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UpDate! Post Accutane

Checking in after a year of being off accutane (completed 6 months of accutane Oct 2014)  I just wanted to express how happy I am that I decided to take accutane. My skin has never been better. The results are still great and I do not break out anymore. Once and awhile I have a small pimple after shaving, but other than that, my skin is smooth and breakout free. i wish I would have tried accutane when I was younger, but happy I decided to just do it at age 28 (yikes I'm getting old) 

runner7891

runner7891

12/10/15

 

Post Accutane (Isotretinoin)

So I've been off Accutane for a little over a month and a half and my skin has continued to stay clear! I have had a couple of pimples on my back a few days after stopping, but I have not had one pimple in over a month now. This could all change, but at this moment my skin looks and feels great!! My skin continues to stay oil free. My eyes are no longer dry. My joints and back are feeling great!! I still apply lotion to my face everyday, and chap stick to my lips everyday. However, my skin is no

runner7891

runner7891

11/30/14

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12/09/14

 

Finally Finished W/ Accutane

All done with Accutane (Isotretinoin)! The last 6 months have been filled with ups and downs, but I'm happy to say that my complexion is great! It was a difficult decision to finally start the Accutane process, but I am glad I made this decision. Accutane is a hard core drug that can take a toll on the body. Nice skin comes at a price with this drug and I just hope that it is all worth it. I have just finished, so I am hopeful that the side effects of this drug will soon begin to fade. Overall,

runner7891

runner7891

10/15/14

 

Soon Done!

Almost done with 6 months of Accutane!! Oct 12th will be my last day! Hoping my skin continues to stay clear and some of the side effects go away. Time will tell

runner7891

runner7891

09/30/14

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10/04/14

 

Accutane And Dry Eyes

On my last month of Accutane (Isotretinoin) and I'm experiencing dry eyes. My eyes are very red and very dry. Anyone (who is or has been on Accutane) have an advice??

runner7891

runner7891

09/13/14

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09/19/14

 

Accutane Month 5

Month 5 on Accutane (Isotretinoin) and my skin continues to clear up. Same results as I have posted before and continuing to improve. Only side effect that is new is dry eyes. My eyes get dry and then bloodshot, but I simply use eye drops to fix this problem. Hoping the dry eye thing gets better once I'm done (fingers crossed). Only one more month to go...thankfully!! Happy with my skin and ready to be done taking this drug. End of the road is in sight

runner7891

runner7891

08/20/14

 

Isotretinoin Progress

Hey all, So far, my results on Isotretinoin (Accutane) are great! My skin keeps getting better and better. It definitely has taken the acne on my back the longest to clear up, but this month the acne is clearing up nicely! I really hope the rest of this month and the next two months continue to be this great. Accutane has worked wonders for me. I pray my complexion stays this nice when I am no longer on Isotretinoin. Positives: Pores are smaller, decreased oil production, acne has disappe

runner7891

runner7891

07/24/14

 

Accutane (Isotretinoin) Questions!

For those on Accutane(Isotretinoin) or those that have completed Accutane treatment, when did you notice the biggest improvement in chest/back/shoulder acne? Also, those of you that have finished the 6 months or so on Accutane...have you been clear since stopping treatment? Did your acne improve even after stopping Accutane?

runner7891

runner7891

07/15/14

 

July Update!

Moving on to MONTH 4 of Accutane. Results are good and keep getting better. The acne on my chest and back is getting much much better! Pretty much just scars and red marks at this point. I might have a small pimple here and there once in a great while, but nothing too crazy. I can not complain at this point! The biggest side effect I am having while on Accutane is red/flushed skin. Lips and skin get dry, but still easily taken care of. See the derm tomorrow. Will spend 5 minutes in the office an

runner7891

runner7891

07/08/14

 

Isotretinoin (Accutane)

Started Isotretinoin (Accutane) in April and it is now June already! I have had maybe two small pimples of my face in the last month, but the acne on my face has cleared up so nicely! I still have a long way to go (acne on my back and some on chest). Side note: I took some pea protein powder to help build muscle after lifting weights, and I feel as though this pea protein causes me to break out on my back. I've taken whey protein powder in the past and saw the same breakouts. I've read nu

runner7891

runner7891

06/17/14

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06/20/14

 

Isotretinoin Progress

Hey ALL!! Month THREE is approaching! The skin on my face has cleared up very nicely! I have had a couple of pimples on my face in the last few weeks, but they seem to dry up and fade pretty quickly. I am now breaking out on my back, chest, and shoulders. This however appears to be almost like an initial breakout, but just in a different area. Even though I am breaking out on my chest, shoulders, and back, I am happy because this proves the Isotretinoin is working in other areas, and not just my

runner7891

runner7891

05/31/14

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06/02/14

 

Quick Update!

