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  1. This is my first post on here since I didn't really know how to use this website. Anyways this is my accutane story: im 21 now and had acne since I was 13 maybe. Basically my whole middle school and high school time I've been hiding myself because of how self conscious I am. My acne has made my depression and anxiety worse. I like to think I could of been a happy girl who had friends and went out a lot but due to my acne I just wanted to stay home and not see anyone. At around age 16 my acn
  2. Hello all! My name is Liz, and this forum will be home to my Accutane journey! A little bit of history about me: I have had acne since I was 12. It gradually got worse as I got older. I don't remember the last time I actually left the house without full concealer/foundation and other forms of making my skin "neutral". It's so bad it affects every personal relationship I have and has always been a detriment to my life. I am sure you all know. A little bit about my acne/skin: I have incredibl
  3. I'm 16. I've had acne for about two and a half years. Pretty sure it's genetics, my mom had less-than-mild acne as a teen, my brother had very bad acne when he was in high school, and well here I am. It started in 9th grade I got a couple pimples here and there and usually had no more than 2 pimples at a time. 10th grade I had a few more pimples, I'd say about 5-10 pimples at a time. I then had small breakouts on top of those pimples. I'm now in the middle of 11th grade and just a couple weeks a
  4. Sorry, this is going to be a bit lengthy... (I would post pics but at this time I just don't have the courage). I've had every type of acne you could think of since I was around 14-15 years old. I didn't think much of it at first, but it got worse, and got worse and worse. I finally had enough so I went to the dermatologist when I was 17, and within a few months I was on accutane. Having all this acne ruined me as a person. I use to talk to people and go out and have fun, but it changed comple
  5. When I was around 17 years old, I started using Proactiv because I "thought" I had acne. I had tiny white bumps and minor congestion. I was young, never really did any research on the products I was using on my face, and just wanted clear skin. Proactiv was doing just that! My skin was always clear with the odd pimple every so often. Until about 2 years ago, I was always happy with Proactiv until the little bumps slowly started coming back, I was noticing my skin was very dull, dry and very sens
  6. Hello everyone, I am a 23 years old and looking back, I never thought my acne would ever be classified as "severe" enough to go on Accutane. I have struggled with breakouts since I was 12, starting on the area beside my nose, eventually migrating up to my forehead and then most recently, (within the last 6 months) my chin. I feel like I have exhausted most available topical's from the dermatologist/doctor to little to no avail. I have also dabbled in several holistic options from implementin
  7. Hey guys, I'm 16 and I've been struggling with acne since I was 11. It didn't get bad until like 2 years ago. My mom finally took me to a dermatologist and since it is scarring he decided accutane would be the best option. I'm really glad that he didn't decide to try a bunch of products that wouldn't work first. You all probably know you have to be on birth control for a month before you start and you have to get the blood tests and pregnancy tests and everything. Well I went through all of tha
  8. From the album: Acne Journey

    I have just washed my face here so it does look a little more red than normal. I hope by the next week I can see you noticeable results to show everyone!
  9. Hey guys! I'm finally done with my 4 and a half month journey of Accutane! I know lots of you need motivation and my breakout wasn't simple. It was one of the toughest ones I ever had. Here's my story. I've struggled with acne ever since I hit 13 (I'm 16 now), not as severe but I had the occasional pimples here and there. When I hit 15 is when my acne really began to get serious. I started getting cysts and numerous whiteheads all over my face, just to later expand to my back and che
  10. Hi, my name is Brian. I have had moderate acne on my face and shoulders, and mild acne on my chest for about 5 years. I just completed three months of antibiotic treatment. Along with the antibiotic, I used Ziana and Sumadan. I saw significant improvement in these past 3 months, but I was still getting regular breakouts, and decided to ask my dermatologist for Accutane. What I hope my experience will be like: -I will be able to keep working out 5 days a week at normal intensity (This is the
  11. Hi all, I am a 24 year old female fighting against the common enemy- acne. I could go on a long schpeel about how long I’ve had acne for, and the plethora of regimens (natural, store-bought and dermatologist recommended) that have failed to prevail, but I wont. Instead, I want to set aside prior battles with acne and begin a new journey with Dan’s Regimen. I am hopeful that like those who have experienced success before me, I too, will attain clear skin. On a typical day I have mild-moderate
  12. Hi Everyone, I am a 19 year old college freshman and also division 1 athlete at the University of Delaware. I first want to start off by saying that this is my FOURTH time of claravis(accutane). Yes, I said fourth. I have had moderate to severe acne since I was around 15 or 16 years old. Every year it's the same thing. I experience terrible breakouts around the winter months. Because of this my dermo puts me back on claravis. Usually around March or May my skin really starts the clear up. I w
  13. Neve

