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  1. Went to the derm again last Monday, going to pick up my third prescription today. I'm happy with my results so far, it's been a long road to where I'm at now, but through all of my side effects it's been worth it. My hair is thinning out I think, but it's not noticeable, the dryness of course, bouts of mild eczema on my hands, back and joint pain, vision trouble (after an eight hour shift of looking at a computer screen I become extremely near sighted.) headaches, not being able to concentrate..
  2. Wilky5209

    Day 56

    Good news, it's reall clearing now! I just have the red marks left. Not really much else to update on, just being patient
  3. Wilky5209

    Day 41?

    I'm trying to be patient, but geeze it's hard some days. It's just a constant type deal and it is disheartening some days. Today is a "good" day, but I'm not going to think for a second that tomorrow won't be bad again. I've been feeling pretty down, and I think it's definetly the accutane. My mind has just been foggy. I can't consent rate at all, and I get upset by small things. It could also be the weather here too though. It's been a long cold winter. Either way, I am going to push through
  4. Wow this really is a roller coaster ride! Had a huge sucker pop up the night I posted my last entry. And another big cyst on my chin. But, all in all I can't complain. It's still NOTHING compared to how it was but again, the scarring!!! Should I try miderma? I'm using bio oil but idk if I'm seeing results. I've almost bike down and done a chemical peel (5%) but went with my better judgement on that. Should I be seeing more improvement by now? My face really is smooth and that I am grateful for.
  5. Ok, I think I really see improvement now. The angry red scarring is calming down and I don't have ANY new pimples ))) only two teeny tiny stubborn cysts. About 1/3 the size of a pea. My face feels so smooth when I run the back of my hand across my cheek. A month ago it was like a gravel road and so painful. I hope I'm not jinxing myself, and I PRAY it stays clear so that the marks can fade. So happy about this. Also, I don't have to use the heavy makeup anymore. I was using color stay 24 hr by r
  6. Yes, 90% of the is scarring I am a picker :/
  7. Just got back from my one month follow up. I asked if he could bump me up to 60 mg, but he said no .... I guess my maximum dose is 55. I've never heard of this, but i am pretty small. 97lbs 4'11. But anyway, he did say he sees improvement. Which, I can't help but take with a grain of salt because he has so many patients how's he going to remember my face? Lol. I guess it does look better, I just wish my scarring would improve. Here's pictures. Opinions please!
  8. I've been kind of waiting to post a new entry. Mainly to avoid redundancy, and actually show some progress. I still don't really feel like I've seen many changes. My cheeks are still flakey and I still have the same stubborn spots. I picked again and that was not a good decision. My skin just heals so weird now! Scabs just slough off like a sheet and underneath is just a patch of raw skin. That process just repeats itself. Idk how else to explain it. I think I'm starting to get a little disapp
  9. Please do! No one is here to judge it helps everyone to see pictures. I had a hard time doing it myself. But I did , and I feel so much better putting it out there after hiding it so long under makeup.
  10. I think *hope* this is my ib. I so desparately want clear skin. With makeup on I feel 'ok'. Without it, I feel hard to look at. I just want to know what it feels like to "feel pretty." Acne has such a major impact on my life. I just want clear skin :/. L this is what I look like without the makeup, anything but beautiful.
  11. i didn't even know I put that in there! Strange! Haha I will try the hands off approach... But, is picking off a piece of dead skin really goofing to hurt? I just can't stand it ahhhhh!!!
  12. Gave me false hope

    I was so excited when I took my first pill. I thought finally! I will have clear skin! Nope, just made me feel sick.
  13. Good for accutane

    When I went to the store to recruit my accutane dryness arsenal, I came across this. Not this exact product, but the moisturizing wash. It doesn't dry out my skin and takes all of the makeup off.
  14. I can't help picking! L especially bc of how accutane makes you peel in "sheets".any tips on how to stop picking, besides just don't? It's a bad bad habit for me, maybe I shout cut off my hands. Hah. Thank you for the compliment, I wish I felt beautiful .
  15. No I haven't tried that, ill have to look for it! And I think my issue is after taking my morning pill, my skin just dries out really bad around noon. My skin does look a little better, but I'm wearing makeup in this picture. I wear revlon color stay 24 hr, it covers really well! I will take a picture later when I get home after I take off the makeup.
  16. Hmmmm I pick too much. My jawline has a couple of decent sized bumps. But my cheeks are still healing. Maybe if I could keep my hands off of my face it would already be healed. My skin is so dry. My eyes burn, and I just feel very blah today. Like emotionless. But I highly doubt it's the accutane. I'm just sleepy, I did take two sleep aids last night. Maybe I just never woke up. Also noticed that where I cut the palm of my hand last night, there is no scab it's still an open slice. Maybe slowin
  17. I can't wait until my last blog post reads "I love my face." I know how you are feeling, and kudos to you for having the patience to take the all natural route and seeing if it works. I don't blame you for feeling sad about having acne. It affects every aspect of our lives! It is not just a "small issue in the grand scheme of things." In fact, even after its cleared I'm sure we will look back and still feel that sadness and embarrassment that consumed our lives and robbed us of so much joy! I wa
  18. I attached the pictures I forgot to include. On my first blog post the lighting wasn't great, but I think I notice a difference. It's hard to tell because I look at it constantly. :/
  19. Thank you so much for your feedback! I realmy feel I need this as an outlet, maybe silly but it does help to know there are other people out there going through the same thing. Follow me through my accutane treatment, maybe it could put you at ease about the drug. I'm hoping that if I were to get side effects, I would already have them. But, that could be naivety talking. This far, all of my side effects are worth the possibility of clear skin ten fold!
  20. Thank you both for your feedback! I can't wait for this stuff to work. I wish there was a magic over night solution
  21. I think my skin is finally turning a corner. What's it take to get some comments here? Lol. Last night my boyfriend was gone to drill, so I didn't wear makeup all day which felt nice. I didn't moisturize either, just to see if that would help it heal quicker. And I think it did, wierd I know but my face didnt have a single new pimple this morning and seems to be on the mend. I home it stays like this. I'm going to attach some photos please give me some feedback!
  22. Ok, I should have started this a long time ago. This entry will kind of be a quick backlog of everything. I am 25, I have two kids aged 3 and one. I used to have an ok completion in highschool. Ok enough not to have a panic attack if someone saw me without makeup. I'm not really even sure when it started, but I am so self conscious about my skin now that it really does have a huge impact on my life. I would get so much more joy out of simple things that people with clear skin don't even think