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chinadoll15

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  1. chinadoll15

    welcome to my life, accutane

    A week from 3 months, my skin has been almost perfect lately. i really love it since its getting so hot in the summer and i go out without makeup. all the bumpy blackheads on my nose disappeared but the thing that bothers me most is that my legs still have rashes on them. super itchy ones. there's also a lot of mosquitoes around here so that doesn't help. does anyone have any suggestions? my face has been clear since the first month i think i'm just going to finish my fourth month and be
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    can you exfoliate while on accutane?

    so i had an exfoliating emergency (i had a date in about an hour) and my entire face was completely flaky. i definitely couldn't apply makeup on my face with all that flaky skin so i resorted to using avene gentle facial exfoliate and it worked like a dream. no flaky skin and i immediately applied moisturizer afterward. you do have to take in mind that i don't have active zits on my face. i'm close to being completely clear and on 60 mg of accutane. i don't know if the same would apply to so
  3. chinadoll15

    welcome to my life, accutane

    1 month and 18 days I skipped a dose of accutane this weekend, but I dont' think it should be a problem? I've been getting rashes since I've started accutane and this time is worse than the others. There are red spots and rashes all over my legs and hands. I've been putting hydrocortisone on them, but they're still really red and itchy. does anyone else have this problem? maybe i should ask my doctor for a lower dose. it's been really annoying because it's about 90 degrees or higher everyda
  4. chinadoll15

    welcome to my life, accutane

    Hi Malich, Shanghai summers are pretty intense, but I've noticed that it's much harder to get a tan or sunburn probably because of all the pollution in the air. I am happy that I won't look like a total goof carrying around an umbrella since all the ladies are doing it. i think one of the reasons Chinese women look so young when they get older is their fear of the sun. While all the western ladies spend every summer tanning, our chinese counterparts are slathering sunblock and hiding under
  5. chinadoll15

    welcome to my life, accutane

    I month and 14 days My skin has been pretty clear lately. I haven't had a pimple for two weeks (knock on wood), but I do see blackheads resurfacing all over my skin. I've read from other posts that it will go away on its own. Has anyone noticed how you can stay clean for so much longer? I don't want to gross anyone out, but I don't need to wash my hair or take showers as often. I also started taking really fast showers because my skin and scalp was becoming overly dry. I added some vitam
  6. chinadoll15

    welcome to my life, accutane

    1 month and 7 days. I don't have an initial breakout to speak of (horray for now!), but my nose is covered in blackheads. so many blackheads that it feels like sandpaper when i touch my nose. gross right? although i read that they're going to purge themselves soon. i took a 3 day break, one cause it was a birthday party of a friend and i had some drinks and two more because i couldn't get the prescription filled on time. hope it has no effect! good luck to all, mags
  7. chinadoll15

    welcome to my life, accutane

    Day 27, I went to the doctor and I'm going to be bumped up to 60mg a day now. My skin is flaky dry and my hair is flaking too. I've never had dandruff before so thank you accutane. It's been almost a month and I haven't had a bad IB yet, keeping my fingers cross. I've had two big noticeable pimples since I've started and they went away faster than usually. I felt a cyst coming on my nose and I used a warm tea bag to compress it every night. It went away very fast. I'm having trouble buy
  8. chinadoll15

    welcome to my life, accutane

    Day 27, I went to the doctor and I'm going to be bumped up to 60mg a day now. My skin is flaky dry and my hair is flaking too. I've never had dandruff before so thank you accutane. It's been almost a month and I haven't had a bad IB yet, keeping my fingers cross. I've had two big noticeable pimples since I've started and they went away faster than usually. I felt a cyst coming on my nose and I used a warm tea bag to compress it every night. It went away very fast. I'm having trouble buy
  9. chinadoll15

    10 days on Accutane

    Hi jen, it seems like we are on similar days and dosage. i'm on 50 mg and on day 20. i'm really worried about my hair getting dry too since i'm getting a straightening perm soon. how long is your cycle? good luck! i'm from california (san francisco) too but im living in china right now
  10. chinadoll15

    welcome to my life, accutane

    Day 20 It's been 20 days (total 540mg so far) and I haven't gotten an IB to speak of. I've been getting whiteheads regularly but they usually disappear after one or two days. I only had one large pimple that popped and scarred but nothing out of the regular. i'm also on prescription antibiotics to help with the IB so maybe that's why. i went to get a refill again but in china you don't see the same doctor every time. you just line up and see whatever doctor they gave you which worries me ca
  11. chinadoll15

    welcome to my life, accutane

    Day 5 of accutane My skin was clear on day 1 and now it's getting red with some whiteheads on my t-zone. i can feel the initial breakout coming! I'm just hoping it won't be too bad. I'm also taking 0.5g of Tindazole capsules, which my dermatologist told me to take in the beginning. I haven't heard of anyone else taking this, but I'm also in China. It's used to fight bacterial infections. Does anyone have suggestions on taking medicine at the beginning of accutane to avoid the IB? Avoidi
  12. chinadoll15

    welcome to my life, accutane

    Hi there, There is no iPledge in China, but I'm going to be really careful about pregnancy. Also my medicine has no brand name it just says Isotretinoin Soft Capsules with some Chinese on it. My dermatologist basically handed me the medicine and I had to request a blood test for my liver. They didn't even ask me to do it. I don't think there are strict standards in China for accutane (it's hard to file lawsuits here), but I'm going to ask for regular blood tests myself. thanks
  13. today is my first day of accutane. i'm taking 20mg a day with 10mg day and night. my skin at the moment is pretty clear with a few fading blemishes. i've been on spironolactone and minocylcine for the past two years and i'm tired of my acne coming back every time i stop it. i'm ready for a permanent solution! i don't get a lot of small pimples everywhere, but when i do breakout i get huge cysts that are impossible to hide. i'm really hoping this will work! the only thing is that i'm livin
  14. chinadoll15

    start of accutane

    hello fellow acne sufferers, yesterday was my first day of accutane. i'm starting with 20mg a day by taking 10mg day and night. my skin right now is pretty clear, but i've been on spironolactone and minocycline for the last two years. I am tired of temporary remedies where my acne comes back the minute i stop taking my meds. i want a permanent solution. my lips are already a bit dry, although it also has to do with my heater. the only thing i'm worried about is that i live in shan
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