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  1. So, here's the basic rundown: I'm 18, around 60kg, and have mild to moderate acne. I've had it since I was about 16, and it's not horribly red or painful, but it has got progressively worse with nothing working on it. It's gotten to the point where I have been subscribed 30mg of Isotretinoin for the first 6 weeks. At first I was eager to start it, but I've had doubts about the long term effects, and I have so many questions and nobody to answer them! Is there any other hope? Will I grow
  2. Hello everyone! I'm unsure whether anyone will be interested in actually reading my log but if not, it'll be useful for me anyways! It's still early days, I'm only about a month and a half into my accutane course so I haven't logged since day one which sucks but better late than never, right?! I absolutely love this community because it has helped me so much in the past and I know what it's like to google things every 10-20 minutes and land yourself on this website reading if someone else is
  3. So my roaccutane journey begins here. I have hesitated to take this but I though I'll give it a go , sick and tired of myself and trying to treat acne for 4-5 years. So Today 04/12/13 I have gotten my tablets from the pharmacy it's a 2 month dose , If all goes well I will receive another 2 month dose after and my treatment should be done in 4 month since my dose is high "70mg" wasn't so sure about that but I hope I won't get too many side effects and that I can carry on training. Day 1/122 :
  4. Hi everyone. I am currently on Roaccutane to treat my cystic acne. I have always had acne, which is partially due to my Thyroid Disease which ruined my hormone balance, resulting in more acne! I mostly am left with pretty severe scarring, but every few months I would get a huge flare up of cystic, painful acne and in between those flare ups, I had normal acne and those horrible small bumps that never turn into anything! I am taking 40mgs per day, and have been since the initial 2 week s
  5. I would like to share my accutane journey with you guys, and hopefully get a chance to let off some steam when things get rough. Background info: I'm 23 years old female living by myself. My acne is genetic (both my mother and grandfather was plagued by it until well into their 30's). I have had acne for 10 years, and after being prescribed several topical treatments I was finally reffered to a dermatologist. He put me through a course of antibiotics (tetracyclin), which didn't help. And so I
  6. Hey all, Im a 19 year old male. Have moderate acne, some cysts and some white heads and blackheads around nose. Got prescribed Clarvis after antibiotics and a healthy diet failed. I'm going to try and record my experience on a daily basis. Just started Clarvis 30mg morning/30mg at night. Day 1- Right now my skin feels really freaking dry and its flaky everywhere which is good. I noticed a lot of the inflamation went down but theirs still a ton of freaking red marks and its a
  7. I’m sorry But I can’t get over how great my skin looks on this week! I think I had not seen my skin so clear for a verg long time. Side effects are all the same, now my hands are becoming very dry and the dryness of my lips is only getting worse.
  8. Yvogue

    Day 1

    As you can see I have moderate acne, I will get maybe 5 cysts a year. I usually wake up to 2 new pimples every week which leave very bad hyper pigmentation that will last for more then 6 months. I am lucky in that I do not get bad acne on my forehead, back, and chest. I get all of my acne on my cheeks and recently it has been leaving ice pick scars, that is when I got serious about tackling my acne. Today is my first day taking 40mg, and the one thing I am nervous about is dry lips and eyes beca
  9. So I just typed this long essay looking like blog entry and turns out i wasn't signed in so it deleted the whole thing. That was a bummer but I'll TRY and keep it short and sweet. Hi, my names Gia and I'm 14. I've been struggling with acne since the 3rd grade and I'm now in the 9th grade. Its a battle I've been fighting for my whole life and something needed to be done. I'm not gonna go into my whole sob story because this blog is not about that. My acne I would say is mild-moderate. It ge
  10. Hey everyone! This post is really long, but it's my first, so bear with me! So, I'm finally starting Accutane after literally years of putting it off (which I will get into later). I decided to start this blog because I personally was very skeptical of the drug and struggled with the idea of taking for a long time, and I know there are many others out there that feel the same way. I figured if I shared my journey then it may put others at ease, and I also want something to be able to track my p
  11. This week I started my 4th pack of Yasmin and it's the first time that it didn't broke me out at all (not complaining about the one teeny tiny spot I got) like it used to do while starting a new pack. My face hasn't been pimple-free since ages. Yasmin has work wonders for me so far. My periods are the most regular they have ever been. It hasn't done a lot to prevent my excessive hair growth, but the doc told me that I'll probably see difference after a couple more months of using the pill.
  12. becky3991

