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Took my last ever pill yesterday. I'm glad to not have deep cystic spots appear anymore. Since my last entry this dry skin/ rash has continued to flare up. I'm presuming I've developed seb dermatis or keratinosis Pilaris now.. Just as I expected my skin looked sh*t for my birthday I went from acne to another skin condition, my skin is tight and scaley on my forehead, eyebrows, and jaw and the skin that is revealed under these scales is red, weeping and bumpy. Running my hand over my face fee

Hexagon

Hexagon

07/25/14

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07/25/14

 

Week 32 Low Dose / 20Mg Every Second Day

After my last updated my face exploded in a massive flakey red weeping rash around the sides of my face and around my eyebrows. I'm still wondering what caused it It's going away I've just got a few flakey red patches on my cheek and between my eyebrows First time I haven't got acne around ovulation, and if I didn't have this rash my skin would look really good I'm under a lot of stress ATM and I've also been out drinking so ill have to see if my skin decides to breakout before my birthday

Hexagon

Hexagon

07/19/14

 

Week 31 Low Dose / 20Mg Every Second Day

My skin is getting more and more oily but it doesn't bother me much. I had 3 days of binge eating chocolate, crisps, cake, cheeses, everything and I got a few comedones and bumps on my forhead and chin which just intlamed, blistered and then peeled off. I also got this weird bumpy rash around the sides of my face but it disappeared as soon as I started eating properly I'm very glad I do not get cysts anymore and My acne may not be much of a problem but I think I still have some kind of dermati

Hexagon

Hexagon

07/11/14

 

Week 30 Low Dose / 20Mg Every Second Day

Haven't had anything pop up up still which is goood Can definitely feel oil coming back already, before my forehead would be bone dry now I can feel some oil when I run my finger across, my nose looks quite congested but nothing new with that Can also already notice my skin healing quicker which is great but theres a lot of redness and marks just appearing on my forhead I don't even know where it's come from! I'm waiting for ovulation to see if I still breakout like usual

Hexagon

Hexagon

07/03/14

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07/04/14

 

Week 29 Low Dose/ 20Mg Every 2 Days

I'm now taking 20mg every 2 days, I know you don't really need to wean off accutane as it supposedly stays in your system for quite a while but I'm only doing this as I want to hopefully be/stay clear for my birthday next month. The reason I think my acne is sure to come back in the way it was is literally within 2-3 days since decreasing my dose this low, my lips are barely dry, excema disappeared and I can feel my hair getting oily again. My facial skin is still quite dry and has actually star

Hexagon

Hexagon

06/26/14

 

Week 28 20Mg

Since decreasing my dose, my side effects seemed to blow up all over again, my back kills, excema literally appeared overnight and my lips got so so sore Got a couple closed comedones on my forehead which I extracted and have now gone, but my skin is still so sensitive and fragile I'm so terrified of coming off accutane I just have this mortifying, deep down feeling that it will come back straight away, from tomorrow I will be taking 10mg a day for another week and then that's it.. After a

Hexagon

Hexagon

06/20/14

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06/21/14

 

Week 27 20Mg

Well my friendss, I am down to my last two packs and I'm am tapering down to 20mg The marks left from last weeks breakout have only just healed and I know they are going become lovely new scars to add to my collection It has been so hot and sunny here in the uk and the sun always helps my skin No actives just one weird little non inflamed thinggy on my forehead next to a scar Only thing I am really annoyed about is the fact that my nose still has blackheads and still produces oil but ohh

Hexagon

Hexagon

06/13/14

 

Week 26 40Mg

Early but i have to update I knew it, in the last 2 days, maybe or maybe not coincidently since starting my period, I developed two spots on my forehead and a cyst on my chin. My pores look more visible as well Althoughh the cyst and 1 spot on my forehead have quickly deflated with the help of some bp so that's good It's really strange before accutane I would usually only get acne around the middle of my cycle, since starting accutane my skin breaks out pretty much non stop, whenever, wher

Hexagon

Hexagon

06/03/14

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06/04/14

 

Week 25 40Mg

Wow still no actives, I'm trying to enjoy it while it lasts. every day I wake up expecting to see or feel a new bump but there just isn't My skin still looks bad though due to all the wounds, scars and redness. Also my skin appearance and texture changes constantly one day it will look ok, the next it will look horrible. I've been catching a lot of sun recently and it's a mission trying not to get burnt Joints and back have started hurting slightly again, dry sensitive eyes and my lips...

