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[QUOTE=soulman]Hello all.....

How can you guys afford to go to a cruise? Boston and others?

Does people on accutane get rash/dermatitis during treatment?

And do they go away easily? I hope they don't stay there for a long time.

I don't mind getting it on my body, but my neck.....now that's no good. Might have to wear band aid with all these redness and patches of dry skin on my neck.

I guess lip balm would be good for these dermatitis because moisturiser are too weak. I am going to get some soon.

Good luck to you all.[/QUOTE]

I do wonder if a lot of people on accutane get these rashes. I've always had sensitive skin but this is just ridiculous. I sometimes feel itchy all over and have to try so hard not to scratch. I actually got rid of my acryllic nails so that I wouldn't have anything to scratch with! Now as soon as I get out of the shower, I slather on body butter from Bath and Body Works and it seems to help. It's only been 2 days so I'm hoping I start to see some improvement.

And as for the cruise, I'm dirt poor but I'm in desperate need of a vacation from work. Plus, it ended up not being too expensive because we're not flying anywhere, we're leaving out of Boston. :)
I am quitting on my term. I will probably just stop it for a week or two to see what my neck does. It's been 2 days now since my last capsule. The derm appointment is in one weeks time. I should ring him to set up an earlier appointment or to tell him that I will quit for a while to see what happen.

Basically my neck went from a few red patches to now the entire neck. It's all bright red like a severe sunburn. There is no rash but it's itchy as hell. I have been scratching it in my sleep when I keep telling myself not to b4 I sleep. I wake up when I scratch it and just dissapointed in myself for doing it. But you couldn't help it because it's so itchy the entire neck, There is some patches/bumps behind my neck too. I take anti-histamine but it doesn't help much.

I took the accutane option when I have tried Minocin, Retin-A and Clindatech plus other OTC stuff like BHA, BP, TT Oil, Azelaic Acid and many others. My acne is mostly from my oil because they always clogged up my pores and sometimes infect them. I also took it also because I am turning 25 soon and getting old and lastly, because it cost me $3.80 for a month worth. It's a 4 month course for me.

PS: Do you all still breaks out during your treatment and do you all still have dry skin and dry lips. I am breaking out in clogged pores mainly I think because I only shower once a day now instead of twice because of the dryness accuatne cause.
[QUOTE=soulman]I am quitting on my term. I will probably just stop it for a week or two to see what my neck does. It's been 2 days now since my last capsule. The derm appointment is in one weeks time. I should ring him to set up an earlier appointment or to tell him that I will quit for a while to see what happen.

Basically my neck went from a few red patches to now the entire neck. It's all bright red like a severe sunburn. There is no rash but it's itchy as hell. I have been scratching it in my sleep when I keep telling myself not to b4 I sleep. I wake up when I scratch it and just dissapointed in myself for doing it. But you couldn't help it because it's so itchy the entire neck, There is some patches/bumps behind my neck too. I take anti-histamine but it doesn't help much.

I took the accutane option when I have tried Minocin, Retin-A and Clindatech plus other OTC stuff like BHA, BP, TT Oil, Azelaic Acid and many others. My acne is mostly from my oil because they always clogged up my pores and sometimes infect them. I also took it also because I am turning 25 soon and getting old and lastly, because it cost me $3.80 for a month worth. It's a 4 month course for me.

PS: Do you all still breaks out during your treatment and do you all still have dry skin and dry lips. I am breaking out in clogged pores mainly I think because I only shower once a day now instead of twice because of the dryness accuatne cause.[/QUOTE]

have you tried cool touch laser treatments? i just had my first treatment and it actually felt good after I aws done. hopefully i can come away with clear skin after a few more treatments. im also taking tetracycline with some topicals that the derm. gave me. if this doesnt work ... i will go on accutane but im scared because of this consent form you have to sign ... it tells you all the side effects from accutane and some of it is pretty nerve rattling.
This is my 22nd day on 40mg and I think I'm seeing some slooowww improvement.
I have not been getting many new breakouts except for a few new zits on my cheeks right in a group. That is also where the most red marks are so that area looks pretty bad. I think that scars/marks in this area take the longest to go away. I am also more susceptible to burning there.
Over the past few weeks I was getting breakouts w/ large whiteheads around my mouth and my chin but luckily those seem to be going away.
Like I said, I'm still getting new zits but they are smaller than the ones I would get before accutane.
The blackheads on and around my nose are surfacing and some of them can be rubbed off with a washcloth or fingernail or during washing.
The only part of my face that is pretty dry (besides my lips of course) is right along my nose and a little around my mouth.
Also I itch everywhere (especially my scalp) and it kinda sucks but it's tolerable.
I'm nearing the end of my first month and I have a derm appointment in 5 days for blood tests. I really really hope I don't have any problems so I can continue.

