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No More Accutane For Me... :(

So let's see...it's been about two months now that ive been taking accutane. (sorry i havent really been updating) well, my skin has deffinately cleared up quite impressively. its not 100% but its a heck of a lot better than before. about a week ago i was actually OKAY with going out in public without makeup but not too exstatic about it. which is actually a big step for me because i would NEVER go out without makeup on before. so this week was my spring break and i went on a trip up to Idaho and Utah (im from Southern California) and i kept on forgetting to take my accutane pills (I upped my dosage from 60mg/day to 80mg/day about a week before) and when i got back from the trip i noticed that the back of my hands had gotten very chapped and red and peely and my face had started breaking out (like several whiteheads on my face which hasnt really happened since taking the accutane. the really nice thing ive been noticing too about accutane is that after i pop zits, the spot heals much faster than it used to). I believe that the chapped hands have resulted from a mixture of accutane and really dry, cold weather and I think I started breaking out because i missed a few days of accutane. so its really really nice to know that it's actually working! YAY! yeah but not really. because i just asked my stepdad the other day to order more accutane online for me yesterday and he said that all of a sudden the website is asking for a perscription and stuff which i dont have so now they're not letting us buy them anymore which is really freaking me out. my stepdad has been trying to find reliable sites that will sell them to us without a perscription but he said hes having trouble with that and i only have about 5 days worth of accutane left so im pretty much screwed. WHAT SHOULD I DOOOOOOO?!?!?!?!?! IM FREAKING OUT!!!!!!!

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04/07/2012

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04/07/2012

 

Week 2 And A Few Days Of Accutane!

hello again everyone! well, i must apologize to those who might actually care about me not putting up an entry last week but it's because i didnt notice any difference in my skin. maybe just the slightest bit of dryness in the lips and thats it! my face was just as acned up and oily as usual. though, i have been noticing a difference in something for the past few days now. the back of my hands are soooo dry and scaley! which you'd think id be mad or freaked about but im actually super excited since im not actually getting accutane through my doctor but through canada and canada gets it from india and i was a little bit worried at first that my pills were duds but now that i have such dry hands, im praying that its from these pills that im taking and not just because. ive also been getting dry eyes lately though i dont know if thats from the pills or from recent lack of sleep and i must ask for anybody reading whose been on accutane or is on it right now: when did you start noticing the first signs of dryness on yourself?

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03/04/2012

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03/04/2012

 

Its Finally Happening!....day 1

So the journey begins...... I know everybody says that but thats what it feels like Gaaah Im sooooo excited (if you couldn't already tell by the title ) I don't really know what to say other than hi, Im Natalie. Im a girl, im 17 years old, im 5'10" and i weigh about 125pounds. ive tried everything and nothing has made any difference in my skin blah blah blah so my doctor perscribed me two tablets of 20mg of accutane a day (same thing as 40mg) to start out with and im so excited! Oh, also, I don't have really severe acne, i mean, it's pretty bad but not like big cysts all over my face but my biggest problem is the scarring. I scar sooooo easily (probably doesnt help that im extremely fair skinned). for example, about 3 years ago i went camping up in Idaho and i got a whole bunch of mosquito bites all over my ankles and they're still there after all this time!!! same thing goes with my face. the scars of course arent as bad as they were before but theyre still quite noticable and it sucks. even if i have no zits on my cheeks or something (i get less acne in the winter) i still have to wear foundation because of the stupid purple scars. and acne scar cremes only helps if i put it on directly after i pop the pimple or maybe the day after but even then, it never entirely gets rid of the scar. it sucks. I think i added a picture of my lower face without makeup last summer at the bottom...see if it works out I bought a couple of things in preparation of this...partaking? Let's see, i bought some aquaphor for starters, some conditioning shampoo(its this product by loreal and its like 1/3 shampoo and 2/3 conditioner), some SPF60 sunscreen for face (its by anthelios and ive tried it out and it seriously feels like liquid nothing on my face!!! i highly recommend it though its pretty expensive), some soothing oil body wash by eucerin and some vitamin E oil and Jojoba oil for my face lotion. I hope that's going to be everything i need to survive. Wrote more than i thought oh well! whatever. If you have any helpful tips or any questions please let me know! umm...signing out?

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02/17/2012

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02/17/2012

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