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Day 43 Horrifying news

- Accutane day 43 on 20 mg going on 10 mg - No new acne. - Dry, red and flakking skin. Received some horrifying news today at my derms' office; my derm is putting me on 10 mg beginning from tomorrow. I couldn't convince her to let me stay on 20 mg. I even began over the 120 mg per kilo you need in order to minimize acne to come back, she said and I quote "Ã am the specialist and I know what is good for you and we are going to experiment". Thus, she wants to experiment with my dosage a

Karen L.

Karen L.

03/03/10

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03/06/10

 

Day 33 New me due to accutane?

- Accutane day 33 on 20 mg. - No new acne. - Dry and flakking skin. Already a month on accutane! I remember my IB ,what a horrible week and a half I had. I even considered stopping my accutane course during those days, I'm so glad I didn't. Since my 20th day on accutane I had acne freeeeee skin, just red marks from my IB. I haven't had new acne for 13 days and when I apply make-up you can't see a thing. I'm quite a shy person, polite to others but shy. I do see a slight difference

Karen L.

Karen L.

02/23/10

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02/24/10

 

Day 29 I heart accutane

- Accutane day 29 on 20 mg. - NO NEW ACNE, I'm loving accutane. - Dry skin. Day 29!! Almost a month on accutane, my skin has changed extremely to when I first started. I don't mind waking up anymore; the dreadful feeling of seeing my face in the morning is gone. When I'm home I don't mind wearing no make-up in front of my boyfriend. He even told me I was looking radiant. Still wearing make-up when I go to work, school and when I meet my friends. But mostly to cover up my red marks.

Karen L.

Karen L.

02/19/10

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02/20/10

 

Day 27 Obsessed with accutane?

- Accutane day 27 on 20 mg. - NO NEW ACNE. - Very dry skin. Last Sunday my skin was looking great under my layers of make-up; concealer, foundation and a touch of powder. I have never worn moisturizing cream under my make-up, due to my already oily skin. Nowadays I think I will just have to, my skin is so dry. I’ve been putting moisturizing cream on my face more than three times a day, yet it doesn't help. I'm not going to scrub but what to do? Tomorrow I have to meet potential new cl

Karen L.

Karen L.

02/17/10

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02/19/10

 

Day 25

- Accutane day 25 on 20 mg. - NO NEW ACNE. - No real side effects apart from dry lips. Woke up today and was absolutely genuinely happy. I had a great night out with my best friend during the crazy but oh so fun carnaval. In addition to having just good old fun, I felt good about my appearance…finally. Before going to my friends house, I made sure to take plenty of time on my make-up. Concealer.? Check. Foundation.? Check. Powder.? Check. I looked at my reflection in the mirr

Karen L.

Karen L.

02/15/10

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02/16/10

 

Day 24 also known as Valentine's Day

- Accutane day 24 on 20 mg. - NO NEW ACNE, wait maybe I'm feeling a little bump under my skin. - No real side effects apart from dry lips. Yesterday went out to see my friends and had the best time in weeks. Didn't realize I was missing so much of the 'real world' until I saw them again. They all had brilliant stories and updates about what they'd been doing, and I was noticeably quiet. Didn't matter though I was enjoying the gossip. However, I didn't have the guts to tell them ab

Karen L.

Karen L.

02/14/10

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02/19/10

 

Day 22 Socializing

- Accutane day 22 on 20 mg. - NO NEW ACNE - No real side effects apart from dry lips. Ready to socialize again. This week I had my exams and didn't leave the house, pretty much stayed home all week to study. The week before I had my massive IB and also stayed in as much as I could. However this weekend I really want to get out of the house and be social again. Planning to see my friends again, don't know what to tell them; they have been concerned about not seeing me. I don't feel lik

Karen L.

Karen L.

02/12/10

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02/14/10

 

Day 21 Heavenly news

- Accutane day 21 on 20 mg. - NO NEW ACNE still got two whiteheads though. - No real side effects apart from dry lips. Day 21 on accutane. My face looks 100 times better than last week when I was having my IB. I couldn't have imagined my face would heal so fast. Don't get me wrong I am loving it, however it does make me worry, if my face looks good now how will it look next week? Anyway have to stay positive and enjoy this moment. A few days ago I called my derm's office in need

Karen L.

Karen L.

02/11/10

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02/12/10

 

Day 20 Having a good day, finally!

- Accutane day 20 on 20 mg. - No new acne, 2 cysts from a couple of days ago. . - No real side effects apart from dry lips. I have encountered the strangest but most beautiful thing when looking in a magnifying mirror, normally something I would never ever do. Absolutely horrifying those magnifying mirrors yet I did and, the pores on my skin are shrinking!! They are so so tiny it's just stunning news for me You can see on my picture that my skin was oily, well that's history too. I ha

Karen L.

Karen L.

02/10/10

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02/11/10

 

Day 19

- Accutane day 19 on 20 mg. - No new acne, 3 cysts from a couple of days ago. . - No real side effects apart from dry lips. Every morning when I wake up, I lay in bed hoping that when I take a look in the mirror my face miraculously is acne free. It takes me ages to get out of bed and actually wash my face in the morning, because I'm too frightful of what I might see . This morning when washing my face I noticed that my skin is very very smooth on my cheeks and forehead, these are

Karen L.

Karen L.

02/09/10

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02/10/10

 

Day 18 IB at its end?

- Accutane day 18th on 20 mg. - My IB is at its end (I hope); no new ones, 3 cysts from 2 days ago. - No real side effects apart from dry lips, very manageable with good old vaseline. Maybe wishful thinking, but I think my IB is at its end. I woke up today with no new ones, just 3 cysts that are actually shrinking fast. Last Saturday I was so discouraged that I didn't want to leave my parent's house and just stayed there, as well as Sunday. However today I felt I had to get some fresh

Karen L.

Karen L.

02/08/10

 

Day 17 - Does anyone have some advice?

- Accutane day 17th on 20 mg - Still having my IB; 4 cysts and 3 whiteheads - Red, burning, itchy areas (possibly due to the differin gel) It's my 17th day today, I'm actually counting down the days until my massive breakout might stop. I went to visit my parents this weekend and planning to stay here until Wednesday, when I have exams for school. I am not going outside at all!!! I just left my boyfriend all alone in our house; don't want him to see me like this I feel so sad for him,

Karen L.

Karen L.

02/07/10

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03/04/10

 

16th day on Accutane

Hi everyone, I have been reading blogs and messages posted on Acne.org for more than a month, and seriously been addicted to this site since I started my Accutane journey 16 days ago. Every day I try to find hopefull stories that cheer me up during bad breakout days, which is working! It's quite hard to imagine myself without acne, I can't even remember when I had perfect skin. Some facts; - Acne sufferer since 12 years old, I am now 22 years of age. - Due to monitoring

Karen L.

Karen L.

02/06/10

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