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  1. Whew can't believe how much time has passed! I just started month 6 and my skin looks great! I barely broke out all of month 5 I would get 1 or 2 teeny tiny ones that would literally disappear within a day its great. My derm said this will most likely be my last month, but we may do 1 extra for maintenance purposes. I honestly don't even mind at this point, I hardly notice the side effects anymore. The most annoying part is dry lips but my face and body skin aren't dry at all! For anyone loo
  2. You HAVE to try intense moisture surge!! I promise you that you won't be disappointed. Fish Oil tends to help with the lower back pain though...I'm just hoping that it goes away once I get off accutane! I'm a runner too so its so inconvenient having the pain I haven't been able to run long distances lately its very frustrating. But I hope you're doing good as well!!
  3. Halfway done! (I hope) Day 90. My dermatologist bumped me up from 30mg to 40mg/day. She was going to keep me at 30mg but I'm going to be out of state for an internship starting in May so we are trying to get me up to the cumulative dose and off the drug by then. Not much new to update though! Still have a few small closed comedones that become inflamed and don't come to head but those are occurring less and less! They aren't cystic by any means but they do turn red and just sit on my fac
  4. oh yay!! that gives me hope haha thank you! after its been this long, another month won't hurt!
  5. Well so far...the much anticipated "magic" that is supposed to happen in the 3rd month hasn't happened yet. Still breaking out and it's so frustrating! I won't even try popping any of them so they just sit there all red and inflamed for up to 2 weeks at a time. I've had to get a couple cortisone injections since I first started treatment just to make them go away! Anyways...more clogged pores and blackheads are coming out. Some new ones are just popping up randomly too. Normally they evolve f
  6. This update is a few days late, but I couldn't get my prescription for a few days. Damn iPledge makes it so complicated! Anyways...first week on 30 mg. I can tell I am a little more dry than when I was on 20 mg (which I expected) I did have a mini breakout. 2 little pimples around my chin/mouth area. That seems to be the only part of my face where I've broken out since starting accutane. More of my blackheads and pores are coming out too which is unbelievably satisfying haha but I still
  7. Hey! My treatment is going pretty well. I am on day 65..I had to skip a few days to wait for my blood results to get back and my appointment was on a friday so that was an extra 2 more days I had to wait. This whole iPledge/blood-drawing system is so frustrating!! Anyways...my derm bumped me up to 30mg a day and I have to say it helps SO much with getting those little tiny clogged pores up and OUT. There was the biggest and deepest blackhead on my forehead that had been there for a month. I
  8. Month 2 down... Had my derm appointment today and she is bumping me up from 20mg/day to 30 mg/day. She initially wanted to keep me on 20 but I don't want to end up being on accutane for longer than 6 months so I asked if I can be bumped up a little bit. Good news is that I didn't breakout at all this week. Everything is reallllly slowing down! I still have some of those little tiny bumps (blackheads, closed pores and whatnot) but my dermatologist said that those won't go away until the
  9. Hey! I can relate. I've had mild/moderate acne. I was on spiro and it cleared me up for a while then I just became immune to it. I was also on aczone and retin-a for a time and it never kept my acne away it only helped a little bit. Tretinoin will definitely make you breakout for the first couple of months as your skin gets used the medicine. If you are still getting cystic acne, I honestly would talk to your dermatologist about going on accutane. I have tried literally every topical medica
  10. Merry [early] Christmas everyone! I wanted to do a week 7 update since a few people asked about the Clinique Moisture Surge lotion I bought last week. So far I absolutely love it! It makes my face feel soooo soft and silky. Sometimes at night I have to double up for extra moisture but I don't mind that. It goes on really nicely under makeup too. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good moisturizer As for my skin, I had another breakout this week. Seems to happen eve
  11. Hey! I'm also on a fairly low dose of accutane also (20 mg/day) and I'm on day 48 (i think) so we're basically on the same journey! That's so weird you had a breakout on your right lower right cheek by your mouth. Thats EXACTLY where I have been breaking out! Its the only place on my face where I get bigger pimples. I have tons of those clogged pores as well. They never get inflamed but they are small bumps that you can see and have gunk in them. I attempted using a blackhead extractor on a
  12. I hear you on the makeup thing! I'm going to sephora tomorrow to try and find a primer that will be hydrating and that will make my foundation go on smooth and not cakey like its doing now. I'll let you know how the moisture surge works! It should be here by tomorrow I ordered it on Saturday. Happy Holidays to you too and here's to hoping month 3 will be whole lot better than month 2!
  13. I'm on Claravis (accutane) 20 mg per day! I'm still breaking out too. My Derm said i should see improvement in month 3 but we shall see. And I've been on solodyn twice actually. I went on it a few years ago and it worked for a few months then stopped. Then I went back on it for about 6 months up until it quit working again this past summer. Hence why I decided to just go on accutane as a last resort! I feel like its a very temporary drug. Once your body becomes immune to it you may have another
  14. I will definitely let you know how the moisture surge works!! I have a friend who went on accutane a few years ago and she used it and said it was amazing so I have high hopes! I'm still breaking out but luckily its not as bad as it was a few weeks ago. The worst part about it is how fragile my skin is now which I'm sure you understand! And I hope your IB isn't a bad experience! At least you will be around people who love you regardless of your skin. Soon enough (but not soon ENOUGH) we wi
  15. yay! so happy to hear that the vitamin e oil is working for you too are you using the stuff from trader joes or did you find another kind? But yeah i only wear aquaphor at night..it honestly just puts a thick mask over my lips so the skin just peels off in the morning anyways. I use blistex medicated lip balm and that works great. I'm happy to hear that you're doing great! And hey, we're basically done with the worst part of being on accutane...GO US! It's all down hill from here...i h