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  1. thatgirl1223

    the journey with accutane

    pictures of my journey
  2. Went to my last derm apt yesterday, and I'm finished! Just finished my 4th month, and I'm free and clear of all acne. My triglyceride levels were extremely high, so that's the main reason she stopped treatment, but she said she was going to stop me anyways. I have to go for a follow-up blood test this week to double check the triglycerides, and another in 30 days for my final pregnancy test. Doc wants me to to RetinA now, as a maintenance to make sure it doesn't come back. I am very hopeful
  3. If you start moisturizing before you actually need it, it really helps. I started using Cerave about a month before I started accutane and I never really dried out.
  4. I use either Polysporin or Emu oil, but work well, but I don't know how quickly it'll work by Friday.
  5. Well I'm just trying to finish my sleeve piece by piece, the next piece is a skeleton key with lillies surrounding it. I just hope it heals well! Any little scratch I get now seems to take weeks to heal. I don't really know how long I'm supposed to wait after accutane though.
  6. Another tip for the bikini area, actual conditioner! Let it sit for a couple minutes, then go at it.
  7. I use bare minerals makeup. I've used it for the last 5 years or so and LOVE it. It's been really great during my Accutane process also, evens out the skin tone for that hyperpigmentation and isn't all cakey and gross.
  8. thatgirl1223

    Day 108

    Just started my 4th (and hopefully last) month. I've been clear for about the last month or so. The red dots are quickly fading, face is looking really good. The sensitivity to the sun is a little ridiculous. If you have a choice on the timing of your accutane, take it in the winter months. I can't really go out and enjoy summer because I burn no matter what spf I have on. My nose is currently shedding about 1390752357 layers of skin and totally raw from a nasty sun burn. And yes, I had s
  9. hey im new here just making friends..if you would like to be mine =)

    1. thatgirl1223

      Day 69.

      Not too much to report, just went to my derm to start my 3rd month. I asked her what she thought of my progress and if I would be sticking with the 5 month plan, or going on with a 6th. She said I would probably only need to complete 4 months. She went on to say that my skin is looking great and should be crystal clear this month. I sure hope she's right. I hate these pills. As far as the side effects go, none really. Face is a tad dry still, and still have dry lips. Was in North Carol
    2. Day 53 here. The morning after I posted my last entry I woke up with 2 pimples, one on my cheek and one on my neck again. Those are the worst! But they're gone now. My daughter had a t-ball game on Sunday and I ran out of the house without sunscreen on. By the time I realized it, it was too late to turn back. BAD IDEA!!! I was only out for about an hour and a half, but the sun was blazing. I'm freakin fried up like a lobster! My moisturizer has spf in it, so my face is fine, but my arms
    3. thatgirl1223

      day 48

      Nothing really new to update with. Still no new breakouts. I am noticing a few red dots on my face from the old acne. Hopefully that will go away. Pretty much the only side effect now is the tiredness. I did ride my bike 20 miles last weekend and there was no joint pain afterwards. I think it's going to take me a while to get used to the face that I don't have to hide anymore. I hated wearing tank tops because of the occassional pimple I'd have on my back or shoulder. Don't have to worry
    4. thatgirl1223

      Day 12

      Mine chin has been really dry yesterday and today. What do you do when yours is really dry to remove some of the dead skin? It is about to drive me crazy! Why do they say not to exfoliate?
    5. thatgirl1223

      Day 12

      I only did it a few times the first few days of the peeling but have found I haven't really needed to since using the Emu Oil. How long have you been on Accutane?I'm on day...47. I only had to pay extra attention to the dry areas for about a week (somewhere around day 35). I wonder if I haven't dried out really bad because I was so excessively oily before? I've also been on retin A in the past and that dried me out horribly (and didn't work for shit).
    6. Yes, I have tried birth control> I have been on it since I was 13 -- for my acne. I take ortho tri cyclen which is supposed to be for severe acne, so I don't even want to know what my skin would look like if I did not use it!I tried ortho tri cyclen to control my acne also, it made it 10139752307624670 times worse! My dr couldn't belive how much worse it got when I was on it. She switched me to Yasmin and it helped tons!!!! Also Neutrogena Acne System (when I'm not on Accutane) is AWESOM