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Accutane diary :)

Ok so I started a blog on blogspot: myaccutanejourney-dan.blogspot.com

But I wanted to share it with you guys here also, so..... All I am going to do each week is to paste my entries here aswell. Finally I want to thank everyone on here for their efforts and inspiring me to finally get on the miracle drug...

First Post

OK so this should be a quickie...

I created this blog simply because I wanted people to see what it was really like to go through the Accutane journey and I also wanted to keep a log for me to see how things progress. I myself start in a couple of days and still really don't know what to expect, but I guess thats all part of the fun :(

I will try and update you at least every week throughout the 5 month slog, on everything from the day, dosage, how I feel, side effects, any improvements and also any tips I have for you guys. From day one I will also post pictures of my acne (ergh I hate that word) so that the progress can be seen easily.

Luckily, being a boy I haven't had to do any paper work and only had one blood test for now (which was clear). So right now I am extremely excited and can't wait to start. Check back in a few days...

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Well according to my derm its moderate / severe. But I never really get any huge cysts, just very persistant moderate acne... so I wouldnt call it severe. But you'll see when I post the pics in the next couple of days.

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All set... nearly

Ok a bit annoyed, my derm made a mistake with the prescription so now i have to wait till monday :( Owell at least it gives me time for my accutane survival kit to arrive:

After reading loads of threads about good products to use on accutane I finally decided on these:

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer, SPF 15, Fragrance Free

Natural Ice Medicated Lip Protectant/Sunscreen SPF 15, Original

Aquaphor Original Ointment

AQuify Long-Lasting Comfort Drops, Relieves Dryness

GNC Vitamin E, 400 IU, Softgel Capsules

I really cant wait for this to be over, clear skin for the first time in 5 years (I hope). I can't wait to be able to wake up and not be afraid to look in the mirror :)

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Day 1

Ok, I wont bore you all, pictures DO speak louder than words. All I will say is that I'm starting on a 40mg dose and want to know if there are any benefits in taking them seperately, ie 20mg in the morning and 20mg in the evening?

Yeh I look miserable, no need to say:

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Your acne reminds me of mine right now. I do get cystic pimples once in a while but for the most part it's moderate but very persistent acne around my face. I hope everything goes well for you, and I might be making a log soon as well seeing as I am heavily considering going on accutane!

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week2 pics -

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I think I do see an improvement but.. still a long way to go

def see improvement. And I'd say your much more moderate than severe.

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