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3 Months After Accutane

So its been about 3 months since I've been off Acuutane, and the whole time I've been breaking out. So I made an appointment with my derm and she basically told me that the brand of Accutane I used (Claravis) does not work in many cases because it doesn't absorb into the body. So she told I could go on it again in another 9 months but for now she put me on Epiduo and told me to take probiotics and not to eat anything with Dairy, wheat, gluten, peanuts, soy, sugars. Which I think is insane and im

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11/21/13

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11/27/13

 

9 Days Post Accutane.

It's only been 9 days since I stopped Accutane and I'm already breaking out! I have very small white dots on the surface of my skin but in my cheeks I see clusters of cysts! I also noticed the pores in my cheeks have as enlarged.

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09/05/13

 

3 Days Post Accutane

Hey everyone! I know I'm only been off Accutane for three days but I can already feel an improvement in dryness with my lips. I now can go with applying chapstick only about 3-4 times a day and not every 15 minutes! Also today I decided to buy a acne wash just as a preventive measure, so that hopefully my acne wont return. I'm still super paranoid! So I bought the Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Wash with 1% Salicylic Acid. I figured that this was more on the gentle side of acne wash

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08/30/13

 

Day 220 Of Accutane! Finally Done!

So I went to the dermatologist today and surprisingly my derm left so I now have a new one! I actually really like her! She's really friendly and positive sounding! So anyway she looked at my face and told me I could finally be done with accutane after taking it for a long 7 months! My skin isn't completely clear but its 99.9% better than it ever was before! They also told me to come back in a month so I can get a cyst removed that I have on the back of my neck. They also said to come back if I

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08/26/13

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08/27/13

 

Day 207 Of Accutane

So no new breakouts since the last post! I'm doing pretty good on 60mg the only side effect is that the inside of my nose is soo dry! My face isn't that dry which is really surprising and weird since I was super dry on 20, 40, and 80mg! Also I was super dry last time I was on 60mg. I'm not even using a moisturizer anymore! Basically I wash my face in the morning with Burts Bees Moisturizing Cream Cleanser and at night I use the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. I can not wait until I get off Accutane! Ho

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08/13/13

 

Day 187 Of Accutane.

Went to the dermatologist today and he lowered my dose to 60mg. So I plan on taking 60mg for the first week and then Im going to lower it to 30mg to see if my face stays clear then I want to get off of it. Its been 6 months now and I figure if my skin doesn't clear up during the 7th it probably wont. Also I don't want to be on Accutane while in school because its a pain in the ass. My hair is still falling out more than usual, that's another reason I want to stop taking it. Good luck to everyone

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ls206816

07/25/13

 

Day 185 Of Accutane.

Finally I have made it to my 7th month! I go to see the dermatologist on Thursday. Basically this month I was suppose to be on 80mg but I've only been taking 40mg which was the recommended dose from my dermatologist if I was going to be out in the sun. I'm still not totally clear. I have a few small whiteheads on my cheeks and on my chin and one above my lip. I just back from a trip to California and I saw my aunt who also suffers from acne and who was on Accutane three times with no luck. She h

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07/23/13

 

Day 172 Of Accutane.

Hey guys! I am now in my 6th month (I think, I'm honestly no longer keeping track) so everything is good right now. I just got back from my vacation in the Bahamas. On the second day I got terrible sunburn on my feet! It really didnt hurt too bad and I just had some blisters. But it didn't ruin my vacation! I did get sunburn all over the rest of my body even though I used SPF 60+ and reapplied it as often as I could. I guess it was just unavoidable! Also that week I was only taking 40mg instead

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ls206816

07/10/13

 

Day 153 Of Accutane. My Eyebrows Are Falling Out.

So today I noticed that in one of my eyebrows there's a patch of hair missing. It's not too noticeable but I noticed it! So I will be cutting down my Accutane from 80mg to 60mg because this completely freaked me out! Hopefully it will grow back soon!

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06/22/13

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07/10/13

 

Day 142 Of Accutane.

So I'm 10 days away from the end of my 5th month of Accutane. And I still have acne. I just had a pretty big breakout on my cheeks that is now almost healed but I'm still having little breakouts on the side of my face and under my chin and jawline. Also in my last post I told you all I got 2nd degree burns on my face. So I went to my dermatologist and he gave me a topical and told me when I go outside to only take 40mg instead of 80mg. Also my recent breakouts could be because of stress. It's my

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06/10/13

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07/10/13

 

Day 132 Of Accutane.. Second Degree Burns.

Hello everyone! Just wanted to say that so far my face is doing great acne wise. Almost no pimples a few here or there buy definitely better. So yesterday I was outside for most of the day. I had on SPF 30 and I only reapplied it once during the day so obviously that is where my problems started. I probably should have been wearing at least SPF 45 and I should have reapplied it atleast every 2 hours. But I'm stupid and didn't. So now I have second degree burns all over my nose and cheek and they

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ls206816

05/30/13

 

Day 122 Of Accutane!

So today I will be starting my 5th month! I went to the dermatologist today and he put my on 80mg now. He told me to take 40mg with breakfast and then TWO 20mg with diner. The reason he is having me take two 20mg is because I I don't tolerate the 80mg I can always go back to 60mg. So I will pick that up at the pharmacy tomorrow and hopefully they will have it in stock because I will run out by the time it comes in.

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05/20/13

 

Day 118 Of Accutane!

So yesterday I forgot to take my pills and I didn't even realize until this morning when my dad mentioned something about them. I already got a few new pimples, two which are cysts. I'm not sure if its from not taking the Accutane yesterday or I just happened to have a breakout. I also started using my sodium sulfacetamide 10% sulfur 5% face wash that my dermatologist prescribed me before I was on Accutane. I know your really not suppose to use anything like that while on Accutane but my face h

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05/17/13

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05/17/13

 

Day 113 Of Accutane!

