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Everything posted by meisje92

  1. GOODBYEEEE ROACCUTANE! Sooo I stopped taking roaccutane on the 30th of April. It took about a month for my lips to go back to normal, but they did in the end. No more dry skin either, no more back pain. My hair is greasier again, which I dont really mind, it looks ALOT healthier now, and it's not as bad as before roaccutane, I wash it every three days now. No pimples or spots whatsoever. I do seem to tan more easily now though. Normally I dont tan at all, but now Im quite brown. Im guess
  2. I know i know, sunbeds cause cancer and all that, but I never ever tan. Every summer I get terrible sunburns, which are really bad for you as well. So I thought about using a sunbed this summer, so that I have a bit of a tan, and so I'll be less likely to get a sunburn. In the end, it will be just as bad for my skin as getting a horrible sunburn, but I'll look better and have less pain I'm not interested in any 'Dont do it, it's sooo bad for you, you'll die' blahblahblah comments, I already kn
  3. Haven't updated this in aaaaages! So. I have been taking roaccutane for 8 months minus 10 days now. Almost there! 30 mg/day I didn't see any improvements during the first 4 months, but after that, I got lots and lots better. Right now, I don't have any acne whatsoever. So so happy! In March, I ran out of roaccutane and had to wait for 2 weeks until I could take it again. My lips and hair got so much better during those 2 weeks, so Im positive that they will go back to normal after my
  4. FINALLY! My skin is definitely getting better. My back is more or less clear. Still some old red marks, but they're quite light and I expect them to fade in the next couple of weeks. No new spots at all. YAY! My face is also finally clearing up. Not entirely clear yet, and I still get the occassional spot - or spotS I should say. I think I have about 3 big ones in my neck now, and some spots that aren't really pimples, just red marks that doesn't make me have an even skintone. But they don
  5. Oooh I really hope your pregnant! Good luck!
  6. Yay!! FINALLY some improvement! So my back is pretty much clear now (not completely but oh well), which is a huuuge relief. For some reason, Ive always found bacne worse than facial acne. For some reason, facial acne seems more... acceptable in my eyes. Bacne is just... eeeeww. My face is getting worse again, which is really frustrating after freakin' 96 days! And on top of that, Ive run out of foundation and for some reason I can't find any decent foundation in this country. The one I use
  7. A dermatologist is a doctor who's specialised in skin problems. I don't live in the US, but got great help anyway.And chocolate is related to some very light types of acne, but thats probably not the type of acne you have.What you're doing is good, but if it's not enough to keep your skin clear, consult a dermatologist. You can go to a GP too, they could help you, but if even that's not enough, a dermatologist is the next step.
  8. Heya! I know what you're going through. My friends all have perfect skin.I would suggest going to a dermatologist. They know what to do, none of us one on here can give you better advice than them. They can also prescribe medication which might clear your skin completely.Apart from that, I find that drinking loads of water helps. Not much, but still. If you really want a permanent solution though, you'll have to go to a dermatologist.
  9. So I was so sick of not having any improvement at all. I started taking 40mg/day instead of 30. My derm does not know this. I'm an idiot, I know. Anyway, It's like the 9th day Im on 40mg today, I will go back to 30mg in 3 days, and I haven't noticed any difference at all. No extra side-effects, no improvement. FML
  10. Yeah I think it's definitely the low dosage. My dermatologist doesn't want to change it unless I start wearing glasses instead of contacts. I don't even have glasses anymore, so that's not really an option.Anyway, I still have to take it for another 5 or 6 months, so it will get better eventually I guess. And it does get better sometimes, but then after a few days, it gets worse again, quite frustrating!Well, if you find out whether it makes a difference, please let me know! :)And good luck to y
  11. Heya! I was just wondering if there's actually a difference between 30 mg/day and 40mg one day, 20 the next day?Im on 30mg/day and have hardly any side-effects, apart from dry lips, but no real improvement either (day eighty-something today..) My dermatologist doesnt want to uppen my dose though, because I wear contacts. So I was wondering if 40 one day and 20 the next would make a difference. Or does it not matter at all? Or do you have no idea?
