My dermatologist prescribed some Fucidin cream to deal with the areas that are still inflamed, so I hope by my next appointment I’m pretty much clear of acne, though the scarring will still be around. Thanks for reading!

In Topic: My Isotretinoin Claravis Logs

27 December 2012 - 10:11 AM


Hey user101, saw your post on another person's log and felt like asking a question:
Where did you get your tweezers (pharmacy?) and how are you sterilizing them? Boiling water or just soap?
Good luck with your course!


Hi zhfac, use tweezers for what?, i dont use them...though i have one that came while i bought a set from walmart.

Oh, in another thread you mentioned that yo had problems with picking, so that's what you were using to help. Unless I read it wrong, and it was someone else who wrote that.