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T-10 Days

10 Days 1 Bubble Pack AND I'M FREE! I know that many people don't want to stop accutane because they're worried about recurrences, but I have been on this for 6 months, and I'm so so so ready to be DONE! Yes, of course I'm concerned about what may happen, but I want to be free. I want to know what it is like to NOT have perpetually chapped lips. I want to NOT have my looks, energy, mood dependent on a little red pill. 10 daaaayyyys! WOOHOO

Sarah99

Sarah99

06/12/10

 

Day 142 ( I THINK...)

100% clear. Did you hear that? 100% clear! I have been wanting to write that for so long, but another beauty pops up just as I say it. Tomorrow I may suffer for my celebration, but right now I will celebrate! At my last appointment the derm gave me a prescription for 40 mg 2X per day so that I could do 2 months at 40 mg without having to go back---I'm glad, it saved me a lot of money...well $30, but still every bit counts I'm so happy. I finished the semester stro

Sarah99

Sarah99

05/14/10

 

Day 100 You are Here!

Wow Day 100, can't believe it! So that puts me on week 14. The derm predicted 6 months for me so lets see...80 more days? More than half-way there! Seems like a long way to go, but these 100 days have been fast enough! And GUESS WHAT!? I haven't broken out in over a week--that is a record my friends! I am not 100% clear, due to those stubborn patches that I have mentioned before (between eyebrows and near ear on each jawbone) but no new pimples makes me happy and even the stubb

Sarah99

Sarah99

03/28/10

 

Day 87 Pros and Cons

Everyone is returning to campus from spring break today. One friend commented, "Your face is so clear, your red marks are nearly gone and you are just glowing!" Later, another friend (who isn't aware of my accutane) said, "ARE YOU OKAY! Your eyes are so red!" I sheepishly replied that they were dry... Such is this journey--clear skin. But red eyes, thin brittle hair, etc etc etc. My results are so encouraging, but to tell the truth I don't think that I would put myself through

Sarah99

Sarah99

03/15/10

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03/18/10

 

Day 63

So my derm is giving me the "go ahead" to stop birth control based on my commitment to abstinence. Even though this is what I wanted, it does make me slightly nervous, and I know that my body is going to take a while to readjust so I may be a bit off for a while. My skin is relieved to be back on accutane I think, and so am I. On a different note, Shaun White = amazing! I LOVE snowboarding! Can't wait to go home and be back on the mountain in a couple of weeks!

Sarah99

Sarah99

02/18/10

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02/19/10

 

When nothing goes as planned...Day 62

There have been a few bumps in the road since my last thoroughly optimistic post. I'll try not to be a debbie downer, pinkie swear. So after my appointment on Friday I had iPledge problems as usual--it never accepts my login on the first try and then locks me out. The doctor got pissed at me after and briskly ushered me out of the examination room. After getting that figured out, I called the pharmacy to see if my prescription was ready and they said I didn't have insurance and

Sarah99

Sarah99

02/17/10

 

The Beauty of Optimism

Again I am in an interim. Yesterday was day 60 and hopefully tomorrow will be day 61 when I get my prescription! I was going to start this post off on a negative note about how frustrated I am with ipledge and doctors, but then I read some negative blogs and I decided I wanted to be positive :D So i'll focus on the good things: Perfect Blood Tests again Another month of 40 mg...they wanted to boost me, but I expressed my concerns about hair thinning etc so they decided to kee

Sarah99

Sarah99

02/13/10

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02/13/10

 

Day 60 Ups and Downs

Well I finished month 2 today and go back to the derm tomorrow! I had my blood test this morning, so I'm praying that everything is good again!!! So where to start...I have just been tired and down in the dumps the past week. I'm feeling so much better today though--and it was sunny! Sunshine in Rochester NY is something that should make any person, vitamin D deficient or not, smile. I've had a few new breakouts and my scarring looks terrible. I know I know in my last thoroughl

Sarah99

Sarah99

02/11/10

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02/13/10

 

Day 53: LIFE IS SOOOOOOOO GOOD! Oh so good!

my skin feels like silk. smooth soft silky. I am now about 90% clear with only 7 actives (since when can I count pimples using only my 10 fingers) I have 1 active between my eyebrows that is stubborn but going down. 1 or 2 under each ear (not visible thank god) and another couple on my cheek. I just got out of the shower and my face looks rosy and clear. My fellow accutane sufferers, you may be wondering how my skin can be anything but dry and taut at this p

Sarah99

Sarah99

02/04/10

 

Day 45: And once more I allow boy complications in my life...

So my skin is looking all right...still some actives along jawline and on forehead, but SO much better than before! Now for the topic above. I guess this journey does not have to be just about my skin but my everyday interactions. At the end of october my boyfriend of 1 1/2 years and I broke up...It was emotionally rough and that is when I started breaking out again pretty badly. For the past 4 months I just haven't felt anything for any guys. Just no interest. It took me until a

Sarah99

Sarah99

01/28/10

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