Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:46 PM
Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:42 PM
Hi and welcome to the org! I hear your frustration loud and clear and i somewhat can relate. I am on my 3rd course of accutane and during my previous courses, i was clear for 2 years each time and then i had a relapse. I too also did the antibiotic and retinoid route to no avail. I have had a hard 3rd course and i am a few weeks near the end and still breaking out. My next step is to try The Regimen which is basically BP on steroids....lol.
As for diet changes, i can recommend to drop the dairy and gluten and essentially go paleo for a period of 3months just to see.
I'm sorry that you are strugging btu you are not alone.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:19 PM
Thanks Sasch83 - I really appreciate your suggestions and feedback.
I've been interested in the Paleo Diet and becoming Gluten/Dairy-free, and discovering if this will have a positive affect on my acne.
Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:44 PM
I have now been on Doxycycline (100mg/day) for the past 30 days, and using Foban Cream at night to help mitigate the spread of Rosacea and infection. Unfortunately this has not had a dramatic improvement on my acne, although it has limited the severity of the redness and flaring.
I have another appointment with my Dermatologist on Wednesday who has suggested low-dose/long-term Accutane as a potential solution. In addition, I am starting a Paleo Diet on Monday 20 May for 12-weeks as part of an existing fitness training program.
Have any users tried Accutane long-term in a low dosage? If so, what were the results? Any suggestions on managing side effects etc.
Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:29 AM
Just saw this and thought I'd jump in. I too have suffered from this affliction for 15 years. I have been on 3 varying courses of isotretinoin, one of which, my second, was a low dose of 40mg for just over a year or so (I weigh 80kg - 0.5). I found the course effective, and the side effects overall, more managable. I no longer have acne on my back and chest, but have relapsed on my face and ass! I am currently taking 80mg with the view of keeping a maintenance dose long term afterwards.
Products I use, through much trial and error over the years are:
Cetaphil moisteriser - though i find it too greasy to wear when out and about
Aquaphor - for lips, the most troublesome side effect i find - I keep lots of little pocket friendly sized tubs in all pairs of trousers and jackets
Murine Eye drops - for redness, yellowness and general irritation and vision issues
H2O - I drink silly amounts, abstaining from anything dehydrating, alcohol (as hard as that is), caffeine, fizzy drinks etc
Please feel free to drop me a message if you have any questions or just want to chat.
All the best to you, and good luck.
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