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Offline Last Active Dec 19 2014 11:27 PM

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

19 December 2014 - 11:04 PM

Does anyone know if you can do dentist teeth whitening while on accutane?

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

17 December 2014 - 10:45 PM

Low dose is going...at the end of December I will have 2 months left on my 150mg cumulative dose!

I wash my hair about twice a week now because I have very little oil. Chspstick all day long. In the past month or two I have noticed increased sweating at the gym. I barely exert myself and I'm dripping sweat. It's weird - I have never been a sweater. I occasionally have some soreness if I work out hard or sit in an awkward position too long - but this could be the fact that im almost 30 now too lol.

I have had the bumps I think you're talking about in the latter months of accutane. Tiny, you can barely see them, nothing in them. For me they appear then kind of flake awsy in about a week. I don't really worry about them, I think its just natural skin things with accutane effects.

My dad told me the other day that when he took accutane in his late 20s, the oil came back pretty much right after but he was totally acne free for 10 years after. That's comforting. Maybe in 10 years we'll do another dose, they'll have developed something new or we'll have grown out of it.

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

13 December 2014 - 11:08 AM

I used retin a micro and differin long term (at seperate times) and then tried to use Tazorac for about a month. Compared to the other two which I never got irritated from it felt like it was putting acid on my skin. It would literally turn bright red and burn and peel off. Maybe my skin just couldn't deal with Taz but in my opinion it was leaps stronger than the other two retinoids. Right before accutane and occasionally during I have used Finacea. It's azelaic acid and I found that it has a little more in the anti-inflammatory department but doesn't destroy your skin like BP and still exfoliates like a retinoid but is milder.

I'm hoping very little maintenance will be required post tane though. Here's to hoping!

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

02 December 2014 - 03:11 PM

What didyour cumulative doses end up being? Question for all.

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

02 December 2014 - 12:19 AM

Haven't posted in forever! I just started month 6 at 30mg per day. I now have 3 months left (for a total of 8) and haven't had a pimple in months. In the latter months I am noticing minor muscle and joint aches after I work out or am in the same position for a while. Delayed healing is deff noticeable on little cuts I get. On a brake from soccer until February so that's good. My triglycerides have somewhat elevated over the length of my blood work. Still well within normal but doubled from 53 to 106. Just something of note for those with liver issues or with unhealthy trig levels - accutane does mess with your liver. I haven't had alcohol in 7 months and am going to limit my meat and fat in the final months.

Here's to full remission afterwards. So far accutane has been a miracle!