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Feeling Weird

So I have been in a funk ever since I started accutane. I have moments where I feel like I'm in a dream like state and it really freaks me out. I have been looking around on the Internet and I have found things about 'hormonal acne' and I for the description. I have found people who take a drug called spironactine(or something like that) have really found it helpful. I think I am going to talk to my derm about it tomorrow. Maybe in a couple months when I'm not feeling so weird I can try accutane

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

08/04/13

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08/10/13

 

Washing Face On Accutane..

So sometimes my face just feels so dry and painful from washing my face. I use cetaphil normal to oily face wash and sometimes it really burns to use. Right now I'm washing my face twice a day. In the morning with cetaphil gentle wash then at night with the normal to oily stuff. Would I be okay to go some nights without washing my face? I hate sleeping in my makeup but I feel like washing it all the time isn't good for it. Anyone have some opinions? Will sleeping in my makeup like ruin my skin?

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

07/29/13

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07/30/13

 

Day 25!

So I think for now ill stay on accutane. We shall see! Right now the left side of my face is sooo broken out. I'm really frustrated because my face looked better before I started than now. My forehead has completely cleared up of all the little bumps I used to have. My chin has also cleared up, I did have huge pimples like last week. My chest is also really broken out. I used to just have bumps but now it's like actual painful pimples and white heads. Ugh.

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

07/27/13

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07/29/13

 

Accutane : Undecided About Staying On It

So I've always been a super paranoid person and lately I cannot get these scary side effects out of my head. I'm really scared I'm going to like go crazy on this medicine. A girl at my work said her friend got hallucinations while on it and I am seriously so freaked out. I'm considering taking a break from the pills because I think I'm really scaring myself

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

07/24/13

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07/25/13

 

Accutane Day 20!

My face is so dry!!! I'm putting on moisturizer after moisturizer and it's not helping. Does anyone have any advice on how to help the dry flakes? If I put lotion on them it just kinda smears around on top. Should I buy a gentle exfoliatior? It's sooo hard to not pick at the flakes or scratch them. My chin is starting to break out really bad, which is also where I have the dry skin flakes. So that just looks lovely. The left left of my temple had tons of little bumps. My forehead has cleare

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

07/22/13

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07/22/13

 

Accutane Day 16!

So I'm starting to get a few more pimples and that's kind of annoying. All these side effects are really starting to scare me. This may be a little gross for some guys soo if you're a guy I suggest not reading on. My lady parts have been so dry lately, which I usually get dry before I start my period so that's not out of the normal. I looked thing a up online though to see if accutane has an effect on your vagina and sure enough there's girls complaining of being off accutane for a year and

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

07/18/13

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07/23/13

 

Accutane Day 15!

So yesterday marked two weeks on accutane! So far nothing too crazy has happened. One thing is weird though and I'd really like some thoughts on it. The second day I started accutane I was swimming and when I got out and went inside to go to the bathroom I was bleeding. I thought that was kinda weird. I bled the rest of the day like a normal period. It stopped for a couple days and I then forgot to take a birth control pill and the next day I started bleeding ( which always happens when I miss a

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

07/17/13

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07/18/13

 

Accutane Day 11

I think my initial breakout is beginning. The right side if my face is clear but I'm getting a huge pimple on my chin, a big pimple above my lip, and I'm having a breakout around my left jaw. Also my forehead has little bumps all over and my chest is getting pimples. This sucks, and I know it's only going to get worse. My lips have been like the desert lately. I freak out if I don't have Chapstick with me. My boyfriend is really supportive about everything and makes me feel better about my

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

07/13/13

 

Acutane Day 6:)

So far so good. I'm probably jinxing myself but both my cheeks have really cleared up. I used to have a pimple on each side that was pretty deep and would constantly come and go, now they have cleared up. My skin isn't dry, but man my lips are so dry! That's still my only side effect.

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

07/09/13

 

Accutane Day 4!

Not much of a change today, but I will say my lips are like a freaking desert!! My lips are normally pretty dry and now they are so cracked if I go like an hour without Chapstick. My face looks really clear now besides my scars.

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

07/07/13

 

Accutane Day 3!

I forgot to mention in my first blog I am on 40 mg a day, and because of my weight I will continue to stay on this dosage for the whole time. So far I have not really seen much of a change. My left temple is starting to break out a little, and I normally never get white heads but now that's all I'm getting. Since I have such oily skin I have noticed that I now don't need to really touch of my makeup as much throughout the day because its not getting super oily. Nervous for the initial break

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

07/06/13

 

Accutane Day 1!

So I took my first pill today. The side effects are a little scary to me, like the depression and mental issues

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

07/03/13

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07/17/13

 

Update On Skin

So I just wanted to make an entry on how my skin is looking since I start accutane on Tuesday. Right now I only have about 5 pimples, one that appeared this morning on my chin, one on my forehead and the other 3 are the persistent ones on my cheeks that just will not clear up. i do have some little bumps on my cheeks that are not quite pimples. my scars aren't as red today. I think this has to due with I just got back from vacation where I was out on the beach and ocean in the sun all day every

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

06/30/13

 

So Tired Of Acne Scars!

I am at my breaking point with my acne scars right now. My cheeks used to be completely clear but after a bad breakout about 2 months ago my entire left cheek is covered is red dots. I use Tazorac on them but it doesn't seem to be helping at all. I'm so embarrassed of them and I really just don't know what to do about them anymore!! I start accutane in less than a week so I'm really hoping it can help these scars. Right now I only have like 7 or 8 little pimples, every other blemish is red and p

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

06/27/13

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07/09/13

 

What Acne Has Done To Me.

Having acne has held me back so much in my life. I cannot count how many times I've looked in the mirror and wish I could change what I see. Having acne has stolen my confidence from me. I do not feel comfortable without makeup on because of all the pimples on my cheeks and how red my face is. Not only does acne take a hit on my confidence but a lot of it has to do with my scars. I don't have deep ice pick scars, they're all just red and purple marks on my skin. I'm not sure why I even have scar

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

06/21/13

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06/22/13

 

My Decision

I started getting acne when I was 11 and in the fifth grade. It was really just little bumps on my forehead. That all changed when I got into middle school and hit puberty. My acne and oily face exploded. I am now almost 18 years old and I wish I could say my struggle is over but as of late my acne has just gotten worse. I have tried literally everything. Proactive, store washes, antibiotics, birth control. EVERYTHING. So I have finally decided that I am done with acne and I am taking accut

Carlyyy15

Carlyyy15

06/21/13

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