Itll work you are just on a much lower dose that usual for most people on here so its going to take longer. Its all about getting enough in your system to shrink the oil glands. 40 mg is a pretty normal dosage im on it right now so you should start to see good results soon.
ok thanks for that. Appreciate the response
>I was on the same dosage as you for month 1 and 2.
Currently am on month 3 at 30mg, am still breaking out but much lesser and smaller acne apart from a recurring cysts which i had.
A few whitehead have also started turning into acne.
How heavy are you, if you are heavier a lower dosage might take longer to take effect from what my derm said.
Hey I am 78 kgs. Yeah i think i am on a normal dose now, so hopefully it starts to kick in soon.Good luck with your journey. Hopefully we are both clear someday soon
Thanks , hope the same for you too.
We are the same weight, have you experience peeling of skin on the face yet?
nope no peeling at all. I have experienced drying out of existing pimples though and leaving a bit of flaky skin where the pimple was
I have completed 4 months and 1 week of accutane and I am still breaking out the same as when i started. My doses have been month 1 10mg, month 2-3 20mg, month 4 30 mg and month 5 have started 40 mg.
It's not working for you because you are on an extremely low dosage for your weight. Did your derm tell you this? At 78 kg you need to take a total dose of 9360 mg in order to get the lowest recommended dose of 120 mg/kg. That's 80 mg/day for slightly less than 4 months. You are taking way, way less than that. And that's just to get a cumulative dosage of 120 mg/kg... most people take a dose way higher than that.
yes i am aware of this. I am doing a lower dose because i tried a higher dose straight away last time and experienced horrible side effects. So i started off low and and and assessing my tolerance each time with the lower dosage. but 40mg is the highest i am going to go. My dermatologist told me that doing a low dose over a longer period of time to reach that accumulative dose is the same result. Thanks for your input beautiful day.
I just finished my course. I found though that using nothing except cerave face cleanser and a non-thick hydrated cream like cerave lotion + not wearing makeup + eating fresh food and only water + cutting dairy + not eating anything that i have allergic sensitivities to cleared me up. At like 5 to 6 months i was clear but i was still breaking out and found it was from personal error. I wanted to contribute something to this convo- this is just my personal experience.
month 5-6! oh well, atleast you are clear now can i ask you what dosages you were on, your weight and if u have remained clear since finishing.
thanks avada kedavra acne