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Hgresz

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  1. Thank you all so much! There is definitely a huge improvement and I am so thrilled. The main point of this really wasn't to show off my success though, it was to give everyone else hope, and I hope I've accomplished that. I'm also glad that I'm not viewed as crazy for having gone on Accutane when my skin wasn't all that bad haha, that makes me feel better!
  2. I don't really have much to say since I just posted a couple days ago and as for my skin, i'll let the pictures do the talking. This first one was a coupe days after I started accutane. My skin was never horrible but you can see the oilyness and im breaking out on my chin a lot. This was I believe in March so one month after starting accutane. Still oily, and have a couple pimples. I have make up on in this and the previous one. I didn't really take any designated photos for this haha
  3. I just saw your post, for some reason the site doesn't notify me when I get a comment ( How is everything going?? I hope you are doing well, one thing I will say is that my skin tended to cycle from good, to breaking out again. I am just into month 5 now though and m skin is 100 percent clear so if you are having any issues don't lose faith!
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    Month 4

    Hey, I just saw your comment, i'm sorry ( anyways, I am. Actually getting ready to post some before and after pics even though I still have a month left. How is it going for you so far? Don't lose faith in the beginning, you'll start really seeing results in the fourth month probably!
  5. Rub coconut oil on your head a few times a week! Your hair is probably falling out because your scalp is dry. Rub the coconut oil in and leave it for an hour, or overnight.
  6. I went for my 4 month check up last Thursday, I am staying on 80 milligrams for this month but... This is probably my last month! Yayyyy! I'm so happy! My skin is pretty much 100 percent clear. It is simply, amazing. I can't even describe just how happy it makes me feel. No side effects at all. I moisturize with cetaphil twice a day and my skin stays nice most of, if not the entire day. I also use aquaphor a couple times a day, but that's it. How is everyone else doing? Don't lose hope, Accutane
  7. Hgresz

    Day One

    Ugh please excuse a lot of weird spelling and grammar errors haha, i'm on my phone.
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    Day One

    Hi there, I'm in the middle of month for of Accutane and just thought I'd try to help you a bit. I also work out frequently and also run A LOT. my joints rarely get painful, I won't like though, it does happen occasionally. The pain is always bareable though and really doesn't effect me. Also with sunlight, I really haven't noticed a difference in getting sunburnt, the only thing I have noticed is that I seem to get hotter in the sun than I usually would have. As for the 3 month thing, that will
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    Month 4

    Wow, I haven't been on here since my last derm appointment about a month ago. Anyways month three was not as good as previous months. I broke out a lot more than I had been. I was on 60 milligrams for all of month three. I went to the derm last week and she upped me to 80 milligrams, since then my skin has improved. It's very nice. Still a lot of imperfections that can be improved upon but it's not too bad. Still no real side effects. Just dry lips but no cracking or anything. No headaches, join
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    Month 4