Hexagon

Hexagon

05/30/14

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06/01/14

 

Week 24 40Mg

Been quite lucky, still no actives I say lucky because I garantee they will start popping up again anyday now Skin isn't nessasarily oily just gets oily when I'm moving about or in the heat, which i know is kinda normal, but my skin did not get oily whatsoever earlier in my course Haven't had any problems with my joints for quite a while, or the ecxema either. My lips though.. F***, both sides split and lips peeling everywhere and nothing helps Probs not related but I'm feeling veryy thi

Hexagon

Hexagon

05/22/14

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05/23/14

 

Week 23 40Mg

No new actives, just lots of lingering bumps. I'm dry from head to toe except my nose which keeps pouring out oil, I have areas on my skin that keep kinda blistering and peeling and seem to never heal. I'm covered in scars and red marks that I'm really hoping will fade once I'm off the accutane. The corner of my mouth has almost healed which is good haven't washed my hair in a week and ecxema keeps trying to creep back in lol My skin isn't getting better at all, I simply get big breakouts

Hexagon

Hexagon

05/16/14

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05/16/14

 

Week 22 40Mg

Skin was decent until the day before my residential trip and it just decided to explode again, so angry and upset as my skin alway always turns bad right before anything special or important. Got 3 pimpes on my forehead and a cyst on my chin, skin is also very very red and I'm starting to get pitted scars which is terrifying Oh wellll The side of my lip has been split for a couple days now and just won't heal, also as I'm a smoker, when I put a cigarette to my lips it will stick and pull awa

Hexagon

Hexagon

05/09/14

 

Week 21 40Mg

2 new pimples yesterday but have dried up and begun to heal already, skin looking better but it always does around the beginning of my cycle. Still getting oil on my nose which means the blotting paper in back in use again. Almost all my side effects have vanished since decreasing my dose except for the lips, which are a peeling, gooey mess *yuck* I'm going away on a residential trip next week with 14 near strangers, doing psysical activities in the forcasted rain rendering my makeup useless,

Hexagon

Hexagon

05/02/14

 

Week 20 40Mg

No actives this week Ive realised, the day since getting my copper iud inserted my skin became oily again and blackheads returned. This doesn't make much sense as it is non hormonal, but there are other things going since too, like sore breasts, bloating and constant cramping which clearly shows that it is having some kind of negative effect on my body I'm am so lost and frustrated, to have taken a relatively high dose of accutane for 20 week and show no stable improvement whatsoever I wan

Hexagon

Hexagon

04/24/14

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04/28/14

 

Week 19 50Mg

Got a cyst on my chin, massive cyst on my forehead, and a small pimple on side of my head. I don't know why I let myself get excited whenever my skin gets a little better, because I always end up back at this point My pores are becoming more visible again and my nose is so oily what the hell is going on I'm also very very sick with a stomach bug, feel so horrible The corner of my mouth split again and have annoying dry patches near my mouth and chin that won't go away Absolutely nothi

Hexagon

Hexagon

04/18/14

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04/18/14

 

Week 18 50Mg

So I ran out of 10mg pills and started taking alternate doses doses of 40mg one day and the 60mg, averaging out to 50mg right? a few days into this my skin suddenly got very very oily again and was a horrible reminder of what I had to deal with before, but has now settled down again I'm very anxious as since I've got my copper iud, although hormone free my menstrual cycle has become irregular and I really hope this doesn't have an impact on my skin I haven't got any pimples since last week,

Hexagon

Hexagon

04/11/14

 

