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In Topic: Accutane - Results In 40 Days?

06 August 2013 - 06:40 PM

Hey, since I'm sure you're still looking for answers and different perspectives on what to expect during your Accutane course, I recommend you check out the Bodybuilding Misc forums. Just Google the terms "bodybuilding" and "Accutane" and you'll likely get relevant search results from the bodybuilding.com forums. Now, I realize you may not be be a gym rat or even remotely interested in the concept of lifting, but the guys in there have a much more realistic, "common man's" perspective regarding what life is like on Accutane. Most of them will not dramatize their responses as users on this site tend to do and just recount their experience as it happened. I've read over these in the past when considering taking the Accutane step and it really opened up my eyes to how many people actually decide to go on the drug regardless of acne severity. Many of these individuals simply do not want to deal with the nuisance of acne (even if it's mild-moderate) and talk to their dermatologists about how the disease is affecting their self-esteem and overall livelihood. All in all, you'll soon notice that the majority of individuals on those forums never experienced severe side-effects on Accutane and reported results as early as a week or two in. Don't just cling to the responses on here, because some of them may really get you down psychologically. There's nothing worse than being prone to mental problems while on the drug. This site, in reality, may worsen your mental state during an already stressful period of life. I'm wishing you all the best and I hope your course is still going as planned. 

In Topic: Accutane - Results In 40 Days?

26 July 2013 - 12:13 PM

I completely understand where you're coming from with that. The most frustrating thing with these medications is that you just don't know how and when they'll begin affecting you fully. With Accutane, especially, it is widely accepted that you shouldn't expect full results until after you've completed your treatment. There are so many discouraging stories out there (especially on here) detailing the rare but horrendous side-effects, seemingly incurable initial breakouts, and ultimate ineffectiveness that you can really get inside your own head. While I was on minocycline for a while, I came here and read up on people's experiences. Every single time, I left borderline exasperated, telling myself that my treatment won't be effective and that acne is, in fact, the worst ailment out there. My piece of advice - just don't give up with your Accutane treatment. It's been proven to work dramatically in over 90 percent of cases. I'm sure that, in a month, you should be having a LOT less problems with your skin. 

In Topic: Accutane - Results In 40 Days?

25 July 2013 - 05:39 PM

Maybe I'm mistaken or something, but, according to research and the words of an esteemed dermatologist I recently visited and spoke to on the subject, only around 30 percent of people on Accutane even get an initial breakout at all. The initial breakout in those cases mostly depends on the severity of your acne prior to starting treatment. Based on the impressions you'll get from these forums, you'll think that 100 percent of people get awful, cystic initial breakouts. Time will tell, but statistically, you're likely to look better after 40 days. 

In Topic: I Have Few Bumps But Pih !will It Even Matter To Him?

02 July 2013 - 05:15 PM

I'm sure you're attractive enough. I really don't think PIH and a few bumps would ever turn me away from girl. 

In Topic: Dairy And Minocycline?

21 June 2013 - 05:24 PM

darkheart, I see where you were coming from with your post. There are so many ridiculous claims about diet and acne, diet and antibiotics, diet and topicals that I don't blame you for assuming it was bogus. This is true, though. I'm on mino (Solodyn) and the brochure does say this.