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unknown soldier

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About unknown soldier

  • Birthday 10/10/1979

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  1. This has happened to me on my left cheek, except it has formed due to a laugh-line effect. I almost don't want to smile very wide anymore because I fear it will get worse. I'm hoping that Retin-A will help later on.
  2. 5 months only? Talk about fear of liability... As someone else already said, at least you're getting a good dose. My first time on tane my derm also told me I would be on it for 5-6 months. At the 4 month mark I hadn't seen much progress, so eventually I was ramped up in dosage, finally reaching 140mg/day and stayed there for an extra 4 months making it 9 months total on tane. The doctor has to be flexible in duration and dose because everybody reacts differently to the med. If you're
  3. Whats your dosage and weight? I'm on my third round of tane. First round was high dosage and gave me long-lasting relief, but it came back years later. 2nd round was low-dose (yet still reached "cumulative") and it only gave me about 6 months of relief. This leads me to believe that the low-dose courses, even if recommended cumulative is reached over many months, is not as effective as a higher dose treatment which really throws a giant wrench into the gears of your sebaceous glands' functio
  4. I like Neutrogena "razor defense" oil-free shave gel. The key, however, is pressing as lightly as possible with the razor, and avoiding going over the same spot more than once.
  5. From your avatar picture, I would recommend never taking Accutane, never using any kind of topical acne medication, and auditioning for the next Noxema girl.
  6. Whatever. Accutane stole my car, cheated with my wife, gave me uncontrollable flatulence, and spent all my money at the race track. I'm just trying to spread the word so that this doesn't happen to anybody else!!!11!
  7. I've seen pictures that show amazing results on light rolling scars, very shallow pits and scarred pores. For 30% improvement in those areas, I am very inerested in having Fraxel done next year. But for my deeper scars and other problems, however, I'm gonna go into it not expecting much improvement. If I get ANY, I'll be happy. Subsicion and fillers will probably help me most. I think the most important thing is to have very conservative expectations, and then make your decision whether o
  8. I'd just stay on the same dosage and finish them off. You're only on tane once (hopefully) in your lifetime, so while you're doing it you'd might as well make it count with these extras.
  9. Seriously, it would be worth it to fly home once a month for the derm appointments.
  10. My derm has stopped blood tests on me before because my bloodwork was always so consistently normal. Though he'd usually only go 2 or 3 months before getting blood drawn again.
  11. I've actually been using CeraVe moisturizing cream for about a month now on Accutane. It works great at providing a thick protective layer over my light Neutrogena "moisture" lotion, and it's actually matte, which is nice! I want to do away with the Neutrogena, though, so I just ordered some CeraVe lotion from drugstore.com and will give it a go. Sometimes the cream is a bit too thick... like, any kind of moisture coming from the skin, be it natural oils or sweat, gets kind of blocked by th
  12. Even if the cumulative dose thing was 100% accurate, which I think it is far from being, that doesn't mean it wouldn't help to do things such as spread out your doses and take them with a high-fat meal.
  13. Interestingly, I attempted suicide two days before my parents dragged me to a good derm who was willing to put me on Accutane. I went on to have some of the happiest years of my life. Unfortunately my sebaceous glands are severely stubborn, and it didn't knock out my acne, which eventually kept coming back. But for many people it does the trick, and to them (like my brother, for example), it gave them their lives back and instilled in them the exact opposite of depression: happiness. I hav
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