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Wow. I'm so happy for you, man. That's incredible improvement. And between your Day 46 and Day 50 photos you can see that your red marks have been fading. Only a little more time and you'll be completely clear.

I have a couple questions..

I have an electric razor to minimize the irritation while on Tane. When do you shave? I used to shave before I got in the shower, but I saw one guy saying to shave after moisturizing so I'm not sure.

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Did you moisturize your pimples (when you weren't clear)? And are you moisturizing your redmarks?

I shave with cheap throw-away razorblades which I throw away after a single use. I shave once a week (right before taking a picture actually, I have a small beard during the week.) I shave before moisturizing. I dont see why you would want to moisturize before shaving though, doesn't make alot of sence.

And yes, I moisturize my entire face every day, regardless of bumps or red marks. I use Roc Purif-Ac. It's made specifically for people who use accutane. It's european however, so I don't know if you can get it in america.

Oh, but obviously if I have bumps I moisturize them more carefully. Not just because it hurts, but also probably because it's better if they don't pop while moisturizing...

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Wow. I'm so happy for you, man. That's incredible improvement. And between your Day 46 and Day 50 photos you can see that your red marks have been fading. Only a little more time and you'll be completely clear.

I have a couple questions..

I have an electric razor to minimize the irritation while on Tane. When do you shave? I used to shave before I got in the shower, but I saw one guy saying to shave after moisturizing so I'm not sure.

and

Did you moisturize your pimples (when you weren't clear)? And are you moisturizing your redmarks?

I shave with cheap throw-away razorblades which I throw away after a single use. I shave once a week (right before taking a picture actually, I have a small beard during the week.) I shave before moisturizing. I dont see why you would want to moisturize before shaving though, doesn't make alot of sence.

And yes, I moisturize my entire face every day, regardless of bumps or red marks. I use Roc Purif-Ac. It's made specifically for people who use accutane. It's european however, so I don't know if you can get it in america.

Oh, but obviously if I have bumps I moisturize them more carefully. Not just because it hurts, but also probably because it's better if they don't pop while moisturizing...

Yeah I didn't think it made much sense either, but I wanted to make sure. Better to be safe than sorry as they say.

I haven't heard of that moisturizer (I live in the states). But I'll check to see if I can order it or something.

I see. I've heard that people who go on Tane are told not to moisturize their bumps (I haven't been given the brochure yet). But I wanted to check with someone first hand who has had fantastic results.

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Day 67: Pictures!

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Ok, so let's recap this last week. I had half a glass of champagne a few days ago. Big mistake. I think it might have broken me out a bit. Stupid, stupid! *slams head*

I've gotten a new painful bit zit on my back, which is a real bummer because everyone knows zits on your back take forever to heal... Like I don't have enough red marks on my back. Bah.

I've been getting a few zits on my forehead area. Nothing big, except this one zit on my nose, between my eyes. I think it used to be a big blackhead, and now it's "come out". It's pretty annoying because it hurts when I wear glasses.

Lastly, my girlfriend thinks I'm guilttripping her so she wouldn't go out anymore, which isn't true. I'm so saddened she thinks that. All I ask her is that she doesn't do anything stupid when she's out drinking. She can go out anytime she wants... I may be repetitive, but I can't help it, I'm a jealous guy.

Oh, the red marks on my cheeks are healing slowly, at a steady rate. So that's good.

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Day 68: PANIC!!!!

OH MY GOD!! I don't know what happened overnight. I don't even know if it's acne related or not, but my god, this is by far the worst thing to happen to me, and I am scared shitless!

Let me explain: Yesterday, my eyes were perfect. I had a zit in between my eyes, which leaned slightly to the left, but and I think it might have grown overnight or something.

So what's so bad? My left eyesocket is DISFIGURED!! I'd like to think it's the zit, but it doesn't look like the zit would be big enough to stretch that far. For some reason the inside of my left eyesocket is swollen up. I am very very scared. If this is permanent, I will be a freak for the rest of my life. this is very very bad. I can actually feel and partially see the swelling, because it kindof covers up my vision a bit.

It also makes me look very very ugly. I used to have nice eyes, it was one of my best features... :(:(:(

If this doesn't go away by tomorrow I'm calling my derm. This is NOT normal.

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Day 68: PANIC!!!!

OH MY GOD!! I don't know what happened overnight. I don't even know if it's acne related or not, but my god, this is by far the worst thing to happen to me, and I am scared shitless!

Let me explain: Yesterday, my eyes were perfect. I had a zit in between my eyes, which leaned slightly to the left, but and I think it might have grown overnight or something.

So what's so bad? My left eyesocket is DISFIGURED!! I'd like to think it's the zit, but it doesn't look like the zit would be big enough to stretch that far. For some reason the inside of my left eyesocket is swollen up. I am very very scared. If this is permanent, I will be a freak for the rest of my life. this is very very bad. I can actually feel and partially see the swelling, because it kindof covers up my vision a bit.

It also makes me look very very ugly. I used to have nice eyes, it was one of my best features... :( :( :(

If this doesn't go away by tomorrow I'm calling my derm. This is NOT normal.

