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    Old 08-24-2004, 03:55 PM   #16
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    Re: Accutane Thread! Tips/stories Anything Accutane Related

    Hey Accutane_Dude I've just read through your post, the initial post was incredibly emotional. The feeling of finally having achieved 100% clarity for a period of time then to have it just taken away from you suddenly like that must have been sooo difficult to deal with. The fact that you are still persevering illustrates how acne can in fact make us more motivated even though we still feel emotionally drained. Anyway, I'm just posting here because I want to know how your situation is now you have upped your dose to 120mg/day. Have you seen improvements and has your acne finally given in and left your skin in peace? I do hope so!

     
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    Old 08-24-2004, 05:03 PM   #17
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    Hey Accutane_Dude I've just read through your post, the initial post was incredibly emotional. The feeling of finally having achieved 100% clarity for a period of time then to have it just taken away from you suddenly like that must have been sooo difficult to deal with. The fact that you are still persevering illustrates how acne can in fact make us more motivated even though we still feel emotionally drained. Anyway, I'm just posting here because I want to know how your situation is now you have upped your dose to 120mg/day. Have you seen improvements and has your acne finally given in and left your skin in peace? I do hope so!
    It's so nice of you to ask about me. Basically I am off accutane now but my acne is still hanging around, not nearly as bad as before but still lingering. I am left with many red marks/scars and am still unable to bring myself to talk to my old girl friends or any friends that aren't extremely close to me. I still have problems looking people in the eyes and what not but I am getting over it. Overall, things are improving but these red marks really seem to like to hang around and depending on the light or whatever can be really ugly. Thanks again for asking.

     
    Old 08-24-2004, 05:31 PM   #18
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    Re: Accutane Thread! Tips/stories Anything Accutane Related

    Hello Accutane Dude!I just wanted to say what a great job you are doing on answering everyone's replies and comments. It really helps. I used to have severe acne and was put on so many different things until one day I just couldn't take it any more. My derm. told me about Accutane....3 months later and my face is halfway from being clear. I will spread the word to just about anyone that has acne, about this pill; Accutane.

    Keep up the great work!

     
    Old 08-24-2004, 09:29 PM   #19
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    "and am still unable to bring myself to talk to my old girl friends or any friends that aren't extremely close to me. I still have problems looking people in the eyes and what not but I am getting over it."

    same problem here..man this **** sucks ..hope you'll be ok. take care

     
    Old 08-24-2004, 10:34 PM   #20
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    hi, just wanted to share, I went on accuatane last july 2003, and i finished dec 2003, i have been clear for over 6 mo now. I do get the occasional pimple, but i do not get the cysts or nodules at all, so there is hope.

    I noticed about these boards,that as soon as people clear up they never return to the boards. So you do not hear the good stories. When I was on last yr on a regular basis, there were the same people day after day, now i do not see any of their names, only new names. So most likely like me they are clear! If you are clear, why come here, I am going on a cruise next mo. so of course i go to those boards not acne boards,, ya know

    I really felt like my life was on hold last yr. I was 25 then. I was very unhappy, i wanted to crawl under a rock and die. Now I lead a normal life.

    I do still use acne products such as proactiv, mary kay blemish products, and neutrogena. I use them as preventitives. My face can still be oily (but no wheres near to what it was like)

    I also switched to yasmin BC which i think helped.

    I had acne for 10 yrs. Proactiv helped for 2 years, then i developed hormomal acne, but i didnt know it was hormonal (i had huge cysts on my chin and jawline) so i stopped proactiv all together to see if something else would work. Big mistake my whole face exploded.

    So basically there is hope! I do highly recommend accutane if all else fails!!!

