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Completely Clear Skin...still :)

It's been a long while since i last posted but that's because there hasn't been much to report. My skin hasn't had any breakouts except for around that time of the month i maybe get one. I have long since stopped doing the regimen other than to spot treat with BP. So far still using cetaphil cleanser and lotion and ACV as a toner but i've added in retina at night to help with the scarring. It has helped loads. My skin was so bad i never thought it could look like this again, but don't lose hope.

gabinjude

gabinjude

09/01/12

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09/14/12

 

Clear Skin :)

So I've been Gluten Free for about 2 months now, i think This is the clearest my skin has been in over a year. The only thing i miss is the Guiness Here's my new regimen a.m./p.m. regimen- wash with Cetaphil cleanser tone with Apple Cider Vinegar apply benzoyl peroxide moisturize with Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream Currently taking: Womens multivitamin Biotin (for hair) Zinc (for hair and skin) Calcium Magnesium (to help the biotin) apple cider vinegar (1 tsp. in 1 cup w

gabinjude

gabinjude

07/18/12

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08/25/12

 

Progress With The Regimen

So I've noticed a huge difference, like unbelievable difference with the regimen and being gluten free. I've been doing the regimen for a month now, maybe a little longer and i've been gluten free for almost 3 weeks. Holy cow it's amazing. I have a ton of red marks on my face right now but only 2 pimples and they are going away so fast. Gone are the days of my under the skin painful cystic acne. I cannot begin to describe my relief but also frustration. I asked my doctor if i could do a food all

gabinjude

gabinjude

06/21/12

 

Accutane Hairloss

so I've been off accutane for 18 days now and the hair thinning continues. My skin is slowly getting better and better with the regimen but now i just feel really self conscious about my hair. I'm writing this as a warning for people who are taking or considering taking accutane. I specifically asked my doctor about this side effect. I had read some reviews where people had this happen. His words: "i have prescribed this medicine to hundreds of patients and have only seen this side effect a coup

gabinjude

gabinjude

06/11/12

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08/03/16

 

5 Days Off Accutane And Still Doing The Regimen

So sadly I had to stop accutane a few days ago because my hair was thinning so badly. Fortunately my hair seems like the thinning has slowed alot so hopefully that's the end of that. I've noticed my acne has started to come back a little, especially on my right side. I Stopped taking my birth control pills too now because they make me gain weight so i don't know if its that or the accutane that's making me break out. ( Oh well, what can you do? I'm trying to look into going gluten free, I've ask

gabinjude

gabinjude

05/29/12

 

Stopping Accutane Already

It was my hair or skin and I'll choose hair everytime. Sure I would've had clear skin but I'd be bald then and trading accutane for rogane. Words cannot describe how completely disappointed I am right now. What now?

gabinjude

gabinjude

05/26/12

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05/29/12

 

Stopping Accutane Already

It was my hair or skin and I'll choose hair everytime. Sure I would've had clear skin but I'd be bald then and trading accutane for rogane. Words cannot describe how completely disappointed I am right now. What now?

gabinjude

gabinjude

05/26/12

 

Thinning Hair?!?

ok so I've been noticing my hair thinning and at first I thought I was hallucinating but now I'm sure. It's not noticable to anyone but me yet, but I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else on accutane. If so, is it permanent? Will it keep thinning or will it stop soon? My hair is my crowning glory, If I can't have good skin I have to have good hair, and I'm not willing to lose it all over accutane! Please help!!!

gabinjude

gabinjude

05/24/12

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05/24/12

 

Day 48 :)

So...I'm pretty pleased right now. My skin is clearing up day by day, I'm pretty sure it's thanks to the regimen, not accutane because I only noticed a difference when I started using the BP. It was like over night every pimple got smaller and has continued ever since. I'm really excited. My skin is NOWHERE near perfect, but it's better, and i'm happy with any improvement. I have only 4 actives right now (which for some seems like alot, but for me that's fricken awesome!) and a whole lotta red m

gabinjude

gabinjude

05/20/12

 

Day 44?

