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Tomorrow is the big Day

Alyssa768

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So tomorrow I go in to dermo to actually start accutane. Crazy after this whole month I still haven't decided whether or not I'm 100% sure I want to take it. I think I most likely will but I hate the feeling of not being positive this is the best decision for me. But im so sick of hiding mt face i just want to wake up one day and look in the mirrow and not have to dread finding a new pimple. More dark spots and scars i hate it!Can anyone give me their experiences with accutane and side effects they had. Anyone currently on it and what they noticed so far?  Thanks :P 



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Hi Alyssa! Im currently on day 50, 40mg twice daily. Follow my blog which is filled with my side effects, tips, and pics. Plus my name is Alyssa too! Hope my blog can help you :) 

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14 hours ago, AlyMarie said:

Hi Alyssa! Im currently on day 50, 40mg twice daily. Follow my blog which is filled with my side effects, tips, and pics. Plus my name is Alyssa too! Hope my blog can help you :) 

Hi! So I wanted to know since this is your second time on accutane I'm sure your familiar with the whole process, how long til my face starts clearing up? And what is a good moisturizer to buy? Also did you ever feel depressed like people say can happen?? :( sorry for all the qquestions I'm just a nervous person lol thanks!!

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On 1/5/2016, 6:05:00, Alyssa768 said:

Hi! So I wanted to know since this is your second time on accutane I'm sure your familiar with the whole process, how long til my face starts clearing up? And what is a good moisturizer to buy? Also did you ever feel depressed like people say can happen?? :( sorry for all the qquestions I'm just a nervous person lol thanks!!

 I don't mind questions, we are all here to help each other out :). So for me around the 1 month mark is when my acne flared up (initial breakout) and this lasts hopefully between 1-4 weeks. Personally before I have the initial breakout my skin gets better because of my decrease in oil. Then, the initial breakout is the same magnitude as my normal pre accutane acne or even 20% worse. My body doesn't seem to be very dry but I use coconut oil as my body moisturizer after showers. For my face I use Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Fragrance Free - 16 fl oz pump bottle. This does seem to leave a bit of a film on my face since its not specifically a face lotion, but it helps moisturize the pimples that are healing and leaving flakes behind. Ive read through other blogs on here that derms have told them the depression isn't caused by the medication. The depression is caused by if someone emotionally has trouble with their skin, especially during the initial breakout. So, its not the pill that is causing it, but rather how you handle your appearance. Overall, I highly recommend accutane and the side effects shouldn't scare you away. On my blog and probably most out here we talk about side effects the most in the blog to inform others of our progress, but overall the side effects aren't as bad as they are interpreted to be. Also, the highly unlikely and most dangerous side effects that are related with accutane have to be on the list to warn people. These side effects probably are just a coincidence for the vast majority that have claimed to have them, but the FDA has to label them as a possible side effect. Don't let it scare you away! Just think, Advil has major side effects such as seizures and blistering of the skin, but we take that without a thought. Accutane will be well worth it! Keep me updated :) 

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