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About tanna23

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    Getting the clearest, softest, smoothest, most spotless skin from head to toe.

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  1. Too many doctors don't seem to realize that the effect of acne is sometimes more psychological than it is physical. Anyway I was on a low dose and didn't have an initial breakout. My skin got dry very quickly, then it got clear. Also for the first couple months on my low dose any pimples that popped up disappeared faster. I was on 20mg. I'm about 47kg
  2. Been a while since I've posted anything. I've been around though... Lurking. My accutane experience I was on 20mg/d for 7 months (weight dwindles between 105-110lbs). My skin cleared up really really quickly. Never had an initial breakout (which I am grateful for) but I did have two shitty sunburns. Had joint pain, dry eyes and lips which became really much much worse on accurate but the fact that I could look in the mirror and not see pimples and rub my hands on my back (yes.... My BACNE w
  3. There are more than just antibiotics and topicals. You can try diet changes, herbal supplements, vitamin supplements fish oil and other options before trying accutane. You may also want to try combinations of oral and topical meds as well as other remedies you can find in the site's holistic section before you try accutane. It has a lot of side effects and everyone seems to react differntly to it. You may have no side effects at all, and no IB, but you can't know that before. I'm on a low do
  4. It IS an an awesome feeling having clear smooth skin. There are some days when I wash my face in the morning when it's smoother than others and I just want to tell people to touch my face. Lol. Anyway, I don't worry about how much insurance has to pay for my scripts because I pay through my teeth for insurance every month. I've also been paying it for a long long long time so really... I've paid for my accutane. Also, insurance companies have lots of money... Me... Not so much. I read abou
  5. I'm happy th accutane worked out for your brother. Hope it works for you too. About my cholesterol I'll have to check my file when I go back to the doctor next week, but before I started it was really good. my LDL was nice and low and my HDL was nice and high. They went haywire I think in July, LDL was 138, HDL was 50mg/dL but went back to normal quickly with diet and a bit more exercise than I was getting before. I came off the diet and my cholesterol has never gone wrong again. (I only ever re
  6. Sorry about these side effects you have popping up. I hope they can just go back to where they came from and leave you alone. My hair is definitely shedding more but it's more noticeable on the floor, in the shower and my comb than on my head. I actually counted the strands for a week and found out online (from a not so reputable source) that the number was still considered normal so that calmed me down. I only counted the ones that fell from the root. My hair is really long, almost butt lengt
  7. I'm on accutane, been using it for the past SIX months already and I'm still on it. My doctor believes it's the cumulative dose that matters and says that is what's published... That reaching a cumulative dose of something like 120-150mg/kg is what is needed for acne to go away and stay away. I may be wrong about this range it's been a while since I asked about doses of accutane. I've been using 20mg/day because that's just what he wanted and apparently higher doses give worse side effects so ev
  8. Day 158 Really seems like I've been on accutane forever. My back pain was actually pretty bad today.. But it's easing up. It was around 8/10 earlier and I just kept sitting every chance I got, then when I got home I went to bed so I could just lie flat for a while. Enough about that though. My skin is very clear. It feels super soft all over. My fiancé definitely noticed the difference and he says my skin feels soft everywhere. It's actually on my arms and can get dry on my legs but I mo
  9. It's been a long time. I'd say I'm enjoying my newly found clear skin. Everyday I wake up and look in the mirror I feel happy. I had a crack in the corner of my lips for 2 weeks. It's healing now though thank goodness, it was more painful than it looked. Easily covered though, only 2people actually noticed. My back pain went away for a bit but came back yesterday. Still here today. It's about a 6/10 today, yesterday was about 8/10 at the worst point. I started doing yoga every morning and
  10. If your acne is truly hormonal you would benefit from birth control pills or herbs like evening primrose oil. They're lots of others out there that you can read about in the holistic section of the site (if you're into holistic things). See a gynaecologist if you really think your acne is hormonal. The regimen takes a long time to work. I tried it a few years ago and it took 2 months before I saw anything other than dryness. It was the only thing that kept me clear for a little while before a
  11. Sorry I typed a response to this a while ago but never posted it. I've always had a really bad problem with PIH. Even an insect bite will leave a mark. Even though my skin is really smooth it doesn't look all that clear because of all the spots. Anyway, the plan was always to keep me at a low dose of accutane for a long time instead of the usual high dose for 4 or 5 months. So I'm still on 20mg. I feel like my doctor is experimenting on me but I've read a study that says there's an increas
  12. Last night I mixed palmers cocoa butter formula moisturising body oil with my Vaseline men's lotion and it felt amazing on my skin! Neither work that well in their own but together they're unbelievable smooth. My skin felt so soft, and was soft this morning too. From now on I'll be using this on my body every night. I've decided to try the ponds clarant on my back. It's such a giant jar I don't want to throw it away. If it makes my back break out well then I'll throw it out. If not then hop
  13. Creases from my skin also take forever to fade.. Might be the drying effect of accutane. I'm happy it's working out for you. Read through what I missed these past few weeks. Those breakout free stretches are really great aren't they Hopefully soon we'll both enter our 100yr breakout free stretches The sensitivity in your body will ease up. Just keep on with lots of body lotion.
  14. So my skin is perfectly clear. Had a huge zit about a week ago but that was my own fault. I tried using the ponds clarant b3 again for the hyperpigmentation (which is still there) and I got a zit. It also lasted long. All the pimples I got since being on accutane were really small and lasted for three days total. But this was big and lasted about a week. Anyway I'm no longer touching the stuff! The mark from that zit is the worst one on my face since the old PIH has faded a bit. It's just no
  15. My lips are cracked! Bleeding and burning. My Carmex ran out completely... I cut it open and scraped the last bit out not a good day Hats until it's over? You could just embrace your hair for a bit. It won't be that long.