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msnboy

Accutane - 18/m/england UK - 40mg

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Started on August 21st

It was such a hassle to get a referral to the NHS, because my doctor claimed he was an dermatology expert, but i felt he was just trying to flog me off with excuses. So i went to another one to get the referral and he gave it straight away.

As with everyone else , ive pretty much tried everything else. but they were only temporary solutions.

I particularly enjoy going to the gym and taking weight gainers, and preworkout supplements , but unfortunately I have to stop the weight gainers because they have vitamin A. Also unfortunately no drinking which means freshers week will be no fun :(

My acne is fairly mild. mainly whiteheads and normal red spots , and them ones which are under your skin ready to come out but REALLY hurt!!

WEEK 1 (August 28th)

  • Not much has changed
  • Whiteheads are drying out much quicker
  • But they are eventually turning black! :|
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Hi mate, i'm from england too.

You can't drink at all on tane correct me if wrong? This is what puts me off as i don't want to not go out every thursday to the pub with friends, and then to have excuses every time as i don't want to tell them i'm on accutane really.

How you going to cope?

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Hi mate, i'm from england too.

You can't drink at all on tane correct me if wrong? This is what puts me off as i don't want to not go out every thursday to the pub with friends, and then to have excuses every time as i don't want to tell them i'm on accutane really.

How you going to cope?

I think you can drink but only a limited amount and also not regularly. The person that prescribed me accutane said i should limit drinks to about 2 spirits (jd and coke is my fave). I have no idea how im gonna cope. Ive been invited to a reuinion and i really dont wanna go because my face is in such a disgusting state also people will expect me to be a taxi driver because im not drinking!. I dont know how to tell them im not coming in a nice way :confused: . I wouldnt mind telling them but then the word will go round VERY quickly and then I think someone will say something to me to upset me.

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WEEK 2 (September 4th)

  • Skin is noticable more drier
  • whiteheads are drying out quick and dropping off
  • I had my 1st nosebleed on tuesday !
  • eyes are slightly dry
  • no backpain
  • lips are still normal
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hey mate how did you manage to get a referral?? my doc is also " a skin expert" and keeps fobbing me off with crap ive tried before, im in desperate need to get accutane, my skin is shit cheers mate , oh im in england too!!!!

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hey mate how did you manage to get a referral?? my doc is also " a skin expert" and keeps fobbing me off with crap ive tried before, im in desperate need to get accutane, my skin is shit cheers mate , oh im in england too!!!!

I just went to another doctor, but at the same surgery. I think the doc that actually game me the referral is old and is getting bored of his job - so he just gives pretty much gives you any medicine which you want .

Try get a referral ASAP , because it will take over a month to get an actual appointment .

Luckily i found a cancellation using their online 'choose and book' system. So I didnt spend too much time waiting.

good luck !

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WEEK 3 (September 11th)

  • Only getting a few small/tiny spots here and there
  • Had a few more random nosebleeds !
  • Mouth area is getting much more dryer
  • Lips feel weird .. the skin on top is slightly hard but underneath its still soft , if you know what i mean, not chapped or anything yet !
  • I havent had any large red spots or whiteheads lately - which is very encouraging
  • Nose is quite rough - I can see blackheads coming up (not a pretty sight)
  • Body is functioning well - no back pain , or any joint pain what so ever

I'll try get some pic ups soon !

Ive pretty much been at home pampering myself LOL :ninja:

(Any questions please ask !)

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WEEK 4 (september 18)

  • Face is much clearer
  • Not had any new spots or anything
  • Only had one nosebleed
  • Lips still are not craking or anything
  • My mood is normal
  • No joint or back pain
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Great to hear that you're having success man. I started about 10 days ago and can't wait.

good luck mate , im dreading another breakout which is most likely to come soon :redface:

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WEEK 5 (25th September)

  • Ive got a large spot actually on my nostril this time ... its hurts bad and i cant wipe my nose either .... but when i look in the mirror i cant really see it which is a good thing
  • Overall dryness has not changed of my face .. no cracking of lips or anything
  • No back ache
  • Not played with my mind lol
  • Face looks kinda clearer , marks are less red then they used to me

Got my next appointment on 30th Sept ...

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WEEK 5 (October 2nd)

so basically i had my appointment and she said that i will continue with having 40mg for a further 6 weeks.

  • Everything is fine
  • Couldnt have much fun during freshers week
  • Mood is fine
  • Only had one small pimple
  • Face is looking slightly clearer
  • No problems with dryness, just a tad bit around my mouth, no craking of lips or bleeding.
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WEEK 7 (October 9th)

  • Everything is fine
  • Spots are staying for longer though
  • The 1 or 2 spots that i do get are less agressive
  • Body is functioning fine
  • Mood is fine
  • No nosebleeds this week
  • But i can fee a flu coming
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msnboy, Im currently trying to get roaccutane too, Can you give me some advise ready for when I goto the hosptial?

My doctor just wudnt even bother to phone the NHS unless i got refered to by some1 else, so i got a form from a derm and then went back to a different doctor(same surgery) and she said she will contact the NHS and said I will get a letter soon with a apointment n stuff, So far no letter has come 3 weeks later, F*@KING BULL S*[email protected]

I tried the same thing you did when you went to you same doctors but saw a different person, It didnt work for me unluckily

Edit - And my doctor better ave not ripped up my derm letter otherwise she better be ready for a mouthfull of abuse

Edit - and btw I mostly want t for my blackheads, there all over the gaffff

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