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  1. I also have that. I really don't know what to do. They go away after weeks of being there.
  2. Thanks for the advice. I tried the calculator thing, and I am on the right dosage if I stay on 40mg/day for 6 months. My acne is not even severe. It was mild but consistent. So I really don't understand why my current doctor wants me to increase to 60mg/day for the next two months when that would be way over my cumulative.
  3. I was living abroad for a while where I was prescribed accutane for my persistent mild-moderate acne. I was on 40mg/day and I weight about 51kg. My dermatologist there said I should be on accutane for 6 months. I just came back to the states and I saw a dermatologist who without further questions decided to resume my accutane course since I have only been on it for 3 and a half months. I told him my dosage and he said that was wayyyyy too low for me based on my weight and that I would have to p
  4. My dermatologist gave me clindoxyl to use as a spot treatment with the accutane. It has some BP and it dries up my spots, but I really do not like how it leaves the red marks afterwards. I told him I didn´t like using it but he still tells me to apply it on the active acne. blahhhh.
  5. I am also on week 5 and I have those bumps on my cheek. I think it's a common thing to occur and hopefully will be pushed out for good.
  6. Hey, I am on 40mg and I weight 50kg. My side effects so far have been dry lips and dry hair. I am also about to start my 2nd month and was thinking to go up to 50mg. For your case, based on your weight, I don't think the side effect would be any worse than it is now, but that is just my opinion.
  7. Hmm.. I heard that steam rooms and saunas are good because they open up your pores and prevent from clogging. I once tried something called Hot Yoga, which is doing yoga in a steam room and the instructor said it was good for your skin. But then again.. different people experience different things.
  8. You shouldn't feel shallow. I know what you mean when you said you mostly care about what you think and feel. I too wake up in the morning and feel sad over my face. I think there are other bigger things I could worry about besides my face, but it keeps preoccupying my mind. I guess what I am trying to say is that you are not alone on this.
  9. Paul25, Hang in there, please. I know it is hard to keep hoping. I feel the same as you do about the constant thoughts of this condition, but we can't let it defeat us can we? I really wish there was an acne support group like AA where we can come in once or twice a week and talk about our feelings together. I've been searching online for one in my area, but I can't find any. I think it would really help if we can talk to people who understand how we feel.
  10. Wow.. gewel-16 that's deep and completely sums how I feel. I used to have the occasional pimple but these past two years, it has been progresivelly getting worse and worse. I thought 3 months ago, it was bad, but now it really has affected everything to the point where I don't want to leave my house or see my friends. I cannot stand the stares. It makes me feel sick to my stomach and I can't believe this is me. Sometimes I think if there were more people walking amongst me who have acne, I would
  11. Hi, I also experienced breakouts in the area where I put the aloe vera gel. I stopped using it after knowing this.,
  12. Allllll the time... right now for example, and when I think about it I just go on acne.org because that's where I find my comfort. I am so depressed lately, just feel like locking myself in my house and not leaving. School starts next week and my face looks like crap. I know people will ask me what happened to me because I had clear skin just three months ago. Friends and parents don't understand how this is affecting me. I was so outgoing and love to be out in the sun. Now, I hide in darkness
  13. Good question. I was also wondering why we are not urged to spot treat with Retin-A? Is is less effective that way? Thanks