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  1. Hi-- I'm 29 and am taking 40 mg of amnesteem/day. I have peely "zones" on my chin and around my nose that cetaphil cream doesn't seem to be able to help with. I want to invest in a stronger moisturizer, but I'm worried that it willl make me break out. Any suggestions? I'd read about Emu oil, but that just seems strange to me-- any advice on how to use the emu oil or any other product? Thanks!
  2. Hey, I've never been on that one but have been on all sorts of bcps. I tend to do better with monophasic pills (steady dose of hormones) vs. the triphasic ones like OTC-lo, but there are lots of women on the OTC-lo. I've had really good luck with the Web-MD women's health message boards. Those women really know their stuffhttp://boards.webmd.com/.5987f40a/
  3. I wouldn't do it, but I understand the temptation. I'd take a warm shower and use a soft washcloth to coax the blackheads out. I had a very very light microderm yesterday at my derm's office (I'm on my second month of accutane) and I wanted a peel to help get to the cysts I have. The derm explained that I can't have a peel (or waxing, etc.) because accutane skin doesn't have its protective oils. SOOOO.... I'd try a gentle manual exfoliation. No nose strips! (You could end up looking like Ru
  4. I love that cetaphil cream, too, like Carys recommended. It's sold in a big tub at the drugstore (about 12 bucks) and is BETTER than the lotion. Also, it's non-comedogenic, which you wouldn't really think for something sold in a big tub as "cream," but it's good stuff.
  5. I'm a huge fan of the aquaphor, but it has terrible "staying power." One thing that's helped me is good quality 100% shea butter. Get the nicer, more expensive kind from a health food store (or bath and body works), otherwise it's gritty. But it has good staying power. Try not to get the shea butter anywhere other than your lips when you apply, as I suspect it's comedogenic. Hope this helps!
  6. I'm on my second month of Accutane and 3rd week of a 40mg dose. I'm 29 and this is my second go with the accutane. My first was when I was 18. I get migraines without aura several times a month. They respond with Relpax or, if I'm out of that, Imitrex pills. Lately I've had some major life stress and had a really intense headache last night. I know that there's a side effect/risk of headache, indicating brain problem, with accutane. But the migraine I had last night responded to my usual
  7. I'm getting microderm twice a month at my derm's office on my low dose of accutane. The microderm is on the lightest setting and helps with flakes. The derm said no peels during accutane-- she said something about needing oil in the skin to serve as protection for the peel acid stuff. So, I'd go for a light microderm (it's more controlable-- you can tell the person if it's hurting, and he/she can adjust the machine). Hope this helps.
  8. Hi, everyone. I'm new here. I'm 29 and taking accutane for the second time (first time when I was 18). I was on 20 mg for a month, now am on 40 mg for 2 weeks. My knees started popping tonight, and my right one pops with every step! Does this mean that I'll be getting the joint pain soon? Argh! I'm tempted to throw in the towel and try Aldactone, but I really want this stuff to work! Any advice would be greatly appreciated )