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Should I Stop Accutane Now Even Though I'm Still Getting Spots Or Ask To Stay On Another Month?

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#1 PastelHawk


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:58 PM

I've been on accutane for 5 months (1 month at 30mg, 4 months at 60mg) and my skin has really improved a lot. I was initially supposed to stop after 4 months but after I told my dermatologist that i was still getting a few spots, he said i should stay on for one more month. However, i'm at the end of my 5th month now and i'm still getting a few spots so haven't really improved this month. I'm worried that if i stop now it will be too early and the acne will come back. However, i'm also getting increasingly concerned about the red marks on my face which seem to be getting worse and difficult to cover even with a lot of makeup. So in that sense it would be good to stop asap so that my skin can start healing. I'm really confused about what to do. My meeting tomorrow is only with the nurse rather than the actual dermatologist so i'm worried she won't give me the correct advice. Help!!

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:54 PM

I'm supposed to do a 5 month course but I'm still breaking out starting month 4 so I'm wondering the same:/ I've had kind of alot of unpleasant side effects so I don't want this to be all for nothing! Let us know how it works out for you!
Morning:Cerave foaming face wash in shower. Moisturize with Cerave/ derm cream samples. Pur Minerals foundation, original formula.
Night: Cerave face wash and Clarisonic every 3 days or so for exfoliation.
Internally: 40mg of Accutane started 3/16/13! 80mg started 4/15...DONE 8/19/13! OTC bcp blaahhh:/ Try to eat as healthy as I can and balance stress levels.
Please let it stay!

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