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Why am I starting "Accutane Journey"

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23 year old Female
So my story starts when i turned 13 i started to get pimples alot of pimples. (Not cystic ones)  but it wasn't that bad.
throught out my teenage life i had pimples. I did go on few medicines which i dont remember the names of since i had no idea what i was taking back then.
my cystic acne started when i was 21 it started so bad that i got depressed what is happening with me. Anyway i went on anti biotics i was on VIBRAMYCIN 100mg twice a day for 10months and while i was taking that i was also taking ALDACTONE 100mg for 8months.
It did clear up my acne for as long as i was taking it and the moment i stopped taking it. It flared up even worsttt i had acne all over my face my chest my back. I freaked out. Both these medicines didnt work for me.
so now that i am 23 and still with bad cystic acne i went on ACCUTANE
All my cysts are on my cheeks, jawline and on my chin. My T-Zone is clearrr. No issue there.
 

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1st month on ACCUTANE 10mg
(23,Female,cystic acne on cheeks,jawline and chin)
Skin type - normal


Side Effects -
*Joint and muscle pain
*Rib cage hurts
*Cranky mood
*Extreme depression
*Irritated

1st month on Accutane 10mg update!
So 30days of 10mg brought all my cysts up on my cheeks and chin. (Painful and red)
Pus filled cysts throught out the month.
Feeling very insecure. Edited by Aylia
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2nd month on ACCUTANE 20mg (23,female, cystic acne on cheeks, jawline and chin)
Skin type - normal


Side Effects -
*Joint and muscle pain
*Cranky mood
*Extreme depression
*Irritated

2nd month on Accutane 20mg update!
-Still got like 14 - 15 cysts on both my cheeks, jawline and chin (pus filled, red , painful) Edited by Aylia
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3rd month on ACCUTANE 20mg
(23,female,cystic acne on my cheeks , jawline and chin)
Skin type - normal


Side Effects -
*Joint and muscle pain
*Cranky mood
*Extreme depression
*Irritated

3rd month on Accutane 20mg update!
Pretty much the same as 1st and 2nd months were.
still got 14- 15 cysts on both my cheeks jawline and chin.
(pus filled, painful , red)


NOT SEEING MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE IN MY SKIN TO BE HONEST. :(
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2 hours ago, eternalrocket said:

Yeah it's very depressing when accutane(which is probably the last option) doesn't seem to work :(

Maybe its taking longer since i'm on very low dose.
my dermatologist said to wait and see the result by the end of 4th or 5th month. 
But i'm wondering if accutane doesnt work for me then what will i do next! :'(
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3 hours ago, Aylia said:
Maybe its taking longer since i'm on very low dose.
my dermatologist said to wait and see the result by the end of 4th or 5th month. 
But i'm wondering if accutane doesnt work for me then what will i do next! :'(
i feel exactly the same.. There's not a single day when i dont think of quitting this medicine..so tired of all this
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13 hours ago, eternalrocket said:
16 hours ago, Aylia said:
Maybe its taking longer since i'm on very low dose.
my dermatologist said to wait and see the result by the end of 4th or 5th month. 
But i'm wondering if accutane doesnt work for me then what will i do next! :'(
i feel exactly the same.. There's not a single day when i dont think of quitting this medicine..so tired of all this
:( 
i hope it works for the both of us.
how long have you been taking it and what dose?
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2 hours ago, eternalrocket said:

Im on 30mg..and it's been 4 months..no change in the dose from the very beginning

and still no result? :o
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1 hour ago, Aylia said:
and still no result? :o
there is improvement..like i dont get big pimples anymore..but there are blackheads and tiny bumps all over and  until these are there..nothing can be done for my scars which are.. well..very bad and i also get hyperpigmentation very easily and while on accutane, they just don't fade no matter what..i know it isn't as bad as those painful cysts..but the scarring really hurts your confidence..anyway lets see what happens..and I really wish it works as it should for both of us
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8 hours ago, eternalrocket said:
10 hours ago, Aylia said:
and still no result? :o
there is improvement..like i dont get big pimples anymore..but there are blackheads and tiny bumps all over and  until these are there..nothing can be done for my scars which are.. well..very bad and i also get hyperpigmentation very easily and while on accutane, they just don't fade no matter what..i know it isn't as bad as those painful cysts..but the scarring really hurts your confidence..anyway lets see what happens..and I really wish it works as it should for both of us
i hope the same. 
 
