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  1. So I teared up when I read this. CLEAR SKIN! STILL! Congratulations! I hope you're well
  2. A year and 2 months since finishing Roaccutane So, it's been a while. Things have been pretty tough and I haven't had a chance to write an update but here goes... In October this year (almost exactly a year after finishing Roaccutane), I noticed my skin was beginning to worsen and I had a few little skin coloured spots down the sides of my face and on my chin. Terrified that it would only get worse, I went to the doctor and was prescribed Zineryt. Although it doesn't have great reviews o
  3. I think my skin really started to improve at the 4 month mark. However, once things started to get better, I was on a roller coaster that only went up! It was amazing and I really hope you have the same results. Good luck!
  4. I got accutane on the NHS, as do thousands of people every year in the UK. Accutane is not like other drugs; it's dangerous. No offense but I think you'd be stupid to take it without the supervision of a qualified doctor.
  5. Thanks for the response. Yes, I'm fed up with my skin but I don't want to risk damaging it in the process of trying to make it better (especially after everything accutane but my poor skin through). I think I'll try MOM if the oil gets any worse and becomes unbearable so thanks for your advice :)
  6. I was worried about this topic too. I started accutane when I was 14, I turned 15 during my course and I took it for almost 6 months. I finished my course 5 months ago and I've grown about 1cm since then. I'm pretty sure the drug hasn't affected my growth. I think you need to decide what's most important to you. For me, I would rather be 30cm tall and have beautiful skin than be lovely and tall but with the awful skin I used to have. But if your height really is important to you then maybe y
  7. Nothing for oily skin at the moment. I finished taking accutane 5 months ago and I thought my oily skin had been cured. However now my skin is getting oilier my the day and I'm looking into something that will help me get rid of it Are there any other alternatives that will give me the same amazing results as MOM?
  8. Hi all! I have been wondering for a while about the benefits of using Milk of Magnesia (MOM) on my oily skin. So many people have had amazing results with it that I was considering trying it. However, that was until I found this- Some pH examples: pH 1 battery acid - (acid extreme) pH 1.5 -2 = Gastric (stomach) acid pH 2.5 = Cola soft drinks pH 2 = lemon juice pH 3 = vinegar ph = 3.5 Orange Juice pH 4.6-5.5 = healthy skin pH 5.5 = rain, (pure water, when exposed to the atmospher
  9. Argggg the quote thingy isn't working... ^^^ But to answer your question, yes, I had severely oily skin before accutane. During my course my skin obviously became very very dry. Now, my skin is no longer extremely dry but not all the oil has returned. My skin is now a healthy amount of oiliness- not to dry or too oily. My skin is... NORMAL (!!) and I am loving it. I am very well thank you, I hope you are too
  10. Hey there, I'm also from the UK. I finished my course of Roaccutane in October 2013 and my derm told me not to use anything on my skin (why??!!). Soon after this I started to get tiny skin coloured spots on my nose and a few on my cheeks. I started using Finacea on them and they went away with a couple of months. The only thing I will say is be careful, your skin will still be very fragile from accutane and you don't want to damage it by using harsh treatments on it too quickly. Good luck
  11. I'm a fellow Briton and I finished my course of Roaccutane 3 months ago. I love the results and I really hope you have the same success. Good luck
  12. 3 Months After Finishing Roaccutane Just a quick update: MY SKIN IS STILL CLEAR!!
  13. I had quite good success with this antibiotic but it took over 4 months to really give me improvements. I'd continue taking it for a few more months if I was you
  14. I managed to get Roaccutane on the NHS last year, it was the best decision I've ever made. I remember my skin was in a relatively good phase too when I eventually got my derm appointment, although I emphasized to the derm that this often happens with the cycle of my periods, maybe say the same thing? Do you have any photos of your skin when it was in its bad phase? If so, definitely show the derm them. If not, don't lose hope. If you've been suffering with acne for a number of years,
  15. Just wanted to pop in and say good luck, taking accutane was the best decisions I ever made, I really hope you have the same success
  16. I used Bio Oil twice a day throughout my treatment, and I still use it once a day at night now. It's never made me breakout. When I experienced a small breakout of tiny skin coloured spots down the sides of my nose after finishing accutane I thought it could have been caused by the Bio Oil so I experimented with not using it. However, after much experimentation, I've decided that the Bio Oil wasn't breaking me out as I got the spots anyway without using it. I guess everybody's skin reacts to th
  17. I'd like to wish you good luck! I finished my course of accutane about 2 months ago and the results have been amazing (I think the photos are on page 4 of my log if you would like to see them). I hope you have the same success! Feel free to ask me any questions throughout your treatment, I'm happy to help. Any by the way, your English is perfect!
  18. Hi! If I remember correctly, my skin started to clear up around month 2/3, although at this point I was still constantly getting a bit more acne, just much less of it. It wasn't really until the end of my course that I stopped properly breaking out. Don't worry! You've still got a long way to go, just give it time. Some people don't see improvements until 4 months or so, but the vast majority of people end up with clear skin after this. You'll get there, it's normal for it to take time to see
  19. I had fantastic results with accutane, there are before and after photos somewhere on my log if you'd like to see. It's a strong drug and my time on it was not at all easy but looking at my result I'm glad I did it. Hope this helps
  20. I agree with the above poster. Don't use anything that will unnecessarily irritate your skin whilst on Accutane, your skin will be suffering enough
  21. Joint pain is quite a common side effect. I experienced it in my back and when I asked the derm about she said it is nothing to worry about, just take pain killers if you have to. Personally, I'd keep an eye on it and definitely seek medical advice if it is severe.
  22. 2 Months After Finishing Roaccutane So it's been 2 months and I still feel amazing. After much thought about what to use on my skin, I have been using Finacea down the sides of my nose to keep those tiny spots at bay and it has been working well. My skin is no longer dry but has also not returned to the oily mess it used to be. I also had a strange sensation on my hair recently; GREASE!! So the oil has returned to my hair, which means it is looking much less damaged I just wanted to
  23. I just looked at your pictures and your skin looks phenomenal, congratulations! Thanks! I hope you have the same success