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Day 6

Six doses in and I'm waiting for the big flare up. Aaron looks so much better already that I know it can't stay that way. Can't possibly be that easy. His face appears smoother all except for his chin, which has had a couple of volcanoes slowly pushing their way to the top. He also complained last night that when he lays down his back hurts. Will have to keep an eye on that for sure. So far so good. We surely welcome any insite that any of you may give us one what lies ahead.

Thanks,

Acorn's Mom

Acorn's Mom

Day 3

Morning to all,

Well we are three days in. Aaron started taking 40mg on Friday and as of this morning, has taken three doses. He has not noticed any drying or side effects of any kind as of yet. However, he did come to me last night to show me his forehead. He feels as though it is clearing up already. We'll see how the rest of the week goes and I'll fill you in on Friday. Thanks to all for your kind words of encouragement. We are very excited to finally get started and anxious to see the results.

Acorn's Mom

Day One

Well, my 15-year old son starts Acutane tonight. I had actually decided about 6 months ago that maybe this was not the route for us. I mean, after reading all of the information and side effects, it just really made me shy away. Since then I have done some more researching and also have a friend whose son has been on A for almost five months. She was very reassuring with his experience, so before things go way out of hand, we made the decision to try it out. I really don't want him going any further wtihout trying everything to preserve his skin and not do any permant scarring or damage.

It's funny that on the day we are to start this medication, his face is clearer than it has been in days. Nevertheless, we will start tonight. I will post pictures tomorrow of Day 1 and look forward to tracking his progress so he will have some way to look back and see how much better things have gotten. I welcome any messages with input on what to expect, how to treat the dryness issue and any other things that he can learn from your experiences.

Thank you for giving us a place to share, grow and learn.

Acorn's Mom

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