So I got really frustrated the other day after a month and a half almost and no improvement. I decided to try the regimen, but with my own cetaphil face wash and moisturizer. I'm really glad i did because I already notice a difference. Before BP never worked for me, but i always took it at 10 or 5%. In the 2.5% combined with my cetaphil moisturizing cream it doesn't dry me out like before. I seriously woke up today and almost every pimple on my forehead was gone. I did a little jig in the bathro

gabinjude

gabinjude

05/17/12

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05/18/12

 

Uugghhh...day 42

NOOOOO improvement...when will it get better? I feel like i'm destroying my body on accutane but it would be worth it if i saw some improvement. NOTHING. grrrr...i bought some BP tonight, i'm gonna do the regimen on accutane cos i feel like ok, something has to work. I wish i knew what it was that was causing all this. One year ago my skin was FINE! what changed? what am i doing differently? I wish ii could pinpoint it, then at least i would know what i needed to change. it's just really frustra

gabinjude

gabinjude

05/15/12

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05/15/12

 

Camping At The Beach On Accutane...not Such A Good Idea

sooo...went camping this past weekend in pismo, I thought a little nature might be good for my complexion. Holy Zit was i wrong. I broke out like craaazy. It could've been caused by sitting at the campfire with smoke blowing in my face, different water, alchohol consumption or too much sun...or all of the above Oh well, it was a good time even if i'm paying for it now. The only thing that sucked was having to wear makeup. Before this crazy year of acne when we'd go camping i'd go au naturel, bu

gabinjude

gabinjude

05/12/12

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05/14/12

 

Not Good But Better :)

So tomorrow I go to get my first refill of accutane, hopefully they'll up my dosage! It has probably been the worst past 30 days. I couldn't see an end, things went from bad to worse. I even quit posting because I didn't see a point in reporting only the negative stuff. But things have started to look up as of late, like I said, still a long long way to go though. No cysts or big bumps on my face now, just a few small pimples and alot of red spots. I have no side effects really other than a slig

gabinjude

gabinjude

05/02/12

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05/02/12

 

Day 21...things Are Turning Around Maybe?

so Maybe i'm smoking crack, but the swelling in my actives seems to have taken a drastic change over the past 2 days. It went from being the worst breakout ever, to pretty managable. I don't know maybe i'm just getting used to it but hopefully this is a turning point. No new side effects, no bad mood, no aches or pains. Just super dry lips and peely skin. I love having nice hair every day, not having to wash it but ever 3 days. My nails are really peely though and idk if this is a side effect. I

gabinjude

gabinjude

04/22/12

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04/22/12

 

Day 19 And Don't Want To Leave The House.

Sooo...my face is 342568 billion times worse than it was before. Oh gosh i cried when i put my makeup on this morning. I cried when i had to go to work.I cried when I found out we were having dinner at a friends. I cried all the way there. I cried when i saw my face in his bathroom mirror. Then i cried when i got home and washed my face. I look like a psycho hose-beast. Despite all the crying I'm not depressed, lol. Actually I have been in a better mood since the accutane because finally there's

gabinjude

gabinjude

04/20/12

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04/22/12

 

Day 8

So I started accutane 8 days ago, I'm on 40mg a day and i'm 5'4 and 118lbs. I started noticing dry lips and dry skin on the third day, and since then it has gotten worse and worse. I know some people said for them it's not until about the second or third week that it starts to effect them like that, but by day 8 i'm applying aquaphor every 20 minutes. The dry lips is more of an annoyance that anything painful and the aquaphor works really well so no bigge. I did breakout worse starting on day 3

gabinjude

gabinjude

04/10/12

 

Day 8

So I started accutane 8 days ago, I'm on 40mg a day and i'm 5'4 and 118lbs. I started noticing dry lips and dry skin on the third day, and since then it has gotten worse and worse. I know some people said for them it's not until about the second or third week that it starts to effect them like that, but by day 8 i'm applying aquaphor every 20 minutes. The dry lips is more of an annoyance that anything painful and the aquaphor works really well so no bigge. I did breakout worse starting on day 3

gabinjude

gabinjude

04/10/12

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