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My Accutane Log - 17M - Pictures

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Day 81

Actives seem to be diminishing besides a few very deep, swollen spots. Bad red marks remain, like super red. Had a fall in basketball today and hit my nose hard, a ton of skin was scraped and hanging off. Very gross, also considering I have quite a few blackheads on my nose too. Fairly happy on this weeks progress though. After a full month of 80mg (about 10 days left) I am going to ask my derm if I can drop to 40mg. Stay positive!

Rakim - No Joke

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Day 82

I feel as if the biggest side effect from Accutane so far has been psychological. I can't ever remember feeling the way I have felt recently. I feel so empty, but with an underlying tone of urgency and passion to work that I just can't seem to tap in to. Doing great otherwise. Stay positive!
 .......RIP Freddie Gray
nero really got off the hook, im tired of this shit. no surprise though, nowadays you just gotta expect the white guy to do whatever he wants when he wants. will it ever change though? institutionalized prejudice and a warped perception of dangerous people has really got us fucked up, i mean damn - im not scared of terrorism. im scared of cancer, cars and medical errors. i scared of a trillion dollar war budget and im ready for a couple hundred million to go to cancer research. i mean do people really not know whats killing us? are we so caught up in republican establishment fear mongering that we take our eyes off of what completely matters? so caught up in racism, homophobia and lackluster educational stress? i dont give a fuck what bathroom you go into, and i dont give a shit who you marry. be you, do you and thats it. we dont need to get caught up in this shit that should be commonplace by now.  Edited by Diamond98

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Day 85

Face looks better but still breaking out. Back hurts and I fatigue earlier during basketball. Chest and back problem areas seem to be healing, a few new breakouts on my shoulders and arms have appeared though. Stay positive!

Kanye West - Gone

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Day 92

Face looks better since last update but is still red, splotchy and gross looking. I have seen some improvement though. MY dream is to be able to go to back to school my senior year with a decent face. Be so nice. Pics soon. Stay positive!

Fugees - Zealots

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Day 96

Active wise, my face is better. Scarring and red mark wise, it is a mess. I'm hoping to only have a few texture/deep scars at the end of this, but the red marks just keep piling up. My face looks bad. Red, splotchy and just overall not good. Stay positive!

Picture update #6 - http://imgur.com/a/ArJsz

Fugees - The Score - whole album, such a classic

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Your skin is looking so good Diamond98! I am so happy for you, you must be feeling great. I just started Month 4 yesterday at 80mg. How are your side effects? You must be happy school is out! Hopefully you have some summer plans to look forward to!

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3 hours ago, CNA7 said:

Your skin is looking so good Diamond98! I am so happy for you, you must be feeling great. I just started Month 4 yesterday at 80mg. How are your side effects? You must be happy school is out! Hopefully you have some summer plans to look forward to!

I appreciate the kind words but it is far from good. It does not look good at all unfortunately. My side effects are minimal, I think due to the fact that I drink around 250 oz of water daily thus suppressing the overall dryness of my body. I have trouble sleeping and that is about it. Took one of the hardest shots of my life during basketball yesterday, and it barely even bruised. Very strange, considering the articles and posts I have read about bruising easily whilst on Accutane. I do have plans, but the all pertain to beach going activities, so I am somewhat scared knowing I am going to have direct sun exposure for about 2 weeks. I was a little scared going up to 80 considering I am only 61kg, just be sure to drink tons of water during the transition and it will be a breeze.I just read your update, great to see that acne wise your symptoms are diminishing! Onward and upward!  

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2 hours ago, CNA7 said:

Are you sharing your journey at all on Instagram? 

I am not, although I did create an account solely dedicated to viewing Instagram Accutane logs. Not savvy in the social sharing realm aside from Acne.org (as sad as it sounds) so operating it all is new to me, but I am glad I finally got on there to check out the logs.

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Day 97

Woke up with 3 deep new spots on my right cheek, looks like shit. Still felling pretty good though, I think my face has seen some improvement aside form the new spots which I think/hop will fade soon. Fuck donald trumps racist ass and ted cruz's obstructionism, blocking a perfectly good woman and ultimately having her die waiting for a job she  dreamed of. Stay positive!

Pusha T - Nosetalgia

 

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18 hours ago, Diamond98 said:
21 hours ago, CNA7 said:

Are you sharing your journey at all on Instagram? 

I am not, although I did create an account solely dedicated to viewing Instagram Accutane logs. Not savvy in the social sharing realm aside from Acne.org (as sad as it sounds) so operating it all is new to me, but I am glad I finally got on there to check out the logs.

