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Breaking Out After Accutane

Soooo I started breaking out last week on my left cheek and right now I have about 4 small red spots and one med size spot in the middle of my left cheek. I ended a 6 mon course of accutane in sept 2012, so about 3 months ago, which cleared me except for marks. my oily skin came back in oct so after a month being off of it which i can deal but now more spots mean more marks. I'm seriously really worried that my acne is starting to come back. I made a derm appointment to try to keep ahead of this

leopard1

leopard1

12/10/12

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12/11/12

 

Day 131- Start Of Month Five, Back Down To 40Mg

Ok so as the title says i started month 5 yesterday and had my derm appointment with some bad news. My cholesterol was high (246) so i has to go down from 60mg to 40mg for this month. I was bummed at first bc i wanted to go up to 80mg for my last month but im justglad i get to stay on it. My derm also said depending on my labs next month we could maybe do another month so we will see. Im just gonna be super conscious of what i eat and exercise more to see if that helps. I had high cholesterol to

leopard1

leopard1

07/13/12

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07/14/12

 

Day 104-60Mg. I Can't Believe This Breakout

WOW, that's all I can say right now because I never thought my face would take such a backward step. I put pics in my gallery and obviously you can't see all the marks but you can see that enormous red cystic-modular whatever, I'm never good at classifying spots. And I just got 2 new small but red spots with whiteheads. I really can't believe this it's INSANE. they say month 4 is the magic month but uhhhh I'm halway through and this is the worst my skin has been in weeks. I was so happy last wee

leopard1

leopard1

06/26/12

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07/13/12

 

Day 101- Still On 60Mg

So I haven't written in forever because things have been going well. I went to the Derm last week and she kept me on 60mg because of my weight of 58kg but she said we coulld go up to 80mg next month if we needed to. Skin: we'll I'm a little annoyed with my skin over this last week,I have two new spots that are raised and red on my left cheek and along with the red marks it looks terrible. These two spots have been here for a week but of course today they started getting bigger and of cours

leopard1

leopard1

06/22/12

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06/23/12

 

Day 70-60Mg

Ok so it's going really good lately so I haven't been on the site much or thinking about my skin as much as I used to which is a relief. I typing from my new iPad!! Whoo I love it. I was a little more self conscious this weekend bc I had my little cousins stay over and they are 12 and 13 and have very clear skin. It was just weird going out and being the older person whose complexion has spots and marks. But we had so much fun, at this age they are hilarious. Skin: overall doing amazi

leopard1

leopard1

05/21/12

 

Day 60Mg Accutane-3Rd Derm Visit And Start Of Month 3 Tomorrow

Hello hello, ok so my derm said that the breakout i had last week was from my period, i guess that could be true but it was about 5-6 red/whiteheads that i popped, woops. soooo is that gonna happen every month now though? i'm confused about that because i'm going through accutane to get rid of these spots and my period is gonna keep coming obviously so am i gonna keep getting these spots. hmmm? but on a more positive note i'm getting upped from 40mg to 60mg for my 3rd month. my derm sa

leopard1

leopard1

05/11/12

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05/13/12

 

Day 57- 40Mg- Still Breaking Out

Skin: ok well as the title says i'm still breaking out on my Right cheek. the breakout started a week ago and those 4 spots that started the breakout have turned to red spots and not bumps but now i'm getting new bumps in that same area that are red raised and have a whitehead just like the other ones. these spots make my whole Right cheek look like one big red spot and they hurt and always feel like pressure on that right cheek.. i'm annoyed to say the least mostly because i haven't had a bre

leopard1

leopard1

05/08/12

 

Day 41, 40Mg- Slow Progress... ? Getting Oily

SOOOO today is day 41, i know i just posted last week but i feel like my skin has been at a standstill for the past few weeks. it's definitely improved for sure but i feel like it's not continuing to improve it's just staying "okay" when it definitely has a lot of room to improve. i mean it's not terrible, a few actives and mostly marks. i've read in a couple blogs/forums that people experience a standstill in month 2 and see real improvement in month 3+. is anyone else experiencing this??

leopard1

leopard1

04/22/12

 

Day 38- Accutane 40Mg/day

Hello! i put new pics in my gallery if you want to check it out- they are kinda out of order but i put the dates in the caption or comment hope that helps. the lighting is a little yellow/dark is some of the pics so you can't really see everything in real light so it's a little worse in person. i'm LOVING accutane! BUT still have a LOOONG way to go on my journey and to better skin. my skin still has a lot of room for improvement even though it has improved some and looks better SKIN:

leopard1

leopard1

04/19/12

 

