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Three Years and Six months Post Accutane

Hello, i was deleting some really old mail from years of accumulation and passed by acne.org notifications so i decided to might as well give an update. Last time i took a pill of generic accutane, (Claravis?) was June 1, 2015. Since, my face has never been an issue anymore. I get the occasional white head here and there, sometimes a cystic one but that is mainly my fault 'cause i have become too confident and don't take care of my skin. For example i get drunk, or get home too tired from socc
 

Post Accutane Day 280 (7 months!)

Well i haven't been in here like in 5 months. Some people just disappear when things are going alright and those who remain here are those still struggling. Well i'm back 'cause that's what we're here for--to support and give tips, advice and share experiences... My skin has been pretty clear since i finished Accutane, it wasn't actually Accutane but some generic brand i can't recall but it's all in my past entries. Also, i didn't actually finish the entire course and the whole weight, mg need
 

Post Accutane Day 116

Well folks after going weeks without any pimple i got one two days ago, it was a painful little whitehead, i popped and it went away in a day. Not bad considering it's been weeks since i got any blemish. My current regimen is the same as described in the last post. Also, it's cool that i went the entire Summer with clear skin! Also now that fall is here ive noticed my skin isn't as oily as it was during the summer, which was definitely way less than pre-accutane. nothing else, everythi
 

Post Accutane Day 91, 3 Months!

Surprisingly i haven't had a pimple in like a month. I had this tiny whitehead but it went away the same day. My regimen just includes washing my face with Clean and Clear 10% BP during the morning and at night with regular facewash and on random nights apply Retin A. My face is slightly oily but with summer winding down it's great to say that my face has been clear all summer. It would be great if this remains like this but one can never be too optimistic.
 

Post Accutane Day 63

Same regimen. Morning 10% Clean and Clear Benzoyl peroxide. At night regular Clean and Clear face wash followed by Retin A. Results so far? My skin had been clear until this weekend when i got this cyst-like bump on my right cheek but it ended up turning into a small white head. It's going away but leaving a dark spot. That's it. I am grateful for how it is now but i'd rather not have any kind of blemish on my skin. The oil on my face is mild perhaps due to the warm weather and humidity but
 

Post Accutane Day 45 (With New Regimen)

I currently have no acne on my face. It's smooth and clear. Last week i had a little lump on my cheek but it went away in two days. Perhaps it's all better because of my new regimen: clean and clear BP 10% during the morning, regular Clean and Clear facewash at night followed by Rentin A. It dries my skin after each wash but then oil returns but i have to say, my face isn't as oily as before the 2nd course of accutane AND DEFINITELY not as oily as before as the first time i used accuta
 

Post Accutane Day 30

Hello, Well i finished my last pill of accutane 30 days ago, i did two months only and the last month i took on my own will for like 6 months, anyway... When i just stopped taking accutane i had like 3 little white head and last week i had a bump on my cheek that quickly went away. That's it. Not bad. And my oil has been a little bit above normal considering it's summer and i live in a very humid city. My regimen has been washing with regular face wash (clean & clear) micro su
 

Absolutely Finished Accutane, Post-Accutane Day 1

1st month (October, 2014) - 60mg/day 2nd month (November, 2014-June 1st 2015)- 80mg/ day taking within the span of 7 months Eventhough i haven't had a cyst in like 5 months, oil has started to return to a moderate level. Considering i have been taking, on my own accord, accutane once in a while, skipping days, even weeks i think it would have been best to forever take accutane with small doses here and there. It has absolutely worked great. I will talk to my dermatologist next time around
 

Last 5 Pills Of Accutane!

