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Old 09-07-2003, 06:41 PM   #1
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Talking Accutane!

Well its been 8 weeks I am perfectly clear! I was writing on this board back in may-june. What I bascially notice is my face isn't oily. My face was very oily before accutane. I went on accutane after I became "immune" to proactiv. It was horrible, and disgusting. When I first started taking accutane the first 4 weeks, my face was soo gross, I felt like I didn't look human. I kept thinking o my gosh how can this possibly get better. But it did!!!
Side effects are few, I just always have to keep applying aquaphor on my lips, and I put vaseline in my nose. I've had 2 nosebleeds in 8 weeks, both were my fault, because I didn't keep up with the vaseline. The only other side effect I had was I had rashes on the back of my hands. All pretty minor considering I look beautiful again.
I was hemming and hawing about taking the accutane because of this board. Its a piece of cake!! I am 25/f. But I guess I do agree its def. not for everyone.

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Old 09-07-2003, 06:52 PM   #2
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Glad to hear accutane worked so well for you!

Might I you have any redmarks left over from previous breakouts? Because I'm virtually 100% clear of active pimples/oil at this point but I still have quite a few redmarks.

Anyway hope your skin stays clear!!! Good luck!

Old 09-07-2003, 07:03 PM   #3
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My initial outbreak was on the sides of my face. Like on my upper cheeks. It was soooooo bad,it was encrusted with cysts. so yes I still do have red marks and some peeling but they are fading fast. When I wear makeup you can't see them at all. I still feel conscious because I remember how bad it was, and then I look in the mirror and I am sooo happy. The worse part was the PAIN, my face hurt soooo bad, it felt like needles were sticking out of my face, especially when I had to wash it. I hated rubbing the cleanser over that area. But let me tell you it is worth it!! but I would never want to do that again.

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