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Seventh Month On Accutane



Hey everyone smile.png

I haven't been on here in such a long time!

I was just looking at my first post and seeing the photos of my skin seven months ago, and i am so shocked to see how much better my skin actually is! It has definitely made me feel so much more confident in myself smile.png

I haven't had the best time on Accutane, at the end of my fifth month i saw my dermatologist and he read my blood test results and said that my liver and kidneys had start failing which was rare for someone like me, so i had stop the drug asap. I had been taking 3x 20g tablets each day, with hardly any side effects on the outside, but i didnt realise it was really damaging the inside of my body. So i stopped it for a month, and my liver and kidneys recovered, thank goodness smile.png So the derm said i can start taking it again but at a lower dose, and i am now taking 1x 20g tablet a day. I havent really got any bad side effects which i am loving!

I am not sure when i get to finish my treatment, but im hoping to find out next week when i visit my dermatologist agian smile.png

Time is flying by so quickly and i cant believe i made it so far, especially after the painful first few months! So persevere all you new accutane users, the end result is so worth it smile.png I still wish i could be finished it already, but the doctors know whats best so i'll continue until they recommend i can stop smile.png

I want to repost a picture of when i first started using accutane and some photos of my skin now (its still not perfect, but the red dots will fade eventually) smile.png Hopefully they inspire someone, and realise there is light at the end of the tunnel for everyone smile.png

Have a fantastic day everyone smile.png thank you all for support xoxo

I would really appreciate comments, feedback and questions :) Feel free to ask any questions about your own side effects too, i'd be happy to help anyone! :)


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great improvements! I am going in for my 5th month check up next week. My LDL cholesterol has been steady around 110-120 so hopefully my organs won't fail so i can finish in time.

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I'm on my 12th day! I'm on 10mg once a day and have seen no improvements at all. At first I broke out really bad then hose cleared up and no improvement in the acne I had and I now have more acne than I did before! Plus my skin and lips are dry! I can't wait till next month so my dermatologist can give me a higher dose!

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Hang in there :) you won't see improvements for atleast a few months unfortunately. But its better to be on a low dose when you first start so the initial breakout isn't as severe :)

For the dryness find a really good moisturiser and a face cleanser for dry skin. And I used a good lip balm for my lips so just put that on whenever they feel dry :)

I wish you all the best :) always here for support!

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I believe I can identify which of the pics you posted as before and which of them are "after" pics. If I am right

your skin is definitely improving! Keep us up to date. I love a good before and after gallery. It shows what our commitments to curing our acne is. A great accomplishment to cure what plagues us in the most intimate way, our faces.

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Are you doing anything to help with any red marks you have? I'd love to know if you use anything in particular because I have some red marks that WILL NOT go away. Your face looks AMAZING chica! :)

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