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ls206816

Member Since 03 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 15 2014 03:38 PM

#3369173 14-Year-Old Son About To Start Accutane

Posted by ls206816 on 25 July 2013 - 07:42 PM

I was 15 when I started and am now 16 and still on it. I've been on it for 7 months and have had no side effects other than dryness and hip pain during 1 month but it has now gone away. I'm also very active and I'm a dancer. I've had no problems with anything else while on it and I think its because I started at 10mg and slowly worked my way up each month but it also caused my acne to go away slower than if I started out on 60mg. Good luck to you and your son! And don't worry too much!




#3369170 Is There Any Chance The Derm Can Give Me Accutane? (I Want It)

Posted by ls206816 on 25 July 2013 - 07:33 PM

Its sounds like there's a chance she will. I'm on it and my acne wasn't severe either, but there was a lot of it and it was very persistent. Just tell your dermatologist your reasons and how it makes you feel, also tell your mom how it makes you feel. She will end up knowing the possible side effects anyway because your dermatologist will tell you about them and they will give her some booklets about it that she has to sign a contract type thing saying she's okay with you being on Accutane and knows the side effects. But honestly most people don't get any side effects, I never had any, the people I know who have taken it don't have any side effects, and the side effects that people get usually are very mild and not life changing/threatening. Your dermatologist will probably have you go on one or two more antibiotics first though. Also while you are waiting maybe give Hibiclens a try, its a wash that kills bacteria for 12hrs, so you have to wash your face with it every 12hrs, and it says not to use it on your face, but it was prescribed to me by my dermatologist! Just don't get it in your eyes and mouth! But it works pretty well. You can buy it at and drugstore, target, walmart, etc. for around $6. And if your scared to use it on your face just use it on your body! Good luck!




#3368633 Done With My Accutane Journey! (Pics)

Posted by ls206816 on 23 July 2013 - 07:51 PM

Awesome! So happy for you! Your skin looks amazing!




#3315785 10 Mg Of Accutane?

Posted by ls206816 on 04 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

My dermatologist put me on 10 mg Accutane. I personally think that's too low of a dosage. I've tried three other oral medications with barely any results. And tons of topical lotions and Gels. He says after month they will check how I'm doing and if needed he will put me on a higher dosage. I'm afraid of the low dosage that I won't be getting any results and I'll be wasting more time. Has anyone else been on such a low dose and gotten good results?


#3315491 Acne, dairy and cancer: The 5alpha-P link.

Posted by ls206816 on 03 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

My aunt and I both have similar acne which has been proven hormonal for her and she believes is also hormonal for me, she recently gave birth to two children and gives them all organic products that way they don't get all the added hormones and she believe that her kids will grow up with little acne. I also am switching over to all organic meat, dairy, etc.