Got around 4 - 5 activies. The mediumish pustule got pretty big and inflamed and is just starting to settle down. I also have 2 or 3 smaller pustules nearby it. Just the one papule still on the right side of my chin. I think my forehead seems less bumpy so I am hoping the increased dosage is having an affect on the comedonal and non-inflamed stuff that is persisting there.
I have noticed my lips are definitely drier now that I am on 20mg/day. Hope this is a good sign.
Hey Kim, to be honest I can't really remember exactly how long I took to clear on my other courses. I am 32 now on this third course. I was 18 for my first course and 19 for my second course so it's a long time ago! I wasn't very knowledgeable about acne back then (I didn't even wash my face during the courses) and I didn't really monitor my skin during the course. I was pretty unhappy with my appearance (I had a face covered in inflammatory papules and pustules) at the time, so I basically never looked in the mirror, took my pills and waited for the time to go by. I was clear by the end of my courses which was about 5 months, I can't remember if I cleared up before this point.
As far as cumulative dose so far:
I took 60mg/week for the first 8 weeks = 480mg
I then took 100mg/week for the next 13 weeks = 1300mg
I have now been taking 20mg/day for 16 days = 320mg
So in total that is 2100mg. I am around 75kg. So far that works out to 28mg/kg. I don't think my derm is shooting for the 120-150mg/kg cumulative dose though. It's more about stopping the breakouts, rather than reaching a dose. He did say I'll be on tane for a good long time to really try and knock it out. The first step of stopping the breakouts would be nice though! My patience and faith are being tested.
Glad to read your course is still going well.