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  1. hey there! i would say after a couple of months my lips started to calm down with the peeeling and drying...though i am still a lipbalm junkie and keep stuff on my lips all the time - more from habit though. I do feel like it is really easy to get dehydrated now, but it is hard to say that is a effect from the accutane :)
  2. can someone please delete this - it was supposed to get added to the pinned topic of before and after sorry!
  3. Hi guys - just wanted to pop in and say it is totally worth it and it get better! I have been off of accutane for about a year and I am still amazed every day at how great my skin is. Don't get me wrong it isn't perfect, i still get the occasional spot but hey i don't have HUGE boils all over my face that make me want to hide. I love accutane - I hate what it did to me during/post with all of the side effects of having horrid dry skin and losing my ambition and energy. These side effects do sti
  4. Hello There Rai! So cute that you read my log - I hope it helped some, if nothing else to realize that the accutane process is really a short time in your life. THough it seems to consume us and our thoughts will we are on it! I for medical reasone can not be on a bcp so I actually have a IUD (morena?) and love it - I think that I would be absolutly batty on a BCP I have been back to the dermatologist and actually switched derms because even though I have started breaking out a bit (whit
  5. hey deadbeat thank you for the words of encouragement! I got the script it is for a topical antibiotic (clyndimiacin sp?) I have used a few days and haven't had any new breakouts so maybe we are all right? well bye for now! ps I started knitting and LOVE it! I just finished my first hat!
  6. Hello~ So i am "trying" not to freak out - but after getting off accutane a month and a half ago things were going stupendous! I was clear - the first time in my life CLEAR. Love love love Well last week I started breaking out again - so far it is just maybe three at a time - which is totally ok, but my worry is if I let it go we'll be right back where I started and I don't want that. I called the derm who sounded a little concerned that it was coming back so soon, but he is going to call in
  7. Thanks Loelle!!! Are you still clear and fabulous????
  8. Cetephil cleanser (can be used with or without water) and cerave moisturizer (this is the BOMB). I used cetephil cream throughout my accutane course until the last month when I just felt like it was greasy and only sitting on the outside of my skin (not soaking in) and then I remembered that a dermatologist told me a long time ago that her favorite product ever for sensitive skin was CERAVE (you get it at walgreen's or places like that) and I have used it ever since, it is wonderful!!!
  9. Good Morning Lady!!! I actually came on the site this morning just to see how you were doing and look here you are! I am SOOOO happy you are almost done! Just think no more figuring out if you have fat in the morning to take your pill!!!! Don't loose hope if you break out a little in the fist month after - I hear this is completely normal and it did happen to me and now being off of it for a little over a month I LOVE MY SKIN. I just typed those words and can't believe that I actually believ
  10. I hope the test results are PERFECTLY NORMAL!!!! Good Luck Cutie!
  11. hey hispumkin! Hello! Things are going well - I have had a few spots crop up since finishing tane - but i am thinking this is just how life is going to be "mostly clear - slightly spotty". My skin does feel smoother than it has ever felt which is really nice. The dry lips have gone away completly and I don't feel quite as dry as before which is great! hope things are going well for you too! you are on the countdown!
  12. had the same problem - mine got to the point of bleeding/peeling. Thankfully I have been off tane (finished course 6/15) for a couple of weeks and it is going away. drink lots of water - and good luck!
  13. Thanks pumkin! He is seriously SOO much fun. Denver - it will be here before you know it!!! So I have been off of tane just over a week now, and over the weekend I broke out with TWO NEW SPOTS! I am trying to stay positive that the tane is still in my system and working things out...