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#21 yunchang

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:32 AM

Update:

 

Skin is 100% clear right now. This maintenance dose is either working or my diet of not eating meat is helping me greatly. Will continue! Life is great right now. 



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 01:28 AM

Update:

Acne is healing so fast. I am very happy so far. Skin is great and no oil!

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:21 PM

update:

 

Skin is wonderful. oil levels have dropped, if i get a pimple, it is small and goes away quick. been a month now...feeling good about this. might drop dosage to 5 mg once a week.

 

one side effect is red eyes now and then, also a bit of dry skin but my face isnt tight and lotion is more than enough for this slight drying. lips are same, they arent too dry.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:40 AM

At the moment youre using just 10mgs a week??



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:29 AM

At the moment youre using just 10mgs a week??

 

yes!

 

 

Update:

Still on this course and loving it! Had red eyes 2 weeks ago (the only side effect) but it went away after a week. Now, I have zero side effects and zero acne. My face is...so clear. The best part is the oil is greatly diminished and I can eat anything I want. I ate a bunch of oreos, ice cream everyday, french fries, and hamburgers for 2 weeks straight, to test how my skin would react. I had a lot of diarrhea but no acne! Woo hoo! 



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:38 AM

"I have won many eating competitions" made me crack up giggling; it's really nice to hear that low-dose is working for you :) keep up the good work!



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:40 PM

Do you think you think it will cause hairloss etc.? 



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:13 PM

Just curious...have you considered the effects of long term accutane? Like on your liver and other organs? I took accutane too, and I never considered it a long term solution because of the negative systemic side effects. Right now I'm controlling my oily skin with Vitamin C and D.



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 03:28 PM

Hi,you are so lucky living in a normal country:-)i had to fight to have isotretinoin prescribed for the first time and i was 24!now im 30 and taking a low dose of it when i feel i need to:-)but this is the only thing actually works for me and i refuse to live with acne...lost far too many years fighting with it..no idea why doctors in some countries are so careful about iso...i will take it for the rest of my life if necessary:-)

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:10 AM

Thanks mog!

Guys, in only taking 10mg a week! You have to understand that this is absolutely nothing! It would take me many years to catch up to someone who took a full dose for 5 months! So this is actually a lot less harmful. Hehe, once I pass the 2 year mark... We can start talking about long term side effects, but as of now I cannot because I am taking so little... My doc says it's almost laughable. But hey it works!

Hi,you are so lucky living in a normal country:-)i had to fight to have isotretinoin prescribed for the first time and i was 24!now im 30 and taking a low dose of it when i feel i need to:-)but this is the only thing actually works for me and i refuse to live with acne...lost far too many years fighting with it..no idea why doctors in some countries are so careful about iso...i will take it for the rest of my life if necessary:-)

Nice man! Good to hear that you are beating acne. Yeah I felt the same way. No way I'm letting acne take more years of my youth away! This is when we should be our best! I'm going to take this as long as it ain't killing me. Right now it helps me love my skin and helps me enjoy life without worries.

Edited by yunchang, 08 July 2013 - 12:13 AM.


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:49 PM

Update :

Still going strong! Zero side effects now! Skin is 100 clear and smooth. And it's only been less than 2months!

Scratch that it has been 69 days since I took 10 mg a Week. Not a day!

Edited by yunchang, 03 November 2013 - 01:32 AM.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:11 PM

yunchang  congrats on your progress :) I just started 10mg twice a week and maybe drop it to 10mg after a month.Hopefully ill get some results like you :) following this thread my man



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:36 AM

Hey thanks Bro. 20mg is good since that is what the patients in the low dose study did. Everyone's skin and accutane history is different so find a good balance.

Going out to meet some girls right now, and my skin ain't holding me back! Exactly 82 days since I started this regimen and it has been great. Best part is that I don't have to use a crazy cleanser or lotion. Just cetaphil gentle cleanser and sunscreen lotion and I'm good. Skin is smooth, white, even, moist, and clear.

Only you guys know I do this, even when people compliment my skin and ask how I do it, I do not say. Buti will tell them soon since I am sure this works and they cannot say I am simply crazy for doing this since my skin is abnormally clear. Hehe. Keep it up guys!

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:22 AM

yo nice to see a fellow korean american on this site

 

i started accutane just today. i hope it works.

 

i'm really interested in the low dosage program so i guess i'll be following this log.

 

do you attend a school in seoul? cause i go to hufs



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:29 PM

yo nice to see a fellow korean american on this site

 

i started accutane just today. i hope it works.

