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Initial breakout?

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Hey everyone!

Decided to start this thread so everyone can see when everyone else got their initial breakout (if they even got one). Hopefully this will prepare others a little better for when to expect their acne to get worse before it gets better! :clap:

So anyway, please post the following info so people can compare with others who have similar stats...

Age:

Sex:

Weight:

Starting Dose:

How bad was your acne when you started accutane?:

Did you take an antibiotic with accutane to combat any initial breakouts?:

When was the initial breakout?:

How bad was the initial breakout?:

Here's mine...

Age: 22

Sex: M

Weight: 145

Starting Dose: 30mg

How bad was your acne when you started accutane?: moderate/severe

Did you take an antibiotic with accutane to combat any initial breakouts?: Cephalexin

When was the initial breakout?: I'm only on my 6th day and so far getting a few new pimples here and there

How bad was the initial breakout?: If I've already had one, not bad at all!

Cheers! :)

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Age: 19

Sex: Male

Weight: 145

Starting Dose: 80mg

How bad was your acne when you started accutane?: Not bad, just persistant and wanting to get rid of it all together.

Did you take an antibiotic with accutane to combat any initial breakouts?: No.

When was the initial breakout?: 6 Days in.

How bad was the initial breakout?: Pretty bad, for me it was like 3-4 months of shit in like 1 week. It's over now and I'm relatively clear.

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Age: 23

Sex:Female

Weight:112lbs

Starting Dose:40mg er day...starting to alternate between 80 and 40 from today

How bad was your acne when you started accutane?:Moderate

Did you take an antibiotic with accutane to combat any initial breakouts?:No

When was the initial breakout?:Sterted about 5 days into my treatment

How bad was the initial breakout?:severe - cystic and nodular acne in chin and forhead areas.

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Age: 25

Sex: Male

Weight: 165

Starting Dose: 40mg/day 1st week. 80mg/day after that.

How bad was your acne when you started accutane?: mild-moderate, but persistent

Did you take an antibiotic with accutane to combat any initial breakouts?: Nope! kind of wish i had:(

When was the initial breakout?: about 2-3 days after the first day i took the pill.

How bad was the initial breakout?: Worst breakout of my life!!! Cysts and whiteheads everywhere. It started on my cheeks and moved to my neck and forehead.

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Age: 18

Sex: male

Weight: 145ish

Starting Dose: 40mg (bumped to 80mg after first month)

How bad was your acne when you started accutane?: moderate

Did you take an antibiotic with accutane to combat any initial breakouts?: nope. I wouldn't take that shit.

When was the initial breakout?: Day 10ish.

How bad was the initial breakout?: It was a cake walk.

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Age: 16

Sex: Male

Weight: 130

Starting Dose: 40mg to 60mg after 2 months

How bad was your acne when you started accutane?: Pretty bad but not cystic, i had been taken off of antibiotics over the summer so my face broke out alot more than it had.

Did you take an antibiotic with accutane to combat any initial breakouts?: No

When was the initial breakout?: a week or two in

How bad was the initial breakout?: not bad. i could see under the skin stuff forming but it never surfaced so i was ok.

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Age:17

Sex:male

Weight:156

Starting Dose:80 mg a day

How bad was your acne when you started accutane?:mild to moderate

Did you take an antibiotic with accutane to combat any initial breakouts?: nope

When was the initial breakout?: 5 days in

How bad was the initial breakout? fucking worse breakout of my life, my face looked like a pizza.........my face was a horrible greasy looking pizza

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Age: 22.

Sex: Male.

Weight: 62kg.

Starting Dose: 40mg/60mg cycle.

How bad was your acne when you started accutane?: I say mild.

Did you take an antibiotic with accutane to combat any initial breakouts?: Nope. i dont believe any of those antibiotics would have any effects on IB.

When was the initial breakout?: brokeout during week 2.. dont know about future breakouts.

How bad was the initial breakout?: Kinder ok, manageable. left marks now.

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Age: 22

Sex: M

Weight: 56kg

Starting Dose: 40mg a day

How bad was your acne when you started accutane?: Moderate to severe (lots of red marks)

Did you take an antibiotic with accutane to combat any initial breakouts?: No, I asked my derm. and he said it wasn't a good idea because it can cause a build up of pressure to the brain (something like that).

When was the initial breakout?: I think it was in week 2-3

How bad was the initial breakout?: It wasn't too bad, I mainly broke out on my upper lip. It sucked because pimples in that region really hurt. It was like small white heads popping up everyday.

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Age: 17

Sex: Male

Weight: 180

Starting Dose: 80mg/day

How bad was your acne when you started accutane?: Moderate Cystic (oxymoron?)

Did you take an antibiotic with accutane to combat any initial breakouts?: Negatory.

When was the initial breakout?: About day 5.

How bad was the initial breakout?: Could have been worse...REALLY oily and dry skin, got over it in a few weeks though.

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Age: 18

Sex: Female

Weight: 115

Starting Dose: 40mg/day

How bad was your acne when you started accutane?: Mild but persistant, started scarring.

Did you take an antibiotic with accutane to combat any initial breakouts?: No

When was the initial breakout?: Day 3 till week two

How bad was the initial breakout?: It was alright. Really really oily skin. Every zit I had was red and inflammed, lots of little dots everywhere. My skin was generally just irritated and red.

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Age: 22

Weight: 140

Sex: Female

Starting Dose: 40 mg

How bad was your acne when you started accutane?: Moderate

Did you take an antibiotic with accutane to combat any initial breakouts?: Nope

When was the initial breakout?: About 5 days in

How bad was the initial breakout?: Bad. All of the acne I had pre accutane dried up and I was looking great. Then I started getting cysts (Firsts ever) in places I have NEVER had pimples (Jaw line, neck). They are all healing though. I am soooo grateful I started accutane. 18 days in, my face already looks amazingly better.

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Filling this out on behalf of my son;

Age: Almost 18

Sex: Male

Weight: 165

Starting Dose: 20mg

How bad was your acne when you started accutane?: mild on face, moderate on body

Did you take an antibiotic with accutane to combat any initial breakouts?: No, but he does spot treat the ones that come up with Clindagel.

When was the initial breakout?: All of Week 3

How bad was the initial breakout?: Lots of whiteheads on his upper lip. Now he has two harder pimples on each cheek but the one on the left cheek came and went very quickly. Todays is Day 1 of week four so hopefully this tapers off soon.

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