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Finished!

Well I went to the dermatologist today and he told me no more accutane! I am excited, but a little nervous that he isn't having me do a full six months (I just finished month 5). Below is my skin today (its honestly like a babys bottom!) and it has been completley acne free for a little over a month. My lips are still chapped and the doctor said it might take a month for them to completly heal. We also discussed ways to prevent breakouts from happening again. He told me to avoid mosturizer and

bcurry0731

bcurry0731

10/28/14

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10/29/14

 

Month 4

Well I just finished Month 4 and I could not be happier. I have zero pimples and my skin is like a baby's bottom. My lips are still really chapped and my hair dry, but no dry skin. I have been on 40mg as of month 2. I am really worried that my acne will come back. I have asked my dermatologist to up my dosage, but for some reason she refuses. My sister weighs the same as I do and was on 80mg... so idk why my dermatologist wont up mine past 40mg. Anyways.. I hope my results thus far bring hope to

bcurry0731

bcurry0731

09/08/14

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09/15/14

 

Day 45

I can certainly feel a difference in my skin. My skin is much smoother and my pores are now tiny. Almost all blackheads gone. I am still getting acne on my chin, but nothing that isn't able to be covered with a little makeup. Any pimple I do get are just pimples, no cysts anymore. I don't know if you are able to tell from the photo, but my complexion, especially on my cheeks, has really evened out. My scalp is no longer itchy... finally going to get my hair done! My lips are still chapped (

bcurry0731

bcurry0731

07/03/14

 

Day 30

Sorry I haven't posted in a while! I don't know if I said this before but my doctor upped my dosage to 40mg. I was hoping for more but because of my itchy scalp she didn't want to go higher. She said if my scalp doesn't get any worse she will up it again next month. I will start the 40mg pills tomorrow. My lips are still chapped and red, but not super cracked or gross looking. As long as I apply chapstick every 10mins I'm okay. My skin has improved sooooo much! I had no active or new pimple for

bcurry0731

bcurry0731

06/12/14

 

Day 22

I no longer have anxiety going out in public. However, I am stressing over my job.... or should I say job search. I am a recent grad and need to find a job that can pay my bills. I absolutely LOVE my job and enjoy going to work everyday, but it is a non-profit which means minimum wage for employees. I just got an email from a potential employer requesting an interview. I am worried about the affect my acne will have on my ability of getting hired. It is bad to say this, but looks do matter wh

bcurry0731

bcurry0731

06/02/14

 

Day 17

Continually improving. Each day I wake up I have less acne. Even though my skin is still far from perfect, I am more confident just knowing I am just several months away from that perfection. My lips are still tight and my scalp is still itchy. I started globing on the Waxelene which helps me resist the urge to pick at my lips. Tonight my best friend gets back from her month long trip to Chile (so jealous). A group of us are going to World of Beer to catch up before she leaves for Georget

bcurry0731

bcurry0731

05/28/14

 

Day 16

**Everything is really drying out. My pimples are all becoming super dry and eventually flaking off. My scalp is not as itchy as it was. I use to wash my hair everyday, but my hair is super dry so I can go a couple days. I know this sounds gross, but it helps with the itchy scalp. My lips are all I can think about. They don't look chapped at all, but boy do they feel it! I put on Waxelene about every five minutes. Tyler and I ran to chick fil a yesterday and I forgot my jar. Had to go through th

bcurry0731

bcurry0731

05/27/14

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05/27/14

 

Day 13

Wow. The improvement from 4 days ago. It might not look it from these photos because my face is still red, but no new pimples today! I am thinking that maybe it has started to improve because my period ended and I began my new cycle of birth control. I guess I wont find out until next month, but for now I am content. I feel like this is too good to be true. Everyone else I have talked to didn't start to see improvements this early. I am almost certain that this means my dermatologist will

bcurry0731

bcurry0731

05/25/14

 

Day 12

Today is day 12 and I am feeling much better than I have been. I woke up this morning with only one white head! Weeee! Most "normal" people would not be thrilled by this, but when you have been waking up each morning with about 8 white heads surrounding your mouth, one is something to celebrate. My lips are still super dry. No cracking or bleeding, just extremely uncomfortable and tight. Also, my back/shoulders are super sore. Before going on accutane I read others strategies and exper

bcurry0731

bcurry0731

05/23/14

 

Day 11

Im in a rush to take Bo to the vet so I will have to make it quick. Today was my first full day of work since my acne has gone crazy! It was ok. I told everyone in my class about accutane. I work in a school for children with motor disabilities called CECO and today was the last day (aka class pictures). I explained why I didn't want to be the photo and everyone tried to make me feel better and talk me into it, but no. Yesterday was the first time I cried. Broke down in the car otw

bcurry0731

bcurry0731

05/22/14

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05/23/14

 

Day 10

Here I am. Day 10. Sad. Angry. Miserable. I wake up everyday with a bunch new white heads. I can't wait for the day I wake up to find no new acne. I am so embarrassed that I only leave the house to go to work or take the dog out. I am so frightened talking to people or looking them in the eye that I no longer take Bo for walks around the neighborhood for fear that someone will want to stop and talk. Does this make me selfish? Lucky. I owe a lot to my boyfriend. He tries to make me be

bcurry0731

bcurry0731

05/21/14

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05/22/14

 

Day 8

Well I have been on Isotretinoin 30mg for 8 days now, and my skin is the worse it has ever been in my life. Yesterday I woke up with a bunch of cystic white heads and this morning I woke up with even more! Luckily my lips arent chapped at all (Waxelene is a life saver!), but my face is dry and flakey. I can constantly feel the sore cysts on my chin... as if I need a constant reminder of how awful I look. I was doing some research and found that those who are on lower dosages often have to go on

bcurry0731

bcurry0731

05/19/14

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05/21/14

 

3 Weeks Before Day 1

I am scheduled to begin my first month of accutane on May 7th. I am 21 years old and graduating with my Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders on May 1st. Never would I have thought that I would still be having cystic acne at almost 22 years old. I decided to make the plunge after my sister, 23 years old, finished accutane and now has perfect skin. I am extremely nervous about the “initial breakout” and dryness after seeing how horrible my sister had it during her firs

bcurry0731

bcurry0731

04/16/14

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05/19/14

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