You should follow me! cna7_accutane ... I can't believe you don't know to use IG :P You are in high school, yes?! LOL. Too funny. Such a great community of people on IG. 

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Day 98

Face looks pretty much back to square one. Red, irritated and with deep spots. Pretty angry but still remaining patient. Stay positive!

Kendrick Lamar - The Art of Peer Pressure

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2 hours ago, CNA7 said:

Have you cut out dairy from your diet? 

I've been dairy, added sugar/other added crap, soy and peanut free for about 3 years. I look up everything before I eat it to check to see if it has give people problems acne wise. 

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Day 103

103 days later and I'm still breaking out, I remember setting that day 70 goal for no actives and I currently have as many/probably more actives than when I started. Starting to regret Accutane, I probably should have just tried Dan's reg. Deep spots are still there, along with a plethora of red marks and just horrible looking cheeks. So annoying. Can't play basketball until the sun goes down, so I'm going to have to renew my gym subscription so I can ball during daylight without melting. Kinda annoying, but I guess I'll just ride it out. I thought that Accutane has destroyed my attention span, but I think I got a new high score on the ACT I took on Saturday. Hopefully, at least. Stay positive!

GZA - Liquid Swords

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Hang in there! Accutane sometimes doesn't work until the last two months of treatment. You can do this! No regrets. 

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Day 105

Good day active spot wise, bad day scar wise. Honestly, I have virtually noo side effects. Minimal dry lips and back pain. The only side effect really having a negative impact on me or worth noticing is sun sensitivity. It is so hard to stay out of the sun, I love playing basketball with people so it really sucks. I have to take a 20 min drive to a semi-local gym now anytime I want to ball between 9am and 6pm. Could be worse though. Stay positive!

Pete Rock - The Reminisce Over You

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In on this thread.  Just went through your pics and there is definite improvement.  Hope your skin clears up completely and soon!

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All the best man. U have a good attitude to all of this keep it up! I'm subscribing to ur log so please keep it up.

I'm on day 21 of the accutane journey and interested to see how it all turns out for you.

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On 6/21/2016 at 11:50 PM, Jpgranier said:

In on this thread.  Just went through your pics and there is definite improvement.  Hope your skin clears up completely and soon!

Thanks a lot man, I wish you the best also!
On 6/22/2016 at 7:33 AM, invisiblenetrix said:

All the best man. U have a good attitude to all of this keep it up! I'm subscribing to ur log so please keep it up.

I'm on day 21 of the accutane journey and interested to see how it all turns out for you.

I hope my log helps you out, sorry I've been slacking lately. I plan on posting a picture update tonight.  Good luck on your journey, day 21 is when things started happening for me! Be sure to drink water and moisturize. 
On 6/22/2016 at 7:25 AM, AverageADIII said:

hey man, don't give up i see improvement in your skin

Thanks for the words,  I just have many red marks.

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Day 113

Face still breaking out, had a pretty bad spot a few days ago pop up but it seems to be healing. Face is just so red, irritated and splotchy. Probably going to have to use a dermaroller or something post treatment, I've noticed some pretty annoying scarring lately. On the bright side, I do think I have less actives, which is very nice. I can see the corner, I'm just waiting for my face to go ahead and turn it. Stay positive! 

Outkast - Aquemini

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Day 126

Had my month 4 checkup today, and am starting my month 5 pills soon. Derm says that if I go through month 5 without ant "lesions" (I cringed every time she used that word, something about it really gets me) I could stop. Probably not going to happen considering I have 5 or 6 new ones this past month. Not bad on paper, but each spot was bad and has left its mark. I am going to start back up with frequent updates to keep my sanity, I took a break while I was on vacation. Side effect wise I feel great except for my lips, which are somewhat dry on occasion. My hair does seem to be falling out more than it used to though, which concerns me a little. Face wise, surprisingly my skin looks a tad better. Less spots but soo many red marks. So annoying, it really pisses me off. Anyways, hopefully I can post tomorrow.

Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. II

Picture update #6 - http://imgur.com/a/ArJsz

 

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Day 131

Face looking a tad better, but what I feel is better is that I am feeling better. Lots of "betters," but I just feel better. Not leaps and bounds better, just happy and content. Feels nice. Very optimistic, I feel my face might be halfway decent for school! Stay positive!

Outkast - Roses

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Your skin is looking so much better! You definitely are getting your confidence back I can see, how could you not?! Looking great, my friend. 

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