Complete Accutane Journey & Tipsred mark
Posted 22 September 2013 - 12:27 PM
Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:48 PM
I had a pretty similar experience the first time i took acutane (2 years ago) except my miracle month was number 5. I stayed clear for 1 year then the acne came on slowly and mildly at first but now its back full throttle again so I've started using acutane again. I'm now on day 5... I have a long way to go but it's the only thing that's ever worked for me so I trust this product a lot.
I wanted to comment just to give you some quick advice. If you happen to find yourself with acne showing up again (which it might about a year after your first treatment) my advice to take acutane again as soon as you can! I waited too long thinking it would go away by itself. I wish I would have taken it again as soon as the acne came back mild but now it's real bad again so i'm starting all over again. The good news is that likely after the second treatment, acne should not make a reappearance sometimes 2 times is the charm... hoepefully not 3.
Posted 12 January 2014 - 04:53 AM
AccutaneInMyBrain, thanks so much for this post. I've bookmarked it & read it again from time to time to keep my hopes up.
I'm 27 years old and I'm on day 38 of my 40mg/day Decutan course. (This is my second course. I had went through another course back when I was about 14 years old, but apparently it hadn't worked as well as was hoped ) My dermatologist now also prescribed Dalacin 150mg tablets for the first 6 weeks, in order to keep down any flare ups that are expected in the first few weeks.
I just received my first blood test results (4 weeks into the treatment), and my cholesterol spiked up by about 20% (which apparently is expected when taking this drug). The result says 5.38 mmol/l, and the "normal" range is 2.0 to 5.0. What is worrying me the most, however, is my potassium level which soared dramatically from a normal 4.14 mmol/l to 5.76 mmol/l, which is considered high up in the caution zone. There's a chance this could be an invalid blood sample, so I'm considering taking another test before seeing my dermatologist to double check. The rest of the result values seem okay.
Anyways, it'd be great if you (or anyone) has anything to share regarding your blood test results during treatment. I think this is essential to keeping one's mind re-assured that everything's as expected during treatment. Thanks again, & good luck to everyone!
Edited by tripjuice, 12 January 2014 - 08:05 AM.
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