About 2.5 months on Isotretinoin (Accutane) and I'm seeing very nice results at this stage. My face has cleared up very nicely and my skins looks smoother and my pores look much smaller. Right now I am very happy with the results! The acne on my back and shoulders hasn't completely cleared up, but the dermatologist say that typically takes longer before results are noticed (compared to the face). I do still have some big red acne marks (scars), but I believe that the redness will fade over time.

runner7891

runner7891

05/21/14

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05/21/14

 

Month #2

Alrighty..So I saw the dermatologist on Monday! According to my dermatologist, my skin is responding very well to Isotretinoin (Accutane). I am now doubling my dose from one 40mg capsule once a day to one 40mg capsule twice a day (80mg a day). Same sort of results from the last update...some of the big outbreaks are still recovering, and a few tiny/new outbreaks/pimples. Oh well, nothing too crazy. My back and chest is starting to get pretty dry now, which is good though. It's neat to see how

runner7891

runner7891

05/08/14

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05/09/14

 

Acne Scars

Any advice on what to do in order to prevent scaring from large cystic acne? Topicals? Vitamins? On Accutane and nervous about scars..

runner7891

runner7891

05/03/14

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05/06/14

 

Day 25

Day 25 on Isotretinoin. So far, the white heads around my chin and lips have pretty much cleared up. Currently, I am experiencing a pretty bad breakout on the sensitive skin under my left eye/beside my nose. This breakout makes me nervous that I will have a scar due to the severity of the breakout (fingers crossed that I won't). Basically, I have a big cyst with two smaller cysts around it. It has been a rough week because this breakout is so very noticeable.. But, the other areas of my face see

runner7891

runner7891

04/30/14

 

Day 16

Well, finally getting over the initial breakout! Orrr at least I hope that I am! The breakouts around my lips and chin are pretty much clearing up! I have some big ones on my forehead and near my eyebrows but they are getting better. I can tell that the Isotretinoin is in my system and starting to work. As a result, I'm getting very dry skin and very dry lips. Also, my scalp itches like crazy, and I'm starting to get flakey scalp. Anyone able to give any good advice on shampoo/conditioner?? Stil

runner7891

runner7891

04/21/14

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05/19/14

 

Day 9

So, I don't know if it is my initial breakout or if it is because I haven't been on my antibiotic for a couple of weeks now, but my skin is crazy broken out! Everyday I have sooo many whiteheads all over my chin and above my upper lip! Crazy! (and quite stressful) BUT I guess this is what happens before things get better. Only time will tell! How's everyone else out there doing on there Accutane journey?!

runner7891

runner7891

04/15/14

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04/15/14

 

Question

QUESTION: Question for the guys out there. I know you aren't supposed to pop/pick whiteheads while on Accutane (because of scaring). But, what do you do when shaving? I have to keep a clean shaven face for work. Of course when I shave, the white heads break open...pretty gross, I know! LOL Just wondering if anyone has advice for shaving the face while on Accutane..?? PS. this Accutane journey kinda sucks..haha but hey I guess it will all be worth it! (better be!) staying positive

runner7891

runner7891

04/13/14

 

Day 6

So today is day 6 of my Accutane journey. So far I've been breaking out more than usual, so I guess that is part of the initial break out, or at least I hope so. I'm experiencing a lot of little whiteheads around my lips and chin...annoying because they stand out so much, but hopefully that will improve! Did a lot of you guys stay on antibiotics while starting Accutane? I haven't experienced really dry skin or dry lips yet. I however did get a red face from being outside. The weather has been g

runner7891

runner7891

04/11/14

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04/12/14

 

Isotretinoin (Day 1)

Today was my first day using Isotretinoin (40mg once a day). I have struggled with acne from about age 15, and I am now 28 years old. I decided to go on Isotretinoin to finally kick this acne in the butt. For more than 10 years I had been using various antibiotics and topical medications...which helped to keep the acne under control but did not completely resolve the issue. I'm hoping to document my experience with Isotretinoin on this site and to also read other blogs to help me through this n

runner7891

runner7891

04/07/14

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04/07/14

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