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#21 JDW

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 11:09 AM

Does the aveeno redness relief help much?

 

Also, I've heard of quite a few people that don't get 100% clear till after their course of accutane so try not to get discouraged!

 

Hard to be objective because I've basically been using it everyday from the start, I like to think it has helped but I haven't tested using vs not using it. Also noticeable difference could be due to my body adjusting a little seeing as I believe redness increased with increase dosage.

 

I've read that too and I'm hopeful its the same for me, would rather not have to do this again and be a one and done.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 07:07 AM

Thanks for all your posts! Any other tips for someone starting soon? I'm starting next Wednesday with 30 mg (weigh 67kg) and uping to 60 mg after the first month. Excited and very nervous



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:26 PM

Thanks for all your posts! Any other tips for someone starting soon? I'm starting next Wednesday with 30 mg (weigh 67kg) and uping to 60 mg after the first month. Excited and very nervous

 

Tips:

  • Drink 3-4 L of water per day to minimise Accutane-related dehydation
  • moisturise 2/3 times daily to minimise dry skin rashes common on Accutane
  • avoid the sun and don't tan; use sunblock when in the sun
  • don't drink alcohol
  • take your pills with food to maximise absorption
  • have lip balm ready

Good luck!



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:09 AM

2 months after finishing my first course I started my second

 

So to keep it in short form:

  • Finished my course around the 20/8
  • Cumulative dose of atleast 150mg/kg
  • Was about 95% clear when i stopped
  • Derm recommended I stay on until i was 100% clear (To clarify 100% clear for a couple of months then go off, I was say 100% clear for a week then I'd get a small one then not have another for another couple of weeks during the last couple of months)
  • Stayed 95% clear for about 5-6 weeks
  • Stressful period started to break out again, maybe one or two for a couple of weeks
  • Booked a derm appointment
  • By the time my appointment came around, about a week ago, i had ~5 actives on my face
  • Discussed options
  • Now back on Accutane on a smaller dosage of 20mg, derm thinks 40mg is a good dosage
  • Been back on for a week, breaking out the worst I have for a long time, maybe an initial breakout?
  • Sucks

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:23 AM

Week 5, round 2

Doing these in short form from now on:

  • 1 month on 20mg
  • Minimal side effects
  • Likely intial outbreak as I broke out constantly
  • Redface status:minimal
  • Upped to 30mg (20/40) as of last friday
  • Increased side effects (more dryness)
  • Redface status: Moderate
  • Breakouts slowing down?
  • Thinking of staying on 30mg until my next derm appintnment and asking to be on either 20mg or 30mg throughout


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 10:04 AM

Week12ish, Round 2

  • 1st checkup with derm today for my 2nd course
  • Had been on 30mg for a month but went back down to 20mg to stretch pills before this appointment
  • Talked to derm and we decided to stay on 20mg for atleast 3 more months
  • 20mg minimises my redface amoung other side effects
  • Redface status: Mild
  • Skin status: 90% clear, approaching what it was like when I finished my first course
  • Need to wear more sunscreen cause i got some sweet sunburn the other day, which though has become a nice tan colour is too dangerous to play around with
  • Only real concern right now is that I feel my hair is thinner than pre-accutane (14 months ago), asked derm about it and he said to keep an eye on it and if it gets worse/bad it may be a sign to stop





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