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#1 TimeForAChange

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:25 PM

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.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:49 AM

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

 

Hi,

 

I did not experience an initial breakout. My bodyweight is 69kg, and my initial dose was 60 mg per day (two doses of 30mg). My severity was mild, but with bad diet would get moderate from time to time. I have experienced fairly steady remission and drying over three months and am very happy with the results so far.

 

I currently have one (!) lesion that has gone down very quickly compared to how they used to be, and seems to be healing more rapidly as well. My dosage was increased to 80mg per day in two equal doses two weeks ago, and I have experienced a bit of an increase in lip dryness and am tolerating the drug well.

 

Best wishes,

 

Steve.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:50 AM

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.

 

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!!!

 

1. I did not experience a terrible initial breakout, but it was clear to see that my skin was "purging" somewhat...raised blackheads, a few cysts underneath skin, and quite a few mild spots here and there. I started on 20mg for the first two weeks, then went up to 40mg for the following. I believe this helped to tame the initial breakout and side effects.

2. I guess the above answers that. smile.png

3. Mine is moderate (currently almost two months into my second course of Roaccutane, so I'm still unfortunately waiting to talk about my acne in the past tense!)

 

I think starting on a low dose helps rather a lot. It depends on the individual, as some people start on a high dose, and seem to cope fine with that. However, if this is your first time, I would recommend talking to your dermatologist about getting set on a relatively low dose, and then working up to your required dose. This will not only potentially control the IB, but it will give your body time to adjust to the medication, which reduces the suddenness of side effects when you increase your dose. Keep in mind that you'll need to stay on the medication for a little longer if you start on a low dose, but this shouldn't matter too much as your health is a priority over your schedule (unless of course, it's absolutely necessary). 

 

Best of luck.


Edited by BlueMoon3, 09 October 2013 - 07:52 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:28 AM

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

 

Hi,

 

I did not experience an initial breakout. My bodyweight is 69kg, and my initial dose was 60 mg per day (two doses of 30mg). My severity was mild, but with bad diet would get moderate from time to time. I have experienced fairly steady remission and drying over three months and am very happy with the results so far.

 

I currently have one (!) lesion that has gone down very quickly compared to how they used to be, and seems to be healing more rapidly as well. My dosage was increased to 80mg per day in two equal doses two weeks ago, and I have experienced a bit of an increase in lip dryness and am tolerating the drug well.

 

Best wishes,

 

Steve.

 

Thank you so much for your own personal experience! Best of luck to you too!



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.

 

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!!!

 

1. I did not experience a terrible initial breakout, but it was clear to see that my skin was "purging" somewhat...raised blackheads, a few cysts underneath skin, and quite a few mild spots here and there. I started on 20mg for the first two weeks, then went up to 40mg for the following. I believe this helped to tame the initial breakout and side effects.

2. I guess the above answers that. smile.png

3. Mine is moderate (currently almost two months into my second course of Roaccutane, so I'm still unfortunately waiting to talk about my acne in the past tense!)

 

I think starting on a low dose helps rather a lot. It depends on the individual, as some people start on a high dose, and seem to cope fine with that. However, if this is your first time, I would recommend talking to your dermatologist about getting set on a relatively low dose, and then working up to your required dose. This will not only potentially control the IB, but it will give your body time to adjust to the medication, which reduces the suddenness of side effects when you increase your dose. Keep in mind that you'll need to stay on the medication for a little longer if you start on a low dose, but this shouldn't matter too much as your health is a priority over your schedule (unless of course, it's absolutely necessary). 

 

Best of luck.

 Yes this helps very much! Thank you so much!

 

I know you are not a doctor but do you think that since my skin is oily and i do have blackheads on my T-Zone they will all turn into pimples? Just wondering if you were in the same boat. I'm terrified of the IB



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:52 AM

 

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

 

Hi,

 

I did not experience an initial breakout. My bodyweight is 69kg, and my initial dose was 60 mg per day (two doses of 30mg). My severity was mild, but with bad diet would get moderate from time to time. I have experienced fairly steady remission and drying over three months and am very happy with the results so far.

 

I currently have one (!) lesion that has gone down very quickly compared to how they used to be, and seems to be healing more rapidly as well. My dosage was increased to 80mg per day in two equal doses two weeks ago, and I have experienced a bit of an increase in lip dryness and am tolerating the drug well.

 

Best wishes,

 

Steve.

 

Thank you so much for your own personal experience! Best of luck to you too!



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.

 

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!!!

 

1. I did not experience a terrible initial breakout, but it was clear to see that my skin was "purging" somewhat...raised blackheads, a few cysts underneath skin, and quite a few mild spots here and there. I started on 20mg for the first two weeks, then went up to 40mg for the following. I believe this helped to tame the initial breakout and side effects.

2. I guess the above answers that. smile.png

3. Mine is moderate (currently almost two months into my second course of Roaccutane, so I'm still unfortunately waiting to talk about my acne in the past tense!)

 

I think starting on a low dose helps rather a lot. It depends on the individual, as some people start on a high dose, and seem to cope fine with that. However, if this is your first time, I would recommend talking to your dermatologist about getting set on a relatively low dose, and then working up to your required dose. This will not only potentially control the IB, but it will give your body time to adjust to the medication, which reduces the suddenness of side effects when you increase your dose. Keep in mind that you'll need to stay on the medication for a little longer if you start on a low dose, but this shouldn't matter too much as your health is a priority over your schedule (unless of course, it's absolutely necessary). 

 

Best of luck.

 Yes this helps very much! Thank you so much!

 

I know you are not a doctor but do you think that since my skin is oily and i do have blackheads on my T-Zone they will all turn into pimples? Just wondering if you were in the same boat. I'm terrified of the IB

 

 

What will possibly happen, is your skin will "normalise". Your oil production will reduce, and then your blackheads will start to clear. I wouldn't worry too much, as the blackheads are the "easiest" thing for Accutane to work on! They're tiny and will surface as soon as the Accutane is working at pushing out the dirt/spots that are under the surface. The only way a blackhead could form into a spot is if you bother it too much, such as squeezing or using irritating washes etc. Your skin will be extra sensitive on Accutane too, so make sure to avoid this completely. Use a gentle soap-free wash and try not to pick. 




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