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aizzuh

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  1. i broke out badly with retin-a after accutane. super oily skin and cysts!!! i was horrified. i switched to benzoyl peroxide and they went away
  2. awww im jealous. i want accutane, too! i will wait a month and ask my derm, too *fingers crossed* how long do you intend to take it?
  3. okaY! keep us posted how bad is ur skin? how many actives do u have now? I HAVE THREE SMALL CYSTS. no white heads though anymore due to sulfur mask. it seems to control small pimples but does nothing for cysts. i started putting BP on those today.
  4. it definitely is serious for me. serious enough for me to consider accutane again... but ill try topicals first for a few weeks and see how it goes. are you by any chance on accutane or taken accutane before?
  5. thanks! i know my acne isn't that bad, but it drives me crazy.. seriously. if it doesnt clear up in one to two months, i will go insane. but i'll wait it out first with topicals. just switched to a sulphur mask. thanks for the responses.
  6. same here. used every antibiotic possible with zero results. i've tried also intense pulse light, a million creams on my face... which i bet have had more side effects. i felt healthier more than anything on tane. also on a sulphur mask now keep me posted. my small whiteheads are all gone. i just have one painful cyst on my cheek, though. rest of my breakout last week dried out already, just red marks. ill wait it out a month and see where it goes. ill be working (first job) starting november
  7. im on the same boat... i took accutane around a year ago. 30mg also the entire six months, no initial breakout, and no side effects but dry lips. recently ive been breaking out again. id say its mild... been using BP all year with great results. i switched to a sulfur mask (as this used to calm my skin pre-accutane) so ill see how it works out for me. i'll give it around a month. if it doesn't work, i think i might consider accutane again. i've been taking praventin (oral supplement for acne...
  8. i popped my last pill in july of last year. and exactly a year later, sometime a month ago... my skin is starting to break out. its no where as bad as before... probably 1/15th of what it was when i first took accutane, but it bothers me.. im used to having perfect skin. and now i have like 3-4 active pimples around my face and some red marks from this month's breakout. im reviewing now for my accounting board exams, which i will take in three weeks, so i'm really very stressed. i also moved
  9. also thinking of a second course, though my acne is not as bad as the firs time... please keep us posted. im a 23 year old female. wat was your dose/how long did u take it first time around? i took a low dose for 8 months, and i dont think i reached the 120 mg/kg cumulative dose. its been a year since i popped my last pill. getting really depressed again, and am hoping for a second round, but my derma prescribed me praventin (some new oral acne pill thats like a food supplement, which i dont t
  10. aizzuh

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    hi lara. been reading ur blog also... and we are/were in the same boat. we started out with very similar skin: really oily with acne concentrated in the cheek area.. i took roaccutane and enjoyed gorgeous skin for over a year. but now my acne is slowly coming back. exactly in places where yours were after ur first course. near the lips and in the lower cheeks. im thinking of taking roaccutane again but am scared that it might have long term side effects the second time around. but because of ur
  11. i was on a 6-month accutane course. 30mg for first three months, 20-mg last three months. i weigh 47kg. i ended in late april. after a month, my face started getting oily again. and i had a minor breakout of tiny pimples. my derm put me back on accutane on june1st, a 2-month course at 20mg. is this considered a "second course" or just a continuation of my first, as i was off accutane for around 30 days only.
  12. i read in another forum that accutane decreases one's chance of outgrowing acne in the future... like for instance, sometimes the acne returns for some people after accutane... i read in that forum, that he/she will probably never outgrow acne as an adult because accutane screwed up their body system/skin functions etc. have you heard anything similar? that really sucks.
  13. they say accutane decreases one's chances of outgrowing acne in the future? is that true? also, i was on a 6-month accutane course. 30mg for first three months, 20-mg last three months. i weigh 47kg. i ended in late april. after a month, my face started getting oily again. and i had a minor breakout of tiny pimples. my derm put me back on accutane on june1st, a 2-month course at 20mg. is this considered a "second course" or just a continuation of my first, as i was off accutane for around 30
  14. at that time, my acne was cystic. i got maybe 3-4 cysts but nothing out of the ordinary. now, my acne is just maybe 3 microscopic pimples.
  15. hi! i took a low dose for 6 months. i finished it in late april. however, last week, i started breaking out mildly on my cheeks (small pimples) and my face has become oily. my derm realized my dose didnt reach the cumulative recommended amount. so i'm taking 20mg for 2 more months. will i get the initial breakout??? wat should i expect? It;s been a month since I popped my last pill.
  16. I use concealer just on my red marks. No problems for me. To think my concealer is quite oily. I seem to be using less and less concealer though as the months progress! I am on Day 80 and quite happy!
  17. Before accutane, my red marks used to take 3 months to heal. On accutane, red marks disappear in a month or less!!! It's great!!! I am on Day80. My red marks are very faint and can be covered up with a very light layer of concealer.
  18. I'm on Day 80 and I don't think I got an initial breakout at all... my breaking out patterns were pretty much the same the first two weeks.. However, I'd say my skin imroved greatly starting Day 1!!! My skin dried up almost immediately and even if I got a breakout, the pimples dried out real quick, so I didn't mind the so-called "breakout" at all!
  19. I am on DAY 37 of accutane... First few weeks my blackheads were more noticeable.. it was like they were being pushed out of my pores! (on my nose) It looked horrid. Now they're gone! ahaha. And red marks take so little time to go away. Around 2-3 weeks. I still get pimples, but they are small. I've stopped getting those painful cysts!!! And they are less frequent. I am very happy with my skin. Almost clear at day 37!!!
  20. Yup! My red marks, which previously took 2-3 months to heal now take 2-3 weeks. i ges its coz ur skin peels like CRAZY on accutane.
  21. im on day24 of accutane. and its strange, my red marks seem to fade faster than ever!!! what used to take like two months to fade now takes only two weeks!!! its crazy... i ges its coz our face sheds a million layers a day while on accutane. its funny really, coz i thought accutane fades them more slowly... but hey, im not complaining.
  22. DAY 6 Hmmm..nothing really to report. My chin is clear... forehead has a lot of little skin-colored bumps. and my cheeks are getting small cysts... i wonder if this is my initial breakout. I hope so, coz it isn't so bad. Although my red marks from previous zits are fading faster than usual. isn't that weird? i thought accutane was supposed to slow the healing. I no longer have red marks from old zits. just active pimples, which leave a very faint mark when they heal... weird. No side effects
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