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My 5 months on Accutane

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last weeks on accutane

Well, for the first time in about 3 years i can finally say, im CLEAR<33 it feels so good! my skin is smooth and the scars are starting to diminish. im almost done on 50 mg and when i finish my dermo is putting me on retin a to keep peeling away my scars. im only going to be doing it every other day so i shouldnt get red or anything but im hoping that it will keep the acne away! thats my biggest fear right now..that it all comes back. but lets hope not! i dont have much else to say except im soooo happy! i am ready for my dry eyes and lips to regain their moisture back though! currently i have bloodshot eyes from beign so dry good luck to everyone else that is on accutane! it DOES get better! i came back to school and i didnt want to hide my face and i wasnt embarrased to look people in the eye..its great! thank you accutane!!! ♥ LU

sweetstuf15

sweetstuf15

09/28/2010

 

Month 4 on accutane

Well, i got back from camp! in one months time, things have improved GREATLY. I am pretty sure i dont have one active pimple on my face..!! I just have scars everywhere that looks like i have 70 active pimples.. I just got scar gel from my dermo and its supposed to work great for redness and everything so wish me luck! only like a month until school and i really want my skin better (: it is so great when i wash my face-its all smoothness, no bumps and no hurting! AHH I LOVE ACCUTANE anyways, because of my low dosage i am going on it for 6 months instead of 5 so i will be done in about 3 months. Side Effects: drrrrryyy eyes and dry lips, some back pain in the morning if anyone is discouraged about not getting better on accutane, give it time! trust me, it will work and it will work good ♥ LU

sweetstuf15

sweetstuf15

07/15/2010

 

not bad, not good either (day 67)

Hey acne.org! Well, like the title everythings sorta so-so. When my dermo popped some a couple weeks ago, that really was the beginning of clearing my forehead. It has gotten much better, its just scars now! I think the worst is over ( thank you Lord) and i'll start seeing more improvement. My cheeks have been the same breakouts since day one! Honestly nothings changed since. :/ Im going to camp soon and i wont be back for a month so i should have HUGE improvements! i cant wait to see the difference! i know the 2nd month is the worse (and trust me, it was) but now ive started month 3 and i think thats when you start seeing the great things of accutane . I recently went to the beach and my skin got so much better! and then of couse, i got home and it went back to its normal state..lol SOOO i decided to try a salt water "imitation" its actually working quite nice! it keeps my breakouts down and dries some up. i also want to try lemon for lightening scars. keep your head up everyone! ♥ Lu

sweetstuf15

sweetstuf15

06/10/2010

 

whats going on..? (day 57)

Sorry, i haven't written an entry in like 20 days! Well, theres a lot thats happened. First of all, after my cortisone pill (that didnt work) she started to question what was going on. So, she asked if i was using anything abrasive or harsh. Well, i said i was using a clarisonic. HOLY COW..that didn't make her happy! Apparently that just spreads bacteria and makes it so much worse! Thats why at day 57 im still not even clearing up mildly. :/ Anywho, she said it was a bacterial problem, (thats why i had huge whiteheads) and that i was going on an antibiotic and an antibacterial cream and i would go off accutane for a week. coooool... when she told me i was basically doing everything wrong, i just sat there and cried. and after that, she had to poke a couple really sore ones with a needle and send it off to the lab to see what was going on..omg, i felt like some sort of animal being tested on! so i thought, this was fine, it was all going to get better from there. NOPE! i come back a week after, and nothing changed. she brought in the head dermo and he just looked at me confused and said this doesnt normally happen. (im a unique case i guess, lol) but he put me back on accutane thankfully but he did say he was going to "fix" me up. so i go into another room and i lay on a doctor table and he puts gloves on and i got a little scared! in like 3 seconds, he tore through the big guys on my face and put cortisone cream on them..wowwww! that really cleared them up! i got home like 30 minutes later (looked like i was shot because i had dried blood everywhere and gooey stuff all over) and i had normal skin color!! it was crazzy! i havent seen normal skin color in like a year ! so that was good, and lasted for about a week..and its pretty much stayed the same. yesterday i just got like 4 huge ones. including 2 in the middle of my eyebrows! thats always good:/ thankfully, im off of school for the summer and i dont have to go in today. ) sorry this is so long! i feel like i had to catch up though! if anyone else is having the same troubles as me please comment! i feel like i have some idiot skin that doesn't respond to any medicine! its really frustrating because i look at blogs of people around 50 days (almost month 3!) and they're seeing improvement and clearing wish me luck! its really hard to keep on keeping on, but i gotta keep my head up! i know it will get better, i just need patience (: thanks for reading ♥ Lu

sweetstuf15

sweetstuf15

06/01/2010

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06/03/2010

 

hangin in there (day 38)

