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My Accutane Journey As An Athlete - End! May 14Th!

Description - Hey everybody! I want to apologize for my delay, I did not forget you guys. I just had too many personal and academic things going on in my life. However, everything has calmed down and I want to tell you guys that I finished my five month on 15th May 2012. My skin is great but there are also some negative effects I will talk about later. I apologize again and happy Olympics! Side Effects - So my dry lips and everything went away pretty quickly and I am now swimming again! H

Augustus46

Augustus46

07/30/12

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07/30/12

 

My Accutane Journey As An Athlete - Week 17,18,19

Description - I combined another three weeks together because everything is going great! I recently calculated how many mg I will have taken by the end of my five months(http://www.acne.org/...ccutane-dosage/). Which I think is about 115mg/kg but the recommended dosage is 125mg/kg; so I plan to ask my dermatologist to give me one more month. However, I must stress that the dosage amount is different according to the severity of acne (some people get almost 200 mg/kg) Side Effects - - VERY

Augustus46

Augustus46

04/29/12

 

My Accutane Journey As An Athlete - Week 14,15,16

Description - Hey guys! So since nothing major happened I combined the past three weeks. Today I just took my 5th blood test, it's suppose to be my last month. However, I plan on asking my derm to give me 6 months to be on the safer side. Furthermore, since it might be my last blood test I decided not to look away during the blood drawing. Let me tell you, it was pretty nasty even though I am not scared of blood. When I was told to open my fist my blood literally squirted two inches inside th

Augustus46

Augustus46

04/07/12

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04/08/12

 

My Accutane Journey As An Athlete - Week 12 & 13

Description - I just began my fourth month, time went by so fast while on Accutane! So my allergies are gone and I can see my skin improving everyday. So earlier a week ago I went to get my blood test so I can get the meds on time. However, my dermatologist kept delaying and said that I could skip a few days since my face is better. Of course my skin is better because I only skipped one day (I am not even sure). Honestly, my dermatologist is pretty unhelpful considering that I pay $50 every ti

Augustus46

Augustus46

03/17/12

 

My Accutane Journey As An Athlete - Week 10 & 11

Description - End of another two weeks! So I have started track season and I have much to talk about. First, having allergies and taking Accutane is very bad. From the constant usage of tissue, I managed to get a HUGE blister on the side of my nose! It went away after 3 days (accidentally popped it). Side Effects - - Same old - Minor nose bleed that didn't come out - Back pain - Can't leave without my chap-stick, I have 3 open and used constantly Advice - - Every night apply Vas

Augustus46

Augustus46

03/03/12

 

My Accutane Journey As An Athlete - Week 8 & 9

Description - Hey guys! It's been another two week and I finally entered my third month!!! Now, I think it's safe to say that my initial breakout was not that severe. This was probably because before Accutane I took antibiotics for my cystic acne. Which worked to a certain degree with very irritating side affects. Therefore, I started taking Accutane when I noticed I was getting use to the antibiotics. These past two weeks was hell, I had a combination of sever seasonal allergies with Accutane

Augustus46

Augustus46

02/18/12

 

My Accutane Journey As An Athlete - Week 6 & 7

Description - I combined week 6 and 7 because nothing much happened in week 6 and I had finals. So today I got my blood test for my upcoming third month (so fast!). Really I have had seasonal allergies for two weeks now... I think eating Aprodine with Accutane made me get stomach aches so I stopped. Anyways, it's horrible and I bring a huge stack of tissue to school. In addition, I have a very strict diet because of acne and last week my friends called me uptight for it, but I guess they don't

Augustus46

Augustus46

02/04/12

 

My Accutane Journey As An Athlete - Week 5

Description - Yay! Just finished the first week of my second month! Well this week was great! I didn't have one single cyst since almost 1 year or more? There was no flaking and less back pack. I just wanted to add that I have told some of my close friends about Accutane and to keep a close eye on the dangerous symptoms. I really hope that my minor initial breakout is over. For the athletes, so far I haven't had joint problems even when I run for over an hour. I know that I am slowly gaining m

Augustus46

Augustus46

01/21/12

 

My Accutane Journey As An Athlete - Week 4

Description - Hey guys I am done with month one! So I'll began by saying that this week was pleasant. I only had 1 cyst and other small pimples I can deal with. However, a new problem arose.... my skin peeling. I began by applying my moisturizer like 4-6 times a day. Then, I started applying Vaseline, a very thin layer, on affected areas which worked wonders for the faking. It says non-comedogenic but I am still testing for myself if Vaseline breaks me out or not. In addition, I have not recei

Augustus46

Augustus46

01/14/12

 

My Accutane Journey As An Athlete - Week 3

Description - This week I had much less back pain, but my face burned when I run because of the sweat. The sides of my chin are really dry because I talk and laugh a lot. Also, for a whole day this week I felt super sad. However I don't know if it was something else that made me sad, or the medication just made me sadder. I had a enormous cyst on my cheek this week. It hurt so much, was super red and kept enlarging. In the end it took almost the whole week to go away and left a scar the size o

Augustus46

Augustus46

01/07/12

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01/08/12

 

My Accutane Journey As An Athlete - Week 2

Description - So this week my skin started off with many painful cysts, but by now there's nothing except a red mark on my jawline. I got this huge pimple near my armpit -_-, which was where my shingle scars were; so it was very painful. I had neck pain for a few days, it would go away as I ran. In addition, I have worsening back pain and I have noticed that it hurts the most when I lie. Which gets in the way when I try to do ab workouts, but it haven't affected when I run. Side Effects -

Augustus46

Augustus46

12/29/11

 

My Accutane Journey As An Athlete - Week 1

Description - Well the first day was fine, then I woke up with a massive headache on the 2nd day. I noticed drier eyes and skin by the 3rd day, probably because of the sweating, sun exposure, and chlorine water. Later, after I took the pill I got a stomach ache but it went away. For the rest of the week, my skin, lips, eyes continued to get drier. Also, by the 5th day my whole face felt chapped, probably because of the sweating or sun from running. Side Effects - - 2nd day severe heada

Augustus46

Augustus46

12/22/11

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12/24/11

 

My Accutane Journey As An Athlete - Introduction

I have decided to start this blog so I can help myself and share my experience on Accutane as an athlete. To start off, my name is Austin and I am 16 1/2. My acne began in 7th grade when my face started producing enough oil to fry my own fries, the weather in California didn't help either. Then, in 8th grade my acne increased in amount, size, and in pain. During the summer before 9th grade, I joined Cross-Country and began running almost everyday. Sadly, without me knowing, my acne (which I thou

Augustus46

Augustus46

12/22/11

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