Hey guys quick question for all you brave people who have used accutane or are currently on it.
1. If you had experienced and intial break out what was your begining doses?
2. If you had not experienced and intial break out or it was nothing too serious what were your begining doses?
3. Also what was the severity of your acne at the time. I'd say mine is mild but with very unhealhty life stile choices it gets moderate.
4.Since my skin is oily (asian) and have blackheads on my nose and around my nose will i be more prone to an IB since the blackheads will be purging? Let me know how oily your skin was and your blackhead situation.
I do get some cysts (i think) but they do quickly come to a head and i can pop them even though i know its horrible but they heal quickly and it gets rid of them fast so im not sure if they are cysts but they are def inflammed
Also ive been doing research online and I really feel like the intial breakout all depends on how good your dermatoligst is to be honest. I've read posts of dermatolgists saying they start at a relatively low dose at first to preven it.
Here is a post i found and yes i know this may or may not be a real MD but i hoping she is
"Accutane is a great medication for the right acne patient. To prevent initial flares, I start patients on a low dose for 2 weeks, then increase to the full dose, which is dependent on the patient's weight. It is very unusual for patients to flare with this regimen. Topical medication, cortisone injections into cysts, oral antibiotics or oral cortisone may be requirecontrol flares. Make certain you see your dermatologist monthly for assessment and blood tests."
I know i posted something previously before but PLEASE GUYS IM BEGGING YOU I JUST NEED SOME HELP!!!
Edited by TimeForAChange, 09 October 2013 - 08:37 AM.