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Day 29

So the days all kind of blur together now -- the changes are gradual, but they're definitely happening! Over the past few days, the blackheads have diminished greatly. Every time I look in the mirror, there seems to be less of them. About an hour ago, I decided to do an olive oil/honey treatment on my hair and scalp (the itchiness is mostly gone, but the dryness is still crazy) and then thought it might be a good idea to rub some of the oil/honey on my face and neck. I started gently massag

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Day 19

I can't even explain how awesome it is to go out, knowing my skin looks better bare than before when I was wearing makeup. SUCH a good feeling. Still dealing with dry lips, but they don't look awful or anything. Just a little chapped. Aquaphor has been a lifesaver so far. The blackheads are being pushed out, which is basically gross -- but also super awesome. OH, and my pores have shrunk! I looked in the mirror today and totally flipped out, they're not giant anymore! I went

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Day 16

Wow, I can't believe I'm already past the two week mark. There's nothing much new to report; the dry skin has mostly gone away, now it's just my lips that stay somewhat dry. Aquaphor and cherry chapstick (my favorite) have done a good job at keeping it under control. Sometimes when I smile, I can feel them do funny things -- almost like cracking, but not painful. This past week has been pretty stressful; my dad and I visited the University I'm attending in the Spring, and found out th

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Day 9

So today's day nine. My skin is still flaky -- not like after a sunburn flaky, but like dandruff on the face flaky. It's annoying. bla. However last night in class (one of the first days I've worn makeup since starting accutane) I reached up to scratch my nose, and it wasn't oily! So while the oil production hasn't stopped, it's definitely slowed down. SO awesome. Also I've had a small breakout over the past two days, nothing serious, but definitely there. I'm hoping they'll disappear q

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Day 6

So today's day six... I'm definitely starting to see some side effects. Last night my nose started feeling sore and dry -- kinda like when you have a cold and blow it over and over -- nothing too painful, but definitely sore. Then today when I woke up, I noticed that my skin is starting to get all flaky, especially around my nose and mouth. Sigh. The headaches have gone away for now (thank god) and I haven't had any active pimples in several days now... hopefully since my issue is mainly

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Day 4

Hmm, so day four today -- haven't noticed too many side effects yet. I have still been having a headache every day that lasts all day unless I take advil/motrin (which my mom's freaking out about saying I'm gonna kill my liver for sure). Hopefully I won't get one today. I just woke up (shh, no class today- i'm allowed to sleep in) so we'll see. I did notice last night and this morning that when I brushed my teeth, my gums were really sensitive. I haven't read/heard anyone else talking

Day 2 Of Accutane!

Hey there, My name's Brittney, but you can just call me Britt. Having had acne for 9 long years, I have finally decided to end the struggle and go on accutane. After waiting a month and finally finished the multiple blood tests, I got the go-ahead from my derm yesterday afternoon -- then I immediately went and filled my prescription. I took my first pill yesterday evening with dinner, and just popped my second one about five minutes ago. The only effect I've noticed so far, was a

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