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3 months post Accutane!

So today marks month 3 since my dermatologist took me off of Tane! My lips by now are completely back to normal, my eyes are no longer dry and painful, my eczema has gotten extremely better....and better yet, I have NO ACNE!! Accutane has changed me for the better and I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to take it! I have no regrets! If you are deciding to take Accutane or not, don't hesitate, it was the best thing I ever could have done! I am so happy! Until next time, Ciao!

BambinaLove

BambinaLove

07/15/11

 

Finally finished with Accutane!!

Last Friday was my 7 month follow up appointment with my dermatologist and my last day on Accutane!! I currently have 13 pill left over but was instructed to take them down to my local fire department to dispose of them. As for my skin.....it is 100% clear! In the last month, I haven't had any new lesions what so ever! I am although still dealing with minor dryness of my face and lips..as well as eczema patches on my arms/hands. I am so ecstatic with the outcome of my Accutane proc

BambinaLove

BambinaLove

04/19/11

 

Last month on Accutane!

So this is my 6th and final month on Accutane!! Last Friday was my 5 month follow up appointment with my Derm and she was more than pleased with the results of tane. I still have dry lips and my eczema is worse than ever (along my hands, wrists, arms, shoulders) with being on the drug. I'm still using Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer and am using only mineral makeup. I havent had a blemish since my 4th month but because I did have a breakout during my menstrual cycle on my 4th month,

BambinaLove

BambinaLove

02/14/11

 

Day 128, week 18 on Accutane

Today is day 128 and I have now finished my fourth month on tane. I am still currently taking 60mg of Amnesteem a day. I only have three blemishes, two on my right cheek and one on my chin and I also have a small dry patch at the right bottom half of my chin. This past Friday was my fourth month follow up appointment with my Derm and she expects two more full months on Accutane. She wants to make sure I wont have an IB when I stop taking it as well as around the time of my menstrual cycle

BambinaLove

BambinaLove

01/10/11

 

Day 116 Week 16 on Accutane

I am into the 16th week with my Accutane treatment. Right now, my face is 99% clear. I say that because i have a blemish on my right cheek. I still am breaking out horribly the week before and the week of my menstrual cycle but thats the only time I have a new break out. I am now taking 60mg a day and will asked to have my dosage raised to 80mg for the remainder of my treatment when I see my Derm in January. As for side effects.... I use both Cetaphil cleanser and Cetaphil moisturizer

BambinaLove

BambinaLove

12/29/10

 

Finished month 3 on Accutane

So today is day 86 and this past Friday, I recently finished my month 3 cycle of Accutane (alternating 40mg to 60mg every other day). I have yet to see my Dermatologist but I have my month 3 follow up appointment this coming Friday. I am really impressed with the effects of this drug. My face looks soo good compared to a couple months ago. I still have a few small blemishes amongst my face but no painful nodules like before. I am still having difficulty around the time of my monthly cycle

BambinaLove

BambinaLove

11/29/10

 

Day 57, week 9 on Accutane

Today is day 57 and I completed my 2nd month and am continuing on with my third. Yesterday was my dermatologist appointment and my dosage has been increased. For the first 2 months, I was taking 40mg a day, I am now taking 60 mg one day and 40 mg the next. So overall, my average dose is 50 mg. My derm says I am right on track with the Accutane process. I am still seeing nodules and small blemishes throughout my face but mostly around the time of my cycle...My skin is still exceptionally dr

BambinaLove

BambinaLove

10/31/10

 

Day 25

So today is day 25 and I definitely have some things to share..First off, I've been experiencing a lack of sleep. Every night for the past week or so, I toss and turn and am up all night. Sleep deprivation, for me, is not good. I go to school everyday and with a lack of sleep, its difficult to pay attention..and I seem more irritable....Last night I also got in a fight with my boyfriend. He says I've 'changed'. That he is tired of my attitude and wishes it would be consistent for once. He says I

BambinaLove

BambinaLove

09/28/10

 

Day 14 on Accutane

Well today is day 14, week two of 20mg two times a day of Accutane. My last entry, I posted was day five and I told you guys about the side effects I was experiencing...well it turns out I totally jinxed myself. It was literally day 6 when my lips become unbearable and I have completely stopped with the Proactiv regimen and have now switched over to Cetaphil because my face burned with the strength of Proactiv. I am using both the cleanser and moisturizer by Cetaphil and it works wonders for m

BambinaLove

BambinaLove

09/18/10

 

Day 5

So this is day five on Accutane at 20mg twice a day. I don't have much to report other then a few minor side effects. First of all...my face has broke out w a few nodules on my forehead and a few small pimples on either side of my cheeks. I am experiencing some dryness on my face, enough to make me want to scratch my lower right side of my chin all the time!!! I hate it! I am also experiencing dry/irritated lips, but although they seem dry and sore, it's not like what I've read in other blogs

BambinaLove

BambinaLove

09/09/10

 

First Day!

Well, today is my first day taking Accutane. I am on 20mg twice a day of Amnesteem. I am 19 years old and I am in the 'mild to severe' acne category according to my Derm. I am worried about all the side-effects that come with the drug but I am excited to finally have clear, beautiful skin!!. I don't have much to report, that being its my first day but I am sure to come back and post my progress. Good luck to everyone! P.S..I've been reading around and am getting mixed reviews about what m

BambinaLove

BambinaLove

09/04/10

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