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flossy

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  1. just examined my skin. nice whitehead, small, but there. what is the deal??? come on, folks. this can't be normal. please. some feedback!
  2. please help. i just dont seem to be getting the results i think i should. the bumps on my chin are too many to count. no whiteheads, just bumpy, white-ish bumps all over. sebum still on my nose, too. oil comes out after washing my face. i am peeling, but i think its mostly from topicals. where is the complexion i was told i would get from accutane?????
  3. definately. help would be great. yvette, how long a course are you going to do? i remeber you from waaay back! hope things are going great for you. what is your current dose?
  4. hey, tammy. do you have any problem with clogged pores on your nose? i am in month 7, 40 mg, and if i stretch the skin on my nose, i can see white stuff. if i press it, it squiggles out. sorry so graphic, but i am wondering if this is something others have dealt with, or is it just me. congrats on finishing your course!!!
  5. would someone please tell me if this is normal? go look in the mirror and stretch the skin on your nose. do you see little, white, clogged pores? the kind that if you press (and i am not suggesting you do) white stuff comes out? aka sebum, oil, whatever...squiggles! thanks. i got em bad!!
  6. i have little whiteheads under my skin. they dont seem to surface, just sit there. they arent even bulging out. my nose is full of sebum filled pores. if you stretch the skin, you can see the white stuff in there. press them out into those gross little squiggles. yes, i know its gross, but this CANT be normal. where is all this sebum coming from? thought it was suppose to be gone, or in the least, lessened.
  7. Hey, I would talk to your docter about increasing your dosage. My docter said it is much more effective to take higher dosages at a shorter amount of time. Probably your dosage is just not high enough. Hang in there. Acne sucks, but look how many people are members of this site...and we ALL have it! thanks for the reply. my doc did say we should up my dose next month if i am still looking fugly. to 60, i think. woulda done it this time, but my bday is coming up and i know i will have a b
  8. Hey, I would talk to your docter about increasing your dosage. My docter said it is much more effective to take higher dosages at a shorter amount of time. Probably your dosage is just not high enough. Hang in there. Acne sucks, but look how many people are members of this site...and we ALL have it!
  9. i am a few days into month 7 on 40 mg. it isnt working. my skin looks awful. underground white bumps, peeling is ridiculous. i look like shit. is anyone in the same boat?
  10. i keep seeing posts that mention exfoliating with a baby brush. could someone explain? i look like a molting snake!
  11. if you don't like that greasy feel, try ddf ultra lite moistuzing dew. it is about $36 at sephora. also, i like neutrogena for sensitive skin. oil free, fragrance fee. it is a bit more emollient. it's about $15, i think.
  12. it def messes with your system. i didnt have a period for about 5months straight (very athletic, training a lot) then the first month i started taking accutane, i started having monthly periods again. have been for 6 months.
  13. i am at the end of month 6 and i think accutane has stopped working for me. oily nose, sebum in pores, a f ing nightmare. i go to the derm tomorrow and am not happy in the least. i looked better during month 4!!
  14. Quit using lotion anywhere on your nose. will try it. thanks.
  15. been using the retin-a per my derms advice for the oil. still present. why!!!????
  16. i am concerened that i am not getting the most out of my accutane experience. i am in month 6 at 40mg. i am currently experiencing oily-nose pores and breakouts-still!! i will put on makeup, or wash my face. several minutes later-oil is coming out. noticeably so. what is the deal?? i posted this before re: oil, but no informative replies. please help. it got better, then worse.
  17. i got my derm to agree to another month, so maybe that will help. i dont want to up my dose. i had an ib/breakout fest when i went from 20 to 40, and each month for the first three months. cant handle that again. thanks for all your information.
  18. How much do you weigh? The FDA approved amount is .5 mg per kg to 1.0 mg per kg; however, 1.5-2.0 mg per kg is something that more and more dermatologists are doing. So, perhaps your dose needs to be adjusted? Also, the AUC (Area Under the Curve) for isotretinoin is about 3 times as high when you take it with a standardized, high fat meal (945 calories, 52.5% fat, 34.9% carbohydrate, and 13.6% protein) as opposed to fasting. So, I ask, how are you taking the medication?
  19. thanks for the reply. nose oil sucks.
  20. come on, you guys. someone out there has some experience/knowledge about this one. please.......
  21. yvette, how are you doing now? i am in month 6 at 40mg. read you had clogged pores. i am not looking too good for having started out pretty mild to begin with. let me know your status when you can.
  22. okay, this is pretty nasty, but i am in month 6 at 40mg. all was going pretty well in the oil dept. for the first 5 months. now, the pores on my nose are ooooozing oil. i will wash, lather up with lotion, then several minutes later-little pools of disgusting oil coming out of the nose pores. my derm said, "you can use a little retin-a on your nose". ive been using retin-a for the entire course. i just stopped this week because of excessive drying (which she warned me about, but i just co
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