Is there anything I can put in my hair to moisturize my dry, itchy scalp? I've been using different types of conditioners and infusium 23 and that makes my hair better but does nothing for my scalp.
[QUOTE=JiminyBiscuit]
Is there anything I can put in my hair to moisturize my dry, itchy scalp? I've been using different types of conditioners and infusium 23 and that makes my hair better but does nothing for my scalp.[/QUOTE]


Aveda has a shampoo line called "Scalp Benefits" and it's really good. My brother did a course of Accutane and his scalp got really dry, but he got the shampoo and treatment called "scalp remedy" and it really helped his flaking and itching. He didn't try the conditioner, so I can't recommend that. The Scalp Remedy stuff can be sort of messy, but you get one of those hair dye bottles with the pointed tip, you can apply it just to your scalp. Less mess that way and you waste less by just applying it to the scalp. You can get an empty dye bottle at Sally Beauty Supply for under three bucks. If you don't have a Sally's check the local drugstore for one.

I just took my first pill of Accutane today, so I'm hoping that I'll have as good of results as my younger brother did. He looks awesome! I'm genuinely happy for him, but jealous at the same time. He's been off of it for nearly two years and still is gorgeous. Good luck to all of you! :)
Glad to hear that everyone's treatment is going well, aside from a few minor problems. I don't have an itchy scalp but my hair completely dried out from accutane. I love it! I wash my hair every 2-3 days now and it always looks so nice! Anyway, I have a question for you guys. I got my last prescription and went to have it filled this morning. They won't have enough pills for me until Monday. I don't have any left right now so I thought, so what, I'll miss 3 days. But I'm going on vacation Sunday and won't be back until August 1. Is it okay to miss taking the pills for 9 days?
[QUOTE=BostonGirl44]Glad to hear that everyone's treatment is going well, aside from a few minor problems. I don't have an itchy scalp but my hair completely dried out from accutane. I love it! I wash my hair every 2-3 days now and it always looks so nice! Anyway, I have a question for you guys. I got my last prescription and went to have it filled this morning. They won't have enough pills for me until Monday. I don't have any left right now so I thought, so what, I'll miss 3 days. But I'm going on vacation Sunday and won't be back until August 1. Is it okay to miss taking the pills for 9 days?[/QUOTE]


Better ask your doc cause that's a long time. Also, maybe another pharmacy would have them.
hey everyone

i just popped my first accutane pill today. 40mg one day, 80mg the next.
I am 21 years old,(female) and have had moderate to severe persistent acne on my face and back for about 10 years. Like everyone else, Ive tried BC pills, antibiotics (which helped for a period of a year or 2 before not working anymore),proactive (which also helped for a few months) and every face wash and cream out there.

Im very nervous, but excited at the same time. I just spent about an hour reading every single most on here . lol

I am prepared for the dry, itchy skin..i wear contacts so i know they will probably be uncomfy, and i know that i could get severely depressed because i am prone to it. so my family is keeping a close eye on me

I am thankful to have this forum ..i will be checking in often
best wishes to everyone
:)
[QUOTE=karigirl]hey everyone

i just popped my first accutane pill today. 40mg one day, 80mg the next.
I am 21 years old,(female) and have had moderate to severe persistent acne on my face and back for about 10 years. Like everyone else, Ive tried BC pills, antibiotics (which helped for a period of a year or 2 before not working anymore),proactive (which also helped for a few months) and every face wash and cream out there.

