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About ndemalmanche

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  1. Hey guys, So I finished a 6 month course of Oratane/Accutane in November last year & now on my 5th month post course I have started getting pimples again. Needless to say, I am SO. GUTTED!!!! I started a new job this week & what is most probably due to the stress of the change I have broken out crazy I have gone from having almost perfect skin since I finished the oratane to having like 15 pimples on my face in the space of the week. Does anyone else have any experienc
  2. I've only been off for 3 days so I haven't noticed much change yet, hopefully my dry skin will be gone soon though! I like my dry hair though I want that to stay haha. I was on for 6 months & I know what you mean I can hardly remember what it was like to not be on it!!
  3. Yay congrats!! I finished this week too, it's so nice not have to take that damn pill every night! Your skin looks amazing, how long were you on for?
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    That is exactly how I felt before I started! Everytime I decided I was going to do it my skin seemed to get slightly better so I thought mayyybe if I wait for a week it might be starting to clear up. & then whenever I got a new spot I was like no I need accutane NOW! Haha. I'm glad I did it though I have no regrets! Remember you can always stop if you decide it's not for you! Good luck
  5. Hi there, they have all pretty much faded now, it took a month or 2 but they slowly went away! I've always been pretty good with not squeezing so I think that helped too.
  6. Hey guys!! Haven't done an update in a couple of months, so I thought I better let you all know how things are going! So I have been on Oratane (Accutane) for 5 & a half months (25 weeks, 172 days) now and I had a dermatologist appointment last week. He told me that once I have completed the rest of my pack that I have left - I'm done!! Only 8 more pills left! So that's 6 months, 3 on 20mg & 3 on 10mg. & I couldn't be more happier to be back to normal!! He told me if I wa
  7. Hey! What dosage are you on? Day 5 is quite early to be having mood effects! I did have really bad moods for a while, I would wake up really angry & sad. But since the derm has put me down to 10mg I've been much better. I would definitely mention that to your derm. I kind of know what you mean about the confidence thing, as soon as I started taking it I felt so much more free. Coz I knew I was doing something about it & that it was going to start changing. This is actually my 2nd course
  8. Hey! I had a breakout in between week 1 & 2 as well. How long are you going to be on for?
  9. Hey everyone! Wow can't believe into my 5th month! To be honest I didn't think I was gonna make it this far! I was so close to giving up back when my moods were so crazy. But I'm so so glad I've stuck with it! The new dose of 10mg has gone down awesome! My skin is still staying clear, & my side effects have gone away almost enough for me to forget I'm on Oratane sometimes!!! The one thing that reminds me I'm on it is my ever persistent eczema which makes me want to rip my skin to
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    Hey there, I had back pain pretty bad on my first course of accutane. Every time I lay down it would feel like my bones were moving back into place or something. I have had it ever since my first course finished, but not as painful & often. I'm on my second course of accutane & I still have the pains but no way near as bad as it was during my first course. I think the majority of people actually experience lower back pain too. You should definitely mention it to your derm though!
  11. Hey! I went to my derm last week asking to be put up from 20mg to 40, & he ended up putting me down to 10mg! I felt the same way as you I was so confused coz everyone else is on way higher doses. He said that doctors are supposed to give you the lowest dose that is affective for you, so maybe thats what your derm is doing? Your skin definitely looks like it's improving!! He told me I can't compare myself to other people & their courses because everyones skin is different. Are you getting
  12. Its the exact same just different names for different manufacturers I think! Def the same drug though. I have Cetaphil lotion & the cream when I'm really dry & that's worked good for me! Have you started drying up yet? Yeah I think they're just way more relaxed about it over here I dunno why!
  13. Finally I have some actual news to share! So yesterday I had my first dermatologist appointment since starting Oratane! I'll be done with my 3rd month at the end of this week, we don't seem to have nearly as many checkups while on accutane over here in NZ. They're pretty relaxed about it it's weird! So I told the derm about all my side effects, especially the eczema & also how I've been waking up really pissed off at the world alot of days haha, & he asked me how my skin was doing
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    Aw hope you're okay! You needa do something to let some steam off!