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Uggh i know I shouldn't but I'm giving up on accutane cause its just made my acne 3x worse. I want this to stop and make me clear. I know i need to be patient but its hard when people are always looking at my nose or chin instead of my eyes

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Cant you use a thin needle and squeeze the whiteheads gently?  IDK if you're not suppose to when on accutane, like if your skin would be too sensitive?  Maybe you should ask your doc, or even see if he or she can drain or squeeze them in the office to be extra safe?

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13 hours ago, Derek C said:

Cant you use a thin needle and squeeze the whiteheads gently?  IDK if you're not suppose to when on accutane, like if your skin would be too sensitive?  Maybe you should ask your doc, or even see if he or she can drain or squeeze them in the office to be extra safe?

Dont think thats a good idea cause my skin is extra sensitive now that I'm on accutane. Its prone to scarring
6 minutes ago, arandomdude said:

I've seen it usually take longer than 2 weeks to start clearing up. 

Hopefully its kicks in soon though
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Day 15 (Halfway through month 1)

Chin still has on going breakouts. Whiteheads all over and they are all painful ones. The right wing of my nose has cleared up a bit but the left wing broke out just as much as the right so that sucks. The three cysts that were growing on my right cheek never formed a head. They just died down and theyre really small now. I think they'll be gone when i wake up. I'm seeing a light at the end of the tunnel! My nose isnt as oily anymore either so thats good! I hope the derm bumps my dose up when i go see him on the 27th. Thats all for now
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Day 16
The IB has died down quite a bit. Now I have five active white heads instead of 20. My skin is getting flaky around my nose and chin. My skin is also really really red now. I cant wait to up my dose after this month!
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Day 18
So happy with today! Only have like three active pimples. The wings of my nose is where i get most of my acne but it is so dry there and no acne. The whiteheads there are oozing out of the pores all dry and crusty. It feels so good to see clean pores finally. Haven't been this clear in a while
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hey mate good luck! Are u eating right as well? I have been eating right and when I started accutane I saw results from day one! I have a feeling if I was eating junk food and greasy stuff I would of went through the same purging you're going through.

Also feel free to pop those whiteheads! what I love about accutane is when I pop my whiteheads now they don't leave deep red marks like they used to for months! Mine would be a slight red but goes over 2 days. Just make sure u use a pin and poke it first before u push it

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8 hours ago, invisiblenetrix said:

hey mate good luck! Are u eating right as well? I have been eating right and when I started accutane I saw results from day one! I have a feeling if I was eating junk food and greasy stuff I would of went through the same purging you're going through.

Also feel free to pop those whiteheads! what I love about accutane is when I pop my whiteheads now they don't leave deep red marks like they used to for months! Mine would be a slight red but goes over 2 days. Just make sure u use a pin and poke it first before u push it

I just left the whiteheads and they all disappeared. I only have like two now. 

Day 19
Barely any active whiteheads. Skin is flaking and grtting really dry now. Need to moisturize twice or thrice daily. One huge sude effect that bothers me is cracked skin on my palms snd fingers. I know its happening because I work out without wearing gloves.  Its just so painful at times. Chapped lips as usual. Other than that things are going smoothly. Accutane is a miracle already!
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Day 21 (End of Week 3)
My face just keeps getting better. My cousins were commenting on how I don't have huge pimples covering my face anymore so that felt good! Just red marks everywhere now. Hopefully Accutane takes care of hyper pigmentation. Here are my week 3 pics.

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What a huge difference!

yeah dude keep it up. If your skin is flaking then that means hyper pigmentation are going to fade away quicker too cause you're shredding the top layer and renewing it.

I've started accutane around the same time and getting similar results.

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5 hours ago, invisiblenetrix said:

What a huge difference!

yeah dude keep it up. If your skin is flaking then that means hyper pigmentation are going to fade away quicker too cause you're shredding the top layer and renewing it.

