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  1. So yesterday I hit my 3 Month mark...and as a little gift my face decided to break out like crazy. I have broken out on my forehead, my cheek and on my upper lip. I look terrible and want to put a bag over my head. I've been feeling pretty good up until this point...my face has cleared up and my doctor said I was coming along nicely. I'm on 40mg a day 5 days a week, and 80mg a day 2 days a week. I'm very discouraged at this point because my doctor said that by August my face would be shocki
  2. So week # 8...granted, I was PMS-ing and it's normal for me to break out while PMS-ing...but it was over the top worse than usual. I broke out in strange places...the top of my nose, around my eyebrows. I wanted to spend the week with a bag over my head. Will I continue to break out during my PMS week even after my full course of Accutane? Or does that stop? I'm assuming, since it's hormonal, it will continue...anyone have input? My doctor pushed me up to 80mg 2x a week for now. Based o
  3. Week # 4: So as I explained in my previous post, I decided to use a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar & seasalt to assist in helping a very large and painful cystic pimple go down. That was 2 weeks ago...the process basically burned my skin open and I have had an open burn/cut in the shape of a small circle on my cheek by the bridge of my nose ever since. I continue to clean it out with bacetracin each night and keep neosporin on it in fear of infection, but it should not be taking t
  4. Week # 3...no new side effects...so that's good! HOWEVER...I decided Friday that I was not going to wait any longer for that large cystic bump of a pimple to go away on its own..so I used my handy home remidy of apple cider vinegar & sea salt on a cotton ball...held it on the bump for 15 min like I normally do...and it is now Tuesday and I am still in excrutiating pain. The bump went down, but my face was burned...a big circle of raw skin...I have been putting benadine and neosporin on the
  5. Mid-way thru my 2nd week and I woke up with a bunch of small white heads along my chin and forehead and in the corners of where my nose meets my face...I still have a large cystic bump on my cheek...hoping that goes down soon because it is super painful!!! I'm assuming these whiteheads are the medicine getting the bacteria to the surface and out of my skin. Still no dryness...other than my dry mouth...and no side effects to complain of! I'm very happy I decided to give this a shot...I know th
  6. So it's week #2...my face is actually more oily than it was before...and I have some very swollen, new cystic bumps on my face...very painful and swollen and I look TERRIBLE. But I keep reminding myself that it will get better... I was expecting the dryness to kick in soon...anyone out there actually get more oily before getting dry??? I still have dry mouth and sucking on Luden's throat drops has really helped. Plus I've increased my water intake throughout the day. Haven't experienc
  7. So I woke up at 3:00am last night to extreme cottonmouth and itchy dry eyes. I have seasonal allergies and my eyes have been irritated lately as it is...but this was something totally different...my allergies cause my eyes to run and tear non-stop...this was dry and itchy. The eyes I could deal with...it was the dry mouth and throat that truly bothered me. I hate feeling like I can't swallow...it makes me anxious. I drank 3 big cups of water and it did not seem to help. Anyone have suggesti
  8. Well, the day is finally here...I've passed my blood tests and my online questions and I've just picked up my Claravis perscription from the pharmacy... I'm a little nervous with the size of the pill...I HATE swallowing pills, and was told some of the generics are smaller than others. I guess I will have to suck it up and get over it...I've attached a picture for anyone curious. I am starting at 40mg, once a day...I've been told this is a pretty average dosage for an average sized person.
  9. Thanks espoirvertrauen! Did you have any bad side effects besides the expected dryness?
  10. I am 31 years old...why am I still struggling with acne? It is a constant battle...one filled with frustration, sadness, embarressment and anger. I have PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) and my doctors all believe that is the root of my ongoing acne issue. Proactiv, Antibiotics...nothing has helped to clear up my face, so my dermatologist believes it is time for Accutane. I've always been curious about trying it...but have been afraid (who wouldn't be) given the scary side effects and law sui