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  1. Hi everyone! Well I've had pretty bad acne ever since I was 13 when I was 18 I started Accutane and when I was 19 I went off of it and have been clear ever since (about a year now! ). However, I recently got engaged (in October) and will be getting married in June! So I'm starting to think about which BCP to take. I don't need one to clear up my acne, since Accutane already did that, I just want to make sure the one that I take won't mess up my hormones and make my acne come back. What wou
  2. Day 64 (9 weeks) Hey! Well nothing too much has happened over the past 2 weeks. My skin does seem to be on the "healing" end of this whole process though which is awesome! Most of my actives are flattening out, so I mostly just have red marks now. Although I do still get active acne much more than is desirable. I had my derm appointment a couple days ago and he kept me at 60mgs, but said that next month it will probably be bumped to 80mgs, which I'm fine with. So long as I have clear skin whe
  3. Day 52 (about 7 weeks) Hey everyone! Sorry its been so long since I've updated. I got a sinus infection I get about one every year and let me be the first to say they royally suck!!!! So on top of my dry skin/lips, nose bleeds, and headaches, I had to persist through a mean fever, even worse headaches than before, sinus congestion (sp?), and everything else that goes along with sickness! Ok ok now the complaining is offically over for me! haha. My skin, however, does seem to be getting bett
  4. Hi mattsmom! Accutane is definately a big decsion. I put it off for a good year before finally getting frustrated enough with my acne to take the leap. 12y/o is pretty young to take this medication, however, if you've had multiple derms reccomend it then it's worth considering. I would talk to your son about it and see how he feels about the idea. I do use Dan's cleaser and moisturizer. I've been on Accutane about 1 1/2 months and his products are really awesome at combating dryness! Good lu
  5. Day 39 (about 5 1/2 weeks) Hi again! Ok well life has been going good, my face has been ehh. I do believe it is starting to get better though *knocks on wood*. My face doesn't "look" much better due to all the red marks, however when I touch it does feel smoother. The red marks are beginning to look less angry though which I'm thrilled about! Everything else remains the same. My skin isn't too dry, my lips are chapped (I ALWAYS have a coat of moisturizer on!), oil is gone , and thats about i
  6. 33 days Ok so I had my derm appointment and he knocked my doseage up to 60mg a day. So thats one 20mg pill in the morning and two 20mg pills at night. Sounds like a lot of pills haha, but I say bring it on! The more the merrier! Everything else remains the same... and so I wait.
  7. Hey! Congratulations on getting Accutane! I remember feeling the exact same way as you. Heck, I'm one month in and I'm still excited! Your skin looks good already so I'm sure once you finish up with Accutane it will be just perfect. Good Luck! and keep us posted.
  8. ONE MONTH! Yayy!! So excited! Not much to report besides that! My derm appointment is not for one more day, so I'm not going to be taking an Accutane pill tomorrow. I don't believe that will cause any type of setback in my treatment though. Thank you so much for all the info and support MerDub! I'm definately going to try what you suggested for moisurizing from the inside out, and nosebleeds (although I haven't gotten any the past 2 days *knock on wood*). And I never thought of baby oil for
  9. Day 29 (about 4 weeks!) Hello! I hope everyone had a fantasic New Years!!! I know I did haha. Thanks Vyana! Ok well my skin is not a happy camper right now. My acne is not improving at all yet, but still it is early and I have hope. Ugh.. yesterday I had a really bad headache (I know what your thinking but it was not a hangover headache! I dont drink which makes getting a hangover impossible lol). But anyways, its gone today, thankfully. Other than that dry lips is really my only symptom. I
  10. hows the accutane going?

    1. Hey Vyana. Good luck with the rest of your treatment! I'm sure you'll start seeing improvement very soon! I'm on Sotret as well (26 days in!) F/110 around the same age so I'm definately going to be following your progress! I'm so happy you have a supportive boyfriend to help you through this. I thought it was funny when you said he didn't understand why you were taking the drug to begin with as my sweetie has said the very same thing to me. haha. Good Luck!!!
    2. Day 26 (3 1/2 weeks) Hey! I know your all dying to know how my vacation went so I'll relieve your anticipation now! It went wonderfully I had a ton of fun (way more than I thought I would haha). The only downside was I had to share a room, which meant I had to sleep with my make up on for 4 nights. Yuk! And if it couldn't get worse than that, I forgot my moisturizer and had to use one I had never used before. Oh yes, my skin is angry at me. Fortunately, the prednisone worked its magic and my
    3. Day 19 YAYYYY! I got the prednisone!!! I'm very excited! Thats all for now! Nothing else has changed. Until next time, Merry Christmas!
    4. thanks for the comment! and of course if you need to vent im here to listen! take care!

      1. I can completely relate to you. I do sometimes feel like I'm wearing a mask, and that if I ever did not wear it people would react differently towards me. Honestly, yes some people would react differently, but those are not the kind of people that I want to surround myself with, as I'm sure you don't either. Just remember that those people who are worth having in your life will love you and respect you know matter what you look like (with make-up or without!). And if you ever need to vent or get
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