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Day 56

Skin is still looking good. Just have blackheads and other small stuff coming to the surface but no major pimples or cysts. In fact I am pretty pleased with the way my skin is looking. Its nice to go out and not have to put a ton of cover up and foundation on. I am also feeling way better physically. I may have jumped to conclusions (which my husband says I always do) about accutane wearing down my body. The past few days I have had a ton of energy and I haven't had that many aches or pai

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

05/16/11

 

Day 50

Well my skin is looking good, the blackheads on my nose are still clearing out. I still have a ton of tiny little pimples under my skin on my chin and jawline. They are slowing coming to the surface. My body however is not as good, I am extremely tired all the time, I have absolutely no energy at all. I have now pulled something in my back for the 2nd time since starting accutane and I am extremely sore. I also think I may be getting sick again which would be the 2nd time since starti

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

05/10/11

 

Day 45

Its been a while since I have made an entry. 1 because I have been very busy and 2 there is really nothing to report. My skin has basically remained the same over the past 2 weeks. Some stuff comes out of some blackheads after I wash my face and wipe it with a towel. T here are still tons of little underground pimples but they are only noticable if you look real close. I havent been wearing foundation which is really nice especially since its been in the mid 80's here. I am hoping that my doc

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

05/06/11

 

Day 32

I walked out of my house without foundation on my face for the first time in years. It felt great, especially since its 85 degrees out. No new breakouts and everytime I wash my face more stuff comes out from all the blackheads on my nose. I still have lots of little under the surface pimples on my chin (which the dr told me will take the longest to clear) but you only notice them if you are real close. It also helps that I have a nice tan going on. Dont worry I put spf 30 on my face every d

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

04/23/11

 

Day 29

1 month down and 5 to go! Woohoo! I went to the Dr yesterday. My bloodwork came back great and he liked how my face is doing so I am continuing on 20mg 2x day. He said I should not expect any new breakouts, just blackheads and other clogged pores coming to the surface. He said this is the part that takes the longest. I have noticed in the past few days after I wash my face that alot of stuff coming out of the blackheads on my nose. (Sorry if this a little TMI) As for the rest of

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

04/19/11

 

Day 23

I went for my bloodwork this morning. I hope everything is ok, I wouldnt want to have to stop taking accutane. I guess every month I am going to have to go through a little bit of anxiety waiting to get the results. I go back to the Dr on monday. As far as my face goes, my forehead cleared up. I still have the one cyst on my left jawline that hasnt really changes much since I started over 3 weeks ago. I have noticed in the past few days that all of the million little clogged pores (bl

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

04/14/11

 

Day 19

Well I have all these tiny pimples on my chin. The almost look like whiteheads but under the surface. I wish they would all come up already. I have 2 cysts on my forehead now as well. Besides my forehead and chin the rest of my face is ok. I am only on 40mg a day, I am hoping that the Dr. ups my dosage when I go back to see him in a week and a half. I have no other side effects at this time except for dry/chapped lips and last night my skin was really itchy. Does anyone have any sugge

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

04/09/11

 

dAY 16

Well I think the IB is upon me. All these small pimples are popping up all over my face. My chin looks like a road map! LOL. I think every pore that has ever been clogged on my chin is now coming to the surface. The problem I have is I am a picker, I know, I know...its really bad for you but I just cant help myself! I am trying to have some self control but I have yet to learn it in my 32 years of existance. I am just hoping that this doesnt take that long to clear up. Besides that

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

04/06/11

 

Day 12

I have dry, cracking, peeling lips. It is not a good look for me. LOL. I am applying aquafor and carmex nonstop but it just isnt helping. I also learned that I need to up the spf if I am going to be in direct sun (which living in south florida with a 3 year old is unavoidable). My nose is a little red from being in the sun on thursday. As for my face... no new pimples have appeared, just the ones that have been there seem to be shrinking. In fact today I didnt even wear foundation. Wi

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

04/02/11

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04/03/11

 

Day 8

My lips are shriveling up. I keep applying carmex, aquafor and chapstick but they feel liked they are about to peel at any given moment. The rest of my face and body isnt that dry though. I keep applying lotion twice a day. I noticed I am getting some small pimples on my chin. It seems like things are starting to surface but they are very small and seem to clear up pretty quickly. Also the blackheads/clogged pores on my nose are purging themselves which is fantastic being i think they ha

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

03/29/11

 

Day 7

Well I am feeling much better now that I have been on antibotics for my upper respitory infection. As for the rest of me, my skin all over my body feels a little sore to the touch, almost like I have a slight sun burn even though I havent been in the sun. My face is looking good, the cysts on my chin are shrinking and drying up and the one on my jawline is a 1/4 the size it was a week ago. And the one on my left check is completely gone. I have some dryness on my nose but I am putting on loti

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

03/29/11

 

Day 3

Well the good news is my sore throat was not accutane related. I woke up with a really bad cold this morning and to the dr and it seems I have an upper respitory infection. I am actually relieved it was not accutane related, otherwise I may have had to rethink this course of treatment. As for my face, it appears that the cysts on my chin are going down in size and also coming to the surface. The one on my left jawline appears to also be shrinking in size as well. Overall my face looks pr

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

03/25/11

 

Day 2

So I woke up this morning with a sore throat. Having only taken 2 doses I am reluctant to say its from the accutane however I know it is a possible side effect. I must have drank at least 90 oz of water today and I am hoping that tomorrow my throat is not so sore. Luckily I have some great herbal throat coat tea that seems to be helping. I also have a killer headache but I get headaches all the time and today was just one of those days. LOL. Besides that I am feeling fine. So far no ch

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

03/23/11

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03/25/11

 

Day 1

Ok so I am taking 20mg twice a day of Claravis. To start I have 2 small cystic pimples on both my right and left sides of my chin. I also have 1 big cyst on my left jawline and a small one on my left cheek. I also have a bunch of small blackheads on my nose. I have been drinking a ton of water which is probably going to keep waking me all night but I was told to drink as much as you can. I stocked up on sunblock, lip stuff and lotion so I can try to prevent as much dryness as possible

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

03/22/11

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03/23/11

 

Finally starting accutane tomorrow

I really hope this is worth all the hoops I have to jump through to get this prescription. My doctor couldnt write the prescription until today due to the ipledge program rules. Anyway, I brought my script to the pharmacy and of course they didnt have it in stock. So I must wait 1 more day till I start. I was prescribed 20mg to start off and then my doctor will increase the dosage later on. Right now my face is actually not that bad since I have been on Bactrim for the past month. I am hopi

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

03/21/11

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03/22/11

 

Hopefully starting accutane today

Hello, I am a 32 year old female who has been suffering from acne for years. I cant even begin to estimate how many thousands of dollars I have spent at dermatologists, prescription drugs, over the counter stuff and laser treatments to get rid of my acne. I have 2 kids and am not planning on any more so I finally decided its time to get rid of this annoying acne once and for all (hopefully) with accutane. I decided to keep a blog and track my progress so that maybe I can help someone else

32yroldacne

32yroldacne

03/18/11

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