I've started accutane around the same time and getting similar results.

Thanks for the motivational words! I hope your journey is successful as well
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Day 22 and 23
I forgot to post yesterday. My face looks the same though, no difference since week 3. Jist one whitehead visible now. My nose stays dry now, the oil has been reduced dramatically. I love it. The whiteheads from my pores are oozing out of my nose and i feel so clean now. Accutane is a miracle! No other side effects except dry hands and lips but nothing moisturizer can't fix. 
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Day 24
Face still has no active acne. This is wonderful! My lips are getting drier and hurts to open my mouth. Aquafor helps with it a little though. One more thing to note: my deadlifts have dropped significantly since my lower back has had minor pain. I cut down on the heavy back lifting so i dont injure myself. 
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Week 4/Month 1(Day 28)
Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been quite busy with everything. 

Anyways, I had my second appointment with my derm today and he prescribed me 80mg a day now. So i take two 40 mg pills once a day with food.
He said I might experience another IB but I really hope I don't.

Another thing to note: On Saturday, I spent the whole day outside for track and I was running for half the day. When I woke up the next day, i had really bad abdominal pain and I still have it today two days afterwards. Does anybody have any inputs on this? Is this normal??

In terms of acne, my face has been the best it has ever been. Hardly any active pimples, just 1 or 2. The pores on my nose are squeezing out all the white heads so it feels nice and clean. I havent had an oily nose in a week.

Here are Week 4 pictures. I just woke up so don't mind the hair and the tired look:

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I get abdominal pain that last for ages after I play sports. I thought it was the accutane but it was just silly me not eating before hand. I'm a skinny person. I make sure that I eat heaps before I do any physical activities which helps a lot.

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Day 34 (Week 5)

Been a whole week since I posted. I've been really busy plus it was a long weekend so I was busy going out with friends and family. 

In terms of acne, my face has been steady. I do get a couple of red big bumps on my forehead and jaw line every now and then but they go away in 2 days. My nose is still clear!! The best it has ever been. My skin does look a lot more red now a days too. The scars and hyper-pigmentation is really visible now.

One big side effect I noticed after being on 80mg for two weeks is DRY EYES! My eyes get sooo dry recently and it just irritates me.

Here are Week 5 photos: 

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Amazing improvements! Im on my day 15 and also dealing with fresh cystic acne. I only get 3-4 acne but its really big and painful.

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23 hours ago, Keb1738 said:

Amazing improvements! Im on my day 15 and also dealing with fresh cystic acne. I only get 3-4 acne but its really big and painful.

The second and third week were the worst for me. But just know that it will be all over soon
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WOW I have not updated this in almost a month!! I have been extremely busy recently.

So here's my Update:

Day 56

I am now starting my third month of Accutane. The first month on 80 mg made me break out a little bit and kept my skin really really dry and flaky. It was so hard to maintain. Needed to moisturize twice or thrice a day and used Aquafor 4 times a day. 

Currently, I have two big cysts. One on my forehead and one on my right cheek. They are really dry and about to go away though. Any new pimples I get go away in a day now. 

On the first month of 80mg, my nose started to get really rough because all my white heads and black heads were coming out of my pores. Now it is smooth again.

Another thing to note: My skin is really red all the time and my scars are really visible now. I hope the redness goes away. 

SIDE EFFECTS:
Extremely dry lips
Knee and ankle pain (Might be because I play basketball everyday)


Other than all that, everything is going really well. I can't believe how far I have made it already. This month is going to be exciting. I hear that this is the miracle month. I really hope it lives up to it's name.

I will post some photos soon.
 

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Hey, great to read your progress.  Any updates? Photos?  New side effects to report?  Hopefully you've continued clearing up!  Thanks!

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I've cleared up almost completely. Just the pigmentation needs to go but you can hardly see that in photos. I haven't had any new side effects. Just dry lips but aquafor does wonders. 

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