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Ended Accutane

After about four months or so, I've ended accutane with 20mg being my highest dose. It has tamed the acne and even if I do get any now, it's not as bad. I couldn't bear with it anymore because it would make me irritable. My scar at the end of my nose is still there but I guess I'll just have to deal with it. Maybe I'll get another chemical peel after my skin isn't so sensitive from accutane but I think there isn't much I can do about the scar. I feel I've at least tried to get the acne unde

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

08/11/11

 

Day 59

I've increased the accutane to 20mg a day. I notice that my skin has gotten a little more sensitive. I was doing threading instead of waxing but my dermatologist said it would be okay to wax. He was wrong. I did my eyebrows and it turned red and started to flake off. I guess I'll have to do threading instead. My skin isn't really dry but my lips flake off a little bit. When I initially started the accutane I felt a little off and agitated but it went away after a while. My depression has

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

05/25/11

 

Day 26

I saw my dermatologist yesterday. He told me that if I wanted to increase it, I could do one day 10mg and the next day 20mg and then 10mg again..etc. He doesn't mind going slowly. The max dosage would be about 60mg for me. I have dry skin, dry lips and stiffness in my right wrist that makes it want to bend forward towards my wrist. Weird. That's basically it.

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

04/22/11

 

Day 17

Emotionally, it has been steady and nothing I can't handle. I've noticed dry skin and dry lips but my acne hasn't got any better or worse. I'm seeing my dermatologist on the 21st of April and we're probably going to increase the medication. The dry skin and lips is what I can live with. I just hope that I don't get too anxious with anxiety or emotionally unsettled with an increase that I can't handle taking it.

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

04/13/11

 

Day 10

The uneasiness wasn't so bad today. My skin is starting to flake. A little bit after I took my accutane today, I noticed a burning, itching sensation on my skin. I'm postponing my naturopath visit because I feel it may do more harm than good right now. Aside from the pimples/cysts I get, I have a lot of clogged pores. I wonder what it'll look like when all the stuff starts coming out. So far I haven't seen much of a change in my acne.

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

04/07/11

 

Day 8

I still feel anxiety. Sometimes I feel unstable. I think my anti-depressant medication is now too high. I have to reduce it even more. It's to address the rapid shift in my mood. I'm still sensitive to sugar and caffeine. I'm looking into methods of controlling this uneasiness that I feel. I know essential fatty acids have a calming effect on me so I'll be doing that. I'm seeing a naturopath soon but I have to be really careful and if things still don't fall into place, I'm seeing a doct

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

04/04/11

 

Day 7

Although accutane doesn't substitute an anti-depressant it isn't making my depression worse. I think in a way it's making it a little better because I know I'm doing something for my skin. Yesterday I had a little morning anxiety but today I felt fine. I think my body is adjusting to the medication thankfully but I still notice a sensitivity to sugar. I can handle coffee a little better. I don't feel edgy. My cold is also getting better and I'm feeling better. I had a little bit of a head

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

04/03/11

 

Day 5

I woke up feeling anxious but it went away. Otherwise, today was a better for me. I've just got a cold and I've been sneezing, coughing and blowing my nose all the time. I've got headaches too but I think it's from the cold. Great timing . It seems like after the initial dose, the side effects have improved. I'm hoping that any future side effects that I do have will be bearable so I can take accutane. Every time I down a pill I think about what kind of damage I could potentially be doing

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

04/01/11

 

Day 4

I woke up feeling angry for no reason. It went away but on and off I've felt on edge. Sometimes unstable even. I discussed this with my doctor and he told me to stay on it for about a week or so and if nothing changes, to get off the accutane. I have headaches too. I feel worn out. That may also be because I caught a cold about the same time I started taking the accutane but the mood changes are without a doubt because of the accutane. I haven't noticed any changes to my skin yet. If thi

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

03/31/11

 

Day 3 Part 2

I'm having a better morning. I've noticed that accutane seems to interact with my anti-depressants, b-complex and I'm more sensitive to sugar so I think I'm stopping the vitamins, decreasing one of my anti-depressants, reducing sugar and take accutane separate with any medications. I feel less depressed so I want to make sure I'm not taking too many meds that'll make me sick. I tend to react to medication quite rapidly and I have to respond to it as it comes. If I get depressed I'll up my me

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

03/30/11

 

Day 3

I've been getting a little agitated and anxiety. I've felt on edge so I'm taking the accutane a little later on in the day to see if that makes a difference. I hope the agitation doesn't get worse because I really want to go ahead and take the accutane. I woke up earlier than usual again today. I'm not depressed but I'm edgy.

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

03/30/11

 

Day 2

One of my major concerns about accutane was depression but so far what I've noticed is that I'm less depressed. I don't know if it's because I'm just relieved I'm doing something that could clear my acne for good or the accutane is actually making my depression better. I did get a little mad from a phone call today and I couldn't shake it off for a while but I don't think the aggressive feelings were because of accutane. I slept less than usual too but it might have been coincidence. Other t

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

03/29/11

 

Day 1

So I've taken the accutane. Actually it's the generic form of accutane called Clarus and I'm starting at a very low dose of 10mg. It's been two hours since I took it and so far the only thing I've felt is a tingling, burning, itchy sensation on my skin. Particularly on my face. But if this is one of the only side-effects I'm going to get, I can live with that. I just hope it doesn't thin my hair...

