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  1. Hi there! It's been two months since my last post. I am writing an update on accutane and spironolactone for the last 2 months. I am still on same dosage and same medicines I've mentioned before. In December I got 3 zits which is mostly in the first half of December. From the second half December until now, I did not have a single zit/pimple on my face or anywhere else. So it's been one and half month that I am fully acne free. The acne marks/spots have become a lot lighter. I am very
  2. Completed Week 8: I have mixed feeling about this week. Got 2 zits in this week. So total 3 zits in last 2 weeks. I have been drinking black coffee lately, maybe that's what triggered them. Also I was drinking Apple Cider Vinegar for last 20 days, my dermatologist told to stop it as it is a product formed with fermentation. Any fermented product should be avoided as it has yeast in it which triggers acne. He said I should have no acne at this moment, but I still have. So I will need to avoi
  3. Completed Week 7: Well I thought this week would be zits less except a new zit popped up yesterday. But not a big deal as the zit is small, less inflamed and less painful than it used to be. So I am happy about that. Overall my skin was fine through out the week. I do use an Ayurvedic Organic Sandalwood Toner (Glycerin and Water based) which helps to keep my skin toned (helps with dry skin) and hydrated before I apply water based face cream (ACNEMOIST Cream). It seems that the acne marks/sp
  4. Week 6 Completed: Before I talk about how the week go on acne part, let me back up a step. So I was having this neck pain and I skipped the medicine for a day. After getting the blood test done, turns out I have Vitamin D deficiency which is why I was having neck pain/stiffness. My doctor prescribed me Vitamin D medicine along with Accutane 20. My neck pain is not severe now. Acne update: The last 2 zits I wrote in the previous post are now gone. I don't have any new zit yet for last 3
  5. Update on side effect: I skipped Accutane yesterday night. My neck pain/stiffness is lot less today. I can move my arm without pain. What a dangerous drug it is!!! I would rather have acne than become bedridden.
  6. Week 5 Completed. Currently have 2 active zits. Continuing 20mg Isotretinoin and Spironolactone 75. I mostly want to talk about the side effects in this post. This week have been crazy for me. I got my period twice. Not sure if that is for spironolactone or accutane. Having bad neck stiffness and pain. Can't move my neck properly. It is severe when I wake up in the morning because I take accutane at night. It really hurts badly when I move my neck and wake up from leaning on bed. I am u
  7. Hi!! Completed Week4 i.e, one Month on Accutane (2 weeks on 10 mg, 2 weeks on 20mg). I don't think that I had an Initial Breakout phase. Improvement/Result: Had total 3 zits in 2 weeks, which used to like about 7-8 zits in 2 weeks when I started Accutane. No active pimple currently. I had a big zit 4 days ago, it is not active anymore. No new zit at this moment. Face looks clear :). Note I am taking Spironolactone75 mg (25mg after breakfast, 50mg after dinner) as well for my jawlin
  8. Hey! No he didn't tell me exact months, but he did tell once that it will be like 8-10 months. I think it's gonna be based on my dosage. Since I am on 20mg now, I believe this is going to take long like 8-9 months maybe.
  9. Week3: 3rd week on Accutane isn't over yet, but I am so excited that I had to write it down today. I have only one zit on my entire face right now which never happened in last 4 months. This is so amazing :). I visited my doctor with 30 zits/pimples on face couple of months ago, 5-6 new zits (cystic acne) used to pop up everyday. I don't know whether there will be IB after this or not. Although I had few zits popping up here and there after starting Accutane, I am not sure if that is IB or n
  10. Hey Alice, How are you doing now? My dose is also upped from 10 to 20 after 2 weeks. It's been couple of days I am on 20. no major side effects other than dry lips.
  11. Day 7-14: This is my last day on Isotretinoin 10mg. Completed Week 2 on Accutane. I am going to start Isotretinoin 20mg tomorrow. 20 mg is to be continued for next couple of months. I do not have dry skin yet. Looks like my skin is normal right now. I have 7 zits on cheeks though which is bad :(. I do not know if it IB or PMS. My diet was not healthy last week also. So I am not sure. But my dermatologist did tell that my acne may get worse after a week or two on accutane. I won't call the cu
  12. Day 4 - old zits went away. one new zit. Day 5 - skin looks normal, not oily, I am not facing any side effects till now. Day 6 - 2 new whiteheads, looks like because of the makeup. otherwise all good.
  13. I was on Spironolactone 75mg for almost a month, Minocycline 65 and Adapelene. I didn't have IB on it. My jawline acne is very much in control. I am very much happy about it, otherwise I would have got scarring. still have hyperpigmentation to deal with :(. But I was still having zits here and there on cheeks, forehead everyday. My oiliness was very much reduced though. So I have started Isotretinoin 10mg 3 days ago. Right now I am on Spironolaction75 (25 after breakfast, 50 after dinner) an
  14. Thanks for the response Alice. Yes I have clogged pores/tiny little bumps on my cheeks for months other than my usual jawline and chin acne (this is where I get acne mostly). I think those clogged pores will turn into pimple/acne/whiteheads when I will be on Accutane. More hyperpigmentation :(.
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