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About luvmydogs1

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  1. As of yesterday, I've been on Absorica (accutane/isotretinoin) for 3 months collectively. It's been 2 months now that I've been on my maintenance dose, which is 60mg... (30mg AM, 30mg PM) I've been clear since starting the maintenance 60mg, which is amazing. This is even with skipping my pills on most weekends. I do this because I typically have a few drinks on the weekends and I don't want to mix this medication with alcohol because you are supposed to avoid alcohol entirely while on it. The
  2. I am surprisingly clear right now!!! Fingers crossed. I had 3 cysts on my chin at one time and 1 on my forehead. RENEE ROULAU ANTI-CYST TREATMENT IS AMAZING!!!! Apply in evening after I take of my makeup about 2 times and then again before I go to sleep and the cyst shrinks so much!!!! It's kinda pricey but SO WORTH IT Dryness has kinda chilled out, not nearly as bad, but the weather has been very humid. I go to the Derm in 2 days for labs and I think it is possible he will increase my dosage
  3. So I haven't posted as much the past couple weeks. I haven't seen too much of a change in my skin. I currently have 4 large zits on my chin. All white heads. I didn't use to get as many large white heads. I've had a couple cysts pop up in random spots I usually don't get them. The places on my chin have been healing SO slowly! Minimal improvement in a week. I tried mario badescues zit drying lotion a couple night ago, it defintiely makes the lesion smaller but causes more dryness (hence the n
  4. Days 2-3 Not much change...I have 2 pimples that are in areas I usually break out anyway. They are a little bit different.... consistency? The skin on top of them is harder/more thick and I don't think I'll be able to easily pop them. So, I'm going to leave them and hope they disappear soon to avoid scarring. One of the most annoying recurring lesions is right smack dab in the middle of my chin. I suppose oil just accumulates there. It's like I get it to go away but it always returns within a c
  5. Evening update Day 1......... 10pm runny nose.... got to be a coincidence I feel like there’s no way I’m already having side effects. Lips dry but just the normal, nothing serious so I don't think it's related. Evening routine: 9pm: Take birth control. Washed my face with Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleaner Mask: Amazonian clay, tea tree, and vit E (made over a week ago... ran out after this mask so I will make a new one tomorrow) Toner: forgot to use, oops Moisturizer: Neutrogena co
  6. Day 1 I wrote a ton in the About section so check that out if you are curious what I have tried, what led me to Isotretinoin and what I am currently doing. This wasn't a decision I came to lightly. I am so nervous about stopping my spironolactone and Bactrim. That combination really helped with my breakouts, I just can't keep taking that much medicine every day. I'll also mention my acne is not "severe" but it is enough to make me stay in and cancel plans when I have a bad breakout. It mainly