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Day 47

Well I'm just a few days away from my 50 day mark. And halfway there to my 2 month mark. I haven't really posted because not much has changed. My skin looks like shit. As far as cysts go (the ones I got on my IB) all dried up but have left red marks. I'm continuing to get whiteheads, particularly around my chin and lower cheek area. It's so depressing. I have so many red marks and the pimples take so long to heal. I just hate the way I look with acne and I wish I could go back to the days when I

lolita44

lolita44

08/04/13

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08/05/13

 

1 Month 1 Week

So depressed. The cysts aren't even finished healing but I got 4 more whiteheads this week. On accutane they look so much worse and so inflamed. I know it will get better but this is so depressing. When I'm not wearing make up it looks like I have the chicken pox. Why. When will I start seeing results.

lolita44

lolita44

07/25/13

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08/04/13

 

1 Month!

Alright, update. It's easy to get upset and thinking about how much my skin sucks. This week has been an emotional roller coaster. I developed like 5 cysts on my chin and nose area, in addition to other various ANGRY whiteheads. It sucks, and it hurts. Luckily they seem to dry up quickly and the cysts from last week are practically gone. I got one regular pimple on my forehead (which has actually been pretty clear) so I spot treated and I'm hoping that will disappear. While the cysts are no fun,

lolita44

lolita44

07/18/13

 

Just Need To Vent.

My skin sucks. It just looks awful. Make up also looks like shit because the texture is so bad. This is so depressing I used to have perfect skin.

lolita44

lolita44

07/10/13

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07/18/13

 

Day 22

So I've officially hit my three week mark, and it seems as though what I previously thought was my initial breakout...was not. It's actually quite hilarious how awful my skin is right now. The only thing getting me through it is the prospect of clear skin which Accutane pretty much guarantees. At least I can tell it's doing its job...so I can't complain there. Currently I have three fairly large cysts on my chin. Which rarely happens, at least not so many at the same time and not on my chin. The

lolita44

lolita44

07/10/13

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07/10/13

 

Day 16

So, as of today one of the cysts on my cheek looks as if it's going to come to a head. Not sure if that's a good thing. Sort of just want it to disappear. Have another small pimple on my forehead and another medium-sized zit on my chin. Besides that, the texture just looks awful. My pores all over are very raised...like everywhere. On my forehead I have defined small bumps, on my nose tons of blackheads, even under my nose blackheads seem to have come out of nowhere. The smaller clogged pores on

lolita44

lolita44

07/03/13

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07/10/13

 

Day 12

Today is day 12! Think I'm experiencing the initial breakout. As of yesterday I'm taking 50 mg per day of accutane, 30 mg in the morning and 20 mg in the evening. Last night when taking off my makeup I had 3 pimples on my left cheek, one or two of which is a cyst, 2 on my forehead (which is almost always clear), one on my chin, and then today two more on my upper lip and at least another on my right cheek. This absolutely blows. I'm hoping this is an IB, as I don't normally breakout on my forehe

lolita44

lolita44

06/30/13

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07/01/13

 

Question-Day 8

Will Accutane clear these closed comedones or would my best bet be getting gentle extractions to help the process along? Please give me answers!

lolita44

lolita44

06/26/13

 

Question-Day 8

Will Accutane clear these closed comedones or would my best bet be getting gentle extractions to help the process along? Please give me answers!

lolita44

lolita44

06/26/13

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06/26/13

 

Day 6

The dryness definitely kicked in today on my lips. I felt like I was applying aquaphor constantly. No big changes in my skin...a lot of the closed comedones seem to be coming to the surface, or are at least close to doing so. My face is dry in certain areas, but by the end of the day, becomes shiny. Any whiteheads were just clogged pores. We'll see if hell breaks loose soon.

lolita44

lolita44

06/24/13

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06/24/13

 

Day 4

Today is my 4th day on 20 mg. My skin is pretty much the same as yesterday, though there is visible peeling and a few of the clogged pores I have are beginning to look like they'll be coming to the surface sometime soon. Nonetheless, I woke up with a whitehead in between my eyebrows, one just under my nose, and an under the skin pimple on my nose, which is not visible and not even painful unless I touch it while washing my face. I've decided to upload pictures so you can see what my skin looks l

lolita44

lolita44

06/22/13

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06/24/13

 

Day 3

Hi everyone- I have just begun my first (and hopefully last) treatment of Accutane to address my mild/moderate acne. I am a little bit apprehensive, as prior to beginning this treatment, I was able to get my acne a bit more under control. However, this was only achieved through using 10% bp face wash every evening, 2% SA in the morning, not really moisturizing, taking antibiotics (which I have been on consistently for the past 6 years), and B5 supplements, IN ADDITION to cutting down significa

lolita44

lolita44

06/21/13

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06/24/13

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