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Post Accutane - 3 Months

Hi guys, I havent visited this site since I ended, Just to let you know I have complete my course of accutane in January. Its so crazy how fast time has gone. For those of you who still on it, I wish you all the best. Keep your head and one day it will be your turn to have beautiful skin. But, I have to say my acne has returned but not as mild! yes it has! I believe that this is mainly because my skin is normally oily, so my oily skin is the reason for the return of acne. Hope is not

candypie

candypie

04/23/13

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04/23/13

 

Month 6, Final Month Accutane

I haven't written on here for quite a while, uni and work gives me no spare time. Just a quick update! Ive finally made it! R ight now I'm like the happiest girl in the world! Accutane works wonder, that's only if you have the patience! Despite breaking at the end of month 5 and totally freaking out.. My skin has prolly grown one tinie weenie pimple. Which is tolerable compared to what I used to look like. Yesterday I met one of my college seniors and he was telling me how c

candypie

candypie

12/09/12

 

Day 123, Accutane!

So I'm on my 5th month, everything was going so well, no breakouts or blackheads.. Until BAMM one morning I had some in the most weird places, ears? Like seriously? They were massive! I was like ahhhhh! What to do? Has anyone also started breaking out in their 5th month?

candypie

candypie

11/10/12

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11/10/12

 

Accutane - Day 76, Drinking!

Okay, so im on day 76 today. Ive been sick for the past few days and went clubbing last night. I feel like shit atm! I had a few beers and shots last night because of freshers week, by the end of the night I was tipsy. I know i shouldnt be drinking but I didnt want to feel left out. My skin became extremely red but didnt breakout. My body now just seems out of place.. Has anyone ever felt like this? I tried googling alcohol and accutane, some say its fine and others say its dangerous. I don

candypie

candypie

09/23/12

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09/23/12

 

Month 3 - Time Flies!

2 days ago, I went to see my derm and he said that I will be staying on 40mg because if I go any higher the side effects will become more severe. This time he gave me 3 months of treatment which I am really happy about because I dont have to go and get tests... Thumbs up! I havent got any actives at the moment, just scarring. They become more evident day by day... hmmm. BUT, today I couldnt resist myself and ate quite a bit of sugar and junk, so I wouldnt be surprised if I get a few tomorro

candypie

candypie

09/06/12

 

Day 47 - Noooo Breakout! Help Urgently

So I have recently been using Clinique's soap bar and I just finished it 2 days ago. I started using Cetaphil cleanser and lotion and now I have these horrible active spots on my cheeks. It doesnt seem to clean my skin as well, it doesnt foam or nothing. I have never broke out this bad since starting the treatment, just when I thought things were going well. I still have that nasty big spot on my jawline from last week, its not going!! what should i do? I have also had a craving for chocola

candypie

candypie

08/25/12

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09/06/12

 

Accutane - Day 42, Just A Dream!

its been some time since I last updated my accutane blog. So Im currently on month two. No drastic changes. Everything is good is so far, I have been clear for the past week until last night when I woke up with a MEGA one on my jawline. Dry lips and hot weather does not work at all!! So I met a canadian guy who was my colleague's friend who came into the chocolate shop. He was really cute and I loved the accent of his, But that day I was really busy and couldnt really speak to him because I

candypie

candypie

08/20/12

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08/20/12

 

Day 25 - Accutane, Happy Girl

Not much of a breakout for me, I was expecting it to be crazy like pepperoni on a pizza but no. Just one big fat one on my jawline that dried up within two days. I have little bumps that are unnoticeable unless you look very closely. Dry skin and lips are bearable and applying moisturiser and lip balm is like a routine. *Thumbs up* My skin used to be tomato red, but now it is just like a light sunburn. Looking forward to seeing the Derm on monday and hopefully she changes my dose to a high

candypie

candypie

08/02/12

 

Day 8 - Accutane, Question?