  12. A few days ago, I went to my dermatologist. He said he could see improvement. My forehead is more or less clear. That might be true, but I have a fringe anyway, so I don't really care that much. He admitted that my neck, the part just under my ears, still looks pretty awful. Foundation seems to hide most of it nowadays though. But still, it's not very nice. My shoulders aren't exactly attractive either. And there are still some spots on my arms as well. My chin has always been quite unpred
  13. I forgot to take any lip balsem or vaseline today. Nightmare! I have such a headache right now. Could be due to a lack of sleep though. My acne seems to get a little better now. Still no 'clear up overnight' effect though...
  14. Thank you, that's really reassuring! My back doesn't hurt that much though, so I'll see what my dermatologist says... 10 more days.No I'm not dutch. But I'm belgian, so I do speak dutch.
  15. Day 60 and still no improvement. Im getting desperate! My back hurts a little more often than usual now. And Ive got a sore neck. But that might be due to the fact that it's freezing outside, and I was stupid enough not to take any winter clothes with me to uni, resulting in a cold and a sore neck. Or due to a combination of Roaccutane and cold weather. Whatever. I keep using LOADS of foundation to hide my acne, which makes me look orange, but Id rather look orange than having my face c
  16. After what seemed like the worst day in my life - headaches (not because of Roaccutane btw, just a lack of sleep), missed lectures, tube problems, debit card trouble, bad hair day, bad food, broken tabs, broken laptop, full buses,... you get the idea - my optimism's gone completely. I looked in the mirror this morning, and hellooo spots! No zits or blackheads, just red spots. Still wouldnt call this a breakout though, it are still the same spots as yesterday, they just seemed to look a little
  17. So basically, my acne did get better. It's now as bad as it was before I started my Roaccutane course. A little worse maybe. Day 50 today. I havent seen my dermatologist since he put me on Roaccutane. My next appointment is somewhere in November, so still about 4 weeks to go. I will ask him to uppen my dose. I have hardly any side effects and I can't say that my acne got alot better uptil now. In fact, it hasn't at all. It got worse at first and now it's just getting back to 'normal'...
  18. Day 45 and my acne is still getting worse. Great. I just want it to go away. Like now. I also had my first Roaccutane headache. On my 18th birthday. Even better! Tried to do some sport yesterday, can hardly move today. Pleaseee, get better soon! :/ (PS Im not depressed, just slightly annoyed ;P)
  19. So, I've noticed that my contacts have turned purple. At first I thought it was just the contacts, so I threw them away. But the same thing happened to my new pair.. (I seriously regret throwing away my old pair now) I don't have any problems with them apart from that, I don't have dry eyes and my sight is still perfect, even with the purple ones. But it worries me. I asked my dad, he's a doctor (no dermatologist or ophthalmologist though) and he said he didn't have an explanation but did
  20. So, I had a nosebleed today. First one in aaaages. I assume this is the Roaccutane kicking in. Acne got slightly better, still worse than before I started my course though... This was a very short blog, but Ive got nothing new to mention. Everything else remained the same.
  21. Answer to the thread title: Nothing really. My acne is worse, especially on my neck, but it doesnt match the description of the IB. They're just red spots, no blackheads or zits. Also, they didnt come just at once, my acne just got gradually worse. Side-effects: dry lips. And that's it. The only thing that's changed is my chest. I never had acne on my chest, but my pores were just bigger than normal, like I had goosebumps all the time. That has disappeared completely. I have a very smoo
  22. Ive been taking it for about a month now, and it doesnt seem to make my eyes drier so far..
  23. So Ive just started taking Roaccutane (day 31 today). I haven't had any side effects so far (apart from dry lips). Im on 30mg/day. The only thing Im worried about, is the fact that I wear contacts. The doctor told me that could be a problem. Especially because I've already had problems with my eyes in the past, I often need artifical tears to be able to wear my contacts. He said I could continue wearing them, but if my eyes got really dry, I'd have to start wearing my glasses again. I havent wo
  24. So I decided to write a blog about my Roaccutane experiences. Ive been suffering from acne since I was about 12 or 13. I only had mild acne on my face, neck, shoulders and upper arms, but it just wouldn't go away. I visited multiple dermatologists, tried multiple treatments, but nothing worked. Ive always been quite insecure, and my acne didnt really help that. About a month ago, I went to a yet another dermatologist, and after hearing my story, he said I should try Roaccutane. I'd neve
  25. Please DON'T read those stories! They're only gonna scare you, and there's a big chance that you won't experience the same! Just talk to your doctor about everything YOU (and not some random people on the internet) experience, even if it seems unimportant!