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Day #59!

Today is day #59 and sorry I haven't posted in about 3 weeks, been super busy and keep forgetting to check back on here. Anyways here is the update so far... Was switched to 60mg a day last month and found out it worked best for me if I took 40mg in the morning and 20mg at night (otherwise I was getting really dry and my face would hurt all day at work). This way I feel like I am keeping the medicine in my body over the whole day instead of taking it all in the morning and having to wa

anbecker

anbecker

02/02/12

 

Day #37

Good evening! Today is day #37 for me and wow is time flying by quickly! Upped my dosage to 60mg a day last week and I think I am going through some sort of "initial breakout" where my body is getting used to the higher dosage. I really really hate it but if I actually think about it, flushing out the acne is a good thing in the long run because that means it is working! Right now I have 4 large and I mean huge monstrous pimples and I have to go to a baby shower on Saturday with my who

anbecker

anbecker

01/11/12

 

Day #30

Hello everyone! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Haven't posted in awhile... went on vacation and then been busy working the New YEar holiday at work but here I am with some time to post. Today marked day 30 in my accutane experience! Was crazy to think I have already been doing this for 30 days, crazy how time flies. Anyway, had my blood drawn last Saturday and my appointment with my derm this morning. Labs all came back completely normal. Told her about all my side effects which

anbecker

anbecker

01/04/12

 

Day #16

Good evening again, So I am not sure if my face is getting better or not but it is staying pretty much the same and not getting worse so that is always good! Got 2 new pimples today, one on my right lip area (kind of near the corner of my mouth and up a little) and another on my chin on the left side. The other pimples have healed on my left chin area and I have one healing pimple on the right side of my forhead (super small so I was never too worried about it). My face is definitely

anbecker

anbecker

12/21/11

 

Day #14

Hey all, Sorry it's been awhile since I posted... had a really busy weekend! A summary of my skin the last 4 days... not much change. The pimple that was really bothering me on my left cheek went away and was immediately replaced with another one right next to it! ugh! cannot get away from these ones! As of today I have 5 "pimples." The reason I put it in quotation marks is because I would only consider 2 of them "active." The other 3 are kind of scabs from picking at them (yes I know I

anbecker

anbecker

12/19/11

 

Day #10

Hello again! Better news today! Woke up and looked my skin hadn't gotten any better so I took a pretty lukewarm shower and was prepared to call in sick to work because I couldn't handle the redness! But surprise to me I got out of the shower and my skin surprisingly looked okay! I wouldn't call it back to normal but it was less red for sure. I think that drinking lots of water last night and caking on the lotion really helped and I didn't wake up with any new breakouts today! yay. I think

anbecker

anbecker

12/15/11

 

Update- Skin So Red And Puffy!

Hello everyone, good evening. So last night was pill #9 and I had noticed my skin looking a little red from what I had thought was a sunburn. This morning I woke up to what seemed to be swollen areas on my forehead, especially between my eyebrows (I guess in what they call the T-Zone). When I wrinkle my forehead the wrinkles are super red with white around them, and if I push on them they feel sore and swollen (it's kind of hard to explain). Needless to say I emailed my derm and she told m

anbecker

anbecker

12/14/11

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12/15/11

 

Pill #8... Cystic Acne Emerging? Help!

Good evening... today is pill #8. So the skin looks about the same today, another new pimple on the left side of my chin kind of under the chin area so it isn't really noticeable and it seems to already be healing which is great! On the down side today I have noticed some bumps under my skin on the middle of my chin and also between my eyebrows. I would say there are maybe 5 of them total and they are about 1/2 a cm in size, one on my chin is probably almost a centimeter. I can feel

anbecker

anbecker

12/12/11

 

Day # 7

Happy Saturday everyone... Today I took my 7th pill which celebrates one week of accutane! Woo! Only 5 months and 3 weeks to go... So an update on the skin situation... ran errands today and went to the farmers market. Was probably outside no more than 2 hours and came home to nice rosy cheeks and nose, evidence of a little sunburn! Needless to say I guess my skin is changing like they say and becoming more sensitive to sun. Thankfully we are headed into the winter months and sun won

anbecker

anbecker

12/11/11

 

Random Update

Hey everyone... It's the middle of the day on Friday and I woke up to a really unfortunate situation on my face. The pimples on my forehead might be a tiny bit better but I also woke up to one more on my forehead and one on the left side of my chin and one on my left cheek. So last week I started out with 3 active pimples and today I officially have about 10 active pimples. Today is definitely a depressing day. I know 10 doesn't seem like much but I have always had pretty moderate/mild anc

anbecker

anbecker

12/09/11

 

Pill #5

Good evening everyone... today was pill #5 and starting tomorrow I will be on once a day dosing! Hooray! Okay the ups of today... The left side of my chin is much much better today so I was so happy to see that this morning! The downs of today... oh where do I start? -The pimple on my right cheek was humongous this morning and had a little bit of a scab on it so I don't know if I am an unconcious picker when I sleep but it was a monster! I tried so hard to cover it up with makeup b

anbecker

anbecker

12/09/11

 

Day After Pill #4 (Day 8 On Accutane)

So I spoke too soon! Woke up this morning and one of my fading pimples on my left cheek was painful to the touch and a sort of raised bump this morning. By the time I got home from work it was a huge pimple with a big white head on it! I popped the whitehead and cleaned it out, just looks a little swollen now and red but it is going down... UGH! I jinxed myself yesterday! Also a small pimple that was sort of just a skin colored bump on my right cheek has turned a little more red and its a little

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anbecker

12/08/11

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12/09/11

 

Day #4

Good evening everyone... just took pill #4, really looking forward to finally taking one pill everyday at the end of this week. I keep getting confused which days I am supposed to take the pill so I had to label the pills with the days of the week so I wouldn't get off track (this time of year I can't keep days straight since I am working like a mad person.) Update on things... did not wake up with any new pimples this morning! Yay! However, that is not unusual for me to go a few days with

anbecker

anbecker

12/07/11

 

Day #3

Hi all, sorry I didn't post the last couple days, I got super busy with work and holiday stuff that I forgot. So today is actually day 5 of the pill being in my system but only the 3rd pill since I have been taking them every other day. (Starting this Thursday 12/8 I will be on 40mg per day). So after pill #2 I woke up Saturday morning with 3 new pimples (2 on the forehead and one on my left temple area). The one on my temple was sort of cyst like, but the two on my forehead seemed to be s

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anbecker

12/06/11

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12/07/11

 

Day #1

So the first pill has been in my system for about 24 hours now and the next pill isnt due until tomorrow night. Nothing to notice really so far but I definitely didn't expect anything for quite some time. I woke up in the middle of the night with a headache and upset stomach but I am not convinced that accutane caused it, I think it was just coincidence. All in all I am feeling really good about this journey and can't wait until I start seeing results. How long does it usually take before

anbecker

anbecker

12/02/11

 

Accutane 40Mg Pill#1

Hi all! I am sitting here on the couch watching Tv about to take my very first Accutane pill, 40mg. A little about myself is that I am 24 and have been struggling with mild/moderate acne since I was about 13 or 14. I have tried everything from topicals to antibiotics with little to no improvement, and an accumulation of an allergy along the way. I am female, approximately 135 pounds and have been prescribed Claravis (Isotrenitoin) 40mg once a day. However, my derm is having me take one pill eve

anbecker

anbecker

12/01/11

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