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This blog is simply for me to vent when I feel as if my skin is barrying me as a person, and to talk about my daily, or weekly journey on accutane.

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Day 4

I was super busy yesterday so I was unable to post, but here I am today! So far, all I have noticed is that my lips have become more dry, other than that, my skin has been progressing. The scars are still there, but I am hoping that gradually they will start to get better. Also, I keep getting these dry patches on my arms..not sure if that is just me, or part of the side effects.. Anyways, my fingers are still crossed about my IB. I have yet to get it, but I heard most people get it at the one month mark, which will be next week for me.. Well, thats all I have for now...until next week. That One Girl Who Has Been on Accutane For 3 Weeks

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10/03/2012

 

Day 3

Hello people, so far my face has not made much process. My lips have yet to become chapped (fingers are crossed), my face does have some more dry patches, which i am used to. I am getting very impatient though, I want to see some change. But i know i shouldnt be, this is a six month process and i am only going on my third week...either way, im waiting!! anyways, not much too say for this week, hopefully i will have more to say next week! That One Girl Who Has Been on Accutane For 2 Weeks

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09/25/2012

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09/26/2012

 

Day 2

So this is really confusing because I for sure can not post everyday, so I am just going to post once a week, which will be every monday. So when I say day 2, i really mean week 2. Anyways, I must admit, I was very happy to see that the morning after my first pill, I didnt have any abnormal breakout and my lips weren't cracked to pieces. I guess I was just so nervous going into it, and thats what I had expected, but nope! Life went on. However, as my first full week on accutane has come to an end, my lips feel chapped, but im putting on so much chapstick that they refuse to do so (good news? ). I have also discovered some new and bigger zits on the sides of my face, which could be the initial breakout orrr... im not sure. I assume that for now it is working. Fingers crossed. I have many weeks ahead of me and I look forward to reflecting on the process as a whole, thanks for all the adive and comfort! I cannot tall you how much I appreciate it! That One Girl Who Has Been on Accutane for One Week

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09/18/2012

 

Day 1

Alright, so here it goes. The first day. As I took my first pill today, I couldnt help but get really nervous, but even more so, excited. For the next 6 months, I will be taking a pill a day, that is over 180 pills in total. And these pills, will somehow, change my life for the better, and for once, give me the results I have been longing for. So from this day forth, I will be blogging my progress, or lack of. Hopefully I can blog everyday, but with my busy school life, I will be lucky to get in twice a week. For now, I am just going into this, completely open. That Girl Who Is On Accutane p.s. I would really appreciate any helpful hints and encouraging words

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09/11/2012

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09/18/2012

 

Pre-Accutane

So, my name is Abby, and I am a 17 year old girl going into my senior year of Highschool. Here is a little bit about my life with acne. As people grow up, it seems that acne is a given, so I knew, undoubtedly, that at some point, I was going to have red dots on my face; however, I dont think that I ever fully knew how bad they could get. My freshman year, my face and skin, were virtually, zit free. As I got into my sophomore year, I found more and more small black heads and white heads, on my forehead, the sides of my face, my back and even sometimes in my ears.; however, it never really started getting bad until the end of my junior year. I had never seen my skin look this disgusting before. It wasnt just that there were small pimples everywhere, there were scars underneath them all and huge red pimples covering what ever space was left. I felt trapped in myself, all I could see were the huge red blemishes covering my once beautiful skin. I didnt want to go outside, I didnt want people to see me, and even with make up, I still felt ugly and as if all people were seeing, as my skin and how bad it was. At that point in my acne life, I knew that I had to do something. I was done. I had been halfway finished before, but this time, I was completely done. And I used everything, literally everything. I tried almost every topical cream and face wash, I visited over 6 dermatologists, none of which ever helped me, I took countless pills, and still, nothing was working. It was always this build up. I was going to a new dermatologist. Okay, lets keep an open mind, I would think. My mom and I would leave there and she would always say the same thing, "Lets try to be positive this time. I know its hard, but this time I think it will work. We got you on new medication, you are using a new cream and a new face wash. But just remember, it is going to get worse before it gets better...", blah, blah, blah. And you know what sucked, hearing that it was going to get better, and always seeing it get worse and worse and worse. So after about 2 years of this, my mom and I made a decision together, that accutane was the best chance I had. The only chance I had. So I started going to a new dertmatologist and have already taken a urin test as well as a blood test and I am a full pledged canidate of the 6 month drug, which I will officially be starting this Friday. I have to say, I am nervous as ever. Mostly for the dry lips and infamous IB period. So I will be complaing and hopefully after a certain point, cheering about the transformation that my skin will undergo, all to those of you, who maybe, will be going through the same. Or maybe, just maybe, can actually help me get through it with some positive feedback from your experiences with accutane. That Naive and Worried Girl Who is About to go on Accutane

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09/03/2012

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09/04/2012

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