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Chose Tane

JDW

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For now atleast, because I wont start my course until the start of December at the earliest. I have to get a couple of wisdom teeth removed at the end of the month and the derm recommended i wait until my gums heal before i start.

So I'm still not 100% convinced on tane, as previously mentioned my acne is no where near severe, sometimes its even mild but its persistent. When i wake up with a new pimple i'm all like 'yeah, definitely need tane, had enough', then other times I wonder if I'm being too superficial and risking my health for the sake of clear skin.

I already have my prescription, it'll be 40mg for the first month then likely increased to 60mg beyond that, not sure for how long or if it will be increased again i just know that those would be my starting doses. Based on my loose calculations i'd need a cumulative dose of 9125 (73kgs) which equates to just over 60mg for five months. The lowish starting dose does make me a touch less apprehensive about side effects though I'm really only worried about the real severe long term damage ones.

So time to wait for around 4 weeks to start in which I'll change my mind multiple times about whether this is the right choice for me.



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That is exactly how I felt before I started! Everytime I decided I was going to do it my skin seemed to get slightly better so I thought mayyybe if I wait for a week it might be starting to clear up. & then whenever I got a new spot I was like no I need accutane NOW! Haha. I'm glad I did it though I have no regrets! Remember you can always stop if you decide it's not for you! Good luck :)

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Look at your blood test standing order. The doctor most likely wrote the end date of your treatment on there.

Dont think I have one of those, when i got my blood test the results were sent off to my Derm who then sent me my prescription. I do remember asking him about my dosage and how long I'd be on it and he said 2 pills to start for a few weeks then move up to 3 for 4-6 months, so we'll see.

That is exactly how I felt before I started! Everytime I decided I was going to do it my skin seemed to get slightly better so I thought mayyybe if I wait for a week it might be starting to clear up. & then whenever I got a new spot I was like no I need accutane NOW! Haha. I'm glad I did it though I have no regrets! Remember you can always stop if you decide it's not for you! Good luck smile.png

Good to hear someone who was in the same predicament and ended up making the best decision for themselves, i hope my decision ends up being the same. The fact i can stop is reassuring (should stay out of the negative accutane experiences thread though) but I'm a little bit of all or nothing so right now i couldn't see myself stopping once i started unless the side effect were really severe.

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