Positive Accutane Experiences
Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:04 PM
at the first meeting with the derm. she started me on claravis 40mg-1 capsule daily i believe i was 125lbs give or take 5lbs,but anyway
almost immediately i got the dry eyes side effect which i cured with some artifical tears, i used aquaphor ointment on my lips for the chapped lips a few months down the road when the derm and i didnt notice improvement on my bacne she doubled my dose to 80mg of claravis a day and i did that from about sept-january now months later my acne on my face is gone i still have somebacne but nothing that i cant control with some useful tipsfrom dan im gonna try benzoyl and alpha hydroxy lotion.
Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:36 AM
I still have a scar on my cheek from the hypertrophic scar, which I shall tackle in 12 months from now with professional skin treatments. Whilst it does get me down a little bit when I look in the mirror, I take solace in the fact that had I not taken isotretinion my face would be absolutely covered in them.
It was defiantly worth it, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:27 AM
Edited by Travisimo, 17 June 2012 - 12:39 AM.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 02:26 AM
here's the post accutane update u all been asking for. I been off it for over 6 months and still satisfied with accutane.
Dry lips was the only side effect that i got.
Edited by Davis Rachel, 09 August 2012 - 04:11 PM.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:35 PM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:54 AM
The minute the doctor walked in she took one look and said "She needs to be on Accutane." I knew what Accutane was but I never thought she would prescribe me it. I was thinking she would give me some cream or something, but after getting my first bloodwork done a month later I got the pills.
She started me out on 40 Mg a day, and then after two months of great bloodwork she raised it to 30 mg twice a day.
I was worried because I'd read online that sometimes people didn't get results until a month after after they finished Accutane, and some people had there skin get worse before it got better.
Turns out, after three months of treatment my skin responded wonderfully to tane. The difference was like night and day!
The nasty, red, gross looking pimples were gone and the painful cysts were no where to be found on my face. I was so happy, I am happy. Im on month 5 now and still have 1 more to go. I've stopped wearing makeup and now only put on a light layer of tinted moisturizer before I go out, and although my face still isn't 100% clear, it is 100% better than what it was. I can't wait to start my sophomore year this august, It will be the first day of school in 4 years that I haven't worn foundation.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:26 PM
Accutane 20mg twice a day for 6 months
I have been off Accutane for about a year and I have a great experience with it. I didn't have any nasty side effects except for the dry lips. I've been clear and free of horrible breakout for about a year now It feels sooooo good to be clear!
I am so glad I went on Accutane...I don't regret it at all.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:09 PM
Around my 30th birthday it decided that I had been on a break from it for too long and came back in force.
I took Accutane for about 7 months for my cystic acne, it is the best stuff ever, nothing else even touched my acne, topicals just irritated it and made it worse, even just washing with water made my skin dry and irritated, so I would moisturise and then my skin would switch and go mega oily, I felt like I could not win!
After 3 years and various courses of anitbiotics and creams / gels I finaly pleaded with my gp to send me to a derm as I was getting scars. Been off the Accutane for nearly 3 months now, I have a few scars but my skin is clear, I get the odd spot, but instead of them lasting months and causing me pain, they come to a head and go away after a day or so.
I now just use Cetaphil face wash and moisturiser and nothing else, this stuff is also amazing.
Only side effect I had was dry lips and some dry skin on my arms which is now going away.
Whoever created accutane is a god, I feel like myself again!
Oh, I just wanted to add that if you are suffering with cysts etc then please dont wait 3 years before asking your gp to see a derm, just do it, if I had asked sooner and got on the accutane when it first came back I probably would not have the scars, but as always start slow with it, I was originally prescribed 40 mg a day, but for the first week I took only 10mg a day just to make sure my body could handle it, in the end I was taking 80mg a day with no problems ecept peeling lips and dry skin.
Anyone still suffering with Acne I wish you all the best and good luck with your battle to come!
Edited by CONTACTMC, 26 August 2012 - 05:09 PM.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:17 AM
Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:33 PM
I am going into my third month of accutane and I would like to report, my experience has been MORE than positive.
My skin has not been this clear probably since elementary school (I got my first zit in the 5th grade) and I am now 25!
As for side effects of depression, honestly I suffered from depression bouts before the drug and I am much happier now with a renewed since of confidence. I am no longer afraid to walk around without makeup, I feel so much better about my skin. I had no idea it was sooooo bad before until I started seeing the clear side of life. As for side effects, yes, its true, they do exist but I'd take them again for the results. Here are my pros and cons.
Cleared acne, only about 1-2 bumps every now and then however, I am on a fairly low dose going into my third month, I still have 3 whole months afterward! I wish I would've started this sooner!
Dry lips (aren't as bad as others have described, I apply chapstick or Eucerin throughout the day)
I can't tell anyone whether or not to take this medicine but if I had to redo things overagain, I would have gone on this in my teens. The confidence you get from being able to hold your head high free of a skin disfiguring disease pays in dividends in the rest of your life, trust me.
Good luck to everyone!
Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:24 PM
I had cystic acne for many years and began taking Accutane in December 2009 (I was 17) and ended my course in April 2010. I was taking 40mg and only needed the one course to clear up my skin. Prior to Accutane, I had taken various antibiotics, RetinA, Proactiv (garbage), basically name it and I tried it with no success. The only significant con I can name with Accutane was that my skin got very dry during the time that I was taking it. I used moisturizer for mature skin during this time because other ones weren't strong enough. At this point my skin has regained its oilyness but I still get the occasional dryness depending on the weather. I do get a few pimples around my jaw/chin but mainly just around the time of my monthly visitor. I also have really dry lips STILL. I exfoliate and use carmex or vaseline religiously otherwise I will have pretty nasty lips. Exfoliating and using carmex does the trick though. I would definitely do it again in a heart beat. Accutane saved my face
Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:28 AM
I tried N-Lite when it first came out (which cost my family a small fortune) every antibiotic under the sun but NOTHING worked.
Unfortunately I am on my 3rd course now and it is proving hard to work but I'm sticking with it
The down side is my scarring but its not as bad as it could have been although it does still get to me
Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:27 AM
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