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poptartie last won the day on October 31 2012

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  1. Hi It makes such a difference to find a doctor that you like and trust. My last derm was a weirdo, but I love my doctor now. I totally trust him. As a male, your requirements for ipledge are not the same as a girl's. Will you be getting a base line blood test (to monitor your liver and whatnot) prior to your appointment? Your doctor may want that before you start but you won't have to wait a month (like girls and their pregnancy tests). But I'm not sure... My top 5 recommendations: 1) C
  2. You sound a lot like my brother. He is a 20 year old genius and serious underachiever. He started out doing extremely well in college and then it all went wrong. He became very apathetic and no longer had passion for the things he once loved. Writing, film, music, friends...Nothing. Flat. I wouldn't say he seemed depressed per se, he just didn't give a shit anymore. He flunked out of school and started smoking a lot of pot (and other crap, which was so unlike him before) and he would do this al
  3. Never broke out MORE, it was just weirder...My acne was a different type and in different places. They came quicker and healed quicker too. That started a couple days in and continued for around 3 weeks or so. Began to clear around the end of the first week of month 2. My acne was never as bad as it was the month before I started. But then the PIH (dreaded red spots) became more noticeable during month 2. Three months in now and I could not be happier
  4. I like Vaseline for some things but not for others. I have heard people say that it causes breakouts for them, I've heard people say that it heals zits. I agree that it is up to the individual to see how it works for them and for what purpose. Let's be honest, the simple act of living and breathing means we come into contact with millions of things that can potentially harm us. Some people will react, some people won't. My great-great grandmother lived to the age of 106. She swore by Vaseline a
  5. Hmmm....Is it itchy? I had a slight rash during my first month that was itchy and patchy like yours only the bumps were smaller (and my thighs were not as white. haha). I used Cortisone 10 Eczema lotion for a couple of days and it cleared it right up. Don't know if it's the same thing (there a hundreds of different kinds of rashes) but it's worth a try maybe....?
  6. I wish I could learn how to use a foundation brush! I might look into this makeup for when I need more coverage, but for a slightly lighter option I always recommend Boscia BB cream. I used it when I had acne too. I love it because it covers pretty well without being heavy like a foundation but it's thicker than a tinted moisturizer. AND it's actually VERY GOOD for your skin! Doesn't (shouldn't) clog pores. Feels great and looks natural if the color works for you. It only comes in one shade (wei
  7. Stay positive! After you start the second month and your body has a chance to adjust to the increase you will hopefully see some improvement. Be sure to discuss with your derm the extent of your itchy dry skin. He (she) can probably give you the best options. It does seem odd that your face is so dry but your lips are not. Anyhow, hang in there!
  8. I totally get that! "UH, I can't hang out tonight because I have baseball" **4 hours later. Me: "Hey, what's up?" Him: "Not much, I'm just hangin out with JIM playing XBox" Are you serious? AGAIN? This is like the 4th time this week! Forget it... Try this: When you talk to him, make it as matter-of-fact as possible with as little emotion as you can manage. Just present the facts as you see it. "This is what I feel, this is what I need. What is it that I can do to improve our relationship (so h
  9. I use Boscia BB cream. I have used it for the past year and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It's not as heavy as foundation but better than tinted moisturizer. It feels WONDERFUL on my skin. It keeps my skin moist and hydrated all day, has spf and covers my red spots! It is actually GOOD for your skin! Used it with acne, I used it on dry skin, I used it on oily skin. It's about $40 a bottle at Ulta but worth every penny (of my moms. haha) But that's just my little ol' opinion And I got weirdly oily duri
  10. My 3rd month has been awesome. I don't believe I have had a single zit in probably 3 weeks! Ok, maybe a couple TEENY TINY ones but it's waaay better than the dozens I had before I started. My dozens of red spots are testament to that. I know what you are saying, maybe if my skin peeled more those spots would fall right off! Oh well, I'm not gonna complain. I'm very happy. Seems like my skin does tolerate this well, but my joints....well, you know my sad sob story. I shouldn't complain thoug
  11. What kind of makeup do you use? I swear, 2 months ago I had over 50 zits (actual bumps, not just red spots) and no amount of product would cover the Braille texture of my face. It made me so sad And sometimes I think that makeup on dried, big, red zits looks even worse than naked big red zits!! People who don't have acne have no idea how humiliating it is...eh? How are your lips, eh? do they still work? hehehe...LUCIKY! I should have something better to do on a Thursday night than hang out
  12. So jealous That you can run.....IN HAWAII! It's kinda hard to feel sorry for you and your acne when you get to live there. hehe. NAH, JK... really I'm happy for you! I'm glad to hear that you haven't had any horrible joint pain (can not say the same). I was really worried about my side effects when I bumped up to 60mg a day,(I'm 118lbs-ish) but to be honest, I didn't notice any difference except my zits went away! If you are already clearing...even just a little bit, maybe you are following a
  13. Headaches. YES. Probably on and off for the first month. All I can say is, don't give up! it's WORTH IT! Hang in there girl. Things will get better, I promise! You are doing the right thing by drinking water. I really, really didn't believe that things would change for me, but they have. I swear I have been so worried about PIH that I have researched the shit out of it and so far as I can tell, once we are done with Accutane, it should be 6 months (at most?) for that to clear. If not, there are
  14. And one more thing...When I meet someone that I want to have sex with for the first time, I would prefer that he be a virgin. Someone as awkward in the sack as me. Furthermore, Why would I want to deal with a thingy that has been near another girl's thingy? Or worse, MANY girl's thingies. yea, if I'm calling them 'thingies' then I'm probably not ready to have sex. haha. But I would want him to be special and I would want to be special to him, and not just one in a long line of encounters. God th
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