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#21 jamesjoyce

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:50 AM

im on day 15.

30 mg/day. This is low for my weight. I could take as high as 90 mg. but it is enough that all my acne is gone and face is dry. then again i only had an oily t-zone and pustular acne.

I think its best to start accutane at a medium dose for your weight. and see how that works. if you need more you go up, if it works try a little less.

me personally, I will actually ask for a higher dose (40 mg). I dont care about side effects since when i had acne i had no life. i want it to go into remission forever.
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 08:02 AM

Moe I took looked at your information and without even presenting it to my derm, he prescribed me 10mg a day at breakfast. HOw Awsome is that!!! He knew wht he was doing. eusa_dance.gif
So I'll keep you posted, I am supposed to start today. (FINALLY!!!) eusa_clap.gif

P.S. DO u have an aCcutane journal?
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#23 MoeMentum

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 10:08 AM

QUOTE(STURZ10 @ Jun 29 2006, 07:02 AM) View Post


P.S. DO u have an aCcutane journal?

That I do Sturz, I'll be looking for yours soon.
Good luck with that JJ.

QUOTE(jamesjoyce @ Jun 29 2006, 06:50 AM) View Post

I dont care about side effects

You crazy kids wink.gif

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#24 MoeMentum

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 12:00 PM

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KNOWLEDGE PREVENTS ACNE!!!

With great skin care, let us....Remember our individuality.
Always Calibrate/Use Discretion/Gauge our results
Think independantly/Readjust/Tweak/Adapt
Harmonize and Integrate
And Gosh Darn it people....CUSTOMIZE!!!!!!!

Mild to moderate face and back.
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All Man!
20mg ed for 6 months
Started...........June 28th/06

Other supps. Vit E/ Milk Thistle/ EFA's/ Digestive Enzymes/ Acidophilus

#25 DanK

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 02:29 PM

Outbreaks are likely to reoccur with low dosage in cases of moderate to severe acne, as you stated. I, however, believe this is a better treatment plan for patients with acute and moderate acne as the incidence of side effects are greatly reduced, and the patient can always undergo another treatment latter on, if necessary. It would be interesting to see more thorough studies on the outcome of low dosage treatment in cases of severe cystic acne. However, I think more attention needs to be given to the etiologies of the adverse reactions before people are put onto long-term low-dose treatment regimens.




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-Roaccutane Science: http://max001.proboards42.com
-Retinoid signaling, etc.
-FDA Advisory Committee on Accutane (2000)
-Accutane package label (2005)
-Package label history

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 09:23 PM

I was actually on a low dose accutane about 4-3 years ago (10mg/day). It was a precaution my parents put me through, since they know I inherited the acne gene.

The side effects were not as severe as what I'm experiencing now with 60mg/day, but it was still there, and was still obvious.

Also, after ceasing the treatment, my acne came back, beginning about a year ago, and was worse than ever. Keep this in mind if you're in a similar situation I was.
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Posted 02 July 2006 - 08:16 AM

this all sounds very good but it's quite complex the whole threat, so sorry if I ask something stupid now:
is anyone here taking or going to take accutane on a really low dose after they have actually finished the therapie? this really interests me because...

I'm on accutane (20mg, I'm 55kg) since 11 months now and I'll keep up with this until 1. december 2006.
this is what my derm told me to do. after that he was suggesting to see how it goes, he believes that "with my skin" I'll be quite save to not getting back acne.
do you think it would make any sense to sort of finish the course and then go on a really low dose continuously? in a way it does sound crazy to me as people who do that just never stop taking the drug...but if even people with just oily skin do that.....

is anybody here who actually does that? of course I'm really worried that acne will come back as soon as I stop accutane so this option would be fantastic....on the other side, maybe I wouldn't need to take it anymore at all....what would you do in my place?

I'd be really really grateful for any comments on this one, hope you're treatment rocks! eusa_dance.gif

#28 DanK

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 12:41 PM

Long-term exposure to excessive amounts of vitamin A is very unhealthy and will cause death of various cell lines. A metabolite of Accutane, 4-oxo-isotretinoin, accumulates in the blood with repeated administration.




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-Roaccutane Science: http://max001.proboards42.com
-Retinoid signaling, etc.
-FDA Advisory Committee on Accutane (2000)
-Accutane package label (2005)
-Package label history

#29 MoeMentum

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE(Anjana @ Jul 2 2006, 07:16 AM) View Post

this all sounds very good but it's quite complex the whole threat, so sorry if I ask something stupid now:
is anyone here taking or going to take accutane on a really low dose after they have actually finished the therapie? this really interests me because...

I'm on accutane (20mg, I'm 55kg) since 11 months now and I'll keep up with this until 1. december 2006.
this is what my derm told me to do. after that he was suggesting to see how it goes, he believes that "with my skin" I'll be quite save to not getting back acne.
do you think it would make any sense to sort of finish the course and then go on a really low dose continuously? in a way it does sound crazy to me as people who do that just never stop taking the drug...but if even people with just oily skin do that.....

is anybody here who actually does that? of course I'm really worried that acne will come back as soon as I stop accutane so this option would be fantastic....on the other side, maybe I wouldn't need to take it anymore at all....what would you do in my place?

