So I finally went to a new derm today and she upped my accutane dose and told me not to take those antibiotics. I will now be taking 40mg per day instead of the 20. I'm bracing myself because I know I'm going to be breaking out like crazy for a while again (sigh). I'm still pretty bad on my face too and I've been on 20mg for eight weeks today and will start my ninth week tomorrow. SO I understand how everyone is feeling.
OH and this is my second try at accutane so I will say to y'all that YES the oil does come back. You'll feel it more on your hair than your face. So unfortunately its a temporary things that you're experiencing now. Sorry to burst your buttons.
Blabla05, you might want to ask your derm to give you something that will help with the acne marks. Something that'll help them fade. That's what this new derm of mine did. Its very mild and she recommends it. I'm not sure if you'll have it where you are but its called hyseac A.I. Its from France. It's a bit pricey but I got it because I really want this stuff off of my face. But I don't think it'll hurt to ask. Also, remember accutane does take a while and what it's effective for is getting rid of and preventing future acne. The marks that you see that aren't really pimples are something that is part of the process. But think about it, its better than an infected pimple, right?!
I agree with BMarieWantsNoAcne that you really need to try not to focus too much in the mirror. I'm trying my hardest to stick with that, and its a challenge, but at the end of the day it makes me feel less stressed out on how my face looks.
Brownilocks, how's your acne coming along? Any improvement besides no oily face?
I hope this new dosage helps kick this stuff off my face! Fingers crossed!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!
You think your increase will make it that much worse? I'll be on 8 weeks of 20 too when I go back and I really need a bump up because my face is in a standstill. No new breakouts but everything is soooo slow to heal. I was hoping for a bit more other than flaking skin at this point!
I feel ya.
Like I said to Blabla5 try to talk to your doctor about what's going on. And if you don't feel your getting the attention you need from your doctor then find another one. That's what I did. I'm praying this doc will get rid if this stuff. Take a look at what I wrote before. Hope it can help somewhat.