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4th month on ACCUTANE 20mg
(24,female,cystic acne on both cheeks, jawline and chin)

Skin type - normal


Side effects -
*Joint and muscle pain
*cranky mood
*Depression
*Irritated

Update!
Its been 4 months since I'm on ACCUTANE 20mg
not much has changed still getting breakouts on my cheeks and jawline. (Losing hope) :(

No more dry skin or lips since its summer and i live in a humid enviroment.
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On 25/05/2017 at 5:36 AM, Aylia said:
4th month on ACCUTANE 20mg
(24,female,cystic acne on both cheeks, jawline and chin)

Skin type - normal


Side effects -
*Joint and muscle pain
*cranky mood
*Depression
*Irritated

Update!
Its been 4 months since I'm on ACCUTANE 20mg
not much has changed still getting breakouts on my cheeks and jawline. (Losing hope) :(

No more dry skin or lips since its summer and i live in a humid enviroment.
i feel you..idk why this medication does that but the emotional side effects are too much..i don't remember how many times i just broke down. And the acne.. Well..i think you are on a very low dose..you might wanna ask your derm to increase the dose because according to my derm..if youre on a very low dose the chances of your acne returning after the course is higher.
Btw, im on 30mg/day finishing six months in 20 days. I know its hard..its very hard but dont lose hope.. It'll pass. Good luck:smileys_n_people_21:
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On 5/26/2017 at 0:06 PM, eternalrocket said:
i feel you..idk why this medication does that but the emotional side effects are too much..i don't remember how many times i just broke down. And the acne.. Well..i think you are on a very low dose..you might wanna ask your derm to increase the dose because according to my derm..if youre on a very low dose the chances of your acne returning after the course is higher.
Btw, im on 30mg/day finishing six months in 20 days. I know its hard..its very hard but dont lose hope.. It'll pass. Good luck:smileys_n_people_21:
yes the roller coaster of emotions are insane on accutane.
yes its been 4months being on very low dose. I might start 30mg for 5th month. From the 1st of june.
My derm said that being on low dose takes time but cures forever. While the high dose works fast but there are chnaces of acne returning.

Were u on 

On 5/26/2017 at 0:06 PM, eternalrocket said:
i feel you..idk why this medication does that but the emotional side effects are too much..i don't remember how many times i just broke down. And the acne.. Well..i think you are on a very low dose..you might wanna ask your derm to increase the dose because according to my derm..if youre on a very low dose the chances of your acne returning after the course is higher.
Btw, im on 30mg/day finishing six months in 20 days. I know its hard..its very hard but dont lose hope.. It'll pass. Good luck:smileys_n_people_21:
Were u on 30mg through out the course of 6months? 
bes of luck. I hope acne never ever return ever again. And u glow and glow. Ameen
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On 29/05/2017 at 7:07 PM, Aylia said:
yes the roller coaster of emotions are insane on accutane.
yes its been 4months being on very low dose. I might start 30mg for 5th month. From the 1st of june.
My derm said that being on low dose takes time but cures forever. While the high dose works fast but there are chnaces of acne returning.

