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Day 57 - HALFWAY THROUGH!

Hi People I am very happy today as I have had FOUR people at work tell me my skin looks good!! I never have heard this before lol! I feel pleased. I hadnt been paying too much attention to my skin recently. I found that if I didnt look in a mirror, then I could ignore the fact that my skin was red/flaky/dry/peeling. But, when I did take a good look today in the harsh light of the toilets at work, I must say it is a LOT smoother, not as many flaky patches. I actually look quite rad

SunshineNic89

SunshineNic89

09/07/11

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09/07/11

 

Day 50 - Sun related advice please!

Hello everyone. Skin looks quite nice today!! Gave myself a little facial using No 7's "Radiance Boosting" cream. Just applied it after shower while pores were open, leave for 5 mins and rinse with warm water. Then slapped a bit of my Clinique SuperDefence night cream. This morning it was nice and soft, hardly any flaky dry bits and most of my spots have gone down (apart from a new juicy one on my forehead - luckily my fringe covers it) I need some advice though! Going to

SunshineNic89

SunshineNic89

09/01/11

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09/09/11

 

Day 49

Hi All, I feel much better this week. More my cheery self The tomato-like redness has calmed down thankfully and spots are decreasing in size. I am expecting a few to pop up soon as I am due my period in about 4 days time. But hopefully they won't make an appearance! My skin has felt less dry in the last couple of days. Not entirely sure why as i havent been drinking more water, or moisturising any more? Anyway, Im not complaining. Today my lips are quite sore. The skin is
 

Day 45....red red red

Hi all, I must say, I can understand why people want to give up. My spots are slowly going (despite some new juicy ones) but my face is VERY red without my make up. Its not a big deal I just look a bit like a tomato. It feels such a long way to go before I finish these pills!! Also, just now I have noticed that the skin on my left forearm is really red but the skin over the other arm is just fine? It looks like sun burn which is impossible as its been heavily raining all wee

SunshineNic89

SunshineNic89

08/26/11

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09/06/11

 

Day 41...sorry for the delay!

Hello everyone, sorry i havent kept this up to date!! Time has just flown by ive been so busy. Not sure where to start really so sorry if I waffle on.... But basically since my derm appointment I have gone through a range of emotions. The week after the appointment, I got quite a few compliments about my skin, saying how well i looked and people saying they've never seen my skin so clear etc. So that was great, and a real confidence boost! But this last week, I just can't put
 

Day 28 - 2nd Dermatologist App

Hi people I had my first check up appointment at the Derm yesterday. When I walked in he said "Ahh you must be taking the drug" which I took to mean my face looked clearer! But then he continued "Yes, you look red"....cheers for that. I thought I looked fine!! Maybe its the "glow" my boss was talking about yesterday! Anyway, he asked me how my mood has been and examined my face quickly. Was pleased with the decreased spots on my forehead (which was my worst area) so decided to con

SunshineNic89

SunshineNic89

08/10/11

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08/10/11

 

Day 27

Nearly 1 month....oooh yeah! I feel happy that I'm almost a month through. My boss actually said to me today that my skin is looking better and has a nice glow about it that it never had before (talk about back handed compliment!) but anyways, that cheered me up considering he didn't know I was taking medication for my skin!! I am suffering with really dry eyes... when i wake up my vision is blurry and I can barely rub them as they are so dry... So. I have bought some "Bli

SunshineNic89

SunshineNic89

08/08/11

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08/08/11

 

Day 23

Hey everyone, Sorry I haven't keep you all updated, its been a hectic week! Since my last post my scalp has calmed down in terms of itching but it was driving me mad for a few days! I bought head and shoulders shampoo and that seems to have helped a bit. I havent noticed any hair loss...yet, just it seems quite dry, despite using rich conditioners. Spots.....well it seems i am having my breakout. :S my cheeks have flared up and i have about 5-6 small-medium sized whiteheads

SunshineNic89

SunshineNic89

08/04/11

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08/05/11

 

DAy 16

Hellooo Not a lot to report really other than the fact i have such an itchy scalp!! People at work are gonna think I have fleas soon It's really ticklish and once I itch I can't seem to stop!! I feel ok though otherwise. Spots are scabbing up or flaking off and generally dry skin still. xx
 

Day 15 on Accutane

Hi everyone I am less flaky today! :S im not complaining I just dont understand where all the flakes have gone.....my pillow must be disgusting if they all fell off in my sleep!! Last night I had a bit of a popping frenzy. The spots I attacked were fairly small (especially for me!) but they had heads on so I just went for it. After I dabbed them with Germolene and then a light layer of my nightcream moisturiser and this morning they are barely noticeable! So all good on the skin f

SunshineNic89

SunshineNic89

07/27/11

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07/27/11

 

2 Weeks In..Let the nose bleeds begin....

Morning all I'm 2 weeks in to my treatment! Woo. Only another 14 weeks haha Sadly I have no great news to deliver. Things are pretty much the same in terms of spots but the skin on the sides of my nose are so sensitive!! It really stings when I put moisturiser and make up on... Also, the skin just around the nostrils is so dry and I was able to pull little flakes off this morning sitting at work. Not the best look. I smothered my nostrils in Aquaphor, which is nice and relieving an

SunshineNic89

SunshineNic89

07/26/11

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07/27/11

 

Day 13 update....

UPDATE: Hey guys, I feel low at the moment as today has been a struggle. I'm undecided whether my symptoms are hay fever related or Accutane related but all day I have had red raw eyes, ithcy dry throat, flaky bits of skin coming off my nostrils and sore lips. They feel like they are radiating heat at times!!! I don't wish to be a drama queen but its been so distracting at work. Feels like all ive been doing is applying aquarphor to lips and nose, putting in eye drops, drinking lo
 

Day 13 of Accutane

Hi everyone I think I spoke too soon.....I woke on Saturday (23rd) and had two or three new small spots, one under my eyebrow which is really sore!! Also, a cystic spot that ive had for about 4 weeks anyway seems to have gotten even bigger! I'm looking forward to that one going down I can tell you! My lips now are really dry and skin on the actual lips is starting to flake off. Having said that, I have been using Aquaphor a lot (like every 15mins) and after a while the skin becomes s
 

Day 10 of Accutane treatment

Hello again everyone, I didn't think I would have much new to report, but in fact my lips are a lot more dry. The weird thing is they are dry on the insides as opposed to the lip line?? Is this normal? My chin is still uncomfortable. Not itchy and not that sore, just uncomfortable. Like a crawling throbbing sensation. Also, my face is a lot tighter this afternnoon. No flakes or dry skin patches, it just feel tight. Mainly on my lower face? Around my mouth, lower cheeks and chin??!
 

Day 9

Today is the 9th day taking Accutane! My face is a lot clearer, I must say. The bigger spots i had are calming down but still visable and the smaller spots i had have now disappeared leaving me with flaky areas and some slight scaring. I'm really pleased with the progress so far, I just hope the next 4 months are like this. I forgot to mention I am on 40mg a day for 4 months (so not as bad as some people I guess, but the face was still pretty horrific!) Yesterday was the first tim
 

Week 1 of Accutane Treatment

Hi everyone! Just to let you all know a bit about me first. 22 years old and have had spots for as long as I can remember....got real bad in the last 18months (unsure why). I have tried a variety of treatments, from topical gel, dianette, antibiotics, various face cleansers etc etc to no avail. I pushed and pushed my doctor until he finally recommended a dermatologist who took one look at my face and said that no antibiotic in the world would help me. I need Roaccutane. I had heard bad thin
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