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Background Info & Day One

Posted by PERSEPHONE7, 14 June 2013 · 539 views

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Hi, welcome to my Accuatne blog!!!  Please feel free to comment and discuss anything you would like.  I would really love to hear from you. I have been through this before and have read (what feels like) millions of blogs on Accutane.
 
I am going to keep this as short as possible. I began having severe acne when I was 14.  I tried everything for four years...and I mean EVERYTHING! Finally, my dermatologist told me it was time for Accutane. BEST DECISION EVER! It kept me clear for about six years. But about 9 months ago I started breaking out again Posted Image! I literally woke up one morning and have about 10 new cystic type zits. Keep in mind after Accutane I maybe got about two zits (small) a YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! I was devastated, to say the least. I went to my derm and she gave me Spironolactone to try and fix the problem, it helped but didn't clear me up. SOOOOOOOOO back to Accutane. I am super depressed about doing it again, but I need to get it over with. The thing I am most worried about is the fact that I have had some joint problems SINCE Accutane which I suspect has something to do with the drug. So I am being extra protective this time around.
 
My medication/supplements:
 
-Accutane (Zenatane): 40 mgs
-Fish Oil
-Vitamin E 
-Glucosamine 
-Hyaluronic Acid 
-Zinc
-Milk Thistle
-Calcium 
 
PLEASE TALK TO ME WHILE I GO THROUGH THIS I WOULD LOVE COMPANY AND SUPPORT! Posted Image




Hey, we're in almost the same boat with the time in between courses and suddenness of the relapse. Hopefully it's more effective the second time around for both of us. What dosage have you started at? I'm just over three weeks in at 20 mg. Good luck.

Hey, we're in almost the same boat with the time in between courses and suddenness of the relapse. Hopefully it's more effective the second time around for both of us. What dosage have you started at? I'm just over three weeks in at 20 mg. Good luck.

 

I started at 40 mg yesterday, but I actually wanted to start at 20 mg. I called my dermatologist right after I took my first dose and asked him if he had any qualms with me taking my 40 mg tablets every other day. He said that was totally fine. I have found that people have less problems long term will smaller doses and that is my biggest concern. How many mg did you take on your first course of Accutane? Did you have any long term problems? Good luck to you as well! Thanks so much for replying. I really love the sense of community acne.org gives you. I figured it was the only way I will be able to make it out of this sane! lol

 

:)

Was your acne worse before the first course of Accutane than it's now (I'm referring to the pics you've uploaded)?

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