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  1. UPDATE: Still Clear Hey everyone, I've been on Accutane for 11 weeks, and the reason for my lack of updates is because my skin has been crystal clear for over a month now, and just seems to get better and better (if that's possible). Also, I haven't been experiencing any side effects other than mildly chapped lips. I'm so happy with the results, and hope that everyone else is doing well, too! Tripp
  2. WEEKLY SUMMARY: WEEK SEVEN July 18, 2007 - July 24, 2007 Results: Consistently Very Positive Side Effects: None Weight Change: -2 pound (144 lbs.) I think this picture speaks for itself... [removed] ...I can't tell you how happy I am! Be well, Tripp
  3. WEEKLY SUMMARY: WEEK SIX August 11, 2007 - August 17, 2007 Results: Very Positive Side Effects: None Weight Change: -1 pounds (146 lbs.) Another amazing week! I couldn't be any more thrilled with the results so far! For the past three weeks I've had completely clear skin, except for some tiny little red marks last week. And now, there is only ONE tiny little red mark left. Not even a single pimple! Only a little red mark! I just can't believe it. Every time I wake up and look in the mirror
  4. On the second day I had an awful headache the entire day, and sore eyes as well. But after that I was fine, and have been ever since. I'm on week 6, by the way.
  5. I'm only 6 weeks in, but my face was completely clear after 3 or 4 weeks. I'm thrilled with the results!
  6. Barely any side effects. Slightly dry lips, if that. My acne cleared up completely after only 3 weeks. I definitely recommend it.
  7. Are these questions just for girls? Because I've never been asked any questions. When I go to the dermatologist he just checks my blood test results to make sure they're alright, goes into another room for a few minutes, comes back and tells me he did all the computer stuff for me, and writes me a new prescription. And he jokingly asked me if I was suicidal, but nothing official and certainly no iPledge questions.
  8. I've been on Accutane for six weeks, and I've lost 7 lbs so far. Haven't changed my diet/exercise at all, so I'm not sure how to explain it.
  9. About Me: I'm 21. All my life I had crystal clear skin until out of nowhere, about three or four months ago, I started breaking out. I've now been on Accutane for 5 weeks, and my skin has now returned to being completely clear. I'm very impressed with the extremely fast results that Accutant has given me. I also realize I'm very lucky. Back in May and June of this year, my acne was at it's worst. Although I was pretty depressed about it at the time, a part of me accepted the fact that my skin
  10. UPDATE: NEW PICTURE Here is a picture from August 11th, the first day of my 6th week on Accutane: [removed] As you can see, there are just a few, small, left-over red marks. Overall I'm thrilled with my results so far! I hope it keeps getting even better! On another note, I still haven't had my hair cut since the beginning of May! I should really get on that... Be well, Tripp
  11. Believe me, I know exactly where you're coming from. I only wash my face about twice a day, morning and night, and always in the shower (for some reason I have to be in the shower to wash my face...just easier, I think). ...and when I do wash my face, I'm very thorough about it, and a bit obsessive. First I'll exfoliate it for a good amount of time (it just feels so good! I know it might irritate my skin, but to me exfoliating is one of the only things that actually feels like it's doing its
  12. WEEKLY SUMMARY: WEEK FIVE August 04, 2007 - August 10, 2007 Results: Negative Side Effects: Dry Lips Weight Change: -2 pounds (147 lbs.) This week hasn't been that great, but at least it ended pretty well. Like I mentioned, at the start of this week I started breaking out a bit, and this continued on and off throughout the week, specifically around my mouth. In total there were five very small new pimples. As each one appeared I did my best to get rid of them (perhaps too soon), so this left
  13. WEEKLY SUMMARY: WEEK FOUR July 28, 2007 - August 03, 2007 Results: Very Positive Side Effects: None Weight Change: None (149 lbs.) Week four was great! No side effects, and only very positive changes. My first month on Accutane came to an end on August 3rd, which also happened to be my 21st birthday! Thankfully my skin was crystal clear on my birthday, which is what I had been hoping for and looking forward to for a long time! So, that was great. A few days after my birthday, throughout the
  14. Thanks everyone! It's great hearing from you! Good luck to all of you, too! UPDATE: Strange Side Effect Now, I not sure if this has been caused by Accutane, but I haven't done anything that I can think of that would have brought this on...so I'm thinking it must be something to do with Accutane. Right now, in terms of the improvement on my face, I'm the happiest I've ever been. I can honestly say that for the first time in ages, my face is 100% crystal clear (except for one tiny red mark in b
  15. Hey Tammy, Isn't that weird about the nose blackheads? I wonder why that happens. Hopefully they'll go away soon! My nose is also really dry. I had my first nosebleed last week, nothing major though. All part of the game, I guess! Be well, Tripp
  16. Hey Mike, That picture you posted from a few days ago looked like your skin had cleared up a lot! Hopefully your initial breakout will go away soon, and then you'll be back on track to clear skin! Good luck! I'll keep checking out your thread in the future! Be well, Tripp
  17. PRODUCTS: WHAT I USE & RECOMMEND I have had amazing results so far. My face is completely clear right now, and I've only been on Accutane for three weeks! I figured that maybe the products I'm using in conjunction with Accutane are genuinely helping to combat the acne after all. So, I might as well share them with you! Vasaline, Lip Therapy It does the job, but it's a bit messy. I'm still looking for a good alternative. St. Ives, Apricot Scrub I have always been a fan of this product. M
  18. Thanks, guys! Yes, my headache has not returned since all the way back on day two, so that's good! Sorry for the lack of mini-updates this week, it's been a busy one! Here's my info for week three... WEEKLY SUMMARY: WEEK THREE July 21, 2007 - July 27, 2007 Results: Positive Side Effects: Dry Lips, Dry Face Weight Change: +2 pounds (149 lbs.) For the first three days of week three my skin was looking great! So good, in fact, that drove up to Orlando to visit some of my best friends. Being b
  19. I'm on day 14, and so far the only side effects I have experienced have been a headache on day 2 (nothing major), and some dryness on my lips/face around the end of my second week. None of it has been a big deal so far, though. Be well, Tripp
  20. Thanks, guys! It's nice to hear some encouraging words! Here's my info for week two... WEEKLY SUMMARY: WEEK TWO July 14, 2007 - July 20, 2007 Results: Mixed Side Effects: Dry Lips, Dry Face Weight Change: -3 pounds (147 lbs.) This week started off pretty rough, with some annoying new breakouts. Though, towards the end of the week, and espescially today, it's been getting better again. Throughout the week I've noticed an increasing dryness in my lips and face. My lips are only an issue in
  21. I miss just waking up and heading straight out the door looking great. I feel like with acne... even if I had a shower the night before, before I can go out looking decent, I have to have another shower so I can "scrub away" some of the acne and get rid of any dry skin that might be a bit flakey. Even if I just want to run some errands quickly, or just something little like renting a movie from Blockbuster, I feel like I still need to have a shower immediately before going out. And as crazy a