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Last Month!

Whew can't believe how much time has passed! I just started month 6 and my skin looks great! I barely broke out all of month 5 I would get 1 or 2 teeny tiny ones that would literally disappear within a day its great. My derm said this will most likely be my last month, but we may do 1 extra for maintenance purposes. I honestly don't even mind at this point, I hardly notice the side effects anymore. The most annoying part is dry lips but my face and body skin aren't dry at all! For anyone l

youngforever

youngforever

04/10/14

 

Month 3 Update

Halfway done! (I hope) Day 90. My dermatologist bumped me up from 30mg to 40mg/day. She was going to keep me at 30mg but I'm going to be out of state for an internship starting in May so we are trying to get me up to the cumulative dose and off the drug by then. Not much new to update though! Still have a few small closed comedones that become inflamed and don't come to head but those are occurring less and less! They aren't cystic by any means but they do turn red and just sit on my

youngforever

youngforever

02/04/14

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02/17/14

 

Week 10 Update

Well so far...the much anticipated "magic" that is supposed to happen in the 3rd month hasn't happened yet. Still breaking out and it's so frustrating! I won't even try popping any of them so they just sit there all red and inflamed for up to 2 weeks at a time. I've had to get a couple cortisone injections since I first started treatment just to make them go away! Anyways...more clogged pores and blackheads are coming out. Some new ones are just popping up randomly too. Normally they evolve

youngforever

youngforever

01/21/14

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01/27/14

 

Week 9 Update

This update is a few days late, but I couldn't get my prescription for a few days. Damn iPledge makes it so complicated! Anyways...first week on 30 mg. I can tell I am a little more dry than when I was on 20 mg (which I expected) I did have a mini breakout. 2 little pimples around my chin/mouth area. That seems to be the only part of my face where I've broken out since starting accutane. More of my blackheads and pores are coming out too which is unbelievably satisfying haha but I st

youngforever

youngforever

01/13/14

 

Month 2 Update

Month 2 down... Had my derm appointment today and she is bumping me up from 20mg/day to 30 mg/day. She initially wanted to keep me on 20 but I don't want to end up being on accutane for longer than 6 months so I asked if I can be bumped up a little bit. Good news is that I didn't breakout at all this week. Everything is reallllly slowing down! I still have some of those little tiny bumps (blackheads, closed pores and whatnot) but my dermatologist said that those won't go away until

youngforever

youngforever

01/03/14

 

Week 7 Update

Merry [early] Christmas everyone! I wanted to do a week 7 update since a few people asked about the Clinique Moisture Surge lotion I bought last week. So far I absolutely love it! It makes my face feel soooo soft and silky. Sometimes at night I have to double up for extra moisture but I don't mind that. It goes on really nicely under makeup too. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good moisturizer As for my skin, I had another breakout this week. Seems to happen

youngforever

youngforever

12/23/13

 

Week 6 Update

So I missed week 5 update due to finals week and craziness with school, but I'll probably start doing 2 week updates anyways since everything is kind of slowing down at this point. I'm halfway through month 2..woo hoo! Still breaking out but not as much as my IB..its normally 1 pimple at a time so its manageable but so annoying because they take so much longer to heal (1-2 weeks and still left with a nasty scar). Aquaphor and Neosporin help a little bit with the healing time as well as sc

youngforever

youngforever

12/16/13

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12/19/13

 

Month 1 Update

Not much new to update! Definitely had my IB last week. All of those tiny little white bumps/closed comedones/whatever you wanna call them turned into nasty red pustules. Luckily most are flat and healing but I'm gonna have scars from all of them. awesome! I scar even when I don't pop them its so frustrating!! I was on break from school for Thanksgiving though so the timing of my IB couldn't have been better. I never had to go in public! Had my 1 month appointment with my derm today.

youngforever

youngforever

12/02/13

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12/05/13

 

Week 3 Update

Almost a month in....phew! So now I am really starting to dry out! Skin is flaky and tight...it may be because my boyfriend visited for the weekend and I didn't use the vitamin e oil on my face at night (slick and oily face is not too attractive) so I'm going to hope that once I use it tonight my skin won't be as dry. Lips aren't cracking or anything...they really haven't been uncomfortable at all since I started the treatment. I did pick at 3 small blackheads which took muc

youngforever

youngforever

11/25/13

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11/29/13

 

Week 2 Update

Another week down! Can I just say the most annoying thing is getting the damn pills out of the box?! It is ridiculously human-proof. And one too many pregnant ladies on the box. Anyways -- Not much to update really. I've only had two little pimples pop up and they were both flat after about a day. One was another one of those small white under-the-surface bumps that I had before starting tane that just came to the surface. Other than that no sign of a cystic pimple since I s

youngforever

youngforever

11/19/13

 

Week 1 Update

Yay 1 week down! So far I have had a really positive experience. I know its only been a week but I was expecting much worse! Just to recap, Im only on 20 mg a day so its a pretty low dose compared to normal claravis/accutane users. I haven't had the dreaded IB YET, and the only thing I've noticed is that my blackheads seems to be extracting themselves, and one small closed comedone (or maybe even milia -- it was so small) that just sat dormant on my chin BEFORE I started the drug became m

youngforever

youngforever

11/11/13

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11/15/13

 

Claravis 20 Mg - Day 1

Hello everyone! I know most people won't read this, but I like having a journal to keep track of my very long and (hopefully) successful journey through accutane! I just took my first pill of 20 mg Claravis (generic accutane) . If you wanna read my previous posts, I go into detail about my past history with acne and whatnot. I wanted to know what to expect for the first couple of days and what I can do to prevent the awful side effects! I loaded up on blistex and aquaphor and I am

youngforever

youngforever

11/05/13

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12/05/13

 

Accutane First Appointment!

Hey guys! So it's been a month since I first went to my Derm and told her I wanted to start accutane. I took a preg test and signed the iPledge and waited a whole month! I got my blood work done today and am just waiting for the OK from my doc to get my prescription. Again, I'm starting with 20mg a day and slowly working my way up (if I need to). I have mild/moderate acne with mainly small whiteheads and blackheads and sometimes big pustules/cysts around my chin (yay hormones!) An

youngforever

youngforever

11/01/13

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11/03/13

 

Accutane Newbie

Hi everyone! So I have decided to take the plunge and go on accutane. A little background information about me: I am a 22 year old female and I have been on literally every acne medication know to man (besides accutane). Everything from doxycycline, solodyn, minocycline, retin-a, aczone, ziana, clindamycin, duac, and of course all over the counter products (neutrogena, olay, proactiv, etc.) I was always so against accutane because i really didn't want to go through the horrible side

youngforever

youngforever

10/05/13

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10/08/13

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