My Low Dose Experience (20Mg 2-3X Week)
Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:43 AM
Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:35 PM
Simply that I only have 20mg pills. Probably when I order my next batch I'll go for 10mg.
Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:41 AM
Following your log -- I'm curious about low dose course since my derma prescribed it to me.
May I ask, how much do you weigh? Did you experience initial breakout during your first week/s? And do you have breakouts when you lower the dosage? Thanks.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:10 PM
One thing I have noticed is my skin isn't completely dry like before, so by the end of the day I notice a little bit of oiliness. But I think there's no harm in there being a bit of oiliness to keep your skin from becoming too dry (and this way I don't have any peeling or have to use moisturiser excessively).
If I find the oiliness starts to become excessive or causes breakouts again, I may increase my dose. But for now I think I have got the right balance with 40mg/week.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:41 PM
Nov: 20mg/day (two weeks) - little noticeable change
Nov-Jan: 40mg/day (four weeks), then 60mg/day (two weeks) - skin much drier, less frequency of spots, but side effects
Jan: gradually tapered to 40mg/day, then 20mg/day (two weeks) - stayed clear, less side effects
Feb-Mar: 40-60mg/week (6 weeks) - 100% clear, no side effects
Currently sticking to 40mg/week (one 20mg every 3-4 days).
Edited by Maximillian, 16 March 2013 - 10:42 PM.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 05:20 AM
From my initial post -
let's just say it was bad enough to cause scarring and to make me very reclusive for a time (to the point of missing work some days). I would generally have at least one cyst, sometimes in very prominent places on my face, and 2-3 whiteheads.
The biggest issue for me was the scarring. My skin scarred quite severely and the damage has been permanent. I hope one day I can get off accutane and treat this somehow.
For now, low dose continues to work for me. No sign of any acne, and no side effects.
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