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Accutane Round 2

Soooo. I am back! Why am I back?? Because my acne is back.  So I stayed pretty clear the last couple of years since my last entry, and then I had a baby! Can't use most acne products while pregnant AND you can't use most acne products while breastfeeding.  So being pregnant and then breastfeeding for a year, that was almost 2 years of horrible horrible skin! With crazy hormones and all I just could not stay clear. I would say it was mild to moderate, but definitely still there.  I would say the
 

The Reason I Kept Breaking Out Was....

So I was doing EVERYTHING right! Washing my face with a gentle face wash, I was taking my antibiotics, using my Clyndamycin and my Taz and I was STILL BREAKING OUT!! About a year ago I started going to a weight loss Dr. He prescribed me Phentermine which I have been taking for about a year. About a month ago I googled Phentermine and Acne and low and behold I discovered it causes ACNE!!!!!!!! So I stopped taking it immediately! I have been off for about a month now and I have not had one breakou

Sexxyangelic1

Sexxyangelic1

07/28/12

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07/28/12

 

Week 19

Ok, so some of you may be thinking that I haven't blogged in soooooooo long because my skin cleared up amazingly and I didn't worry about it any longer, which meant I no longer would log on to this site.....WRONG!! DEAD WRONG!! I was so frustrated that I was continuing to break out that I just didn't want to talk about it!!! I had a derm appt last week and I told my Dr that I did not think the Taz .05% was strong enough for me and I wanted a higher dose. He bumped me up to the .1% and I feel th
 

Week 13

So boys and girls, we last left off with me about to go into week 11 of Taz and also going to the derm. Well first let's talk about my derm appt. So he was very hesitant to put me on Spiro since I am already taking Ocella, so he prescibed my Doxycycline (Antibiotic) which I was a little hesitant to take because of all the horror stories I've heard about antibiotics. But then I thought hey you've taken Tane what's a lil antibiotics gonna hurt! Well let me tell you the first couple of days I wa
 

Week 10

So it's week 10...Today I feel indifferent about my progress. When I put on my makeup I look freaking amazing and I'm like wow...Taz is really working. When I take it off, I'm like whoa maybe not. I actually only have like 1 active right now that is actually healing pretty quickly and will probably be gone by tomorrow. Pimple wise I'm actually doing pretty good. I don't have as many as I did in weeks 7,8,and 9. What I really have now is a whole lot of hyperpigmentation which I hope will soon st
 

Week 9

Ok so week 9!! Week 8 sucked balls i mean really really sucked balls! Both of my cheeks and jaw line were covered in active pimples. I had about 7 or 8 on each side. I was almost really literally about to give up on Taz. I didn't even have an IB this bad when I was on Accutane, which I attribute to using Retin-A up until the point I started Accutane. Anyway's last week I was so flaky and dry, my makeup looked horrible, I had all these pimples and I just wanted to scream. I even stopped using
 

Week 7

So I was trying to wait until I had some great news before I posted again, but it looks as if I am still waiting for great news! Anyways skin the past two weeks has been up and down. My boyfriend told me about 2 weeks ago that my skin was really clearing up and that it looked great. Then about 2 days later I had like 5 new pimples! I didn't really freak out because I was basically not getting my hopes up to much because I know how up and down this process is. Right now I have about two new pim
 

Week 5

Soooo week 5. Hmm well right now I will say I'm kind of indifferent to my skin right now. It's not looking all that hot but not horrible. I seem to get about 1 or 2 new pimples a day but they seem to go away in about 2-3 days. Started to get a little bit of dryness around my mouth which is my usual spot for dryness. My Gyno gave me Ocella which I started this past Sunday. I actually like it so far. The bc I just got off of Reclipsen, always made me nauseous soon after taking it. So far with the
 

Week 4 Taz/clyndamycin

Ok so I am on week 4. My skin right now has a lot of things going on! I'll start with the bad. I am breaking out a lot more. I have about 5 or 6 pimples on my forehead. One is a white head which by the way I have not popped! I also have 1 on my left cheek which actually is going away pretty quickly and about three on my right jaw line which seem to be healing pretty quickly as well. The good-today after I put my makeup on (just MAC pressed powder) my face looked pretty darn good actually.
 

Week 3 Taz/clyndamycin

Creeping towards the end of week 3. Yesterday I was so happy. I had no actives and I figured I was past my IB stage! WRONG! Woke up this morning to 4 new friends! Oh Pooh! Well not complaining. It's not as bad as how my skin was before Accutane, but I'm just really ready to be done with breakouts! I want to just focus on my scarring! Oh well! Anyways so no flakies, no excessive dryness which I'm surprised about because I was flake city with Retin-A! Maybe it's the Clarisonic?? Don't know. Hope
 

I Should Have Known Better!

Picking is bad. It really, really is....but picking on Tazorac is worse!! If you pick....STOP!! ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE ON TAZORAC..DONT PICK. Seems as if I should have known this from being on Accutane. I had a huge zit in the middle of my forehead. It had so much white goo inside I just had to do it. After I did that I had this horrible scab which I just had to peel off. Now I have this white/light spot on my forehead from where I peeled the scab. It is so ugly. I can't really cover it with mak
 

I Feel Like Such A Traitor!

