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  1. How do you mean by redness? The only redness I have is from the actual spots and from the red marks or scars they're leaving behind. Apart from that, my complexion is normal. Does that answer question?
  2. Week 12 Well I haven't written in a few weeks now because I've had nothing positive to report until now. Since my last post I've had spots that have come and gone and that have come back again. Highly frustrating as I'm sure some of you can identify with. Anyway I contacted my dermatologist during week 10 about my dosage. She said that my slow reaction to the drug was quite normal and that it can take some people the full four months before they'd see any improvement. It certainly made me feel
  3. I am on roaccutane almost 9 weeks now and my skin is still worse than before I started it. It was bad for the first month with breakouts, then cleared up well in week 5. Since then it's gone downhill and although the quantity of spots on my face is the same as before, they are much more prominent. I had moderate acne which would't react with any other medications so my derm put me on a dosage of 35mg and I weigh 67kg. I drank 3.5 pints at the end of week 5 for the first time since I started thi
  4. 8 and a half weeks Well I must say that I am ticked off. I'm on it 8.5 weeks now and my skin is worse than before I started. I wouldn't say I have actually more spots on my face but instead of whiteheads and normal sized red spots, I now get whiteheads that form scabs and stay on my skin for weeks. It's disgusting. Otherwise the scab will go and a new spot will come in it's place. I also have 3 cysts which were something I rarely got before! So overall the amount of beauties is the same but the
  5. Week 7 Well this week I got no new spots. The ones from last week were just drying up. However I had a couple of spots on my lower lip which kept forming scabs and whiteheads. I'd think when the scab was gone that that would be it but oh no, a new whitehead would form! Anyway I was killed putting on germoline on it and it didn't help. However last night I put nothing on it and it's getting a bit better I think. As for my other scabby spots....they seem to be on my face for weeks. The skin is al
  6. Week 6 Well my advice to anyone starting roaccutane is not to count their chickens before they've hatched. Last week I thought I was on my way to recovery. I felt my skin was improving and that there were no bloomers on my face. Well this week was a complete different story. I got nine new spots on my cheeks, 10 whiteheads around my mouth and chin area and then two whiteheads on my neck and I never got them on my neck before. Yuck! I can't express how disappointed I am. My derm said that by wee
  7. Thanks Allie, will try it too! Week 5 This week has been quite good. I only got three new spots, one of which was a whitehead. Regarding my other spots, they're more like scars particularly any spot I had on my cheeks. I really hope these marks clear up. Drank alcohol last night. Went on a bit of a binge as it was my first drop in 5 weeks so I went a bit mad. Anyway I had no probs but I was eating plenty too so that probably lessened any potential bad effects. Side effects in week 5 Bloods
  8. Feiph: Thanks for your comments. The bleeding stopped after a few days but I will mention it at my next doctor appointment. Regarding Dianette, I was on it before and it was fine but I will be vigilant while on it this time. Thanks. Week 4 Well this week started out pretty bad as well. I had two giant spots on my cheek; one whitehead and one spot that looked like a disgusting wart( never got one like that before!). I must say that I was in a right mood and my friends noticed. I didn't want
  9. Week 3 Well this past week has been pretty bad. I broke out big time at the start of the week on both sides of my face. By the end of the week, they were starting to fade but then I got one beautiful cyst on my cheek and a couple of whiteheads to go with it. Overall a crap week for the aul self-esteem. Really hoping they start to clear up soon. My dermatologist said it'd take up to 6 weeks! Trying to be patient. As for my side effects....thankfully no aching bones this week or palpitations. My
  10. Week 2 Well I continued anyway. Compared to last week...such an improvement. I still have pretty much the same amount of spots but at least they're not whiteheads! Anyway my side effects include chapped lips every day no matter how much vaseline I put on them. My skin is becoming dryer and also my bones were aching compared to normal after a 20 minute jog. I also noticed that I get palpitations after the slightest physical exertion. Hoping to get my blood tested tomorrow so fingers crossed:)
  11. How is it going now?
  12. Day 9 Oh my god...I'm freaking out! Has anyone ever experienced rectal bleeding? Dont know whether I should stop it now??? Aah!
  13. My history I have had acne since the age of 13 and now am 23 years of age. I have been put on various antibiotic medications and dianette. They all worked for a short period and then the acne came back as bad as ever. So I went to my dermatologist who put me on 35mg of roaccutane per day and I weigh 70kg. She also put me on dianette. My course is to last 16 weeks. I intend to give an update on my progress weekly and I hope this can be of help to anyone out there as I have found this site excell