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Catherine's Accutane Blog!

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Hey! I am on week two and just started my 'initial breakout' yesterday. Here are my pictures so far:

Before : http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/ic...20Life/acne.png

Week 1: http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/ic...utane/week1.png

Week 2: http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/ic...utane/week2.png

I am trying to compile a full blog about the experience of accutane to help others. I'd love some input! Here is my most recent post on my blog at : http://saygoodbyeacne.blogspot.com . I'd love to know when you had YOUR initial breakout, as a bit of a poll!

You can comment here or visit my blog and let me know:

"Okay! So, two weeks down -- and guess what started yesterday? Yep, my initial breakout. YUCK. My chin was starting to feel more sensitive and then suddenly a bunch of cysts started to be visible on my chin. They've gotten larger now, and, as you can see by the picture (ew, it's gross, I know, sorry --) they are pretty gross. These cysts are the reason why I am taking accutane. They are painful and disgusting and I've had at least several of them on my chin consistently for almost five years.

I have been struggle with hydration a bit recently. I was starting to allow myself a soda a day -- bad mistake. I've stopped that after some pretty killer headaches and am back to the 4 to 6 litres a day of water. Yesterday I felt super sensitive to the sun and was having trouble keeping my eyes open. Ugh. I need to start carrying my sunglasses around more.

I'm very curious when any of you had your 'initial breakout' -- so if you want to let me know, comment here! Mine was day 15."

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Day 10 was when my initial break out started. All of a sudden, 5+ huge, red, and painful ones popped out of nowhere when i woke up that day =(.

Good luck on your course!

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Day 10 was when my initial break out started. All of a sudden, 5+ huge, red, and painful ones popped out of nowhere when i woke up that day =(.

Good luck on your course!

So I guess I'm lucky mine waited a few extra days? Haha! Yeah, these suck pretty bad. Thanks!

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Hey Catherine, I have a question for you!

I am about to start accutane and I am having trouble with the ipledge program. I have the little card. My mom went to get the prescription today but they couldnt give it to her because I guess I hadn't gone online to register or called it in. I'm not sure? Anyway I tried going to the site but I can't figure out what to do. And I need to get my prescription asap! If you know anything I would really really appreciate it! -Caitlin

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Hey Catherine, I have a question for you!

I am about to start accutane and I am having trouble with the ipledge program. I have the little card. My mom went to get the prescription today but they couldnt give it to her because I guess I hadn't gone online to register or called it in. I'm not sure? Anyway I tried going to the site but I can't figure out what to do. And I need to get my prescription asap! If you know anything I would really really appreciate it! -Caitlin

Yep! You should have gotten a paper with the little card that has a default password on it. You need to go to http://www.ipledgeprogram.com and login. If you have lost your password you can call them (there is a number on the website) and they can help you reset it. They are going to give you a little quiz that you have to answer about what you have been told about the medicine and birth defects, and about your own form of birth control. After you have answered these questions when you go to get your prescription the doctor will see that everything is cleared!

Let me know if you still are unsure what to do. Good luck!

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