Well I am on month 3 of accutane for the 2nd time..
I took 40mg the first month and it cleared me up. It was amazing and I was so happy I didn't have much of an initial breakout.
I took 40mg again the 2nd month because there was some problems with my insurance otherwise I would have been on 60mg.
I went to my derm on Monday and I can now get 60mg..just waiting for the pharmacy to call me.
My skin is clear again and throughout these past few months I just got a couple of really small blemishes, nothing big.
My main problems now is that my skin gets red easily and the inside of my nose is dry. Sometimes it even hurts. I have just been washing my face with cooler water and using aquaphor inside my nose, weird I know, but it works. I only do that overnight though..
So yeah I titled this sexy because my skin is quite sexy right now with aquaphor all over it lol. I have been doing it the past few days because I like the glowy look and it's been working for my skin.
Good luck to everyone else.
Okay well I officially have mild acne. For this past 2-3 weeks my skin has just been breaking out again(no more one or two small pimples)..
So right now I have a few on each cheek and the sides of my face. It doesn't look too horrible but since my skin had been clear for so long after accutane, it really just depressed my yesterday.
Yesterday was my derm. appt. and we talked and talkedetc. I didn't want to use any topicals or antibiotic again bcs I have used all of them and they never worked for me. So after discussing I agreed and decided to start accutane again. I was prescribed two topicals (one to spread all over my face basically and one just for cyst) until I receive accutane which takes a month. And so I took my first pregnancy test at the office and yeah... I am back at square one again. Except this time my acne isn't like last time. IFFFFFFF these topicals clear me up I won't start accutane again. They started the process and whatnot with Ipledge and my insurance to get accutane so I don't have to wait longer. I seriously doubt these topicals will work for me.. I mean I hope they do but idk. I am picking them up tomorrow.
I'm glad my acne didn't return like how it was before but I just really hope things work out for me. I am trying to be positive and just content..so yeah. I remember when I finished accutane I wrote about how people should be happy and content with or without acne..so I would be a hypocrite and a fool to sit here and just be sad bcs of some pimples. I hope my skin does clear up because everyone, including myself, deserves clear skin and just some more confidence.
Anyways oh yeah!
I also bought my facewash again..err I forgot the name..it's on a previous post. Otherwise I have just been using cetaphil morning and night. I REALLY NEED TO DRINK MORE WATER. I think that's another reason why my skin is djsknsjhgg...
Okay well my skin was doing great. It was just sometimes when I would get a small pimple. Idk why lately I have been getting small whiteheads and just idk I am so sad right now. I don't want to complain but should I go on accutane again? I really don't know what to do. Idk how to describe my skin at the moment.
I can not believe it's been 5 months... My skin is still clear. I have broken out SOMETIMES..and as I said last time it's like two or three small pimples. It's usually before my period when I get it. I remember it was one time when I felt my skin was really going upside down but that was because I didn't sleep well or drink water at all. But now everything is fine. I don't have a lot of marks and I never got clarisonic. I still want it, but I forgot all about it.
I've only been using cetaphil still and sunscreen everyday. I finished the vanscreen sunscreen my derm gave me, so I've just been using aveeno. I really don't want to use a lot on my skin and just using cetaphil morning and night keeps my skin clear. The glycolic wash she gave me I finished also, but I plan to buy it again to prevent break outs.
What else...I'm still using garnier triple nutrition for my hair.. and olive oil sometimes.. I'm planning on getting something else though, my hair is still pretty dry, unless I condition.
My body&lips are not dry at all. I still wear lotion and chapstick and whatnot on my skin and lips.
But yeah...over all my skin is GOOD.
I saw some new blogs where it's the first week or 2nd month of their accutane trial and I just smiled remembering those days of mine. It really is an experience and I hope everyone of your skins are clear.
Good luck and keep strong.
