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  1. I have the same exact thing! Non pcos, but slightly elevated DHEAS! Have you been tested for congential adrenal hyperplasia type I or type II? It's a rare condition but one of the symptoms is elevated DHEAS. I was tested for it and was negative, but I wanted to share that with you. I just finished my accutane course 4 weeks ago, and sad to report I got a cystic lesion two days ago, out of no where I highly recommend starting retin-a as soon as possible once you finish your course to continue the process. I just started the retin-a yesterday (was prescribed Atralin). I hope this is just a fluke. My breakouts were 99% of the time on my chin/jawline and this cystic zit is near my nose. Lets hope the retin-a does its thing and clears it up! I was on spironolactone for 3 years and it kept me 90% clear. My ND suggest TestroQuench as a form of natural "spirnolactone" - its completely made up of herbs that are anti androgen. xx.
  2. Hey, welcome to the post accutane club... sad to report I developed a cystic lesion near the side of my nose my derm immediately precribed Atralin (retin-a) to help continue the process. Are you going to start retin-a at all? I am pretty depressed @Diamond98 I don't understand why this is happening. I just hope this is some kind of fluke and my skin adjusting. Praying this goes away. I hope things are going much better for you. I cried for nearly an hour about it the other night!
  3. Hi smiles23! I hope your journey so far on accutane has been a good one! Thank you for your sweet compliment - a photo taken a few years back when I had "normal" skin how I wish I could back to those days. I am officially 4 weeks post accutane and disappointed say that I developed a cystic spot near the side of my nose It's been pretty depressing tbh. My derm immediately prescribed Atralin (retin-a) as a form of maintenance for my skin. Basically accutane as a topical. The accutane journey was rewarding, zero blemishes, and newfound confidence! The worst I experienced were the body/bone/muscle aches, fatigue, some headaches, and confusion. My gut did just fine during treatment. I've been taking Cal-Mag citrate in liquid form for awhile now and that helps me a lot. I am still using Eminence, their stone crop line which was amazing while on accutane. My skin was dry but nothing like some people get! I highly recommend Vaniply ointment as well - the best product for lips! I was able to wear lipstick just fine during treatment if I had that on first, in conjunction with Dr. Dans Cortibalm. Other than this one random cyst... I hope the topical kills it off and its just a fluke! You can get more details on my journey via Instagram if youd like: @cna7_accutane xx.
  4. Hey lovelies! I am officially post accutane - dealing with some clogged pores on my forehead and cheeks (which is unusal for me) and my skin was so flawless on accutane. i am worried! but hopeful this is just a transition phase. How are you all doing?
  5. Hey there, sorry this is such a late response - i am offically post accutane as of Feb 07th, I slowly weaned off by taking the medication every three days in the last month. My acne was pretty severe last year (just on my chin), accutane cleared me up immediately and kept me clear aside from a few clogged pores throughout treatment. Since last week however I've been getting clogged pores on my forehead and cheeks (which is unusal for me) I am hoping this is just a quick transition phase from being off the medication. Ive started using some salicylic acid again to help mildly exfoliate my skin since a small amount of accutane is still in my system.
  6. How are you!? I am officially post accutane now, and doing okay - the past week ive gotten quite a few clogged pores im very sad about it since my skin was nearly flawless for so long. Ive started using some salicyilic acid again and it seems to be helping a little bit.