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3 Months After Accutane



So its been about 3 months since I've been off Acuutane, and the whole time I've been breaking out. So I made an appointment with my derm and she basically told me that the brand of Accutane I used (Claravis) does not work in many cases because it doesn't absorb into the body. So she told I could go on it again in another 9 months but for now she put me on Epiduo and told me to take probiotics and not to eat anything with Dairy, wheat, gluten, peanuts, soy, sugars. Which I think is insane and impossible for me to do, but I've defiantly tried to cut back quite a bit on those types of food. Also I will be getting my hormones tested because I think that also might be a cause of my breakouts.



Sorry to hear about your reoccurance and I'm in exactly the same boat, two months after finishing my course I was breaking out again and went back on roaccutane, that was a month ago so we pretty much finished our failed first courses at the same time. I'm also not sure why your Derm would have allowed you to take claravis in the first place if she had reservations about it's ability to clear you and, if I'm reading correctly, said you could 'try again' with the same brand later in time? Can't say I'm a fan of your Derm right now. Also if you relly wanted to go on roaccutane again the minimum time requirement between courses is 2 months.

All the best.

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The same thing happened to me, except i had a relapse after 2 years. On my last course, i never cleared up. I am not on the acne.org regimen going on 7 months and things are much better - i can actually tolerate the sight of my skin in the mirror. I agree with your derm that dietary changes are worth a try and believe it or not, its not that hard if you really sit down and make as list of all you CAN eat and dishes you can make.

If after 3 months Epiduo are not working for you, o encourage you to try the regimen.

Good Luck and keep your head up

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