My skin is clear-ER. I didn't get clarisonic yet. The marks on my face have 90% faded away by itself. I am using this papaya soap, "Likas", and it has helped a lot with the marks. My hair is finally not as dry and actually starting to get soft again. I have been using Garnier Fructis triple nutrition fortifying cream conditioner. My skin really isn't dry at all and my lips are normal. All together everything has been great and I am beyond thankful.
Oh yeah; SOOMMMEEETIIIMMMES I have gotten a really small pimple but it goes away in 1 or 2 days. It's usually on my nose or by my cheek. You can barely even see it.
AHHH THANK YOU ACCUTANE!!!
I will continue to update.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL !
WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SO EXPENSIVE!!!
ahhh, I want it soooo badly!
I want to maintain the clarity on my skin and I have read so many reviews on how it helps for scars and I am so fsibsdggd to buy it!! ... I hope my sister or mom gets it for me, I mean I know it is 200$$..but it lasts a long time so its worth it..
I will make a new post when I finally do get it .. ahh i hope soon. I'm such a skin freek now.
I can't believe its been a month already; a month and 7 days to be exact.
My skin still looks good, but the oiliness on my nose has come back. It's not at all like how it used to be though. Just by the end of the day I get a slight oiliness.
Maybe it's just my eyes but, i feel like on my lower cheek/jawline I'm getting acne under my skin. But i guess its just marks, it just looks weird to me.
Other people tell me there is absolutely nothing on my skin, so I guess I'm just crazy now.
Since my skin is clear now i guess it is normal to freak out if a small pimple comes. I haven't broken out. THANK GOD. but, I have 2 tiny blemishes by my jawline. I still have marks, they've cleared up alot from before.
Altogether, my skin looks fine.
I'm really interested in getting clarisonic for my marks. I do like the glow on my skin now after accutane. I am also considering going for a second round of accutane, just bcs I am still scared of my acne coming back. I HOOOOOOOPE NOT.
The only problem I have now is my dryyyy hair...=(...
Can someone please tell me what they used that helped.. I'd really appreciate it!!=))
ahh, that's all for now..
I AM DONE!
I AM DONE!
I AM DONE!
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I AM DONE!
well i was 2 days ago, i cant beleive it. words cannot express my joy and happiness because my wish came true. waking up in the morning just washing my face and not worrying about anything. i dont wanna jinx myself. i hope it stays this way. i love this medication like i love my mom. i am just really happy..and i just dont beleive it.
time goes by fast. i wish all of you luck and hope that your skin becomes as clear as mine one day.
i will continue updating months after to let you guys know whats happening.
w o w i am so amazed that i went through 6 months.
I'm pretty sad im finishing actually. I just feel weird having the the thought that in a couple of days i wont be taking any meds.. after like suchh a long time. Like every day im gunna say" ooh i have to take my med now" but then ill say. " oh nvm"
its a happy thought. but weird.
anyways, i really love this new facewash. and i tried out the topical last night. no irritations. yay.
okay so my insuranse will not cover my relapse that my doc. wanted from 60 mg(this month 6) to 40mg to 20mg. It will only cover if in 3 mo. my acne returns...ugh how stupid!
well all of my acne is goneeeeeeee!! i just cant beleive it. i really have no emotion..idk, i just thought that after accutane and my skin would be clear i would the most happpiest person in the whole world. and of course i am REALLLYYY happy, but im sad that i wasnt happy before. I HOPE ALOT OF PEOPLE READ THIS. You guys, acne or not...the day will still be, and we must accept stuff about ourselves, make negative positive, and be content. i know its really hard living with acne..going out in public..wondering what people think of you..etc, it just gets realy tough and i am someone who would understand. i had acne since 4th grade on and off..mostly on. now im finishing jr. year. the point is, the world will always be tough. we just have to be tougher than it. trying to shrug off all the mean people, and making everything the best for ourselves. i really hope my acne doesnt return when i am done,.. if it does, i know i can get accutane again.. but i just want to be free of medicine and stuff for once in my life.. but its okay , she gave me a:
Glycolix Gly-SAL 2-2 wash.. it contains salicylic acid and glycolic acid.
