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#1 Flumiare

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:43 AM

Hello! 

 

So, around two months ago i finished my course of Roaccutane (accutane), and well, after that 6 months on the tablets my acne has returned. I went from having perfect skin back to the usual oily skin and bumps everywhere (not literally, just a lot of bumps)

 

And well, I just wanted to know is there something else i should be going? Because right now i wash my face with Cetaphil twice a day, and finishing with an oil free moisturizer. 

 

I'm feeling like going on the accutane again, once i can gather up the money (In australia it's $200 a derm visit + the 1-2 week wait on tests)

 

Has this happened to anyone else? What should i do? 

 

Acne will be the death of me D:



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:20 AM

Try zinc for oily skin. Fish oil would also help. If its not enough, I would try differin. And if it still isnt enough, then Accutane again.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:48 AM

did your dermatologist asked you for some tests? did she/he tell you why you have acne?



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:06 PM

Try zinc for oily skin. Fish oil would also help. If its not enough, I would try differin. And if it still isnt enough, then Accutane again.

Thank you! I'll look into this :)

 

did your dermatologist asked you for some tests? did she/he tell you why you have acne?

Yeah they did just a blood test to make sure i wouldn't have anything bad wrong with me before i go on accutane, and Nah he did tell me why i have it, just looked at it and scribbled in his notebook.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:28 AM

So nothing like bacteria, fungus, parasites, endocrine, testosterone, DHEAS, estradiol, prolactin, LH/FSH ratio and many others tests for kidneys, liver, stomach, allergies etc., VISIA too?



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:24 PM

So nothing like bacteria, fungus, parasites, endocrine, testosterone, DHEAS, estradiol, prolactin, LH/FSH ratio and many others tests for kidneys, liver, stomach, allergies etc., VISIA too?

Nope, the derm basically just looked at my face asked questions like 'Have you had a allergic reaction to anything in the past month?' and that was basically it.

 

And no i havent had an allergic reaction to anything :P

 

But, in the first month of being off accutane i did eat a lot of KFC in the first week (i dont anymore) . Is it possible that this massive breakout a month later was just that catching up to me?



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:47 AM

So nothing like bacteria, fungus, parasites, endocrine, testosterone, DHEAS, estradiol, prolactin, LH/FSH ratio and many others tests for kidneys, liver, stomach, allergies etc., VISIA too?

Nope, the derm basically just looked at my face asked questions like 'Have you had a allergic reaction to anything in the past month?' and that was basically it.

 

And no i havent had an allergic reaction to anything tongue.png

 

But, in the first month of being off accutane i did eat a lot of KFC in the first week (i dont anymore) . Is it possible that this massive breakout a month later was just that catching up to me?

listen, in the last 5 years I've been seen by 5 different dermatologists and spoke with 4 others, none of them asked me for tests and just looked at my face same as you said. this is very wrong. that massive breakout could be an allergy as well and the only way to know it is to get tested. the only way to know what is wrong with your body is by having specific acne tests, such as the ones i wrote in here, don't make the same mistakes and I did, go speak with a different doctor about it, or ask your current dermatologist. best of luck.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:34 AM

I finished my course of Roaccutane almost a week ago and I'm paranoid about the acne coming back, did you use anything on your skin after you finished?



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:37 PM

I finished my course of Roaccutane almost a week ago and I'm paranoid about the acne coming back, did you use anything on your skin after you finished?

If it comes back, it comes back. You cant do anything for it to continue being 'cured'. You can keep it at check though, but its really still there.
Unless there is some (other) miracle cure. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to reduce acne..


EDIT:

Also, OP, you can try to eliminate certain foods for a month. Like diary one month, fried foods another, etc. I go the exact opposite route. I eat lots and lots of the thing I'm testing, instead of removing it. I just think it goes faster and Im not really afraid of acne (may have something to do with me just sitting inside all day..).


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:50 PM

For many of us, accutane is just a bandaid for something else and the results don't last.  I've done 3 full courses and my acne never went away.  I am now on The Regimen and my face is clearer than it has been in a while.

 

I would recommend starting a topical right away.  You can go through your derm to get a retinoid or try the regimen.  The suggestions about adjusting your diet is a good one as some people find that cleaning up their diet does help their skin - i am unfortunately not one of those people.

 

Good Luck



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:46 PM

Thanks everyone for your words! It's helped me out a lot, But im starting to think it was just a single breakout, because i have one pimple at the moment (was like 6-7 a couple days ago) and my skins starting to look like when i was on roaccutane again. I think what Ballen said about acne clearing up faster than usual is whats happening. But im not giving my hopes up, because it will more than likely come back again :P Might as well make the most of having a gap from acne though :)



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:16 AM

How much MG of roaccutane did you consume in the whole course, and whats your weight?

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:24 AM

How much MG of roaccutane did you consume in the whole course, and whats your weight?

I was on 20 or 25mg (I cant remember the numbers tongue.png) and around 180cm - 190cm


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 05:59 AM

How much MG of roaccutane did you consume in the whole course, and whats your weight?

I was on 20 or 25mg (I cant remember the numbers tongue.png) and around 180cm - 190cm

Not to neg, but he asked about your weight not your height. You did 20-25 mg once a day?



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:38 PM

 

How much MG of roaccutane did you consume in the whole course, and whats your weight?

I was on 20 or 25mg (I cant remember the numbers tongue.png) and around 180cm - 190cm

Not to neg, but he asked about your weight not your height. You did 20-25 mg once a day?

 

Sorry, I was a tad sleepy when i wrote that, I'm 70kgs, and yeah 20mg twice a day, so technically 40mg



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 05:42 AM

It's been recommended that one should consume a total dosage of 120-150 mg per 1 kilogram of body weight by the end of the course. In your case you took too little
You took a total of about 7200 mg
Example to see how much mg you should take for best results:
150(mg)x70(body weight)=10500 mg

Edited by Cr3ativebrahh, 05 November 2013 - 05:47 AM.


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 06:43 AM

It's been recommended that one should consume a total dosage of 120-150 mg per 1 kilogram of body weight by the end of the course. In your case you took too little
You took a total of about 7200 mg
Example to see how much mg you should take for best results:
150(mg)x70(body weight)=10500 mg

Ohh i see now. Well I'll probably line up a dermatologist appointment fairly soon and show him this forum thread, just so he can give me his opinion on everything. Thanks for everything guys and gals!






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