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60Mg

I'm laying on the couch, hung over, drinking orange juice and watching Spongebob...so I thought it would be a great time to update. I was so excited a few weeks ago when my doctor upped my dosage to 60mg because I felt like I wasn't making much progress with 40. Unfortunately, with the 60mg came dryer lips and my face had a total break out. As for my lips, it's not so much my actual lips that are dry, it's the corners of my mouth (which is a little are to see in the picture I posted). The

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08/03/13

 

Dry Skin?

Many people have dry skin while on medication for their acne. I used to use the St. Ives face scrub but I was nervous to use it because I thought it would irritate my skin and cause even more redness while on Absorica. So while I stopped using the face scrub, I began to get really annoyed by the small dry patches on the top of my arms and on my face. I was looking for a natural remedy and came up with my new 'go-to' for dry skin. The best part? It's completely all-natural, and safe to use anywhe

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07/28/13

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08/03/13

 

Acne Scar Remedy

After all is said and done with accutane, absorica or whatever other medication your on, many people go through their next battle in trying to get rid of their acne scars. I'm currently trying to limit the amount of damage that I will have while on Absorica and I have been looking online for simple tricks to help my face heal. Rather than use over the counter topical solutions, creams or go back to my dermatologist for a prescription, I was looking for a natural home remedy (I am also try

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07/23/13

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12/15/17

 

Back Pain!

Last time I wrote about the obnoxious pimples that were surfacing out of nowhere, and luckily they went away quite quickly except for the monster on my forehead that I kept picking at...my fault, I know. So during my Absorica journey, I've been following other peoples blogs, Instagrams etc. and I kept reading about how people have had horrible back pain but never understood what they meant because I never had it. I chalked it up to me only being on it for 2 months and figured the worst had

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07/20/13

 

Week 8

Yesterday I went to see my dermatologist and just as I thought, he upped my prescription to 60mg. Yay for one step closer and being at the 8 week mark, but nayyy for the recent breakout I got! This week I've literally woken up with a new pimple or cyst every day!! Luckily they're just look red and my cover up from MaybellIne is the bombbbb so they can be easily hidden. Also on Monday, I woke up with this bizarre patch of dry skin under my lips. It was on the left side, wasn't red or an

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07/18/13

 

Waiting For 60Mg

Woke up with a massive pimple on my cheek --> hoping it goes away soon. Aside from that, I'm really hoping that my doctor bumps my perscription up to 60mp. This blog is turning into a major fail because I literally have nothing to report. No crazy side effects, no drastic changes just some red areas on my face with scars that will eventually fade, pimples here and there that are usually gone within 2-3 days, and some dry lips. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that I'm not having any issues, but

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07/06/13

 

My Face Is On Fire

Soo I haven't seen any drastic improvement from the last pictures I put up. A little bit more drying of the lips, but that comes and goes with each day. One side effect I have noticed since beginning 40mg/day is the delightful feeling that my face is literally on fire every.single.time. I wash my face with cleanser or apply any toners/creams/masks. Clearly the wise decision would be to stop using toners/creams/masks, but has anyone who has also had this issue have any recommendations for a new f

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06/28/13

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07/02/13

 

End Of Month 1

Went to see my doctor yesterday for the first time since I started Absorica. He was pretty pleased with the results so far (as am I)! He bumped me up to 40mg a daily (two pills) so we'll have to see whether the side effects continue to be minimal, or if they increase. On a side note, one week left of teaching before the summer!!! I hope it goes fast. Also, I added some pictures of my current results in the gallery section. Please feel free ask any questions you might have! I've be

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06/14/13

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06/22/13

 

Week 3

Not sure if I've been extremely lucky, or if it's just the calm before the storm but I have hardly experienced any side effects. *Knock on wood* Lips are still dryer than usual, but thankfully not chapped. I have noticed some improvement on the acne in my cheeks, but have sparked a breakout on the top of my back, which I never had before. I will try to post pictures of my face tomorrow so look for it the gallery section. I just started working out at Planet Fitness, and am hoping that I w

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06/08/13

 

Day 9

So I am officially forcing myself on a detox. Horrible excuse, but I blame it on Memorial Day Weekend. I ate terribly and drank Fri/Sat and Sun nights...no bueno for someone who said they were going to cut down on alcohol during this treatment! While I did lose three pounds last week, I don't think that will last after this weekends fried food binge however I'm hoping with some exercise and increasing my fruit/veggie intake I'll continue to shed the weight. As for side effects, although

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05/28/13

 

I Survived A Friday Night!

DAY 5: After Wednesdays incident, I stressed out about alcohol for the next two days, its Memorial Weekend, and I was going to be really ticked if I had to spend it without any drinks. I decided to test the waters on tonight, but change the way I conducted taking my medication. I purposely ate dinner early and took my medication, and waited about 3 hours before I went out with friends to celebrate our friends birthday at a brewery (talk about temptation!). I had 1/2 a beer at the br

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05/25/13

 

First Week

A little background info for those who are interested: I am a 24 year old who never had acne in high school, never had it in college, however once I returned home, I began to breakout uncontrollably. I went to my dermatologist, who I had used prior for Botox, and explained to him my dilemma. He prescribed me every kind of pill under the sun, topical solutions, creams etc. but NOTHING worked, all it did was make my skin dry and flaky and kept my acne alive. After two years of dealing with embarra

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05/25/13

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