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Week 4 done! 30mg/ED

Week 4 done! 30mg/ED

4 weeks in. A couple actives from this weekend that went away after a derm visit (had some of the actives injected with cortisone and they went down in like 2 days). So far so good, dryness is consistently there as expected but that's the point right?   Just gotta keep chugging along. There's good days and bad days on this. Today i look somewhat clear, happy about this. Let's continue!
 

Week 3**

Week 3 recap! Things really dried up but that's expected.  Flare ups have basically stopped, nothing super inflamed or deep this last week. A lot of small blackheads coming to the surface and sometimes they just fall off during washing or i can carefully pick them out with a tweezer. Pretty knarly! Doing my best to stay hydrated, rested and on top of my nutrition. Mood is stable, that's just self discipline right there. No out of the ordinary body aches or joint pains.  2 nose bleeds (its d
 

Week 2

Making sure to stay on top of moisturizing, hydrating and eating enough vegetables while I'm on this treatment plan. I'm 2 weeks in with my isotretinoin now. Still feel like I'm having more cysts come to the surface, a little less than the last week. Just gotta keep chugging along.    I use cetaphil gentle wash and  it's moisturizer.  I feel it makes me red, I wonder if there are other products that are accutane friendly that doesn't cause this redness...
 

Week 1

Week 1 recap:   So yeah, it's near the end of week 1 and I FLARED up. Basically all around my beard region, edges around my upper lip, chin. Feels like shit. No breakouts else where, pretty much exclusively around my mouth.     Lips aren't unusually dry. No systemic sides. I do feel like my back is clearing up significantly, but also because of recently moving out of Florida and being back in cold and dry NY.    Overall feeling today is meh. I start job Orientation
Day 1 (13 years of breaking out) 23 y.o. Asian male

Day 1 (13 years of breaking out) 23 y.o. Asian male

Basic Intro for my self: I'm 23 y.o. Chinese American. I just finished my 5 years of undergrad (Bachelor degrees in Biomed Science and Nursing). I'll be working as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Upstate NY.  Started breaking out in my early teens age 11-17 (sort of managed it with OTC products... proactice... neutrogena... st. Ives.... clean & clear)  Age. 17 my breakouts got significantly worse, more into the moderate severe spectrum. Started on derm perscribed antibioti
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