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About rlcounter

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    Hey! I'm going into my Junior year of college double majoring in Secondary English Education and B.A in Writing and Literature. I love being active, hanging out with my friends, skiing and mountain biking!
  1. rlcounter

    MONTH 6

    Last month on Accutane. Took these pics one week into the last month. Compare them to the album before, THE DIFFERENCE IS AMAMZING! If you aer doubting Accutane, don't, it works, and these pictures prove it
  2. I can't believe how fast and well Acutane is working for me. My skin is COMPLETELY different from when I started. Currently, I only have 1 active pimple on my forehead and a few little ones on my neck. For the first time in years i can wash my face, touch my skin, and not feel all those gross little bumps hiding underneath my skin!! Just that thought alone makes me incredibly happy. There still are side effects, dry lips and skin, and I have rashes on my hands that itch but nothing I can't ma
  3. Today marks my one month on Accutane! Hooray! I can't hide that is has been rough through some spots, I've had a couple break downs where I just cry because I am so sick of this medication. I just keep reminding myself that in the end it will all be worth it to never have to deal with this skin again. In the bad though there have been glimpses of hope. MY SKIN IS STARTING TO CLEAR UP! I have almost no breakouts on my forehead despite one small blemish, which is almost unheard of with my skin.
  4. rlcounter

    Day 25

    I was fully aware when I started Accutane that the side effects would be harsh but I didn't realize they would come this soon. I'm almost done with my first month and I just keep telling myself that after this it is tops only 5 more months. It is just hard because I don't even want to go into public anymore. My skin is so dry from all the way to the top of my left eye brow, down the sides of my nose and around my mouth that is flakes off in huge chunks throughout the day. I work in a coffee shop
  5. I've been wondering that same thing. I've been on accutane for almost four weeks now and my skin is unbearably dry so I add moisturizer about three times a day and just later it on, and I also have no idea if this is just stopping the medication from working...
  6. Today has been the worst so far when it comes to dry skin and chapped lips. I've had to apply chap stick all day non stop, I'm loving the Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy chappstick, and it has SPF 20 so that helps when outdoors. Yesterday, the temp. was reaching well into the 80's so my roommates and I decided to bring out our inner child and run through the sprinklers. I loaded up on the sunscreen but I think most of it washed off and I still ended up with some color, luckily most
  7. Just a photo document to show my skin before starting Accutane.
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    Today is my 3rd day on Accutane. I just wanted to know on average how long it took for the 1st IB and how long before you started to notice side effects more frequently? Any advice would help as well, thanks!
  9. rlcounter

    Day One

    I just started my Accutane treatment yesterday. I picked up a bunch of chapstick, I think I bought five different ones, for work, my house, and car so that they are always around, sensitive skin cleanser for when my skin gets really dry, some quenching body wash and an awesome moisturizer from Clinique, its AWESOME! So yeah, pretty much if it said moisturizer on it I was all iver that, just preparing for the long hall. Good luck!
  10. I started my Accutane treatment yesterday, for now I am on 60mg once a day. I didn't feel any of the side effects until a while into it, right after I tool the pills I took a quick nap, when I woke up I was really dizzy, shaking and my head was spinning a little. After I ate a little more and had some water to drink I felt a lot better. Luckily, after taking my treatment today I haven't had as much side effects I felt slightly dizzy and light headed compared to yesterday. So far though, no dry s
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    I've suffered from sever acne for close to eight years now. I, like most of you I bet as well, have tried everything from ProActive, drugstore cleansers, topical cremes, Differin, and the list goes on, with little to no improvement. Finally, I've decided my last choice is conquer my acne once and for all is Accutane. Three and a half years ago I contemplated Accutane but backed out when the potential side effects of the drug scared me to badly. Now, the thought of having this skin the rest of my