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Half Way Through - So Very Very Happy!

What I've read on the review forums is true: once your skin begins to clear you quickly forget to come back and post. I was checking this site a couple of times of day and now I hardly think about acne at all. I wish I tried accutane sooner. If you are in any doubt, do it. I did have a bad breakout a few weeks in and some sporadic whopper pimples after that but it's been constant progress. Even when my skin was bad, I'd didn't feel as bad because I knew I was finally doing something that i

RubyRoss

RubyRoss

07/03/14

 

One Month Down

Was back at the derm today to renew my prescription - still 20mg. My face is really good now but my neck is still breaking out in unsightly red lumps. It doesn't look good but I'm not so worked up about it now that I'm on accutane. In any case, the derm said I should see real results from here on in. She also told me not to use carmex on my lips because overuse can bring on an allergic reaction. She recommended La Roche Posay instead.

RubyRoss

RubyRoss

03/19/14

 

Improvement!

You can see the difference in the pictures! I still have some large red pimples on my neck and I’m sure I’ll continue to break-out but I’m really pleased with the overall improvement in the past few days. Less redness, less pimples…hope this lasts

RubyRoss

RubyRoss

03/08/14

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03/10/14

 

Day 11: Week 2 Not So Great Yet

Skin peeling and redness, nasal dryness, and pimples –lots of pimples: huge ones, red ones, hard ones, oozy ones, and those teeny tiny pinchy ones. The worst is concentrated around my mouth and neck but I also have pimples on my legs, back, belly and temples. I'm worried this will go on for weeks as my skin feels really uncomfortable and looks it too. Make-up just flakes and cracks like I dribbled porridge on my chin and forgot to wash it off. There's something especially unappealing abou

RubyRoss

RubyRoss

03/02/14

 

Day 6: Mini-Breakout

I wrote of great progress too soon. Today, I woke up to larger pimples, some inflamed, on my chin. I was already in the middle of a bad break-out so this isn't suprising. My skin looks much better overall (apart from some flaking). SQUEAMISHNESS WARNING - The following description is a little disgusting: I’ve noticed that the consistency of pimples had changed (darker & thicker) and pimples seem to refill with loads of pus to get out. I’m taking this as a sign that the accutane is pu

RubyRoss

RubyRoss

02/24/14

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02/26/14

 

Day 3

It could just be my imagination but I feel like there is some improvement: the large pimples I had have started to dry up and shrink. The derm said I don’t have clogged pores so hopefully there won’t be a dramatic purge in the next two weeks. I’m beginning to notice dryness in my nose, which I expect will be my biggest problem as my skin is already super dry. It also feels itchy and is flaking where I had red bumps.

RubyRoss

RubyRoss

02/21/14

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02/23/14

 

Day 1

Got my 20mg prescription today and was seen by two dermatologists. They said all their patients have improved significantly on acutance but most experience two months of bad break-outs. Acne must be one of the few afflictions whereby the treatments make it worse to make it better. They also told me that their patients rarely complain of side-effects apart from dry skin, which is expected to kick in three days. More importantly, the senior derm told me the kind of hormonal acne I have would

RubyRoss

RubyRoss

02/19/14

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02/20/14

 

Starting Accutane Tomorrow

Hello troops, I’m starting accutane tomorrow with a mix of excitement for the end-results, fear of the initial break-out, and regret that I did not try this drug years ago. I’m 30 now and my skin is worse than ever before. It makes me mad to remember how dismissive so many doctors are about acne and I’m almost as annoyed when I think of the wasted energy I spent crying over it, the wasted evenings I spent hiding in my room, and the wasted money I spent on prescription and over-the-co

RubyRoss

RubyRoss

02/18/14

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02/19/14

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