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CLARAVIS LOG! 19/M/173lbs.....40mg

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Took the first 40mg pill this morning. Yesterday was the last Doryx pill taken. Iam currently on proactiv in the morning and clindamycin topical pads at night and realize real soon once it kicks Iam gonna have to be using a gentle wash and then moisturizer. THAT part is what scares me to death cuz i been using proactiv for 3 yeras now. My face is usually clear but I have troubles with one to 2 big cycsts on my forehead a month but my body is really inconsistant and gets oily also. I am tired of having to be on antibiotics alot and want a cure. hopefully 40mg will work for the first month. lets see!

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Get cetaphil gentle cleanser. I've been using it (and I'm on accutane right now) and it feels amazing! :D

Proactiv sucks.

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DAY 1-4

Took my 4th pill this morning. Face is getting alot greasier, I have a good amount of new cysts on my forehead which have not been there in about 3 years and I got a little pimple on my chin, my lips are starting to become drier, my eye lids are somewhat burning but I put hydrocortisone which is a relieve. I stopped pro activ on everything but my forehead but i still use clindamycin topical pads at night. My face is starting to have that burning feel so Iam gonna have to stop pro activ and clindamycin really soon which im scared. I have prepared cetaphil gentle wash cleanser and aveeno spf 15 moisturizer. Also I got good chapstick also. I also go to the dermatologist tommorow for injections. Its a scary journey! but I just gotta keep strong!

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I suggest not using anything on your face. Let accutane do it's thing because everything else will just agitate and dry out your face even more. I stopped three things and switched to accutane in a matter of 24 hours and never experienced a bad initial breakout.

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DAY 5

I stopped proactiv and clindamycin topical pads. Went to the derm and they gave me about 20 injections on my face. Lips are starting to get dry but not enough yet. Face doesnt really feel dry but is really oily. Hopefully things dont get worse

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what are the injections for

cysts on my forehead and one small on my chin

oo ok bcuzz i have sum big azz cyst dat keeps coming and itz like there all connected so how does it work does how long does it takes for it to go down when u get injected. im on claravis too 30mg

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what are the injections for

cysts on my forehead and one small on my chin

oo ok bcuzz i have sum big azz cyst dat keeps coming and itz like there all connected so how does it work does how long does it takes for it to go down when u get injected. im on claravis too 30mg

Yeah usually between a day to a week. It helps reduce the size and redness. It feels weird only washing my face is a cleanser and then moisturize. I am use to have alll these steps and what not

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Day 6-7

Lips are a little drier, not much more though. my nose like the sides are drier for sure but everything else doesnt seem much dry. my face gets red ALOT easier when i wipe off grease with a towel. Face stills really oily and I have a couple active cysts right now. When should it start kicking in more? My acne is only on my forehead and its usually a couple big ones everything else is really good.

Regimen: cetaphil gentle cleanser then aveen spf 15 moisturizer

night: cetaphil gentle cleanser with cetaphil ultra lotion

is it normal for the face to be alot oilier in this period of time? when will my face get more dry?

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Wow dude..That's crazy.. I am 19, 170lbs as well and started Accutane on Sept 4... And taking 40mg !! We're like twins, lol...And.. Escpecially since I am asian too :o

It'll be nice to see each others progress as we go !

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