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  1. wow---so it's been a while. actually, i have completed the treatment. i did 6 months all together and it worked magnificently. people are telling me my skin is glowing and i look great and i tear up when they say that cause i don't think they realize how much of a struggle it has been. i'll write more later, but i wanted to thank everyone for supporting me through this. it will get better, for all y'all just beginning the journey. accutane really IS a miracle.
  2. thanks for all your help through all of this (craig, patience, franks, antony, etc)... and yes, it is super-nice to not worry (as much, i mean i still worry about red marks) all the time... (if i get the guts, i might want to post before/after photos)...
  3. Hi everyone-- I've been so effing busy with work and school and stuff that I signed on today for the first time in...um...maybe a month and a half... I am coming up on my 20th week, but I'll probably be on for, like, 25 weeks... but my skin is clear--basically! Yeah, you heard me--CLEAR! I mean, I have red spots aplenty and some little scars, but nothing my wonderful makeup can't handle. The other day someone actually told me my skin was glowing--I teared up! the reason I am writing isn't to g
  4. i got my nose (no comparison?) re-pierced while on accutane. it healed just fine. i ended up taking it out 2 months later, while still on accutane, and it healed up fine again.
  5. Wow, I haven't written in a while. I am on my 17th week of accutane at 120mg (60AM, 60PM). believe it or not, although I am seeing improvement, I am still experiencing breakouts. I only started seeing ANY improvement about 3.5 weeks ago when I went back on chinese herbs. Which one (the 'tane or the herbs) is really doing the trick is a mystery; I'm just satisfied that SOMETHING is working. I have an appointment with my dermo on wednesday (he slapped me high-five last time I saw him--he is super
  6. yo. i've had big (sometimes bloody) boogers too. and a runny nose. this stuff is so weird. the things it does to our body..
  7. i am also on 120mg. and i am only 125lbs. i started on 80 for 2 months, 100 for 1 month, then 2 weeks ago i was upped to 120mg. i find the side effects to be a lot worse, but i am noticing improvement in my skin. (thank god). i will be on through august probably--a 6-7 month course. anyway, good luck--and think of all the future summers that we'll be able to spend in the sun--with CLEAR SKIN!!
  8. damn--haven't written in a while. but, i have good news. my face is (fingers crossed) better... i think. actually. yes, it is much better. i have been on 120mg for 2 weeks and i also went on a new herbal formula a week and a half ago. is it a coincidence that the acne only started clearing up when i went back on herbs? i don't think so...but whatever it is..it is working. i see my dermo on tuesday and i know he will be so happy. the side effects are a bitch though. i have a voracious appetite,
  9. um.,..mr. james booker, WHY exactly is this insane? turnover20 and lola: how much do you weigh? what were your main side effects and how did you combat them? did you clear up? and lola: is most of your acne on your back and chest? thanks.
  10. thanks for replying. i am looking forward to hearing more about your experiences on this dose...i will write more tomorrow. now, i MUST go to sleep. nightynight.
  11. i hope you feel better, patience. as you know, i am too going through an initial breakout from hell (i am onto 13 weeks now). and i know how frustrating it is that one day it can seem and feel better only to wake up the next morning to a whole new breakout. i think the trick is to remember what you told yourself when you decided to try accutane (i try to do this too). when i started accutane i told myself, "whatever happens, go with the flow. it will get better. the breakouts will end. stick wit
  12. antony: yo, kid...what's up? glad to hear that you are doing well. i am still chugging along....i was just raised to the crazy dose of 120mg/day. we'll see.. just wanted to say hi. "hi" :lexi
  13. that stuff is really mild..i've found...but, then again, i apparently have skin of steel.
  14. thanks for posting these and kudos on your guts. dealing with the scarring is a bit like cleaning up after a hurricane. or a fire. or something...you got out of the assault alive, now it is just to try to get back to what you were used to. it will be a slow process. you are doing everything you can, and since you have no active acne, there is NO way it can get worse... maybe ther is some laser treatments that can help with scars in the immediate post accutane months? i don't know, just an idea
  15. frankie: why couldn't you say, "the fact that the doctor is not there anymore is one issue, but i NEED to come in--i waited a few months for that appointment and i am UNWILLING to wait anymore." i mean, you don't want to lose any time when she could be giving you another treatment, right? my only advice is to get it over with --the accutane that is. i WISH i did it sooner before my unbelievable breakout. then this whole thing would have been easier to deal with, i think. anyway, thanks for the