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  1. so it has been about 2 1/2 weeks since i finished my accutane. i feel good, my dry lips are back to normal, and my skin is really clear. i have 2 bumps that i think are cysts that are taking a long time to go away, but they don't hurt and are really small. maybe if i ever have to go back to a derm., i will have them injected. i feel really good about taking the accutane. i think that it was definitely the best decision for me. it brought back my confiedence. i want to go out all the t
  2. I didn't start seeing a significant difference until close to month 4, and now I am finally clearing up. I was the same as you, so just give it some more time. Good luck!
  3. day 127 i am still not %100 clear, but i am getting there! slowly, but surely! right now i have one zit that won't go away. i picked at it last week, but it didn't pop, and just left a big, nasty scab. Now the scab has healed, but it is still a bump, and i don't want to pick at it, i just want it to go away! no rashes, no nosebleeds (i've only had 2 in my entire treatment), no aches...i think that the side effects are totally blown out of proportion. maybe i'm wrong and am just one of
  4. make sure that you are moisturizing at least every morning and night, and i recommend taking vitamin e every day. i think that the vitamin e is what saved me from my skin getting overly dry, and you will probably notice results within a few days. and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! good luck! peace
  5. day 119 let me start off by saying that my skin is so incredibly smooth! i don't remember ever having skin this smooth. i am still getting the ocassional zit, but nothing majot at all. i have one on the side of my face that you can't even see, but i am so tempted to attack it! i am trying so hard not to. month 5 is finally here, and my treatment is coming to an end. it came much faster than i expected. and although i haven't had a rough course, i am very happy to not have to worry
  6. i was just reading your post about how you started breaking out from the orthotricycline. it did the same thing to me! and after i decided to stop because i thought that it might be the problem, my acne got even worse. i think that it may have screwed us up! what bc pill are you taking, if any? i know that we are supposed to take birth control while on accutane, but since i had such a bad reaction to it, i decided not to take it. i just don't have sex, and once i'm off of accutane, i w
  7. although i haven't had this problem, when i first started taking accutane i asked this question as well. a few people responded that they did experience dryness...everywhere. maybe once your body gets used to the meds, the side effects won't be so bad. and if you're not already, take vitamin e every day to prevent drying and redness. this may help your problem, and you will probably notice a difference within a week or so.
  8. day 113 i didn't realize it has been so long since i last posted. well, my update is, i am still not totally clear, but i sure am getting there. i had my last derm appt. yesterday, and i mentioned to her about the scar left from the shot that she gave me, and she appologized and told me that it should go away in about a month...i really hope so. my skin is red. in some lights it's not so bad, but in the morning after i shower, it's pretty red. my derm mentioned that the redness wil
  9. thanks sally! that's really good to hear. it is definitley the kind that you are talking about...the sunken "hole", so hopefully it will go away like you say it may.
  10. day 104 i'm glad that some of you are keeping up with my journal. i keep this journal because i know how much other people's journals have helped me along the way, and i hope that i am able to answer some questions for those of you who are going through the treatment as well. well, i've had a pretty good week. my skin seems to be clearing up finally. i had 2 huge zits last week, that i squeezed before i shoud have, and made a big mess out of them. they are almost done healing now, and
  11. i actually broke out every time the derm. upped my dose, so it may get worse before it gets better, but remember that in 5 months or so, you wont have to worry about it anymore. i have a journal on the personal regime logs board if you want to read about my experience with accutane. i am currently on week 14, and have been keeping posts sinse i started. good luck!
  12. day 97 i'm getting close to that 100 day mark, and everything seems to be going really well. i am still getting a few zits here and there, but nothing like what i was experiencing early on in the treatment. i think that i can honestly say that i'm the road to recovery right now, and i am so pumped! these past 3 months went by so fast. sinse i don't think that i am very prone to scaring, i think i have really lucked out. even though i am a picker, i think that my skin may be flawless on
  13. day 93 i wanted to update ya'll on my progress. i am definitely clearing up. it seems like all of the last bumps under my skin are making there way to the surface, so i am getting really pumped! i have gotten a few bumps on my shoulders and back, but i still have 2 months left of treatment. i have noticed that my neck, yes neck, is smoother than it has ever been. it is so weird. my boyfriend even noticed it, that's how smooth it is. i definitely don't moisturize enough, though. i have dry
  14. day 89 my derm. apt. went well. my blood test came back fine, and that is always good to hear, so she prescribed me another month of 80mg's. this will be month 4, and I should be done after month 5, so we are moving along quite nicely. my skin looks really good today. the big zit that was on my cheak that i was trying really hard not to touch...i touched and made a big mess out of it. it ended up looking 100 times worse. i am lucky that i don't really scar too easily, or else i would
  15. i have actually been quite happy since i started accutane, and i'm starting month 3 next week. i'm sure your breakup has a lot to do with your depression. good luck!
  16. day 83 well, my treatment is going well. i have a derm appt. on thursday for my 3 month checkup, and had my blood taken this past weekend, which is always pleasant. my skin is doing okay. i have a big zit on my cheek that i am going to try really hard not to pop beause i don't want to make it look any worse. right now i have maybe 2 or 3 zits...not too bad. i had my 3rd nosebleed this weekend. i am pretty sire that i get nosebleeds around this time of year, but combined with the accut
  17. i wouldn't feel clean if i only washed once a day, although you may be right that more than twice a day is too much. i have to wash in the morning and before i go to sleep, but i have gotten into a habbit of washing right when i get home from work too. maybe i will try to only wash it once after work. spongebob...my skin was far from severe, but very persistant. until about a year and a half ago, my skin wasn't too bad. i would break out maybe once a month. i feel like my skin got bad r
  18. day 80 this week my skin seems to be clearing up. ever since i started this treatment, every time my dosage is upped, i seem to break out. i get confused though, because my period falls around the same time, and i am thinking that it may be a combination of both an initial breakout (each time the dose is upped), and my period. just a thought. i have been moisturizing every time i wash my face, which is 2-3 times a day, and that has really helped the dryness. my lips aren't even that dr
  19. matangeles...i am very aware that popping zits is not a good thing, but it is something that i just can't help myself with. many times, not all, after i pop a zit, it goes away very fast. sometimes i make a big mess when i pick. i try not to pick a lot, but sometimes it's just a lost cause.
  20. carsonvissio...i am glad that you enjoy reading my journal. as incubus777 said, accutane does completely dry out your skin while on the treatment, but i am not sure if he/she is right about after the treatment. from what i have read and heard, most people who had really oily skin before accutane did say it came back, but it was no where near as bad as before. maybe it is just differrent for everyone. my skin was pretty oily, so i am hoping for the best. i have been really optomistic a
  21. I haven't experienced dry eyes at all. They are actually quite watery.
  22. I'm on week 10 and very optomistic!
  23. day 76 well, i am definitely going through another breakout sinse my dosage was upped to 80mg's. it's starting to calm dowm a bit though. my skin and my lips are so incredibly dry that i have started to moisturize after every time i wash my face rather than just in the morning. i am at the half way mark for my treatment which is awesome sinse the first half wasn't too bad. i just can't wait to get these "initial" breakouts over with. most of them are the kind that haven't come to a
  24. I have heard a lot about peoples eyes getting dry on accutane, but I am experiencing the complete opposite. Are anyone elses eyes, besides me, watering a lot?