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My accutane journey > Breaking Out With New Spots Everyday

Posted 03 August 2014

So around 2 months post my 1.2mg per kg accutane 6 month course and I'm getting pimples everyday. I count around 10 today. The only difference between pre and post accutane is that I no longer get cysts or spots on my back. Althoug I'm expecting them to come back in a few months.

The isotrex gel hasn't had any noticeable benefit so I have asked for duac,...

My accutane journey > 4 Weeks Post Accutane

Posted 02 July 2014

So I had a visit to the derm earlier this week. She said 15% of patients relapse and didn't seemed concerned that I was getting minor breakouts. She prescribed me isotrex gel, which is the topical form of isotretinoin, and asked me to use it for a month and then to come back and see her. I'm quite confident this will do the trick as my spots are really sm...

My accutane journey > 1 Week After 6 Month Course

Posted 16 June 2014

Well 6 months of living with accutane and a cumulative dose of 120mg...only for me to be off it for only 1 week and see my acne return. I'm getting 1-2 spots a day. Today I count 6! The ones on the face are tiny, hard to see unless in bright light, but I've got a cyst on the back, and regardless I was promised clear skin. How can it return so quickly? If...

My accutane journey > Final Month

Posted 09 May 2014

So happy to be on my final month.

The side effects have been minimal.. Dry lips ( manageable with Vaseline lip therapy - this is the best much better than any crappy Chapstick like dr dans which didn't help me at all), thinning of the hair, although this could be coincidental, it's not easy to tell as I haven't had significant hair loss, but my hair is v...

My accutane journey > 4 And A Half Months

Posted 23 April 2014

Skin is great. No new spots, just a couple of fading scars. Other than that completely clear all over. Need to improve diet and take daily zinc supplements to be doubly sure of no new breakouts and help scarring. Can't believe how little side effects I have had with this drug.