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In Topic: How Long Do You Have To Wait For 2Nd Course Of Accutane

11 August 2014 - 01:57 PM

Wow you took a lot more than me. I took 30mg, 30mg, 50mg, 50mg and then 60mg and 60mg! It equates to 1,2mg per kg.
I really think a year to wait is too long. I haven't come across anything that explains the science behind waiting this long. You can even get scar surgery after 6 months! I just don't want to have to use benzoyl peroxide forever to control my breakouts, as it's really strong stuff that does not do your complexion any favours if you use it for years on end.

In Topic: Question About Getting Roaccutane In The Uk.

06 August 2014 - 01:15 PM

Good luck. Just make sure you are taken off it when your skin has been completely clear for one month! I came off it too soon and now my acne is back and I've been told I have to wait 12 months to go back on it! I honestly don't know where 12 months comes from. I think it's nonsense from overly cautious dermatologist that just want to get everyone off their books!

In Topic: Nearly 5 Month Course Done... Still Breaking Out.

02 July 2014 - 03:06 PM

If your still breaking out at the end of your course the chances are you will continue once you finish. Well I did anyway. I'd advise you stay on it for a bit longer unless you are happy with minor breakouts.
I came off too quick and am breaking out again

In Topic: Course Almost Done, Bacne ?

02 July 2014 - 03:00 PM

Bacne takes the longest to cure according to my derm and also is a sign that you will struggle to completely out acne into remission even with accutane. I would suggest continuing your course until you go one whole month without any spots. Particularly if you are scarring.

In Topic: I'm Getting Small Spots On Month 9 Of Accutane! :,(

02 July 2014 - 02:54 PM


I was on roacctuane for 6 months, it cleared me up well, but got a few pimples here and there even in the final few weeks. On my final visit to the derm,  she said she usually wants patients to go one whole month completely clear before taking them off treatment. I was however very eager to come off and so she let me.
Now 4 weeks off treatment and I am breaking out everyday with tiny pimples. I am so surprised because I would go weeks without having a single spot on accutane and yet only a few days off it and they came back, albeit to a much lesser extent. I am hoping it's my body just readjusting to having sebum again, but doubt it. I had another appointment recently and was prescribed isotrex which is the topical form of isotretinoin. I was told to use this for a month and then return. I'll see how it goes. If my acne gradually gets worse ill just have to go on a second course which should kill it for good. Although will have to accept more hair loss.