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Day 61 - Dry Mouth And Vocal Strain

Everyone who uses their voice professionally knows that certain things like coffee, smoking, and air conditioning can make you lose your voice a lot faster. What it all boils down to is that a dry mouth is bad for your voice. Recently, I've been really struggling with this. I drink tons of water throughout the day, so that's not the problem. And it's not like it helps anyway. Now, chewing gum all the time can't be good for you, even if it's sugar free. Too much chewing gum can cause stomach

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12/20/12

 

Day 48/49 - New Prescription, Blood Test Results

I went to see my derm today. I really like talking to her. When she saw me she said, "Oh, I see you've been taking your medication!" She wrote me a prescription for 40 mg daily. Right now I'm on 30 mg, but she said that sometimes even an extra 10 mg can cause a lot of discomfort and that it would be better to take it slow. She said she can put me on 50 mg if I feel fine after a month on 40 mg. And that makes sense, I think. I'll be starting 40 mg in twelve days. I also had some bloodwork do

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12/08/12

 

Day 42 - Time, Rashes

Time flies. Even when you're not really having fun. I always wanted a quick fix for acne. No, that's what I expected to find. When my derm told me I might be on Accutane for 5 - 10 months, I had some serious doubts. Ten whole months? Or even five? That seemed like forever. I couldn't possibly wait that long! But you know what? It's already day 42 and I have no idea where all that time went. It's crazy, I tell you. If you're considering Accutane, a couple months is really nothing. Trust me.

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inndem

12/01/12

 

Day 32 - Family

Flamingplatypus's latest blog entry got me thinking, why is it that it's usually our families that make us feel really bad about our skin and acne when they're the ones that are supposed to make us feel good/better about ourselves? For example, almost every time I see my dad he says something that makes me feel like crap ("Your skin's all shiny. Is it supposed to be like that?", "Oh you look worse than the last time I saw you.", etc.). Why? It's not like he has it in for me and I do believe

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11/21/12

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12/11/12

 

Day 27 - Blackheads, Sleep, And Pics!

I've been kind of tired the last couple days. Sleepy all day long. Yeah, I haven't been getting enough Zs, and I feel like sleep deprivation is a lot more noticeable on Accutane. But I do feel okay when I get at least 8 hours of sleep. I was kind of surprised when I looked in the mirror today. I rarely pay any attention to my nose, but today I noticed that it was almost completely blackhead-free. My nose hasn't looked this good in forever!

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inndem

11/16/12

 

Day 25 - Dry Throat, Smoking, And Popping

I used to smoke. I started when I was thirteen. Crazy, I know. And it's not like I grew up in a broken home. I quit last year when I realized I'd been smoking way too much. It had kind of gotten out of control. Now, I was buying some lottery tickets earlier today and I don't really know why, but I got myself a pack of coconut cigarillos. Later on after work I went to a small get-together and smoked three of them. They were actually pretty nice, but they kind of dried out my mouth and throat

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11/14/12

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11/15/12

 

Day 22 - Weight, Spreadsheet, And Back Acne + Spreadsheet How-To

More peeling around the lips. The right corner cracked something fierce, but I brought it back to normal with my lip balm and some vaseline. My scalp's kind of dry and I haven't shampooed in 3 days, but that's as far as I'll take it. I've put on some weight. Now, I don't think you could tell just by looking at me, which is weird, but I went from 140 lbs to 144.5 lbs. Must be the sunflower seeds Then again, even with the sunflower seeds I'm pretty sure I've been eating less fat than before.

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11/11/12

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11/11/12

 

Day 20 - Flakiness, Sweating

Since my last entry I've gone from having two to three whiteheads/pustules most of the time to one or none at all which is awesome. And I don't have anything on my scalp, either. I haven't really noticed any new side effects. There was some flaking on my chin (real flaking, not micro-flaking like before), but Cetaphil Ultra made it stop. My lips and scalp have been getting a little more dry, but it's nothing I can't handle. I also feel like I sweat more easily than I did before. Here'

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11/09/12

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11/10/12

 

Day 13 - Weird Skin, Sex Drive, And Anti-Inflammatory Foods

My skin is so weird right now, I can't even... It looks really dry and micro-flaky after I take a shower, but then when I put on some moisturizer, it looks really oily. It doesn't matter what kind of moisturizer I use. And it was perfect 3 days ago : ( I also got a couple whiteheads today. Nothing serious, though. No new side effects. But there is one I haven't mentioned yet... now, this is going to sound strange, and it's probably not even the Accutane, but I have a much higher sex drive t

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11/02/12

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11/04/12

 

Day 12 - Shampooing, Micro-Flakiness

Don't need to shampoo every day now but I do use conditioner every time I take a shower. My acne's pretty much the same as it was 3 days ago... that is, I'm almost clear, but not quite. My eyes were a little dry today. And my face looks really dry and micro-flaky right after taking a shower now. So not sexy. Oh and I'm going to try to incorporate some strongly anti-inflammatory foods into my diet: macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, chili peppers, turmeric, garlic, and flaxseed oil

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11/01/12

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11/02/12

 

Day 9 - Visible Results, Initial Breakout, Low-Fat Dairy, And Iron Supplements

I saw my dad today and he was amazed at how much better I look already, which just made my day As far as an IB goes, I'm 95% sure I had one right away. I had a lot of pimples on my forehead on the 2nd day and I hardly ever get any pimples there. My acne's been slowly going away ever since. I'm almost clear. Well, at least on the face and scalp. My back acne doesn't seem to be responding to it at all yet. I took an iron supplement yesterday and I had some stomach/liver pain, which kind of f

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10/29/12

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11/02/12

 

Day 7 - Amazing Hair And Mild Side Effects

Hi y'all, this is my second blog entry. I've decided to post updates whenever I notice any real changes or if something noteworthy happens. I know I posted last night, but just like that some things changed overnight. Here's what's going on now: > My hair feels so different. It's amazing. My hair has never felt this good. It's all soft and fluffy and a lot less greasy. My hair was really greasy before even though I shampooed at least once a day. Usually twice a day. My skin is still pr

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10/27/12

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10/29/12

 

Day 6, First Post

I'm a 24 year old male. Up until the beginning of this year I had light - moderate acne that started when I was 14 or 15. It was never that bad. It was never a big deal. Even if I did get a pimple in my hair or ear now and then. Or the occasional cyst. But then my acne started getting way out of control. To make a long story short, this year has been the worst year of my life. I went through a lot this year. And I ended up with bad scalp acne, some angry pustules, cysts on my cheekbones all

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10/26/12

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