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

03/28/11

 

Taking Accutane

I've decided. I'm taking accutane. Why the title of my blog is acne scar on tip of nose/accutane is because the acne scar on the tip of my nose was a turning point. Everyone has something in their life that represents a turning point for them. The acne scar on my nose symbolizes everything wrong with my life and my longing to turn it all around. It represents the lowest point in my life too. I know there is no better chance at getting this acne problem under control than accutane and I'm w

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

03/28/11

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03/28/11

 

Natural Cure? Or Accutane Cure? Which is More Likely?

I really want to believe that something natural will be the ultimate solution to my acne issues but how likely would I stumble across a natural cure and if so will it last and how long would it take to find it before it's too late and the damage is done? I'm looking for results but at what cost? Am I ready to subject myself to accutane? My mother has succumbed to the idea and my boyfriend wants me to give the natural remedies a try. I'm torn. I want to do what's best. I don't want anymore

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

03/27/11

 

Depression

My depression has persisted so I felt I should postpone the accutane. I started taking b-complex, minerals and antioxidants and it seems to be helping where medication hasn't in the depression. I'm seeing a naturopath for additional support. As much as I'm tempted to treat any scars I have, I have to stop the active acne first. I try not to dwell on my acne. My nose scar seems to be going away but not my other scars. I'm trying to stay positive and surround myself with things that make me

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

03/24/11

 

Getting Closer

I think about my skin. I'm not happy with my skin. The rational thing to do about it is try to stop the active acne first and then deal with the mess it left afterwards. I'm willing to do facial fillers too to fill in any indentations. The chemical peel has improved my nose scar. If I don't mess with it, I think it should stay filled in. I've messed with it before while it was filled in. It weakened the skin and caved in so I realize I can't be stupid. It does have the tendency to want t

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

02/19/11

 

Almost Ready For Accutane

I was looking at my face in the bright sunlight and I saw my acne scars. I don't want anymore and I'm compelled to take accutane. I went to see someone about ematrix and she said that it would do nothing for my nose scar and that she wouldn't even do it anyway because I still have active acne. Which brings me to the next topic of inneov. Even though it hasn't been too long since I started taking it, I've seen no improvement and I'm already sick of trying things. Even if I waited I don't thi

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

01/21/11

 

Still Have Acne

So I know that there is really no proof that accutane causes depression or anything related to that. I may eventually take it. The inneov that I've been trying doesn't seem to be doing much. Initially I thought it was but that has subsided. I still get acne. I'll give it some more time but I think it's been a waste so far. As it goes for my nose, it's been okay but the skin is a little fragile and sometimes I see my scar coming through. Someone has suggested something called ematrix and I

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

01/03/11

 

Postponing Accutane

So my mom won me over. I was so close to taking it and then I decided I would make a last ditch effort so I'm on this natural pill called inneov. So far it seems to be moisturizing my skin and make it look healthier and it's only been a few days. My nose scar has toned down again (I really don't get it). I'll keep posting this inneov de-tox thing I bought in Europe. If it's good maybe it'll be worthwhile for someone else. XO I'll keep posting.

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

12/13/10

 

Accutane Plunge

I think having an acne scar on the tip of my nose is the last straw. I'm going on accutane in about a week. My nose in some lightings looks like a crater. Sometimes it's better, sometimes not. I got into a fight with my mom about accutane. She's afraid that I'll get depressed on it, go crazy or commit suicide. My dermatologist says that there have been studies that show the rate of suicide or depression is even less than not taking it at all. I'll post how things are going soon and any updates o

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

12/02/10

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12/04/10

 

Other Acne Woes

So I'm a skin squeezer, picker. I've done it for so long that the impulse to do it is pretty great. I've decided that I'm going to stop but the problem is I just see the blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples pilling up. I have some acne scarring and I really don't want anymore. Even let's say my acne scar on the tip of my nose goes away, it doesn't take away the fact of my active acne. Just more mess waiting to happen. I don't know if I should go on anymore antibiotics because they seem prett

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

11/12/10

 

Steady As She Goes

I thought my nose scar was getting worse but I just had one bad nose day and overreacted. It has different faces sometimes. The chemical peel I did worked very well. It helped stimulate collagen and filled up my scar. It has progressively gotten better. I went to a restaurant that has a mirror that shows my nose scar and when I went to check it wasn't there. I don't know if it was because it was a certain time of day but I was relieved. I'll go there a different time of day to double check. My d

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

11/01/10

 

Same Story Different Day

My depression was better today but my obsessions held on. I must have thought about my nose several times during the day. If this continues I'm getting hypnotherapy or something. This all stems from my insecurities. I mentioned the scar to my brother and he said it wasn't a big deal. He said that most people are too preoccupied with their own lives to notice or even care about something like that. I kept talking about it and he got annoyed. I wish I could brush this off that easily. My sister in

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

10/25/10

 

Depression and Acne Scarring

I think that my depression has a link to my acne scar obsessions. Once my depression gets better, I think the way I feel about my acne scarring will improve. Obviously I don't like it but I think at some point I need to just move on. Aside from the odd mirror that shows my acne scar it's more or less okay. I think I can deal with that. I say that at least today. I'll just play up my other features. I dyed my hair yesterday abd I think it compliments my skin tone. I'm on a new anti-deppresant and

WaveWetSand

WaveWetSand

10/23/10

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