    Wow, I haven't been on here since my last derm appointment about a month ago. Anyways month three was not as good as previous months. I broke out a lot more than I had been. I was on 60 milligrams for all of month three. I went to the derm last week and she upped me to 80 milligrams, since then my skin has improved. It's very nice. Still a lot of imperfections that can be improved upon but it's not too bad. Still no real side effects. Just dry lips but no cracking or anything. No headaches, join
  11. Hey there! I'm excited for you! Don't freak out too much, I was on the 40 last month and had been upped from 20, now i'm up to 60 MG. Hopefully everything goes well for you! Glad things have been going well though!
  12. Okay so first things first, I went to the dermatologist today for my checkup, this will be the start of my third month. Holy crap time is flying! She said my skin is looking really good and I have to agree, I hardly have anything going on, I haven't even had to wear any make-up the last week, just tiny bits of cover-up, that has been REALLY nice. Anyways though, my derm upped my dose to 60 MG because my face still has some shine to it. She said this is probably the highest we will end up going,
  13. Okay so since last post my skin has cleared up again, it looks pretty damn good so i'm happy again lol. I honestly think when I broke out a week or two ago, it was due to the fact that I was on my period. I only get my period once every 3 months due to the birth control i'm on so I never really think about it, but after my cycle ended my skin seemed to clear up. (sorry for any men who read this haha) Anyways, I go back to the derm in 4 days and i'm hoping I get bumped up to at least 60 MG. I hav
  14. Okay so since last post my skin has cleared up again, it looks pretty damn good so i'm happy again lol. I honestly think when I broke out a week or two ago, it was due to the fact that I was on my period. I only get my period once every 3 months due to the birth control i'm on so I never really think about it, but after my cycle ended my skin seemed to clear up. (sorry for any men who read this haha) Anyways, I go back to the derm in 4 days and i'm hoping I get bumped up to at least 60 MG. I hav
  15. How many milligrams are you on? I was on 20 in my first month and my face really didn't start to get dry until the second month when I got bumped up to 40 milligrams. When I was on 20 what I noticed was that my hair got less oily and my lips were more dry than normal but my skin was still pretty much the same. Strangely enough though, I didn't break out at all the first month and then this second month I have broken out more. It's all different with everyone though, just hang in there!
  16. Are those prescription drugs? I will ask about those when I go in a week and a half, thank you so much!
  17. So, my last post was about how happy I was with my new dose and how my derm told me that my skin shouldn't get any worse. Yeah, she lied. My skin was perfect looking until about a week ago, and now I have been breaking out on my cheeks and around my mouth in some bigger pimples. They aren't the huge under the skin kind or anything, but they aren't tiny either. It's just kind of a pain. I'm still very upbeat about it though, I know I am just going to improve. I'm excited for the 3 month mark bec
  18. How did your appointment go? I hope you got good feedback too, good feedback makes everything so much easier to deal with!
  19. Well it's been a while since Iaat posted, i'm in day I guess 31 now. I went to the derm last Friday and everything is great! She said my skin is responding really really well. I have had no side effects, my skin isn't even really dry. However, my derm did up me to 40 milligrams which I find super exciting! I'll just keep drinking lots of water and use tons of lotion still. ) Anyways besides that my dermatologist also gave me more good news which is that I won't have to be on Accutane for mor
  20. Thank-you Paul! Yeah I am hoping my course goes as well as my brothers, that would be fantastic!! I'm trying to avoid mirrors but it's just so hard! I will definitely try to keep my hands busy though because I do absentmindedly pick, it's awful ( Sweetsundae, my lips are a little bit more dry and my skin gets dry in places where I have little spots now, I'm on day 21 today, but still nothing major. I agree, it is weird. Maybe we need higher dosages? I go to the derm next week so we'll see!
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    1 Month

    Your post made me feel so much better! I have drank twice while on accutane and both times woke up completely fine but i've been paranoid about it. Glad i'm not the only one! It seems like you and I are kind of similar. I haven't experienced any side effects either and my skin is just kind of getting better without getting too much worse. How many milligrams are you on?? Also what did your back pain feel like? I seem to have some muscle pain but I can;t discern if it's from accutane or not beca
  22. Maybe you could try switching to a different birth control method! With my pill I only get a period every three months, that would definitely help at least in the sense that you wouldn't have to deal with this every month!
  23. I'm not even really sure why i'm updating. Nothing has really changed. Well okay thats not true. My skin looks pretty good, my dad saw me for the first time in about a week yesterday and he said my skin looks a lot cleaner. So far no initial breakout, my skin is just a little pink, but my skin is always pink so it really doesn't bother me. I guess i'm pretty lucky thus far. No side effects. Haven't had another headache, I just drink water non-stop. My skin isn't really dry still. I just have a c
  24. Oh gosh, I usually jog outside 3 times a week for about a half hour too. I haven't since i've started accutane because I am so afraid of the burn lol. I am so super pale and I have noticed my face feeling burnt after just sitting in the car with the sun on my face for 10 minutes or so. Anyways though, yeah accutane does dehydrate your whole body because it soaks all the oil up not just the oil on your face. Guess we will all have to get used to having lotion be our best friends. I'm glad it's al
  25. Ugh I look in the mirror all the time, it's awful. But I feel like I am seeing a few improvements. I haven't had an initial breakout yet so I am just hoping and praying that all this stuff that looks like it is surfacing just kind of falls out and doesn't break me out like crazy haha. That would be nice. I pick at my face all the time, so not looking in the mirror would really help that out too. We will both have to drink a ton of water so we don't get headaches anymore because the one I got
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