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Week 17 or 4 months-

SkittlesMM

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20mg in the evening and 10mg in the morning. No longer taking Dianne 35

In a few days it will be 4 months since I have been on Accutane and yes, I am now among those that am saying it works amazing and I wish I would have went on it sooner or that the doctors would have suggested it sooner. Even though I was just breaking out with cysts on my chin, it had damaged my self-esteem so bad that there were many days that I turned down opportunities and activities because of the way I looked. I thought so negatively about my appearance and it affected every area of my life. Now I am happy to say that I am still cyst free and not hiding in my house anymore.  A little under eye concealer is all i use for work now. I am not embarrassed to go barefaced in front of people anymore. I used to get a cyst at the slightest irritation or contact with my chin but now I don't stress when my jacket or blanket hits my chin or when I lay on my partners chest. I allow him and my son to touch my face now and my goodness is it freeing to know that it won't result in a cyst. I should be careful not to get to confident though as this is the first month I will be without the Dianne 35. My partner has a confirmed vasectomy and I am emotionally unstable during period time if I am on birth control so I made the decision to come off of it. I also didn't want to get done Accutane and then go off birth control pills only for it to mess with my hormones and bring back my acne. Hopefully going off will not negatively affect anything. 

Side effects continue to be dry eyes, lips and skin continue but my face dryness isn't too bad. 



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