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  1. Day 50 wow almost two months on accutane complete! My skin is looking really good lately and I don't feel like i need to wear makeup at all really. I havent gotten a new spot in about 2 weeks, its amazing. I'm still struggling a little bit with blackheads but its getting better and better everyday and so is my scarring. I saw my dermatologist over the weekend and even he said i am looking good. This is so exciting I havent felt this pretty and confident in a very long time. I can finally fee
  2. Alefz

    3/29/2016

    From the album: Accutane Journey (Zenatane)

    About 3 1/2 weeks in, wearing make up. Not much improvement but I don't have as much cysts as before. Skin is beginning to dry up more making it harder for my make up to not look so cake-y. I have my dermatologist appointment this week so hopefully he prescribes me something topical for my scarring and hyper pigmentation. Not bad for the first month.
  3. sbee242

    Accutane Day 1-3

    Hello! I am currently taking 30mg twice a day of Claravis for my acne. Days 1-3 of accutane I didn't really experience any side effects but a mild headache and being a little more sleepy than usual. No dry skin or dy lips. However, I did feel a little achey and weak.
  4. nickacz

    Day 18 (Clavaris 40Mg Once Daily)

    Sooooo like i've been reading alot on this site, its very common for people around day 15-21 to get like an exersion of blackheads :/. Welp this is currently happening! I knew something would have to come up sooner or later!!! I've read almost every comment on them and people say they should just completely fall out in a few weeks. Hopefully they do because this is terrible and the most i've ever seen on my face at once. Ofcourse i'm staring an inch away from the mirror examining, but it's hard
  5. nj99

    50mg Accutane Day 1

    It took me a few longer days than expected to get on my Accutane because of my pharmacy, but I finally got it. My official dosage of right now is 30mg in the morning and 20mg at night. Before I started this process I read a lot of other reviews of people just starting out at 20mg and then their dermatologist increased the dosage over time and I think the reason for my higher dosage is because of the severity. So far I don't have any severe side effects but when I did first take it I felt a littl
  6. ko12345

    Accutane Start of month 5

    Here I am at 4 months and a week into my Accutane journey. Have to be honest, it has been a lot of up's and down's. Sometimes my face is really starting to look good but then the next day, I'll have a hard, under the skin bump rear its ugly head & old cysts that just wont seem to vanish. I should mention that I have been on 60mg for my entire course, I weigh 135+/-. The entire course I have managed to not get that dry. My lips are horribly dry but not really my face. I do moisturize my f
  7. So I've been taking progress pictures which I intend to upload at the end of my round of accutane if all goes well. I don't have the confidence to post pictures of my skin at the moment, not sure how others do it before they see dramatic improvement! Lately I've been focusing on getting rid of the strange bumps on my skin while I wait for the accutane treatment to begin. I've done plenty of research and tried literally everything. Lately I've been seeing some improvement and this morning
  8. From the album: Accutane Journey (Zenatane)

    I had met with my dermatologist for the first time and was prescribed the antibiotic Doryx (doxycycline hyclate) and had about a month to wait for my blood work reports to show that I was able to get on accutane. Since I was only on these for a month, I never fully saw results just the initial break out which was the worst break out I have ever had. I had cysts popping on my cheeks and jawline, areas where I don't usually get cystic acne. I wasn't too worried about it though because I knew that
  9. TaneBabe

    Day 30 Absorbica- Month 1 was ROUGH

    Hey there! I'm gonna try my best to stay positive throughout this post but these last few weeks have been a bit rough. So I'll try not to focus on the bad, as many of us know this is a JOURNEY and no quick fix. It gets worse before it gets better is a VERY true statement. Side effects: dry arms (some white patches are forming on them so I keep them moisturized), body aches (REALLY bad after working out for a day), eye dryness (very slight, I can still sleep in my contacts most nights), and in
  10. Nana335

    Accutane Day -2

    Preface: Hey guys/gals, I'm Natalie and I am now 2 days away from picking up my first prescription of accutane. I have to say waiting this past month has been really difficult. I honestly wish I could just pinky promise that I won't come in contact with a penis while I am on accutane and keep it moving, but the FDA has to protect themselves from possible lawsuits and we must protect the potential tiny people, so its understandable. I've had acne since I was 14. It's peak was when I was 16, it w
  11. Alefz

    3/29/2016

    From the album: Accutane Journey (Zenatane)

    About 3 1/2 weeks in, wearing make up. Not much improvement but I don't have as much cysts as before. Skin is beginning to dry up more making it harder for my make up to not look so cake-y. I have my dermatologist appointment this week so hopefully he prescribes me something topical for my scarring and hyper pigmentation. Not bad for the first month.
  12. A little background history: I've struggled with acne for 4 years. I saw plenty of derms and tried everything and nothing ever worked for me. I have moderate acne but get scarring and hyper pigmentation EXTREMELY easily. As my acne and marks worsened the past 2 years I've become much more self conscious. I then requested to be on Accutane after all of this and have just finished my first month on 40mg! The first week and a half I didn't notice any side affects at all. Wasn't dry and ashy, itch
  13. Greetings All, I am a newbie here. Have been reading and lurking for quite some time now, and finally decided to join the community and share my journey. A little bit about me. I am a soon-to-be 35 year old woman who up until the age of 28, has NEVER experienced acne a day in her life. (Yes, I sometimes refer to myself in the third person...lol) Any who, I begin experiencing moderate cystic acne about 7 years ago. I have tried EVERYTHING on earth to get rid of this horrible ugly dis
  14. felicaam

