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17 months following treatment!

I thought I should update this given it's now nearly 18 months since my isotretinoin (roaccutane) treatment ended.  I am over the moon to report that I've had no further spots since my treatment ended. All I have had is one small pimple on my temple which was tiny and went away in a couple of days - I've had no other spots at all. I can't quite believe it!  I also stopped taking the contraceptive pill and I was worried that coming off it would cause me to break out again badly (as it has alway

Sarah35

Sarah35

06/25/18

 

6 weeks following treatment

It's now been 6 weeks since I took my final dose of isotretinoin, so thought I should provide an update.  I noticed the drug leaving my system after I stopped taking it - I became less tired after a week or two, stopped aching after going to the gym after about four weeks and now I no longer have to apply lip balm every five minutes! The moisture levels in my skin and my eyes appear to be back to normal and I feel the same as I did before taking it.  The most exciting part so far is that I h

Sarah35

Sarah35

03/01/17

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03/02/17

 

Progress Photos

I thought I would post some photographs of my progress since I started taking Isotretinoin 6 months ago.  I have 1 month left to go and still no spots, so I am incredibly happy with the results so far! Photos 1 and 2 were taken before treatment started in mid-April 2016.  Photos 3 and 4 were taken in June 2016, 3 weeks after starting treatment.  Photo 5 was taken in August 2016, just over 2 months into treatment and Photo 6 was taken in November 2016, so after 6 months of treatment.

Sarah35

Sarah35

12/01/16

 

Summary so far...

I thought I would create a blog, as this site really helped me when I finally decided to take the plunge with Isotretinoin (aka Accutane) and I thought my experiences may help others in my position.   I am a 35 year old female who has suffered with cystic acne around my chin and sometimes my forehead for 20 years, probably linked to hormones, but I suspect also partly genetic.  I would say my acne was moderate rather than severe, but it still very much affected my confidence and self-esteem, p

Sarah35

Sarah35

11/29/16

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