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5 Months Post Tane!

Havent been here in forever, have been too busy being happy! My skin is great!!! No pimples at all yet. Skin is starting to get a little oily, but not bad at all. Hair is more cury though when it was just mildly wavy before...weird. No chapped lips, no lasting side effects, I did not gain or lose weight, it was all just very smooth sailing. No more needles!!!! Thats my fav part. I am going back to school with all my new found confidence and taking up swing dancing! Can't want to go to t

Sweetadams

Sweetadams

05/10/11

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05/11/11

 

Day 105

So, day 105, been on 100 mg for about 2 weeks, and...I dunno about this. I wanted to go higher because I've heard people on higher doses have better long term results, but I'm breaking out again. I was clear for a while with the occasional zit, but now I have 2 coming in on my already marked up cheek and 2 more on my chin. Is this working or not? Also, skin is much dryer, still not a lot on my face, am wearing lotion maybe every other day on my face, but don't really need to. My arms and

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Sweetadams

10/11/10

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10/13/10

 

Day 88

The crazy 88.... Had my appointment this morning, they said my bloodwork looks perfect, but I am still getting zits. I have a big on right in the middle of my forehead right now and my Dr. said she didn't like that, she said I shouldn't be getting any at this point, so with my bloodwork lookking as good as it does, she feels good about bumping me up to 100. That seems a little high to me, because I've never seen anyone on this board with a doseage that high, but if it will nuke it and my d

Sweetadams

Sweetadams

09/24/10

 

Day 78

Hey, long time no post. Still getting pimples, have 1 cyst right now in my cheek and a small but noticable red one on my forehead. Face is covered with red marks and maybe actual pit marks? I can't tell. I've never had scarring before. I'm hoping it's not what I think it is and it will go away after I go off the medication. I'm really worried about scarring. I want to stop breaking out, I want to stop feeling ugly, I'm going to start my 4th month soon, come on!!!! I'm scared it wont work

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Sweetadams

09/14/10

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09/23/10

 

Day 39, Nothing really new

It's only been 4 days since my last post, not a whole lot is different, I just wanted to talk to to someone I guess. I have a little bit of a rash on my chest and right arm, but it doesn't really bother me. Still kinf getting over this summer cold I've had for 7 days now, but it's bearable, just kind of flemmy at this point, gross, I know. I was just feeling kind of down the last couple days, getting overwhelmed with a lot of stuff, and I feel ugly andrealized how much I let that hold me back

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Sweetadams

08/06/10

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08/07/10

 

Day 35 A few more side effects

Okay, so, it's been about 3 days since I was bumped up to 60 mg, and I do have a few more side effects, nothing too bad though. My lips are a little dryer and I'm started to get some bumps on my arm. I suffer from excema on occasion anyway, so, I was expecting this. Never had it on my arm though. I'm sure it's nothing some cortizone can't take care of. I also got a cold/flu thing this weekend, OMG it suuucked. Caughing, sore throat, runny nose, stuffy head, snuffy nose, it was lame, I fe

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Sweetadams

08/02/10

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09/25/10

 

Day 31, about to start 2nd Month!

Okay, had my 1 month check up today! They said my blood work was "perfect" and I have almost no side effects, just a little dryness and tiredness. She said I'm doing really well and that it's good that I'm breaking out early because people who have an IB early on usually have better results down the line. She upped my dose to 60mg a day and said she will probably have me stay there, but if I'm still breaking out by the end of month 3, she will up my dose to as high as she can, but she's confide

Sweetadams

Sweetadams

07/29/10

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07/31/10

 

Day 21, IB :-(

So I'm on day 21 and I think I'm getting the dreaded IB. Bumps all over my face, especially on my cheeks, big cysts that hurt and scab. Trying not to mess with them but it's so hard. They crust over and I can't help but peel that top layer off. They don't bleed, just peel off to reveal a pink bump underneath. I feel soooo ugly and I don't want to be in public, I feel like people stare at me. My friend told me last night via online (haven't seen each other in over a year) that she thinks I should

Sweetadams

Sweetadams

07/19/10

 

Day 15

Okay, so, day 15 on accutane, lips are a little dry, not too bad. Not using aquafur yet, just burts bees. Feeling a little tired, not exactly dry, just not greasy, so I'm not using lotion because I don't need to yet. Starting to break out on my cheeks which sucks. Tired of feeling ugly, but i knew what to expect. Hopefully this will be over soon. Also, I feel fat. Going to try to go to a vegetarian diet for about 6 months to see if that will help. Also going to try to get a second job deliverin

