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  1. katiekins

    Day 25.....

    Hi guys! Hope you're all hanging in there. My face went so downhill..... ))))): It was all clear but then my chin broke out and now the rest of my face decided it would be fun to break out as well!! Oh well -____- I have almost been on this for a month!! Im getting so mad because I was so excited and optimistic because my skin has been nice for this last week, but right when I was getting high on this new skin, it gets terrible again! I give up. ): I hope this month is the worst and month
  2. katiekins

    Day 21!

    Hi guys!!! Sorry its been so long since I've written! Work is consuming all my time these days but its the end of my three week mark and I needed to report! My skin is still holding pretty clear! I mean, its not completely perfect but its clearer than ive ever seen it and that is enough for me. I'm not asking for perfection, just some relief! But I'm so happy and excited, and I feel a huge pressure come off my shoulders... I so so so hope some of you are having success also! My lips on th
  3. thanks Paul!!! as always(: The cycling is the worst because you never get a break or relief..as soon as you think your clear you break out again! And also, at least with me, when I do get clear, I cant enjoy it because I dread knowing that it wont last. ): But were getting rid of it for once and for all!! (hopefully) Hope your well.
  4. Hi guys! So its 5 in the morning and Im not sure who all reads this anymore, but I HAVE GOOD NEWS! My face is.... clear! I have one healing scab on my nose but that is literally it! HOLY CRAP ASFHKL! I dont know how long this will last... and if your a guy you may not like this part.... because I always break out for like the week before I get my period and I got it today and magically Im clear! That normally happens but then I always break out again, but still. Im very excited. I wasnt
  5. Hi guuuuys, So I finished my first pack, whoo! Skin is STILL sucking, but its better than yesterday so Im trying to find hope in that! The drying is unbelievable.. had to use some aquaphor on my face and mouth. Lips are very dry, I kind of look like a monster! But Im perservering. Ill keep it to that! Also found out yesterday that I might have diabetes... bad news... going to the doctor soon!
  6. Hi guys!!! So today I ended day 12 on Claravis... I guess to summarize what Ive experienced is that this medicine takes a lot of patience and faith. Every day I have to force myself to keep taking it... because my instinct is to say, "Its not working so I might as well give up." But Ive perservered and Im really hoping it will pay off in the end. So my skin is still awful and terrible! My only hope is that Im reaching the two week mark, which is when a lot of people have experinced IB's so I
  7. katiekins

    Days 9 And 10!

    oh boy, you do that too? I am a problem picker too!! thats probably why this medicine isnt showing any results cause im messing it all up myself -_____- well at least you are able to hide in your room, thats the best place to be when you feel like that! thats what i feel like doing too, facing the world seems way to humiliating right now. But unfortunately my family and work wont let me hide, they are always bugging me lol):
  8. katiekins

    Days 9 And 10!

    hey thanks so muhc, you guys are like my second family(((:
  9. good luck to you, I enjoyed reading your blog, it was very helpful! keep it up, Ill be reading! Katie
  10. katiekins

    Days 9 And 10!

    Ya thanks Paul, I hope its a passing thing! I am just discouraged because its hard to go backwards rather than forwards... and work has been tough!! But your right that I need to stick with it and not give up and hopefully Ill make it to clear skin in the end... Im glad you got to the light at the end of the tunnel with your skin.. Your skin looks phenomenal in your gallery pics!!
  11. katiekins

    Days 9 And 10!

    Hi guys, Sorry about not doing one last night... unexpected babysitting sleepover happened and I didnt have a computer! So basically... I wasnt even going to log on tonight because I just worked 10 hours at my job and my skin is literally the WORST it has been in a LONG time. All over. You know how I said that only my chin was broken out? Ya.. not anymore. I seriously want to cry/crawl into bed and refuse to ever get out/give up but reading the encouraging posts on this site has helped me some.
  12. WOW! holy cow, thank you for that amazing post!! I appreciate and notice all the time and effort you put in making that thoughful and really trying to help, you seriously ROCK. And funnily enough, I wasnt going to come on here at all tonight because I just got home from a 10 hour work day and my skin is literally the worst its ever been in my life, and I just wanted to cry.. but I decided to log on to write in my blog and I found this post! These were all things I really REALLY needed to hear ri
  13. haha I hate bad derms that treat you like that?! You wonder how they wanted to deal with acne ridden people all day, when they have crystal clear skin. They dont understand what its like also, so I feel that they take forever to put you on the right medication because they dont feel the urgency!
  14. katiekins

    Week 1!

