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Post Accutane Update And Regimen Results

Well, I decided to do a post about my progress post accutane. I have had my treatment almost 3 years ago. While on it, I had the most wonderful skin, even though i've had pigmentation all over my face. After I finished my course, exactly in 1 month, my preaccutane skin returned, it was depressing and bad. To top it off my hair was falling like I've had a chemo therapy….. At that point I tried everything there was to try on my skin….so what's next. I decided to give dan's regimen a go; i was a bi

londoncat8

londoncat8

03/12/15

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03/19/15

 

Hair Loss Stopped And Its All Back To Normal For Now

My new entry will be short and happy: Hairloss post accutane completely stopped and new hairs that grow are as strong and thick as before! It took 9 months to recover from the effect of accutane. Just a few months back my new hairs grew very, very thin but now its back to what it was before accutane! I am so happy and relieved. Do not lose hope if you suffer similar effect post accutane, it does get better but it takes time:) I still take 20,000mcg of biotin per day. I keep my acne under contr

londoncat8

londoncat8

08/28/13

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08/29/13

 

Updates On Hair Loss Post Tane

It's been past 5 months since my hair started falling out at the end of accutane treatment. I am still losing hair but not much any more. I also see new hair growing and it grows curly now, not wavy but proper curly! My natural hair is very thick and straight asian type but after accutane and major hair loss I am now growing a very curly hair. I do not mind it as I always wanted to have curly hair....and, hmm well I do have it now. Maybe it might be interesting for some people what I do(take) to

londoncat8

londoncat8

05/15/13

 

Post Accutane Horror, Regimen Update

It has been 2 weeks since I started using the regimen, to treat what I can only describe as a nuclear burst of acne on my face, post accutane. And it works! I thought that these horrible clusters of puss infused pimples in fancy groups of 6 would take months to go but they are gone! I use regimen as suggested but decided that PB in a smaller dose is rather good for me. My face does not sting anymore when I put BP because everything just dried out and no irritation happening. I guess if that is t

londoncat8

londoncat8

03/30/13

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03/30/13

 

Accutane Failed, What's Next:)

Well it's been 3 months post accutane and guess what! My face is covered with acne and it is BAD! I lost 50% of my hair but it is under control now....i guess there is not much to lose at this point, haha!!!!! I decided to get the regimen and I have been using it for the last 2 weeks. There is nothing to say about it at this point except it burns my skin every time I put BP on. I guess, I have to say that I do not regret taking accutane regardless of it not helping me. I did enjoy 8 months

londoncat8

londoncat8

03/22/13

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03/22/13

 

3 Months Post Accutane

It has been a bit difficult because of the hair loss but it is getting much better now. I got all kind of blood work done to determine what was causing the hair loss and nothing came up as abnormal. I decided to take biotin 5000mcg per day. As of now, it is safe to say the hair loss is improving and I can see new hair growing back as before. My skin looks good. I do get some small 1-2 pimple per month and I manage it with differin gel with success. Oil has returned but not as before. I have to w

londoncat8

londoncat8

02/09/13

 

And Hello Side Effects!:) (2 Months Post Accutane)

I am not too surprised with the side effect but I thought I would share my plan of tackling it:) Before I begin I must admit that my skin is as good as it never has been and it feels unreal. My oil returned, although not at all as bad as before, 2 weeks after I stopped accutane. At the moment I have to deal with some hair loss(nothing dramatic, had much worse in the past). I have 3 doctors in my family and they advised me to do liver tests and get several things checked. I will be doing a blo

londoncat8

londoncat8

12/19/12

 

This Might Be The End:)

It has been a long 8 months but it was worth it. For the last 3 months I have been on 20mg and I this is my last week of the 8 month course. I do not have any active acne on my face. I do have red pigmentation marks and some scarring which is more visible now due to my skin being thinner (as a result of accutane use). I use organic face wash("Nude') twice a day and face cream I use is by Lush called "gorgeous". My make up regime is a bit more complicated: I use revlon as a foundation and dior po

londoncat8

londoncat8

10/27/12

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10/28/12

 

End Of Month 6, 2 More To Go. Curious Notes.

Ok, for the last 2,5 months I did not have a single break out of anything on my face. Accutane does really work well for me. I am still on reduced dose of 20mg per day and will remain so until the end of the treatment. Over the years I have tried different diet changes and alterations (including dairy free and gluten free diet) ending up being vegetarian. Last month, for the sake of experiment I decided to eat everything I have avoided for many years and see if it will break me out. I have eaten

londoncat8

londoncat8

08/22/12

 

5 Months Of Accutane Finished 3 More To Go

I have seen my derm yesterday and was told I will have to go through 3 more months of accutane, 20mg per day. Even though my skin looks very good, apart from pigmentation, I need to reach the correct cumulative dose for my weight. I am not bothered by that and would rather carry on with the low dose than quit it now. I was given epaderm ointment for my dry lips and it really does make a difference. There are no side effects at the moment except dry lips and nostrils. I was also told that even af

londoncat8

londoncat8

08/04/12

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08/06/12

 

Almost The End Of Month 5 And...

....and I am cured!!!! hahahaha Well, after almost 3 months of waiting for a breakout near my mouth to clear, it finally happened. It happened very suddenly within the last two days! It is safe to say there is no active anything on my face at the moment and it feels like....... I can not even describe it properly and adequately! I am still taking 40mg of accutane and although my skin is oil free it is not too dry. My lips do not dry out as bad as before and I only need to use lip balm twice a da

londoncat8

londoncat8

07/18/12

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07/19/12

 

End Of Month 4. Side Effects Are Not Giving Up On Me Yet!

