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Day 19......

Dez*

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Hello everyone......Not too sure about my progress. Sounds funny, but I'm enjoying the right side of my face much better than the left :shhh: The right side of my face seems to be a bit smoother, the acne is getting so much smaller! Hopefully it'll disappear. I can't say that for the left side. I still have the cysts from the initial breakout. They are huge. about 4 of them. They don't hurt anymore, and they are no longer red. But they are still visable and quite annoying.

I'm an african american female, as I've stated before. My hair is quite thick. But I'm noticing that my hair is getting really dry and flaky. Is anyone having that problem?

Oh, and Next week my monthy is due. I'm wondering if my face will get worse as it usually does around that time? Can anyone help me with that answer?



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Hey Dez! I've always broken out more right before my period to. I just started mine the other day and a couple days ago I got two big cysts. I've only been on accutane for a month now, so its hard to tell if this is part of the ol' IB or if its hormonal. Guess I'll have to wait till next month and compare. Good luck!

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Thanks FMF!!! Makes me feel better to know I'm not the only one :) I guess we shall see!

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Hey Dez....I'm starting Accutane next week....did you have these "flare-ups" before you started the medication? How bad is it?? I'm nervous....can you tell?

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Well I have moderate acne. I had my usual every now and again flare up. I almost always have one right before my cycle. But with the accutane, my first flare up came right at the end of week one. It wasn't like the usual. My ususal normally are like 3 regular zits. These were huge painful cysts. It was all over my face :) I hated it. They were so painful that I couldn't sleep well. They have cleared up a bit. I still have 4 on my left cheek that just won't go away. You can tell that they were cysts. They just kinda look like lumps on my cheek. I don't know when it will go away!!! I hope I'm not scaring you. I've heard so many good things about this Accutane, that I can't help but wait it out and see the ending results.

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