Sweetadams

Sweetadams

07/14/10

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07/14/10

 

Day 5

Been on Clavaris for 5 days, 40 ml a day. My 20 ml pill this morning wouldnt stay down, i gagged it up and it fell down the drain, so I guess i'm just gonna have to take 20ml today at night. Do you think that's ok? I also forgot to take my birthcontrol pills for 3 days, but im not having sex, so I guess that's alright. I'm back on it now though, I just forgot because I was all caught up with the Clavaris. Well, I don't feel much of a difference yet, not as oily i guess, but not really dry.

Sweetadams

Sweetadams

07/03/10

 

Picking up Amnesteem tonight!

Did my bloodwork on Saturday, was tough because I'm really scared of needles and the nurse lady wasn't too nice about it. She told me to, "quit shaking or I can't do this." Thanks. Dr. called me today and told me everything looked good, I went to ipledge and answered the questions, will pick up Amnesteem tonight and start taking 20 mg twice a day, so, 40 per day tomorrow. I think that's a little low for my weight, I'm kinda fat, but whatever, I will trust them. I'm looking forward to writ

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Sweetadams

06/28/10

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07/01/10

 

Stuff that's happening while I wait

Just thought I would vent and share what's going on while I'm waiting for this 30 day wait to be over. 1. I got a kitten. I thought it would cheer me up and it has quite a bit. I'm still real down, but she makes me feel a lot better, I'm totally in love with her. She's 8-10 weeks old, they weren't really sure, I adopted her from the humane society. I told myself I was not going to get a cat that day, i was just going to look, and then I saw her behind the glass, little calico ball of fluf

Sweetadams

Sweetadams

06/16/10

 

Have to get steroid injections tomorrow :(

I already have a lot of posts on this thing and I haven't even started the drug yet. Well, I offifically have 3 nodules on my left cheek, and they hurt so bad I couldn't sleep last night, so my derm told me to come in tomorrow and they are doing to give me some injections. I've had these before, and they work great, but I am worried about atrophy. I had a little of that one time, but it's almost all gone now and that was like, a month ago. I don't understand how in a matter of weeks, my skin

Sweetadams

Sweetadams

06/08/10

 

Still Waiting....

Have to wait about 3 more weeks until I get the Accutane. I hate waiting, I just want to do it and get it over with. I have been having one of the worst breakouts ever these past couple of weeks and I don't know why, maybe it's the warmer weather or the humidity, but whatever, I feel absolutely awful. I don't want to leave my house, I don't want to do anything. I thought about calling in ugly to work today. I just look in the mirror and see a monster, a freak. I know it will probably be bad

Sweetadams

Sweetadams

06/07/10

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06/08/10

 

Just waiting now....

Have not gotten my iPLDGE stuff yet, supposedly I'm supposed to fill out some questions on their website. It's weird because, I have to wait about 24 more days, yet my skin is getting waaaaaay worse. I thought it was supposed to get worse after I go on the pill, I guess it's rebelling. I'm getting a little depressed already, my skin sucks, I feel ugly, I got dumped....things just suck. I want them to stop sucking. I really really really hope this works. I read on here about people who say i

Sweetadams

Sweetadams

06/02/10

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06/03/10

 

Signed up for iPLEDGE!

Ok, so, I went in for my pregnancy test yesterday and it came back negative, so I went into the derm today to get all signed up for iPLEDGE. Had to watch a DVD about not getting pregnant and then fill out a bunch of paper work, initialing a bunch of stuff and signing some things. I should get something in the mail about filling out questions on the iPLEDGE website in a few days, so, the 30 day wait has officially started. Will go in for blood tests on June 26th, and then get my pills sometime

Sweetadams

Sweetadams

05/27/10

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06/02/10

 

First entry, Doctor Approved!

05/24/10 Alright, let me start off by explaining why I have chosen to do this blog. I have read a lot of information about accutane, I am aware of all the side effects, I know it is possibly dangerous, and far from a fun experience, but we don;t do this because it's fun. We do this because the gain outweighs the risk, and the gain for most is self esteem, confidence and feeling like yourself again. I chose to do this blog because a lot of my friends and family members do not support my

Sweetadams

Sweetadams

05/24/10

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