things aren't good..at all. i went in to my dermatologist about a week and a half ago for my monthly checkup and she was not happy. it had gotten worse and she didnt like that so i was prescribed some cortisone pill and aczone topical gel ON TOP OF accutane..uh! i dont get it:( so i was a little bummed, but within a couple of days it started getting better. then, as usual, it stopped working and its right back to the bad stage it was in. i atleast dont have a dry skin beard like i did haha but now instead its getting a little oilier..? its like my body is rejecting the medicine! im realy confused because i thought it was supposed to get worse before it got better but then my dermo was upset that it got worse so idk whats going on..anyways, life is pretty normal, i hate my face and never wanna show it but im hanging in there on a lighter note, school is almost out! YAY i cannot wait! but unfortunately i cant go to the beach and tan like everyone else because i will burn! everythings fine though, i burn easily anyway! well, thank you for reading! ♥ Lu

sweetstuf15

sweetstuf15

05/12/2010

 

day 15..not doin good

I hardly have words to say. i am so discouraged! my acne is just absolutely disgusting and to make things better, i have like a dry skin beard! its flaky and nasty all over.. my friend wanted me to go to the movies tonight and i said no because i just can't go out like this. i could hardly make it through school, i just wanna cry. i get new pimples every day, new blackheads, new pustules, and that gross stuff..NEW EVERY DAY! i dont get it! i guess thats why im discouraged, because i just think, how can this get better? thank goodness school is getting out soon and i can keep my disgusting face to myself! i can't wait for next year though, new face, new confidence, maybe i'll start acting like a normal highschooler and go out on the weekends:) well, it is very hard to go through this, but my hope is in the Lord. He is my strength every day, he gives me the perseverance to keep pushing:) i found the perfect Bible verse last night too! its Romans 8:25 - But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. meaning, im hoping for the wonderful end result of accutane (that i dont have yet) and while its excrutiatingly hard, i wait for it patiently:) The Lord is good! ♥Lu

sweetstuf15

sweetstuf15

04/19/2010

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09/30/2010

 

well, accutane is drying me out (6th day)

Hey:) So, i just took my 6th pill! Yesterday, my skin started drying out around my mouth and nose. Today, it only got worse. I apply lotion and it just absorbs it and gets dry again.. Tonight i'm putting aquaphor around my nose to alleviate the itching and pain. I had more whiteheads today, hopefully accutanes pushing them all out. Nothing else besides that. Well, thanks for reading! ♥ Lu

sweetstuf15

sweetstuf15

04/10/2010

 

..starting to react to accutane (4th day)

Hello! Well..my lips are dry. and they hurt. and the crazy thing is, yesterday was only my 3rd pill! Whatever, aquaphor is freaking amazing! I applied it in the morning and was good till last class! My face is...well, running the world's oil supply. No help in that yet, but i don't expect it to, its only the 4th day today! I don't know if i'm out of shape (i can't admit it) or if accutane is really making me feel 40 years older. My workout in track today felt 10x worse...yay me. Some pimples seemed like they dried up a bit over the night but other than that, nothing's really better or worse. I have a little sunburn on my face from track (again, i don't know if i should blame that on my fair sensitive skin or accutane lol). I'm getting really excited about the end of these 5 months because a couple of people from my school went on it and i'm just like "wow! your skin looks soo good!" which is wierd because they all used to have crappy skin like mine. I honestly don't knowwhat i'm gonna do with myself when my acne is cleared, so much of my time is spent on scrutinizing my acne, washing my acne, crying about my acne. Geez! i dont think it can get much worse! Well, i'm gonna take my 4th pill tonight! yay! im taking vitamin e with it too to prevent my lips from being so dry. 4 days down, somehugenumber to go! *btw if anyone wants to know what products im using, here they are: - basis face wash & neaclear face wash - yes to cucumbers daily lotion, yes to carrots night creme I love the yes to line of products- all natural and they don't irrate! Thanks for reading! ♥ Lu

sweetstuf15

sweetstuf15

04/08/2010

 

I have hope! (3rd day)

Hello! I am OFFICIALLY on accutane! Just about 35 days ago I got the best news ever. . .I can start accutane Today is actually my 3rd day and I'm already getting impatient. I have had acne for over 2 years and i can honestly say its ruined my life. It's taken away so much of my confidence and has made me the photographer instead of being in pictures. I have no desire to show my huge red face to all of facebook. I hate acne so much! it's like frikken targets on your face! it sucks, sucks, sucks! Anyway, like the title says, i have hope! I am so excited for the end result! i have tried: tazorac, retin-a, benzaclin, tetracycline, yada yada yada..all to no prevail. fortunately, i can say that tazorac helped a lot but still wasn't enough. It did clear the monsters on my cheeks but did nothing for my forehead and some more pimples have invited themselves back on to my cheeks. i can't tell you how frustrating it is to go through every topical for 5 or whatever weeks and expect greatness to only get hurt red skin. Anyway, i am very hopeful in accutane and ridding my face of the ugliness. I'm about to take my 3rd pill tonight! Im only on 40 g for the start and then i should be bumped up to more later. Does anyone know when i should expect dryness? Any success stories? Any help would be nice! Thank you! ♥ Lu

sweetstuf15

sweetstuf15

04/07/2010

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04/08/2010

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