10th Feb in Red Lady's Blog A blog by Red Lady in General Posted February 12, 2011 Hi Red Lady!I have read a few blogs of your accutane diary. I am 21 year old woman and have suffered from moderate- to severe acne since I was 11. Two years ago (2009) I decided to try accutane since NOTHING else worked. I had never had really bad acne until I went off birth control. Then my acne became very painful and cystic on my jawline, neck, cheeks, and temples. Reading your blogs reminds me of the hell I went through. I could literally peel layers of skin off. Everything burned my face and skin-soap, lotion, sunlight, etc. My lips would crack and bleed and I got a few nosebleeds. I was on it for 3 months, and even in the last weeks I still had minor minor break outs. I remember just putting vasoline on my face because it was so incredibly dry. But I want to encourage you, that it WILL WORK. If you still break out, the spots might be small or non-inflamed. How long do you plan on being on it? I have found from people that were on accutane that they needed to take at least 6 months of treatment. Although accutane took care of the major problems, unfortunately for me it didn't "cure" my acne. It has gradually come back (but not as severe). I hope you can push through this and see the other side! Don't lose heart!y3rfd0gaww thank you! That was so encouraging to read My brother suffers from severe eczema too so when he's home, we're a right pair! moisturising every minute of every day haha yep I will stick with it. Doc said it should only be for 6 months but he said we'll see how it goes. It's encouraging to get comments like this once in a while.... Thank you!!!!