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Post-Accutane Question/survey

22 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

Ok so I finished my accutane course about 4 months ago. My acne has started returning, although it's still fairly mild in comparison to what it was before treatment. I was wondering what the experiences of people were in the months after accutane, and for those who suffered a recurrence of their acne, how close did it get to coming back as bad as it was before?

Accutane - 3 Months, No Result. Own Experiences Please!

11 May 2012 - 04:46 PM

So the title states, I'm 3 months into my treatment and my skin is no better than when I started. I was on 30mg for the first 6 weeks, and then 60mg since. Side-effects have been fairly mild - dryness and occasional back-ache is all really. Had a horrid IB in the first 2 weeks, but it died down quickly. Since then it's just been no better or worse than before the beginning. I'm frustrated and at times downright f*cked off. I know I need to be patient, but it' sooooo haarrrdddd. Anyone who is on 3 months or beyond who feels like sharing their experiences about when they FINALLY began to clear-up - please go ahead and post. Would help tremendously. Thanks!     *concludes verbal rampage*

Starting (Ro)Accutane. Arghhhhhhh!

27 February 2012 - 05:14 PM

So yeh, just popped the first of many hundreds of pills tonight. I'm on 30mg a day to start with, then probably being bumped up to 60mg in around 6 weeks assuming I don't suffer some of the more hideous side effects in the mean time. Not gonna lie, I'm pretty nervous about doing this but I figure it's the only long-term fix for the kick in the teeth that acne is. Ah well, short-term pain = long-term gain. *crosses fingers*

Bit of background for you forum browsers ( I was one for around 2 months lol), probably nothing overly original that you'll hear from this anecdotal tale otherwise referred to by many as 'my acne adventure' though, so apologies for that. Basically I'm a 20yr male from UK in my final year at university. Tried all the mainstream lotion/cream rubbish that you get from over the counter. Unsurprisingly no effect. Tried some of the ultra-strength Benzoyl Peroxide for a while. That was in my more naive period of "oooh look it's suuuuuper strong, therefore it muuust be effective". Yes, it was extremely effective, at peeling off my face,.. Didn't help my acne though. Finally went to the doctor about 2 yrs ago, got prescribed my first lot of what turned out to be about 3 trillion different types of antibiotics (oxytetracycline, lymecycline, erythrocin, trimethomprim to name the ones I remember). Anyway long story short, some failed miserably, the ones that didn't worked for 6-9 months before the inevitable loss of effect occurred. So yeh basically that's how I ended up here. Hats off to those that didn't fall asleep reading that..

Thought I make a log just to help myself really. Feel free to comment/criticise what I say or contribute your own stories which are probably infinitely more interesting than my own (genuinely no English sarcasm meant in that!).

Inabit ladies/gents.