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  1. Day 185 Well, I have about five more days of pills to go, but I'm effectively done. I'll still wait until then for the final monthly update. Red marks look a LOT better than they did on day 136. It's been over a year since my face has been doing this well.
  2. Day 176 Dont think threre's anything new in terms of acne. Might move on to my red mark healing regimen very soon.
  3. Day 171 I'm very behind on pills, but as far as days go, I'm 95% done today! (Weird how 171/180 = .95.) Red marks are still progressing. Had a clogged pore the other day, hopefully that's not an omen.
  4. Day 159 | 5.3 months Alright, into the home stretch now, month six. Here's a long overdue recap of month five: - Began the month with 1-2 actives, and they stayed for the majority of the month; they're now gone. Currently have 0-1 active. - Side effects didn't get much worse, which surprised me; I thought they would given the dry wintry weather. In fact, I haven't gotten any of those red, rashy areas at all recently - More snail-pace progress with the red marks, but they really are be
  5. Day 145 Over 80% done at this point. I haven't been updating as much lately because there simply isn't much to say; I still have a couple minor, lingering actives and my share of PIH. It's more or less a broken record at this point. I will say that I've been peeling a lot around the mouth the past few days.
  6. Day 142 Haven't had an active since my last post, I think. The remaining stuff hasn't quite gone away.
  7. Keep going; you want to reach your total cumulative dose to reduce the chances of it coming back.
  8. Yep, Accutane removes blackheads, they'll come up. Don't use those strip things, I'm pretty sure that's too rough on your skin while on tane. Don't try to remove them; if you have a blackhead exodus like I did, it's ok to gently wipe away what has come up and is protruding from your skin.
  9. Basically, it's uncertain but possible. Regardless, given that you grew three inches from age 15 onwards (which is slightly above average), I'd say it wasn't Accutane but rather luck of the genetic draw.
  10. Day 136 My old phone finally petered out, got a new one... oh man, the photos do not flatter. This is an unfortunate view of things. Attaching pics just so it isn't a shocker next time I do a pic update.
  11. Accutane indeed does not directly improve hyperpigmentation or scarring, sorry to say it. I've heard a few anecdotes of people going on Retin-A or other topical retinoids while on Accutane to improve PIH/shallow scars, but it's rare, and some people say it's ineffective and will only cause irritation. More commonly, people go on topical retinoids after their course is complete. You could do that, or you could try the at home remedies such as manuka honey, ACV, etc. P.S. we can't see those pic
  12. Day 135 Slowing catching up on pills. No new actives, and my cheeks look fairly good today. There is a tiiny bit of activity on the right side of my face, but it's pretty scarce. Still just waiting on this bump between my eyebrows and the spot on my left side; they've been pretty stubborn, about three weeks now.
  13. Day 134 I'm quite a few pills behind; life has been hectic and I was asleep for about 16 hours yesterday, heheh. Nothing new to report, which is a mostly good thing.
  14. Day 129 Been pretty sick the past few days . Well, things are looking pretty good (relatively speaking), but those two stubborn lesions from a couple weeks ago still haven't gone away.
  15. I feel you about acne going from moderate to severe, that happened for me when I was 16, a little over a year ago. Accutane should treat you well; there are lots of complete logs of people with similar skin who had a lot of success with it. Hopefully, by taking Accutane, you'll be able to mitigate scarring as well, which is one of the reasons I began taking it. For pictures, you can upload them directly from your computer by pressing "Choose Files" and selecting them. There's an icon of a tre
  16. Day 124 No new actives! Face looks about the same. 68.888...% done
  17. Day 121 | 4 months Blood tests came back ok! I've got a third of my Accutane course left to go. On week seventeen, I think. Recap of the month: - Around 3-5 actives (consistently) at the start of the month, 1-2 by the end - Dry autumn air + Accutane = bloody noses all the time - Improvement was a bit depressing compared to month three... but that's largely because month three was awesome - Aside from 1-2 fewer lesions at a time, my face looks more or less the same as it did at the mo
  18. Awesome! Gives me hope because I'm on a similar course and I have a lot of red marks (4 months in), which you seemed to have at the start. Good to see you cleared up so well.
  19. Day 119 of pills (trying to keep it consistent) Things are looking a bit worse. Red marks haven't been improving, and I've got a couple new actives. Which is unfortunate; the hope is that I would be done with breakouts by the end of month four. Between today and day 90, my skin probably looks works. I'm not concerned about it, though; there's lots of people who break out into month five, sometimes even six.
  20. Day 119 Developed a very large active on the side of my face on day 116 or so. Unfortunate, but it makes me glad I'm otherwise mostly acne-free. It's gone down a bit already. Red marks certainly haven't been getting worse, at least. Lots of dry skin on the face. Side effects are pretty manageable, dry lips and dry inside of nose are my only real pains. I should mention that around day 100 or so, I had a back/leg injury (I think). It may have been a minor herniated disc. It's better, but n
  21. Day 114 Not much has changed. Had some aggravation on the right left cheek after scratching at something. I haven't been doing the ACV, but I'm going to start it up tonight.
  22. Day 110 Quite a few pills behind... whoops. Been breaking out just a bit recently. Meoww moew meoww
  23. Day 109 2-3 very small actives. Haven't had a significant whitehead for quite some time, really, just papules that don't seem to come to heads on the chin/far sides of cheeks. Over 60% done now
  24. Day 104 Continued progress. Knock on wood, things are starting to really slow down.
  25. From http://www.fda.gov/o...t#524,31,Plasma It's important that you take Accutane with food. Look at the graph on slide #31 for reference.