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  1. Alright, I've lost track of the days and don't have time to go back and count, but it's been almost a month and a half since this roadtrip down highway Accutane began. No carsickness, just lack of patience. Saw the derm a few days ago, and she said that my progress is really good, especially just for the first month. She said usually it takes until the last few months of the cycle for skin to really see full improvement, so I should expect completely clear skin as a result. I don't want to get
  2. OH also, books! I'm somewhat of a literature FREAK. I really like J.D. Salinger, but don't start with Catcher in the Rye. Start with something like Franny and Zooey, or Nine Stories. The Zooey section of Franny and Zooey is SOOOOO funny in the begining. One of the only times I've ever laughed out loud at a book. I also just read Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews. It is extremely creepy, but you can't put it down!
  3. No weird spots on me. I'm really really lucky, I think. Almost NO negative side effects! But I've been moisturizing my whole body a LOT. I use a body cream on my arms and legs to keep them from drying out and getting bumpy from that dryness.
  4. DAY 22 Sorry it's been a while! I was at the International Thespian Conference, workshopping my play. Check it out on youtube! Just search for "self story" and it should come up. As far as SKIN goes, I am looking MUCH clearer. NO new spots on my chin, nose, or cheeks, just a few on my forehead that I'm anticipating will go away...safe to say I totally missed an IB? Woo hoo!!! I was pretty scared that would happen. Man. I got really lucky. Aside from chapped lips, and a LITTLE soreness in my
  5. DAY ELEVEN (I was going to do day ten with pictures, so that this would be at least somewhat consistent, but my parents had a work party and I had to set up the croquet set. Which, to my disappointment, no one played) I am pretty happy. My skin looks a good deal better, at least in my opinion. I thought I was getting several ligitimate pimples on my chin and t-zone, but they never emerged! Also, my skin is a LOT less splotchy and red. The begining of the week was pretty embarrassing though.
  6. DAY...SEVEN (I just had to run up to my room and count how many pills I'd punched out...haha) A CHANGE!! But a weird one. I dance several hours a week, and was afraid of the muscle soreness that is sometimes a side-effect of the accutane. And today I did notice something, but it wasn't soreness. Here's the story: Usually I'm good at turns; piroettes, fouettes, I got it. But today I was SO OFF. I couldn't hit even a double on the left (two turns) and I'm usually working on quads. So that's sc
  7. Wow. I would be freaking out too! My derm wanted to perscribe a low dosage of prednisone with the accutane, because sometimes scarring does happen, but she said if I scarred, it would be due to an initial breakout. Anyways, I didn't take it because of the side-effects, but if you're really worried about scarring, ask your derm if they'll give you a low dose of an anti-inflammatory. It would really suck to go through a whole course of accutane, and finally have clear skin, but left scarred. OH
  8. Yeah, we are almost identical accutane buddies lol. I'm on 40 mg, and still not really noticing a change. I guess we'll see. I'm sorry about your headaches! I haven't gotten them much yet, just a few times at night. But hey, no initial breakout so far! How about you? Oh, and good idea with the pregnant lady pop-out things!! haha the many uses...
  9. DAY FIVE: No noticable changes? I'm confused. Shouldn't I be getting worse? Or better? Or drier? ...or something? I don't want to tempt fate but this seems weird. I guess the only thing I notice is my acne is a little less inflamed. But to counter that, I got a few more zits on my chin. Great. More interesting thoughts: Perusing the galleries, I noticed how some members use that black bar to cover their eyes, and sheild their identity. When I created my profile, I honestly didn't even think
  10. I just started accutane too! I'm on day five, and have had NO CHANGE. At all. Not even like dry skin or lips. Is that bad? Whatever. Well I hope all goes well for you!
  11. Hey I just read your entire log! lol. I started accutane a few days ago, and I've been FREAKING OUT because I've heard so many different things about it. Anyways, your skin looks SO much better. Have you been comparing your pics from the first few weeks and now? It's incredible. I hope mine clears up as much, as fast!
  12. Good morning everyone! Well this is it, I suppose. The moment of truth. I'm over having acne, have tried everything and thus, took my first isotretinoin pill this morning. I'm terrified, naturally. Prior picking up the pills I read anything google could find me about the drug, and saw plently of horror stories about the drug. Not exactly reassuring. Also, on the back of every, single pill (it's in the punch-out style package) is a picture of a pregnant woman with a big X through it. Even l