    Day One

    I've just completed my first morning of my personal version if the Regimin. I'm following the rules as best as possible but, I am restricted in some ways. I was currently on Proactiv which is bought, and paid for by my mom, who along with my sister still use. I've used it for several years, I tried some different products along the way but figured if Proactiv was working so well for my family it should work for me. Eventually I came to the conclusion that I was settling for OK skin. Proactiv did
  14. SO This is the third week into the process... I cant believe its almost a month into it. As like my other two posts I will break down this blog. BEFORE I go into everything I just wanna say that I am still at two pills a day at 30 mg. The accutane medication is called Absorica. SIDE AFFECTS: VERY DRY skin. My skin On my face is very dry and parched. Its flaking ad every time I try to cover something with makeup it makes my skin look worse. The medical moisturizer that they gave me is
  15. HannahSloan

    Day 7

    Day 7 - Tuesday 6th February 2018 Took 2 x 20mg tablets with breakfast. Nothing much different to yesterday, still feeling really crappy with this cold. My skin still hasn't broke out...yet (touch wood) Both lips and skin feeling very dry, also around my nails my cuticles are dryer than normal. Excited to take a picture tomorrow morning and compare to a week ago!
  16. HannahSloan

    Day 6

    Day 6 - Monday 5th February 2018 Took 2 x 20mg tablets after breakfast. Still feel crappy today with this throat thing thats hanging about. Taking painkillers to ease the soreness of my throat and neck. Skin feels dry in some places, particularly around my nose and also my cheeks when I smile and talk I can feel some tightness there. Tonight I noticed that my lips are really dry, despite having been applying lip balm constantly since starting the accutane (it is also very cold here in
  17. Hi guys! I just went to my 3 month Dermatologist appointment last week. This was my first time there since I got prescribed my medications. She ended up telling me we probably didn't need to reschedule and I am guessing that is because she really thinks I am on a good treatment plan. No, I still am not clear. I have seen definite progress and reduction in acne, but I still get pimples pretty often. I still have small pimples on my forehead, a couple nasty ones on my right cheek, and some random
  18. kasims

    Acne Journey 2012 - 2017

    Acne journey 2012 - 2017 Hello everyone, My acne began my first year of college (I had very mild acne as a teenager) and it was very stressful to take such a beating to my confidence during a time when I was supposed to "go out into the world and find myself." Instead, I found myself constantly browsing the aisles of CVS in the hopes of finding a miracle cure. I don't have any photos of this time in my life, because I hid from cameras and deleted all evidence of my red a
  19. Well it's been awhile but I'm finally back. I changed my whole skin routine so I no longer use retin-a, I have switched to using a prescription prescribe by curology. If you don't know what curology is, it's a website that prescribes you acne cream by looking at the photos you upload and by the information you give them . You get your own dermatologist that you can message daily if you want and they respond really quickly. It's only 19.95 a month but the first three months are free so if you don
  20. Alright so... I'm in 7th grade and I've had actual acne since I was in 4th grade. I'm pretty sure I even had some pimples on my forehead and stuff when I was in 3rd grade. It really lowers my self esteem and self confidence, and though most people don't make comments about it, I know they're thinking rude things. It's just hard to deal with it because I haven't met anyone else with acne like mine. As of now I don't really have as bad acne as I did before, but I still get quite a few pimples. Rig
  21. fade95

    8th week on Yasmin

    I haven't updated in a while. My skin has been doing good. Right now I am in my stopweek and I do notice that I start to break out between my eyebrows, but it's nothing compared to what I used to get. I didn't get many cysts on my forehead after the first 2 initial breakouts. I've even had a few days where I didn't get any new pimples at all. I still got my post acne marks on my cheeks that seems to have fade, I hope it's because of the 2% BHA. I haven't changed anything in my diet, I still
  22. I've suffered with acne from the age of 13. Now, a few months from turning 21, I've decided to finally seek professional treatment. I have been prescribed Lymecycline (hard capsules, 408mg) and Epiduo for up to 10 months. To give some background on my acne, it began as typical teenage spots which were fairly minor. When I got to around 15/16 my acne became worse and was mainly concentrated on my forehead and chin. I went to my GP and was given some sort of topical cream (I can't remember
  23. I would like to start by giving a little background on my acne. I started to get acne as long as I can remember especially in my middle school and high school years. I have been to the dermatologist so many times I feel like she knows everything about me. I have been on literally every cream and antibiotic possible (such as spironactalone, differen, tretinoin creams, retinas, clindamycin phosphate) and NOTHING worked for my skin. I had moderate to severe acne, meaning i broke out all over my fa
  24. (Bare in mind the photo above ^ is with makeup and good lighting. To see my skin without makeup go on my previous blog post) So how do I say this without sounding conceded, I am an average person I would say physically. I am not a "unattractive person" per say. However, facing moderate to mild acne for a couple years now has really affected my personal views on myself. From someone who was very comfortable in herself to some extent I went from trying being happy with myself to avoiding eye
  25. If I thought week one was bad, then my second week of Roaccutane was hell on earth. I'm still on 80mg a day, and it's reflecting in the state of my skin. Skin: Very dry nose - it never stops peeling and just feels gross. My breakouts have progressed to just appearing on my chin and lower cheeks while my forehead is actually super clear (yay). My arms are starting to peel which is weird, but a little bit of sorbolene does the trick! Honestly, Sorbolene is one of my holy grail products while