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In Topic: When Does Facial Redness From Accutane Go Away?

12 May 2014 - 08:46 PM

Thanks for the responses guys.

It's unfortunate, really. Getting facial redness was the one thing I was afraid of above all else, as I'd read some scary stories about the redness not going away once the course was over. The original plan was to stay on 40 mg/day for the entire course to avoid it and other side effects, which is quite a low dose for my bodyweight. But now that the jig is up I might as well increase my dose and go full steam to get this Accutane thing over with as quickly as possible.

And no, I'm not prone to flushing or facial redness. I've never had any problem of the sort until now.

In Topic: Accutane Users: How Long Until You Noticed Oil Reduction?

14 January 2014 - 12:02 AM

Ok thanks guys.

In Topic: Any Way To Reverse Accutane Side Effects? (Mainly Balding)

01 January 2014 - 03:07 AM

What kind of hairloss are you experiencing? Is it in the typical male pattern baldness pattern, or is distributed all over the scalp? To confirm the hairloss yourself, do something called the "hair pull test" (you can Google it).


Have you been taking low-dose Accutane for the past 1.5 years? What is the cumulative dose of Accutane you've taken so far?


Random supplements you've thought of or have been recommended to you via broscience aren't going to do anything to stop the hairloss. The first thing you need to do is go to a dermatologist or doctor who specializes in hair and properly confirm you are getting hairloss and what type of loss it is (there are many different kinds).


I don't know the specific mechanism by which Accutane causes hairloss, but very generally speaking the hairloss has been caused by some kind of shock Accutane has given your body. People get hairloss all the time due to all kinds of shocks, e.g. childbirth, depression, etc. There's a pretty common occurrence of hairloss on this site from people who do long-term overdoses of vitamin B5. I doubt there is any solution but to wait for your body to correct the problem in its own time. Just don't take anymore Accutane.



In Topic: That Bump On Bryan Cranston And Tom Cruise's Face

26 December 2013 - 12:59 AM

It's probably a hypertrophic scar.

In Topic: First Time Accutane Log (40Mg)

24 December 2013 - 04:47 PM

Good luck! In about ~1 week I'll be on Accutane too!