I've just reached my cumulative dose too after 7 months but I have been clear for about a month, no spots at all the last few weeks. My derm said we will agree when to come off together, probably when I don't get a single spot for a month. She said it's better to stay on it longer the first time as once you stop they like to give it 6 months or so before they do a second course. Maybe you need to stay on it a couple more months? I was on 20mg the first month and then 40mg the rest of the time.
I had heard from users that their derm told them they should be clear for atleast a month before they come off accutane. I feel like my derm didn't really understand my situation and i was just another patient? I was on the exact same dose too. 7 months is a long time but i would rather be on it for another month or two than do a whole course. I rang today but my derm only works on wednesday so i'll try again then
I know a lot of people who have done more than the usual 6 months. Some around 11 months.
Btw you are really pretty. Amazing lips. No homo haha
Aw thankyou, probably swollen from the accutane haha
I'll defiantly be on it again.
Wow your skin looked just like mine when I was around your age, in both severity of acne and skin tone (ultra fair). I have done three rounds of accutane since I was 17 and I'm now almost 25 and still have cystic acne.
There is no guarantee accutane will keep you clear for good, acne can be a very persistant disease for women unfortunately. I tried Spironolactone when I was 22 as a last resot after my third accutane failure but this also failed to ever clear my skin.
I literally salute you for doing three rounds, don't think i could cope. I would even question doing a second round. If accutane doesn't work again i will look into getting my horomones tested and maybe taking Spironolactone. Best of luck to you