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Just took my 3rd pill a few hours ago. Each of the last three days has been a countdown to 8pm. Haven't noticed anything yet and didn't really expect to. Still oily as ever. Also breaking out just a bit around my mouth but I think that is because of stopping my antibiotics and topicals.

Is it alright to spot treat with something like Benzaclin in the first few weeks of Accutane? My derm told me not to use anything topically but I would like to get rid of the existing spots a little faster.

About the dry nose issue...
Anybody used nasal spray? Is it not recommended? I just bought some Afrin 'Extra Moisturizing' nasal spray ahead of time in case I need it.

Is there any reason why I should not smoke a little pot while on Accutane? :yawn:
I am now on day 12. This is the first time in months that I have not had any really bad spots and am actually pretty comfortable going out in public. I'm nowhere near clear but it is looking better. I have been using benzaclin on the problem areas even though my derm told me not to - if it's too irritating i'll stop. This is very exciting for me as I haven't noticed any progress with any treatment for the longest time. May just be coincidence but I like to think that the accutane is working already. I am a bit surprised since for most it takes at least a few months. I usually get huuuuuge whiteheads and a few cysts here and there. Also, my oil production has died down quite noticeably. For about 3-4 days i was extremely oily - more than ever, and then it just stopped one morning. I still have the same amount of pimples that I did before but now they look more like 'regular' acne spots and not big freakish monsters. I just hope it stays that way (especially when I raise my dosage to 80 instead of 40)
As far as side-effects go... So far just extreme dryness of the lips. Eyes are also just a little dry. Only once I had a headache that lasted a few hours. Nothing too bad.
Hi everyone! I am soooo excited! I just started accutane today. I'll keep you all posted. I currently have oily skin. I only have one zit right now, which is a miracle, because I have been breaking out sooooo bad over the last few months as a result of not taking my BC pills. Big mistake! So, I've been on Ortho Tri Cyclen for the last 2 months as well as Doxy and Benzaclin. I have tons of red marks all over my face so I look like I have really bad acne. I don't want to take antibiotics any longer and nothing has really helped as far as topicals are concerned. so, accutane is my last hope. I've suffered from acne since I was 12, and I am 27 now. It's been so bad that I won't go swimming because I don't want anybody to see my face and my chest is also broken out. I can't even wear low cut shirts or tank tops, let alone a bathing suit. I'll keep you all posted about how everything goes.
Day 43 update.... 40/80mg alternating days.
The last few weeks my cheeks have been my trouble spot. Since the first few weeks my forehead has been totally clear except for some nasty dark indented scars. My back and chest are also now completely clear except for marks. My cheeks have been a big problem up until this point but that seems to be doing much better (but they're covered with red marks). The chin is now the problem area and has been for a while. I currently have a fatty whitehead on the side of my chin that I refuse to pop. I've been getting these about once a week, always and only on the chin, and put benzaclin on them to dry 'em out faster. Oh yeah, and the red marks look pretty bad (repetitive, i know).
I currently have a rash all over my wrists/forearms/hands. It consists of red raised bumps in groups and some spread out all over in between. After a while they seem to turn into mini brownish scab-like things. When I put lotion on there it burns like hell. They also kind of itch. I was going to call my derm but then he may want to lower my dose so I think I'll just stick it out and if it's still there I'll ask him about it on the 17th when I have my next appointment. It's pretty annoying but I can deal with it. Has this happened to any of you? And if so how long did it last?
day i think 112:
No new pimples in like a week, it is fricking awesome, my scars are looking better and i dunno i'm just happy. In two weeks i go back for to start the 5th month and im guessing they will up me to 120mg which i think will be a very good idea. i got some benzaclin to for the hell of it because it has worked in the past
if you read through the hundreds of posts, im pretty sure we are all on generic including me who am on amnesteem. It is exactly the same but made by someone else, but the exact same stuff.

I went on retina a micro, differen, benzoyl peroxide 5%, benzaclin, erythromycin, and minocycline and some others i forget. It took me 100 days to start clearing up on accutane but it was worth the wait, 2 months left
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if you read through the hundreds of posts, im pretty sure we are all on generic including me who am on amnesteem. It is exactly the same but made by someone else, but the exact same stuff.

I went on retina a micro, differen, benzoyl peroxide 5%, benzaclin, erythromycin, and minocycline and some others i forget. It took me 100 days to start clearing up on accutane but it was worth the wait, 2 months left



My daughter just passed the 100 day mark. Her skin still looks kind of rough to me although it's much better. She's recovered a lot from the initial breakout. Did you see any improvement up till the 100 day mark? Sorry I'm too lazy to go back and read alll the posts. I was just wondering if your improvement suddenly got dramatic. She gets done in January. How about you?