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Accutane-Week 13 (Be Grateful!)

I no longer count the days or weeks. Its taking less time to get ready and I no longer stare at my face in every possible reflection. I am extremely happy with the progress in this month. What makes me laugh is that when a new spot comes out, a tiny spot and just one; I get angry. You have to realize what you have gone through and how far you have come. You have to remember how bad it was, how many you had and how bad it looked because that one tiny spot is nothing in comparison to what it

l9germaine

l9germaine

04/18/15

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04/24/15

 

Accutane-Week 11 & 12 (3 Months!)

As I was on vacation I missed two blog entries! I am now at the 3 month mark. Although I am not completely in the clear yet there has been significant improvement. I keep looking back at one particular picture to remind myself of how far I've come and how much improvement there has been! I am very happy with how the progress has been going. I had absolutely no spots when I went on vacation but after being there for a few days I started to break again, a new one almost everyday. Just

l9germaine

l9germaine

04/10/15

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04/18/15

 

Accutane-Week 10 (Getting There!)

Week 10... Had a friend tell me that she could really notice my skin clearing. I almost cried. What an amazing thing to hear. There has definitely been a lot more progress since week 9. I have a couple of small spots on my right side but they're small and bearable compared to what it used to look like. They still come out, which is annoying but I have to be very happy that it isn't even close to being as bad is it was. There is still redness and red spots from the previous breakout b

l9germaine

l9germaine

03/27/15

 

Accutane-Week 9 (Progress?)

I remember a quote that has stuck with me for as long as I can remember. "in order to get to the rainbow you have to put up with the rain". Well ain't that the truth. I went to the dermatologist on Monday for a check up. He told me that I'm past the worst of it now. Then the next day my left side broke out. Ah the irony. However, I cannot complain. He gave me benzaclin to spot treat. I've had it before. It ruins your towel, sheets & clothes. I remember it all too well. He also told me t

l9germaine

l9germaine

03/19/15

 

Accutane-Week 8 (2 Months!) - Be Patient

I have reached the 2 month hurdle... and over it we go. I am still staying positive and fighting with myself daily to be patient I admit, I am very surprised by the length of time it is taking for the healing and clearing to begin. I assumed that because my acne wasn't very bad to begin with that I would be glowing by now. I understand that the whole idea of this medication is to change your skin starting from the inside and moving outwards; while pushing everything to the surface before

l9germaine

l9germaine

03/12/15

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03/16/15

 

Accutane-Week 7: Stay Positive

I have surprised myself. I never thought that I would remain as positive as I have been in the past couple of weeks. Although my last entry made me appear to have been very depressed and impatient with the progress I did remain and have remained it seems to have stayed positive. I get up and go everyday. No matter how I feel, no matter what is staring back at me from the mirror, I still go. I go to work-everyday. I go out on the weekends to see friends. Its all mental and I push myself eve

l9germaine

l9germaine

03/05/15

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03/05/15

 

Accutane-Week 6-Rock Bottom

I am completely overwhelmed with emotion. I am sad. I cry, at least once a day. I understand that depression is a major side effect of this medication but to be honest the only reason I feel the way I'm feeling is because of how my face looks. I am obsessed with it. I stare at myself in every mirror, every reflective surface. I think about my face all the time, every second of the day. It has consumed me. I go to bed at night and expect to wake up with clear skin. It doesn't happen.

l9germaine

l9germaine

02/26/15

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02/26/15

 

Accutane-Week 5

I thought that perhaps I might not even add an entry as I end week 5... as noted before this has been more of a mental struggle than anything. Perhaps the medication is actually getting to me and I am having the depression side effects. Or maybe its the thought of how my face looks that makes me feel depressed? I cried so much a few nights ago. I'm having such a hard time with dealing with this. I know, I get it, patience, probably won't see results for another couple of months? or more..

l9germaine

l9germaine

02/19/15

 

Accutane-Week 4

Its funny how you start counting days when taking this medication. Every single day matters now because you just keep looking for and wanting results. I'm hanging in there.. The most frustrating part is that just as soon as you think its really starting to clear up you get a new spot, or 3. I had this one area on my right cheek and it was awful, huge. Every time it would heal a new spot would form right in the same place. Right now I have one bigger spot on my chin and the rest on the right side

l9germaine

l9germaine

02/12/15

 

Accutane-Week 3

Week 3: -Dry flaky skin on and off, mostly around my mouth. I gently scrub it with a facecloth in the shower and it works. I'm using Cetaphil cleanser & moisturizer. -Lips are still dry but don't seem to be as bad as they had been-Carmex has saved me. -I've had a few really bad nosebleeds in the last couple of weeks. -Every possible blackhead has been brought to the surface on my forehead, sides of my nose and chin. I assume this goes away eventually? -My eyes no longer feel as dry

l9germaine

l9germaine

02/05/15

 

Accutane-Week 2

I am trying to be patient. I admit, after taking that first pill I expected to wake up the next morning to beautiful skin; wishful thinking. I'm 30.I cannot even begin to explain how much acne has consumed the past 3 years of my life. I understand that its been longer for others, a lot longer, and that I honestly don't even have it THAT bad, its concentrated on my right lower side; adult hormonal acne. I have spent countless hours staring at myself in the mirror, my phone, a knife...any re

l9germaine

l9germaine

01/29/15

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02/25/15

 

This Was The Last Group I Ever Wanted To Join

I didn't even know I had an account here to be honest. The last time I logged in was March of 2012, no doubt at the time in the midst of my reoccurring winter breakout. That's all it ever used to be, living in Alberta having moved from the east the air literally sucked the life out of your skin during this time of the year. And so, I thought oh well, a little dry cold air, a little acne, no big deal, I usually found something to help ease it into Summer when my skin was glowing and clear. This W

l9germaine

l9germaine

08/21/13

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09/29/13

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