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Accutane Ahahaha

I have no idea what's up with my title. Seriously. No clue. I've been off Accutane for a month and a half now. And okay... my skin is smooth and I break out around my period, but I think I'm that 20% that needs a second course; I am never without acne. There is always something I have to cover. Can I hear from anyone else's experience going on Accutane a second time? All the best to you all.

8 Months On Accutane... And 8 Break-Outs?

Has anyone... ANYONE been breaking out after 8 months of Accutane? That just seems crazy to me. I currently have... six... I would say... inflamed red spots on my face, which is super weird because last week there was NOTHING. I do not get it. And I'm so tired of obsessing over it. But, I literally don't know how to stop until the acne stops. I refuse to be that 1/1,000,000 statistic where Accutane does not work for that individual. I'll go on Accutane for three courses if that's what it takes.




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Because Life Isn't Fair

I don't know. I don't know what happened. My face was so clear. Now, I have five zits that really are bothering me. I don't get it. Accutane was supposed to rid me of this disease. And I'm nearing the last week of treatment and my skin hasn't looked this tragic since April. I don't know. I want to be done with this drug. I truly do. It's not good for me to have this harmful Accutane in my body for seven months. It disrupts my system. Humans aren't meant to take these kind of harsh treatmen




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Lucky Number 7

It's funny. Well, maybe not funny. But, not what I expected. My dermatologist thought that I would be done with Accutane by month 4. And guess what? I just filled a prescription for month 7. It's so weird how nothing is how you expect it to be with this medicine. I'm so thankful for Accutane, though. Truly I am. I would rather stay on it forever and have the dried lips, the constant blood tests, the pregnancy tests, and the side effects... then ever have to deal with insecurities through acne.

Whaaaat! Breakouts?!

Heyo hey! Has anyone ever experienced some purging from switching Accutane brands or increasing the dosage?? I switched from 60 mg claravis to 80 mg Amnesteem. And have like five small breakouts and im in month six. Whaaaat! I'm hoping this is just a small reaction to the new medication. But mama Mia how long is totally clear skin gonna take? <3




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Hello Month 6

I seriously cannot believe I'm going into six months on Accutane. And it's also hard to imagine that six months ago I was this girl so desperate to be herself again, to be able to look in the mirror again. My doctor has bumped me to 80 mg a day and the brand I am now on is Amnesteem (spelled right?). I've heard this brand is more effective then Claravis. But, I honestly have no idea. As far as my face goes, it's completely smooth. I do not have any breakouts at the moment. It looks SO much bette




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Almost To Month 6

Uhhhh... soooo... this month was a real break-out month. What the heck. I mean I've been on Accutane for 5 months and you'd think during the final months of this drug that I would really not be breaking out. Hmmm... weird weird. Don't really get it. I did try a new cleanser so maybe that had something to do with it. Uhh my spastic skin. Okay so I go to the dermatologist on Monday and will be put on Accutane for another month. I'm not sure if my dosage will be increased to 80 mg or not. I persona

Entering Month 5... Whoa.

Hey Hey Hey! So it's been about a month since I've posted and I cannot tell you how pleased I am with the results of Accutane. I mean... my face is soooooooo smooth. I only have a couple red marks that can be easily covered with concealer and those marks will fade with time. I'm still on the 30 mg Claravis 2x a day. I have my appointment today to go into the last month. FREAKING CRAZY. I remember when I first started this blog... I felt so miserable... like I was the ugliest looking thing

So... I Have A Question For All You Post-Accutane Miracles

Hello hello hello! I just was wondering if anyone who has finished their accutane treatment... waited six months... and had chemical peels were successful in lightening the dark marks? Is it effective? ANY input is GREAT input haha whether you have had it done or not... I would love some insight. XOXO

Almost To Month 4... Crrrrazy.