What can I tell you.....still there are not a single new spot on my face which is amazing! What else..... the inside of my nose is so dry I can feel the air slash and burn it as I breath. I still have a kind of ulcer near my mouth which does not want to heal. I am hopeless with my dry lips-they dry then peel then bleed and hurt and the cycle repeats! Aquaphor gave up on me this week. I can use my lips as a sand paper to polish wood now! I am loosing my hair which I am ok with....I hope it stop

londoncat8

londoncat8

06/28/12

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06/28/12

 

The Very Middle Of Month 4! Summing Up The Tane Experience

I will sum up what has happened during my taking of the accutane, maybe it might be interesting for some people who are about to start this drug. I am 33, have type 1 diabetes, suffering from acne since 12 y.o I feel I was born with acne cause I do not remember myself without that sh't on my face. My skin has no pores and is very very white. I get lots of pigmentation from acne....i am a human asian leopard. I am not a picker but my doctor tells me that I am!!!! Oil on my face used to be a

londoncat8

londoncat8

06/17/12

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06/18/12

 

New Side Effect At The End Of 3Rd Month!

At the moment I have an amazing sensitivity in my mouth- I brush my teeth and it feels like I am doing it with a knife! No blood but it feels like I should be bleeding all over the place! Other than that, I must admit, my acne is clearing and in some places my face looks, dare I say that, beautiful!

londoncat8

londoncat8

05/29/12

 

My Acne Scares My Cat Too!

Ok, It looks like my IB is clearing out a bit. And I hope, since it is the 3rd month on accutane, by the end of it, I will see some more improvements. My face still looks like sh*t, so even if I put real sh*t on my face no one would notice the difference-that is how bad it is! Hahaha through tears! In the past, I had people spit on my face on the streets and now I reached the point I look in the mirror and want to spit on my face too! I should go and work in a circus freak show - I would be

londoncat8

londoncat8

05/23/12

 

I Can Be A Girl In "exorcist" Au Naturel Without Special Effects On My Face!

And hello again! I have seen my derm yesterday and she decided to up my dose to 40mg for the next 3 months. I was quite disappointed that my dose was upped by only 10mg because 30mg did not seem to do much. My IB is still in full bloom so I hope that before I get mental breakdown, haha, some improvements become visible. At the moment my face looks like a garden of nuclear acne explosions; where do I file and to whom do I address my complaint!? The girl from "exorcist" is on her break-I rule n

londoncat8

londoncat8

05/04/12

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05/14/12

 

Day 44 "the Scream"

My face is not looking too bad but now I have an army of whiteheads on my chest and back and I never had so many before. My forehead which is usually was the clearest part of my face is now decorated with acne as well....bloody fantastic!!!! I was told it might get worse before my face clears but I hoped since one month had gone without major breakouts I was lucky....but no, they had to pop out and show their ugly heads!! I look in the mirror and I try to persuade myself that even though my skin

londoncat8

londoncat8

04/08/12

 

Should I Be Concerned...?

I have seen my dermatologist last week and was told that my cholesterol level was way too high (7.5!!!!). She suggested I carry on with 30mg for another month. I thought my dose should be higher on my 2nd month but it did not happen:( I have no idea how did I get cholesterol level that high?!!! I mean I am on a diet where I do not eat fatty foods, dairy products etc. I eat fish, fruit and veg....how can this 7.5 happened?!!! With this 7.5 it looks like I eat Macdonalds all day and drink butter.

londoncat8

londoncat8

04/03/12

 

Day 21

And hello again! Yes, it is quite remarkable that I have no active acne at the moment!! I have never had that before and it feels great....hope it lasts as well:) The skin is dry and oil free my red acne marks and scars are there but there are no active acne!!!!! Today I had a horribly itchy head. I use organic sls free shampoos so I do not think it can be because of anything I use on my hair. Can this be because of accutane? Maybe next, I will be loosing my hair?? Still.... I would rather be b

londoncat8

londoncat8

03/26/12

 

Day 18

Hello again, I can add, at the moment, my skin does not need any blotting paper! My t-zone which is usually oily stays rather dry all throughout the day:) Lips are dry and hurting. Cetaphil helps. Also I use vitamin E oil(mix of macademia nut oil, rosehip oil, sunflower oil) on my face and lips at night.

londoncat8

londoncat8

03/23/12

 

Week 2 Accutane

I have finished the 2nd week on accutane and it is safe to say the only thing that I have as a side effect is severely dry lips. My lips bleed quite often even though I use vaseline every 30 min. My skin has not changed all that much except I do not get any new spots and it is a bit drier. I was suggested aquaphor cream for dry skin but it makes my skin feel greasy and won't absorb well. So I am still looking for a good moisturiser hoping that if it does get worse i will be ready to deal with i

londoncat8

londoncat8

03/19/12

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03/26/12

 

Day 6, New Symptoms

Ok, it has been almost a week since I started using accutane. There is nothing major going on but I do drink a lot of water as if I had a high blood sugar, even though it is normal. My lips are getting dry but not too much yet. In any case, I would not worry about dry skin when I have acne and marks all over my face:) I have told my mother today about my accutane treatment and she has approved, saying that when I was 2 y.o doctors told her that I have vitamin A deficiency. So I am not surprised

londoncat8

londoncat8

03/11/12

 

Day1, Acne Bio, Accutane

I would like to write about who I am and why I have chosen to use accutane. I hope some people find information useful. My accutane treatment starts today, 5.03.12. I am 33y.o. female, mixed race(asian/caucasian) with very white skin. I have suffered from acne since I was 12 and it got very bad when I got type 1 diabetes at the age of 16. I have tried so many treatments, there will be not enough space here to write about them; nothing ever worked. I have acne all over my face, often inside my

londoncat8

londoncat8

03/05/12

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