So I let my success with Accutane keep me away from Acne.org. Once my skin began to clear up I totally stopped posting and I apologize for that. As you can see I am back. Why am I back? Because my acne is back. After I finished Accutane (April 2011) my skin looked beautiful. I still had some scarring, but for the most part I was completely clear. My derm put me back on Retin-A for maintenance purposes. That worked for awhile but about a month ago, I started breaking out like crazy. Excuse my f

Sexxyangelic1

Sexxyangelic1

12/23/11

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12/23/11

 

Day 45

So I'm at day 45...time has been flying I can't believe I am about to be done with my 2nd month pretty soon. This is so amazing. I was thinking that this process would be so long and drawn out and I can honestly say that is really not the case at all. So far I haven't been really noticing any changes I have been pretty clear and the only thing that has really been a little annoying is the dry lips. My skin has been dry but not unbearable. My nosebleeds have gone away, haven't really been stiff o
 

Day 32

So I got my new prescription today. I've been bumped up from 40 mgs a day to 80 mgs a day. My skin is getting so much dryer. I picked up the Cerave moisturizing cream because the lotion was just not cutting it anymore. Thinking of picking up some jojoba oil as well. So far not to bad of a break out. Got 2 new pimples on my forehead. One is hidden by my hair so I'm not really worried about it and the other is on my left temple next to the one I got a few days ago. I'm not really freaking out abou

Sexxyangelic1

Sexxyangelic1

12/10/10

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12/10/10

 

Day 29

Gonna make this a quick entry been really really busy....so far so good. Going to get my bloodwork done tomorrow. Dr appt on Wed.....my skin is looking pretty decent lately. I'm still breaking out but it's like one pimple every week or so. I currently have 1 active on my left temple. Yesterday it was a red bump, today it is a whitehead. It's gross and ugly but I haven't squeezed, picked, or popped. Other than that I still have the blackheads on my nose and they have this kinda bumby texture...I
 

Day 17

I must say these days seem to be going by pretty fast. I'm already on day 17...seems like a just started. Anywho, I am definately in my IB stage. I have this huge pimple right in the middle of my forehead, two on my left cheek and two on my chin. It seems everyday I wake up with a new one! They started of as these kind of flat flesh colored bumps and then turned into white heads. I will admit I did pop them...I know, I know and I also broke out my retin-a gel and spot treated them. The one on
 

Day 14

My skin looks horrible today!!!!! I woke up this morning with 3 new pimples. Guess this is the beginning of my IB which I thought I was going to magically skip because I had been using retin-a...guess not...fudge!!!!!!!!!! I have 1 on my forehead and two on my left cheek..plus my face just looks horrible. All my scars look more pronounced and red. I look bad. How could I go from ok looking skin to horrible disgusting skin in one day??? Also the past two days I have been having nosebleeds, lips

Sexxyangelic1

Sexxyangelic1

11/22/10

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11/22/10

 

Day 11

So today is day 11 for me. I hadn't really been having a lot of side effects or anything but today I noticed some things worth noting. My lips were much much dryer than they have been since I started. Especially in the cracks on the sides. I've been putting carmex there, which has been working fine, until I eat or drink something, then I have to reapply. I am thinking it's about time I start using my aquaphor. I purchased it awhile ago but just haven't felt the need to use it just yet. Also stil

Sexxyangelic1

Sexxyangelic1

11/19/10

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11/20/10

 

Day 9

Ok so I haven't updated because I don't really have anything to update on really. Skin is doing fine right now. No actives really just a tiny little blackhead on my forehead that I want to squeeze soooooooooo bad, but I'm not going to do it. I have enough scars as it is and I don't want to be adding to them. Skin is pretty dry but not flaky yet. Lips dryer but not cracking yet. I been using off and on chapstick,carmex and burt's bees. Basically whichever one I can get to the quickest. I'm kinda

Sexxyangelic1

Sexxyangelic1

11/17/10

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11/17/10

 

Day 1 Yay!

So today I picked up my first 30 day supply of claravis. I'm taking 40 mg once a day. Thank God for my insurance I only had to pay 15 bucks. I also picked up some cerave moisturizing face wash and the lotion because I already know I do not like cetaphil. I also got some aquaphor. So I took my first dose about an hour ago with dinner. I just washed my face with the cerave and that felt really good. My face feels really soft now. I put away my retin-a and all the other million products I use. I'm
 

Ramdom Acne Ish

Ok yesterday.....I picked when I got home from work....I couldn't help it...but today...I'm a little proud of myself. I have 1 active pimple as of today (it's a whitehead) and I did not pop it! Now I can't say I won't later but as of this morning I have not popped it or messed with it. I'm going to try to let it heal on it's own. Ok so something I discovered last night. When I wash my face at night I usually wash about 2 or 3 times to make sure I got all the dirt and makeup off. Well yesterday I
 

Hurry up Accutane! I really need you!!!!!!!!!

So another person asked me at work today about my skin! It's so fuckin embarrasing, and also very rude! She said..do you have acne? You should try proactive...I'm so glad I don't have that problem. What a bitch! My appt is the 8th and I cannot wait to start accutane...I'm anxious and also a little scared! I just need it to work for me because I'm tired of acne...I'm tired of people asking about it, I'm tired of people looking at it, I'm tired of makeup which in my opinion doesn't even hide it t
 

Damn!

So I am a 30 year old Black female who used to have PERFECT (really I was complimented all the time and asked what products I used) skin up until my 20's. For the past 10 years I have tried EVERYTHING. Differen, Retin-A cream, pratically every strength, Retin-A gel (which I'm currently on) BP, Clindamycin, glycolic and lactic peels...EVERYTHING!!! I just recently maybe for the past year have been slightly clear, with the exception of keloids/cysts that I have on both sides of my face which I get
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