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1 Year Post Accutane (Isotretinoin)

Just thought I'd post as I am basically one year post accutane and thought of the people who may be on it. I have not had one spot in ages and if get one it is gone in a day. I had serious scars left so started treatment for that a few months ago. I am on my second dermaroller treatment at Hammersmith hospital in London and it is a very painful treatment but have seen slight improvement although people generally have at least 3 treatments. Good luck everyone

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

03/20/13

 

5 And Half Months Post Accutane

Just remembered i had this blog and used to go on this site. I do get the odd spot now and again but main concern is scars left by accutane and am now awaiting treatment for that. If you are going to take this medication bare in mind you can get red marks and scars but it is still worth it. Overall I am glad i took this medication.

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

09/10/12

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12/01/13

 

Roaccutane Day 117

So it's around day 117 on roaccutane and it feels like i have been on it forever! I have seen improvement on some days but it is on and off, some good days but mostly bad days. Still have breakouts weekly, skin is extremely dry but i am not moisturising as it causes more spots. Once my face clears more i will moisturise my whole face, at the moment i just moisturise parts which are really dry. I was due a dermatologist appointment yesterday and i have been put down from 55mg a day back to

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

11/24/11

 

Roaccutane Day 64

It's day 64 on Roaccutane! I am still experiencing the usual breakouts each day and haven't seen much improvement, if any. My derm said after 3 months i should see a dramatic improvement so i am not really worried yet. I am over half way through and the first two months are out the way which is really good.. I have noticed that i have not had any spots on my back at all the last week and it is nice and smooth. I have had about one spot each week come up on my neck/back of head whi

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

10/04/11

 

Roaccutane Day 50

Okay so i have started using a moisturizer daily in the morning and the dry skin around cysts has disappeared. However i think i have got more whiteheads from using the moisturizer but im not too sure. My face is just really bad but im letting the weeks go on and not yet looking for a real improvement. Just gonna wait it out another month and by then start to see some improvements. I have huge red marks left from cysts on my face, mainly the right side of my face and the skin is flat but

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

09/19/11

 

Day 41

Started college this last week! Feel like everyone is staring at my face the whole time i am 100% sure not one person in my year has a nasty blemish which they are actually worrying about, it's just awkward i can't relax around school and be myself. Can't wait for my skin to clear. I developed a huge cyst by my nose on the left side of my face just in time for my first day back! Amazingly it is a scab now and only lasted 4days max. I have two red patches left from two cysts from the initi

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

09/11/11

 

Roaccutane Day 31 (1 MONTH)

So it's been 1 month on Roaccutane and it's gone really fast so i'm hoping next month will too.. Basically this week has been a mess, when i first saw my dermatologist over a month ago she said i would next see her in about 6 weeks time. It was coming up to six weeks the other day so i rang up as i hadn't been sent a letter to say when my next appointment would be. They said it is because they are 2months behind on appointments so i would have to wait 2 months. I argued my way through and l

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

09/02/11

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09/08/11

 

Roaccutane Day 26

So it's day 26! Gone soo fast.. Skin is looking bad got a huge breakout on my right cheek by my nose which all started from that huge cyst now other spots are on there, it's very painful so i don't play with it although it's extremely tempting! Need some advice on a moisturizer to purchase?! anyone? i haven't got one yet and need to buy a good one - i live in the uk so bare that in mind please.. Lips are getting soo annoyingly dry. Applying lip balm every half hour, i've forgotten w

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

08/27/11

 

Roaccutane Day 20

Been a while so thought i would post! It's day 20 and have seen some improvements, still getting acne as usual but the left side of my face has definitely cleared and not really getting many spots just left with all those nasty scars/red marks! The right side of my face is a different story i have that big cyst still and lots of horrible spots on my right side.. I have kinda forgotten i was taking the drug i'm just living on as usual not really thinking about it just taking each pill every

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

08/21/11

 

Accutane Day 12

Dad keeps saying my skin is looking better - less red but i keep saying it wouldn't have started working yet but then i don't really know much and it depends on an individual.. So many spots on my face including dark looking scars on my cheeks etc. Two huge cysts still which i have blamed on Accutane! I have never had a cyst like the two i have right now on my face before they look terrible. But nearly on the second weeks so things could be looking good soon! I just wanna hit the point whe

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

08/13/11

 

Accutane Day 11

Still have two huge cysts on my face! Received a letter today which was basically a copy of a letter being sent by my dermatologist to my GP (Doctors) and it was explaining to them about my acne: -what i've used before -type of acne i have (Apparently nodular cystic acne) -dose i've been described So my face is itching like fuck but i can bare extreme itchyness, as im typing this my face is itching soo much OOPS. i gave in i couldn't bare it.. Lips are getting better it's fine i

