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Lymecycline Post Accutane: Clear Skin!

Okay so I don't want to be one of those people who spends their life on a forum trying to fix something then leaves half way through their own progress never to be seen again. My previous entries talked about how my acne came back after accutane. This was obviously devastating after going through all the acne, then all the treatments, then all the accutane side effects just to have it come back! The biggest solution I had was using sunbeds, all be it dangerous they gave me a great tan and a clea

iaain_123

iaain_123

12/06/12

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12/30/17

 

Completely Back

Acne is pretty bad again on my face, back on lymecycline for 7 weeks but still to return to the way my skin was post accutane. Help me please

iaain_123

iaain_123

03/05/12

 

Still searching for answers for why my acne has came back post Accutane

Just a nightmare, if this was as bad as it was going to get I'm sure I could live with it. I just know its the start of a new ordeal.. However, I found 18 accutane pills. My friends Dad is a GP and he advised me to take an accutane pill Monday Wednesday and Friday. I could make this last for 6 weeks. Ugh, what effort. So annoying watching TV and looking at people with clear skin knowing it used to be me and then looking in the mirror and seeing tonnes of bumps.

iaain_123

iaain_123

07/15/11

 

Its back

To contradict everything in my previous post. My acne has returned. Slowly, but surely its crept back however not on my chest or back only on my face.. Dont know what to do now. Getting quite heavy on my previous problem area that was my shaving area and I result to my old ways of burning my face with benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid which leaves me looking red as a beetroot.. Where do I even go from here? Sad days when you thought you were clear..

iaain_123

iaain_123

07/12/11

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07/15/11

 

Sorry : Update

It really is true when people say you only hear about the accutane scare stories because the clear people have no interest in acne forums. Since I've been clear I completely forgot about this blog. Bascially a quick update. Skin on face is completely clear, not had a spot in weeks, back is clear and getting with about one spot. Side effects: None, not even dry lips anymore for some reason. However, I did have a stomach scare.. took accutane on empty stomach resulting in stomach cramps fo

iaain_123

iaain_123

02/14/11

 

Half way there!!!!

8 weeks in! really clearing up, face isnt amazingly clear but everythings slowly fading out, keep getting comments on how good my skin looks. I think the hairloss was in my head... My skin isnt even dry anymore so good. However my face looks a bit red but I think its still cause I'm using acne products and left my cetaphil down at the borders! But all that is easy to tame. So far so good. Getting my bloodwork done on tuesday, been abit over drinking scared of my liver tests...

iaain_123

iaain_123

01/16/11

 

not updated in a while week 7/8

Skin is no better/ no worse than a few weeks ago No new side effects except My hair hairline on the left side of my head looks further back than usual and it hurts? Ah my worst accutane fear boooo

iaain_123

iaain_123

01/11/11

 

not updated in a while week 7/8

Skin is no better/ no worse than a few weeks ago No new side effects except My hair hairline on the left side of my head looks further back than usual and it hurts? Ah my worst accutane fear boooo

iaain_123

iaain_123

01/11/11

 

Mid week 6

Skin is shockingly clear Except the small spots that were the dark red ones that i managed to reduce alot except the one that remained I just popped which was honestly like a cyst. Oh well, my skin isnt even really that dry anymore. Loving life

iaain_123

iaain_123

01/01/11

 

Beginning of week 6

Skin is looking alot better. Still bad, but better Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide came together to treat the infected areas. Those horrible dark dark red spots have lightened enough to be coverable I would say and should be fully gone in a week, thank god for that. Had a nosebleed when I woke up today. Fed up with fighting with my skin.

iaain_123

iaain_123

12/29/10

 

End of week 5

After my skin was looking SO good had a massive breakout. Huge dark red marks on one side of my face like ive never seen before and tonnes of forehead acne. So annoying as I was convinced this was the beginning of the clearing. My birthday is in a few days as well fs!

iaain_123

iaain_123

12/26/10

 

Week 5

Skin: Minor breakout, my face is quite red... Side effects: Still similar nothing new, nothing as crazy as before, no outbursts and just dry lips and skin. Sorry that the update is boring just not too much has been happening thats why I didnt update end of last week!

