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Day 189 - Amazing!

Well the length of time I haven't had an entry is indicative of how much more improvedthings are! I haven't had a spot in so long! My dark marks have gone and my complexion is just a dream. I am thrilled with the results of accutane. I can't recommend it enough for those with serious cystic acne where antibiotics havent worked. Obvioulsy everyone has their opinion about Tane and its not for everyone but its worked really well for me and I feel like I have my confidence and looks back. I have abo

hazzard

hazzard

01/25/12

 

Day 142 - Clearer! With Photos

I continue to be (almost) spot free! Amazing - very happy about this and getting lots of compliments about my skin. I had one spot chint he other day which you can see in the photos but this didn't really bother me. Trying to keep to the Derms advice to not touch my face at any time. It's difficult sometimes - you forget how easy it is! To anyone starting on the accutance journey be very patient - it took me nearly 4 months before spots stopped! I thought after the first month of it th

hazzard

hazzard

12/09/11

 

Day 132 - Last Few Lesions Healing :)

had a visit to the derm yesterday, and been prescibed another 8 weeks. I knew this would happen but I was a bit annoyed that I have to take the full 6 months. But I am still getting the odd small spot so it will be worth it to be completely free and clear. still on same 40g dosage. Skin is actually looking great I must admit, I'm really happy! Few dents there and there from scars. Once I have finished accutane I will see how bad it is and look into scar treatment, or at least getting a few

hazzard

hazzard

11/29/11

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12/05/11

 

Day 119 - Hopes. With Pictures.

Hello, Just a quick update. Still waiting on the derm appointment really. Not had any big spots - I've had one or two smaller lumps which as per usual don't come to fruition. Now it's just a case of old lesions healing peeling, and pigmentation. I've noticed it more recently that my forehead is covered in pigmentation, in pictures it's more noticable. I hope this subsides eventually. I can always ask the derm if there is any scar treatment/pigmentation treatment available on the NHS bef

hazzard

hazzard

11/16/11

 

Day 114 - Dermatologist - Pictures

I'm still suffering from "bad chin skin". I get these lumps that don't build a head and just stay angry and red for ages. This is all concentrated on my jawline and chin as you can see from the pictures I'm over 3 months in I would have thought that this nonsense would be over by now! I'm still on 40mg, and my next appointment with the derm isn't until the 28th. So I decided to call up and see if I could increase to 60mg as I was still having breakout. My derm told me that this was

hazzard

hazzard

11/11/11

 

Day 100! Getting Better :)

I didn't think it was possible but my skin has become amazingly clear SO HAPPY! I have a few scabs that are healing slowly and tend to peel a lot more but I've not had a pimple or spot in about a fortnight. Very happy about this - seriously the clearest I've been for about 18 months and I'm loving it. Pictures to follow. There is hope - to anyone in the bad stages of Tane just read back on my blog, there have been times when it's been nightmarish. It really does take

hazzard

hazzard

10/28/11

 

Overdue Update! Cysts, Sunshine And Aches Day 78

A very long overdue blog! It's just about a month since my last entry. I went on holiday to Ibiza and although I was very worried about my skin getting destroyed in the sun I needent have - I got a lovely tan and my skin cleared up somewhat with the sun and salt water I wore factor 30 on my face and 15 on body. I didn't burn at all! I had special lipslave and did suffer with cracked lips for the duration of the holiday which was mildly annoying. But I covered it well with Bare Minerals make u

hazzard

hazzard

10/07/11

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11/11/11

 

Day 47 - Pictures

Hello! Slight improvement over the last week - or very few new lesions at least. I've felt the effect on the lips following the increased dosage, very painful and cracked all around my mouth and i am constantly reapplying the vaseline! But generally other areas of my skin are looking really really clear which is nice - it's just old scabs and lesions making my skin look bad. Hoping things continue to improve! Also worried as I'm off to ibiza for a week soon and I have to be careful

hazzard

hazzard

09/06/11

 

Day 41 - up to 40mg

Following a visit to the dermatologist my intake is upped to 40mg - two 20mg tablets a day. So hopefully things will start speeding up. I don't go back now for three months! Skin is still pretty bad - the chin spots have calmed down a bit, but I've developed some cysts on my forehead which are very difficult to conceal. I've also noticied some spots - actual whiteheads on my back. I've never ever had any back spots even during the worst bouts of breakout so this is very perplexing. My che

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hazzard

08/31/11

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09/06/11

 

Day 33 - Ow my face

Another whingey blog lined up! Well not as bad as last week but I'm definitely in the midst of a breakout. Chin spots are the worst - they scab and dry too and just look awful. Thank god for make up is all I can say. I wish I could try to go without it as I'm sure that would stop the aggravation but because of my job I just can't go around with a lepper face. It's so red and angry underneath I can't ever imagine it being clear again. Ive a few lumpy cysts on my forehead whihc are very appar

hazzard

hazzard

08/23/11

 

Day 28 - Time is a healer?

My face is slightly less angry today. Or perhaps I've gotten used to how it looks? Who knows! But lips are certainly better. I've stopped using Carmex as I think it was making them peel. Now alternating between some manuka honey balm and blistex cream. I have dry skin where spots used to be which is begging to be pickedand aggravated. Trying my best to ignore... I had a relaxing bath last night and a gentle face mask and face massage with Simple moisturiser - a richer version. It seems

hazzard

hazzard

08/18/11

 

Day 27 The breakout arrives

This is hell. My face looks like its been through a hedge backwards. I've got sores from spots just everywhere but especially around mouth and lips - they are taking ages to heal. Spots erupting all over the shop which are sore and horrible. Even where spots clear up the dry flaky skin which is patchy and red, its just as unsightly as the spot it left behind. Very bad Lips are flaky and dry and I can't find anything to help. I don't know how much worse this will get, I dont kno

hazzard

hazzard

08/17/11

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09/09/11

 

Day 20 - Blackheads, cysts and dry skin

It feels a bit silly having an entry complaining about my skin when my community in London has been plagued by rioting thieving thugs, but addition to the riots irritating me my skin has also been a bit shit. Nasty crusty/flaky/peeling skin around my mouth and lips area. Make up does nothing except make it more noticable and I look very perculiar with it on. Damn you! Three lurking cysts, threatening everyday to erupt into all out boils. Sitting under my chin, by my nose crevice, and

hazzard

hazzard

08/10/11

 

Day 14! a bit about moi

Hi there! I won't (over) bore you with the perils of my acne suffering - basicaly similar situ to many bloggers on here. I'm a 25yo lawyer and after having a second contraceptive implanton in my arm, my face seemed to erupt uncontrollably . I had the implanton removed but the acne stayed. It's been awful. I put up with it for 13 months. Then January this year I started Tetrasyl, made minor difference but six months later I was still having significant breakouts. Accutane 20mg started two weeks

hazzard

hazzard

08/04/11

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08/05/11

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