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Member Since 10 Nov 2013
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In Topic: Dianette For Acne

Yesterday, 09:40 PM

Hang in there. Dianette has worked very well for me. However, I do know it takes a while before the full effects set in. I would agree with the stories that once you're on it, it is hard to ever get off it, but while you're on it, it's lovely.


In Topic: Warning- Roaccutane Is Poison!

Yesterday, 09:31 PM

I agree with the above poster. While hair loss is a rare, but not unheard of, side effect of Accutane, it is a very common side effect of spiro. Although the Accutane may have played a role in some hair loss, it is more likely that the spiro is what is causing you to continue to experience this issue. So I think further investigation is warranted before deciding on "poison" status.

In Topic: Should I increase my Accutane dosage myself?

Yesterday, 09:25 PM

You should not up your dose because you are not a doctor. Also there is ZERO research evidence that higher daily doses are more likely to lead to permanent remission.

In Topic: Absorbica 40Mg

23 September 2014 - 05:28 PM

Hello! Just wanted to say hi after reading your log. I just finished a course at 40 mg/day and it is not an unusual dose. There are conflicting beliefs about dose, but generally anything between .5 and 1 mg/kg is considered normal - you usually just take a longer course if you choose a lower dose. I could never get my dose up over 40 without throwing up.


Anyway - I can so relate to your picking struggles. I have been good for a long time, but I was very compulsive about it when I was younger and have the scars to prove it. Over time they have faded a lot, though. Less redness makes a big difference. Avoiding spending a lot of time with the mirror has been the most helpful. Also Accutane was very helpful. I did a course ten years ago and stayed clear up until last year, when I had a bit of a flare (not as bad as before my first course though), and opted to do it again as it has been the only thing that really helped me. When things don't itch and hurt, the urge to pick goes away a lot.


Hope everything goes well for your course!

In Topic: Missing Doses

23 September 2014 - 05:05 PM

There is no reason to think it would cause any issues, although Accutane does not stay in your system for months, that is a myth.