     
    Old 08-24-2004, 11:05 PM   #21
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    You guys are great, and now that I am off acne my face I think is looking a lot better. There is this HUGE party tomorrow and I am so torn between wether I want to go or not. Like I just pray that I'll wake up and my face will be fine, but I know it won't. It really now is just all about the red marks on my face. I have 2 pimples right now but both small and easily coverupable. I really don't know what to do

     
    Old 08-25-2004, 06:30 AM   #22
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    Hi Accutane Dude thanks for replying so quickly, that's good to know you finally finished your course of Accutane. You say your acne is still hanging around so how many active pimples are you getting daily/weekly? It seems you are more frustrated with the old lingering red marks rather than the acne so I am assuming your acne has at least taken a backseat. I am reading up on Accutane and as I understand the Accutane obviously makes the skin more sensitive and slows down it reguvenation process. So if the red marks are still not fading then they probably do need a bit of time. I have in the past had troubles with the same damn red marks and have successfully use (and still use) facial steaming over hot water as well as Bentonite Clay masks to increase skin rejuvenation. I'm not sure to what extent your skin can handle masks but the facial steaming may help.

    With regards to the party that you really wanna go to, I say do yourself up and get ready as if you are 100% going to go, regardless of how bad or good your skin is looking. Then when it's time to leave take a good look at yourself in the mirror and if you feel confident with what you see then go for it! Don't be too judgemental on yourself, a few pimples here or there really doesn't matter. If you don't feel in a positive mood or are not happy with what you see then don't worry about it, forget about the party this time around. There will always be a million more parties where you will want to go to and have fun. At least you've tried to get yourself emotionally prepared and not just sat in bed being depressed.

    I can't explain in words the difference for me between getting ready to go out then not going because I wasn't in the mood and not doing anything at all but get depressed in my room. I feel a whole lot better when I have at least attempted.

    Hope this helps and go easy on yourself...let us know how everything goes...

     
    Old 08-28-2004, 03:41 AM   #23
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    Thanks Neca. It's weird you say that cause that's exactly what I did. I just got all ready and pumped to go. Then I looked in the mirror and said, no way. My best friend was so cool though and skipped the party with me. He just wanted to see me so badly cause I've been neglecting all my friends the entire summer. He said he didn't care why I didn't wanna go or anything he just wanted to chill out with me for a night. It's so nice to have someone like that in my life. lol I would talk to him on msn messenger and he would be like, "MAN, I will pay you $100 right now to come over and hang out". I really have the best friends, they miss me so much and I miss them more then they can imagine. I miss my life so much, but thank the lord I think... and I'm crosing every finger, toe, hair, legs, whatever that I'm in the homestretch. I've honestly been saying this for the last 2 months but for the first time I REALLY feel like I am due to clear up. It's odd cause I have not gotten a pimple since I went to my grandpa's grave and just balled my eyes out asking him to help me clear my face. I can't thank him enough or god or accutane or all 3. Not to mention you guys on the boards for having my back!

     
    Old 08-30-2004, 12:49 AM   #24
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    Thanks for the comment about my writing. I'll toss you an msn for sure. I thought i was in the homestretch but low and behold here comes another cyst. Actually I shouldn't even say another because I have NEVER had one on my face before. Now all of a sudden the first cyst I have ever had comes out of no where. I am getting sick and tired of this sh.it.

     
    Old 08-30-2004, 03:07 PM   #25
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    Thats kool Accutane Dude, I hope it keeps getting better. Do you still have normal accutane side effects?

     
    Old 08-31-2004, 05:15 PM   #26
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    Thats kool Accutane Dude, I hope it keeps getting better. Do you still have normal accutane side effects?
    Well kind of. My only side effects were really dry lips, and I think a little lack of night vision. Now my lips are still fairly dry but not nearly as bad as before.

    How is your treatment going fella?, nice to hear from ya.

     
    Old 08-31-2004, 06:49 PM   #27
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    I'm doing well. Im on my 5th month and on 60 mgs a day. Once in a while i get a lil breakout here and there but not like before. Also the red marks are fading.

     
    Old 08-31-2004, 11:16 PM   #28
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    I can't believe your only on 60 mg. How much do you weigh?

     
    Old 09-01-2004, 03:54 PM   #29
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    153 lbs, i know i use to be on 80 mgs. I hate it, but what can i do. Hopefuly he will let me stay on for 7 months.

     
    Old 09-01-2004, 09:53 PM   #30
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    If he doesn't just buy it off the internet and say screw him lol. That's what I'd do.

     
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