Were u on 

Were u on 30mg through out the course of 6months? 
bes of luck. I hope acne never ever return ever again. And u glow and glow. Ameen
yep..i am on 30mg throughout and my derm would have increased it to 40mg in February but at that time the side effects were a lot so she didn't. Our derms have exactly opposite opinions about the acne returning back, lol. Thank you and i wish the same for you, so that you can look at the mirror with a big smile, and don't lose hope, it'll work.
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5th month on ACCUTANE 20mg
(24,female,cystic acne on both cheeks, jawline and chin)

Skin type - normal

Side effects - 
*Absent minded
*Feeling numb emotionaly

UPDATE - 
This has by far been the best month of 2017 as per my skin and acne.
I have no cysts just a few 2-3 tiny pimples.
My skin is so calm and nice to me.
I can not belive it.
Not much side effects either.
No depression
No dryness (cz its summers and i'm using good moisturizer)
No joint or muscle pain (taking vitamin d3 and calcium regularly)

I am very happy with my results. I have few more months to go on Accutane.
Hoping for the best. Ameen
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Yesss :)
finalyyyyyyyy

On 6/27/2017 at 11:30 PM, eternalrocket said:

Nicceee..your last update didn't sound very good, but seems like the medication is working for you now. :smileys_n_people_82:

Yes! :) finallyyyy 
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6th month on ACCUTANE 30mg
(24,female,cystic acne on both cheeks, jawline and chin)


Skin type - normal

Side effects - 
*HAIRFALLLLLLLLLLL :(
lots and lots of hairfall
*Sciatica nerve pain (5-6 times in a month)
*Absent minded
*Feeling numb emotionaly

UPDATE-
2-3 small cysts underneath the skin 
Skins pretty much perfect. I look in the mirror and can not belive that its my skin and that my face could look this clear.

I am hanging on to Hope. Edited by Aylia
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4 hours ago, Aylia said:
6th month on ACCUTANE 30mg
(24,female,cystic acne on both cheeks, jawline and chin)


Skin type - normal

Side effects - 
*HAIRFALLLLLLLLLLL :(
lots and lots of hairfall
*Sciatica nerve pain (5-6 times in a month)
*Absent minded
*Feeling numb emotionaly

UPDATE-
2-3 small cysts underneath the skin 
Skins pretty much perfect. I look in the mirror and can not belive that its my skin and that my face could look this clear.

I am hanging on to Hope.
wow,,awesome
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4 hours ago, eternalrocket said:
9 hours ago, Aylia said:
6th month on ACCUTANE 30mg
(24,female,cystic acne on both cheeks, jawline and chin)


Skin type - normal

Side effects - 
*HAIRFALLLLLLLLLLL :(
lots and lots of hairfall
*Sciatica nerve pain (5-6 times in a month)
*Absent minded
*Feeling numb emotionaly

UPDATE-
2-3 small cysts underneath the skin 
Skins pretty much perfect. I look in the mirror and can not belive that its my skin and that my face could look this clear.

I am hanging on to Hope.
wow,,awesome
Yes. Currently got no scars or pimples on my face. Cant belive it. 
its just the hairfall is intense. Its freaking me out
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1 hour ago, Aylia said:
Yes. Currently got no scars or pimples on my face. Cant belive it. 
its just the hairfall is intense. Its freaking me out
talk to your derm about it. but atleast your face is clear now.,glad that its working for you.
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Just now, eternalrocket said:
36 minutes ago, Aylia said:
Yes. Currently got no scars or pimples on my face. Cant belive it. 
its just the hairfall is intense. Its freaking me out
talk to your derm about it. but atleast your face is clear now.,glad that its working for you.
Ya. Maybe one thing at a time. Acne is the main concern. Later il deal with the hairfall
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7th month on ACCUTANE 40mg
(24,female,cystic acne on both cheeks, jawline and chin)


Skin type - normal

Side effects - 
*HAIRFALLLLLLLLLLL 
lots and lots of hairfall
*Sciatica nerve pain (mild 5-6 times in a month)
*Absent minded
*Feeling numb emotionally

UPDATE-
No cystic acne just small 4-5 pimples
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