I've been dispersing my accutane pills for the 2nd month of December 2014 and now finally im down to my last 5 pills of 40mg. Once again, i gotta mention i have been out of Dermatologist care since February, 2015, since i asked the doctor to take me out of Accutane due to very bad side effects. So it's been a month since i have taken 5 accutane pills and i don't know if it's the summer or the accutane dissipating from my system but oil has definitely been returning. However, i havent broken
 

Last 10 Pills Of Accutane

First month: 60mg/day second month: 80mg/day for the past 4 months SAD TIMES, Well i am down to my last 10 pills of Accutane. I have been on my 2nd month since December 2014 and have been out of Dermatologist care since February but i am finishing up my last pills from my second month. The last time i took 5-days of accutane pills was late March and went 5 weeks without taking any pill and guess what? Oil returned! It returned to not a significant amount but i'm sure after 2-3 months

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05/07/15

 

Finished Accutane But Still Taking Pills Here And There

Hmm interesting stuff, so you know i have been taking Accutane here and there for the past 5 months, though only of two months supply. Had to end it early because of side effects and stuff. So i have 5 pills left, i took five pills 3 weeks ago and my skin has remained dry. Usually i would stop taking it for two weeks and oil would return. After three weeks my skin is scaly dry, specially on my cheeks, very noticeable too. Interesting, could my oil glands have adopted to dryness rather than
 

Finished 2Nd Course Of Accutane But Day 55

Sigh. So tonight showering i noticed the first pimple on my face after like 3 months of not getting one. Before i just had one little zit but this one is a midsized lump. I touch it and press on it but it doesn't hurt. Hopefully it's just a mosquito bite, don't know yet. Since like my 15thday day of pills, which was sometime around mid November 2014 my regimen has only consisted of regular facewash at night and plain water during the mornings, perhaps i should start considering addin
 

Finished 2Nd Course Of Accutane But Day 52

To recapitulate, i started Accutane on November 1 and i PERSONALLY ended it late December for side effect reasons. And last month, February, my dermatologist officially ended it. Since Late December i have been taking my 2nd month 30 day of pills randomly. For example i have 10 days of pills left, which i started taking yesterday again so i'm on day 52. I'm only gonna take until day 55 and take the Last 5 days of pills sometime mid April or so. Hopefully it doesn't affect my liver since i'
 

2Nd Course Of Accutane (Day 50) Finished Treatment Part Ii

So it's been two months and a half since i've broken up! As many may already know i took accutane, started my own regimine due to harsh side effects and eventually ended. I realized i still have 10 pills left, so i think i will take 5 on April and 5 on May. I already saw my dermatologist last week and she stopped my treatment but i don't think taking 5-5 in two months will do any harm correct? Hope not. Gotta prepare for summer.,.. yup, summer! What is up with the sebaceous glands an

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03/09/15

 

2Nd Course Of Accutane (Day 50) Finished Treatment

Hello cool people, I have good news and bad news ... It's been a month and a half since i posted and i FINALLY went to see my dermatologist.... So today could have my 3 months and 3 weeks on accutane, or roughly 115th day on accutane but instead the past four months since i started accutane i have been taking accutane whenever i can and wanted. I did my firs tmonth straight 30 days of pills and my last 2nd month i dispersed it taking an average of 10 pills/ month. Of course thi
 

16 Days Post Accutane

1st month 60mg/day 2nd month 80mg/day So i was doing my 2nd course of accutane and only did 40 days of it for various reasons. In the past 28 days i only got a little dot on my cheek, and i stopped accutane 16 days ago and my face is still scaly and ashy, my lips are still a bit swollen and i have this dry skin itch below my lower lips that won't go away, i have to slather that small part like crazy during night and when i wake up it's dry. I haven't seen my dermatologist in over a

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01/13/15

 

2Nd Course Of Accutane (Day 42)

1st month: 60mg/day 2nd month: 80mg/day My lips have gotten much better that it doesn't irritate and burn when it's not moisturized. Probably because i haven't taken Accutane in like 3 weeks. So yesterday i continued... The flakiness in my skin has also subsided, perhaps also because i only wash my face at night with face wash and not in the mornings. Still i'll say in the past 5 weeks i only had little spot on my left cheeck, which quickly went away. I've also gained about 7 lbs s
 

