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a month off accutane

skin is still ok. i still get a few spots now and then but they are usually small whiteheds. knock on wood. i just need the red marks to fade and then i will feel confident in my skinagain

JamesD91

JamesD91

08/29/2011

 

2 weeks off accutane

skin and lips slowly returning to normal. skin still slightly improving, red marks still prominent though, had a couple of small whiteheads emerge. one on my forehead, another on my jawline since i finished my course. nothing serious though. if my skin stays this way ill be seriously happy. i mean i can deal with a few small whiteheads every couple of weeks. fingers crossed guys, wish me luck!!!!

JamesD91

JamesD91

08/16/2011

 

3 days off accutane

Hi guys, been off accutane now for 3 days, all side effects still feel the same. hopefully they will lessen and completelely diminsh soon. i stillhave red marks that look pretty bad. however if they healed my face would be clear at this moment. so i guess i am optimistic.

JamesD91

JamesD91

08/03/2011

 

Day 120

hello fellow acne sufferers i really thought come this day with 2 days left of my course i would be saying goodbye to acne. while i don't have any active acne, i still look like shit. like my face is so red and had a few red marks and scars. i am still embarassed about my face. aww im quite sad about it. i really thought accutane would work wonders. don't get me wrong, it has worked but i tyhink the actives will startcoming back and the red marks seem as if they will Never fade. I have 9 more pills to take. god i can'twait to fi nish

JamesD91

JamesD91

07/29/2011

 

Day 116

have less than a week left and a little bit worried... i don't really have any active acne, and the actives i do get in the last few weeks are very small and insignificant. However, the red marks are still the same as like a month ago and some are even still raised. i really thought by the end of my course that i would defo be clear. i guess i have to hope that the red marks will clear when im off accutane and no new ones will sprout.

JamesD91

JamesD91

07/25/2011

 

day 109

Everything is the same as my last post guys. red marks are really bringing me down. there is literally never any change. i wonder if they will ever fade????? got 2 weeks left.

JamesD91

JamesD91

07/18/2011

 

day 102

wow over 100 days! totally doesn't feel like that. anyway got 20 days left now and feeling ok i guess. skin: still dryish but nothing crazy. the reddening of the ace is annoying and some people notice it. lips: same as skin Body aches: hardly bother me at all rashes: taken care of with moisturizer acne: decent atm. again red marks still persist and i don't really seem to get much new active acne. the actives i do get are usually tiny whiteheads and barely noticeable. 20 days!

JamesD91

JamesD91

07/11/2011

 

day 93

on thefinal month now guys and skin still the same, red marks still persistent aaaaaaaaaah otherwise all giid

JamesD91

JamesD91

07/02/2011

 

Day 85

hey guys, okay so almost month 3. i know all people say it but it really is crazy how fast time flies when ur on this thing. skin: dryness isn't too bad. i apply cetaphil like 3 times a day and my face is fine. acne: could be worse but still not great. ahad a couple of whiteheads pop up but nothing too nasty. its just the red marks that are bothering me now. there is literally no change from week to week with them. im hoping i will see better improvements coming into the fourth month. 35 days left. peace out

JamesD91

JamesD91

06/24/2011

 

Day 78

hey guys not having the best day today, hayfever is playing up and generally feeling quite shit. plus had a new spot pop up on my right jawline which is never good. apart from that nothing new. the red marks are a complete joke. like they won't fade at all. it seems like they will stay on my face forever oh another thing! i went out drinking and had quite alot. had no problems at all so far fingers crossed! ps i know you shouldnt drink but im determined to not let accutane or acne ruin my social life

JamesD91

JamesD91

06/17/2011

 

Day 75

Day 75 - Hey people, almost week 11 now and feeling ok i guess. skin still seems to be improving but also getting drier. same with the lips. i noticed a couple of muscles pains in my lower back and bum cheeks (believe it or not LOL) but nothing too bad. this only happens when i exercise. Ihave had a little mini-breakout at the side of my forehead but it is literally 3 little spots/whiteheads so i don';t really care. Apart from that nothing new. I PRAY that this improvement continues! 45 days left !