Finally finished one pack, have been experiencing some side effects. Dry skin, dry lips and sleepy. It shows I am on the right medication after all. My normal skincare routine has just gone out of the window, its waaaay too drying. The Body Shop tea tree range is good for oily skin but now I have dry, flaky skin. Still struggling to find the right one, in the UK it is rare to find Cetaphil here, which kinda sucks. I have a question, before accutane I tried Retin A and it broke me out so bad

candypie

candypie

07/16/12

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07/19/12

 

Day 4 - Accutane

its been 4 days since I started Accutane. I havent been experiencing any side effects, yet. I mean literally none. Maybe thats a good thing. But I feel like they have given me the wrong medication. I think my dosage may be too low to experience the side effects or the drug is overly hyped. Its not that scary after all. I feel like a normal person, was expecting to be a crazy, depressed person. So now Im just waiting, waiting and waiting. Why cant these 6 months just go faster? ARGHHHH!

candypie

candypie

07/12/12

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07/13/12

 

Day 1 - Roaccutane

9 months wait and Im on accutane! hooray! I know my coming days are going to be tough. I had my pregnancy test done and got my prescription. simples! Im super excited to have clear skin in 6 months but I dont know when I am going to have my intial breakout and when I am going to be clear. I will be vlogging my journey on youtube, my user name is kuchiburu. hope you guys and enjoy! And please me some advice in what to expect, that will be much appreciated.

candypie

candypie

07/09/12

 

Referral For Accutane Finally!

After 9 months of waiting, I will be taking this 'miracle drug'. My referral to Guy's hospital finally agreed with Accutane and will be starting on next monday, hopefully. Once the blood works come back and I will be ready to go! The derm was extremely nice, he explained the side effects and told me that it is my decision whether to take the drug or not and not any others. I didnt wear any makeup just in case if I broke down and needed to cry and beg for it. I had to sign documents promising not

candypie

candypie

07/02/12

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07/09/12

 

Horrible Side Effects For Retin A But Has Given Me A New Beginning!

So basically I woke up yesterday morning with my eyes extremely sore and irritated, exactly like those you would find out of twilight films. I literally FREAKED OUT! My face was bright red, much worse than a sunburn. I read the leaflet that came with the Retin A and I had all the possible side effects. I went to see my GP, apparently I am allergic to Retin A, hence the red eyes. Ive got allergic conjuctivitis which is not so great despite having red peeling skin, She prescribed me the same

candypie

candypie

06/07/12

 

Day 3 On Retin A

After all of this drama with the derm and the hospital. I decided to give Retin A a try, although I am still not fully convinced that this is the solution. Prior to my previous experiences with topical treatments, it had only left me with red and sore skin. When I first started using it, I rubbed it on my entire face because it is pretty infected everywhere. At first I thought I rubbed it too much that the gel rolled up in balls, but then I realised it was skin, extremely gross! My skin it now c

candypie

candypie

06/04/12

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06/07/12

 

Refused For Accutane And Recommended To Use Retin A

Ive finally waited until my derm appointment and was excited because I would be fighting acne for good. However, this wasnt the case. Instead they refused me because they still didnt believe that I was a suitable candidate and made excuses that accutane should not be taken in the summer because of photosensitivity. And got several other doctors to examine my skin which was extremely uncomfortable. Little did I know that the last derm that I saw was a trainee and she didnt know what she was doing

candypie

candypie

05/30/12

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06/04/12

 

5 Days Until Accutane

I was absolutely terrified when I was waiting for my blood to be taken, my face went pale and the nurse said I didnt look well. But it wasnt that bad after all. I can cope if it means clear skin. 5 more days until I see my derm. I really dont know what to expect, hopefully I would be prescribed accutane as promised. This waiting game on the NHS is absolutely killing me! Over 7 months since Ive been referred and waiting. It has been longer than the course. I just spend all my time reading al

candypie

candypie

05/25/12

 

Waiting For Roaccutane On The Nhs

Recently, Ive become frustrated because of the waiting list on the NHS. It is really testing my patience, Ive had 3 dermatologlist appointments since October. Initially, the first dermatologist told me that I was a perfect candidate for roaccutane and got me all excited about this 'miracle drug'. I looked into it and thought 'Thank God, this nightmare will end soon..' How wrong was I? My second appointment was with a different dermatologist, he said something totally different. At that point my

candypie

candypie

04/21/12

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04/24/12

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