    ^^^ thanks so much!! its still rough but its gonna get better i just have to believe that! Have you gotten started on your accutane yet?
  15. Hey of course I dont mind, I love it! Thanks for the awesome suggestions, Ive never heard any of them but luckily Im laying on my couch listening to music right now so Ill escape into your world for a bit(: Ill let you know if I like them(; haha but seriously thanks. Music is powerful and healing. Sometimes I feel like my problem is I get to thinking so much and then all my thoughts get overwhelming and I almost feel claustrophobic in my depression lol like its never going to get better. But Im
  16. katiekins

    Day 8!

    Hey guys, I dont honestly have any idea if you guys find this blog helpful, but I figure I ll keep doing it just in case Im helping anybody figure out what results they might get and how fast or whatever. Im kind of stuck in this rut with my chin still being broken out. I dont know what to do about it! I think my skin is taking forever to heal. The rest of my face is clear.. which is good! But Im not buying that its gonna stay that way haha.... I highly doubt that. As far as side effects
  17. katiekins

    Week 1!

    DAY 3 Hey guys!!! So Ive finally taken the big leap of faith... accutane! Well actually Claravis... but.. same thing lol. So Im on day 3, and so far I havent noticed anything different about my skin... except for that its still sucking if not getting worse possibly than before! Im hoping that this is my IB and that it goes upwards from here. Im worrying though because most people say they get their IB 2 weeks after starting so maybe the medicine hasnt even kicked in yet. AHHH! Im optimistic
  18. ooooooh, I was gonna ask if anybody used self help books!!! Im so glad you brought it up! What are some books that you recommend? Im going to go get them lol!!! and I will check out your blog, (: ^^^^ i love the part about the alarm clock in your article!!! very nicely written. Out of all that I've read, by FAR the best book is Think and Grow Rich. I linked to you the latest version. It's so inspirational and it really makes me believe that anything can be done only if you want it bad enough. A
  19. uhm, i LOVE this post!!! way to be strong, you are inspirational! 9 years is a long struggle, I know, because Im at my 6th year with acne, but Im glad you came out on the other side! Just stopped by to say that(:
  20. ooooooh, I was gonna ask if anybody used self help books!!! Im so glad you brought it up! What are some books that you recommend? Im going to go get them lol!!! and I will check out your blog, (: ^^^^ i love the part about the alarm clock in your article!!! very nicely written.
  21. So is Oratane similar to Accutane? just New Zealand style lol?
  22. He played a one-off show in a small club in Liverpool the Christmas before last. I waited eight hours in line, in the freezing cold and snow, to make sure I was right at the front. Totally worth it! I filmed 'Yesterday' which, funnily enough, is a perfect example of a song which picks me up. Always gets me thinking about time and how it passes - much in the way we might be depressed one day and look back a few days later then wonder what the fuss was all about, or maybe something happens somew
  23. like ndemalmanche said, Ive only experienced dry skin and a little bit of nausea/dizzy/tired. not bad at all, and I probably wouldnt even notice it if I wasnt looking hard for side effects! Good luck, keep us all posted.
  24. katiekins

    Accutane Day 2

    Good luck girl! (:
  25. ugh, i totally relate to this post!!! gosh, its like you read my mind haha. I have the same set of psychological issues, and I know this because when I do miraculously have a clear day, I feel like my real self is being set free for once, and I become this COMPLETELY different person. Thats how I know that acne puts me in a mental fog. And, like you, I worry about lighting, and cant keep a straight conversation because instead of focusing on what they're saying, I think, "OMG they are looking