tranceaddict

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  1. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    3 weeks post accutane: Well its back was really hoping accutane was the answer for me but unfortunately I will have to keep trying to fight it. Very disheartening.
  2. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Course 2, day 52 (Week 22): Just took my last pill!! I currently have 0 spots on my face. Very happy to be done but also VERY nervous of relapsing like I did last time. Can't wait to stop being dry all the time. I will come back and update when there is something to update. Stay strong everyone
  3. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Course 2, day 147 (Week 21): Currently have 2 small spots in the middle of my forehead that don't come to a head and will probably go away within the next few days. Still surprised i'm not clear. Last week was not fun as I had 2 larger spots that lingered a while. I only have a few more days left and I am not confident at all that I will be clear after this course but at least I will be done! Side effects are the same: dry lips, dry face, dry arms, dry everywhere pretty much. I will post pics when I am officially finished!
  4. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Course 2, day 135 (Week 19): Still had a few actives throughout the week. I am seriously baffled as to how I was perfectly clear last course on a much lower dose and this course I have yet to completely attain that. Still very dry and red. Thanks JDTane for the advice! I slather on moisturizer at least twice a day but I will definitely go get some sun screen as I am bad for putting it on when i'm out in the sun. Only 15 more days left and then I am done!! (hopefully forever)
  5. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Course 2, day 126 (Week 18): This week was a whole lot better!! I currently have 2 very small pimples that will go away on their own within a day or two but no large or painful spots!! Very happy, hopefully this is a breakthrough? I have less than a month to go so hopefully I can clear up completely and stay that way. Still very dry, peeling, red but those are the only side effects.
  6. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Course 2, day 118 (Week 17): Still breaking out pretty much every day. Yes, they are smaller but it is still extremely frustrating and I don't get it. This course is so much different than my first and I'm confused as to why i'm not clear like last time. Hopefully the end result is different too and I remain clear, at least for longer than 2 months. I had my Dr's appointment yesterday and I got my last prescription for 100mg. I will be finished this course in a month and 3 days. I cannot even wait to be off this medication but i'm terrified that my skin will revert back to preaccutane. It's a roller coaster of emotions and I really hope this is the answer. As for side effects, the dryness is becoming unbearable. No change with my lips, they are still a problem although I'm getting dry patches of skin everywhere, my upper and lower arms, inner thighs, back of my neck and calves... it seems as though it keeps progressing and spreads everywhere. This hasn't been a good week skin wise but i'm hopeful this next week will be at least a little better. Trying to stay positive.
  7. Mild, persistent Acne, 27/M. Course 1 & 2 Logs

    Thanks Gracie! Really hope it's all worth it in the end, it would be so disappointing to have gone through this again only to relapse. Course 2, day 112 (Week 16): This week was a lot better although I still had that one cyst that is still hanging around. I can't remember one that has remained active for so long! It seemed like it faded away a few days ago only to come back yet again! It's now red and inflamed without a head, although not as bad as in the previous picture. Face is still super red and my dryness is still is an issue. I am also concerned about the red spots on my arms, it looks like I have acne on both which is super embarrassing. I am going to my Dr on Monday for my last month (100mg). It seems short but maybe because that's because I'm still not clear and I'm scared to get off it for fear that it will all come back again.