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In Topic: Low Dose Accutane Log (60Mg/week)

29 November 2014 - 04:40 PM

Well I'm here! Not very often, but I do check back to read your log now and then JJ, always hoping for some happy news. Good luck with the tretinion - is it Ziana? I had a terrible time with that stuff, but I did a lot of research and it seems I'm the odd one out - most people really like it. My derm thinks it is great stuff. Let me know how it goes.


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In Topic: Low Dose Accutane Log (60Mg/week)

11 November 2014 - 01:21 PM

Have you tried BP or anything else yet? It's working well for me, but I know it can be irritating. I just use a tiny bit in my moisturizer and that helps my skin not get irritated. Tazorac is supposed to be really good, but I've never tried it as retinoids are generally not my friends.

I really hope you find your happy place soon. Maybe going off the tane and trying something else is a good idea.

Let me know how it goes.

In Topic: Kim's Log

11 November 2014 - 01:17 PM

Almost 6 months post tane and still doing great.

I am still using 2.5 % BP twice a day - a pea sized amount mixed into my moisturizer morning and night. I don't use any other acne products, just wash with a gentle cleanser, put on the BP moisturizer combo and done.

I am also still on Diane, an anti-androgen pill because going off it was what landed me back on accutane, so not playing that game again until I have to - hoping that is still quite a few years away.

This time last year was really bad for me. What a difference a year makes, lol.


In Topic: Documenting My First Nerve Racking Accutane Journey

28 October 2014 - 08:44 PM

Hello. I live in Canada and have been on Epuris. Just wanted to say that you CAN get aquaphor here. You couldn't for a long time, but they carry it at shoppers drug mart now. Do you live near one? You should check!

Best of luck with your course.

In Topic: Accutane + Hormones

13 October 2014 - 11:34 AM

Many people on Accutane experience a breakout during the first and second month - commonly referred to as an "IB" (initial breakout). It is unlikely that this particular breakout has anything to do with hormones. The doctor who prescribed you Accutane should have prepared you for this. While some lucky people clear up right away on Accutane, the vast majority experience a breakout in month 1 and 2, and start to clear in month 3 and 4. The supplements probably won't hurt, but they probably won't help either. You just have to get through it.

Best of luck.