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Old 07-07-2003, 08:10 PM   #1
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I promised myself that when I got off my 120 mg dose of accutane (and onto a 40 mg dose for the last month) that I would go out to the pool OR beach. Well, I got off it yesterday, and today I went to both. I still have a few marks on my chest/back.. but I have no acne at all. I must say at first it was a little embarrasing, but then i just took my shirt off and lay in the sun with my friends, went in the pool.. then we headed off to the beach, it was great. I'm glad I finally went out, now my summer will be a lot better..

to everyone who is staying inside because of their acne, go out and enjoy your life (believe me, i know ill get at least one or two "easy for you to say" messages because I was on accutane and it cleared me, but please give it a shot)

and on another note, the sun/water made the marks on my chest look much better and less noticeable.

I'm probably really dry right now though, from the chlorine/sun/saltwater.. so im gonna put some moisturizer on my chest/back/neck/face and drink a lot of water... thank you for reading this, and I am SO happy right now..

And if Dsheldon is reading this. i am now "HappyWithThisAll"

 
Old 07-07-2003, 08:14 PM   #2
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congratulations; I know exactly where you're at. Best of luck to you.

 
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Old 07-08-2003, 04:53 AM   #3
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Glad to hear this! I bet your friends don't even care about your acne, even when it was at it's worst. That's what makes them your FRIENDS

Hope your last month goes well. Be careful in the sun, especially since you are still on Accutane. I have been taking tetracycline (500mg at night) for a few months now, and went to the beach last week for a day. In just a few hours, my face/head (my hair is really short) got REALLY burned, and now it's peeling like crazy. Even the people that normally tan got burned, so be careful. :P

Kev

 
Old 07-08-2003, 09:19 AM   #4
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Thats GREAT HappyWithThisAll ! Sounds like a good idea too! I think I'll get me some sunshine this weekend if the sun is game.I'll think of you when I feel those nice warm rays on my back.

 
Old 07-08-2003, 11:23 AM   #5
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THATS SOOO GREAT i love to hear the "after accutane" stories, since i will be starting accutane next week. my acne is moderate but persistent. my forehead is perfect. its such certain areas. my boyfreind's company is having this huge picnic. i am going. I figured hey who cares, i will be on the medication soon, and everything will be fine afterwards, so i might as well go out and have fun. Nobody is gonna judge my face. Everyone has flaws. There will be fat people, bald, ugly, big eared people. i won't judge them. so def. GO OUT AND ENJOY THE REST OF THE SUMMER!! i am so happy for you.

 
Old 07-08-2003, 04:24 PM   #6
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Congratulations Tired, what have you been using on your body acne?


 
Old 07-09-2003, 12:30 AM   #7
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ive been using the neutrogena body clear body scrub.. cleared me up again very quickly.

 
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