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  1. blueberrie

    New Look!

    Looking good!
  2. blueberrie

    August 2012

    Your skin looks awesome btw!
  3. blueberrie

    August 2012

    Oh I totally get that. I used to look myself in the mirror for hours Examining every little pore of my face. And then I got a job which Forced me to think about other things and cut my spare time way back. Best solution is to get yourself occupied with other stuff!
  4. Hey people, So I've been on accutane for more than 6 months! Can't believe how fast it's gone by. At least this summer! I talked to my derm a few days ago and I'm supposed to Continue with the meds at least til our next meeting in October. I wanna know when I'll be done so I got a set goal. Getting excited about it!!! I'm still on 30 mg/ day as thats all my body can handle without Getting too serious side effects. Just trying to stay positive and Take one day at a time.
  5. Thanks. Maybe it was just me that wasn't strong enough to make my own decision. Anyhow I could use some support. How are things going for you?
  6. My parents never cared or been supportive When it comes to my skin. 3 years ago after already trying every treatment available several times, I wanted to try accutane and mum just said it was a bad idea and that medicine was risky and made me feel terrible for even thinking about it. Very discouraging. So without even telling them I went on accutane scared to death about what might happen. Of course I experienced some side effects which were blewn up completely in my mind and when I
  7. Good luck! I'm also on accutane, almost 5 months. How long are you gonna be on it for?
  8. Yeah I've tried a bunch of different ones, didn't really think they made much of a difference. They helped for like 10 min and then it got bad again. But when we decreased the dose it got much better. Are you staying on 20 mgs or increasing? What month are you on?
  9. Thanks. Yeah its been a bit rough from time to time. not as bad as I thought it would be though! How are things working out for you?
  10. thanks. Thats the only thing that still keeps me going. What doesn't fade I'll try to fix in other ways.
  11. acne is gone yeah. no i barely touch my skin at all. doesn't matter though. it will still leave a scar
  12. So it's almost been 5 months since I started my accutane cours. There's been a few ups and downs, having to decrease My dose from 40mg to 30 because of side-effects. The worst Part has been what it's done to my eyes! They were so dry, svollen Sore and burning that I could barely keep them open. So currently On 30 mg which is ok. Still very dry eyes (but not nearly as bad) dry lips And sore joints. As far as scarring goes its still very obvious and I'm trying not to look at it too much t
  13. Just over 2,5 months in and the acne is pretty much gone. the scarring is getting more noticeable every day. I hate it. Can't bare to look myself in the mirror. this i so not what i had in mind for myself when thinking about the future.
  14. So it's almost a month since I've started the course and i'm still going pretty well-. I'm on 30 mg/day atm but probably increasing to 40 mg this week. Actually (for some strange reason) I haven't felt this happy in quite a while!? I thought it would be the exact opposite and I pictured myself (as well as prepared myself) for getting depressed. it's weird. I haven't cried in ages!! Although I've been pretty good at avoiding mirrors in bad lighting but even that doesn't get me down as much as
  15. Thanks for the long reply! Would you want to do accutane if you were offered it? Or do you consider you're acne less severe? It looks pretty good to me judging by the pictures! And I guess if antibiotics are doing it's job... But I totally get what you mean with triggers.. I know mine gets worse when I'm stressed about something and then that makes me even more stressed which leads to even more acne... It's a vicious circle!
  16. Hehe yes i realized after I've already replied on this one!
  17. That's probably true but hopefully they won't be bad. I've tried it once before and then I had side effects even on 20 mg. How long have you been on it for and what's your dose?
  18. Thanks paul!! How are things going for you?
  19. Which is accutane. I'm on my fifth day, so far 20mg a day but increasing the dose up to 40 mg during the coming weeks. I can't believe I'm experiencing NO SIDE EFFECTS! Feels like they've given me the wrongs meds? And I've been TERRIFIED for this. Just hoping things will stay this way even though the dose is going up... Wish me good luck. Hopefully my life will be a lot easier by the summer.
  20. blueberrie


    Hey hows it going? how did you get your acne under control? accutane?
  21. That's a great idea. Did you you ask them for an intolerance test then? Imagine how much suffer that could've saved us if we'd known! I hope the cause of my acne is something simple like dairy, that would make it easy to stop. I can't see where I get it from, I mean I know my mum and sister has had some problems too, but nothing compared to what I have, and theirs stopped by itself without any treatment what so ever. Life is so unfair. Anyway I'm happy things are working out for you. I'm
  22. Hey you! How you been? How's things going? It's been awhile!
  23. Wow that's amazing news!!!! How did you figure it out? Did you try different things and just randomly figured it out? I mean when it comes to food it could be anything.. I know I'm lactose intolerant and I've cut it out completely but nothing has changed with that. I also tried cutting out gluten for a few months earlier without result. Has doxycycline always worked for you? I've already tried antibiotics a few times and it's never got rid of my acne completely, it just made it less severe.
  24. Hey thanks for the advice, I'm just constantly reminded of what I've done wrong so it's hard to ignore.. I'm still on antibiotics and still considering accutane. so not much new hey =/ How's things going for you?
  25. I should have done something sooner Something that actually worked