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In Topic: Second Course Of Accutane!

26 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

Hey guys! Sorry It has been a few days since my last update.  Actually, it has been about a week.  Day 7 through Day 12 were probably the WORST!! My initial breakout was horrendous and it wouldn't stop.  Every morning I woke up with new pimples and white heads.  It is now Day 13 (tomorrow will be the 2 week mark.) and I my face looks like it is healing.  It is VERY red, but scabbing over, peeling and a only have a few white heads popping up, rather than 15 to 20 a day.  YAY! So things are looking up.


Need I remind you, this is my SECOND time on Accutane.  I have heard that the SECOND time is a faster process than the first.  The very first time I was on Accutane I didn't start clearing up until 1 1/2 months.  It was pretty terrible until then.  So I am hoping, that I am done with my initial break out and I will just keep healing.  Fingers are crossed!!!!!!!


I will keep you all updated.

In Topic: Second Course Of Accutane!

23 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

Oh deep cystic acne is the worst.  It is SOOOO painful.  I am sorry to hear that! I feel your pain!!!!!! The first time I went onto Accutane I had clusters of cystic acne on my cheeks.. I have scarring on my cheeks now because it was so bad and they were so deep. It hurt sooo bad!


For my first course and this course, I always started off at 60 mg and ended at 60 mg.  So, my derm has never lowered or upped my dosages.  I have heard from other people that when you change your dosage, it does break you out.  I always go on youtube and watch Accutane journey videos and it really helps me out with what I can expect.


How is your IB doing today? Still the same?  Mine is about the same. Still breaking out and it's day 11.


I was on my first course of Accutane when I was 17 (5 years ago), I am 22 (will be 23 in a few weeks) now.  Although, my first derm (I have a different one now) suggested and put me on doxycycline RIGHT AFTER I finished my first course of Accutane.  Like right after I was done.  Which, I don't get? Bc now I am not sure if I stayed clear for about 5 years because of Accutane or because I was on doxycycline.   I would have much rather waited to see if I broke out again in a few months after taking the first course of Accutane and then started the antibiotic... but nope.  It was my first time, so I had no idea. 

How old are you if I may ask?  You said you were on Accutane once before? How long did it keep you clear for? Without any of the antbiotics.

In Topic: Second Course Of Accutane!

21 February 2013 - 04:48 PM

Thanks for the reply! :)

Are you still getting white heads or just deep cysts? How many would you say I have! I am hoping they clear up so! The white heads won't go away and keep popping up :P I won't go anywhere!

Also, how many mg's are you taking a day?

In Topic: Antibiotics Or Accutane?!?

20 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

Hey Sofie! I have been on accutane (twice) I am currently on my second course.

I have taken everything you can imagine, minocycline, doxy, tetracycline, spirolactone etc. doxy and Minocycline worked great, but they eventually wear off. I have been taking antibiotics since I was 15, I didn't want to take them forever. So, I started accutane again. This is day 7 for me. I would say, it depends on how bad your acne is... Also, you have to decide if you want to take antibiotics forever?!

In Topic: Every Morning Wake Up With A Full-Of-Zits Face

20 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

Hang in there!! Accutane DOES work!! It just takes time! I am on my second course as of right now.. I am in the inital break out stage. It isn't as near as bad as my first time on accutane, but I am definitely breaking out around my mouth and on my chin! Every morning I wake up with a bunch and I mean, a bunch of white heads around my chin and mouth. If I hadn't Ben on accutane the time before, I probably would be really depressed and frustrated at this point, but because I have been accutane before and know the outcomes.. I am not depressed.. Just frustrated bc it's embarrassing to go in public like this. I know it will work, it just takes time. My first course on accutane, I didn't start clearing up until the 3rd month! It just depends on the person too! Hang in there!!! In a few months you will be extremely happy you did!!