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Generic accutane micro dose

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Day : 38

Regimen :

Accutane 5mg (every other day) ,

Cetaphil washing lotion (morning & night)

BP for 2 days and than : AHA 10% for two days at night and than for two days nothing but mositurizer)

Supplements : Multivit, Zinc (30mg/d), SawPalmetto(400mg/d)

Omega3(500mg/d)Acidophilus(1pill/d)Lecithin(1000mg/d),B5(500mg/d), B-50(complex)

Day 40 , no significant changes except for the oilness which in my opinion is less noticable than it was ... maybe a week ago. Besides it's been more than two weeks since I've stopped drinking alcohol. When it comes to pimples there a couple of them on my back and as usual on my nose. I have a lot of blackheads on my nose, and because of that enlarged pores, but I've heard so many people reporting that after the full cycle of accutane their pores became smaller and hardly noticable so we'll see what is gonna happen to mine.

As I said earlier, next week I'm gonna recieve my generic accutane, but for now I've decided that unless there is nothing so important to report , it would be better for me to post every 3-4 days, so twice a week. On Sunday and on Wednesday for example.

If you would like to read a blog of a person that actually inspired me to start this low dose treatment , there it is :

http://www.healthboards.com/boards/acne/669124-low-dose-accutane.html

And of course my pics for this week , hope the quality is ok :blogentry-206620-0-63355500-1366560395_t,blogentry-206620-0-07176000-1366560401_t,blogentry-206620-0-60904800-1366560404_t

Take care everybody and have fun!

thcMC

Day : 38

Regimen :

Accutane 5mg (every other day) ,

Cetaphil washing lotion (morning & night)

BP for 2 days and than : AHA 10% for two days at night and than for two days nothing but mositurizer)

Supplements : Multivit, Zinc (30mg/d), SawPalmetto(400mg/d)

Omega3(500mg/d)Acidophilus(1pill/d)Lecithin(1000mg/d),B5(500mg/d), B-50(complex)

It's day 38 and as I promised I'm posting the cumulative dose (which is small but still) I've taken so far : 31x2,5 mg + 3x5 mg = 92,5 mg :D I know some of you guys get 80 mg/day and I've taken a little bit more than 80 in more than 30 days :D well, that's what I call "low and slow", and that's why this approach is called Microdose. Im still taking 5mg every other day, but I can say for sure that without BP and AHA my skin wouldn't look the way it looks (good)) Cause for example on Tuesday I went to the gym, and than had some "unhealthy snacks" and today I've spotted two small pimples on my chest and a couple of them on my back. It doesn't bother me, but the point of this blog and the whole experiment is to see the changes in you body. For now I can say that my body is still reacting on junk food in a way it was before tane, BUT maybe to smaller degree..and the oilness is less notiecable. So accutane is working for sure, I can see it esp. when it comes to time that it takes for pimple to dry out.

My generic accutane is on the way, probably will arrive by the end of next week, so for now the dose is same - 5 mg every other day.

Effects so far - less pimples, smaller pores, and faster "drying out" process.

Oh, and btw, when it comes to SPF day cream Im using , it used to leave my skin reaaaaalllllyyyyyy greasy (Olay SPF 15 day oil or something like that) but now I need to apply it, then blot my face and after that I need to blot it like every 2 to 3 hours (when just 3 weeks ago I needed to do it every 45 mins ..crazy but true )))

That would be it for today, on Saturday Im gonna post some pics.

Take care and stay tuned:)

Day : 36

Regimen :

Accutane 5mg (every other day) ,

Cetaphil washing lotion (morning & night)

BP(for 2 days and than I take 2 days break)

AHA 10% every 3 days at night.

Supplements : Multivit, Zinc (30mg/d), SawPalmetto(400mg/d)

Omega3(500mg/d)Acidophilus(1pill/d)Lecithin(1000mg/d),B5(500mg/d), B-50(complex)

So it's day 36 , Yesterday I took 5mg pill, tomorrow I'm gonna take next one. On Thursday Im gonna post my start date and cumulative dose I've taken already.

Talking about my acne...well, It calmed down to the amount where only a few small red marks are on my face, and ocasional pimple or two appears every two-three days. Besides, the oliness is back , because of the BP I'm using , and at the same time the skin on my nose and on my forehead is ...dry saywhat.gif well, maybe not dry, but it looks kind of dehydrated, you know, older than it should look (Im only 21 )) ..and that's when I'm taking Omega3 and drinking minimum of 1,5l of water everyday to keep my skin hydrated..wierd..but BP was always affecting my skin in this way - it's oily but dehydrated/kind of dry..