Duac topical gel
To maintain my clarity & not to break out. WHICH I HOPE I HOPE I DONNTT ='(..
I am just very thankful right now, alot of people have told me my skin is wonderful and etc now. Im just a bad critic of myself. Iv always had low self esteem and iv always thought very low of myself. But i have always known i have allllottttt of potential. which i am now going to apply to my life. so yah, i know some of you are reading this and saying.." yah its easy to say just be happy &stuff especially now that your skin is clear.. but its still really hard with acne." i totally understand and im sorry if its getting anyone mad because alot of people used to tell me that. but one day when your skin is clear you will realise just like me...
but anyways, i hope this wash and topical works. &in my head im just going to think that i will not break out, im not going to stress, im going to continue living a healthy life, getting sleep, and all will be well. '!
i wish everyone else luck =)
im not a steady updater, so sorry if any of you were wanting to hear whats been happening.
my dryness towards everything realy went away.. like everything is totally normal now.
i think the really big effect i got on accutane was just tiredness. right now im so tired even though i slept so much today and had my had down in like every class. idk whats wrong with me, but i guess its just because its the end of the school year and i just want it to be doneee. ugh.
i will update again talking abt my new wash routine and accutane after im done..
ok sooo im not a 5mo. person. my derm said that ill continue to be on 60 mg this month since i still break out sometimes. and i do, like in a week ill get a pimple, and it'll go away..and yah. then same thing the next week. soooooo hopefully this month ill stop the small breakout and then i will
decrease back to 40 and then 20 and then ill be done..=)
i dont mind still taking the meds, as long as in the end im 100% clear.
i dont mind getting one ore two pimples OCCASIONALLY either after completing the accutane course, i am so thankful to the clarity of my skin right now.
my skin is actually very soft now..without lotion it will look just kindof stiff and dry.
my hair is more dry than anything.
i am just extremely thankful. my skin hasn't looked this good in a LONG time..
but ohya.. this is my sucky part. i missed my 7day window due to all this jfdvjvgsv with receiving my comprehension questions online late..and my insurance needing another prior authorization for some reason. so i have to wait until tomorrow to talk to my doc to get another preg. test to get a new 7day window..
rawr., i havnt took the meds for 4 days now..i hope i get it by Wednesday or Thursday this week.
im not going to stress though.......hopefully i do not break out..=/
IM SOOOOOO EXCITED FOR SPRING BREAK!!!!
JUST 3 MORE DAYS!!
like i just cannot FOCUS!! I DO NOT BLAME ACCUTANE!
im just sick of school and i dont want to complain .
but i am a failure...
but now im not. ugh. gosh...umm UPDATE:
skin-good... i tan easily now. im starting the sunscreen everyday now.. before i wouldn't because there was no sun orrr i would hide from it..literally..and now since my skin is clearerrrr i like being outdoors in the brightness..BIG CHANGE. whenever it was almost spring i would get VERY VERY depressed...like seriously.. now im all jolly and i love it..hehe
what else........i NEED NEED NEED TO DRINK MORE WATER..........!
the days go by so fast i always feel rushed. i think im just going crazy with too much on my mind.
im going to slow my role and breathe..................................
i took the day off from school,
i just got a greattt workout.
the weather is gorgeous,
my skins doing great...
BUT THERES A CHANGE.
