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Starting Accutane

Hopefully Free

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Hello all, 
I'm a 15 year old boy and I am about to start accutane and i wanted to document my progress, I'd love if you guys comment back to me about your stories of acne and maybe going on Accutane. I went to the doctor yesterday after having been on Solodyn for 14 weeks sadly it hadn't cleared my acne, i was still getting large areas of red angry bumps. I actually started to feel good about my skin and that it was clearing up but after a week of seemingly no new zits it started up with the breakouts again. I try not to let it show that my acne really really bothers me but it always feels like everyones looking at me and judging me, like i'm some two headed character from american horror story.  Finally im going on accutane, i just have to wait to get my tests back. I'm a little nervous tho after reading all the side affects but i'm most scared of it not working. If this won't clear my acne what will?! And how long is it gonna take? I wish there was a magical fix, an overnight acne pill that would give me clear skin. With accutane im not sure how long it's gonna take for me to clear up and I really am tired of waiting. On solodyn i was so hopeful but everyday i would wake up and be scared to face the mirror. On week 10 of solodyn my acne EXPLODED. It was the worst i'd ever had it. I couldnt even look at myself in the mirror and i hated the stupid pity party i threw myself. Will my acne explode again on accutane? Will accutane work? How long will it take? Please comment back and share your stories.
Thank you if you stuck around to read this far (sorry it was long) H.F



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Hi! 
I know EXACTLY how you feel. I'm turning fifteen this year, and I've tried sooo many creams, pills, face masks diet changes and the like. Only yesterday I woke up and decided I didn't want to go out my mum forced me to. I also always feel like people will judge me. like one of my friends (big mistake) said: why don't you do anything about it? I just looked her and was like: believe me....I have.
im going to a derm appt in two and a half weeks (counting down) and hopefully going on accutane like my two older siblings. My older bro has got perfect clear skin, only problems now (he's 22-started at around 16...I think) is dry lips still. I'm still not sure on the liability caus he's always been a bit of a drama queen...
plus I would rather have a l little discomfort there then pimples anyway.
My older sister was cut short cause my mum was quite paranoid (it took me quite a while to convince her to let me on it)
and because she developed kinda eating disorder..? Wasn't fully fledged, but increased to something more serious even after the medication. She still gets some pimples breakouts around her chin sometimes but NOTHING like what it was. 
I was reading through the side effects I'm not sure about it but I'm sure I don't want pimples anymore!! There are soo many succes stories out there so I'm trying to focus on them, you should too!! 

Anyway, good luck and hopefully it will work for you, Fingers crossed!

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On 2/6/2016 at 5:09 PM, Charliebrown said:

Hi! 
I know EXACTLY how you feel. I'm turning fifteen this year, and I've tried sooo many creams, pills, face masks diet changes and the like. Only yesterday I woke up and decided I didn't want to go out my mum forced me to. I also always feel like people will judge me. like one of my friends (big mistake) said: why don't you do anything about it? I just looked her and was like: believe me....I have.
im going to a derm appt in two and a half weeks (counting down) and hopefully going on accutane like my two older siblings. My older bro has got perfect clear skin, only problems now (he's 22-started at around 16...I think) is dry lips still. I'm still not sure on the liability caus he's always been a bit of a drama queen...
plus I would rather have a l little discomfort there then pimples anyway.
My older sister was cut short cause my mum was quite paranoid (it took me quite a while to convince her to let me on it)
and because she developed kinda eating disorder..? Wasn't fully fledged, but increased to something more serious even after the medication. She still gets some pimples breakouts around her chin sometimes but NOTHING like what it was. 
I was reading through the side effects I'm not sure about it but I'm sure I don't want pimples anymore!! There are soo many succes stories out there so I'm trying to focus on them, you should too!! 

Anyway, good luck and hopefully it will work for you, Fingers crossed!

Thanks man! I started the accutane and my face hasnt really gotten any worse and it seems like the zits have stopped appearing. Granted the meds i was on before did clean up a lot of my face but at the 14 week mark they were still appearing so thats why i went on accutane. Hopefully it will clear me up. I know people have talked all about the horrific side effects but other then being thirsty a lot and achy because i work out twice a day and the accutane amplifyes my sore muscles i feel fine. Also about the things people say, its awful and i know they may not mean to hurt your feelings but feeling self concious about something like acne then having someone say something makes you feel so much worse, maybe you feel your face will never get better, when i was at my lowest point i felt EXACTLY like that but slowly it started getting much better then it did and now im accutane and if you need it then Hopefully you can get on accutane too! Good luck!!  Edited by Hopefully Free

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Awesome!!! 
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only another four days until the derm appt. 
Looking forward to it but kinda nervous...
and I found out that it only took my brother a month or two before his face was basically good, and my sister one month. 
How lon have you been on it? 
I go running every second day around 7km, and I never really get sore muscles, only sometimes knees, do you reckon this will change once I go on accutane?

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