    Week 4

    This week I had a moderate breakout on the right side of my face. Nothing worse than I normally have, but still upsetting. I haven't really had any active acne on the left side of my face all week, just lots of red hyperpigmentation. I took pictures this morning and I think my skin looks slightly better in real life. Although my skin is still very red, my make-up goes over a lot smoother. The skin on the left side of my face looks almost completely smooth with foundation, and the only problem wi
  13. I have become a hermit due to how bad my skin is - I know it's shallow but I cannot lead a normal life nor socialise whilst my confidence is so low. I have developed 7 major spots which have developed into scabs - tempted to give up the accutane but I know an initial breakout is normal. Did anyone else experience this? Have severe dandruff and very dry skin and lips - only on 20mg so god knows how I will handle it if my dermo instructs me to go on a higher dose. When I was first prescribed th
  14. My acne still seems to be the exact same it was when I started this medication a week ago, but early days I guess. I was getting ready to go out earlier and realised I had eyebrow dandruff!!!!! Exfoliated and moisturised (with aveeno) and seems to be managed (for now). Skin flaking off on cheeks, chin and inbetween eyebrows. I still have some colour left on me from summer so now my arms are all blotchy where my tanned skin has peeled off and showing the paler colour of me. Looking at the end r
  15. Day one: Got my blood test done today. That's what my biggest fear was going on accutane, and it wasn't even that bad! Took my first pill December 16th, 2013. My dosage is at 30mg a day, wish me luck!
  16. Mila88

    Start Of Week 3

    Starting week 3, my acne has imporved significantly. Still no IB and really hoping it stays that way. As far as symptoms go, my dry lips are terrible. Cracks in the corner, hard to eat and hard to brush my teeth without bothering the cracked corners. I've been switching on and off all day and night between aquaphor and caramex, sometimes both at the same time... anything for some relief!! My dry eyes are a little better, been using artificial tears 5-6 times a day and that has been helpi
  17. Hello! Its been a while since I posted on here so I wanted to post an update on my scaring. Today I went through my progression photos before starting any treatments, up until today where I have had a CO2 laser, 3 subcisions and several sessions of dermapen. Its always hard to get lighting the same each time, but I still think I have some good results. Looking at the first photo, on the right side the scars look very "sharp", I remember my plastic surgeon saying the laser would smooth the
  18. Hey everyone, so I thought I'd never do this, but I'm feeling like I need to share my journey on this website because I'm honestly so distraught and I need to track progress somehow. This is going to be tough for me because I know that some of the pictures might be gruesome and not show much improvement. But I'm planning on showing pictures of my journey on Differin (at night), Duac (mornings) and Bactrim (once daily antibiotic. While I have used Differin inconsisently for a little over two m
  19. Will be starting Accutane. If anyone is interested I will keep a log. Please comment on this if you are interested so I know it's well worth it. Thank you fellow beautiful sufferers.
  20. From the album: Accutane Journey Results

    This and the other two pictures are from the end of 2nd-during 3rd month of my Accutane treatment. As you can see, my skin was terrible. I had cysts all around my jawline and some on my cheeks, several whiteheads, scabs, everything basically. I didn't like going out at all and sometimes I didn't want to go to school. It was really really bad physically and psychologically. My face would hurt whenever I smiled or ate, and I was extremely self conscious about myself. What hurt the most was the

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  21. Serious question, I'm 21 and have zero experience with girls never even kissed one and this is all due to acne. Girls ignored me and thought I was grotesque in high school because of it and now I feel behind everyone else in the dating/sex scene and I barely have a social life as it is. Acne screwed me over hard when I was 14-16 now I'm clear but crippled if that makes sense. Anyways every girl already has a bf so getting a gf at this point is impossible. The only thing going for me right now is
  22. Dear everyone, I've been on this forum and driving myself crazy reading everyone's posts for quite a while now. A few days ago, I started taking accutane, 20mg a day. In this post, I'll tell you a little bit about myself and why I decided to try this dangerous drug. I am a 23 year old girl, in my daily life I'm an English teacher (ESL) in training. I have suffered from acne since I was approximately 12 years old, so this is more than a decade now. Pretty painful..
  23. I'm getting my blood test done in less than 1hr! I'm super excited about my decision and I can't imagine what life would be for the next couple of months to half year without having to apply any topical/treatment on my skin http:////dn4iqhjvtt39e.cloudfront.net/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png It feels good having birthday cake without acting weird around people and not worrying that it may theoretically break me out, hehe Cheerios
  24. Hey everyone I have just started roaccutane 40mg and i am going to share my experience with acne.org as a way to vent my frustrations on acne and hopefully support others with acne too. People sometimes see it as just a couple of spots and you will grow out of it, but at the age of twenty i am a bit fed up of waiting. It really does affect every part of your life, there is days it can get you really down and it most certainly affects your confidence. A little bit about myself is i a
  25. The plunge has been taken, the Accutane on deck. My story so far. Acne hasn't been a lingering issue for me for most of my short life, until 7 months ago when I broke out heavily on my chin. They were just normal pimples that eventually came to a head, nothing too serious... yet. It got worse, with my chin starting to resemble the Himalayas. I sought out help, my first step was Sebaceous Gland Ablation (SGA) which aimed to eliminate problem glands. 3 treatments later, it had not worked. Mon