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#1 gon

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:16 PM

Hello guys

 

First of all, sorry for my english as is not my native lenguage.

 

I'm a 29 years old man and I suffer from Rosacea but I also have cystic acne.

 

I'm taking Accutane for the acne. I took 10mg during the first month, then 20mg for 12 days and then 30mg for 12 days and I started to have some bad flushing with deep burning in my face and ears.This flushing episodes used to happen in the night, lying in my bed doing nothing and with exertion the burning was very bad! So I decided to stop and giving it some time. By about the second day, the flushing went almost completely away and after one week I decided to start again, so I took 20mg, and then I started to have flushing again! With only one pill  and after being off Accutane during a whole week. Now I don't know what to do. I'm from Chile and doctors here are not very good, so I don't trust them...

 

I was reading the big thread about flushing. But it seems that most people got flushing post Accutane and not while on Accutane, or I am wrong? So what happens with those who experience flushing in the early stage of the treatment?

 

Basically, I would like to know if is this a normal / common reaction while on Accutane? or when this happens, it mean that is time to stop to avoid damage?

 

I know that Accutane is used for rosacea in very low doses. The problem is that I'm using it for acne and besides that, I have rosacea.

 

I would appreciate some advices and I would like to hear some experiences from those who had flushing while on Accutane, in the early stages of the treatment.

 

There's people with a lot of knowledge here, probably more than my doctors, so it would be very helpful to read your comments.

 

Thanks.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:59 PM

When I took it I had flushing during my course too. It went away mostly after I was done but I have naturally very sensitive skin to begin with. Talk to your derm and get his opinion if your really concerned though.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:45 AM

When I took it I had flushing during my course too. It went away mostly after I was done but I have naturally very sensitive skin to begin with. Talk to your derm and get his opinion if your really concerned though.

 

His opinion is that it will go away after the treatment, but like I said, I don't fully trust him.  By the way, I also have an extremely sensitive skin. But flushing is something that you can feel it coming from inside, so I'm not sure about the relationship



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

Accutane often causes flushing and something called Accutane-induced rosacea, which means you will have permanent redness that only laser treatment can undo.


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 05:59 AM

These derms should be shot for prescribing such high doses. Im going to give 5mg/day a try because many people claim they can bypass flushing and control oil (which produces demodex; a huge catalyst in rosacea/seb-derm) 






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