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  1. My mum's mum had leukemia. I never got to meet her. The especially sad part is, they think it was due to an environmental cause - I forget which one, but it was because of where she worked, and I'm not sure where that was. It's just really awful to think I might have got to meet her and she would have still been around now if people had been a little bit more knowledgeable about what certain chemicals do to humans.
  2. It would depend on the dosage you're on (how many mg of isotretinoin are in each pill). They go by cumulative dose based on body weight. Some doctors, instead of increasing the dosage over a couple of months, will do a low dose for a long period of time.
  3. hmm interesting that you are on an antibiotic and accutane at the same time. i'm just so glad to be off antibiotics, i've been on them for way too long and its so discouraging after i get clear and then break out a couple months later twice as bad I thought it was interesting too, but my dermatologist seems like she knows what she's doing. I'm so sorry about your experience with antibiotics, this is actually my first time on antibiotics so I'm kind of glad I'm on Accutane at the same time so th
  4. A lot of people say it makes it worse, but some people also say it helps with healing. I don't know what the answer is, maybe it's different for different people. I've been on Accutane for only three weeks now but I feel like my overall skin texture is a lot smoother, and what used to look like they might have been indents no longer look like indents, and my redness seems to fade a little more each day. But I am also on Erythromycin so that could be playing a role too. Good luck!
  5. I keep reading on this board that Diane 35/Dianette is "not recommended for long-term use", or that your doctors wanted you off of it after a certain period of time. Why is this? And is this true for all cases or only some? Has anyone taken Diane 35/Dianette long-term, and if so, has it caused problems?
  6. I had this experience with Differin (adapalene). Even though I never applied it to my neck and it worked beautifully on my face, my neck got splotchy red and flaky. And I'm a girl so I don't shave - I think the skin on the neck is just different, and maybe when you're washing the BP off your face, some of it goes onto your neck without you realizing.
  7. An acne forum probably isn't the best place to ask. If any guy who is on this forum (thus obviously having/had acne themselves) says he would judge a girl with acne, something is seriously wrong with them and karma will ensue. But to be honest, I agree with what hotburrito said. I think the key thing you mentioned in your post was: Also, do you judge people by their skin? I personally don't at all because i know what it's like. That's exactly it. Someone who knows what it's like - not ne
  8. mm97

    - within a week my skin was completely clear - red marks and inflammation also reduced significantly - no bothersome side effects, it did not affect my stomach as I feared it would - the first week of taking it, I had some very MILD side effects, diarrhea and really really mild heartburn This worked. It is the first and only thing I've tried that cleared my skin completely, 100%. It was amazing. I was afraid to take it because I'd heard it was particularly rough on the digestive system
  9. I already got Accutane but I am interested in hearing what you said just to see if it was similar to what I said, so can I have the speech too?
  10. I kind of agree with this. I stopped being afraid of "what if I'm alone forever" and have been a lot happier because of it. Not having a boyfriend isn't, and has actually never been, a big fear for me. I'm also very introverted though, and content that way, so I feel the same way about having regular friends - I can take it or leave it. Also, a lot of times relationships - even the ones that look perfect on the outside like Matt described - are temporary, or else flawed in some way. Nothing is p
  11. I LOVE The Smiths and Bon Iver. It's really interesting how everyone is mentioning music, what music do you all listen to? I forgot to mention my mom! I don't know what I'd do without her. The Smiths and Bon Iver are my emo time music, heh. More generally, I really like a lot of Canadian indie - Broken Social Scene and basically anything Spencer Krug is a part of, especially Sunset Rubdown and Handsome Furs (I actually find Wolf Parade a little overrated), and then the Yeah Yeah Yeahs ar
  12. I LOVE The Smiths and Bon Iver. It's really interesting how everyone is mentioning music, what music do you all listen to? I forgot to mention my mom! I don't know what I'd do without her.
  13. Erythromycin was AMAZING for me. Within 2 weeks I didn't have a single active spot left on my face. I've been on it a month now and I'm 100% clear. So I wish you the best of luck, it was a miracle for me and I hope it works that way for you too! (I was on 250mg of Eryc 3 times a day for the first two weeks, and now I'm taking it twice a day)
  14. Ballet! Ever since I was a child it has always been my refuge, because it was the first thing I really excelled at and felt that I was good at and believed people when they complimented me. Also, I find it helpful to focus on your body rather than your face - not in a critical or appraising way, but in terms of what it can do for you. I'm thankful for my stamina and flexibility and strength, and ballet makes me appreciate those things. Also, books, I read constantly.
  15. Could you be any more ignorant?