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My older sister has battled bad acne since 13 and she's 27 and still has it. I'm 21 and had acne. Never cystic or nodular or anything too bad but mild & moderate whiteheads.

I took accutane 6 months a few years ago, was clear, never broke out and had no problem. Acne returned a few months after the treatment was up. Same mild & moderate whiteheads.

I've just finished another course of accutane for 6 months at 80mg. Everything is fine- just like my last treatment. I haven't had a pimple in a few months. I'm really sick and tired of acne. What should I do? Should I continue it for a few more months? Should I lower the dosage to 40mg or 20mg?

I'm scared that acne will come back so I really just want this to be my last accutane. Thanks!

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My older sister has battled bad acne since 13 and she's 27 and still has it. I'm 21 and had acne. Never cystic or nodular or anything too bad but mild & moderate whiteheads.

I took accutane 6 months a few years ago, was clear, never broke out and had no problem. Acne returned a few months after the treatment was up. Same mild & moderate whiteheads.

I've just finished another course of accutane for 6 months at 80mg. Everything is fine- just like my last treatment. I haven't had a pimple in a few months. I'm really sick and tired of acne. What should I do? Should I continue it for a few more months? Should I lower the dosage to 40mg or 20mg?

I'm scared that acne will come back so I really just want this to be my last accutane. Thanks!

Keep in touch with your dermatologist and keep going.

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I don't know... are you talking about acquiring Accutane on your own and using it without your dermatologist's knowledge? Because that is always a very bad idea.

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I don't know... are you talking about acquiring Accutane on your own and using it without your dermatologist's knowledge? Because that is always a very bad idea.

No, I'm doing it with a dermatologist. However I have only had 2 bloodtests in the first 2 months of using accutane. Then the doctor said that since my blood tests were so perfectly normal, there was no need to get more testing. Is that a bad idea? Should I ask him to give me test?

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