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  1. absolution

    -cleared my terrible acne -less hair growth (possibly)? -no weight gain -same sex drive -mild headaches during activities -vaginal dryness -breast tenderness I tried Yaz years ago (before I took Accutane twice) and it didnt work for me. However, now I'm 19 and I've been on it for 2 months and it has completely cleared my skin. I used to have itchy whiteheads along my forehead, jawline, and cheeks which are now all gone. Yaz got rid of the acne I've had for 10 years and e
  2. Hey everyone, Basically, I think I've finally reached the end of my acne struggle, and I wanted to let everyone know what I did and how it went for me. I got my first signs of acne at around age 10, and have been dealing with the problem ever since. Before Accutane, I had tried: Retin-A, Differin, Spiro, Yaz, Antibiotics, heavy BP application, SA treatments, etc. My acne had gotten worse over the years, and was severe by the time my derm suggested Accutane. I got on a 6 month long course, and w
  3. Hey everyone, so I've had acne for years, and I'm 19 now. I've tried several different retinoids and I've been on accutane twice. Right now, the skin on my face fluctuates between mild and moderate acne. However, the skin on my chest/back is clear. My current regimen is to use a BP 3.5% wash in the morning and then spot treat with 2% SA. Then at night, I use both a mild cleanser and a 2% SA scrub, followed by lots of BP 2.5% all over. On my back and chest, I use nothing. I'm wondering if I'm
  4. Hey everyone, Ive been on accutane for 8 months now, and Im supposed to stop this thursday (yay!). I cant remember the last time I had a breakout, which is great, except that recently (maybe for the past month) ive been getting these small-grainy bumps near my jaw on each side of my face. I have sebaceous cysts under my skin from previous acne, and I think these bumps might be inflammed sebaceous cysts. Do you guys think Accutane could be causing this and I should stop taking it on Thursday? Or
  5. That sounds......very not good :/ I think Clarisonic is similar to the "baby brush" method, and I cant imagine running a baby brush over my acne. It will likely irritate it, possibly causing it to burst. Then again, Ive never used it
  6. That was sort of along the lines of what I was thinking. Is it possible to create cysts? Also, they seem to be almost impenetrable or solid matter. I try to needle the f'ers every other day; usually I just get plasma. They're basically the only significant "scars" I have, and they're irritating me; I don't think my face will age well with cysts in it. Might they eventually go away? They sound like sebacous cysts. Google that and see if thats what you have. If they are, then there is
  7. Hey everyone, so Im about to end my second course of accutane and my skins looks great, plus i havent broken out in about four months! anyway, im going off to college after summer and moving out, and im thinking I should get on birth control but im really scared that this might completely reverse the positive results accutane got me because of how it messes with your hormones. what should I do? I'm not sexually active yet, but if I start having sex, I want there to be no way I can have an "ac
  8. Its all over the internet and on the acne.org nutrition boards. Some people have allergic reactions to soy which can make them break out...and I think thats happening to me because I started eating soy about 3 weeks ago and now im breaking out and thats the ONLY thing ive changed about my routine. And yea, I love soy too! ): I hate milk so I thought this would be a good alternative. Guess not.
  9. Crap. Just realized ive taken to drinking/eating soy products. And soy causes acne :/
  10. So I started accutane seven months ago and am about to start my eighth/final month. I havent had a breakout since october, and it was really small. For the past week, I've been getting these weird bumps in the area between my jawline and cheek. I dont usually get acne there, and the bumps are pretty tiny and painless, but they do have a small white head and are hard. I have about 2-3 on each side of my face. Also, this may be weird, but I can see that beneath the surface of my skin are white
  11. Im actually doing a seven month course...so I'm a little over 1/3 of the way through. I guess waiting it out is my best bet, and trying not to touch the breakouts. Though, after popping a few last night, I woke up this morning and they dont look so angry anymore...but Ive noticed spot treating makes it worse :/
  12. How long after accutane can someone use this stuff?
  13. bbbbbummmpp. sorry, I am really desperate. This breakout is awful and red and painfully itchy! and I may or may not have just popped four of the whiteheads....
  14. Hey everyone, so I'm on my second course of Accutane. The derm put me on 40 mg first month, 60 mg second month, and 40 mg third month (because of liver problems). Months one and two went great for me, they cleared me up about 90% without me getting an inital breakout. Now, its 2.5 months in, and I got a breakout of red, angry whiteheads! I got four on my upper cheek, one on my other cheek, one on my forehead, and even what I think is a cyst on my temple (I never get acne there). What could be