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  1. nwmadchen

    Nearly there!

    Hello all! It's been a while. I haven't been updating because there's really nothing to report on... My skin is completely clear. Nothing. It's red due to the dry skin, but that will go away a week or two after I've finished my course. Which, by the way, is in about 3 1/2 weeks! So excited! My skin looks great, so I'm only going through with 5 months. Partly due to the fact that I don't need a 6th course, but also because I'm moving out of the country My labs all came back normal too. I am s
  2. nwmadchen

    Looking good

    Hello all, Don't feel like there are a lot of updates for you all. My skin looks great, but the side effects have stayed the same. My dry skin is pretty under control. I put lotion on twice a day, and sunscreen before driving to work and before driving home (my drive is long and I don't want to get burned.) I gently exfoliate every day once in the morning and once at night with a sonic silicon brush. I feel this is much gentler than a clarisonic brush and it's done a great job of reducing the
  3. nwmadchen

    Holy Clear Skin

    Hello hello hello! I just started my 3rd month of accutane about a week and a half ago now. Now, I will say I have had a couple breakouts here and there... but I think it's my fault not the medicines. I went on a trip and wasn't as consistent about taking it and may have drank a bit more than I usually do (whoops). Other than that, my skin looks fantastic! It is a bit red from being so dry, but I think it's kinda a nice change from my usual overly white skin and is nothing I can't fix with some
  4. nwmadchen

    Don't be so flaky

    Hello again! It's been a while, but I wanted to check in. It's week 7 now (I think) since I have started. So far I have seen progress, but am not clear by any means. Good news is, mostly everything has cleared up on my chin. In fact my t-zone looks fantastic which is weird since that's the only place I would ever get any acne real bad. My cheeks are still having some issues though. Lots of small but painful pimples on the sides. Aside from that, my face in general is just super red. My dermato
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    Progress progress progress

    I am nearly done with my first 30 days of accutane! I went to the dermatologist for my monthly check up and she said she was amazed at how well I was doing. That made me feel so good, because I really wasn't sure if that was the case never having been on the drug before. Aside from some red hyper pigmentation, and some dry scabs on my face from old acne, I only one blemish right now. It doesn't look as good as it is simply because my face is so red, but I can feel a huge difference running my fi
  6. nwmadchen

    Like a Desert

    I am just past week 3 and my lips are officially feeling the full side affects of accutane. They are constantly peeling and hurt. I can't really eat anything acidic because it hurts. Even applying aquaphor every 30 minutes isn't seeming to help anymore. I was before too. I am currently awaiting my order of Dr. Dan's Cortibalm. I've heard great things about it and am hoping that that in combination with aquaphor will help! Other than that, my skin has been flaky, but I've been layering lotions
  7. nwmadchen

    Here we go...

    It has been nearly a week since beginning my accutane regimen. I am taking two 30 mg pills a day; one in the morning and one in the evening. I've been taking these with a meal and a fish oil pill to aid in the joint aches many people complain about on accutane. As far as side effects so far... dry. Just dry. Not necessarily on my body yet, although it feels significantly less oily on my back, just on my face and scalp. My face is flaking everywhere and aside from some under the skin cysts, al
  8. nwmadchen

    Blockades

    Thanks @mum44!
  9. nwmadchen

    Blockades

    Finally got my pills yesterday. Let me tell you... it was a pain in the butt to just get these. Not only did I have to do a pregnancy test, blood test, and wait a whole month to have another pregnancy test, but it also took 4 days to work things out with the pharmacy to get them. Unfortunately my insurance doesn't cover prescriptions until I hit my $1200 deductible... so I was freaking out about having to pay $600-700 a month for this medicine (seriously, it's that much.) Luckily, goodrx.com pr
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