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  1. Jules70


    This is my "Fat Cat". Her name is Singhin. She's a cutie.
  2. DAY 1 I'm so excited!!! I finally started my accutane journey today. YEH!!! Well, I'm actually taking Sotret (Isotretinoin generic) starting at 40mgs once a day. I took my first pill with dinner tonight. For those interested I'm a 35/f. I've been afflicted with acne since about 12 years old. Over the years my face has pretty much cleared up (still have blackheads on nose and chin area) but I have moderate acne/cystic acne on my back. After all this time I've gotten used to not bei
  3. Day 155 Well it's been a few months since I've posted anything. I'm doing well with the tane this time around. My derm bumped me up to 100mg this time. Seems to be working much better. I just finished month 5 and we decided to go one more month so I'm in the home stretch right now. The side effects haven't been bad at this high dose. By now I'm used to the dry skin and I don't really notice it anymore; still use chapstick all the time; wash my hair every couple days. My skin feels really t
  4. I suffered from both facial and bacne all through my teens. My face eventually cleared up but my back never did (cystic, whiteheads and blackheads). I went to a new G.P. and when he saw my back he told me he had taken accutane and that I should try it. He referred me to a derm in the building and she prescribed tane. I wish I had known about it YEARS ago. My first course cleared me about 75% (it was severe) I just started my second course with alittle over a year between the two.
  5. Jules70

    Looking for that lost soul...

    Hi Terra. Welcome the .org. Just curious, what dose does your derm have you on?? I suffer from bacne as well. Hope the tane works wonders for you. Looking forward to seeing your progress. I'll have to update some of my pics as well. Jules
  6. Day 25 How dry I am.................. How dry I am................. Did I mention how dry I am! Not much to say right now. My hair is dry, my nose is dry (bloodly nose blowing ) and the skin on my face is dry. I've been battling with these awful dry white flakey patches on either side of my chin. The Oil of Olay is not cutting it. It's horrible and so very noticable (sp) I've got to figure something out. Any ideas out there?? Anyone else have to deal with this? It's been alittle over
  7. Jules70

    28F, Second Course of Accutane

    Hey Kristen! Nice to see a familiar face on the .org. I'm back for my second course as well. I just finished rereading thru your log. Looks like you started off pretty rough the 1st time. Hope it's a little smoother for you this time. I started off at 40mgs again this time. I feel like I'm reacting to the tane faster this time. Have you noticed the same thing?? I'm only on day 25 and I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO dry. Hope all is well! Jules
  8. Jules70

    37 mom starting Accutane

    Welcome to the world of accutane and the .org. I'm also a 37/f but I'm on my second course of accutane. Sounds like you are off to a great start. Good luck to you and I look forward to reading about your progress. Jules
  9. Day 17 I feel like the tane is working quicker this time around. Could just be my imagination thought My lips are dry (chapstick junkie), have the lovely white dry patches on either side of my chin as well as overall flakyness, the oil is gone & I could probably get away with washing my hair evey other day now. I think I'm starting the purge. My nose feels rough and I've got a little flair up on my back (my major trouble spot). So things seem to be going really well so far. I'm actuall
  10. Jules70

    My Accutane Log 22/f 40mg

    Sorry to hear you've been having a crappy few days. Hang in there. Hope the insurance issue works out for ya. Oh, and stop looking in car mirrors.
  11. Jules70

    FINALLY starting accutane-My Log

    Congrats on starting Accutane!! Feel free to ask if you have any questions. Good luck.
  12. Jules70

    It's Accutane Day!

    Hey! Sorry to hear about all the actives. Usually, the higher the dose to start the worse the breakout. Hang in there If the headaches are that bad try an advil. It knocks them right out for me. The juice if fine to drink. It's the actually vitamin pills you want to stay away from.
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    First Post on Accutane

    Welcome. Sounds like you body is adjusting to the tane. Good luck and hang in there.
  14. Day 7 One week down!! LOL Well, I'm in that combo stage right now. I'm getting dry patches on my chin, jaw line and forehead but still oily on cheeks and nose. Also have a bit of a flair up going along jaw line. Red, raised bumps that have not come to a head. Just hanging out there under the skin saying "you can't get me!" I noticed this morning that my hair is not quite as oily as usual. The changes have begun!
  15. Day 5 Hey juin! Thanks for stopping by! Well, not much to report on. Had a slight headache after taking my pill the first few days. That stopped yesturday. Otherwise I haven't noticed any major changes yet. I know, exciting isn't it??!!
  16. Jules70

    80-120 mgs daily over 7 months

    Hello! Sounds like your doing well. I'm also surprised that your derm started you right off with 80mgs a day. Mine started me at 40mgs for the first month to adjust then bumped me to 80mgs starting the 2nd month. Also tend to get less of an IB if it's gradual. Oh well! You poor thing Pinkeye?? Yuck. I've had that before after coming off some serious antibiotics. Hope you feel better.
  17. Jules70

    Bring it on, accutane!

    Hey juin. Sounds like you're doing great. Congrats on the bump in mgs I'll be checking back on ya!
  18. Jules70

    Using make-up and Accutane

    I order mine online also unless I'm running real low then I'll go to the Sephora store at the mall. http://www.sephora.com/brands/bare-escentuals/index.jhtml
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    Tylenol and Accutane

    Yes. You can take tylenol while on accutane.
  20. Jules70

    Using make-up and Accutane

    Hello. I agree, there is no reason you can't wear makeup while on accutane. Before I started my 1st course I used Cover Girl liquid & powder. I made the switch to bare minerals/escentuals once I started to dry out. It covers wonderfully and feels so light on your skin. IMHO I was the same as you, I only wore makeup when I was going out of the house.
  21. Jules70

    starting accutane tuesday!

    Hello!! Sounds like you are doing well with the accutane. Just try and stay positive. It's a rollercoaster ride for some. I'll send you a PM with some help for the pictures. You have to resize them so they are smaller. Jules
  22. Day 1 ~ Second Course 37/F here. I have been battling with acne since about the 5th grade (however old that makes you). I had facial and body acne growing up. My face cleared up for the most part in my 20's but the bacne never went away. Because it's the back it's much easier to hide. I just got tired of hiding. So here I am. I did my course of accutane in 2006. It did not completly clear me but it did improve my skin. So I waited a year and am going to try again. So here's to positive
  23. Jules70

    My Accutane Log 22/f 40mg

    Congrats on starting tane. I think the nose bleeds were just a coincident. Believe me, you'll know when you dry up. I know everyone reacts differently to the drug but feel free to read my log to get an idea of what to expect. Good luck. Jules
  24. Jules70

    Here we go again

    Sounds like you are doing well with your 2nd course. Good luck. I'll be checking back. Jules