So last night me and some friends were up all night long at this event we went which was from 12am until 7am this morning. And basically I was awake for 27 straight hours. When I got home I was washing my face and I noticed my cheeks were covered in clusters of little tiny whiteheads! So I have no clue what happened! Lat night I put on some makeup after not wearing makeup for a few weeks. But it was only a little translucent powder because I knew I would be sweating and didn't want my face being

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05/11/13

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05/11/13

 

Day 110 Of Accutane!

So I have two giant cysts on my forehead right now. Not really pretty and not easy to cover. I also have some blackheads still in my nose. For some reason those just never go away! I also have quite a few scabs from recent pimples and I still have quite a few little bumps under my neck. Besides that things are pretty good (: I'm just really hoping to have clear skin when I go visit my family! They have never seen me with clear skin! I haven't even seen myself with clear skin!

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05/09/13

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05/09/13

 

Day 104 Of Accutane!

So now I have transitioned into 60mg a day. And tight now in pretty sure I'm in my initial breakout that happens every time I increase my dose! But luckily this time it's not that bad. I also stopped wearing makeup Because it would just peel off my face during the day and that's not really pretty lol. Also now everyone keeps asking if I'm sunburnt lol. I just say yes. I still have bumps all over my hands so the lotion my dermatologist gave isn't really working I also can't find this lotion

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05/02/13

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05/07/13

 

Day 97 Of Accutane.

So I just wanted to update you guys on how my skins doing since my dose has been increased. So far it's not too bad. I have two cysts. One above my eyebrow and one on the side of my forehead. Although they are small and not too noticeable. I also have two pimples on my cheek that are now scabs. One that was right above my eyebrow that is now a scab and one or two very small ones on my hair line that are now scabs. So no really active ones besides the cysts and I also have a few of those really t

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04/25/13

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04/30/13

 

Day 93 Of Accutane. They Switched My Brand?

So I don't really have any updates on my skins progress since its the same as a few days ago but I have a story about getting my new prescription. So for the last three months I've been on Claravis even though my dermatologist gave me a prescription for Absorbica. So they first month this happened I told him they put on that instead and he said it was fine. But every time I get a new prescription from him for Absorbica I always get Claravis. And every time I go into his office they're alway

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04/22/13

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04/24/13

 

Day 90 Of Accutane!

So my 4th month is just about to start! In the middle/end of my 3rd month my skin had terrible breakouts! But over the last week it improved and now I have quite a few scabs and dry patches, along with one cyst, a few whiteheads, and some blackheads. I also have lots of red marks. So basically my dermatologist increased my dose. So for the first two weeks I will be taking 60mg and the next day I will be taking 40mg and every day I will switch between the two. So today I took 60mg and tomorr

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ls206816

04/19/13

 

Day 81 Of Accutane.

Getting a lot more breakouts. I have breakouts all over both of my cheeks and I'm getting a few on my forehead. My dermatologist definitely should have upped my dose last time I was there and now he'll have to do it for this month since I'm still breaking out. Also I can hardly wear makeup anymore since my skin is so dry and flaky. I really hope to have clear skin by the beginning of June! Which I know probably wont happen but I'm really hoping it will! Also I normally have allergies when spring

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04/09/13

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04/12/13

 

Day 12,657 Of Accutane.

Haha not really its day 75! I think... Well the reason for my title is that I feel like I've been on Accutane for forever and 9 billion years. And I'm slowly going out of my mind. My acne is still here, just when it seems to get better my skins like oh no! Lauren can't have clear skin! Lets give her 5 cysts, tons of black heads, and throw a bunch of whiteheads in there too! Then we'll trick her and clear some of it up only to leave ugly red marks and breakout all over again! I'm serious

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04/04/13

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04/04/13

 

Day 69 Of Accutane.

Cysts. I hate them. I have a new one on my chin. One under my nose. One on my forehead. One next to my ear. One under my chin. And one scab from one. Oh also one next to my eyebrow. I hate these things they take forever to go away! Oh I remember I have another one on my forehead. It's just fantastic! My back is also breaking out again! I really think my dermatologist should have upped my dose last time I was there. This is rediculous. So besides my horrible cysts I still have lots of white

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03/28/13

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04/04/13

 

Day 65 Of Accutane.

Soo I'm breaking out again. My cheeks and my chin are breaking out after being almost completely clear. Also I'm pretty sure my hair is falling out more than usual but I'm not sure. My hands also got all the bumps all over the palms. So my third month isn't exactly going so well. But I'm trying to keep a good attitude even though its hard. On the bright side I think my forehead is clearing up a little. Good luck to everyone else.

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03/25/13

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03/29/13

 

Day 59 Of Accutane!

So today I went to the dermatologist and he is keeping me on 40mg for my third month. He said that if by the end of the third month I'm still getting breakouts we can up the dose and if not he will keep it the same. He also said he's going to lower the dose when my face is clear until I'm completely off Accutane and see if I stay clear. He also said I probably won't have any permanent scarring and the marks I have will fade away. I also started using Organic unrefined virgin coconut oil to

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03/19/13

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03/20/13

 

Day 56 Of Accutane!

So today I went to get my hair done at my neighbors house who I've known her and her family for years! And basically I got my hair colored and it burned so bad. Which I was aware that might happen but just a warning to everyone it hurts like hell. But nothing happened to my head! Also her daughter in college has always had bad acne and I told her how I was doing taking Claravis and how my skin is better and I've never been happier and blah blah blah and she was so excited to tell her daughter wh

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03/15/13

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