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almost a year later now...

STILL have scars. i went to the derm today, and he suggested laser treatment. skin care is serious stuff, man. just like with the accutane, i went to the derm thinking i could get a gel or a cream or something and all my problems would go away, but no. i needed some intense pill that causes cancer in rats. now, to make a bunch of tiny dots go away i need intense laser treatment. life is so hard anyway, i need to research it. like the accutane, it's probably not as bad as it sounds. then i will

sparkley

sparkley

03/01/11

 

now and then...

so i was looking at a picture from last october- almost a year ago- and my face was BAD. here's the story; all last summer i was on differin, and it worked pretty well. but it didnt make my face as clear as it is now. nonetheless, it was clear enough! i'd say about 90%. but i've heard differin stops working after a while, and i guess thats what happened (that or maybe i ran out and stopped using it, who knows) because i broke out really badly. i would classify it as severe acne. i would pile

sparkley

sparkley

08/22/10

 

Panama :)

the cyst is gone!!! its been gone for quite a while now. but if i run my fingers over the spot where it was, i feel a little bump there. so it's not 100% gone. and i apply clindamycin eeeeeevery dayyyyy but it hasnt gotten any smaller. you cant see it though....not at all. only feel. so it doesnt bother me that much. besides that, and a few clogged pores i think, i'm totally clear. the really pesky thing is those red marks left behind. and i'm noticing some scars. the ones that actallu look li

sparkley

sparkley

07/20/10

 

that pesky cyst...

well it's gotten smaller. not much, but still. and it's not as sore. so that's awesome! i am using clindamycin (another leftover... nothing ever worked before so i never finished them!) and it works great! i had a couple other tiny, barely noticeable pimples and they're gone now i use the clindamycin every morning, and the differin every other night. the differin dry's out my face. but mostly around my mouth so i dont put it around my mouth anymore. there's no problems there anyway so i'm

sparkley

sparkley

06/20/10

 

post-accutane...

alrighty... it's been what, a week now? technically i was supposed to be done about 20 days ago or so. but a while back they refilled my prescription (the time when i had issues at walmart) too much, so from then on i had a lot leftover al the time. That being said, i had my last blood test on wednesday. only a week after, but they expected me to be done earlier. plus the reason they made it so shortly after was because my derm is moving, so she needs to read them before she leaves. And she

sparkley

sparkley

06/18/10

 

i almost forgot!

well i never told any of my friends i was on accutane. let me restate that, i never intended to have my friends know i was taking accutane. i may have mentioned this before, but when i first decided to take it, i left the booklet out at home and my friend found it. but that's just one person, and she's my bff. plus, it wasnt so bad. not at all. and throughout the last 6 months, at least she understood my obsession with aquaphor! (actually, although i explained it to her -"my body isn't prosu

sparkley

sparkley

06/08/10

 

DONE!

I took my last pill yesterday, making the my whole accutane journey last 185 days. whew, that actually went by pretty fast. i thought it would take FOREVER since i would be so excited for the end! So, no more accutane. my last update was about 2 weeks ago? almost 3. since then, my it seemed like i was gettin more oily... the rashes from being so dry (and sort of being lazy about lotion) went away, which is weird since i was still on accutane. i thought they would have gotten even more dry... a

sparkley

sparkley

06/08/10

 

almost done!

Day 170; so i just had my last appointment. i'm pretty much done. well' i'm supposed to be, but i still have 20 pills left. soooo i'll be done next week sometime. i still got a couple zits during my last month, and in fact i have on right now... i think its more like a cyst though. but the zits went away within a couple days, hopefully this one i have right now will too, even though it appears to be a cyst... But! good news! i woke up this morning, and my skin looks so clear i'm not g

sparkley

sparkley

05/23/10

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05/24/10

 

grrrr

Day 139; ugh my face has been clear for so long, but i have two pimples. well, one is a cyst, and the other is a whitehead, they're both right next to eachother. partners in crime :/ i wonder why. i mean, my face has been doing so well! all i had to complain about was the redness! but at least it was clear! so no fair i hipe they go away SOON. and NEVER RETURN! well okay, to be honest, after i'm off accutane for a while, this would be fine. but i kinda thought this just didnt happen aft

sparkley

sparkley

04/23/10

 

back!

Day 135; so, yes, it's been a while. my computer got a virus, and after i fixed it, idk, i was just lazy about getting on my computer. so i've been to the derm since i last posted... it was a rather boring appt. she kept me on the same dose, and it's been staying the same. not much has changed... i have another appt. tomorrow, and i'm guessing it'll be the same too! she probably wont up my dose. well my skin has improved. especially my back! i wanted to wear this tank top on friday, but

sparkley

sparkley

04/18/10

 

day 91!

Day 91; wow! 9 more days will make it 100! that's pretty awesome anyway, i have been taking the two every other day.. somehwhat. i get off track sometimes, okay?! ahaha but the main thing was that lst timke they didnt completely fill my prescription because the pharmacy ran out. so i started running low, of course, and they were still out at my hospital, so i had to go to walmart. and ipledge was causing all these problems, i was just trying to complete the FIRST prescrition! jeeze, it r

sparkley

sparkley

03/06/10

 

dry dry dry

Day 72; my face is so much dryer, it's peeling! not that bad at all, but still. i'm gonna have to get a more gentle face wash i think. i never went to cetaphil because although my face was dry, it was actually okay with lotion. but with my higher dose i'm going to need it. also on the days i took the higher dose, my back hurt more! i was just walking up the stairs and it hurt! but it's alright now... i took 2 today, so tomorrow i take one... this is going to get confusing! i really need to wr

sparkley

sparkley

02/15/10

 

news!

Day 71; so i went to the derm on monday. she raised my dose but my weight is kinda on the line i guess, since they like to match the dose with your weight. i'm about 50 kg, right in between 40g and 60g. so she asked me what i wanted and i said i'd like to try a higher dose. but i only take 2 pills every other day. omg which reminds me! i took 2 pills out of the package one day, then i went to get my milk to take it with, but i only take one in the morning then the 2nd one after school. so

sparkley

sparkley

02/13/10

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02/15/10

 

day 53

Day 53; chest getting a little worse, face getting a little better, back the same... i think my back pain isnt as bad! that or I'm just getting used to it oh, lips: DRY. all week they were really chapped, but i managed to get it under control. now they're just really dry. if i dont have aquaphor on i cant smile! and i'm in band (i play clarinet) so i dont like to apply aquaphor while we play because it's just a big mess. but i kinda need to. ugh. thats just a little pet peeve of mine

sparkley

sparkley

01/27/10

 

day 48

Day 48; mkay so I"m gonna do a quickie here. my face has improved just a little. yay and my arms are like completely better! they aren't dry and itchy anymore!! oh and i think my back is better too, no more bothersome cysts or anything. back pain hasnt changed- still managable. so it's all good!

sparkley

sparkley

01/22/10

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