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About britszits

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  1. Here it is... the update you've all been waiting for! It's been one year since I completed treatment and I do not regret it. I basically had ZERO acne for 2-3 months after finishing treatment. I was clear for my wedding day! Since then, it has slowly returned. It is not nearly as bad as it was pre-Accutane. Some other members have recommended that I try out Spironolactone to help treat the acne that has returned. I have a physical with my doctor in a couple weeks and I will ask about getting
  2. I have been 100% clear for more than a month. It's probably been 6-8 weeks since I've had anything even resembling a pimple. My energy has been down lately. My joints ache--especially my heels. However, my skin is actually significantly less dry than it was. I have been wearing sunscreen everyday. I can tell that my face would burn after just 10 minutes in the sun if I allowed it to. My "scars" are still healing. Maybe they will never go away completely. I've been applying Mederma Gel every
  3. My dosage has been increased to 60mg for the last 45 days of treatment. I've been on the 60mg for 11 days now, and I haven't had any increased side effects or anything. Just one month at the high dose to really nip this nightmare in the bud. Tomorrow marks one month left of treatment. My face has been clear since my post weeks back. I only have one pimple to report, and it was my own fault.. I found this tiny little whitehead (not a pimple, it was not red or inflammatory). Just a little whit
  4. Today is Day 224 of Accutane. I'm getting ready to jump into my last month. I've been just about 100% clear for a month or so. I think I had one pimple in the past month, but it healed quickly. I've become a pro at combatting the dryness. I know that I cannot wash my face in the morning or my makeup gets all dry and flaky at midday. I have to wash (preferably oil cleanse) at night and apply a heavy moisturizer. Sometimes I even mix my foundation with lotion, which makes it apply so nicely on
  5. Hi all. My face is still clear. Still healing. BUT I am so dry today.. It's the kind of dry that has dead skin ALL OVER MY FACE. I am on my lunch break now and I just looked in the mirror and saw how flaky my whole face was so I tried to rub the flakes off.. BAD IDEA I think this is stemming from three things: 1) I spent too much time in the sun this past weekend. Normally I don't burn at all. I didn't burn this weekend but my face was slightly red at the end of the day (but gone by the
  6. Thank you so much everyone for your kind words. I find myself so happy I could cry!
  7. I do not have even one pimple on my face! Not one! I have loads of healing "spots", but no actual pimples. My skin feels smooth and I feel happy. That great big ugly thing that appeared on my left cheek last week never "came to a head." It just dried out and has now joined the other few dozen healing hyperpigmentation spots. If it weren't for that spot on my left side, I could just about not wear makeup on that side of my face.. lol. My right side has many more healing hyperpigmentation spot
  8. Day 187--Down to only getting about 2 new pimples per week. I still have around 80-ish days left.

  9. This week is my lady week and along with it came one great big pimple on my left cheek. It hasn't really surfaced but it's red and it hurts.. Could also be because I was super tired on Saturday night and didn't properly wash my makeup off before bed (I used a wipey thingy though!). Other than that, I've been on the right path. You know, the one that EVENTUALLY leads to clear skin. Maybe I haven't been great at remembering to apply lip balm lately, because my lips have been so dry. Even drier
  10. It's happened! The results are here! I haven't had a new pimple in days. My face is in ultra healing mode. I'm so good at fighting the dryness that my face doesn't look dry at all. I'm so thrilled. I have around 47 days of Accutane left and now I have to decide if I'm going to order more or not. I would really like to have one completely clear month before stopping. That is how the derms decide to stop their patients' course of Accutane. Oftentimes, a person will go one completely breakout-free
  11. I've been on Accutance for almost 6 months and I just started having an itchy scalp. No fun! I'll try your recommendation though!
  12. Judge if you want to (most people do) but I'm doing this without a derm or doctor supervision. I don't like the idea of someone telling me what to do or forcing me to take birth control. End rant So I researched Accutane for many months before biting the bullet. There is an enormous amount of research that suggests that low dose (for a longer amount of time) is equally as effective as high/normal dose (for shorter time). However, those who use the low dosage experience less severe side effe
  13. RESULTS My left side of my face still has not had a pimple. It has been around 2 weeks. It is slowly but surely getting very clear over there My right side currently has 3 pimples that are in the dry, healing phase. One of them was that whopper I was dealing with last week. The other two were smaller. As far as I can tell, there are not any pimples about to surface. Hopefully once these three are gone, my right side will start catching up to my left. It's strange having one side be clear! I fi
  14. Day 168-- somewhere around 70% done with treatment, and I'm finally seeing results! I could not be happier! When I started treatment at the end of September, I remember thinking I would be done by mid-March. I didn't realize how much longer results would take because I was only on 20mg for the first 90 days. Well, the results are finally here and there's no turning back :)

  15. PROGRESS Two weeks ago (Day 154) I reported that the left side of my face was very clear while the right side was still "catching up". I have not had any [major] pimples on the left side of my face since writing that. The right side of my face has since had a pretty ugly breakout 1-2 big-sized pimples that are still healing.. One of them is a real eye sore, right in the middle of my cheek. It's in the middle of drying out right now. For once though, I don't even care. It doesn't bother me. I ke