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  1. woop woop, not long left now and i'm done. Sking is looking good, no ad breakouts for a good month now. Just hope it doesn't return like last course but i know it is very likely. No side effects except dryish skin/lips.....so it's all goood nick
  2. Week 16ish. I have been on 80mg for the past 3 weeks, but i am still getting the occassional breakout on the jawline...nothing too bad though and a deffinate improvement from the begining of the course. Just another month and 1/2 to go and hopefully i should be clear, fingers crossed! Side effects: dry skin/lips. nick
  3. Day 52, I have been missing a few doses the past 2-3 weeks, have been really busy and forgetting to take them. I need to get into a pattern of taking at a certain time of the day. Overall, skin looking very good, have one active spot on under jawline, not really visible, side effects - just dry skin and lips. Will be going away to cyprus for two weeks so have to be careful of the sun. All is good tho! Nick
  4. Day 33: Skin has been looking great the last 3/4 days and only have two small actives that are drying up....so overall very happy with the way my skin is looking at this stage. One side effect i had in my first course was being tired most of the time and tis has just started, it doesn't really effect me too much tho because i play lots of sports and work out 4 days a week which keeps me awake. No joint problems or stiffness yet ...touch wood...i didn't really get this sde effect in my first cou
  5. day 27: had another breakout about week ago, but has cleared up nicely and skin is starting to look how it was after my first course. stated getting the odd headache evey now and then which i remember having on 1st course so things running smoothly so far. nick
  6. Day 17: Well, i had quite a bad breakout about 5 days ago, but is clearing up alittle around the mouth. I have 3 large pimples on my forehead, which is unusual as i never really get spots there. My forehead feels more oily than usual tho. I think that my skin will start to get bit drier from now, my lips are deffinatley getting more dry as i have to apply vasaline every 2-3 hours. Side effect: dry skin, slight headache (more down to not drinking enough water). Facial flushing (which i got on
  7. day 10: Well really 8 days as i missed my dose on the last two days. Already my skin is drying up and becoming slightly flakey, skin is looking much better, the big actives have gone down and have faint red marks. Bumbing the dose upto 50mg a day now and try and get this cumulative dose achieved in 4 months. Nick
  8. Hey, 1st course lasted about 5/6 months on 60mg and was very happy with results about 3 months into it. I had 7/8 months remission and has just started coming back the last month or two. I had acne on my back and quite bad on my chest but these areas have remained very clear ever since month 2 of my first accutane course. Just have acne on my face, mainly around the mouth area and is the type that scars very easily, still have pic scars from before On my 3rd day, starting at 40mg and then wil
  9. I'm on summer break now, dont go back till mid september :) My skin is looking ok, had a big spot on my neck whch is almost gone now tho and generally skin is looking good. I had quite bad acne on my chest, but have no spots there at all now, i have these little white bumps tho, i think they are scars, arg i wish i never picked them, there not too bad tho, can only notice them in bright light. What type of work you looking to get? Nick
  10. Hey Tammy, sorry, been awhile, very busy atm but my skin is looking good. Had a breakout about 2 weeks ago which freaked me out alittle because i thought it was just going to get really bad. They are only minor tho compared to what i used to get. My lips are still dry tho, the one side effect that has stayed with me, aint no big deal tho, vasaline does the trick. Hope all is well with you TC tammy Nick
  11. Hey Tammy, A few spots have come the last 3 days around my cheek areas, not too bad though. My nose seems to have a few more blackheads. I think it will calm down soon, i get these breakouts once every 2 weeks but they are not bad and when it clears it looks good. Maybe a sign that accutane effect are wearing of alittle for me? Been nice a warm over here the last few days and is good to be out in the sun. Hope everything is good with you. Take care, Nick
  12. Hey Tammy, About 5 months post tane now!! and still pretty happy with the results, i still get a few spots now and again but nothing like before. I still have dry skin and lips which i thought would go by 2 months. It's not too bad i only need to moisturize after a shower and vasaline my lips morning and night. I notice that in the mornings there is more facial oil when i was on tane so maybe it's coming back slowely? glad you're happy with your skin TC Nick
  13. The last 2-3 weeks my skin has been looking the best it's been. I was getting worried about a month ago because i had a little breakout and thought it was coming back but it cleared quickly. The spots on my arms have gone now but still have little lumps on the back of my arms but they seem to be clearing very slowely. One thing that has stayed is i still get flushing quite easily, especially when i'm working out, but if i get slightly embaressed i go quite red which i don't think happened before
  14. Hey Tammy, Sorry i havn't posted, my laptop has been away for repairs but everything working now. Face is looking good but i am getting quite a few whiteheads on the back of my arms? i have a really big spot where my TB jab also and it is quite painfull. I moisturize my arms twice a day so i don't know what is causing it. maybe working out? my arms have got alot bigger in the last 3 months...who knows Anywaz, i hope you are ok and you're skin is still looking good. Take care, Nick
  15. Wow...didn't realise you had to wait a year to give blood. Yea i think it is something to do with your skin still being sensitive and may not heal right after the tatoo. I'm sure there is solid advice on the net somewhere. Had a breakout about 6 days ago...2 big spots on my jawline and quite a few little white heads around my cheek and nose area, they have all gone down now and my face is looking as good as before but...i have two huge spots on my arm with little white heads at the end, very sor
  16. Hmm i'm not too sure about that one tammy, I have heard many different time frames. You will need to wait atleast 6 months but i would give it a year before you consider one. Your derm would be the best person to ask. Where are you thinking of getting one?
