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Roaccutane journey (25M)

Week 15: Going good again, I'm very happy with my course so far. Spoke to my derm and she wants to get me to 80mg/kg, so I have a few months left. Same side effects, lips are really dry and I have a huge cut on my bottom lip for a few weeks now.

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4 months completed: Going great, no new cysts popped for a couple of months now, the side effects are barely noticeable. Edited by Andrei11

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Week 17: Smooth ride so far, the skin is healing nicely, I wish the red marks would fade away faster, but my derm told me they will go away faster after I finish my course. Really satisfied with my course so far, the side effects are barely noticeable and I wish I had been using lip balm more often, because my bottom lip is cracked for like a month now and is repairing so slowly. Good luck to all of you!

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1 hour ago, Andrei11 said:
Week 17: Smooth ride so far, the skin is healing nicely, I wish the red marks would fade away faster, but my derm told me they will go away faster after I finish my course. Really satisfied with my course so far, the side effects are barely noticeable and I wish I had been using lip balm more often, because my bottom lip is cracked for like a month now and is repairing so slowly. Good luck to all of you!

Dr Dans Cortibalm, its amazing for lips, mine were totally wrecked for a week or so and after using it for a couple of days my lips have completely healed.

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On 2/24/2016 at 10:55 PM, Jones4545 said:

Dr Dans Cortibalm, its amazing for lips, mine were totally wrecked for a week or so and after using it for a couple of days my lips have completely healed.

thanks, got a new lip balm and if it doesn't work either, I'll give it a shot.

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Week 18: Nothing new to report, really happy with my course so far. My plans of going in other country to work for the summer might change, so I might ask my derm to keep me on the medicine until I reach 100mg/kg, as opposed to 80mg/kg as we initially discussed, just to make sure the acne has the lowest chance of coming back.

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Week 19: Going really well again, no new cysts popping for almost 3 months now and the side effects are barely noticeable. My face clear and the red marks are slowly going away. I also got some root canal treatment and 3 wisdom teeth pulled out and everything healed perfectly.

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5 months completed and they went away really fast. I wasn't expecting my course to go so smoothly, can't really complain about anything so far. I'm basically not bothered by any side effect at all, no new cyst popping for 3 months now and my face is looking better and better. I so hope it will stay like this after I finish my course. Would be nice if everybody had such an easy time on the medicine as I have.

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Week 22: Same as the above, didn't have such clear skin in probably 5 years or something, feels amazing.

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Week 23: Same thing, going great. If it wasn't for the red marks (there are like 70% faded) and the scars, my face would be crystal clear. Feels good man :D

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6 months completed: Same as above, going smooth. I have a derm appointment in a couple of weeks, last one was 3 months ago. Going to ask my derm to keep me on the medicine until I hit 100 mg/kg or something, feels safer like this and I also got a bit fatter, like 8 kg or so.

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Week 25: Incredible results so far, feels so good to be able to look yourself in the mirror without feeling the need to break it ;D Roaccutane is working spectacular for me so far, my face is crystal clear, no new cysts, whitheads, nodules etc. for 4 months now. What I've also noticed and my derm mentioned something about it when I first started the medicine, is that my scars are not so deep anymore, they kinda filled a little bit, obviously not a tremendous amount, but still, it is noticeable. The red marks are fading as well, but very slow, as my derm said, they will go away faster after I finishe my course. I would give my course so far a 10/10 without second thought.

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Week 26: Same as above, derm appointment next week. So far I've taken ~4750mg of Roaccutane (give or take 10/20/30mg).

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12 hours ago, bcast89 said:

Glad to read that you have cleared up.  Have you got any pics of your face so we can see the progress?


I will make some photos in a few days and I'll post some photos I found about 2 weeks into the treatments, when I got my IB.

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On 4/20/2016 at 11:14 PM, Andrei11 said:
Week 25: Incredible results so far, feels so good to be able to look yourself in the mirror without feeling the need to break it ;D Roaccutane is working spectacular for me so far, my face is crystal clear, no new cysts, whitheads, nodules etc. for 4 months now. What I've also noticed and my derm mentioned something about it when I first started the medicine, is that my scars are not so deep anymore, they kinda filled a little bit, obviously not a tremendous amount, but still, it is noticeable. The red marks are fading as well, but very slow, as my derm said, they will go away faster after I finishe my course. I would give my course so far a 10/10 without second thought.
Great to hear! Very inspirational, motivates me to think positive!

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Week 27: Same as above, will post a few pictures asap. derm appointment on monday, hopefully my derm keeps me on the medicine until I hit at least 100mg/kg.

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One thing I forgot to mention is that I get some sort of bumps, noncolored and red ones, after I use the bread trimmer. They don't hurt, nor form a white head, they just go away in a few days. I get like 4-5 of those, don't know if it's because of the trimmer or I'm not doing it properly. They do leave sometimes a bit of a red mark, that goes away in like a week or smth.

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Back from the derm appointment, in a couple of days it should be Week 28, nothing new to report, almost 5 months since cysts, nodules, papules etc. Things are going really well and so far I've taken ~5060mg of Roaccutane. I started my course weighing 63 kg, but now I'm at 73 kg and I will start to lose weight today, so I'll calculate my dosage taken at an avg. of 68kg. My derm decreased my dosage, from 30mg/day to 20mg/day for a month, 10mg/day for the next month and if I'm not back to 68kg or less by then, I will take an extra month of 10mg/day and that will be the end of my Roaccutane course. I don't think I should update this thread weekly anymore, unless I note something worth mentioning. I found some photos taken at about two weeks into my course, when I had my IB. I have a little bit of foundation on, nothing special. My face back then looked at about 5/10, compared to how bad my acne used to be in the past.

http://imgur.com/a/beull

And this is how my face looks today, natural light and bathroom neon light, close-up photos. Can't wait to have all my red marks gone. Also, my derm said usually the scars start filling 6 months+ after the course starts, she said I might not even need to correct them, but we'll see. Feel free to ask me anything.

http://imgur.com/a/430GO
 

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10 hours ago, Andrei11 said:

Back from the derm appointment, in a couple of days it should be Week 28, nothing new to report, almost 5 months since cysts, nodules, papules etc.....
 

Congrats man, your skin really does look fantastic! Glad things are working well for you!

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Week 32: Finished a month since my last derm appointment, I've been taken 20mg/day. Things have gone the same so far, extremely smooth, nothing really bothers me. Almost 6 months since I've had any cysts, nodules, papules etc. Didn't manage to drop weight, though. Starting tomorrow I'll take 10mg/day for a month and after that my derm will decide if I keep on taking it for an extra month, or not. I've taken a total of 5660mg of Roaccutane. Best of luck to all of you!

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