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#1 holaj

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 03:40 PM

Hey everyone,

I have always looked on this site prior to starting accutane and while on it and finally decided to join. Still navigating my way around. Anyways, I am female, 22 years old, my acne is probably moderate but it's always consistently there. I have been to two different derms since middle school and tried several antibiotics which never seem to work for more than a month. I am pretty healthy so altering my diet was not the source. After almost 2 years at my current derm, I was put on accutane 60 mg/day for 5/6 moths. I am currently on day 92 and have definitely seen the ups and downs. I am basically posting because I read several other logs and comments as a source to relate to when questioning accutane.



#2 Sergius

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 04:21 PM

My experience sounds similar to yours, good luck to you! Could you be specific about the timeline of your ups and downs while on the treatment? Also, if it isn't too nosy to ask, it is also helpful to know your weight to compare dosage.


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#3 LinhD

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:53 AM

Goodluck! I'm only on month 2 of my course, but I'm on similar dosage. I got started on 30mg and he bumped me to 60mg. Alittle scary for me considering my lips were already cracking constantly. What side effects have you noticed from being on 60mg?


Month 1 of Accutane : 30mg

Month 2 of Accutane: 60mg

 

 


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:33 AM

Hey guys,

Sorry for the delay in responding.

 

The Ups and downs- the first 2/3 weeks my skin seemed to improve a lot, but after that it was terrible. Not so much cystic acne but i would get a bunch of pimples around my mouth and cheeks. This lasted for a month- month and a half. I don't even know what day I am on now because i missed one day of taking it and had a gap between my appt and getting my prescription filled but I'm about to go into month 4. I can say for about the past 3 weeks I havent had any new pimples. However I do have a few little bumps on my cheeks that aren't seeming to go away. So my derm told me yesterday my skin should have been at this place a month ago and I may need to go an extra month. -Which i'm not too bummed about because the extra month may help prevent it from coming back. I weigh about 135.

 

Side effects- chapped lips ... sucks... the only thing that works for me is mixing jojoba oil and vaseline and putting it in a lipgloss tube... i've tried everything else. My eyes are dry, my skin is a little more dry than normal but no flaking. I had dandruff so i started using head and shoulders and it helped - i do love only having to wash my hair 2-3 times a week now though. i had a little eczema on my hands but it went away. at first i would get chest pain but that went away also. and now i just get sore knees, it randomly comes and goes but mostly when i sleep. And I would get sleepy after I took the pills at first, but it's much better now. Not sure if it is related but even since I've been on accutane my hair grows faster (eyesbrows, leg hair) and my face sweats much more even when not in the heat (sweatstache) lol it sucks.






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