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Last month

Whoa, I didn't realize it's been so long since I've written! Honestly, there hasn't really been much to report about. Everything has been the same. The dryness of my skin has balanced out. It's not as bad as it was in the earlier months. Though, my lips are still way dry all the time. What's up with that?! I still have some redness and scarring, but my Dr says that it should start to diminish in the upcoming months. (hope so!) This is my last month on Accutatne and I couldn't be any happier! My

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03/16/11

 

13 weeks

Thirteen weeks?! It seems like it's been much longer than that! I had my follow up last week. My doc says she's very please with my results so far and that February will be my last month on the meds! She says I will still continue to see improvement when I'm off the meds, so I'm happy about that. There's not too much to report, I just wanted to check in. My skin feels so soft and smooth, I can't believe that it's actually mine. The only real bummer is all the scarring and redness I have. It make

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01/12/11

 

Week 9

I saw my dermatologist last week. She is keeping me on the 60mg for now, said she'll most probably increase next month. She also said that it would be best if I was on the meds for a full 6 months. That way I will have better results in the long run. I still have some cystic acne on my stupid jawline. Those things take forever to heal. As far as my face goes, someone told me the other day that my skin was "so pretty, like porcelain"! Can you believe it?!!! (Mind you, my skin is still rather red

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12/14/10

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12/14/10

 

7 weeks tomorrow

Hey all! I know I haven't written in a few weeks, but there hasn't been much to write about. Everything's been going pretty well. I've been on the 60mg for about 3 weeks and seems to be going good. My face has gotten a bit more flaky and a bit more sensitive. My lips are still the same! Suuuuuuper dry all the time. It's kinda gnarly. I hadn't been getting any breakouts at all but in the past week, some have come up. Maybe due to the new dose? Nothing major, it's all still at the jawline. And the

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11/28/10

 

One month!

Finally, one month of being on Accutane! I must say, and I hope I don't jinx myself by doing so, but my skin is looking much better. I'm even starting to feel a little confident. The dryness is starting to even out, except for my lips! They are still way chapped all the time. My doc just upped my dosage, I just hope my skin doesn't get much drier. I'll now be taking 60mg instead of the 40mg. She did this since I've had such a god response on the 40. Again, I really hope it doesn't get super dr

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11/09/10

 

Week 3

I have reached week three of my isotretinoin treatment. Things are looking okay. Not 100% of course, but better than before I started. The patches of dryness I have seem to kinda be balancing out. Well, at least enough that I can apply a little bit of foundation to cover up the redness, cause I have a lot of it. My breakouts on my face are fewer, but I'm not gonna get happy about it, 'cause I know at anytime it can flare up again. And they seem to clear up fairly quickly. Though I still have

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11/02/10

 

2 weeks

Today marks two weeks that I've been on isotretinoin. I still haven't gotten the all over dryness and flakiness, it's still just at the most active areas of acne. I'm getting steady break-outs, but they seem to clear up fairly quickly, but just to be replaced by new ones and so on and so on. The worst of it is at my upper lip. With how dry and tight my lips are, those break outs are making them feel worse and swollen. My whole muzzle feels tight, like if I laugh too hard or smile too big, that a

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10/25/10

 

Day 11

i woke up today with a little b/o. Some small pustules around my lips, which hurt even though they're so small! And a few at my upper and lower cheek on the right side. I hope this is the start of IB. i just really wanna get that over with. I do have some cystic acne, of course, it's mostly at my jawline and under my chin, not really visible to others so that's okay. Still no all over flakiness, just at the more active areas of acne. My lips aren't really peeling, they just feel tight, I guess i

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10/21/10

 

One week down

I have one week under the belt. Not too much to report. Seems like it's already helped that gnarly b/o I had go down a lot. I'm gonna put some new photos up, which you can see in my gallery. It looks so much better compared to 2 weeks ago. I still haven't gotten the all over flake. Just mainly in the areas where I have the most active acne. Still enough to make any sort of cover up look horrible. My lips are very dry, and the corners are red. I'm anxious to get the dreaded IB, I just want to get

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10/18/10

 

Day 4

Really, not much to report. I am getting some very slight flaking in areas where there's more active acne. Like my chin, where I get the worst of it, and a little on my cheeks. I got a couple of gnarly new little suckers on my chin, but that's about it. Nothing too major. Will write again soon, as usual. Thanks.. xo Mees

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10/15/10

 

Day 2

I woke up this morning with dry lips... already! I'm serious! I've been applying Aquaphor. My skin looks less inflammed thanks to the cortisone injections my derm gave me yesterday, so I'm thankful for that. Thats all the news for today. I'll write again when something else happens! Thanks for reading. xo Mees

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10/13/10

 

And here we go!

So I just came back from the pharmacy with my 30 day supply of isotretinoin. I'm gonna have a meal right now, and swallow my first pill. My dr. put me on 40 mg to start, then up it once my IB and side effects has gone down. She was also nice enough to inject my cystic acne with some cortisone to reduce the inflammation 'cause my face was hurting! I actually got called into work, so I'm bummed about going since I look like hell after those injections. Oh well. I'll post as soon as I see the first

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10/11/10

 

Le sigh...

I've never been one to let my acne get to me. I have it. It's there. There's not much I can do about it. But lately, I've been letting it get to me. All of my friends are out at a birthday party tonight having bbq and a good time and I'm here at home because I'm too embarrassed to face them. I know it's gonna be a while for my skin to start looking normal again, but I just cannot wait to get started. I wanna be able to go out and not feel so cruddy about how I look. I'm sure there's plenty of yo

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10/10/10

 

Possible hiccup. :(

So, I was checking out my iPledge status and my derm's office had entered the wrong dr. in my information. So when I changed it, it wiped my whole status out! WHen I called my office and informed them of this, they said it might push my treatment back a whole month! So after about an hour of phone calls back and forth to my derm office AND the iPledge hotline, who said that it shouldn't be a problem at all, since sometimes dr.s names do have to be changed, I'm not sure what my status is now. T

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10/09/10

 

Monday can't come soon enough...

Monday is my follow up appt. with my dermatologist. I'll know if all my blood work checks out and hopefully I will walk out of there with my prescription. My skin seems to be getting worse everyday. It doesn't help when my boss makes me feel super lousy for it. I understand his frustration, being that I'm an esthetician and can't seem to get my skin under control. But it's not my fault! I'm frustrated, too! I've had this problem for years and years. I've used so many medications, my skin and bod

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10/08/10

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10/09/10

 

First blood test tomorrow

Hello, I'm new to this site but not to Accutane. I am a 27 year old female who has suffered with acne, in various severities, since I was 12 years old. I was first prescribed Accutane when I was 15 years old and took several bouts of it for about two years. I had severe cystic and nodular acne. When I was through with my treatment, my skin after that kept very clear and was never oily for quite sometime. Of course, I'd have some very minor b/o here and there but nothing in comparison to what I h

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10/06/10

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