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10th Feb

Red Lady

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Skin is looking better generally. I have random odd days where my skin looks really bad, but seems to be okay at the moment (touch wood). Bit stressed out at the moment becasue im taking grade 8 violin in a few weeks but otherwise all is good. Dry skin as per and feel a bit achy - no other symptoms though :)

RL

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Hi Red Lady!I have read a few blogs of your accutane diary. I am 21 year old woman and have suffered from moderate- to severe acne since I was 11. Two years ago (2009) I decided to try accutane since NOTHING else worked. I had never had really bad acne until I went off birth control. Then my acne became very painful and cystic on my jawline, neck, cheeks, and temples. Reading your blogs reminds me of the hell I went through. I could literally peel layers of skin off. Everything burned my face and skin-soap, lotion, sunlight, etc. My lips would crack and bleed and I got a few nosebleeds. I was on it for 3 months, and even in the last weeks I still had minor minor break outs. I remember just putting vasoline on my face because it was so incredibly dry. But I want to encourage you, that it WILL WORK. If you still break out, the spots might be small or non-inflamed. How long do you plan on being on it? I have found from people that were on accutane that they needed to take at least 6 months of treatment. Although accutane took care of the major problems, unfortunately for me it didn't "cure" my acne. It has gradually come back (but not as severe). I hope you can push through this and see the other side! Don't lose heart!y3rfd0g

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Hi Red Lady!I have read a few blogs of your accutane diary. I am 21 year old woman and have suffered from moderate- to severe acne since I was 11. Two years ago (2009) I decided to try accutane since NOTHING else worked. I had never had really bad acne until I went off birth control. Then my acne became very painful and cystic on my jawline, neck, cheeks, and temples. Reading your blogs reminds me of the hell I went through. I could literally peel layers of skin off. Everything burned my face and skin-soap, lotion, sunlight, etc. My lips would crack and bleed and I got a few nosebleeds. I was on it for 3 months, and even in the last weeks I still had minor minor break outs. I remember just putting vasoline on my face because it was so incredibly dry. But I want to encourage you, that it WILL WORK. If you still break out, the spots might be small or non-inflamed. How long do you plan on being on it? I have found from people that were on accutane that they needed to take at least 6 months of treatment. Although accutane took care of the major problems, unfortunately for me it didn't "cure" my acne. It has gradually come back (but not as severe). I hope you can push through this and see the other side! Don't lose heart!y3rfd0g
aww thank you! That was so encouraging to read :boohoo: My brother suffers from severe eczema too so when he's home, we're a right pair! moisturising every minute of every day haha :D yep I will stick with it. Doc said it should only be for 6 months but he said we'll see how it goes. It's encouraging to get comments like this once in a while.... Thank you!!!!

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