JamesD91

JamesD91

06/14/2011

 

Day 71

Hi guys, skin still improving and that bump i tyalked about in my last post turned into a puny whitehead and has diminshed already. yay! . One of my friends even commented that my skin was clearing up. although i can't really see it myself for all the red marks and reddend skin it means alot that someone has noticed something at least! side effects wise - my skin still isn't too dry. my cetaphil takes care of that. however i am developing quite bad red skin, when i work out or when i'm hot or nervous. so very annoying. i pray this is me over the worst now and hopefully i can keep improving from here on in. only 50 days left!

JamesD91

JamesD91

06/10/2011

 

day 68

Okay guys, almost week 10 face is still improving. don't get many new actives and the actives i do get are usually superificial kind of small whiteheads. However I have a little red bump on my right cheek. hopefully this isn't a painful pustule/nodule/cyst. dry skin is lessening, does any1 find this? even tho my dose has been numped up there has been no difference in the side effects. I guess the dose possibly hasn't kicked in yet.

JamesD91

JamesD91

06/07/2011

 

Day 65 (ish)

I think its day 65, not quite sure. just started the 10th week anyway. feeling a bit better since my last post. im just going to stick with it. went to see my derm two days ago and she is reasonably happy. bumped up my dose from 40 mg per day to 60 mg per day so hopefully this will make the difference. so I have 180 pills left. tghis is 2 months worth becuase i take 3 a day. and then i go bak and see my derm in 3 months. (hopefully acne free). This seems unlikely at this moment in time though no real side effects still. my lips and skin are still dry but nothing i can't deal with. does anyone have any advice about drinking on accutane? i want to start going out with my mates again and drinking you know?

JamesD91

JamesD91

06/04/2011

 

Day 57

hi guys, day 57 today, end of week 8. Feel like shite though. a couple of nights ago i was literally on the verge of crying. and i am not an emotional person at all. I just expected to see some improvements by now. But no, new spots just keep popping up. There is a little improvement from say 4 weeks ago but nothing noticeable. I now get about 4 actives a week instead of like 8 lol. my skin is getting drier, i now have to moisturise my body aswell. no other side effects to report really. I had a few beers the other night and it felt like i went out and got absolute wasted the next morning. i guess heavy drinking is a no no for me on accutane. im seriously thinking about coming off accutane. will keep u updated x

JamesD91

JamesD91

05/27/2011

 

Day 54

allright people, day 54 today so thats me almost finished week 8. i see my derm a week on thursday. hopefully she'll be able to do something useful for once. Im seriously considering coming off it. I have a hholiday coming up that iwant to drink and have a good time. i dont want to have to w3orry about accutane you know? like go out in the sun, go drinking meeyting girls at night. i dont want to have to feel self conscious of the sun or alcohol or dry skin. ahhhhhh fml. major fml. anyway on a more positive note, this last week my skin has actually started to improve slightly, Ihaven't really had any major meaningful new active ones. But the red marks still remain and man they take ages to fade on accutane. the spots i mentioned in my last post around my lips are so sore and have not showed any sign of residing any time soon my skin seems to be getting drier and drier which is annoying.

JamesD91

JamesD91

05/24/2011

 

Day 48

Hey guys, new update for you. I guess im not as happy with the results as i thought i would be come week 7. My acne, isn't much different to when i started, if anything slightly worse. I have so many red marks from previous breakouts that are taking agggges to go away apart from that, i've had a couple of new sore whiteheads pop up at the side of my lips and STILL getting the whiteheads at the side of my nose aswell, ah soooo annoying! On the plus side - my forehead looks as if it could be clearing up. I don't want to speak too soon but i don't think i've had a new active one there in a while. does anyone know if your acne clears up in sections on accutane lol????

