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Tas kick's acne ass

Hi Fellows,

Let me first throw a light on myself.I am 20 year old law student from Bristol,England.Acne has been outclassing my confidence,kicking my guts,punching my confidence and darkening my life since the age of 13.After trying almost every medicine on the planet earth including trying Homepathy ,Herbal remedy on the 4th of April i was given the honour of using Roaccutane(accutane) at last .i Know i am a little late at pump starting my hopeful trip to lala Land(acne free) but i have vivid memories of what happened since then so i will try my best to pour my heart and brain to you guys for moral support .

About my acne

I have got moderate but persistant acne. I have no cysts but many spots and reddness on my face.

Week 1:

Just before touching the first roc pill i was actually scared of the two innocent looking pills as they have made many huge tough guys to fall on their backs .But finally after a short pause i swallowed my first 2x20mg pills and trust me as soon as they were in my inside shaked with terror bcz of these 2 menacing pills that were to take over the management of my body.Ok i will fast forward before you get bored ,so basically my first week was fine and i felt that some of the spots on my face were forced to surrender to the Roc.My face did definitely become better.

Hey guys if you want to know how i felt since 13 years of age then just see my pic that i posted in the gallery section.I am the guy wearing the white LONDALE upper.Comments welcomed

Side effects:Dry Lips,Joint Aches

I will post my second week experience tomorrow

Tas

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Week 2

Here comes the long awaited and fearsome Intial Breakout.Yes it is here .I was not expecting an outbreak so early but i guess this is Roaccutane so you can expect anything.I just woke up and was feeling some pain on my jawline and around my nose so took my lazy arse infront of mirror to see a whole birgade of small white heads all over my chin,jawline,around nose and 2 or 3 odd ones on my cheek. :redface: And what a day it choose ,the very same morning my housemates female friend was coming over and she was eager to meet me as she was studying to become a barrister and i plan to do same after becoming a lawyer in 1 year time :) .And honestly i just avoid socialising as much as i can bcz of low esteem issues.Well i just took a bath got ready and took my flaky acne ridden face to meet her but i wasnt bothered that much.

Anyhow my face remained same for first 3 days but on the 4th day it was like a magic i woke up with 70% of white heads gone.My face looks very reddish though .I also have 2 medium white heads on my cheek,few near my ear,3 small spots under my eyebrow,few small spots between my eyebrows.But trust me its much better then 3 days ago .My chin is completely clear.My chest has 2 small cysts and back has many small spots .

Side effects:Flaky Face,Dry lips,Noose Bleeds

Treatment:Aqueous Cream for dry skin,vaseline for lips

Ratings:

(1 worst - 10 perfect)

Face-4/10

Chest-6/10

Back-4/10

Overall-4/10

Side effects-4/10(1 mild - 10 severe)

Started 40mg of Roaccutane on 4th April

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hey! sorry to hear you had experience the dreaded "intial breakout". but it sounds like you are clearly up nicely! dont worry--it will get WAY better. hang in there & good luck! keep us posted!

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Week 3

This week has been much better then the last week of IB.My spots continued to decrese in number and to my surprise the red mark are also fading .However i have still got loads of reddish spots on my face specially the cheeks .My chin is acne free and the cysts that i had on my chest became FAT and then bam exploded to become flat and dry hurray!!I have also got 2 medium size pimples on my right cheek .

Things seem to be getting better though at a slow pace.By the way i have found a way to combat joint paines and my crude solution is continue GYM and exercise even more damn you joint pain you can't stop me from exercising :naughty: .The only thing i am not doing is studying which actually i hardly did before accutane hehe though i havent failed any time in the past :wub:.

Side effects:Flaky Face,Dry lips,increased sweating

Treatment:Aqueous Cream for dry skin,vaseline for lips

Ratings:

(1 worst - 10 perfect)

Face-5/10

Chest-7/10

Back-4/10

Overall-5/10

Side effects-3/10(1 mild - 10 severe)

Started 40mg of Roaccutane on 4th April

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Hey a quick question Does Intial Breakout reoccur when doasge is increased.

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Hey Tas,

Can't answer your question as I've yet to go on tane, but just wanted to say good luck and hope all is going well. I too am in Bristol...

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Hi Tas,

The IB sometimes repeats when you increase your dose, but that wasn't the case for me. I started the IB on day 2 - that was a shock to have it so soon! It lasted about three weeks and since then, it's been steady progress. Everyone is different and there are rough times with the changes that happen, but in the long run the results are almost always very much worth it!

