This is my first post on this forum and I'm in desperate need of a response. Long story short, I want/need to go on a second cycle of accutane. I was on it for 5 months, the first three months i believe I only took 40mg a day. The last 2 months 80 mg a day. Possibly only did 80mg a day the last month, cant recall.
Regardless, my derm mentioned I was under dosed for my size the first few months. I'm male,6'2 180-185 depending.
I have been off accutane for 7 months total now. The first 5 months off I was completely clear.
I had absolutely no complications or problems while on accutane (claravis) besides chapped lips, blood test and liver always tested perfectly fine.
However, my acne is back, and becoming unalterable. My skin has become extremely oily again.
My derm said I needed to wait a year before a second course of accutane!!! A month ago she put me on doxy, again, which doesnt do anything at all!
I have been reading all over the internet and have found no "MINIMUM REST PERIOD" before a second cycle of accutane,
Although it seems to be recommended 2-3 months to wait before starting again.
Is there really a minimum rest cycle of accutane?????? I understand the effects it has on the body, but I feel i was under-dosed for my size and am ready to go back on it/NEED TO.
can someone please ellaborate whether or not there is actually a wait time between cycles?
I saw nowhere on ipledge where this was stated.
I plan on demanding that I begin a second cycle at my appointment on Wednesday.