2Nd Course Of Accutane (Day 40)

1st month: 60mg/day 2nd month: 80mg/day I haven't broken out in 17 days!!! But i don't think i can continue taking accutane anymore... For the past month i've only been taking accutane 4 days per week and still have like flaky skin and very dry lips. Last weekend i met a girl and had A LOT OF SEX, and this had negative consequences for my lips, it's almost a week now and my lips are very swollen i look like i had botox. I don't know when i'm gonna take my 41st day of pill, i
 

2Nd Course Of Accutane (Day 36)

1st month: 60mg/day 2nd month: 80mg/day Quick update. The first time i took accutane it went smoothly, except for the lip thing. This second time around i experienced lip blisters and very flaky skin in the first month so much so that i should be in the middle of my second month, instead i started my own regimen of taking accutane 3-4days/week and the results? I haven't broken out in 8 days! I think i have something trying to grow on my jaw but let's see what happens. taking accuta
 

2Nd Course Of Accutane (Day 31)

1st month: 60mg/day 2nd month: 80mg/day RECAP What a first MONTH! I got all the classic side effects and it was only the first month:eczema on my right hand, bloody nose, flaky skin on face, and little cold sores on my lips! I stopped taking accutane for seven days, took it for two days, and stopped taking accutane again for two days but i finished first month. I did get pimples during the first month but not as much as some people have. When i stopped taking accutane for a week
 

2Nd Course Of Accutane (Day 29)

Well i'm stopping accutane for a while, probably for a week. I went to see the doctor yesterday and she said my blood results came up a bit high. My lips were fine then but after i went to play some sports and drank afterwards. Soon after i started to see little dots in my lips that burned. Today i realized they were COLD SORES! AGAIN! I HAVE NEVER GOTTEN COLD SORES IN MY LIFE, ONLY TIME WAS WHEN I WAS ON ACCUTANE THE FIRST TIME AND NOW!!!It's my fault. I have been careless about my lips, even

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12/07/14

 

2Nd Course Of Accutane (Day 29)

1st month: 60mg/day Hello. Stil on Day 29. I haven't taken accutane in a week, but will continue taking starting tomorrow. My lips has gotten a little better but not completely, perhaps by tomorrow it will be much better. Crazy stuff man, i've never in my life had cold sores and it's taking so long to heal, what if it resumes when i continue taking Accutane? Anyone know any experiences? Will asking doctor for valtrex work? Since i haven't taken accutane in a week, i've started to not
 

2Nd Course Of Accutane (Day 27)

1st month: 60mg/day I went to get my blood work done today, i hope it comes okay considering i have been drinking these days, 4-6 beers/ week. I just couldn't help it; friends, it's the holidays, several dates, i haven't told anyone yet that i'm on Accutane. Gonna go cold turkey on alcohol after Thanksgiving. I currently have two cysts, and one regular pimple on my face. One cyst refuses to go away, it's dark and unpopable for some reason and it's been there for like a week and the o
 

2Nd Course Of Accutane (Day 23)

1st month: 60mg/day I just came from a date, made out with her the whole last half an hour. After she left i just slathered my lips with aquaphor(?) for fear that i would get some kind of infection due to its sensitivity. Ive had a somewhat of an initial breakout on my right cheek, i keep getting pimples there. My whole body is still dry and absolutely annoying. I have to get my blood work sometime early next week and see my dermatologist. I have a bunch of questions to ask. It's sup

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11/23/14

 

2Nd Course Of Accutane (Day 22)

1st month: 60mg/ day My entire body is dry, my face is extremely dry, my lips too. I developed three giant pimples on my right cheeck. I am now just using regular facewash but gonna start using no facewash at all since it's drying up badly. I remember first time i didn't use any face moisturizer but i have to start now. Absolutely annoying during work, freaking lips too very dry; ive stopped using chapstick now using a more powerful cream and it's only month 1! I was thinking of stop
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