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  1. ivyagogo

    Week 31 Update

    Debra - we haven't had any side effects from the accutane other than having very dry skin and lips. My son takes the accutane once a day and then a host of other supplements and topicals. It's a lot to manage. Be aware that the accutane will make the acne worse. For my son, it has been a lot worse and we are still waiting for it to get better than it was before he started! His acne is very stubborn. Good luck!
  2. ivyagogo

    Week 29 Update

    Thank you so much. It is getting better now, but it's still pretty bad. He is handling it really well.
  3. ivyagogo

    Week 31 Update

    My son is on the last month of Acutane and then he has to take 3 months off before he can start a second round. Still getting better...slowly. What is wrong with this site? I haven't been able to load normal pictures for months.
  4. ivyagogo

    Week 29 Update

    I got tired of doing this every week with no change. Finally, I think we have some change. He started high school last week and I had hoped this would be all gone by now, but we are at least on the right track! How come whenever I post pictures now they are sideways, squashed, or upside down? I can't figure it out.
  5. ivyagogo

    Week 25 Update

    Sorry we missed a few weeks. My son was away at camp. Here we are three weeks later. The face is sometimes better, sometimes not. His back is getting better, but the scarring is starting to show that it will be bad. His chest is a nightmare. He has an enormous cyst right in the center. He has now been on the Accutane since March although he has only been on 80mg for around 2 months. Will this ever end for him? I was really hoping he would be clear when he starts high school in September but tha
  6. ivyagogo

    Week 25 Update

    Sorry we missed a few weeks. My son was away at camp. Here we are three weeks later. The face is sometimes better, sometimes not. His back is getting better, but the scarring is starting to show that it will be bad. His chest is a nightmare. He has an enormous cyst right in the center. He has now been on the Accutane since March although he has only been on 80mg for around 2 months. Will this ever end for him? I was really hoping he would be clear when he starts high school in September but tha
  7. ivyagogo

    Week 18 - Hooray

    I do admit it's getting better, a little better all the time! I don't know what is going on with the pictures. They used to not be so big. I'm trying to put the photos in the gallery and link to them instead.
  8. ivyagogo

    18 weeks on Accutane

    Finally seeing some results.
  9. ivyagogo

    Week 17 - Finally Some Results

    I spoke to his doctor. He has never heard of the honey/cinnamon thing, but said it wouldn't hurt to try it. Off to the health food store. Thanks for the advice.
  10. ivyagogo

    Week 17 - Finally Some Results

    I never heard of that. I will definitely ask his doctor about it. Do you mix the honey and cinnamon together? If so, what is the ratio?
  11. I didn't bother posting last week because there just wasn't anything new to say. This week I can finally say that it is starting to look better. The doctor upped his dosage to 80mg, even though he initially said he wouldn't take him up that high. It was getting obvious that he really needed it. I will have his blood drawn this week to make sure everything is still okay. His skin is finally starting to clear up. It's still bad and his back is horrendous, but it is improving.
  12. ivyagogo

    Week 15 - More Meds

    I call it the storm before the calm. I think it is starting to get better too. It seems to have gotten better quickly having moved to 80 mg. I will take pictures on Monday as usual and post them.
  13. ivyagogo

    Week 15 - More Meds

    Here are the week 15 pictures with no progress. Doctor is upping his dosage to 80 mg even though he originally told us he wouldn't have him go higher than 60. He also increased the strength of the tretinoin cream. Will this nightmare ever end? It just keeps getting worse.
  14. ivyagogo

    Week 14

    I think it's starting to get better, but it's hard to tell in the photos. He is usually better in the morning, but these pictures are always taken early evening.
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