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#3345967 Smoking And Accutane

Posted by Brownilocks on 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.'

#3345843 Smoking And Accutane

Posted by Brownilocks on 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!!!

#3313104 26/y Male, Acne For 10 Years, Accutane Time!

Posted by Brownilocks on 24 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

Just a note, another reason to take it with food is because you get more out of it that way because it absorbs into your blood stream better. Derm suggested that I take it with a fatty meal because that also helps to increases absorption. I'm on a high dosage (60mg first month at 110lbs). Had an IB between beginning of week 2 and middle of week 3 but it wasn't too much worse than what was already there and started to see side effects and progress around day 21. I'm on day 25 now and seeing the slightest of progress finally and only 1 new small one in the last week, but my acne was pretty severe this time around (had a clear face using topicals til it exploded again about 3 1/2 months ago). I was against accutane and resisted it for years thinking I could continue to control it with other products, but it came back much worse this time around, so good for you taking the plunge before things possibly get worse! I really think a lot of the side effects are more overhyped and rare than most of us are scared into thinking (other than the dry skin and lips thing, but who cares if you get good skin out of the deal!), I've been doing great since I started and haven't had to change anything about my lifestyle much yet (only thing is more sore after running, so have to take it a little easier and stretch out more). I feel ya on the adult acne though! I'm a 29 y/o female and first got it bad and cystic after I finished college. Posted Image Before that I was able to control it with OTC stuff and was finally seeming to get clear. Same kinda thing happened this time around. The only trigger I'm convinced is real is stress.. I'm a worrier and each time its gotten worse there's been something crazy going on with me. The controlling it with diet, lifestyle, supplement thing is BS in my opinion, but I digress... Good luck to you and keep updating your progress along the journey to clear skin! :D Lots of very supportive people on here going though this crazy acne nonesense!