Im very nervous, but excited at the same time. I just spent about an hour reading every single most on here . lol

I am prepared for the dry, itchy skin..i wear contacts so i know they will probably be uncomfy, and i know that i could get severely depressed because i am prone to it. so my family is keeping a close eye on me

I am thankful to have this forum ..i will be checking in often
best wishes to everyone
:)[/QUOTE]

Good luck with the accutane, karigirl. My eyes got pretty dry from accutane and contact lens wear. It would get dry at night, mainly. I recommend using Baush & Lomb Lubricating and Rewetting Drops if you experience any drying.
[QUOTE=BostonGirl44]Good luck with the accutane, karigirl. My eyes got pretty dry from accutane and contact lens wear. It would get dry at night, mainly. I recommend using Baush & Lomb Lubricating and Rewetting Drops if you experience any drying.[/QUOTE]


thanks so much...ill go pick soem up
so im all set with the cetaphil wash and moisturizer, and some cream for my body called Dermal Therapy for cracked, dry itchy skin. Ill let everyone know how that works

did anybody experience stomach upset or nausea/diarreah or anything like that?
i havent seen anybody mention it..

what about mental changes/depression...i see that as a warning...
any feedback apreciated.

:confused:
Day 50: Well it is my month and a half update and things were pretty crappy earlier this week but I'm hoping and believeing it is clearing up right now after the worst breakout I have gotten on accutane, hopefully it will be the last. My skin is just itchy and dry by my bad spots on my cheek but thats it for dry skin. The lips are basically the same pretty damn dry and irritating. Still no other side effects. For you contact wearers I have night and days which u wear for 30 days and haven't had any dry problems cuz they r really moist always. I also haven't thought of suicide or any depression and I doubt i ever will but ya never know. I'll give a 50 day update in 5 days and hopefully then my breakout will be totally gone

God bless
[QUOTE=soulman]I am quitting on my term. I will probably just stop it for a week or two to see what my neck does. It's been 2 days now since my last capsule. The derm appointment is in one weeks time. I should ring him to set up an earlier appointment or to tell him that I will quit for a while to see what happen.

Basically my neck went from a few red patches to now the entire neck. It's all bright red like a severe sunburn. There is no rash but it's itchy as hell. I have been scratching it in my sleep when I keep telling myself not to b4 I sleep. I wake up when I scratch it and just dissapointed in myself for doing it. But you couldn't help it because it's so itchy the entire neck, There is some patches/bumps behind my neck too. I take anti-histamine but it doesn't help much.

I took the accutane option when I have tried Minocin, Retin-A and Clindatech plus other OTC stuff like BHA, BP, TT Oil, Azelaic Acid and many others. My acne is mostly from my oil because they always clogged up my pores and sometimes infect them. I also took it also because I am turning 25 soon and getting old and lastly, because it cost me $3.80 for a month worth. It's a 4 month course for me.

PS: Do you all still breaks out during your treatment and do you all still have dry skin and dry lips. I am breaking out in clogged pores mainly I think because I only shower once a day now instead of twice because of the dryness accuatne cause.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=soulman]I am quitting on my term. I have been scratching it in my sleep when I keep telling myself not to b4 I sleep. I wake up when I scratch it and just dissapointed in myself for doing it. But you couldn't help it because it's so itchy the entire neck, There is some patches/bumps behind my neck too.
Hello all, Day 8 and all is well, haven't seen much change for the good or bad. I did have a lot of little bumps on my forehead, and they are completely gone. I'm beginning to dry out, especially around the nose and mouth, plus I'm getting itchy around my body. No change on my back, it continues to have many cysts on it, and those damn things are painful! I try my best to leave them alone, but if they get a white head I ususally bust em. I know, I know that's a horrible thing to do, but I can't help it. Anyway, I hope my back starts to clear up. That's the reason I went on this stuff.

I'm really sorry to hear about your problems Kari. I hope everything works out for you.
Hey guys am on like day 42, but and i recently started gettin lil spots on my hands, and they get itchy and they sting. Has anyone had this before?
[QUOTE=arc1337]Hey guys am on like day 42, but and i recently started gettin lil spots on my hands, and they get itchy and they sting. Has anyone had this before?[/QUOTE]

Man I have that a lot ... its caused by your skin being dried out. Moisturize when it does that. I am on month 3 taking in 80mg a day now. She bumped it up after looking at my blood results. She said my face is looking very well. I took Accutane about 8 years ago when I started to break out and had to stop after month number 2 because my blood results came back bad. I was on generic accutane but now I am getting the brand named ones. Hopefully it works better and my body is taking it in better also. It is pricey even with insurance ... its like 300 a month. Oh well price you pay for clear skin.
By the way, I'm using a very mild soap on the rest of my body now because before I started, what I used kind of made me dry and itchy so I'm being careful. What do you all do to your faces when you take a shower? Do you wash it at all? Use regular soap? Face wash still?





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