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After Accutane - 1.5 Years Later And It's Coming Back!

I thought I'd post that I'm unfortunately not acne free like I was last time I posted on here. It's been around one year and 6 months since I finished my Accutane treatment. I would say the past 9 months I've had off and on acne, but within the past 3 months it's been getting progressively worse. This might have to do with me being in a stressful college setting, but I'm not sure. Anyways, I don't plan on going back on Acctane, I don't have the time for doctor appointments and blood work, or mon

Lindsey2589

Lindsey2589

10/28/11

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10/29/11

 

LAST DAY OF ACCUTANE • 5 1/2 months

YAHHHH! Tonight I swallowed my last dang orange pill. Feels awesome to be done. I remember taking my first pill on November 1st 2009, thinking I had such a long road ahead of me, but time flew by, it really did. This time my skin wasn't getting worse like when using other products, it was only getting better, one week at a time. I'd do it again! I am SO happy with my skin now, all I need is a little make-up and I'm out the door. I know it's annoying to hear that when you are

Lindsey2589

Lindsey2589

04/15/10

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04/16/10

 

Day 136 - Accutane (4.5 months)

oooo-k. So I am getting a little frustrated. If you saw my gallery, you can see that I am on 4.5 months on Accutane and I still have acne and scars. This sucks. My derma said if my face looks good to me by Easter, I can just cancel my April 5th appointment that would get me another months supply and I would be DONE DONE AND DONE. I'm not sure what to do. It'll cost me another 160 bucks to do another month, but maybe it would be worth it? Does acne continue to get better once your off the med

Lindsey2589

Lindsey2589

03/17/10

 

Day 128 - Accutane

Off and on this week I keep getting a red rash on the top of my hands and wrists. I did some research about it, and it's an Accutane-induced eczema. Apparently it's common, so if you experience this, it's fine. I got some Eucerine Hand Lotion (WORKS SO GOOD)! also when it gets bad I read to avoid warm/hot water, because it just makes it worse and stings...which is veryyy true. THIS WEEK: Lips super dry - not cool. Lower back pain pretty bad- not cool. Face broke out a little thi

Lindsey2589

Lindsey2589

03/09/10

 

4th Month (Day 121) - Accutane

TODAY IS MY 4 MONTH ANNIVERSARY WITH ACCUTANE!! HA. I went and got my two viles of blood drawn this morning (prego test and liver/health test) and got my prescription right after. I am going to go get it filled tomorrow! Still taking 80 mg a day (one 40 mg with breakfast/one 40 mg before bed). My Derma said that he thought this 5th month would be my final month, but this morning when he looked at my face he said, probably two more months, so I'd be done April 30th. ahhhhh, I can't wait

Lindsey2589

Lindsey2589

03/02/10

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03/02/10

 

Day 116 - Accutane

I didn't have any active acne this morning. ahhhh life is GOOD!!!!!!!!!! I think my skin is starting to improve and I can tell that bumping up my dosage up for 80 mg per day really did the trick, I will stick with it all the way through next month as well, I can't wait to see where I'm at a month from now. No news really, besides my lips have been REALLY dry this week other than that, my skin is improving significantly every day. ABOUT MY SCARS AND RED MARKS: I am still looking for goo

Lindsey2589

Lindsey2589

02/25/10

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02/25/10

 

Day 108 - accutane

Well, it's been 3 and half months now, since I started Accutane November 1st 2009. my Dermo has me up to TWO 40 mg pills a day. I recently moved (AGAIN) and had to switch my pills from Ammnestene to Claravis. Even though for the first 2 months I was on Claravis, I didn't want to keep swapping my pills around. Since I started Claravis 15 days ago, my skin is getting bad again. I am so frustrated because at this point in the whole 'accutane process' my skin should be only getting better, n

Lindsey2589

Lindsey2589

02/16/10

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02/17/10

 

Day 95 - Accutane

So I am finally into my fourth month of Accutane, it's hard to believe how fast time has gone. This morning my face looked really good, only about 2 hurting pimples and the rest of the marks are just scars and no active acne, 2 zitz!!! I can live with that!! I am just waiting patiently for these horrible red marks to fade. I had a derma visit 2 days ago and he upped my dosage to 40 mg in the morning and 40 mg at night. I am on Ammnestene, but have a feeling my medicine will be changing Y

Lindsey2589

Lindsey2589

02/03/10

 

Day 89 - Accutane

My face is still progressively, getting better. I wanted to note that I mixed PONDS day skin creme (blue/white jar) with Acne.org's Jojoba oil. I put A LOT together before I went to bed the past two nights and when I wake up my face looks so good from all the hydrating things. Both don't clog pores so there is nothing to worry about either. I wouldn't say BOTH are necessary together but I found that VERY GENEROUSLY apply hydrating lotions and such really makes a difference when you wake

Lindsey2589

Lindsey2589

01/29/10

 

Day 85 - Accutane

Well, it has been over 2 months and 24 days, so almost 3 months on Accutane. Surprisingly, my skin is not as great as I thought it would be by this point. I have a cluster of acne of my right cheek and still many deep ones along my jaw line, and a couple of my forehead. On my left cheek there is no acne, and it's the first time that I can actually swipe my hand across by cheek and feel semi-smoothness with no acne, just many scars. My skin has for sure improved, but there is so much scaring, I h

Lindsey2589

Lindsey2589

01/25/10

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01/25/10

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