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  1. There are pros and cons to either season. I live in Toronto, so we obviously get pretty harsh weather. I've done 3 courses of accutane and they've all been in the winter usually finishing up sometime in the spring. For me, the good thing about doing it in the winter is that I tend to hibernate at home most of the time so I don't really have to go out. The bad thing is I tend to really suffer with the side effects because it is really dry and cold making my lips and nose dry out. I"ve also
  2. I have a dog and I really felt his pain when he lost his only friend. Good movie but the ending was a bit of a let down. Did you see the Superman/Batman billboard advertisment in the beginning of the movie after he gets out of the mustang? That would be a crazy movie. It will probably happen sooner or later because there's all kinds of Batman vs. Superman comics out there.
  3. I've been intrigued for a little while about this project since it would help anyone with a predisposition to acne. The human genome project is made up of international scientists trying to understand the genetic make up of the human species by determining the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up DNA. Any child who has a parent or sibling (brother or sister) who has (or had) severe acne is at high risk for developing severe acne. My dad had moderate to severe acne which is the reason
  4. Have you seen a dermatologist? what's your history with acne like? are you willing to go on accutane?
  5. Both looks great, but if I have to pick one, then straight. Just keep the hair from blocking your pretty eyes.
  6. I guess if there is a silver lining in the cloud, we should at least be happy that there are treatment options available that can help our cause. Imagine how it was 20 or 30 years ago. We would be screwed! I just hope in 5 or 10 years some genius will come up with a cure for acne. I put that on the same level as the cure for aids. There should be foundations out there that will help fund research to the disease.
  7. the acne has definitely been less severe each time it has come back.
  8. My derm has told me she's had patients that were on 5. I don't think I've talked to anyone on this board that's been on that many. I'm hoping this is the last time I ever have to take the drug. Not because I can't handle the side effects but mainly due to the fact I realize it is a drug and the long term effects can't possibly be good for the body. I'm actually the type that hates to take any type of pills, including tylenol. But I'm obviously making an exception for accutane so acne doesn'
  9. Another success story with accutane! You look beautiful, thanks for sharing your experience and this will definitely encourage others that there is treatment that's as close to a cure as you can get.
  10. I had it on both hands and it was pretty bad. It's pretty much a like a xerotic eczema, skin that becomes so dry in turns into eczema. If it turns into a rash get some cortisone cream. After a few days when the rash starts to scab, use a lot of lotion. Always wear gloves if you're in the cold winter weather.
  11. It isn't uncommon for the acne to come back after a few month if you had moderate to severe acne. Doing another course of accutane will help. I know a course is tough, so good luck with it.
  12. I'm currently on my 3rd course of accutane in the last 10 years. I suffer from mild to moderate acne but like yours, can be very persistent. After each course that I have finished, there seems to be a 3 or 4 year fix before I start to experience a breakout that I have to see my derm again. I've tried different antibiotics and topical cream and nothing has been more effective than accutane. I've never had any problems besides some dryness and mild nosebleeds. Acne is wired into my genetics