Week 17 50Mg

I do not have any actives and I can say my face looks its best since starting accutane, it has been a good couple days without anything new popping up which is nice. After the big breakout things changed a lot, dryness kicked in full force, I suddenly got dry flaking skin on my face, ecxema increased everywhere, I got dandruff, my cuticles and skin around my finger are dry and peeling, eyes are dry again, even dandruff on my eyebrows, soo dry! Unfortunately my joints have started acting up a

Hexagon

Hexagon

04/03/14

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04/03/14

 

Week 16 50Mg

A bit early but I need to update, so I went on holiday with 1 active cyst, felt 2 more cysts and a few pimples developing during the journey there. I felt horrible and couldn't believe I was getting such a severe breakout just as I was going away, nothing could describe the despair and anxiety I felt stood in an airport with everyone looking at me and my boyfriend and hs family who have never seen it so bad. Howeverrr, something really unusual happened, by the end of the day, every single cyst

Hexagon

Hexagon

03/25/14

 

Week 15 50Mg

I'm 15 weeks in and I've come to the conclusion that although I no longer get oily skin or hair I'm still breaking out as much as I did, if not more, before accutane I'm going on holiday tomorrow and I although I would like to just hide indoors I have to go and just deal with it, I have one active on my forehead and lots of healing wounds and dry peeling skin. I don't know if this is some kind of delayed initial breakout but I'm simply fed up and kind of beginning to think that accutane just i

Hexagon

Hexagon

03/20/14

 

Week 14 50Mg

All was going well til I bought and tried cerave am moisturiser, this stuff is the worst moisturiser I've ever used in my life it's like rubbing old pva glue on your face. It immediately blocked my pores and I've gotten a cyst on my forehead, might not be because of the cerave but I'm pretty sure it is. The acne I get does not last long it's just the marks and scars left after that bother me so much, I'm so fair skinned that every single little mark is so obvious it looks so bad, and because t

Hexagon

Hexagon

03/13/14

 

Week 13 50Mg

I have no active acne again but my skin still looks a state it's doing this really strange thing where it will inflame and blister in places as if its acne, only it's not. It is red, dry and absolutely nothing will heal. Pores on my forehead, cheeks and chin are almost non existent, my nose however is still a little clogged Im still loving not having to wash my hair so often or carry blotting papers around anymore Another strange thing is my period was a couple days late this month and

Hexagon

Hexagon

03/07/14

 

Week 12 50Mg

Maybe I spoke too soon, as I am sitting here with a bleeding, weeping cyst on my forehead Since upping my dose to 50 my skin has taken a turn for the absolute worst. Comedones popping up again, pores visible, extremely dry, slow healing skin and red marks are so prominent Feel like sh*t basically However I have to admit I have been under extreme stress and have been eating nothing but junk food which could be the reason I can promise you now I will not being going any higher than 50mg be

Hexagon

Hexagon

02/28/14

 

Week 11 40Mg

A bit early but a lot has happened this week so wanted to write about it, I upped my dose to 40mg and I feel this has caused great improvement, I'm about a week from my period and I only got a tiny breakout of 3 spots which cleared very quickly and my pores have stayed clear which is really good I'm feeling really positive and I think my skin is finally starting to just get better Also it's been confirmed that my acne is genetic as my dad told me today that him and his brothers had terrible

Hexagon

Hexagon

02/20/14

 

Week 10 30Mg

No noticeable improvement, as I chart my cycles I can tell I ovulated today so will have to wait and see if I breakout, which I usually do on the second half of my cycle Comedones appearing again along with a lot of inflammation, pores are staying pretty clear which is good No difference with the side effects apart from the rash/eczema spreading further along my arms and a LOT of nausea recently although I'm not sure if this is related to the accutane

Hexagon

Hexagon

02/15/14

 

Week 9 30Mg

Upped my dose to 30mg, been on this dose for about a week and side effects are still bearable so plan for further up my dose to 40mg soon enough but no more as I believe this would be too much for my weight Got my first cyst since starting the course, two new cysts intact although they've gone down pretty quickly. Noticing an improvement with my pores although I am still breaking out which can be so discouraging but I hear a lot of people talking about improvements really starting to show at

Hexagon

Hexagon

02/07/14

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