iaain_123

iaain_123

12/22/10

 

Mid week 4

Skin is still clearing, didnt notice how clear my back and chest were! Still getting spots now and then but not mass breakouts, thank god I think I am finally past the initial break out stage. My friends Dad the doctor again was talking to me about it and said my skin looked good and that this is when it should started getting clearer. However, lip started bleading today due to sheer dryness. Also, had another outburst of insanity and one of my friends today. Definitley the accutane as this

iaain_123

iaain_123

12/16/10

 

Week 4

Skins looking good! Had a breakout last week clearedish now though... Side effects still dryness and getting my nose bleeds. Good a new one this week though. Apparently drinking on accutane makes me insane. Was out on Monday night first time ive proper went out on roaccutane. My friends and me always make fun of each other and a usual I was made fun in humour as a laugh but totally went out of character and threw a fit infront of a big group of people and stormed off and left. Couldn't even

iaain_123

iaain_123

12/15/10

 

Half way through week 3

Just about to hit the weekend, and am now halfway through week 3. Side effects: No new side effects, just dry lips and sometimes my eyes get sore if I look at the computer screen for too long? Dont know if thats a side effect or not. Skin: My forehead is still breaking out but is calming down. But today, I woke up and round my mouth/upper lip/chin which is my main problem area is near enough completely clear! along with my nose and round my nose! My back is still breaking out but not as fe

iaain_123

iaain_123

12/10/10

 

Beginning of week 3!

Wow this is actually going faster than I expected. Start of third week Skin is looking better! not great, but still better than the past few weeks. Not expecting much though I know it wont be till a few months I will start getting reliable results. Most side effects have calmed down, even the dry lips arent as bad. Only thing remaining really bothering me is this fucking itchy scalp! I'm sitting typing this scratching away I dont know why its this bad. If anyone reading has completed Accut

iaain_123

iaain_123

12/07/10

 

End of week 2

End of week 2 and things are looking up!, side effects are easing off. Today no itchy scalp, no dry skin and no nosebleed! Forgot to add yesterday had 3 nosebleeds, very minor ones but still can't be normal right?Basically still keeping up with my Biotin for my hair, moisturising shampoo and putting conditioner on my scalp. Washing regime: washing face once daily with simple moisturising cleanser followed by cetaphil moisturiser. BEST PRODUCT FOR ROACCUTANE IS BURTS BEES! Honestly was sick of th

iaain_123

iaain_123

12/05/10

 

Half way through week 2, 2

Sitting in my friends bed watching a movie and can't even concentrate on it because my scalp is that itchy. Such a headache too, not washed my hair in 3 days and it's still this itchy had to put Cetaphil on it. Starting to think if this is really worth it. All these side effects and I'm not even two weeks in. Starting to regret accutane. Today has been a tough day.

iaain_123

iaain_123

12/04/10

 

Half way through week 2

Still breaking out like crazy, still very dry lips and very dry skin. Burn taking ages to heal hardly changed at all. New side effects: woke up this morning with a nose bleed and had a banging headache all day about to go back to sleep cause its really sore. PEACE

iaain_123

iaain_123

12/03/10

 

Few days into week 2

Right a few days into week 2, was going to do this on a weekly basis but never mind just gonna keep updating when things happen. Also, I'm going to keep up with this blog and not half ass it like alot of people do. So I thought my initial breakout was clearing up at the end of week 1, but alas obviously not. Still getting tonnes of under the skin sore spots and whiteheads. I dont know if you would call it a cyst but its the most cyst like spot i think ive ever had on my face. Tried to pop it b

iaain_123

iaain_123

12/01/10

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12/02/10

 

Accutane week 1

Should have started blogging from day 1, but basically heres this jist. I'm 17 years old and got prescribed roaccutane(accutane) for moderate facial acne and significant back and chest acne after differin/ benzoyl peroxide, tetracycline, erythromycin etc etc. Not to mention my expensive experimentations with clinique, acnefree(shipping from america may be cheap in wal mart but expensive to get to the UK), clearisil, garnier pure active and the famous pro activ. Just about to finish week 1. S

iaain_123

iaain_123

11/29/10

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