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In Topic: Month 6 Accutane, Still Breaking Out

01 June 2013 - 08:02 PM

I am finishing month 6 in 2 days. I'll be on accutane for 8 months according to my doctor. Getting better slowly but still not fully clear and still getting tiny (mild) acne. Weirdly, its mostly around my eyes where I never really got acne before but it goes away quicker than the cysts do/did. I'm freaking out I'm not clear. I weigh 50kg and have been on 60mg since day 1. I hope that it gets better by the time I'm off. I don't want to be on it longer than 8 months and doc doesn't plan on letting me go any further than that. I've heard lots of people clear up even after. I hope that is the case for us! Good luck!!

In Topic: Smoking And Accutane

05 May 2013 - 11:54 AM

She knows that. She said she is "constantly trying to quit for my health and wellbeing" and "do not need a lecture on the dangers of smoking." Just sayin.'

In Topic: Smoking And Accutane

04 May 2013 - 10:17 PM

I smoke and have since day one. My derm said it was totally fine to continue throughout my course and wouldn't cause any additional problems (besides obvious ones that smoking causes on its own without accutane of course). I'm on a higher dosage (weigh 50kg, taking 60mg/day since beginning) and am starting month 6 of a 7 month course. Smoke between 1/2 to a whole pack a day and doing fine with it. I find I get a cough sometimes or dry throat more often too, probably because this medicine makes me so dry in general... I've heard of others smoking a pack a day the whole time they were on accutane too with no additional probs. Good luck with your accutane regimen!!!

In Topic: Please Work Accutane!

04 May 2013 - 10:08 PM

I just started month 6. I am also still getting new ones but much less often and smaller and old ones are still there but very, very gradually going away. How are your old ones doing? Doc says I'll be on this for 7 months total (60mg a month and I weigh 50kg). Hope this works out fully like she seems so confident it will! Good luck to you as well! Hang in there! :)

In Topic: Please Work Accutane!

08 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

Same exact thing is happening to me. I might be like a week ahead of you. Derm said progress is slow for some, so just remember that any improvement is a good sign. She says everyone eventually clears, for some it just takes a lot longer than others (8 months even). Keep optimistic and don't overanalyze it in the mean time, though I know that can be hard to do.