1St Derm Apt Since Accutane, Starting 2Nd Month Tomorrow, Upped To 40Mg!

sorry, just to warn this will probably be a long post.. well to start off, I LOVE my dermatologist <3, she's just so cool. i mean i had to wait over an hour to see her but she's worth it. i had my apt in the afternoon but went for my blood work this morning b/c i had to be fasting. but it worked out because we had the results by the time the appt was and we just did the ipledge thing together in her office and she's just so laid back about it. she asked me what i wanted to do as far as d

leopard1

leopard1

04/11/12

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04/13/12

 

Day 23, 20Mg.

i still can't believe all these BLACKHEADS, beware the army is coming through. i mean it's definitely a good thing but right now every pore is filled w/ a blackhead so it looks kinda gross. i hope they come out over the next week or two, i mean sooner would be greatly appreciated but i know blackheads are extremely stubborn. but hopefully my pores will shrink down once these blackheads are out and can't hold them open anymore. the one major thing is am SUPER excited about is the decrease in

leopard1

leopard1

04/05/12

 

Day 20-20Mg- Holy Blackhead And Finally Dry

ok so i just took my 20th pill, wow seems to be going by faster. my last blog entry complaining about oily skin was too premature. over the last 2days my skin has been getting more dry- it's really dry when i get out of the shower and then i apply cetaphil and its okay. it does flake here and there throughout the day- esp around my nostrils, hah. but i only had to use 1 blotting paper today (usually use 3), and i didn't really even have to, it's just habit. honestly i'd rather have flakes than a

leopard1

leopard1

04/02/12

 

Oily- Day 15, When Does It End!?

ok so i think i may have said in an earlier log that my face is slightly drier, LIE. so my face is still super oily 3-4H after washing. WHEN DOES YOUR FACE STOP BEING OILY ON ACCUTANE? i've read so many blogs/posts stating that after the first week everything was soo dry. well i just don't want to be oily. my lips are drier i think so maybe my face will be next but i still have to blot 2x or more in 12h= annoying. i'm sure once my face is dry i'll be complaining about that. but i just want

leopard1

leopard1

03/28/12

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03/29/12

 

Day 11- 20Mg

so finished my 1st pack yesterday, whoah, hah. skin: i had 2 identical spots on both middle of my cheeks, they started out red and increasing in size and then the next day they were a HUGE whitehead, which i popped both, woops. they were angry eyes staring at me! i couldn't go to work like that, so now they are red spots but flat w/o the whitehead, hopefully this will fade along the spot on the R cheek are a few other small red/ whiteheads kinda in a cluster HOPEFULLY this is the I

leopard1

leopard1

03/23/12

 

Day 8 20Mg

It's been a week, time is going by a little faster because i'm trying to keep myself busy and keep my mind of things. It has been easy because it's been absolutely beautiful here in MA, mostly in 70s, crazy for March, thats New England weather for ya! Also hard b/c now i have to try to stay out of the sun, but not i'm out tanning or anything just doing stuff around the house outside but i have spf in my face powder and have never had a issue, i wear a hat if i'll be out for long, but it will be

leopard1

leopard1

03/20/12

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03/21/12

 

Day5-20Mg

Okay so the nausea i had the other day is totally gone, it was just that one day and i don't think it was the accutane b/c other friends/co workers have been sick. Side effects: nothing yet, face is still oily. the only place the is dry is the side of my nose but they were dry before (nothing new). not even dry lips, geez i hope this stuff is working. it seems that people really see side effects by week 2, i'll have to look into it more skin: blaahh face sucks right now. i had 1 large

leopard1

leopard1

03/17/12

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03/18/12

 

Day 3- 20Mg--> ?nausea

So i've been super nauseas all day, i've only been able to tolerate toast, crackers, and some water. i'm guessing it's the tane because i do have a really sensitive GI system. i've gotten sick w/ antibiotics and other meds before, so i hope this will pass soon or become more manageable because i don't think i can live on toast for the next few months, lol. OR it could be this GI bug that is going around lately, but more likely accutane i think. i'm just not sure if only 3 days of meds could make

leopard1

leopard1

03/15/12

 

Intro And Day 1 20Mg!

AHHH, so after trying many acne products, here I am to take the accutane plunge! Im going to 1st start out by saying a little about myself so that maybe this blog will help others. 24F, 118lbs, 5'5". I have a fair-med skin tone i think, usually burn the 1st couple times in the sun then tan and can build a pretty dark tan (won't be doing that for a while). I've been struggling w/ acne now for a little over a year w/ blackheads, large pores, red bumps, pustules, and whiteheads. My acne is mo

leopard1

leopard1

03/14/12

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