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1 MONTH AND 18 DAYS LATER

GOODBYEEEE ROACCUTANE! Sooo I stopped taking roaccutane on the 30th of April. It took about a month for my lips to go back to normal, but they did in the end. No more dry skin either, no more back pain. My hair is greasier again, which I dont really mind, it looks ALOT healthier now, and it's not as bad as before roaccutane, I wash it every three days now. No pimples or spots whatsoever. I do seem to tan more easily now though. Normally I dont tan at all, but now Im quite brown. I

meisje92

meisje92

06/18/11

 

10 DAYS TO GO!

Haven't updated this in aaaaages! So. I have been taking roaccutane for 8 months minus 10 days now. Almost there! 30 mg/day I didn't see any improvements during the first 4 months, but after that, I got lots and lots better. Right now, I don't have any acne whatsoever. So so happy! In March, I ran out of roaccutane and had to wait for 2 weeks until I could take it again. My lips and hair got so much better during those 2 weeks, so Im positive that they will go back to normal

meisje92

meisje92

04/20/11

 

Day 105 - HELLOOO IMPROVEMENT! :D

FINALLY! My skin is definitely getting better. My back is more or less clear. Still some old red marks, but they're quite light and I expect them to fade in the next couple of weeks. No new spots at all. YAY! My face is also finally clearing up. Not entirely clear yet, and I still get the occassional spot - or spotS I should say. I think I have about 3 big ones in my neck now, and some spots that aren't really pimples, just red marks that doesn't make me have an even skintone. But they

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meisje92

12/09/10

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12/10/10

 

Day 96 - My back is (pretty much) clear!!

Yay!! FINALLY some improvement! So my back is pretty much clear now (not completely but oh well), which is a huuuge relief. For some reason, Ive always found bacne worse than facial acne. For some reason, facial acne seems more... acceptable in my eyes. Bacne is just... eeeeww. My face is getting worse again, which is really frustrating after freakin' 96 days! And on top of that, Ive run out of foundation and for some reason I can't find any decent foundation in this country. The one I

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meisje92

12/01/10

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12/01/10

 

Day 87 - I'm such an idiot!

So I was so sick of not having any improvement at all. I started taking 40mg/day instead of 30. My derm does not know this. I'm an idiot, I know. Anyway, It's like the 9th day Im on 40mg today, I will go back to 30mg in 3 days, and I haven't noticed any difference at all. No extra side-effects, no improvement. FML

meisje92

meisje92

11/21/10

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11/25/10

 

Day 79 - So I finally saw my dermatologist..

A few days ago, I went to my dermatologist. He said he could see improvement. My forehead is more or less clear. That might be true, but I have a fringe anyway, so I don't really care that much. He admitted that my neck, the part just under my ears, still looks pretty awful. Foundation seems to hide most of it nowadays though. But still, it's not very nice. My shoulders aren't exactly attractive either. And there are still some spots on my arms as well. My chin has always been quite u

meisje92

meisje92

11/13/10

 

Day 68 - Never leave the house without Vaseline!

I forgot to take any lip balsem or vaseline today. Nightmare! I have such a headache right now. Could be due to a lack of sleep though. My acne seems to get a little better now. Still no 'clear up overnight' effect though...

meisje92

meisje92

11/03/10

 

Day 60 - Im running out of foundation!

Day 60 and still no improvement. Im getting desperate! My back hurts a little more often than usual now. And Ive got a sore neck. But that might be due to the fact that it's freezing outside, and I was stupid enough not to take any winter clothes with me to uni, resulting in a cold and a sore neck. Or due to a combination of Roaccutane and cold weather. Whatever. I keep using LOADS of foundation to hide my acne, which makes me look orange, but Id rather look orange than having my

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meisje92

10/25/10

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11/01/10

 

Day 52 - Goodbye optimism!

After what seemed like the worst day in my life - headaches (not because of Roaccutane btw, just a lack of sleep), missed lectures, tube problems, debit card trouble, bad hair day, bad food, broken tabs, broken laptop, full buses,... you get the idea - my optimism's gone completely. I looked in the mirror this morning, and hellooo spots! No zits or blackheads, just red spots. Still wouldnt call this a breakout though, it are still the same spots as yesterday, they just seemed to look a litt

meisje92

meisje92

10/18/10

 

It's getting better! Well, a little at least... Day 50

So basically, my acne did get better. It's now as bad as it was before I started my Roaccutane course. A little worse maybe. Day 50 today. I havent seen my dermatologist since he put me on Roaccutane. My next appointment is somewhere in November, so still about 4 weeks to go. I will ask him to uppen my dose. I have hardly any side effects and I can't say that my acne got alot better uptil now. In fact, it hasn't at all. It got worse at first and now it's just getting back to 'normal'

meisje92

meisje92

10/16/10

 

Acne, please go away... Day 45

Day 45 and my acne is still getting worse. Great. I just want it to go away. Like now. I also had my first Roaccutane headache. On my 18th birthday. Even better! Tried to do some sport yesterday, can hardly move today. Pleaseee, get better soon! :/ (PS Im not depressed, just slightly annoyed ;P)

meisje92

meisje92

10/11/10

 

My contact lenses turned purple! *shocked*

So, I've noticed that my contacts have turned purple. At first I thought it was just the contacts, so I threw them away. But the same thing happened to my new pair.. (I seriously regret throwing away my old pair now) I don't have any problems with them apart from that, I don't have dry eyes and my sight is still perfect, even with the purple ones. But it worries me. I asked my dad, he's a doctor (no dermatologist or ophthalmologist though) and he said he didn't have an explanation bu

meisje92

meisje92

10/06/10

 

Day 35 - I had a nosebleed!

So, I had a nosebleed today. First one in aaaages. I assume this is the Roaccutane kicking in. Acne got slightly better, still worse than before I started my course though... This was a very short blog, but Ive got nothing new to mention. Everything else remained the same.

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meisje92

10/02/10

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10/04/10

 

Day 32 - What has changed uptil now?

Answer to the thread title: Nothing really. My acne is worse, especially on my neck, but it doesnt match the description of the IB. They're just red spots, no blackheads or zits. Also, they didnt come just at once, my acne just got gradually worse. Side-effects: dry lips. And that's it. The only thing that's changed is my chest. I never had acne on my chest, but my pores were just bigger than normal, like I had goosebumps all the time. That has disappeared completely. I have a ver

meisje92

meisje92

09/29/10

 

The first weeks of my treatment

So I decided to write a blog about my Roaccutane experiences. Ive been suffering from acne since I was about 12 or 13. I only had mild acne on my face, neck, shoulders and upper arms, but it just wouldn't go away. I visited multiple dermatologists, tried multiple treatments, but nothing worked. Ive always been quite insecure, and my acne didnt really help that. About a month ago, I went to a yet another dermatologist, and after hearing my story, he said I should try Roaccutane. I'

meisje92

meisje92

09/27/10

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