  17. Hey Tammy, No i didn't get these bumps on accutane, some are like little whiteheads, can't really see most of them tho. My face is still looking good, 1/2 actives. Yea i notice that my skin still looks blotchy and slight red patched, maybe this is just scaring. I'm not too sure but it appears that my hairline is slightly coming back, it receeded slightly when i was on tane but i think it is starting to grow back :) Yea, i would do another course if i had to but i have a feeling i might not nee
  18. Hey Tammy, Been a long time since i posted but i havn't forgot about you lol. My skin has been looking very good last week or so, not many actives and razor bumps seem to be going away. I have just one active on my forehead but not that big. I have started gettin ichey legs lately, they seem to be abit dry aswel, need to moisturize them i think :) I remember you talking about a rash/bumps on the back of your arms...i also have this, they are very small and can't even notice the really unles
  19. Ye, accutane has really improved my life, I am still happy with the way my skin is looking and i'm sure some of the red marks/scarring will heal over time. Had another whitehead pop up on my cheek area but i think it is going away now. Uni is going good, been quite busy recently. The spots that i had around my nose have pretty much gone, found that wierd as i never used to get spots on my nose even when i was really breaking out. So atm, i have 1 small lump on my forehead, 1 little spot on my ch
  20. Hey Tammy, Today my skin feels very oily :(. i noticed that i have about 5 small spots/little bumbs around my nose and cheek, they are hardly even noticable. I hope my skin doesnt get bad again, i am happy the way it is looking now and don't mind about the odd small spot. I have read alot of threads where ppl become totally clear after there course and never had a spot 2 years after. They are lucky, i no i will never be clear untill i grow out of it, just keep my fingers crossed cuz life is go
  21. Hey Tammy, My face still looking quite good, am still getting the odd spot on my jawline and a few on my cheek but they seem to go much quicker now. My face is becoming slighlty oily againso i hope my acne doesn't come back. How are you getting on? i have been really busy lately with all sorts. Some days my face gets more red for some reason, i don't know whats causing it but not as bad as when i was on the drug. Might just take time for the redness to go completely, might be due to my skin st
  22. Hey tammy, Yea was good nigth but didn't stay out too long, had lectures the next morning :(. I would deffinately stay away from salicylic acid/benzoyl peroxide products as they can be harsh on the skin. They will also dry out your skin even more and your body will fight this by producing more oil to compensate and will cause more spots imo. I am not using any products other than soap and moisturizer. If my skin becomes bad again i will most likely try retinol A or get straight back on accuta
  23. Hey Tammy, 2 more spots have cropped up on jawline but they arn't that big. Got a pic here from when i went out, don't get alot of pics so hopefully this one will upload in a day or two. I'm on left in white shirt. My lips still feel quite dry but my skin isn't that dry, still need to use moiturizer and vasaline tho
  24. Hey, Uni is good, getting back into things. Skin is looking even better now, Think i only have one small active on the neck and the red marks/redness has faded quite abit now. My face still feels alittle dry and have to keep using moisturizer and vasaline especially when i get out of the shower....just hope it doesn't come back now! Hope everything is ok with you. Nick
  25. Ok, Skin is looking good today and yest. It changes so much, when i get a spot now they go so quickly and tun into red marks. If my acne does come back where i start to get depressed again i will deff take another course of accutane! but hopefuly i won't need to and will grow out of it by the time accutane wears off or whatever it does :) Just have a few tiny razor bumps on my jawline and few clogged pores on my cheek area....very small tho, hardy see them. I would be happy if my skin just staye