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jcouture15

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  1. Hey all, So I'm finally finished with my accutane treatment and I couldn't be HAPPIER!! I have been on absorica 30 mg twice daily for five months. I did a good job at not missing any doses (the last month-November-I didn't do as good of a job, mostly because of the college schedule :/) I'd like to say that I think accutane is LITERALLY a miracle drug. I had heard people say it was amazing but I thought that it would just work ok. I am AMAZED at how well it has actually prevented pimples a
  2. Hey all! So here's an update for the past few weeks. Well, the back pain seems to be off and on. I haven't noticed it as much this past week. One thing I have definitely started to notice is dry eyes. At times, they seem to burn a bit. I'm not for sure if it's because I'm a bit tired or not, but I think it's because of the medicine. This is a pretty common side effect though so I'm not worried. I'm probably going to get some type of solution to put in my eyes later on. I have noticed dry ski
  3. jcouture15

    Day 5

    My big break out happened during the second week... but during the 4th week I also had a few random bumps come up. Some people don't have an IB at all though, so maybe that will be your case! Good luck!
  4. Hey! Congrats on your 6-week mark! If you're worried about the red marks, rest assured that they will probably fade quite a bit after accutane because the medicine stimulates blood flow (which is typically why the face remains a little more red than usual). And I know exactly what you mean about the whiteheads! I have them on my chin =/ Hang in there though! I just take it one day at a time.
  5. Good luck! I think you'll love the brand Cerave... it works really well for me! Don't be disheartened too much by the initial breakout if it does happen for you... it happened to me and I just tried to power through it.
  6. Hey everyone! So here's an update on what's been happening with the accutane. Week 4 was sort of bad-ish. I feel like my good weeks and bad weeks keep alternating. Hopefully that stops soon. Anyways, the area between my eyebrows is staying clear, but my chin is continuing to break out. I guess this is supposed to happen though because I had a ton of under-the-skin whitehead-ish looking bumps before starting accutane. =/ I had a bump above my upper lip and one of each side of my nose also. =/ Tho
  7. Hey everyone! So I am almost finished with week 3 on accutane... and I have good news! My skin has looked better than it ever has in the past two years. I am extremely impressed with this product. All of the bumps between my eyebrows are gone. Almost all of the bumps of my chin are gone (a few are still underneath the surface). The areas between my eyebrows are still red and the pores are still open, but this is easily concealed with some foundation. Foundation that I recommend: Chanel perf
  8. For foundation, I love love chanel's perfection line. It's oil free and it's not ultra heavy. I really like it and have not noticed any breakouts linked to it. It's a bit expensive at around $55 a bottle, but it's worth it I think and it lasts around a year I'm pretty sure. I used to wear Estee Lauder's double wear, which covers everything up really well, but I'm not sure if it was good for my acne-prone skin. Best of luck to you
  9. Hey everyone, So I just started an accutane treatment and I wanted to post my experiences and results to this site. I am taking 60 mg (30 mg twice daily) of absorbica. I have what some consider to be mild acne, but it is very, very, very persistent. I have tried literally everything on the market-topicals like Epiduo and retin-a and antibiotics such as minocycline and ampicillin. Nothing seemed to be working! I have had persistent, large bumps develop between my eyebrows around a year and a
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