How much longer
Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:10 AM
Also I found it interesting that when I first started accutane I experienced joint pains and that's it for side effects. My skin isn't even dry my lips aren't chapped or peeling. I feel like if I am on nothing. Are these signs that the drug isn't working for me or doesn't have an effect?
Posted 07 December 2009 - 01:15 PM
The fact you arnt experiencing any dryness does seem odd, i mean the drug works by reducing sebum production so if you arnt drying up it doesnt sound like its working all too well.
I assume you have mentioned that to your derm?
How much longer are you on it for? Cause you might aswell keep taking the drug, for some people they need two sessions of accutane to see the results they want so keep at it, atleast untill you next see your derm, then voice all your concerns to him.
Posted 08 December 2009 - 07:12 PM
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