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Hi guys, signed up to this today, so thought i would give it a go. I have been suffering from acne for the last 5 years or so, before that i had lovely skin so i dont know what happened there :/ anyway it has been really getting me down, i have tried everything to try and resolve it, from creams to antibiotics and skin care routines, its been a nightmare! Finally my doctor referred me to a dermatologist and i have been prescribed isotretinoin, this is the start of my 3rd month, so far i havent had any improvements, it has currently made me break out more, however my dermatologist did say that would happen, i was currently on 30mg a day, but have jus been changed to 40mg a day, the derm said each time they will review it, i have my regular blood tests and appointments so they are keeping an eye on me which is reassuring after some things you hear about the drug. Most of the reviews i have read have had positive outcomes so i am hoping to have the same. My side effects have been dry skin, dry lips, occassional nose bleeds and headaches and lower back pain, however it is all manageable with plenty of moisturiser and lip balm, although my hair has become really dry and brittle so i wondered if anyone could recommend something for your hair? Well my journey is just beginning really, i am trying to stay positive and hope for the best. Any tips would be helpful! Thanks :)


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