Hey Unnamed...sorry to hear that....i really hope and pray that u will be fine...i know it might be really really scary for u....if it stays that way by tomorrow, do call up ur derm....take care...all the best!

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Hi Unnamed.

It's totally treatable. I have on and off eye issues during my course of Accutane. I have a stye right now actually. Sometimes I go to the eye doctor for ointment and sometimes I'm able to treat with OTC stye ointment. I suggest you go to an eye doctor. Oh the Joys of Accutane.

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Hi Unnamed.

It's totally treatable. I have on and off eye issues during my course of Accutane. I have a stye right now actually. Sometimes I go to the eye doctor for ointment and sometimes I'm able to treat with OTC stye ointment. I suggest you go to an eye doctor. Oh the Joys of Accutane.

Thank you for the words of comfort. I made an appointment with a doctor, and I'm seeing him in about an hour. He's not a specialist, but hopefully he can comfirm what you just said. I'll let you know what happens.

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So I've talked to the doctor. He said as long as I didn't feel pain, it's probably nothing. If the swelling elevates, I will have to go back to get antibiotic eyedrops. Otherwise, it will go away by itself.

I'll sleep it out tonight. Here's hoping for the best. :pray:

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I read your log and your improvement is awesome! Sorry to hear about the eye swelling, I hope it goes down soon. There's no way it can be permanent, just wait out a few days and you should be fine. Here's to more clearing and healing... :)

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Day 69

The eye swelling has gone down a bit. Right now I'm getting cysts next to my eyes. I don't know why I'm only getting active spots on that particular spot, but I still thank god that my cheeks haven't broken out all this time since my IB.

I love the fact that my cheeks feel smooth when I take a shower. It's such a shame about those new cysts, because those really hurt bad, but I'm confident that they will go away fast. (They tend to go away faster when on accutane, though the red spots will last longer)

I can't wait till I hit the 100th day mark. I hope I'll be completely clear of active spots by then. Just one more month. I think I've done about 3400mgs about now. My goal is roughly 9000.

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Day 73

So the swelling has finally gone down. *phew*

The cysts around my eyes don't hurt anymore, so they'll be gone soon too.

Can't complain about alot except for the recent irritation of my eye. Have to apply lots of eyedrops.

Also, I get flaky skin under my eye, on the area where I don't moisturize. I don't want to apply anything that close to my eye, so I'll just live with the skin peeling off for now.

My lips are dryer than ever, but still managable. Some days it hurts, but a good nights sleep can cure that. I guess my lip can regenerate quickly overnight.

Pictures tomorrow.

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Day 73

Can't complain about alot except for the recent irritation of my eye. Have to apply lots of eyedrops.

Yo, i'm experiencing the exact same thing with the whole eye irritation thing, my eyes start to sting a little bit when i'm on the computer or watch to much t.v. they've started to feel very dry as well :confused: lets hope the worst is over on the eye situation!!

Laterz

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Holy shit man!

Your lookin brilliant, I've seen one of your pictures a couple months ago and I remember you being alot worse. Good to see this stuff is working for you!

Take care!

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Day 74: Pictures

Day 74 pictures, click here!

Some improvements. No pain. Cheeks feel smoother, red marks are less red, cysts are going down. All good. smile.gif

I am happy for you.

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Day 77

Went bowling yesterday. Didn't wear makeup, because I felt confident. But it turns out bowling with those heavy balls really hurt my joints (fingers and wrist). I don't know if it's the accutane, but it could be.

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Reading through your logs and looking at your pictures. You look really good. You have got to be sooo excited to look in the mirror now. I cant wait to see your end results. It is like you will be a different man!! I am soooo happy for you. I understand your pain. It sucks. Keep up the good work. How are things with your girlfriend?

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Reading through your logs and looking at your pictures. You look really good. You have got to be sooo excited to look in the mirror now. I cant wait to see your end results. It is like you will be a different man!! I am soooo happy for you. I understand your pain. It sucks. Keep up the good work. How are things with your girlfriend?

Well, I'm not afraid of the mirror as I once was, but I still want it to improve to the point where I look like everyone else I know :)

Things with my girlfriend are going good. Ups and downs. Right now, it's ups :P Just a few more months and I can be myself again, just like when we met :) In the meantime I try to make the best of it.

Woa, what a difference. Great man, glad you're doing better.

Thank you :)

Looks good man. Huge improvements and it's helped your confidence!

Cheers

Thank you too :)

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Day 82: Zit in my eye... WTH?

Ok, so I developed this zit on my eyelid for some reason. I thought it was really strange. I woke and it hurt to blink. I applied eyedrops, because I thought my eyes might be a bit dry. So then I examined in the mirror, and I seem to have zit that kinda scrapes over my eyeball. I obviously can't pop it, but I did take a picture...

Picture of the eyelidzit. Pretty gross and annoying. You have been warned :P

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Bro I just had to sign iin and tell you the progress is unbelivable, good luck and I hope to get accutane soon.

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