I'm more curious and interested about the acne on my back..it's not that bad, I mean the pimples are small and there are only like 5-10 of them (as far as I can see in the mirror) but I was always looking at this as an indicator. I mean - when I'll get rid of acne on my face AND on my back - that's when I would know that the "battle is over" and it's time to move on , and worry about other things (like which tattoo to choose next; D ) yep, I've got 2 tattoos, and they both mean a lot for me. Alhtough Im not aiming to look like Lil Wayne biggrin.png, but propably will have my chest/other bicep tattoed soon...we'll see)

So that's probably all for now, no significant changes, happy about the flawless skin that BP gave me, but still willing to stop using any creams except for moisturizing creams.. On Thursday Im gonna post some pics and calculate the cumulative dose I've taken so far.

Take care everybody and don't forget to have fun wink.png

thcMC

Day 34

Allright, I promised myslelf to post regularly, so from now on, Im gonna post every other night. And it would probably be a good idea to make my posts more organized or something like that :

Day : 34

Current Regimen :

Accutane 5mg (every other day) ,

Cetaphil washing lotion (morning & night)

BP(for 2 days and than I take 2 days break)

AHA 10% every 3 days at night.

Supplements : Multivit, Zinc (30mg/d), SawPalmetto(400mg/d)

Omega3(500mg/d)Acidophilus(1pill/d)Lecithin(1000mg/d),B5(500mg/d), B-50(complex)

Pics (they're from day 32 when I started using BP once again..it's wierd but the redness I experience and oliness are hard to see on these pics , probably because of the camera...dunno :D) :

http://imageshack.us/a/img716/9548/img3673w.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img32/1352/img3655bq.jpg

I've ordered some Generic Accutane which should be delivered by the end of April, that's when I'm planning to start taking 5mg/d. Btw, I switched from taking 2,5 mg/d to 5mg every other day, and the first day I took the pill (5mg yesterday) I was expecting some lips dryness (greater than on 2,5mg/d) but I felt normal, without any extra dryness ..however , the BP I've used for 2 days made my skin kind of brownish , same old look as probably everybody gets when starting BP:))))

but , I must admit it's making wonders to existing pimples - as you can see on the photos I took (I started BP on thursday night, and pictures were taken on Saturday) It's really hard to see some pimples which is because BP dried them out immediately , and apart from that all face is kind of red/brown thats why you can't really see red spots and pimples.

As I said, I'm using BP right now because of the strange breakouts I do get ocassionaly, but the goal is to increase the dose of Accutane slightly and use BP sporadically, when finally , probably after 6 month of this low dose treatment , stop using BP. We'll see.

Oh and , for those of you who are considering or just thinking about this low dose approach, you might wanna read this study that describes a small group of patients with seborhea and acne vulgaris. :

http://wikisend.com/download/132104/JDDG_2003_1(12)952_Isotretinoin_5_mg.pdf

Take care everybody and stay the course ;)

thcMC

Hi everyone ,

Well , I don't like long posts , as I personally, find them boring and hard to read so I'll try to keep it short and simple :

I'm 21 yo, male , 65kg(more like 63 :P ) , for about a year I was on Dan's Regimen ,which gave me great results except for side effects that amazingly resulted in seborhea, which is wierd cause most people that use BP experience dry skin. Mine was dry before regimen, but as I figured out, beacuase of the exesive peeling etc my skin started producing more sebum and here I am:D

So about a month ago (to be exact on the 13th of March) I started Low Accutane regimen, - 2,5mg/day. (the smallest capsules I've found were 5mg, so I had to put them in the fridge, and then, simply split with knife).

Talking about changes - well, it was really great in the beginning , I stopped using BP, and AHA , only used AHA every 3 to 4days, and kept using supps (multivit, B5 - 500mg a day, zinc - 30mg , B-5 complex, Omega 3 - 500mg, acidophilus - 1p./day and saw palmetto - 400mg) and it was amazing- I am pretty sure that I didn't get as much zits/pimples as I expected to get without BP on my face.

Last week, dunno why , I broke out on my forehead and a little bit on my nose. It might be beacause of the workout which usually causues me to breakout ..but not that much. Or maybe it's beacuse of some changes in diet , I don't know.

So now I'm back on BP(at night). It's possible to use while the accutane dosage is so low, but as soon as the acne is gone (it takes more or less 4 weeks to completely fade existent marks and pimples) I will gradually go off BP.

So from now on , I'm gonna post each week , in case I'll notice something unusual , I'll let you guys know.

And if someone is also trying this extremely low dosage approach, let me know, I will really appreciate it.

Tommorow, I'll probably be able to post some pics.

Take care everybody

thcMC

p.s. didn't manage to keep it short and simple:D

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