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My last day on Accutane: TODAY

So I guess I'm sort of four months late in posting, I see. I"m sure the thousands of followers are disappointed, but life got in the way. But I took a picture of one of those F-ing little "no pregnant girl" tabs that litter my house in the strangest places (how did one get in my refrigerator?). Something tells me I'll be finding these all over for some time. So here's the deal: I think it worked. But I have a feeling my acne will probably come back. Just a hunch, but because every once

DaveSummit

DaveSummit

05/06/11

 

Just over one month in: Improvements and minimal side effects

I'm just past my one month mark (hit last week). I went to the derm and they added another 20mg, bumping me up to 60mg/day. As a 180# male, it's still not the "standard" 80mg/day that is typical for my weight, but I'm okay with that. Derm told me that if I noticed side effects were too much, to simply just stop the 20mg extra, and I could consider, as many do, to stay on the lower dose for a couple or three more months than just the five total. I opted to at least try the 20mg. Side ef

DaveSummit

DaveSummit

01/09/11

 

Day 14 Update

Two weeks in so far. Yeah, only 18 weeks left? Wow, that's springtime in these parts and well with snow measured in the feet outside, I guess I have a while. Day 14 is not much different than day 7 was. I have yet to have any side effects beyond slightly chapped lips which go away immediately with Blistex or Aquaphor. In fact, I've not really been using moisturizer after washing my face other than sunscreen on days when I know I'll be outside a lot. If I'm still using the scale, I

DaveSummit

DaveSummit

12/23/10

 

Day 7 Update

Today will be the day I take my 8th pill, and I thought I'd update on how it's going: My first post was a bit of an isolated incident so far. While I did experience dryness within a few hours of my first dose, my side effects nearly all went away the next day, including dry lips to the point of really needing much more than an occasional Blistex Medicated or Aquaphor application. I may be on a very low dose, or that my body just isn't reacting, I'm not having ANY side effects, and I jo

DaveSummit

DaveSummit

12/15/10

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12/18/10

 

Week one, day one

I took my first dose at 5pm, and less than 12 hours later already noticed the drying out of my mouth, my lips, and eyes. Woke up this morning with some peeling on my lips and very dry mouth and eyes. Drank a ton of water today so far, put on Blistex medicated and it's mostly fine. I plan on using: Cetaphil cleanser for face Trader Joe's lemon verbena soap for rest of body CerAv face moisturizer if I need it Blistex medicated or Aquaphor (whichever works better) I started my co

DaveSummit

DaveSummit

12/09/10

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12/15/10

 

Starting again on Accutane

Me: Age: 43 Sex: Male Weight: 180-185 Dosage: 40/mg (to start)/day Drug: Amnesteem (generic) Course: 2nd, last took in 1996 Last night was the night I finally popped my first pill. This is my second (or second and a half, really) course of Accutane. I took it back in 1995, and again in 1996 six months after but stopped treatment without finishing. I'm not sure why I did that, but my skin was relatively clear. Keep in mind back then the internet wasn't full of forums with

DaveSummit

DaveSummit

12/09/10

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