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  1. Same thing happened to me except my Triglycerides went down too. I exercise 4-6 times a week and I know that's the reason why. My derm said it's nothing to be concerned about.
  2. Do NOT use a Q-Tip in your nose! The nosebleeds from Accutane are a result from your mucus membranes in your nose not being adequately moisturized. When this happens, they become dry to the point of splitting and cracking and consequently bleed. Cotton can scratch your mucus membranes and make the situation worse. On the note of Vaseline, I wouldn't use it to continuously moisturize your nose. It seems to work but once the jelly is absorbed your nose often becomes dryer than it was without an
  3. Hey buddy, everyone else is right on. I'm 195 pounds and I've been on 100mg/ day for 2 months, just started my third. It's not magic, takes time. I noticed a change near the end of the first month. I'd give it at least a month before u expect to see increasing improvement.
  4. I'm on Accutane as well and I'm big into lifting and nutrition, ditching the multivitamin just didn't sound too great for me ... I looked around and the best thing I could find was Universal's Animal Pak. It's a Multivitamin, endurance, energy and metabolism enhancer that comes in a little packet of about 11 pills (they're not too small either). The nutrition facts state that it contains 198% Vitamin A ... I looked online and was able to find that one pill contained Vitamin A, and Vitamin D. I
  5. Hey there! I'm an 18 year old male and I just started accutane treatment at the beginning of September. I'm around 200 pounds and the derm started me at 40 mg, each month he's going to gradually increase 20mg until I reach 100mg / day. Right now I'm at 60mg, and although I'm much larger than you (I presume), here's what I've been doing to control the side effects associated with accutane. For one, I'm big into weight lifting and have chronic back pain. With or without accutane, my back is jus
  6. Thank you for your help. I've fallen on it since and it doesn't seem to be having any negative affects, but as you said .. it does just get bigger and anrgier ... \. Seems like it's just a callus, but .. it does fade away, at all.. bummer ... Not sure if this helps at all, but heres a picture of it ... http://i1.tinypic.com/rvf2hh.jpg
  7. Any idea what it might be? I may see a doctor, but what kind of doctor should I see?
  8. Hey everyone, I know this isn't acne realted, but I dind't knwo where else ot post it and I need some help. Last summer I got into weight-lifting. I did a lot of power-cleans and when ic ould not get it up, I would fall on one or the other knee. My right knee now ahs a big thick feeling lump on it. It almost feels as if it's just a bunch of skin, but I don't know that it is, and it'sr eally bugging me. The best words I can use to describe it are "knee calice" I looked around but could not find
  9. If doryx does infact refer to doxycycline, then I can tell you ... I was on 50mg, 2 times daily. It worked VERY well for me. The first couple of weeks I didn't think it was doing shit for me, but then I just stopped breaking out. My derm told me to lower my dosage to 50mg once a day, and ever since I've been breaking out all over the place, my face, back, upper back (never even used to get it there) legs, everywhere .. it's a little disturbing. I'm also on Differin, Duac, and a special med
  10. At the end of december I saw a derm for the first time and received some medications for my acne. He started me on 50 mg (2 times daily) of Doxycycline, Differin Cream, and Clindamycin Lotion. It helped me out A LOT for a while, i was virtually acne free all over my face and just awaiting the red marks to fade. My back, also, for the first time was looking MUCH better. I saw my derm early february and he switched the clindamycin lotion with duac gel. It was looking pretty good, but the past
  11. Are you just reccomending to keep the wound moist and prevent early scabbing until I can see a doctor? To see what he can do for me?
  12. Thanks for your responses Would waiting until the weekend is over be too late to see a doctor? The wound seems to have started healing already and I'm not sure what to do...
