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Drug Free

Sooo I went to my final derm appointment one month ago and he said I was good to stop taking accutane. This made me very happy!! After 13 months of medication, almost 10 of them being accutane it actually feels like I'm forgetting something in the morning without the need of medication! My face is still extremely pigmented with a few dints.. They are fading but I understand this will take a long time, I have an appointment with a skin specialist for 5 months time to get it looked at once accutan

sal1917

sal1917

11/13/13

 

29 Weeks

I go to China in 3 weeks,super excited.. I wonder how I'll go with all of my pills haha. So I still have 2 lumps under my kin, same places as the dermo thought they would 'go away them selves' ha.. that was almost 2 months ago now so I'm going to try and get back in before I travel. Im super happy as I can completely cover my redness now just with Clinique Red Solution foundation in Ivory, I have had the same 30ml bottle since about March and it's still about half way.. I also found it on ebay f

sal1917

sal1917

08/04/13

 

Six Months

I remember when I first got put on accutane they said it would be for 6 months. Well happy six months, if all went well I would now be done. I had my last appointment about 2 weeks, had another injection into my check, darn thing is persistent. I am back on antibiotics, E-Mycin these ones are called and they are suppose to stop the bacteria that is causing any lumps.. and I have to stay on these until I return in about 2 months. right now my face is completely dot free. flat and with make up you

sal1917

sal1917

06/09/13

 

Week 21 (5 Months)

OK. Not much has changed. No new dots. Just the same lumps near my nose that will most likely get injected in 3 weeks when i have my next appointment, I have never been so excited to get stabbed in the face!! I am still on 20mg of Accutane a day.. they said I still have another 7 months to go, finishing up in Dec. A whole year! arg. But it has gone quick. My hyper pigmentation is still very much there, i got some dermablend concealer ( you can cover tatts with this stuff) it was pretty cheap

sal1917

sal1917

05/08/13

 

Week 14Ish Cortisone Shots

So its about 9 days since I had the injections in my face and wow, the swelling has completely gone and my cheek is flat for the first time since september hooray! now i can cover the red marks easily as they are not all gross and bumpy. I wish I got one in my chin too cause it is still a big lump, Ill be back in 7 weeks so I might ask then if it is not gone.. A few bumps cam up on my other cheek and I put some refining mask that I had from the Proactive bundle from a few years ago...(s

sal1917

sal1917

03/24/13

 

Month 3 (Week 13)

Hello, I had my first cortisone injections yesterday, as well as a shit load of squeezing or pressure or just ouch that made me sooo dizzy. I looked in the mirrow afterwards and my face was white and bloody. Today the swelling has gone in half I suppose, which is really good as this thing on my cheek was massive and hurt so much. I think it might keep going down as the day goes on up until 24 hrs or something, hope so! he also prescribed E-Mycin (have not had this one before) that is meant

sal1917

sal1917

03/15/13

 

Week 12Ish

hello, So I am still on the cortisone and it has helped alot, might not need those face injections next week! that would make me happy. I have stopped using Epiduo (it was amazing) just don't need it any more. annddd apart from those deep bumps the rest of my face is completely free of any dots. It still looks like hell from all the pigmentation but i can say ive had no new dots for a good few weeks now horay! so my skin can finally start to heal. For the last 2 weeks I have been using rose

sal1917

sal1917

03/03/13

 

Week 10

Okie Dokie I kind of forgot last week, but no real changes to report any how! I went and saw the dermo yesterday for the first time since starting (accutane) and they actually apologised for not putting me on prednisolone at the start- said no way it would of gotten this bad and swollen! (thanks guys). So I left with a script for that and the sad news that they are just going to keep me on this dose (since I had such a bad initial breakout) for the total time of 18 months!! WTF!? i am hop

sal1917

sal1917

02/16/13

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02/17/13

 

Week 8

so ill call this week- all my hair is falling out week. fine up till now then BAM!! hair every where, clogging the sink, car seat head rest is hairy, brush full.. i dont want to be a bald person haha. im hoping it doesnt get much worse because i think i would rather a few dots then no hair.. any way. face is pretty much the same, massive thing on my chin is getting smaller, but it has been there since before christmas so about time hey.. my face is heaps drier this week too, but my

sal1917

sal1917

01/31/13

 

Week 7

No news reallllllly. I think my eyes are getting a bit dry but eyedrops fix that right up, also alot of dryness around my eyes and nose. But all good with moisturiser. I got a new night time moisturiser for the parts of my face that are clearer, still sticking with the cetaphil for the red parts, not really sure I trust the new one yet! I have totally ditched the cetaphil facewash now, it sucks big time. Also noticing that thing are taking way longer to heal then they usually would, like blis

sal1917

sal1917

01/24/13

 

Week 6

So the last week has been pretty super, I can actually almost make this shit vanish with makeup, apart from my chin, its all pretty flat- i think the epiduo has just made it reallllly red, I know this will take ages to go, but Im happy the drugs are starting to kick in and hopefully I dont get any new dots (so far so good). If I can cover it, all is good. Ive put the difference in one week on this blog, maybe to me it just looks better but i can see much more improvement, the photo actually make

sal1917

sal1917

01/20/13

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01/21/13

 

Wholly Shit

So I don't know what is working right now, but something is surely doing its job.. In the past week my face has cleared up sooo much, yes it's still hell red and has bumps, but like half! and for the first time in maybe 4 months I wake up and it doesn't hurt! no more feeling like my skin is too small for my face- it is amazing! and make up can almost cover it completely hooray!!! which is extra good because I have a job interview in 2 days.. i wonder if it will be even better by then.

sal1917

sal1917

01/15/13

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01/17/13

 

Epiduo Sting

I have been applying Epiduo for the past 3 nights, all is good. But when i apply the moisturiser after it its stings soooo bad and wont stop. Im just using Cetaphil. Can any one recommend a moisturiser that doesn't sting? If I just leave it I turn in to super dry peely red face :/ I put it on about 40 minutes ago and it still hurting.. I do not like. Suggestions? Thanks

sal1917

sal1917

01/09/13

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01/10/13

 

Epiduo

Sooo i started applying Epiduo gel last night followed moisturiser, it stings like a bitch so I hope it does something. i know they say not to use anything else while on accutane but I have gross white dots every where and im trying so hard not to pick so hopefully this dries them out without me having to attack them. i went to work today and wanted to hide under the counter. shall see how that goessss.

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sal1917

01/08/13

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01/09/13

 

Week 1 To Week 4

hello! So I've decided to come on here and chat about my accutane progress, I am driving my family crazy so thought I'd chat to you guys instead. So I began the treatment a little over 4 weeks ago, the derm recommended it when I failed to respond to Doxy, Antibiotics and the usual other treatments. I had never had acne in my life up until about 6 months ago. I am 25 and this flare up came out of no where, just one side of my face red raw, lumpy, pussy and horrible, my nose was all di

sal1917

sal1917

01/07/13

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01/08/13

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