 

i'm really interested in the low dosage program so i guess i'll be following this log.

 

do you attend a school in seoul? cause i go to hufs

 

Wow, you must be pretty excited. I was thrilled when I first took tane. Tell me how it goes and stay strong! Accutane is worth it! Do a full course once, at least once. Then afterwards, you can decide on low dose if the acne comes back. No school, just working atm!



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:12 PM

Hey yunchang,

 

I read your thread and was very intrigued by it. I'm curious how severe your acne was before you started this ultra low accutane regimen? I am on my 6th day of my 3rd accutane course and I really can't wait for the results to come any sooner since my jawline/back hairline is covered in cysts right now. I'm going to do a full course since my 2nd course was only taken for about 4 months which was a few months shy of a full course. I weigh just a bit lighter than you and I'm currently on 30mg per day. Although accutane has worked well for me the past two times, I always relapse, and this time I'm obviously fearful of relapsing again as well as facing all of the side effects again. I can only pray for success, but if it doesn't work, I might look into your regimen since accutane has been the only thing that has ever worked for me. I have moderately-severe acne with all the cysts I get, so I'm wondering if it would work if I needed to try it later on.

 

Cheers, buddy. I wish you continued success with your regimen.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:14 AM

Hey Cystyjam!

 

I truly wish that 3rd time is the charm for you. Acne is a pain and accutane is a real battle...

My acne before I did this low dose regimen was:

 

Persistent

Oily skin (but not as bad as before my 1st course of Accutane)

Mild to Moderate acne (mostly mild)

 

So to be honest, it was not bad acne. God knows people have it much worse. But I am a person who has done 2 treatments of Accutane, has had persistent acne since my teens, and skin type is very oily (shine all day). I got sick of it, and like you, Accutane has been the only thing that has worked. I am kinda like a guinea pig for all you guys, I will keep taking this and keep reporting back. 

 

Update:

No side effects

Clear skin

Balanced oil levels

Smooth skin (no exfoliation needed since the Accutane does it for me)

Even toned

No dry skin or eyes

Lips are not peeling or dry

 

If I do get acne, it is very small and it goes away in a day. I truly have 99%-100% clear skin. Not red skin. Not flaky dry skin. Moist, creamy white, clear and even skin. 

 

I am thinking about doing 20mg a day to try and lower my oil levels a wee bit more. Hopefully, it doesn't drop too low but reaches a good equilibrium. 

 

Keep in touch and ask me anything!

 

 

Hey yunchang,

 

I read your thread and was very intrigued by it. I'm curious how severe your acne was before you started this ultra low accutane regimen? I am on my 6th day of my 3rd accutane course and I really can't wait for the results to come any sooner since my jawline/back hairline is covered in cysts right now. I'm going to do a full course since my 2nd course was only taken for about 4 months which was a few months shy of a full course. I weigh just a bit lighter than you and I'm currently on 30mg per day. Although accutane has worked well for me the past two times, I always relapse, and this time I'm obviously fearful of relapsing again as well as facing all of the side effects again. I can only pray for success, but if it doesn't work, I might look into your regimen since accutane has been the only thing that has ever worked for me. I have moderately-severe acne with all the cysts I get, so I'm wondering if it would work if I needed to try it later on.

 

Cheers, buddy. I wish you continued success with your regimen.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:55 AM

Congratulations, man! Your results sound great. 

 

Can I ask you a question or two?

 

Exactly how much accutane have you taken? 10 mg a day? or 10 mg a week?

 

I want to do a low dose too, for oily skin and blackheads, but I'm very anxious I might get rosacea as I'm very pale and already pretty red in my T-zone.

 

Thank you, I hope the side-effects stay away for you!



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

10 mg a week =)

 

I started 20 mg and I think it broke me out. I have one blemish (first in a long time)! Hoping it's just initial breakout, it's just one and nothing else is coming up. Will keep you guys updated!

 

No side effects so far. 

 

I heard that low dose accutane is great for rosacea. ask your doc.


Edited by yunchang, 16 August 2013 - 07:43 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:14 PM

I got a few more blemishes that appear as small red spots. So far none of them have come to a head. I think it's cuz I doubled the amount of accutane I'm taking and it's doing its job bringing everything to the surface. Good thing is everything is going away in one day and they are very small. I'll keep u guys posted on this situation and report back. Hopefully it's just cuz of me taking 20 mg instead of 10 mg a week.




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