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mbbento

Member Since 02 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active May 13 2014 12:09 PM

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In Topic: My Low-Dose Experiment

13 May 2014 - 11:27 AM

Ugh, I am out almost out of accutane and haven't been able to acquire any more.  This might be the end of my log!  


In Topic: My Low-Dose Experiment

25 April 2014 - 10:52 AM

Hey everyone.  Long time, no speak!

 

I am taking 10mg every other day at the moment.  Unfortunately, I don't think this has helped the oil much.  It might be that my accutane is no good, or the doseage is too low.  At least I haven't had much acne in months!


In Topic: Retin-A For Oily, Blackhead Ridden Skin?

25 April 2014 - 10:47 AM

Retin A will do nothing for oily skin.


In Topic: My Low-Dose Experiment

19 February 2014 - 10:15 PM

Hello there,

 

Thank you so much for this log, I really appreciate it and I'm sure a lot of peeps out there do too.

 

I am a 21 year old male from South Africa. I weigh 69 kg. I was on a 30mg/day dosage three years ago, skin cleared up and stayed beautiful for 6 months. I then went on a 20mg/day dosage last year but was not able to finish the cycle and it has not even been 4 months and my skin is starting to flare up again. My skin is not all that bad, but just went to the dermo today to play safe and here what my options are.

 

She said that I should go back on Accutane and I asked for a low dose. She said that i could go on a 10mg/day dosage for 23 months if I want to. After reading up on low-dosage treatment, I am scared that the results will be the same but that my chances of relapsing within a few months are bigger than someone on a high dosage. 

 

I am not sure if I should rather go on a 40mg/day treatment and suffer but have better chance of having permanent clear skin than having to go on Accutane again after my 23 months had past and I break out again.

 

Any advice on this will be greatly appreciated! Good luck for everyone on treatment!

If it was me, I would do the 40mg/day.  I had acne and it sucked, but I mainly started the 10mg/day regime to deal with my super oily skin.  



As an update, I had a pretty nasty zit a couple of weeks ago, but other than that I've been clear.  My skin still seems a oily though, so I'm not sure how well this tane is working.


In Topic: My Low-Dose Experiment

13 January 2014 - 09:55 PM

Hi mbbento,

 

How are you doing now? How's the last month been? Still no active acne?

 

Hope it's all going well for you!

Thanks for the well wishes. Sorry I haven't been checking Acne.org lately.  When my acne is behaving, I tend to not visit as much :)

 

 

 

I'm still taking 10mg/day every day.   I'm pretty clear with no real significant active acne.  My face has never gotten super dry, but my crazy oil situation appears to be more in check than before I started this regime.