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  2. Roaccutane & skin products.

    Forums General acne discussion 2 replies

    Acne.org cleanser and La Roche Posay Moisturiser was the 2 things I used.

    Nivia lip balm.

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  4. Hi, I'm thinking of getting a tattoo.

    I finished Accutane 10 weeks ago and by the time I get an appointment is will be 14-16 weeks post accutane.

    Is this long enough to wait? 

    Thanks 

  5. On 05/09/2018 at 3:14 PM, Lacnez said:

    Hope the wedding was awesome!!!!!!!!! you must of looked killer clear skinned and in a nice suit

    Hey! It was an awesome day, I still have my hyperpigmentation etc. But my skin looked pretty good thankfully, no holiday now and still getting some acne, nothing serious though.

    hows things?
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  7. 1 hour ago, ToughEmail said:
    Finished

    I haven’t posted on here in a while seeing as I didn’t receive much engagement, which is fine cause that was never my intention. Neverless I started this to show anyone who was in a similar low point as me that it is in fact possible to concur this monster that is acne, but it’s gonna take patience, and consistency to get there, which I’m finding anything worth going after in life does. 

    Looking back my biggest regret was obsessing over my skin to the point I did. I would’ve spent 10,000$ on a cream if it promised to eliminate my acne. Not literally but I probably spent hundreds of dollars on products over a short period of time which probably made my problem even worse. Not to mention in my delusion I must have thought popping every zit and getting every last bit of pus and blood out cause that’s what I did. 

    If you can take anything from this post I would hope it would be trust the process. I read more horror stories about accutane, which are important to read, but these are usually extreme cases, or people trying to draw lines that don’t exist. “I was on accutane, never had this before, now I do, must be the accutane.” While this may be the case you also 6-12 months older and could’ve developed the problem regardless. Personally I had a bit of dry lips, and some joint pain towards the end. Was it worth it? absolutely, will I go back on if I need to? Absolutely. This is very case by case, and given how my body reacted I would consider myself lucky to not have to deal with any harsh side effects, and such a dramatic success at the same time.

    here is my final transformation:
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    Left was this morning, the right was the worst photo I could find (for dramatic effect ;))

    thanks to all who have read this far and remember, you will get over this.
    Sweet bro, happy it worked!
  8. On 13/08/2018 at 1:51 PM, Ludadubz said:

    Hey JPablo, how you been?

    On 15/08/2018 at 10:26 AM, deades said:

    hope youre well mate please update when you get a chance


    7 weeks post tane
    Hi guys, all is well, how are you guys?

    in regards to skin, I am stilling getting acne but it is very little and the actual spots are just small white heads which disappear after 2 days with little redness. 

    My skin does get red now and again though when I've been exercising or shaving, showering etc. (Which it is in these pictures, after a shower)

    Side effects, my lips are still slightly dry, I need to apply balm morning and night, skin is still slightly dry so I'm still moisturising which I will drop eventually to 1 time a day. In regards to everything else it's back to normal.

    Just under 2 weeks until I get married! I will say though, I've noticed my face to have a lot more freckles than usual, don't know if this is anything to do with acctuane.

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  9. Hi - I'm 1 month post tane and have some scarring.  Can I expect these to get better? Only on 1 side of my face and slightly on my forehead.

    thanks

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  10. 2 weeks post tabs
    I'd love to say I haven't had any spots since I stopped but I am still getting very small white heads, maybe about 2-4 a week which show up and disappear in about 2 days and they don't seem to be leaving any more

    im still taking my vitamins everyday, washing my face in the morning with water and using the acne.org cleanser at night, I still moisturise twice a day

    The dryness of my lips and eyes has nearly gone away which is great. Skin still seems to be slightly dry and there doesn't appear to be any oil at the moment which is good.

    Hopefully the marks continue to fade but I am happy at the moment, as long as these spots stay away! 

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  11. Don't see it accutane kicking in that quickly tbh

  12. 18 hours ago, Ludadubz said:
    Yea man i hope it does for you too bro! I bet it will though, just smooth sailing and getting back to normal skin for you now lol.

    I am not doing too good in the accutane department. My skin is still worse than when i started especially in my neck area. Im on 3 months and about to start my 4th next week and this shit is sucking so far. I might raise my dose to 30 or 40mgs, but not sure. At my last check up my derm didnt want to raise my mgs even if i did want to because of the breakout I was experiencing, but when i see her next week, I will see what she says.

    You should definitely go out and celebrate or something! Huge accomplishment from when we first posted on each others log to now...time flies by quick man
    Itll get better man. Obviously our derms had different routes for treatment. My IB sucked but then I think accutane kicked in faster because of the higher doses. And obviously with the higher dose then the time needed is reduced.

    I'm not gonna celebrate until I get my wedding over and my skin is still clear (I pray), gonna focus on water intake, keep taking my vitamins and start weights again when I've recovered a bit 
  13. 2 hours ago, Ludadubz said:
    Wow man, congrats on your transformstion. You are practically like new lol.

    Hey, there is an accutane Reddit forum that is extremely helpful and people on there are very supportive of each other. I think your story would be an inspiration for the folks on the accutane reddit forum who have been having a bad time due to their acne and this will definitely give them hope and a morale boost.

    congrats man!

    thanks bro. Ok I'll check it out! 
    I hope it stays away now! How you getting on? 
  14. I took my last dose today

    I would have loved to say I didn't have any acne for a couple of weeks atleast but this week I did have 2 small white heads. No big deal, came and gone in 2 or 3 days.

    I just hope and pray I stay clear now after reaching my cumulative dose.

    I've still got some red marks but they will hopefully keep fading and hopefully my skin thickens out again because it has some textual issues and slight scaring.

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    In regards to side effects

    I am beginning to feel fatigued
    My bones / muscles do feel slightly sore
    General dryness - especially my eyes
    Skin sensitivity


    Looking from where I have come I am extremely pleased with the results. 

    I'll update this every so often to keep everyone informed but hopefully my acne is now gone. Or atleast at a level that is 'normal'

    Thanks guys!
    and here's some week 1 v week 16 comparisons
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  15. 3 hours ago, Duperele said:
    On 24/06/2018 at 12:59 PM, jPablo said:

    sorry to hear of this - but I agree with the above, accutane doesn't cause depression.  All this stigma around it is bs.
    I do not compleatly agree. Just as accutane dries out ur skin it also tries out your braincells... I had a psychiatrist explain it to me.
    We are all going to disagree, some will say it does some Will say it doesn't.

    I believe that it depends on you as a person, not the drug 
  16. week 16
    So here we are, on my last week of tablets (hopefully). In regards to acne I've had activity on the back of my neck, about 2 spots but as long as it stays away from the front of my neck and face.

    Instead of the usual pics I decided to let some light shine in.

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  17. 2 hours ago, Futureanesthesiologist said:

    Honestly speaking, a facial treatment cannot cause one to kill themself unless the idea was already lingering inside of them


    sorry to hear of this - but I agree with the above, accutane doesn't cause depression.  All this stigma around it is bs.
  18. 20mg is low. Hence a longer time to wait for improvement. I've been on 70mg for nearly 4 months, still get some activity but my acne has drastically improved. 

Male, June 15
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