THIS will not be my last month,.,
after month 5 on 60 mg, im going to go back down to 40..and then 20.. bcs i still break out sometimes and my derm said i should take it until i am completely clear. so far i have like noooo
acne. just marks. which i am going to get rid of ... give it a month.
school is really pissing me off.
im going to the gym right now to blow off steam.
sitting in the sauna feels good.
i feel really tired these days.
im so happy tomorrow is friday.
i have 10 more pills before i start my last month!
i hope my marks fade away by then.
your really going to forget what day your on near the end of the course and plus when your skin is cleared up u dont even care anymore.
but ya im on day 14 or 15 on month 4
all my acne has cleared up. its just the marks that still make me feel like i have acne. i think i have like maybe 2 pimples right now. i just feel blotchy..
i need to buy some good lotion to calm redness and just use the Hydroquinone. i think i shall go buy some right now because i am out of lotion and i am in neeeeeed.
well right now im eating macoroni and cheese and a burrito. from trader joes-organic-delicious..
if i used to eat anything cheesy or like .jdxzvhjddvg i would break out. now i dont. so im happy right now. wanted to post this up. oh ya if i ate chocolate too. they say that kind of stuff doesnt cause acne, but it did for me. maybe i just thought abt it too much. idk, but im really full now. hehe.
i cannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnot believe im already on month 4! so if any of you are iffy abt accutane about the long 5 months............... its goes by preettyy dang fast.haha.
ok anyways, my skins looking like never before.i just have marks now (jawline area where i had alot of acne) and the corners of my forehead..i asked if i could use the Hydroquinone cream at my appt, and she said its fine and to only use it at night. It seems to be working so far..
im still on 40 mg, washing with cetaphil, using eucerin lotion, and aquaphor for lips.
all i have to do is be patient for these marks to fade away....and next month (on my LAST month) i will be on 60 mg. And by then im pretyy confident that my skin will be flawless..hopefully
iv been alot happier waking up for school in the morning and just washing my face and applying lotion without worrying abt how my acne looks.
i was still confident and strong with acne, but i was always still blegh/down/idontwannabehere feeling.
i just hope my marks fade away and my acne doesnt come back.
i dont know what else to say..if anyone has questions, feel free to ask..
well mygosh i haven't been here in a while... i did end up getting my prescription from my last post 4 days late. but its ok..
things are going great
i am really happy, i am not breaking out like i used to..sometimes i still get a pimple, but then it goes away... so for i would say my skin is 75 percent clearer..the 25 percent is just that my skin is dry looking and tired without lotion , and i have marks..which i hope fade away..i have this cream for marks my doctor gave me before i was on accutane, idk if i should use it..i'll ask on my next derm appt. which is on the 14th.. time flys.
oh yah, the rest of my body has gotten very dry.. i dont really like putting lotion on all the time, i usually do it after i shower..but i really need to start doing it like 3x a day.
i haven't experienced much side effects besides dry skin, my lips aren't horrific..
i really love how my skin isn't oily like it used to be. today i was sitting and just thinking about how my skin used to look, and all the things i tried.. i'm so thankful for accutane. it has really helped alot, and i hope my skin turns out totally clear by the time i'm done.
i hope everyone else is doing well too, and or does start to.
and i want to let everone know who has struggled with acne that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is just the patience and faith that will get you the light. with or without acne, we are all beautiful, in ways we do not know.
thats all for now.
so on the 16th when i wrote my story, afterwards i thought i would go to my pharmacy and pick up my prescription for my month 3. 40mg..
apparently, my doctor had to do another prior authorization so that my insurance would cover my
accutane, since she did it last time for my 20mg, she had to do it again for my 40mg,
obviously her & I didnt know. so yah. its sucks.
it is tuesday now, I finally got the chance to talk to them today since their office was closed yesterday bcs of MLKJ &my prescription refill expires tomorrow at 11:59 pm.
I got off the phone with them earlier, they said they will send the prior auth. again and then
it depends on when they do the approval and blah blah blah. i just hope hope HOPE its all done by
tommorow. because it would reallly suck if i have to get another prescription and be locked for
19 days? or idk. that whole locking thing confuses me, ugh. wtv.
but ya. i havnt tooken a pill for 3 days now. my skin hasnt got worse or anything. i know the medicine is still in my body. i just pray and hope i get it tomorrow =(