Alright, I know that its not supposed to work right off the bat and all but iv'e been on it 3 1/2 months now with no results at all really. i dont understand. im only going on it for 5 months. my dosage is 80mgs a day (2 40 mgs pills a day) ive always heard the 3rd month is when everyone clears up but i dont understand. any help guys?
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:40 PM
My first course, I didn't clear up until I actually stopped the accutane and it got out of my system, then I got completely clear. I think sometimes when you're on it, it pushes up all kinds of crap, then when you stop, and it's not pushing up any more crap, your skin calms down and the results really shine through.
It should be somewhat improved by now, but when you stop it, you should really notice a difference in a few weeks.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:25 AM
I guess you can say its somewhat improved, it went away from my trouble areas and went to places were i never get it (forehead. that little place that runs between the side of your eye and your hairline, and my chin)
Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:19 PM
That's a really good sign that your skin is changing. Be patient.
Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:05 PM
Yes I'm a vote for patience too! My derm told me the first two months are all the pain with none of the gain. The third month "THE CHANGE" is rumored to happen but it doesn't for everyone. I'm in month 4, and I'm definitely improved but not "Cured".
The best thing my derm could say to me is "Remember, you're only halfway done". You can't expect an immediate cure, it doesn't work like that unfortunately. Just because you're set for 5 months doesn't mean they won't make it 6 either! They'll assess you then.
Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:51 PM
Sad part, 3 months later I started to get mild acne again and now I'm going at my acne from a hormonal point now which is working,.
Hang in there and it will work.
Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:28 PM
Going onto month 5. this honestly kills me. although i only have 2 actives. my skin is pretty much average with everyone else my age but i have a shit ton of red marks
Posted 09 June 2013 - 02:35 PM
Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:19 AM
I have the same problem man. My first month of Accutane was ok, Second was when I had NO red marks, and the pimples I got were these "tiny" white dots in the skin that u couldn't even notice unless I stretched the skin up close to see it. I thought it was working, but now coming from month 4 I've been breakling out in random cyst pimples all over. How can u say that its pushing the junk out if there was no Junk there originally 2 days before the pimple appeared...?? I have like 2 month to go and I have a million red spots. These spots are what is making me mad because they are NOT fading and taking my entire life to vanish.
Posted 10 June 2013 - 01:40 PM
I personally never saw a difference until I started taking pictures daily to compare them. Since you see your face every day, it's hard to gauge your improvement. Whenever I saw my dermatologist, she'd gasp and say it was so much better, and I'd just be like...what? But it did work! I was on Bactrim as well, which prevented what she called the "3 month flare up". I'm not a patient person, but I wasn't ready to give up on my last valid option.
Hang in there.