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#141 nickolas16

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:35 PM

3 months ago i started taking 30 mg of accutane.not because of increased alkaline phosphataze just on 20 mg even if i got acne conglobata. do you think im i will be cured?

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:40 PM

I have been on low dose accutane for 6 months.40mg a week.i got dry eyes and red eyes.I was off it and used eye drops.I feel fine.I do not know why on 5mg accutane makes me get dry eyes.Dose it last long time? I need some help.Thanks

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:07 PM

bump. i might be starting this soon


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Posted 15 December 2011 - 11:56 PM

Hi, I'm new to this site, but I just visited my dermatologist the other day and he gave me a prescription for oratane. I'm trying to decide whether to take it or not because some of the side effects sound really scary! He's given 10mg to be taken everyday. He said i'll probably be on oratane for 9months.

I'm also a 20 year old student and drinking plays a big part in my socialising and it's also nearly new years lol so I was wondering if it's ok to keep drinking or do you guys recommend to stop?

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:13 AM

im hoping someone has advise for me. Ive been on 20mg once a week since October 1 of this year. I have always had oily/dehydrated skin and was hoping that this would be my miracle cure. it has not been for me and i dont know why. Its been almost 3 full months and my nose is less oily but thats it. My chin is a mess with congestion and clogged pores that never go away. I get what looks like hundreds little whitheads in the crease of my chin that bulge by the end of the day. They all look like they have pus in them and you could easily pop them but you cant. I have hard mini clog in the corners of my mouth for months and months. I still get the occasional piimple on my jaw line as well. I am also as dry as a bone. I have never been this flakey and dry in all my life. Could 20mg once a week do this? Or is it not enough and I need to increase to get my chin clogs clear? It seems like I can extract them with a blackhead remover but they literally come back in the exact spot within a few days. WTF!! Im 44 and cant deal with this anymore...

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 08:51 PM

any thoughts

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 04:31 AM

maybe you need a little more than 20mg a week. regular course would likely be more than that per day, and while i understand you're on a low dose regime you might need a bit more initially to get things off the ground.
im about a month in a 20mg a day. ive had a few of those chin things like you describe and found sudocrem works really well

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:37 AM

whats sudocream? thanks and my derm bumped me to 30mg once a week so we'll see

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 02:40 AM

its an antispetic healing cream. its everywhere in the UK but seems elsewhere its a bit harder to come by. it contains zinc oxide which is great for healing

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:59 AM

im on 10mg and i have severe acne what a life,i could go on maintainance though

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:28 AM

If a 6 month course of 2.5mg can result in permanent remission for some as these studies suggest, then surely a 1 month course of 20mg could also cause permanent remission for some, given that it is 8x the former dosage?

I'm taking 20mg right now, although I am having it EoD (so I guess this is 10mg a day) and I don't want to be on it longer than necessary. My acne is mild to moderate and as a result of steroids.

Edited by Tane987, 16 January 2013 - 07:29 AM.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

I'm entering Week 2 with 20mg/day and so far don't have any side effects other than one massive headache and mild joint pains. I'm very anxious about the next few weeks though, hope this dosage will be enough. What to expect? I will be on it for 4-5months.

I do not want a relapse and would definitely not be going on this drug again. I plan on getting pregnant one year after I quit Accutane, I hope its out of my system by then. Will keep you all posted, fingers crossed.

Edited by erica345, 19 January 2013 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

bump. I am doing a low dose course as well (20 mg every 2 days, than 20mg every other day)



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:20 PM

Anyone get permanently clear with such a dose?