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Sannu's Isotroin Log

Hey you all!

I have been following Accutane Logs for almost a month now and am so amazed to see how it had changed everyone's life.

Am 27 yr old Female, had 2 years of awful acne history ( that's during my college end semester ). My face got cleared automatically when i moved to different city ( I guess around 5 years back ). Since then i used to get 1-2 breakouts every months before my cycle, which i was totally OK with until 2 months back when they refused to clear up completely :doh:

That's when i decided to visit my dermatologist. He knows my history, had prescribed topical gels like Clydamycin/Benzoyl etc earlier for minor breakouts which now seems to be no good to me :think:

Am Indian so its not at all difficult here to get Isotroin prescription... yay!!! :D:D:D I started my 1st course on 28-June-2010, so am done with my 1st course already.

I have my next appointment this 29th ( July 2010 ).

This post is just to document my progress.

Wish me good luck friends. :)

P.S - So far i have no side effects except chapped lips for which am using "SebaMed" lip defense.

PHOTOS

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Welcome and good luck! As you probably know already, it is rather difficult to get the prescription in USA, you are a lucky girl!

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@HOP3 @DEL XX

Thanks for wishes guys.. My 30mg course started today and am clear already... Just few marks and NO ACTIVE pimple.. :)

Also i do see a significant improvement in my skin.. maybe its my attitude.. whatever.. a pic will surely help... v'll post my pic soon..

SIDE EFFECTS

1. Dry Lips

2. Lethargic - drowsy at work. Often get this feeling of skipping my gym/yoga ( used to be very active earlier ).

3. Dry face - Using Sebamed Clear Skin Gel and its great so far.

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Day 33 Pics

I see a lot of improvement.. So far my journey is good...

Plus one to my list of side effects "itchy eyes".. I need eye drop or sumthin.. any suggestion???

Pics without Makeup.. I hardly use makeup anywaz.. ;-)

Just Moisturizer, Eyeliner n Lip Balm

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@hop @onelittleone - Thanks

Day 37

2 active pimple on forehead.. and maybe 1 cystic acne ( presently red and swollen ) on my left cheek...

and thats after 3 super clear days.. :( But they are not as bad as before...

I don't know how much food had to do with acne but am sure some of them definetly cause my breakouts.

So heres the list... the foods i should watch out :-

1. Papaya

2. Mango

3. Egg Yolk - Complete NO NO

I kinda feel that the french toasts i had over the weekend is the cause of my new developments ( 3 acne ).

4. Pasteurized Milk - i have to have them boiled and take it warm.

But Guys.. 1 positive note... I feel lot less tired now.. :):)

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hello, finally someone else on isotroin! I was taking roaccutane up until i got my third prescription and then they started giving me cipla's isotroin!

I wanted to ask a question though...i was concerned when i got my pills because the actual pills dont have any writing on...is this the same with yours? Mine are like really dark red pills with no writing...are yours like this? I wondering whether to take them back to the pharmacy.

Your improvement is fantastic! Keep going!

aleks xx

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@aleks

Yup even for me.. The actual pill DO NOT have any thing written on it.

20 mg capsule shell is in reddish brown color and its orange for 10 mg.

It comes in strip of 10... Attaching Pics..

Front

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Back

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Hope it helped.. :)

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Mangos?????? oohhhh so sad!!! thats my favorite fruit. thankfully it doesnt make me break out. same with peanut butter, i've heard it makes others break out too... i should consider myself lucky!

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@mercyunbound - Thanks. You look fab n i looooove your hair..

@hop3 - I Knowww... :(:( Mangos my fav too.. But am good with peanut butter.. yay!!!

@aleks - Kwelllll.. Best of Luck!!!! Howz ur course doing now???

Day 38

OMG!!! Itchy.. Dry Eyes... Its soooooo sore n red.. yeah, i rubbed them bad.. :(:(:(

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Attaching Day 38 Pic

Almost a week now n i do not see 2 of them healing... :( Just haaaaate those red bumps... x-(

Forehead

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Left

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Right

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Day 44 -> 2nd Day of Week 7 -> Mid Month 2

Had a horrible past 2 weeks... thats week 5 and week 6!!!