Hang in there!

P&W

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Week 4

Hi ya

Well 4th weeks has been a week of side effects,dissapointment and basically emotional ups and downs have dominated the last 7 days.The week started when after almost 10 days i finally decided to shave to see my face's progress and i was certainly impressed with the results of roaccutane.Most of the active spots were gone leavng reddish marks that have been fadng with time.The over all outlook of my face is positive.Now time for the bad news :( .I have suffered joint aches,fatigue,low concentration level,extreme dryness of my face and one day i had a sudden mood change and i felt like crying. I most certainly attribute this sudden burst of emotion on tane.

The worst thing is that i hadn't been to gym for a week :(:evil: . My first exam is on monday and my preparation has been terrible i just cant sit and concentrate on my studies.I just gave an application to my universty requesting them to allow me to retake exams in august without penalising me.Normally if someone fails may exams then he gets a chance to retake them in aug however the penality is that the marks are capped at 50% so even if anyone gets 80% or 90% he will still be given 50% marks .So lets see if uni accepts my application.By the way i am in my Second year of LLb(law) course.The uni will respond withing 10 working days so fingers crossed.....

xxx

Tas

Side effects:Flaky Face,Dry lips,fatigue,joint ache,low cocentration level

Treatment:Aqueous Cream for dry skin,vaseline for lips

Ratings:

(1 worst - 10 perfect)

Face-6/10

Chest-7/10

Back-5/10

Overall-6/10

Side effects-5/10(1 mild - 10 severe)

Started 40mg of Roaccutane on 4th April

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Acne Alert-A huge spot unearthing itself just below my right nostril ;(

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Week 4

Hi ya

Well 4th weeks has been a week of side effects,dissapointment and basically emotional ups and downs have dominated the last 7 days.The week started when after almost 10 days i finally decided to shave to see my face's progress and i was certainly impressed with the results of roaccutane.Most of the active spots were gone leavng reddish marks that have been fadng with time.The over all outlook of my face is positive.

[..]

The worst thing is that i hadn't been to gym for a week :(:evil: . My first exam is on monday and my

preparation has been terrible i just cant sit and concentrate on my studies.

hey tas,

just had a look at your new pics and I guess the tan is working for you man..Looking good.. ;)

Regarding the emotional ups and downs..yes this accutane journey feels like a roller coaster ride..I had much ups and downs the last weeks too and I also had problems to stay focused on my work for university..But hey it's worth it...I hope you can surmount the difficulties with your exams..

Hope things will go on fine for you...All the Best!

cj

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Thanks CJ hope things get better infact the large cyst under my nose exploded thank god and its on its way to heal :).I am still suffering from emotional ups and down but i guess i am use to that now

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Sorry it's been a roller-coaster lately! I hope things get better for you soon, you deserve it! Just watch those emotional outbursts! :)

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Hi Tas..

Thanks a lot for visiting my log.

In the first 2 months the break out is the worse, but I am glad that you have started to seeing some result :).

I do agree that Accutane cause some emotional ups and down.

Hope your exam result is fine.

Law.. that's interesting :D.

All the best for you.

Have a nice day ok..

Corrine

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hey tas,

thanks for your hint for using vaseline to moisturise my nose. I'll try it..

Hope you had a nice day. ;)

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Wow your skin looks really good in your pics... :S lol. hopefully you'll be completely clear sooon :D but yeah I agreee lol sooo many ups and downs emotionally... Hope the side effects don't bring you down too much :) you'll be clear soooon :D

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Thnx alot.I am still a law student not a lawyer :( hehe but i will be a qualified lawyer next year at 21 so i guess it isint that bad :):)

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Week 5

The skin has not dramatically changed for bad or for good however this week i did see several new spots appearing over my face and few old ones reducing in size.The huge white head under my nose is flat now but a new white head has unearthed on my forhead.Overall the progress does seem to be slow .On 22nd i will be seeing my derm for a possibe increase in my dose.As for the side effects i did encounter some mood changes this week specially some sense of hopelessnes and joint aches,dry skin has been persistent but this hasnt kept me from going to GYM hehaaaa hehaaa

Side effects:Flaky Face,Dry lips,Noose Bleeds,mood changes

Treatment:Aqueous Cream for dry skin,vaseline for lips

Ratings:

(1 worst - 10 perfect)

Face-4/10

Chest-6/10

Back-7/10

Overall-5/10

Side effects-6/10(1 mild - 10 severe)

Started 40mg of Roaccutane on 4th April

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