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  1. Hey Cris, Long time no talk! Hang in there girl! You're almost done.

  2. thanks for the tip about the heating pad. my back sucks to begin with, so i anticipate it will only feel worse after being on accutane for a while. i would never have thought to use a heating pad, so i do appreciate the word of wisdom! :)

  3. Nah, no embarrassment here. But then again I'm an old fogey and the older a person gets, the less embarrassing things become. I actually tell people that I blog on acne.org. I'm not saying that I'm proud of my acne....but that I have accepted my acne. I'm still trying like HELL to get rid of it! LOL But it's a part of me and who I am. It does not define me, but it's a big part of what's going on in my life right now and people who know me well know I've struggled with it. So I'd have to
  4. Cheers for the kind words.

  5. I agree w/everyone on everything said above! But this does bring to mind a girl I went to high school with. So amazingly gorgeous that it hurt your eyes to look at her. Yes, I'm a female and no, I'm not lezbo! lol I'm just saying that everyone recognizes and appreciates beauty. So everyone was divided about this girl. Half were jealous of her beauty and hated her for being flawless. The other half daydreamed what it would be like to BE her. I was in color guard with her and we had to pr
  6. I've fought acne for so long and it sucks. So I would choose myself for more than one reason. First of all, I've made it this far with the acne, so I have proved to myself that I CAN handle it, no matter how low it makes me feel. And I would never want to see somebody I love fight this same battle or have the personal feelings from acne that I know all too well. So I'd gladly sacrifice my complexion so that the people I love wouldn't have to know what it's like.
  7. Rest easy. God has a plan for you....and perhaps part of that plan is acne? You may not see it now, but later in life you might realize that God strengthened you through your acne. He gives everyone a cross to bear. Maybe acne is your cross. Just remember, honey, that which does not kill us will only make us stronger. And He will never give you more than you can handle. Perhaps He knows that you're a much stronger person than the kid three pughs over who has flawless skin. He knows that
  8. The one thing that stands out for me is accutane OVERDOSE. You said that when you were on it with a prescription, you were on 10 mg. The unprescribed dose that you took was FOUR TIMES that amount. I'm not trying to chastise you here, just wondering if the problems you're having now are because 40 mg was just way too much for your body to handle. There's a reason why docs prescribe certain dosages to certain people, and different dosages to different people. It could very well be that your b
  9. My tolerance for alcohol has actually decreased, so yes, Accutane + alcohol = I figured a little alcohol here and there wouldn't hurt anything, and for a while the occasional glass of wine or bottle of beer didn't really hurt me. But then suddenly my tolerance went way down, to the point where just 1/2 a glass of wine will make me feel horribly sick. My body (my LIVER) just can't process it while on Accutane. I've not seen anyone else post an actual physical effect of drinking while on Acc
  10. Don't know if there is any truth to this or not....but I noticed you said you drank the calorie-free energy drinks. Which are laced with artificial sweeteners. I read in another post that the poster found research linking artifical sweeteners (containing basically chemicals) to acne in some people. So, the artificial sweeteners in your energy drinks might also have contributed. After reading that post, I decided to try an experiment. I used Equal and Sweet & Low every day prior, so I tr
  11. I was also an extremely oily person. Just like somebody else said....blotting face 1-2 hours after showering made the paper towel look like a greasy fast food bag. It was horrible. During beginning of Accutane (Sotret 40 mg/day) the oil actually increased. And then after 10-14 days I began to dry out. I'm now on week 10 and 60 mg/day and my skin and scalp are bone dry. I used to have to wash my hair daily or look like a greasy hippie. Now I can go 4 or 5 days between hair washings and not
  12. Out of curiosity -- did you take your Accutane less than 30 minutes before going to bed? I've been told not to lie down until 30 minutes or so after taking it. It can be very damaging to your esophagus, so staying somewhat upright until it's digested is a good idea.
  13. about the loss of appetite.. i haven't really lost mine, I've actually seemed to be a lot hungrier than usual since my Accutane. I have lost weight, though. I went from maybe about 110 to now 99lbs!

  14. Hooooohahaha! I didn't know they make accutane you can take vaginally. Might be kinda fun.... *kidding* I agree w/everyone else -- this wouldn't have ANY effect on the accutane -- it's not a vaginally-related drug.