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6 Month Accutane Journey Complete

Hey Everyone, So its been some time since I posted last, been too busy sorry. Lots has happened. Not sure where to begin but here it goes. I found out by my new family doctor I have poly cystic ovaries, which is a contributing factor and probably the main cause to my acne. I was worried when I saw her because it was the middle of month 5 and I was still breaking out with a few pimples and also my menstrual cycle was all crazy. She told me I should be on birth control as treatment for the po

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08/25/12

 

Accutane Journey - Week 17(Day 119)

day 119 , woooooow! i cant believe i am here. I jut want to share with all of you embarking on this journey with me everything thats been going on. It hasn't been easy, let me tell you. I had days where i felt like complete and utter shit. Acne has taken over my life, to the point where I have lost friends dont keep in touch, my social life is crap, im not social at all, i say very little and go out only as far as down the street. I hated going to school, i felt so embarassed. But I stuck throug

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08/11/12

 

Day 91 - Week 13

So it's been quite some time since I last posted and thats because not alot has happened for me to be updating. I'll fill you in anyway. Same old buldging cysts, and when I feel like my face is semi decent and they're starting to disappear, another comes along. I can most definately say I have come along way from where I was before I started accutane. There was not a single spot on my face that was not covered with acne/cyst and how red it was. I've noticed that the pimples are limited to my fac
 

Week 10 Day 70

Here is my schpeal on my accutane journey, its been quite the bumpy road and even a bumpy face with still quite a bit of reddness and cysts.Cheeks were looking pretty good until yesterday and jaw line is such a stubborn area its un freaken believable! uggh so frustrating only because i swear every time i wake up feeling like my face is meh, then i continue on with my day and another few appear and they hurt. and then again, and its a continuous viscious cycle and im so frustrated and annoye
 

Day 59 - Week 8 Accutane

hello to all those reading, i cannot believe that 2 months on accutane have already come and gone. As far as my acne goes, it too has come and gone. My face has a few actives mostly on the left side along the jaw line, and few pimple like on my forehead. Which to me is much less than what it used to be. I am noticing it is a LITTLE less red, generally where it used to be my whole face was like a tomatoe when i have major cysts everywhere possible on my face. Now it is mearly becoming less v
 

Day 43

Ok so today marks day 43 or week 6 however u wanna look at it. And things are ok. last week was my first week or so on 60mg and no significant side effects changed between doses. just feelin a little more dry with the lips no cracking really just chapped but managable with my vitamin e & spf chapstick ( dont know what id do with out it ) i've recent ly developed a little weird bumps on my lower arms and on the upper forearm some rash like patches not sure how to describe it but it itches her
 

Accutane Day 28 & 2Nd Derm Appt

Hello to those reading, its been a while since my last blog and only a few things have changed or happened since then. 1. last week, I had to take a car ride for an hour and it was quite sunny outside and well i tried to cover myself from the sun by keeping my hood over my face. the next day I had a little bit of redness on my hands and then became a little bumpy and dry. so I constantly kept applying hand cream to help. from that hour drive in the sun - with no sunscreen (because I fo
 

Day 13

Hey, so this is my very first blog. I thought I would share my experience with everyone and hope it helps to those unsure about using accutane and struggling with cysitc acne. My name is Katarina, im 22 from Canada and have been struggling with acne since puberty. During my preteen and teen years it was fairly normal acne here and there a pimple. As I got older it would just occur before my menstrual cycle and then go away. I have a really bad habit of popping them. Just last year I moved

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03/07/12

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