Got SEVEN pimples in total... lifespan of each is ETERNITY... :evil:

These red bumps DO NOT have head, DO NOT pain and they definitely DO NOT look good.... :(:(

This is ridiculous.. was doing sooo good last month and looks like my 1st month is gone for a toss.

My derm appointment in 2 days, wish me good luck.. :(

No Related : -

Was at MAC counter last weekend to get myself a foundation.

Pretty lady made me buy a concealer along for my "RED MARKS"... So smart on not using its real name n thats "ACNE"... :(

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So my Derm appointment today.. He increased my dose to 40mg.. Phew!!!

I was suppose to continue 30mg for 2 more weeks but this wasn't helping my face for sure... Glad that my Derm agrees to it.. :D

Skin wise, 3 actives and texture is all same... :(

Half a month left.. to enter my "magic month ( maybe :( )"

Side Effects : -

1. dead dry lips

2. dryness ard the mouth

3. Itchy Eyes

4. minor back pain

Oh yes.. Am on my topical treatment again..

Earlier, i was using "Clindagel 2%" during month 1 of tane but stopped it about 2 weeks ago.

So my Derm suggested me to continue applying "Clindagel 2%" all over my face before bed-time.

NOTE : - Of all tropical gels/creams, Clindac worked better on my skin..

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Day 50 already!!!

5 days on 40 mg.

All acne dried up in A DAY and healing fast.. yay!!!

Negatives : -

- Face super dry near month area and chin..

- Lips maroon in color n flaky.. :(

- Slight back pain.. but Bearable!!!!

Positive : -

No Actives.. :)

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2 mild red spots ( mid forehead n left cheek ) turned into huge pimple and been there for 10 days now.

I do not think they want to leave my face any day... :(:(

GOD!!! Am I EVER gonna have clear skin???

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2 days to enter my 3rd month.

and finally those 2 pimple agreed to move out... :dance:

Lookin at them couple of days back.. i said to myself.. they are there to stay for long.. but next morning both turned pussy, broke while cleaning my face and dried up...

ALL IN ONE DAMN LUCKY DAY...

I really appreciate my patience to let them stay for approx 15 days ( no pricking )... :clap:

I think am on my way to clear skin.. :cool:

I have 2 more healing scabs on my forehead.. Thats really confusing coz they were white-heads other day and now??? aahhh it do not bother me... so be it..

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Hey you all...

4th day on month 3

My 3rd month started off with 2 pimples on my forehead and today they tiny and dry, almost gone...

Amazing coz I thought i have to deal with these 2 buggers for half a my magial month... Thank God!!!am not...

Apart from that my face is super clear and my marks are soo very light.. :)

Every morning i get up with smile and a kiss to my mirror... Its truely magical.. yay!!!

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congrats! i hope the 2 days will fly by very quickly and enter the magic month 3!!!

all the best ;)

Hey Tane... Yup it soo does... 4th day already... thanx...

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Hey you all...

4th day on month 3

My 3rd month started off with 2 pimples on my forehead and today they tiny and dry, almost gone...

Amazing coz I thought i have to deal with these 2 buggers for half a my magial month... Thank God!!!am not...

Apart from that my face is super clear and my marks are soo very light.. :)

Every morning i get up with smile and a kiss to my mirror... Its truely magical.. yay!!!

Congratulations... i hope it just gets better frm here!!!

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Quick Update Randomly:-

Have no actives since 2 weeks or maybe more.

Sometimes i see tiny winy white heads ard cheek and forehead area. But it goes off automatically within a day.

No side effects except super dry lips.

Me on my MID MONTH 3 already... :dance::dance::dance:

Had derm appointment today. No change in dose i.e. 40mg for another 1 month.

Will be using Glycolic gel 6% daily for scar treatment ( as presribed by my derm).

Not using any topical gel since 2 weeks.

and Hey you all...

am getting married to my boyfriend on 28th Nov.. :wub::wub::wub: Super busy... ;)

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