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1 Week After 6 Month Course



Well 6 months of living with accutane and a cumulative dose of 120mg...only for me to be off it for only 1 week and see my acne return. I'm getting 1-2 spots a day. Today I count 6! The ones on the face are tiny, hard to see unless in bright light, but I've got a cyst on the back, and regardless I was promised clear skin. How can it return so quickly? If it continues at this rate, as my oil comes back it will be worse than it was when I was on a topical.

I am hoping that it's just my body readjusting to the change and it will calm down soon.

I've booked an appointment with the derm in 2 weeks. I'll ask to go back on to push my total up to 150, if I'm allowed, which I hear is the most effective dosage. Otherwise might have to put up with topical for 2 months as I hear you can't be put back on accutane straight away.

On a better note my lip aren't as dry, my skin looks less red and my mood is better..


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accutane does not cure everyone…. it all returned back to what it was before the tane 1 month after i finished by course….good luck!

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Sorry to hear that. Did you take a minimum of 120mg per kg? And would you not consider a second course?

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