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Thanh

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  1. Thank you very much Shantelle !

    i happen to have a bunch of Nature Made Vitamin D supplements in my medicine cabinet.

    So i guess i should stay away from the sun as much as possible?

    Is it okay if i take Vitamin C supplements? i hear the immune system gets bad from accutane, and vitamin c is supposed to support immune system right?

    appreciate it :D

  2. Welcome to my Accutane Log

    • Had acne since age "12"
    • Acne.org regimen 2008
    • I feel like dying.

    What I've Tried :Erythromycin, Topical Erythromycin, Topical Clindamycin.

    Like 10 different Benzoyl Peroxides(NOTS, Acne.org, AcneFree, Proactive, Clearacil, Neutrogena Acne Therapy, PanOxyl, ETC)

    Salicylic Acids like Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Washes, Paula's Choice BHA 2%, C&C Dual Action, Neutrogena Clear body wash.

    Sulfer Mask, AHA+, Jojoba Oil.

    Naturally Clear Oral Supplements, Vitamin C Pills, 3 Day Apple Fast Detox.

    Eating a bunch of Fruits didn't seem to help either.

    Moderate Acne

    Acne all over my body above the waist area.

    :[ As you can see, i don't want to waste any more money buying products.

    I have anxiety, i can not look at people in the eye because of my face, i tend to look towards the ground. i rarely go outside because of this problem.

    --------------------------------------------- :D

    Day 1

    Popped a 20mg pill today.

    My face is mild-moderate acne.

    back, chest, shoulder, arms, neck is moderate.

    I know i shouldn't be taking this because i don't have severe acne, but i'm fed up wasting my time doing daily regimens when all it does it prevent 1-4 pimples.

    Leaned towards Accutane because body acne, to me, is extremely hard to treat. Plus my facial oil is 3-6x more than the average person which is one of the key things that made me try accutane.

    I told the "Nurse Practitioner" about my fear of being seen in public with acne and how much it tears up my self esteem. I've made my own little bubble surrounding people around me because of it. Hopefully Accutane will break the bubble so i can get back out into the world and meet new faces without being scared to look them in the eyes.

    Will be meeting with my Dermatologist again next month to up it to 40mg.

    Hwaiting! Give me your support, i will give you mine :D

  3. okay !

    since i weigh 132 i'm around 60mg right?

    i read somewhere it's 2.2lbs per 0.5 to 1mg? and for those with servere acne its up to 2mg?

    i did the math and im around 30-60mg. Is that correct guys?

    Going to change my Dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente, If i get the person to prescribe me Accutane does he or she automatically redirect me to a blood test or do i have to make a appointment for that myself?

    Hope i get clear after 6 months of this thing ! then i can get a girlfriend again. : d

    girls always say i have a very good looking face if i didn't have acne. :[

  4. thanks for the reply Mercy, means a lot.

    well im not scared of the side effects actually since 1, im not a girl so i won't have any birth defects.

    Would only take it for 6 months and then stop so there shouldn't be any major side effects.

    I do have a question though.

    How much mg do i start with and etc?

  5. Hey Guys.

    Simple Story ;D

    I've had acne since age 13.

    Been trying to get rid of my acne since then, started Acne.org's Regimen in November 2008, which never gotten me cleared.

    Also done Erythromycin, Topical Erythromycin, Topical Clindamycin.

    Like 10 different Benzoyl Peroxides(NOTS, Acne.org, AcneFree, Proactive, Clearacil, Neutrogena Acne Therapy, PanOxyl, ETC)

    Salicylic Acids like Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Washes, Paula's Choice BHA 2%, C&C Dual Action, Neutrogena Clear body wash.

    Tried Sulfer Mask, AHA+, Jojoba Oil.

    Naturally Clear Oral Supplements, Vitamin C Pills, 3 Day Apple Fast Detox.

    Eating a bunch of Fruits didn't seem to help either.

    I have Moderate Acne.

    Pimples on my Shoulder, Arms, forearm, Chest, Back, top of my Knee, and 4-5 on my butt.

    Neck Acne, Behind Neck, All over My Face, and even the fat that hangs down from my ear, and behind the ears.

    :[ As you can see, i don't want to waste any more money buying products.

    I have anxiety, i can not look at people in the eye because of my face, i tend to look towards the ground. i rarely go outside because of this problem.

    I always find an excuse to tell my mom i can't do a errand for her because of my acne.

    Do you think i should start taking Accutane?

    I have Kaiser Permanente, but im not sure if my Dermatologist would prescribe me it.

    He's a mean white man who doesn't take over 2 minutes analyzing his patients.

    Other Info: Im a guy, Age 19 ATM.

  6. Do yourself a favor and throw away the proactive and curse it. Never touch those again.

    Everything proactiv related should be banished.

    Proactiv has helped some people, but for others, it doesn't seem to be what we need.

    the cleanser is too strong and the instructions says to cleanse for 1~2 minutes which is insane and would cause a bunch of micro tears in your skin. Not only that but the Benzoyl peroxide itself has this disgusting scent to it which may be too much for some people.

    And in all, it doesn't even tell you to moisturize.

    What you should do is grab the cleanser, treatment, and cetaphil lotion. i wouldn't use the moisturizer because it can be a bit slimy some times.

    If you've never had a bad reaction to Jojoba oil, i suggest use get some so you can help out your moisturizer with the boost it needs.

    Do the simple three step and make a regimen log in the section of the forums so you can update us.

    Remember, be gentle with your skin. Treat it like a little baby.

    I'm cleared now of course, used to be in the same shoes as you. started the regimen over a year ago, go cleared, went lazy, breakouts.

    Started 6 months ago, and got finally cleared on the 4th month.

  7. yeah don't use it during the day. i don't even use 2 drops during the day because that's a lot of oils.

    I only use cetaphil and jojoba at nigh time.

    If your a girl and you wear makeup, cetaphil is not something you'd want to use before applying makeup. it's sticky.

    I've actually been using cetaphil since 2007 or 2008. The more i used, the less dry become in the morning, but sometimes i feel like i slapping it all over my face lols. i don't ever do that thin coat nonsence because usually when you sleep you roll over.

    Eventually some parts, moisturizer and jojoba will come off, so i slap it on my face.

    I've used the regimen for 6 months now, dryness is gone, but there will always be a little dryness there since i have sensitive skin. little dryness, no flakes though. no dead skin.

  8. i like your Signature ihatemirrors lols.

    i feel the same with the house cleaning part. Dog's saliva is actually a really good thing though, it kills acne bacteria i've heard.

    but of course, you wouldn't want your dog licking off your bp, the dog might get sick and it will be bad for the both of ya.

  9. jojoba oil will help a lot, it should be a great helper for the moisturizer.

    it's better to switch to 2.5% Skaster, it should help out with the flaking, but then again, you might get flake still because your using a new BP.

    i didn't have flakes with Dan's BP after 5 months, ran out so i bought some more online. Used Neutrogena On the Spot as a replacement, and boom my skin became a wasteland.

  10. don't forget rwc. it take's up to 3 months to see extremely visible results.

    Right now it's still diving deep into your skin to kill off any bacteria's trapped inside the skin.

    Bear with it a little longer, eventually the bacteria will all die and breakouts will be minimized.

    You can do it :D

    Only a month and a few more weeks. Hopefully the breakout ends even sooner than that.

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