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Day 139

Hey guys, So last Friday was the beginning of my 5th month and my derm moved me up to 60mg a day. She said this is the highest I will go and will probably stay on accutane for another 2 months. Overall, the past month has been up and down. I have seen improvement in the texture in my skin but I haven't been completely clear. However, I can't blame it completely on the medicine because I have broken down and picked at some places. I really need to control this because my skin will be doing r

kayycourtt

kayycourtt

10/23/12

 

Day 104. Need Some Encouragement

So today is the beginning of my 4th month. I went to see my derm today and she kept me at 40mg because my cholesterol levels were elevated. So basically I'm pretty sure that I won't be allowed to go above 40mg and it kind of bums me out. I at least wanted to make it to 60 just because I've read that the higher the dosage the better the success rate. I've seen an improvement however in the clarity of my skin in the areas that I didn't really have bad acne before like my forehead and nose area, bu

kayycourtt

kayycourtt

09/19/12

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09/19/12

 

Day 67

So at my last derm appointment she increased my dosage up to 40mg and I've already seen an improvement. I can actually say that I've gained some confidence back for accutane. I have a couple active pimples on my face at the moment but nothing too major. My main concern are the red marks and scars that are left behind. No matter what I do whether they're left alone or I give in and pick, which is something I have improved with tremendously, some sort of red or brown spot is left behind. So I've s

kayycourtt

kayycourtt

08/23/12

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08/26/12

 

Day 45

So today is my 45th (or somewhere around there) that I've been on accutane. Currently I am on the 20 mg dose once a day. I posted about a week ago with good news about my progress. Unfortunately that is not the case today. My skin is terrible! I have at least 14 red marks on my face from either active pimples, mostly cystic, or from them starting to heal. Now I can't really sit here and blame it on the medicine because the other night I was feeling overwhelmed and began to pick at my face. BAD I

kayycourtt

kayycourtt

07/31/12

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08/02/12

 

Day 38

So I am a little over a week into my second month of Clarivis. At my last doctor appointment my derm increased my dosage from 10mg to 20mg. So far I am still breaking out on the side of my cheeks underneath my cheekbones. However, I have noticed a huge difference in the clarity of my forehead and the skin in my t-zone. My skin has never looked so smooth. It makes me excited because even though I am still breaking out I am seeing a difference, and I can only hope that when I get increased again t

kayycourtt

kayycourtt

07/26/12

 

Day 25

So today is day 25 for being on accutane. Now I don't really plan on doing a day by day blog just because I'm on such a low dose I don't really think I'll be seeing enough improvement each day to really talk about. However today I'm looking more other peoples experiences. I happen to be a very bad face picker. I know that it's the worst thing I can do for my face, but I find that I do it when I get stressed or overwhelmed. I've been trying to keep the picking down to a minimum on accutane just t

kayycourtt

kayycourtt

07/13/12

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07/14/12

 

Day 24

So I've decided to start a blog about my journey on accutane. This is my first entry and it's already day 24. I am currently taking 10 mg, but I hope to be given a higher dose at my next dermatologist appointment. Before accutane my skin wasn't horrible but I definitely did have acne, and it is a HUGE blow to my confidence. I literally hide out in my house and refuse to go anywhere or do anything. I have damaged a lot of relationships with friends and family because I am so self conscious when i

kayycourtt

kayycourtt

07/12/12

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07/12/12

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