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2 months 11 days

Wowzers, its been a long time since I updated my blog! April was super busy at work, home and planning our wedding. Unfortunately, not much new to report. Still the same old same old. As far as side effects go, just the consistent dry lips and as of late red eyes. My vision is fine, but people have been noting my eye seems red and irritated. I'm sure it's a mix of accutane and my computer screen. As for my face, personally until it is "low maintenance" I won't be happy. It is better,

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04/29/10

 

Riiiight

Update: So, I have 5 old cysts that are still hanging around on my chin. They aren't active anymore, but they are noticeable and red. I have one spot right by my upper lip that is just very yucky, looks like a cold sore...I picked at it though, so that one is my fault. The cyst on my chin invited another pimple to its going away party so now I have two active spots, one practically right on top of the original cyst! Got my first forehead breakout since I started accutane. Its just one spo

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03/31/10

 

200+ days left?

Shall keep it short and sweet today... Went to see my doctor. She and I are both happy with my progress, have decided not to rock the boat and keep taking 10mg/day. My acne is fairly moderate, I think mostly hormonal, so I am okay with this decision. Got a prescription for 6 months worth of accutane. That would bring my total course to 8 months. However, she said I can stop whenever I feel I'm ready. So for now, I'm just takin er a month at a time.

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03/26/10

 

I vant to suck your blood!

Vampire Diary's is back on tonight! Yaaaa, its my guilty pleasure.... Speaking of blood, I've been seeing it a lot lately. Pre accutane my acne would just kind of dry out, peel off and heal. I try very hard not to pick and squeeze my blemishes, but when there is a crusty layer (sorry, so gross!) I peel it off so it can heal....when I do this to my IB spots they bleed like a mo'fo, like bright red blood running down my face. As soon as I put a clean cloth and pressure on it its fine though.

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03/25/10

 

Dream a lil dream

So ya, since I started my accutane course I have to say I've been having some messed up dreams. Can't even explain it, they are just sooo real and I can remember all of them, like 2 or 3 a night. Sometimes I can't even differentiate between life and dreams until I've been awake for a while. Just thought I'd share, anyone else experience this? Last night was a good night though, I washed my face, crawled into bed and didn't feel anything. I hate the way acne looks, but I also royally hat

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03/22/10

 

1 Month

Current mood: Meh So, one month down and I have noticed many improvements to my skin. But like I said in my very first post, if my face looks anything like it does today on my wedding day I will soooo not be happy about it! I've been reading other blogs and my skin seems to be on track with other people. The random dry patches have healed nicely, I got rid of the blackheads, my face produces like zero oil. But, I have three semi-healed cysts, three I never want to leave your face cy

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03/18/10

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03/18/10

 

Out with the old, in with the new...attitude!

Its been almost a week since I last wrote. I am in a better place mentally. Had a good weekend with my amazing friends and that really helped put things in perspective for me. Wish my face matched my mood. I thought I would get lucky and my IB would not be to bad as I am on such a low dose....wrong, oh so wrong My chin is gross! 3 old cysts, 2 new ones, 2 random dry patches of skin and 2 very big, sore pimples! Not to mention a couple blackheads and redness. Everything from t

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03/16/10

 

FML

I've always gotten compliments from men and even women, but every time someone would call me pretty, all I could ever think of was "you should see me without makeup". I would actually feel worse, like I was fooling everyone. When I look in the mirror I see the real me and ya, me no likey I have been trying very hard to repress the depression, but the tears just keep on flowing. I am mad at myself and feel so stupid for letting something so trivial get to me. I feel a little disconnected fr

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03/10/10

 

To go or not to go?!

So my fiancée and I have been invited to an event this weekend. I want to go, he wants to go but....my face looks like CRAP! Acne sucks, but I am so very blessed in other areas of my life. I am proud of the person I have become. So this weekend I am going to try my best to have fun, keep my head up, looking people in the eye and just be myself. Three days to build up that confidence....and try to make my face look better! Still no major breakouts, but that time of the month is

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03/09/10

 

Ohhhh poopy

Booo my life, well actually just my face... I still have not had any major breakouts and my skin seems to be looking more even and smooth in areas, BUT I am getting a ton of lil bumps. I've never had pimples likes these before. I'm trying to just leaving them alone for now (my guess is these are a result of my skin purging all the crap in my pores?!) As for my IB, I was getting impatient and put topical cream on the cysts two nights in a row. Biiiggg mistake!!! Its like my skin melted

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03/08/10

 

Sun, sun, mister golden sun

The sun is shining today...unfortunately this is not necessarily good news for me and my self esteem. It’s been a long running joke in my family that I am like a vampire. I don’t think anyone really gets the reasoning behind my aversion to sunshine...Like hello, my skin is horrible and it looks ten times worse in natural light! Am I the only person that actually thinks about what lighting conditions I will be facing before I participate in something....I cannot wait till I can finally

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03/05/10

 

Progress?!

I don't want to write it, let alone say it out loud but...I have not had a major breakout in 2 days! I really hope I'm not jinxing myself here, because for as long as I can remember my skin would clear up for a while then....BOOM! Is accutane really working? I hope so... P.S. The last couple of days my scalp has been so itchy...no dandruff or anything, just an increasing urge to scratch it! Anyone else had this?

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03/04/10

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05/09/10

 

Pro's and Con's thus far

My skin pre accutane: oily, uneven, whiteheads, scaring, cysts, bumps I'd say 95% of my outbreaks are in the T zone, 5% jaw line Outside the problem areas, my skin is actually pretty decent. Treatment: 10mg/accutane day for two months...then possibly 20mg/day for 3 months I've been taking it for just over two weeks now. Cons: The dreaded side effects, I know I'm on a low dose but I still got them....headaches, sore lower back, small trace of blood after brushing teet

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03/03/10

 

And so it begins.....

Hope I am doing this right, I'm a newbie! The purpose of this blog is both therapeutic and to keep track of my progress.... I am a 25 year old female with mild/moderate acne. Back in the teen days I had pretty much average skin, what you'd expect during puberty I suppose. Since university though, its slowly been getting worse. I, like most have tried everything to clear my skin. I am engaged, getting married this fall! So ya, after much research I decided to take the plunge and try accutan

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03/03/10

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