JamesD91

JamesD91

05/18/2011

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05/18/2011

 

Day 43

Hi people, day 43 today and don't feel as down as i was last week. although i still have some active acne, I can see its kind of different to before i was on accutane so i'm hoping the drug is doing something. my active acne turns into red marks so quickly and then just takes aggggges to clear. damn its so annoying. I'm only washing my face with cetaphil at night now to help the dryness. in the morning i'll just splash water onmy face, moisturise then go. if i work out in the afternoon then ill just shower and wash my face after that then skip the night wash. i get my bloodwork on monday then see my derm 2 weeks on thursday. even though i run out of pills a week on monday. fucking incompetent bastards. how incompetent are all doctors, derms, random people!?!?!?!? ahhhhthey are so annoying, they think they know everything. anything any1 has ever given me has made me worse. i went to the doctor about 2 years ago for the first time about my spots. I literally had about 5 spots in total, all on my chin. now they are all over my face. cheers you so called 'professionals' ahhh rant over take care people x

JamesD91

JamesD91

05/13/2011

 

Day 35

Hey guys, sorry i haven't update recently, been busy busy! anyway into my 5th week now and still seeing no major changes ahhhh! alothought i have noticed my skin seems to glow which is kind of nice. No blackheads whatsoever, red marks take ages to go and spots seem to come and go real fast! for some reason i keep getting spots on either side of my nose a wee bit up from my mouth, weird huH? they are like small whiteheads that are quite sore, anyway i burst two of them today. i know i shouldn't have but i don't even care anymore. fuck acne and fuck accutane.

JamesD91

JamesD91

05/07/2011

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05/13/2011

 

day 28

hey guys, hit the 4 week mark. although im not as happy as i might have been because my face looks horrible. I'm not sure if this is the initial breakout or what but i have like a cluster of spots on my right cheek, probs about 6. fucking yuck. my left cheek has just red marks really and same with both jawlines. my forehead has one big active and a couple of small ones around that. yuck. So yeh i thinki could be experiencing the IB????? these spots have been popping up since last week so hopefully that is the last of them no new side effects

JamesD91

JamesD91

04/28/2011

 

Day 25

new update - a couple of new spots on my jawline but nothing outragously bad, got a couple on my neck too which is weird because i never really get them there. Apart from those just red marks remain really no new side effects again, almost hit the one month work, please god let this work!

JamesD91

JamesD91

04/25/2011

 

Day 23

Hi guys, sorry i haven't updated in a few days, my skin had been improving rapidly and well you kinda find alot more things to do when you're more confident with your skin anyway i got too confident too early i think and woke up this morning with a big red bump on my nose and on my left cheek. they are so noticeable but are also under the skin. weird huh? i also grew a little whitehead on my jawline, fuck i hate acne! apart from that nothing new and no new side effects

JamesD91

JamesD91

04/23/2011

 

Day 20

wow into the 20s in terms of days now people and the time is flying! Had a shave this morning and not too irritated so far (most of my acne comes from shaving) acne wise - i sprouted a new whitehead last last night but this morning it has pretty much diminished. not sure if its accutane that killed it . no new spots this morning and i'm feeling okay i guess side effects - still hitting the gym hard and no pain or aches. been applying vaseline to the rash on the backs of my hands and this has cleared it right up i can feel my skin getting more and more dry as time goes by but i suppose this hopefully shows that accutane is doing something yeh?? no depression or anything severe like that

JamesD91

JamesD91

04/20/2011

 

day 19

Hey guys, day 19 now and not feeling great today, woke up this morning and that stubborn whitehead i talked about yesterday has escalated inbto a huge horrible one with tiny whiteheads surrounding it. yuou can literally see it in the mirror when standing like 20 feet away. YUCK. Also i have a big sore spot right on my hair line which is weird for me because i never get spots there. apart from that, no new ones, red marks are taking ages to heal, i mean they just still look like red spots, so frustrating. no new side effects either, apart from i was really tired last night and actually fell asleep when i was watching the tv, not sure if this is accutane related or not.

JamesD91

JamesD91

04/19/2011

 

Day 18

Hey people, a new day, a new update i had a game yesterday in the scorching glasgow sun (i know wtf lol). anyway my body ached after, not sure if that was because of the accutane or because i took a few hits . Also the rash on the backs of my hands was sore and i felt itchiness and dryness all over my body, wasn't too bad though. Anywya this subsided after i showered after. No new spots today, just two stubborn big whiteheads that have been there for a few days now and red marks left behind. I've not shaved for 5 days now so that could be why. Side effects are all still the same, haven't got any worse, but haven't got any better either. Although i have noticed my hair to be a bit drier than normal, this is a bit of a problem because i exercise so much so i wash my hair sometimes even twice a day. Anyone have any suggestions?

JamesD91

JamesD91

04/18/2011

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