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In Topic: Been On Accutane (Isotretinoin) For 7 Months But Still Getting Spots

21 April 2014 - 05:38 AM

Hi, I really appreciate the reply, and in response to your question I really don't know, some people say that once they come off accutane it improves further as your skin refinds it's original kinda state, but then others say it starts getting worse... To be honest it's pretty scary because I really don't want my acne to return like how it was before but I feel as if I'm done with the red face and cracked lips... So I really don't know! Haha, I'll have to talk with my dermatologist about this next time...


I call into the second group. Towards the end of my first course I started getting the odd spot.  When I came off the accutane it went downhill. I think the people that find their skin continued to improve after stopping the accutane are lucky. 


Looking at the number of people who post about multiple courses makes me think accutane is not the miracle cure it is claimed to be. Well not for a significant minority of us anyway. 

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

21 April 2014 - 05:23 AM

Hi all. 

I'm not really sure if I should be posting here as my experiences are not as bad as others. I would say I have been left with mild side effects and disappointment that it didn't work. 


I had two courses of accutane in the last couple of years.  Both times I had fairly bad muscle and joint pain, dry eyes and mental symptoms like fatigue and depression.   It hasn't cured my acne and I have been left with really dry skin, dry eyes and although I can't really explain it properly I feel like the medication is still in my system somehow?


I'm looking to improve my diet to see if that helps.  I have been diagnosed as vitamin D deficient so I am taking high dose supplements to see if that helps. I'm also taking folate as I was deficient, zinc and vitamin C because it seems like a good idea.  eusa_think.gif


Does anyone have any tips on diet or skin care routines that can improve the remaining acne and dry skin. huh.png   E45/Aqueous cream doesn't seem to work. 

In Topic: Month 6 Accutane, Still Breaking Out

17 May 2013 - 04:01 AM

I was on accutane for 7 months - Started at 20mg and got up to 120mg by the time I completed the course. 


I was still getting a few new cysts just a week before my course ended, I was worried about stopping but the Dr felt the dose I had taken was quite high and now was the time to stop. 


That was just short of a month ago and *fingers crossed* my skin seems OK so far.  No significant new breakouts as of yet.


Be patient.  

In Topic: Accutane treatment dose/duration calculator

04 April 2013 - 01:47 PM

Is this not a sticky?!

In Topic: 5Th Month On Accutane (19,male)

04 April 2013 - 08:36 AM

Similar situation.  Been on accutane for what must be more than 7 months now, up to 100mg per day.  Really dry skin everywhere but still breaking out on my back (main problem area) and now my face, which  had never been a big problem before starting accutane!    


The skin on my face is so dry that it if literally flaking off, but even the smallest amount of very light "non greasy" moisturiser seems to clog up it right up. Letting my beard grow now makes my face incredibly itchy but shaving it makes the situation worse, the skin flares up even using a electric beard trimmer very carefully. 


I don't know what the answer is but I'm beginning to think Accutane may not be it.