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Starting,finally!

laformidablesarah

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Hi everyone! My name is Sarah and currently I'm on my second day of acctuane ( or roaccutane as I'm taking). Before I starting taking this I did so much research. I think I probably read half of the blogs on this site! And I also watched vlogs on youtube and just about everything. Because i think the best way to find out about this is to read other peoples' personal experiences with it, so I think the more blogs and such out there the better really.

I think I've probably suffered with acne for 5 or 6 years now. It started when i was 12 or 13 and now I'm 17, almost 18. So I am most definitely fed up at this stage! When it first started out it wasnt too bad, just average teenage acne really. But then when i was 14 and a half it got bad enough to go to the doctor. So since then i'm been coming and going to the doctor trying every possible thing. I've tried salicylic acid, duac, isotrex gel, two different antibiotics and the pill dianette and none of them worked! The one that possibly helped slightly was isotrex, but eventually that stopped working. And of course i tried every kind of acne face wash out there. So finally my doctor referred me to a dermatologist and he immediately suggested roaccutane. Both of parents were a bit against it, just because of all the bad things out there about it. They'd been through this all with my brother before and they hadn't let him go on it and he eventually just grew out of it. But the derm said i was starting to scar, so with a bit of persuasion my parents finally said yes smile.png So i am very excited/nervous for this. It would be amazing to finally have clear skin after all these years! By the way, my type of acne i would say is moderate, to severe at times. It's not really cystic, I only get a cyst every now and again. It's mainly confined to my cheeks an chin. I've a lot of scarring on my cheeks and I get a lot of nodules on my chin. The only good thing is I don't get body acne. I hate feeling like I have to wear make up constantly and worrying about people seeing my skin. I feel like all of my friends have the most perfect skin and then there's me... haha. Fingers crossed that this works!

It's only day 2 so i don't have anything exciting to report. It's weird, I almost feel excited to see a bit of dry lips coming on! But anyways, I'll update when I have any side effects.

Sarah xxx



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hi sarah, im taking accutane too(neotrex)! its day 33 for me and so far its been a major improvement from where i started. nowhere near clear, but better. unfortunately i have body acne and facial (cystic and nodular, great), but its calmed down a bit. but alot of scarring on my chest and back. how many mg are you taking?

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Not to knit pick but nodular acne is an indication that you have cystic acne. any pimple that leaves a scar or hyperpigmentation is cystic and btw dermatologists dont prescribe accutane for people who have mild breakouts. Just keepin' it real!

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Good luck Sarah, I'm only a week ahead of you with roaccutane so any updates, progress, side effects etc feel free to share :)

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hi sarah, im taking accutane too(neotrex)! its day 33 for me and so far its been a major improvement from where i started. nowhere near clear, but better. unfortunately i have body acne and facial (cystic and nodular, great), but its calmed down a bit. but alot of scarring on my chest and back. how many mg are you taking?

That's great to hear! Yeah the scarring is the worst :( I'm starting off on 30 mg this month, then going up to 70 mg next month :)

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Not to knit pick but nodular acne is an indication that you have cystic acne. any pimple that leaves a scar or hyperpigmentation is cystic and btw dermatologists dont prescribe accutane for people who have mild breakouts. Just keepin' it real!

The reason I say nodular is because I definitely don't feel that I get cystic acne. Yeah I know they're similar but like the spots i get aren't that HUGE and don't take ages to heal but at the same time I get more than just whiteheads. And I never said i have mild acne, it's at least moderate, if not severe at times, and VERY persistant!. Hence why the derm suggested accutane. Just sayin'!!

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Good luck Sarah, I'm only a week ahead of you with roaccutane so any updates, progress, side effects etc feel free to share smile.png

Thanks very much! :) I've been terrible at updating so far, after having a very busy week. But I'm gonna try to get back into it now :)

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