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

08/13/11

 

Accutane Day 10

OMG. Today i've had THE biggest spot i have ever had on my face. It is a cyst on my right cheek by my nose. Its a huge pretty solid feeling lump, my face is extremely red and irritated too.. I suppose this is the initial breakout? I didn't realize cysts would be part of the IB? Also i am having bad back aches at the moment and seem to be really itchy everywhere! When will things start to clear up?! lets hope tomorrow is a better day and in week two i start clearing x

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

08/11/11

 

Accutane Day 9

Forgot to post yesterday! Lips are dry but coping well now, applying lip balm at work etc. lots before bed as well.. Back ache is really annoying it lasts like 30seconds after i bend down or am in a position where my back isn't straight for a while. Face hasn't responded well to the night moisturizer i bought or it could be the wash but i'm blaming the moisturizer! So tonight i am not using that and will see whether my skin improves or not. Feeling in a much better mood today, r

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

08/11/11

 

Accutane Day 8

Right, so it's day 8 and it has been the worst day yet! Skin is looking fine but my lips are horrible, I've applied lip balm every half hour maybe less today. I had work today and was there 4hours ish and didn't apply lip balm at work obviously as i don't really get a break. My lips look destroyed i was so self conscience at what people were thinking about me and when i got home they looked even worse than how they felt. I need to invest in a really good lip balm - any ideas? Also i have h

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

08/09/11

 

Accutane Day 7

So it's finally been a week of accutane! Face is the same, breaking out like usual.. lips are drying up, so i'm frequently applying lip balm. Also i've bought Eau Thermal Avene Cleanance gel to wash my face in and Neutrogena Multi-Defence night moisturiser! They look good quality although the moisturizer was £8 and it is only 50ml which is disappointing! Will be using these tonight so will see the results tomorrow Lower back was aching yesterday after i had to bike about 5miles and i

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

08/08/11

 

Accutane Day 6

Nearly the end of Day 6! Skin is looking terrible today, loads of new spots and looking very sore. Have been out in the sun with no SPF and still have not purchased a moisturizer so skin is not looking good. Any tips/products to recommend? Anyone got any ideas about wether skin is affected by diet? Today i have eaten two choco bars, half a cake, scone, roast dinner, 4 peices of jam on toast, two small apple pies, maybe more?1 i only weigh 54kg so don't put on weight but i think this unheal

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

08/07/11

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08/08/11

 

Accutane Day 5

Okay so it's nearly the end of my 5th day on accutane! Lets just say the dry lips have hit me! They are not overly dry but they are certainly drying up i have been applying lip balm today.. As for my acne, new spots are still forming each day but my parents have said that my complexion looks alot less sore than usual and it seems like my skin is calming down a bit! My face is still a mess but i do think maybe my skin is looking slightly less red than usual. Bank was shut today so coul

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

08/06/11

 

Day 4 Accutane

Not much to say really! Skin remains the same, new pimples everyday but skin is feeling really really soft! My lips are still normal which is good However i do want to start getting dry lips etc. so i know the accutane has kicked in! Tonight i will be purchasing a new Cleanser, Moisturizer, SPF, and Jojoba Oil, does anyone recommend anything whilst on accutane? As soon as i start to see positive changes in my skin i will be posting pictures of before and after maybe once a month, as

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

08/05/11

 

Day 3 Accutane

Hi, On Day 3 now! Haven't experienced anything like dry lips etc. Although i have defiantly had a breakout! There is a huge pimple on my right cheek, one inbetween my eyebrows, above my mouth and by my eyebrows on the corners. If i had not took accutane i doubt that these would have come up. All these new spots are on top of the ones i already have so it's stressing me out! Today i am quitting smoking, after smoking for around a year so maybe my skin will start to improve from that

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

08/04/11

 

Day 2 Accutane

Recieved My prescription of 20 mg Accutane yesterday! Have took my Pill for today and feeling pretty ill as i have a cold at the moment! I have not seen any changes in my face or body at the moment as it's too early on to tell. However i'm in a great mood at the moment and really excited to be on Accutane! I haven't invested in a new face wash or moisturizer or SPF yet but am looking at what ones to use? I think that these two look great and think i will buy them tonight just in

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

08/03/11

 

Day 1 Accutane

Background Info: Firstly I am going to tell you a bit about my self and how i have been coping with acne! I am from England and am 16 years old, i have been suffering with acne for 3 and a half maybe nearer 4years! The acne itself started off very mild with an odd pimple here and there which didn't really cross my mind at all. Over the years the acne has been getting gradually worse. I spent a great deal of time using Benzoyl peroxide over the last year and felt that it was great! It cleared

Godrickuk

Godrickuk

08/02/11

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