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#1 lightattheend

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:38 PM

Hi everyone!

Well I finally finished my 6 month course of accutane, and while it was a massive struggle to finish and I wanted to quit several times, I can now say that ive never been happier with my skin!

During the treatment I suffered bad back and joint pain, heel pain, fatique, dry and thin skin (everywhere!) and lips, hives and eczema (these were probably my worst side effects) I am now pain free, have the smoothest, softest, clearest skin (more so than the people I used to envy who had 'perfect' skin) and I havent had to use lip balm at all so far today (its 1:30pm).

I know a lot of people will worry and obsess over the possible side effects and will come on here for answers, I know people have had bad experiences, or Accutane hasnt worked for them but my suggestion is, if you choose to take Accutane, don't dwell on other peoples issues, try and think positively and think forward to the future, and look after your health. Don't drink too much alcohol while on the course, take some good supplements like fish oil and glucosamine, and don't pick your skin. The side effects will pass and you can carry on with your life post accutane with the confidence that only comes with great skin!

I know I am only 3 weeks finished, but I wanted to share my positive experience to try and boost the confidence of those who may be mid-way through and struggling. Good luck and happy holidays! :-)

Commenced (Ro)Accutane: 21st May 2012
Dosage: 40mg


Cleanser: QV Gental Wash
Moisturiser: Urederm 10% Urea Cream


#2 BMarieWantsNoAcne

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:51 PM

I'm glad everything went well for you, and I hope the same is for me. I've been on it for a month now, and my skin still looks horrible, so we will see!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:12 AM

Hello, Thank you for your encouraging article. I have been on accutane for two weeks and I’m currently suffering from a mild initial breakout, it’s not that bad however it really puts me down. Can you please let me know how severe was your acne and what daily dose was prescribed to you?

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

#4 lightattheend

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:55 AM

Hello,

I had moderate but persistant acne (from 13 to 26) and had tried just about everything! Most of it was along my jawline and across my chin, including large 'under the skin' cysts. My derm put me on 40mg a day (I'm about 60kg, or 135lb?) I had an IB but it wasn't too bad, just an all over bumpy face, which went away about the 6 week mark. After 4 months I was about 90% clear. I think I was fairly lucky, from what I've read. But I took care of myself and cleaned up my diet, didn't over exert myself, and was careful not to touch my skin. It seemed like forever while I was taking it, but now I look back, 6 months went by so quickly.

Commenced (Ro)Accutane: 21st May 2012
Dosage: 40mg


Cleanser: QV Gental Wash
Moisturiser: Urederm 10% Urea Cream


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

posted here in error. 


Edited by OldogNewTricks, 11 February 2013 - 11:15 PM.


#6 Livetoregret

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    Takin this drug has been the worst decision I have ever made and I have regretted it every day since.
    Doseage: 60:40 mg alternating daily for 11/12 months
    Sideffects:None till course was over.
    Now - SEVERE dry/brittle hair.
    HAIRLOSS - lost at least 70% and continues...acne came back in July, worse than I ever suffered from it. I now have back, chest, neck & cheeks that are covered.
    So now Im bone dry with no natural hydration with horrific acne. As a 31 YO woman with now destroyed skin & hair.
    My side effects include: Chronic Dry mouth
    Severe dry,tight,dehydrated, ashy,mottled,discolored (yellow & red),wrinkled,scarred poorly healing skin
    Facial fat atrophy - fatloss. Hollow eyes & cheeks
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:38 PM

3 weeks out? Not to get you down but you've got a long life ahead and side effects present themselves months or years after treatment...mine did. Im 2 years out now with no end in sight



#7 Livetoregret

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  • Interests:finished taking Roaccutane December 2010.
    Takin this drug has been the worst decision I have ever made and I have regretted it every day since.
    Doseage: 60:40 mg alternating daily for 11/12 months
    Sideffects:None till course was over.
    Now - SEVERE dry/brittle hair.
    HAIRLOSS - lost at least 70% and continues...acne came back in July, worse than I ever suffered from it. I now have back, chest, neck & cheeks that are covered.
    So now Im bone dry with no natural hydration with horrific acne. As a 31 YO woman with now destroyed skin & hair.
    My side effects include: Chronic Dry mouth
    Severe dry,tight,dehydrated, ashy,mottled,discolored (yellow & red),wrinkled,scarred poorly healing skin
    Facial fat atrophy - fatloss. Hollow eyes & cheeks
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

http://www.acne.org/...after-accutane/

 

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