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    Old 04-22-2007, 10:49 AM   #31
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    Re: My accutane journal plus questions

    what are some ways i can deal with all the dryness? i put retin-A on my face every night to help with the scarring, then if i try washing it off the next day, it makes my skin look red, then it dries out my skin.

     
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    Old 04-22-2007, 10:51 AM   #32
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    oh good because i have a hard time taking pills and i heard they were big... did at first you break out really bad before it got better? and if so how long until you started to see your skin clear up?

     
    Old 04-22-2007, 03:25 PM   #33
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    Re: My accutane journal plus questions

    I use to feel the same way. Belive me, one of my best buds has bad acne, but his g/f doesnt mind at all. I'm sure he might of felt the same way at first, but there are girls who dont care belive it or not. She even touches his face like its nothing. Not all girls are scared by it man.

     
    Old 04-22-2007, 04:01 PM   #34
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    its a shame how i have to go through with this, because i used to have the most beautiful baby skin, and then BOOM my face blew up with acne, i didnt care to much to take a good look at first....i thought it was going to just go away....its now 2 years later and my skin has so many red spots its unbelievable, i dont have any more bumps though because of the accutane which is good, now im just waiting for the redness to go away. its been 2 months, how exactly am i going to see the redness go down? is it going to fade away over the next 4 months?

     
    Old 04-22-2007, 05:07 PM   #35
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    well thanks doer i guess ill just see how things work out and for the dryness you would want to buy some cetaphil that has 15% sunscreen in it it works really well and its not very oily or anything i just cant wait until my face is totally clear i just cant wait at all but ill be patient

     
    Old 04-23-2007, 12:27 PM   #36
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    hey sufferthejoy, are you experiencing an overall redness to your complexion that you didnt have before taking accutane?

     
    Old 04-23-2007, 02:58 PM   #37
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    ya just a little bit from the scars and the pimples are redder too but other than that i havent had too much redness i did have some really dry skin that was pretty red and it looked like i had a sunburn but some cetaphil and a couple of days helped that to go right away

     
    Old 04-24-2007, 03:10 PM   #38
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    Day 69 whew it kind of looks like a bomb exploded on my face i have this huge cyst right by my mouth and its so red and ive got alot of new stuff by my neck that i guess are just really deep rooted white heads and on my left cheek ive got these white heads coming to the skin and another deep rooted one kind of by my eye my forehead also looks bad all these little cysts just keep coming up and coming up its really hard not to think about anything besides your acne.....................bad day

     
    Old 05-06-2007, 06:17 PM   #39
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    ok well ive just started my fourth month and im still on 60mg taking 3 pills a day and the lady said the clearing up starts these last two months i cant wait! my face does look a little better its really red around where all the pimples are but im just hoping and praying and i cant wait ahh....

     
    Old 05-06-2007, 06:36 PM   #40
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    hey, i just got off accutane a few months ago..its amazing. I had mild/bad acne.. the accutane cleared it up pretty quickly. now im acne free and all my scars have just about faded. I still get a tiny pimple here and their but i cant complain when they used to cover my face. Hang in their..this stuff is amazing.

     
    Old 05-07-2007, 02:38 PM   #41
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    i guess most peoples clear up within the 4th or 5th month im just hoping so much that that will be for me everyone keep me updated i need some support...

     
    Old 05-07-2007, 04:08 PM   #42
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    Mine took 4 months to start clearing up, and about 6 months to be about 90% clear. It has been over 8 months since Accutane and it is STILL "clearing" up... about 96% clean now.

     
    Old 05-08-2007, 10:28 AM   #43
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    Re: My accutane journal plus questions

    Quote:
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    hey, i just got off accutane a few months ago..its amazing. I had mild/bad acne.. the accutane cleared it up pretty quickly. now im acne free and all my scars have just about faded. I still get a tiny pimple here and their but i cant complain when they used to cover my face. Hang in their..this stuff is amazing.
    you are so cool, i cant wait to be able to say that up there what you just said

     
    Old 05-08-2007, 06:51 PM   #44
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    yes me toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo so much you dont even know

     
    Old 05-12-2007, 11:13 PM   #45
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    Re: My accutane journal plus questions

    Hey you guys keep going. Stay with it because you give the rest of us hope that it'll be all right one day soon. I was clear and cystic and clear and so on and a few months ago it was starting to get back into that cystic stage again. I'm on dioxo something or other, which is basically the last antibiotic I haven't tried. It's working, but slow going after one month on it. I'm going to go on accutane. Going to get bloodwork and everything soon. I'm really nervous though because acne...as bad as it is if I end up with hepatitis or bone density loss or something long term I don't know what I'll do especially if ends up not working. For four years now...I can't handle anymore if I can help it.

    I'm out of options though so now I'm taking the plunge. I hope I have positive results. Keep going. We all know it's beyond tough.

     
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