  13. Hey everyone, i know this is an acne board, but today I got a in a collision with someone and his tooth went straight to my head and gashed my skin up. I washed it off with soap and water, put neosporin on it, but im not putting a bandain on it because i hear its better to let the skin breathe. I was wondering, this cut is somewhat deep, and I was curious as to if anyone would know a way to prevent a scar ... i really don't want a scar next to my eye like this for the rest of my life. Thanks f
  14. I havent really noticed it before, but when I tighten my lips up there are visible blackheads peering out around the boarder of my lips ... does anyone know a way to remove these? I've also got em on my nose ... is there any way to remove them instantly? I heard something about steaming .. but i don't know all the details ... thanks
  15. I just woke up today after applying vaseline to my face last night because it was super dry.. and now I have 4 or 5 decent sized cuts on my chin .. it's the weirdest thing ... I don't know what the hell happened, or if it's even related to the medications im taking, but it seems since my skin has been so dry that it probably is somehow related ... I don't know what to do though, should I just stop using clindamycin and differin until I talk to my derm?
  16. Just yesterday and today i've been experiencing a lot of irritation and skin cracking + peeling around my mouth ... my lips are also quite dry ... does anyone know what might be casuing this? I doubt its the clindamycin ... would differin or doxycycline seem more logical?
  17. Thanks for the tip about Differin drama_girl215, how has differin helped you out? About the probiotic ... I'm kinda pissed at my derm for not telling me about this. He asked me if I would have any objections to taking an antibiotic, and I told him that I was ready for anything, and whatever would help me, I would take. I havent gotten around to getting the probioitc yet .. I'm gonna call my derm on Monday and hear his input on the situation ... Also, when do I take the probiotic? Before or
  18. Hey acnehater, thanks for your repsonse! I actually am only using differin once a day, i screwed that up. Differin once a day . I asked my derm if I could have the gel because of what I've read here about them being better, but he said my skin has been very irritated from BP and that it would be better tolerated if I used the cream to start. What exactly is a probiotic ... I've never heard of it before? Is it really necessary? Thanks for your response! EDIT: Also, i was wondering ... should
  19. Hey everyone! Yesterday I went to the derm for the very first time and he prescribed me some stronger products, I'd just like to hear your input and personal experiences with them! 1) Medicated Facial cleanser with Salylic Acid and Sulfur 2) Doxycyline 50 MG (twice a day) 3) Adapalene (Differin) Cream 0.1% 4) Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion USP 1% Here's what I'm doing, twice a day 1) Wash with the medicated cleanser (it's actually very very gentle, works way better than the basis bar I used to
  20. Dan, I also wanted to ask you ... are you taking accutane, or a generic version of it? Such as Claravis?
  21. Hey Dan, I just wanted to say congratulations on winning the fight , as well as putting up with the bullshit side-effects of accutane. I've really been wanting to go on accutane, but I haven't been to see a derm yet ... i feel that if i just walk in there for the first time, and basically demand accutane, my chances will be slim of getting it. Plus, it's very expensive, does your insurance cover perscription charges at all? Also about the Prednisone, is that a pill too? I've really be
  22. This may seem a little, off-topic in terms of repsonse to Marvin. But ... i'm 15 years old and ive had acne since i was about 11 or 12. I havent been to a derm yet, and I really didn't care about it much AT all until the end of last school year. I started with trying various scrubs, exfoliators, masks, SA treatments, washes, .. then that didn't work so i stepped up and tried Proactiv for about 3 months. Nothing there, ... i went to eXposed. Nope ... I've been on Dan's regiemn for about 3 week
  23. As you can see from the number of posts I have, i'm not very active on the forums. My skin has gone to shit latley because its been overly dry and very irritated. I've been on Dan's regimen for about 3 weeks now. I'm thinking the reason it's so bad is because I'm using too much BP Gel, which I'm going to start lowering considering I have a very small amount of active acne on my face. This regimen seems like it keeps the same effects of Dans Regiemn. Cleanse, Apply BP, then Moisturize. While fad
  24. Hi, my name is Will and I've suffered from acne for about 3 years so far, I've been extremely desperate latley to get rid of it, and I'm finally starting to see improvments. I don't know what type of scars I have on my face, they have no texture, they're simply smooth reddish marks. And I was wondering after my skin is completley cleared up, I would like to use some type of product to decrease the appearence of them. I've been looking online at "At home Microdermabrasion kits" and "peel kits".