I'd be really really grateful for any comments on this one, hope you're treatment rocks! eusa_dance.gif


I would definintely wait to see how your results turn out after the treatment.
You might not even have to have any more treatment after you are finished.
The only way you can accurately decide what you are going to do is wait and see.
Then go from there.
KNOWLEDGE PREVENTS ACNE!!!

With great skin care, let us....Remember our individuality.
Always Calibrate/Use Discretion/Gauge our results
Think independantly/Readjust/Tweak/Adapt
Harmonize and Integrate
And Gosh Darn it people....CUSTOMIZE!!!!!!!

Mild to moderate face and back.
220lbs 5'10"
All Man!
20mg ed for 6 months
Started...........June 28th/06

Other supps. Vit E/ Milk Thistle/ EFA's/ Digestive Enzymes/ Acidophilus

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 12:22 AM

QUOTE(DanK @ Jul 2 2006, 01:41 PM) View Post

Long-term exposure to excessive amounts of vitamin A is very unhealthy and will cause death of various cell lines. A metabolite of Accutane, 4-oxo-isotretinoin, accumulates in the blood with repeated administration.



dan

Who many times have you taken accutane, and are you thinking of taking the low dose method??



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Posted 05 July 2006 - 12:52 AM

I just got back from the derm (for those who don't already know I live in Hong Kong). I asked him if there are any treatments he would recommend once I am done with my accutane course. He suggested that once I am done with the main course, I could go on to take 10mg a day for another two months. Alternatively, I could see how things go and, if the oil starts to come back go on a course of 20mg for two months possibly followed by a period on 10mg per day. I've never heard of this before, but so far he hasn't let me down ...

Accutane course (30mg/day) 19/4/06 - 8/11/06 for moderate to severe facial acne
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Posted 05 July 2006 - 01:08 AM

QUOTE(MoeMentum @ Jun 27 2006, 04:14 PM) View Post

QUOTE(DanMan1 @ Jun 27 2006, 02:33 PM) View Post

does this mean about 10 mg a day will relieve the acne and keep it non existant? as long as you keep taking it?

Not exactly sure what statement you are refering to in particular, in GENERAL, studies have shown in many cases that not only will 10mg for up to 6 months (sometimes less) will keep acne at bay, but have been shown to give permanent remission up to 60% as comapred to those at higher doses of 80mg and higher having as much as 90% complete remission.

Doses as low as 2.5 mg and even 1mg per day have been used on a continual basis to keep acne at bay.


Moementum,

Could you tell me where accutane at those super low (2.5mg) doses you mentioned is available. Thanks! I have searched the net but have not been able to come up with anything.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 06:15 AM

Hi Mo

How are you getting your 1mg of Accutane? Compounding pharmacy? The Lowest we have here is 10mg. I know people with Rosacea are hoping they bring a 1mg pill out.

Kevin

Edit - I really should start reading the posts above first. smile.gif

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 07:50 AM

since i tried accutane at 40 mg and got bad headaches my derm wants me to try 10mg.i have moderate cystic acne,and oily skin.so are you guys saying that a low dose of accutane will not cure my acne?do i have a greater chance of it returning?
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Posted 05 July 2006 - 12:47 PM

QUOTE
dan

Who many times have you taken accutane, and are you thinking of taking the low dose method??


I've only taken it for one course, 40mg for 3 1/2 months. My acne is gone. I haven't had any serious breakouts in nearly five years.




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-Roaccutane Science: http://max001.proboards42.com
-Retinoid signaling, etc.
-FDA Advisory Committee on Accutane (2000)
-Accutane package label (2005)
-Package label history

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 09:26 PM

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Hey Dan, yes, I cant believe how long I have not let myself go on accutane only because of the horror stories that I have heard and how unbalanced the positives to the negatives were.


Ditto. I waited more than 10 years and am just about finished my course. Wishing I'd done it years ago.

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 11:56 AM

im thinking about up to 5mg a day, after the course, for some time, to keep from getting oilyness, and acne of course.

#38 MoeMentum

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:11 AM

Sorry guys....I haven't been on in awhile.
Obviously it's been working:)
KNOWLEDGE PREVENTS ACNE!!!

With great skin care, let us....Remember our individuality.
Always Calibrate/Use Discretion/Gauge our results
Think independantly/Readjust/Tweak/Adapt
Harmonize and Integrate
And Gosh Darn it people....CUSTOMIZE!!!!!!!

Mild to moderate face and back.
220lbs 5'10"
All Man!
20mg ed for 6 months
Started...........June 28th/06

Other supps. Vit E/ Milk Thistle/ EFA's/ Digestive Enzymes/ Acidophilus

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:58 PM

I did the normal course for 4 months and for the last 2 months I was doing only the low dose treatment to maintain my condition that is called NO F**KING ACNE AT ALL. Yes I believe low dose treatment is very effective, however there are things against it. First of all many people on accutane wants to do all the things right. I mean alcohol and sun free routine. But how long can you stay without it? So they take the normal 4-6 months course with hope that acne wont come back and doing all the things they want to do like sunbathing and drinking as much as they want. Just a thought.
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Posted 21 September 2006 - 10:56 AM

i had 70 20mg pills left over from my last course (5.5 months at 80mg, finished 3 months ago).
my skins shit again, so i am taking one 20mg pill every 2 days, and hope that when i go see my derm he will prescribe me some pills, if not i gave it my best shot, it'll maybe give me a few months.