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Day 26 (I think) 20mg/day

sumer27

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Ok so after reading other people's blogs and comments for a couple months I decided to do my own as well.

I am a 30 year old mom that started getting hormonal acne about 2 years ago. It has mainly been on my jawline, chin and upper neck. It is mild/moderate acne. I have a couple "nodules" I believe they are called. They are big and round and hard but do not get whiteheads at all. They just stay big and hard and take months to go away. I have only gotten 3 so far and they are only on my jawline. I also have blackheads (everywhere on my face) and the regular pimples on my jaw, upper neck and lower cheek.

My Derm finally put me on Accutane (Amnesteem) at 20mg/day and this is my first month. My next appointment is in about 5 days and he already told me he was going to then put me at 40mg/day and keep it there for the remainder of my treatment (6 months alltogether). So far all I have had is somewhat drier skin. My acne is not any better or any worse. I am dissapointed that nothing has happened so far. I do know it takes time but I really think that 20/mg was just way too low to begin with. I am 5 '6 1/2' and about 138 lbs. We will see how the next month goes on 40mg/a day! I hope to see at least some improvement! : ) I would love to hear from anyone else that has had the same type of problems or on a similar regimen.

Thanks for reading!



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Hello! I started accutane on Jan 11th. I was prescribed 20mg 2x a day of amnesteem. It is actually now my 1st week of being on it! So far, I haven't seen many results as far as my acne is concerned. I do have the dry lips and my skin is starting to feel a bit dry and flaky. My headaches went away and my tiredness has subsided. I am 5'1 and weigh 105lbs.

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hiIm in similar situation to you im a 27 yr old mum of a 3 yr old and onl started to suffer last year with proper acne before this i would get the odd spot here and there but nothing i couldnt hide with a little make-up at the time mine started i was going through a breakup and a house move so think the stress had something to do with it.Anyway im on roaccutane now and have just started my 9th week between week 4 and now i suffered a major breakout which i think is just starting to subside,im also only on 20mg which i hope to get put up on 1st feb,i dont really get any side effects anymore, i dont have oily skin at all so thats good but when i first started it i had itchy scalp,dry lips,eyes etc so defo thinki have just got used to the dose.I have found some reassurance from this site that it is a process and wont clear up over night.kat x

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Hello! I started accutane on Jan 11th. I was prescribed 20mg 2x a day of amnesteem. It is actually now my 1st week of being on it! So far, I haven't seen many results as far as my acne is concerned. I do have the dry lips and my skin is starting to feel a bit dry and flaky. My headaches went away and my tiredness has subsided. I am 5'1 and weigh 105lbs.
Hello Alohakalani!I had headaches the first few days too. Now I don't thank goodness. I will be taking the same amount of amnesteem as you in a few days. I wish you the best on your treatment and we will have to keep in touch and compare notes! : )

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hiIm in similar situation to you im a 27 yr old mum of a 3 yr old and onl started to suffer last year with proper acne before this i would get the odd spot here and there but nothing i couldnt hide with a little make-up at the time mine started i was going through a breakup and a house move so think the stress had something to do with it.Anyway im on roaccutane now and have just started my 9th week between week 4 and now i suffered a major breakout which i think is just starting to subside,im also only on 20mg which i hope to get put up on 1st feb,i dont really get any side effects anymore, i dont have oily skin at all so thats good but when i first started it i had itchy scalp,dry lips,eyes etc so defo thinki have just got used to the dose.I have found some reassurance from this site that it is a process and wont clear up over night.kat x
Hi Kat x,What dose have you been taking? I am on 20mg once a day for now but will be moving up to 40mg once a day next week. I am looking forward to the new dosage and hopefully things will start moving along. *knock on wood* I have not had any IB yet. That might change once my dosage goes up I suppose. I have had drier skin lately but that's about it. Nothing else has changed so far.Thanks for writing and your right this site does help a lot. It's nice to know that there are others out there going through the same thing you are. : ) Good luck to you on your treatment and keep in touch!

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