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Member Since 28 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 14 2014 01:53 PM

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In Topic: Just Beginning Accutane

05 October 2014 - 06:30 PM

So I have been struggling with acne since my freshman year of high school, now a senior. I have been prescribed every possible acne medication, along with using them religiously, but nothing has worked. I finally set up a meeting with my dermatologist a couple weeks ago, and was prescribed accutane. I was very nervous at first, but realized this was the only way to completely remove my acne forever. So I took the plunge, now on day 6, and have endured some mild side effects. On the first couple of days, I had stomach pains, which was probably just my body getting used to the pill, which passed by day 4. My face has been progressively getting dryer by the day, but can be handled with the right moisturisor. I have been experiencing muscle spasms in my right chest muscle, nothing too severe, and chapped lips. The only downfall is that I have broken out worse than I ever have before. I hope this passes soon, but other than these few symptoms, my body is reacting just fine.

I'm on 3.5 weeks of zenatane, it's my first time in isotretinoin. I'm on 40 mg daily, I too broke out the 1st week, but the only side effects I've had are dry skin, lips, and increased cholesterol. I was supposed to move to 70mg, but my derm won't let me now.

In Topic: How I Stopped My Oily Skin In 2 Weeks!

04 September 2014 - 02:01 PM

I didn't blot my skin. I tried lowering, but my eyes were extremely dry as well. I feel like it has done some permanent damage to my bones, because they pop alot now. I would not reccomend this to anybody.

What brand of vitamin A did you use?

I'm wondering what kind of vitamin A to use too. I'm going to try to do this as a last resort, I was prescribed accutane, but my insurance won't pay for it. I went through prior authorization process, and appeals, but express scripts are just complete scum bags. So I'm going to pick some up this week, but is there a certain kind I have to get?

In Topic: Prior Authorization For Accutane?

01 August 2014 - 03:46 PM

Yup, they said that. They are just trying to save the $3,000 it will cost. It get on my nerves, because I contribute a lot of money to healthcare, and I never use it. The first time I need something, I get denied. My derm and the pharmacy says they will appeal again, but I lost all hope. I guess I'll have to wait until I have $3,000 to throw away.

In Topic: Prior Authorization For Accutane?

31 July 2014 - 07:48 PM

It is through an employer, I'm in a good union, but I don't know if it's pop or HMO, I'd have to find out. It took 2 days to get my prior authorization denied, now it's on a 2nd appeal. They said they don't give accutane to people over 25, because they don't get acne. I think prior authorization is just an obstacle they throw up to save them billions of dollars, they are crooks. I'm so pissed off that nothing is working, and my derm wants me on it, but these idiots who don't even know me are saying I don't need it.  I don't know why I have to pay $10/hr into this system, and is can't use it when I need it.

In Topic: Back Acne - Need Help

25 March 2014 - 12:40 AM

Have you tried accutane? Sometimes it is the only thing that will help.