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Day 48

At this point I'm pretty discouraged. I'm 27y old, and I'm starting to think I'll look like this forever. I don't remember it ever being this bad as a teenager. I took accutane back when I was 15. It worked really well, but within 6 mo to a yr it was back. I think I started using proactive around that time, and in college I used differin. I was also on the pill from the day I started accutane. I never thought anything was working (besides the year I was on accutane) but last august when I went off the pill, it all went down hill. My skin got really really bad, and not only that, it had started getting extremely oily when I was 22. My wedding photos from 2 yrs ago show a progression over the night of looking beautiful with a matte complexion, to glowing, to grease. It was pretty gross. At that time I was on the pill and I'd been using b5 for 3 or 4 mo. because my derm refused to put me on a second round of accutane. I don't know why it started getting so oily, but I'd have to blot my face with damp paper towels after noontime at work. I never let anyone except my husband see me w/o makeup. I'm miserable when we go camping, and I refuse to spend the night anywhere w/o my make-up. My husband doesn't understand, but of course he has the most perfect skin I've ever seen. I thank god sometimes that I'm female so I can cover it somewhat with make-up. I can't wait for the day that I can just wear a little powder and some mascara. I'm so sick of the cakey look. So, I've been taking accutane for almost 2 mo and it only seems to be getting worse. Then I found this website, and I'm feeling a little less alone and a little more hopeful that this round might work. We want to start having kids soon, and since we have to wait a year after I'm done I really hope it works this time. I don't want to put off trying for kids any longer.

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    Brooke's Accutane Photos

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    I was just browsing peoples albums--just wanted to let you know that youre gorgeous! and your eyes are so pretty! But I know exactly how you feel-I have to cake my makeup on too and I wont leave the house without any on. Cant wait till the day that I dont have worry about waking up with any new spots! Good luck girl!

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