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lifeinfaith

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In Topic: Low Dose Accutane - Journey To Finally Being Clear

06 January 2015 - 08:05 AM


The blood work checks liver function by measuring your triglycerides and cholesterol. If those are high your liver is having a hard time. Avoid alcohol and high cholesterol foods if it starts to creep up.

I hear ya!
NO WAY i can get pg..so that is absolutely NO concern
I thought b/w also monitored your liver? 
 
My Dr did say that is the higher dose was too much...I could take baby steps up to 80mg..so go to 50, than 60, 70 ..rather than 40mg to 60mg to 80mg
BUT she still wanted me to get to 80mg day
I dont know why she is in such a rush..LOL
She seems sensitive to my minimal side effects of course she said if I felt depressed STOP asap (which is not at all an issue)
 
thanks again!
I see her the end of the mnth
 
kim


In Topic: Low Dose Accutane - Journey To Finally Being Clear

04 January 2015 - 10:03 PM

I have heard some people take a lower dose than what is prescribed because the doctor refuses to go lower. You could take only one pill or take one every other day. If your bloodwork has always been good, then that's probably not a huge concern. Pregnancy would be the most important thing to watch if you aren't having the blood tests. It is a shame some doctors do not keep up with new studies. My doctor told me to pay attention to my side affects and skip doses or do every  other day depending on how it affects me. 

 

 

I use Sanitas oil free moisturuzer and it's kept me from getting too dry for the past 6 months. I was pretty oily before though. I use aquifor and burts bees on the lips.

Yes my doc is ok with me doing the low dose for longer. Just as long as I get the cummulative dose in the end. A lot of recent studies are showing the same results with longer low dose but with much less side effects. Some docs are weird about changing what they are used to.

 

Soooo great!!
Im about 45 days in and cant wait to turn the corner and not break out anymore..hoping that is soon
Can I ask what moisturizer u are using?
Also is your dr ok with low dose longer treatment
I weigh 128 and im on 40mg
my dr wants to bump me to 128-130mg for 4-5
I would rather stay at 40mg for 7/8 mnths
but dr wants shorter duration and think if I dont go up to 80 mg treatment wont work
Thanks for any insight
glad things went so well
kim

Thanks os much

yup, I think that is y Dr for sure....said if I dont increase my dose it wont work

Hasnt she red benefits of low dose accutane treatments..ugh

i hate to do it but if she is persistent, I was thinking of taking the higher rx but only taking 40mg and not bumping..Im not going to do what I am not comfyw ith

My only issue is that I wont be monitored with blood tests etc

we shall see

might consider 50mg....

 

Good luck..hope things ocntinue ot go well!
kim


In Topic: Low Dose Accutane - Journey To Finally Being Clear

03 January 2015 - 11:22 PM

I use Sanitas oil free moisturuzer and it's kept me from getting too dry for the past 6 months. I was pretty oily before though. I use aquifor and burts bees on the lips.

Yes my doc is ok with me doing the low dose for longer. Just as long as I get the cummulative dose in the end. A lot of recent studies are showing the same results with longer low dose but with much less side effects. Some docs are weird about changing what they are used to.


Soooo great!!
Im about 45 days in and cant wait to turn the corner and not break out anymore..hoping that is soon
Can I ask what moisturizer u are using?
Also is your dr ok with low dose longer treatment
I weigh 128 and im on 40mg
my dr wants to bump me to 128-130mg for 4-5
I would rather stay at 40mg for 7/8 mnths
but dr wants shorter duration and think if I dont go up to 80 mg treatment wont work
Thanks for any insight
glad things went so well
kim


In Topic: Low Dose Accutane - Journey To Finally Being Clear

03 January 2015 - 10:26 AM

6 months down

What has been everyone's  experience with back pain in the later months of tane ? I have been having a lot of back pain mostly between my shoulder blades that won't go away along with a pulled muscle in my lower back/upper glute that hasn't healed in over 2 months.

In other news...6 month checkup last week. 2 months to go! Face is perfect, increased face and lip dryness in winter, Thank God I live in TX and it's only for two months. Haven't had a single pimple in like 3 months.

In Topic: Accutane: Let's Do This (40 Mg/day Claravis)

03 January 2015 - 10:23 AM

What has been yalls experience with back pain in the later months of tane ? I have been having a lot of back pain mostly between my shoulder blades that won't go away along with a pulled muscle in my lower back/upper glute that hasn't healed in over 2 months.

In other news...6 month checkup last week. 2 months to go!