    Month Uno

    so this is my first month on ... dun dun dun ACCUTANE. the big acne bully. i was "that girl" in high school that never got a single blemish. im talking, rub butter on my face if you want. then my sophomore year of college something happened... maybe stress? or hormones? i was a late bloomer; not really sure what it was but i started to get those deep painful zits on my cheeks. and since i had NO idea what the freak was happening i was horrible to my skin. . im talking HARSH. multiple w
  15. nickacz

    Day 22 (Clavaris 40Mg Once Daily)

    So here's just another update and happy 3 weeks on accutane! My skin seems to be doing really well, alot of all those blackheads I saw coming out have dissappeared and I couldn't be happier right now! I saw my derm on Saturday and my blood tests and platelets were perfect and wrote me a script for my next 30 days! yay! So skinwise everythings looking pretty good, wayyyyy less blackheads, seems to me my pores are looking smaller and my skin and hair are barely oily at all as oppose to how
  16. March 15th, 2016. After a month of birth control, today was my first official Accutane appointment. My routine blood was drawn and I took my second (the first was taken when I was prescribed the birth control) pregnancy test. I was there for about two hours and it was utterly exhausting. After the long talks of Accutane side effects and the whole run through, I went home to fill out the iPledge questions before my Accutane prescription could be filled at the pharmacy. Unfortunately, I have to
  17. Holy heck it is closed comedone time, my dudes. They are everywhere. I didn’t used to break out on my cheeks but now I am. I still believe that it’s the comedones being expelled because I shamefully picked one of the more painful spots and a small, teardrop-shaped hard piece came out of my pore, almost like a small piece of uncooked rice. From previous experience, that’s similar to what is in closed comedones - really hard semi-spherical bits (don’t judge me, this is science). Good news: nearly
  18. I am on my 7 month towards the middle of the 7th month I Beilve, I had a terrible experience at the blood test... last month. The lady who toke my blood hit a nerve in my arm and it was instant pain and I could feel that she did something wrong. For the next week and still even now weeks later I feel the right pain in my arm. The first week I had to wear I sling the pain was so bad. But back to my skin, it broke out more then it has in a while last week I was alittle shocked, and then on Friday
  19. Alefz

    2/6/2015

    From the album: Accutane Journey (Zenatane)

    This was about a year ago when my skin first began to break out. It was mostly whiteheads, also I'm wearing make up so it doesn't look nearly as bad as it actually was. It's funny looking back at these pictures because at the time I use to think that my skin was at the worst it had ever been.
  20. 16 days on accutane! I can't say i notice much of a difference skin wise. Still only 2 or 3 very small barely noticable pimples, showing up in kind of the same area, not bad though. Everywhere else is pretty smooth. My skin seems to be getting dryer and a little more tender and red. I should probably stop using the topicals soon, but it is just such a hard habit to get out of. My lips are definitely very dry and chapped but i just keep applying chapstick/aquaphor/carmex/etc. !!! Still no
  21. Alefz

    4/29/16

    From the album: Accutane Journey (Zenatane)

    So I completed 2 months around this point and got bumped up to 80mg. I have breakouts closer to my lip area now which weren't a problem before. My derm told me that month 3 is when I'm finally seeing results, which I am very excited about. I also got Dr.Dans lip balm which works wonders for dry lips, honestly you should throw away every product you're currently using and just use this stuff.
  22. So I think my weeks may be one off on these posts, but when I go back and look, I can’t see where the mistake is… idk. Ever since my dosage was upped, I’ve been getting a long and irritating breakout. I know it’s probably my body expelling the deep acne in my skin, but it HURTS and my skin picking has become a lot more challenging as a result. My closed comedones have become more numerous and obvious, yet all of my mirrors in my room are covered to dissuade my picking sessions so I’m not exactly
  23. So i've been on accutane for already 11 days! I am still not experiencing any severe side effects, just the common chapped, dry lips and slightly dry skin. Also i've had no sign of an initial breakout (yet). Again this might be because of the antibiotic i'm on- Ampicillin 500mg twice daily. I've had maybe 2 or 3 very small active spots that have came and went in about 3 days, not even. I'm feeling pretty hopeful and this is probably the best i've looked in a long time. So far my face sti
  24. From the album: Accutane Journey (Zenatane)

    I had met with my dermatologist for the first time and was prescribed the antibiotic Doryx (doxycycline hyclate) and had about a month to wait for my blood work reports to show that I was able to get on accutane. Since I was only on these for a month, I never fully saw results just the initial break out which was the worst break out I have ever had. I had cysts popping on my cheeks and jawline, areas where I don't usually get cystic acne. I wasn't too worried about it though because I knew that
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