40mg a day
used to be mild acne when i was 14-15 it turned into moderate acne next couple years then into severe acne when i turned 17
I was on antibiotics 4 months prior to taking accutane. My derm told me since i had been on antibiotics my IB wouldn't be so bad....WOW was she wrong....read this horror story below.
- I didn't have any noticable side effects other than dry hands and they arn't dry anymore
Day 7 ( beginning of hell week)
Day 7 happened to be on a Sunday. I looked in the mirror that day and saw that i had very small lumps around the cornor of my nose and around my lips and jaw. I thought nothing of it and continued my day normally.
The next day on monday i wake up to AT LEAST 15 whiteheads and they were all around my nose and lips. If anyone has had acne by there nose or lips, they know how annoying it is. I go to college and i have school on tuesdays, wednesdays, and thursdays so on tuesday when i woke up i was hoping that all those whiteheads popped overnight. I was in SHOCK once i looked in the mirror. About another new 20 whiteheads came up overnight along with 5 huge cysts. I had to skip some classes for the whole week and i wore my hood to every class i went too. Everyday i kept waking up to 15-20 new whiteheads and 5 or more cysts. Compared to the worst breakout i had ever had prior to accutane, this breakout was 30 TIMES worse. I called the derm on day 9 i think and told them about what had happened and asked if i could be prescribed prednisone and they said they dont do that so i said ok and hung up. Couple days later it got to a point where i couldn't even eat or move my mouth without PAIN. I called the derm again and got an appointment the next day and they decided it was ok to be prescribed prednisone to reduce my IB.
2.EXTREMELY ITCHY DRY SCALP ( i had dandruff prior to acne now i have SUPER DANDRUFF LOL)
3. Nosebleeds about once a day
4.Minor muscle weakness but i can still weighttrain a little.
Day 12 i got my 9 days worth of prednisone (30mg for 3 days 20mg for next 3 days and 10mg for last 3 dys) Almost overnight my cysts shrinked and dont hurt anymore tomorrow on day 14 it will be my 3rd day on prednisone.
I can tell my skin is producing a little bit less oil which is a good sign
PLEASE I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION IF ANYONE KNOWS PLEASE ANSWER: Ok i got prescribed a 9 day supply of prednisone on day 11 of claravis(accutane). That means my prednisone will run out on day 20. Now im absolutely horrified that my IB will come back after my prednisone is gone. Does anyone think it will? I think day 20 is still early in the stages of accutane and i might breakout more. Should i ask the derm for extra 10 day supply of prednisone just in case?
MORE IMPORTANTLY: has anyone been prescribed prednisone to aid them with their IB. If so tell me your accutane dose, tell me the day u started prednisone and the day u ended it and how far were u into accutane when u started the prednisone? THANKS
I will continue to update weekly or whenever something big happens.
Edited by ghillieman24, 12 February 2012 - 01:55 AM.