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In Topic: Low Dose Of Accutane - 26/f. Hoping This Works!

10 January 2014 - 04:27 PM

Hey! My treatment is going pretty well. I am on day 65..I had to skip a few days to wait for my blood results to get back and my appointment was on a friday so that was an extra 2 more days I had to wait. This whole iPledge/blood-drawing system is so frustrating!! 


Anyways...my derm bumped me up to 30mg a day and I have to say it helps SO much with getting those little tiny clogged pores up and OUT. There was the biggest and deepest blackhead on my forehead that had been there for a month. It wasn't raised like a pimple but it was definitely a visible black dot smack dab in the middle of my forehead (pretty!) It finally popped out today and let me tell you it was probably the most satisfying thing ever haha! My nose is looking a lot better too, most of the blackheads are just coming out on their own. I did have 2 little pimples pop up..probably due to the dosage increase, but they aren't big or anything compared to what they would get like before accutane. Both of which are in the same exact area as before, bottom right cheek! So annoying.


I am so sorry to hear about your forgotten make-up!! Trust me...I have had that same panic attack before. I actually left my make-up at home when I went back to college one time and I had to run to CVS to buy whatever I could find at that moment so I wouldn't be seen without make-up. Its the worst feeling having to rely on it that much, but soon enough we can go make-up free! I would definitely talk to your dermatologist about upping your dose. It will help speed along the process of everything. 20mg is not bad at all...once I was moved to 30mg I've noticed my skin is much drier and flaky. When I was on 20mg, the dryness was very manageable so you should be fine! 


Sorry for the novel, but good luck! :) 

In Topic: Spironolactone?

27 December 2013 - 12:16 PM



Hey! I can relate. I've had mild/moderate acne. I was on spiro and it cleared me up for a while then I just became immune to it. I was also on aczone and retin-a for a time and it never kept my acne away it only helped a little bit. Tretinoin will definitely make you breakout for the first couple of months as your skin gets used the medicine. If you are still getting cystic acne, I honestly would talk to your dermatologist about going on accutane. 


I have tried literally every topical medication and nothing seems to permanently cure my acne. I rarely got cysts but my acne was still very persistent so my derm put me on a low dose of accutane. I'm about to start month 3 and things are looking up. I haven't had a cystic pimple since I started treatment and my breakouts are calming down a ton. I know its a scary drug, but a low dose sounds like it would be the right for your type of skin! 


Hope this helps :) 

In Topic: Low Dose Of Accutane - 26/f. Hoping This Works!

23 December 2013 - 03:07 PM

Hey! I'm also on a fairly low dose of accutane also (20 mg/day) and I'm on day 48 (i think) so we're basically on the same journey! 


That's so weird you had a breakout on your right lower right cheek by your mouth. Thats EXACTLY where I have been breaking out! Its the only place on my face where I get bigger pimples. I have tons of those clogged pores as well. They never get inflamed but they are small bumps that you can see and have gunk in them. I attempted using a blackhead extractor on a few and it just ripped the skin off of them so I was left with nasty red and raw spots on my face! Needless to say I am not going to pick at those anymore. If you talk to your derm and find out a way to treat them, let me know!


Good luck and I'll keep up with your posts! 

In Topic: Spot Treating On Accutane?

28 November 2013 - 09:05 PM

I would recommend to stop using any spot treatments on Accutane, I found quickly my skin became irritated and soon you won't need to be using spot treatments anyway smile.png


Thanks for the tips! I've stopped all of the harmful stuff (aczone or salicylic acid) and am just using neosporin to help them heal. So far it seems to be working! I see that you finished Accutane not too long ago, congrats :) Do you have a monthly log or something? I'd love to hear how your experience went! I only saw your 1st month entry and pics on your page. Maybe I'm just oblivious and can't navigate this website (very likely) but anyways. congrats again! 

In Topic: 25 Y/o Female - Low Dose Accutane For Oily Skin

10 November 2013 - 06:37 PM

Hey! I'm doing 20 mg a day for 6 months also. I just started a week ago and so far I haven't had many side effects. I had a headache the first few days but other than that I've only noticed extremely dry eyes (I wear contacts) but I can take care of that with eye drops.  


I havent had dry skin or dry lips yet but I apply chapstick all day and aquaphor before bed and I've also been putting vitamin e oil on my face before bed. Seems to keep my skin moisturized! 


Check out my blog if you wanna follow and good luck! I'll be keeping up with your progress :)