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No Acne To Servere Acne In 5 Days.

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In 2008 (im 23 now) I did a cycle of acutane. after that cycle I have had at most 2 zits on my face at any given time. doc has just proscribed me the classic benzoil peroxide for maintance sense. Well Monday comes along, wake up with a 2 zits on my cheek. couple more the next day, and so on and so on....

Now its at this: http://imgur.com/a/wb6zA#5HdCRKH and http://imgur.com/a/wb6zA#yvW6nau

I cant recall at any point my face being this bad even during my worst times right before and at the start of the acutane cycle.

Besides those zits I have nothing else on my face or body. Kinda rattled here. Been increadibly happy with how my skins been the past 5 years.. but now not so much.

Literally nothing in my life has changed in the past month, If anything its gotten better summer coming. but noooow not so much. hermitting it for the summer i guess.

Anyways, Was wondering if this is just something that happens with post acutane people or, or if I should be going to see a doctor or dermatologist to get another cycle going or what.

To answer questions about diet, I have a pretty good diet, I mean ill have a can of coke here and there but nothing agressive. eat my fruits and vegitables etc.

I still play competitive hockey as well as workout and jog, if anyone was going to ask about my exersize habits.

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I think yu should go and see your doctor...and good luck!

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It is not unusual to relapse on accutane. I have done 3 courses and have relapsed 3 times. I would go see a derm as the above poster recommended. I definitely know how you feel. Have you looked into diet changes. It hasn't helped me but it was my first step in trying to help my acne after my 2nd relapse. Good Luck and keep us posted. The Regimen on this website is also an option before you try the prescription route.

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It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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Specifically, what are your diet and topical regimen like? I prefer natural topicals, but the Regimen here has proven to be effective for many people.

As the others pointed out, I have heard many stories of people getting more acne immediately after going off Accutane than they had before they started Accutane.


Keep in mind that the above statement(s), opinion(s), and/or recommendation(s) are based on my own personal experience and observations. Different people's bodies react differently to different things. It may not be the same for you. It may not work for you. Generally speaking, "your mileage may vary." In the interest of full disclosure, I am neither a medical doctor nor a nutritionist; I'm just a guy who's passionate about health, nutrition, and clear skin! Consult a practicing physician, dietician, or dermatologist before incorporating new supplements into your diet.


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In 2008 (im 23 now) I did a cycle of acutane. after that cycle I have had at most 2 zits on my face at any given time. doc has just proscribed me the classic benzoil peroxide for maintance sense. Well Monday comes along, wake up with a 2 zits on my cheek. couple more the next day, and so on and so on....

Now its at this: http://imgur.com/a/wb6zA#5HdCRKH and http://imgur.com/a/wb6zA#yvW6nau

I cant recall at any point my face being this bad even during my worst times right before and at the start of the acutane cycle.

Besides those zits I have nothing else on my face or body. Kinda rattled here. Been increadibly happy with how my skins been the past 5 years.. but now not so much.

Literally nothing in my life has changed in the past month, If anything its gotten better summer coming. but noooow not so much. hermitting it for the summer i guess.

Anyways, Was wondering if this is just something that happens with post acutane people or, or if I should be going to see a doctor or dermatologist to get another cycle going or what.

To answer questions about diet, I have a pretty good diet, I mean ill have a can of coke here and there but nothing agressive. eat my fruits and vegitables etc.

I still play competitive hockey as well as workout and jog, if anyone was going to ask about my exersize habits.

Hey bro, several questions

1) Did you take any oral antibiotics?

2) Did you have a lot of stress this past month? What about a change in your environment?

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Hey,

This is the same thing that has happened to me!!

I'm 28, took accutane about 4 yrs ago because I had cysts, usually 3 or so large cysts at a time.

Now, just after graduation......BOOM!!!

Major small cysts up and down both my cheeks!! On one side of my face I counted 15! And they are extremely painful.

I don't have insurance, but I paid out of pocket to see a dermatologist a few days ago and she put me on Doxycycline and a topical retinoid and topical med called Aczone.

So far, no results and the acne just keeps popping up like, every time I look in the mirror.

So yeah, maybe it is common??

I would say, go back to the derm.

I waited a whole month....BAD decision...it just kept getting worse.

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