Heyyyyyyyyyyyyy, So I'm about five days away from going into my fourth month on Claravis. When I look at how my skin was when I started Claravis to where it is now... it's a definite improvement. I really only have two little pimples... but the left side of my cheek has this AWFUL DISGUSTING cluster of dark marks. Blahhhhhhhhhhh. So I guess my focus has changed to taking care of those... this is my body dysmorphic disorder being super perfectionistic about my skin. Really not fun. Pr

60 Days In... Tres Months To Go...

What up everyone! So dang, it's been 60 days and let me tell you... things have gotten better. I currently just have... two-ish breakouts. Which is really amazing. I can't remember the last time I washed my face and felt smoothness. I do have some red marks, but those can be covered with make-up AND will go away with time. Plus, my dermatologist said that between the second and third months is when people REALLY start seeing a blessing in their skin. So yippee yeahhh that's really exciting

50 Dayssss

Hey, Hey Crowd, So it's been fifty days on Claravis. Honestly cannot believe it's already been that long... but things seem to be halting. I have my next dermatologist appointment a week from today and am debating asking about being raised to 80 mg a day. My face has improved, don't get me wrong, but I am still getting a few break-outs that I don't think should be happening. I could just be impatient, though, not gonna lie and the Accutane may still be "working its way through my system".

41 Days: Holy Wow

It's like a new me. I don't exactly know how to describe it. I looked in the mirror for the first time in months the other day... and I didn't look away. I actually put on eye-liner, which is something you cannot do without looking in the mirror, like you can with mascara. I felt invigorated, ferocious even. A sudden calm washed over me and I felt genuinely satisfied with myself for the first time since last August. 1) Claravis 30 mg 2x a day 2) Biore Skin Balancing Cleanser 3) Clariso

32 Days In: Really Want To Flash-Forward

Dear Everyone, I wish I had a button on a remote control... one where I could hit flash-forward and it would take me to the end of my treatment... so that I could see just how beautiful I could be. I'm not saying that in vain; I'm saying it because I feel beautiful when I feel like me. And having to battle acne... it doesn't make me feel like me. It's day 32 of my Claravis journey. It's getting better, slowly but surely. I actually have a strange feeling that at the end of this secon




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Get At Me: Day 26

Heyo! Hi you guys! Just wanted to give you an update! Today is day 26 of my Claravis journey. I am still taking 60 mg a day. My one month is this Monday, March 4th when I will have my dermatologist appointment and then go into month two. I'm pretty sure I'll be staying on 60 mg a day for a total of five months. PRETTTTTY EXCITING STUFF!!!!!!!!! Here is a little update about my face! I switched cleansers haha and I FREAKING LOVE WHAT I'M USING. It's called "Biore Combination Skin Bala

Clarvis... Day... 16

Hola! So I totally lied about getting over an initial breakout. My face decided "haha, fooled her" and decided that I should break out just a little bit more. My cheeks are about 95% clear, but my chin has a little cyst and a whitehead and my forehead has like... three little bumps near my hairline and a couple whiteheads. Not horrible, but PLEASE CLARAVIS KICK IN BABY. Still using Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Cleanser, Clarisonic, and Cetaphil Moisturizer (just around my nose). I've als




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Day 11 And... 1/2...

Hey Hey Hey! What up everyone! So everything is going grand with the Claravis. I honestly don't have dry skin... which is really weird... haha I was kind of expecting to be like the Sahara. I'm totally good with not flaking all over, though. But, I am pretty oily so maybe by the end of month 1... then I'll be a little drier. I'm expecting that to happen. I think I'm just getting over my beautiful, fantastic, wonderful initial breakout. It's so lovely. So my entire forehead was CRYSTA

Welcome, Claravis

Hi everybody! So, I've been checking out this site for an obnoxiously long time. I think I first stumbled upon it last August when I started college. And now, walla! I am going to do a blog about my experience with acne and now Accutane. Let me start by saying that I am doing this because I know what it feels like. I know what it feels like to consciously be aware of every blemish and red mark on your face, whether they are gigantic or microscopic. It consumes you like a sickness. An




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