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    Old 06-25-2004, 04:52 PM   #1
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    Accutane Journal

    Hey everyone,
    I'll start with what most people do and tell you my history. I'm now going to be a senior in high school and have had moderate acne since the beginning of freshman year. I've used about all the topical products possibly with them helping very little, then i did minocycline sophomore year. After using that for a few months I got drug induced lupus and that is not too fun to say the least. So me and my parents finallyn decided it is time for me to get the big Accutane. I went to the derm my doctor recommended on the 23rd of june. She agreed that I am ready for it and the blood tests and signings were under way. They got my good blood tests back the 24th and that night I popped my first pill. This is Day 2 and like many no side effects just yet. I'll try to write here a few days a week. If any questions just post. I'm taking 40mg once a day

     
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    Old 06-25-2004, 06:58 PM   #2
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    Cool looking forward to your jornal.

     
    Old 06-26-2004, 11:03 AM   #3
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    I'm looking forward to it too. I hope it works well for you.

     
    Old 06-27-2004, 05:00 PM   #4
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    Well everyone, I'm glad to tell you after 4 days no side effects or problems just yet. I know it is very early but I've read of somer who got them very fast. The only truly noticible thing is my pimples I had seem to of been drying up a little, maybe it is the weather or maybe accutane....will keep you updated

     
    Old 06-28-2004, 01:29 AM   #5
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    Hello dude. It seems that you start the same as me. I am on my 4th day today at 40mg per day as well. Instead of starting my own journal, I'll just read yours. I think the only different between you and me is that I am 24.

    I am still very oily. I am not looking forward to the initial period of destruction.

    Good Luck.

     
    Old 06-28-2004, 08:35 AM   #6
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    Hey Soulman, we can share this thread if you want, it'll help even more people by having 2 journals here. Yeah I'm luckily not oily too bad anymore, I go on a curise in a week and don't want any breakout...bout to pop the 5th pill

     
    Old 06-28-2004, 06:52 PM   #7
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    Yeah i love it and hate it at the same time the good news no more pimples except one , a cyst which i never had one. My side effects have been chapped lips and ears not really at the face but i do moisturize once a day, had back pain everyday and now its gone, maybe beacuse i havent been working out lately. Have 4 pills left of my 2nd month. Im almost half way done. I think if its okay with KyleDale all the people taking accutane right now can share this thread, so we can talk about it and so people that want to go on it have some info on the side effects.

     
    Old 06-28-2004, 11:33 PM   #8
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    Yea Diesel it sounds great, I'm guessing many people here are at your spot on the treatment or such so yea that'd be great too to have ur experiences written and shared

     
    Old 06-29-2004, 06:58 AM   #9
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    I absoutely love accutane too. I love that my skin is finally clear after all these years. I just hate the fact that my skin (and not just on my face, but my arms and legs) are very, very dry. But I guess that's what moisturizer's for.

     
    Old 06-29-2004, 02:53 PM   #10
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    Boston, what month are you in?

     
    Old 06-29-2004, 07:52 PM   #11
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    Hello Kyle.....
    I'll post whenever I can. This is the 6th day. My lips is very dry and chapped. However It was already dry and chapped before I start. In Australia, it's winter. Do you guys just buy any lip balm?

    For everyone on this drug, can you take zinc during this treatment. Also can you apply medication such as tea tree oil to spot treat spots.

    I am following Paula Begoun instruction for accutane because she has been on it before and she is the expert in this field.

    I wish you all the best of luck.

     
    Old 06-29-2004, 08:12 PM   #12
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    Quote:
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    Hello Kyle.....
    I'll post whenever I can. This is the 6th day. My lips is very dry and chapped. However It was already dry and chapped before I start. In Australia, it's winter. Do you guys just buy any lip balm?

    For everyone on this drug, can you take zinc during this treatment. Also can you apply medication such as tea tree oil to spot treat spots.

    I am following Paula Begoun instruction for accutane because she has been on it before and she is the expert in this field.

    I wish you all the best of luck.
    Get Lip Balm with SPF 15. You can take Zinc and put tea tree oil on while on accutane.

     
    Old 06-30-2004, 08:44 AM   #13
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    Boston, what month are you in?
    Halfway through month 4. My next visit will be my last!

     
    Old 06-30-2004, 09:48 PM   #14
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    Side effects begin, today I pop my 8th pill and the dry lips have just begun and my skin is slowly starting to become dryer, right now it is mainly just the lips that are bad and annoying, will keep ytou posted

     
    Old 07-01-2004, 12:49 AM   #15
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    My skin is dry and flaky as....My lip is dry and very uncomfortable. But my skin is still oily as....Hence, my skin is oily and dry and flakes.....

    Does anyone feel sunburn when on this drug? And I don't mean going into the sun. It's been raining here for 6 days straight.

     
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