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Member Since 03 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 05 2013 01:02 AM

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In Topic: Low Dose Accutane

08 April 2013 - 07:14 PM

I've been on 20mgs a day for over a month now & almost all the spots I had on my face are gone. I have zero active spots at the moment. The stubborn spots that I had during the first week are now just flaking away. I have dry lips, dry skin, all the normal side effects. If anything, I think if I was on a higher dose I'd probably have extensive health problems. The strength of this drug is no joke, in my personal opinion I think it's safer to start on a low dose & slowly go higher. Easing into this medication will be better for our bodies overall.

I bump it up to 40mgs in may. With the side effects I'm already getting on the dosage im on now, I'm afraid to see what's gonna happen when I double it.

In Topic: Back Pain/accutane

07 April 2013 - 09:51 PM

I've been on accutane for a little over a month & never experienced any back pain til about two days ago.

I woke up with a sore back all over. It almost felt like I had been holding a house the entire day before! It was so sore!

I cracked it a number of times, tried to rest, layed on the floor to straighten it, sat on an angle, slouched, leaned, EVERYTHING! Nothing seemed to ease the pain apart from arching my back right in the middle section.

Sleeping that night was difficult but I felt fine the next day & even still today. I'm positive it's due to the medication, I've never experienced back pain like that before.

Just keep an eye on it & if pain persists, take it up with you gp or derm.