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IB, is it guaranteed?

I have read some conflicting stuff regrding IBs while taking roaccutane. I have read that only 1 in 5 people actually get an IB, while my accutane patient information leaflet says that a mild acne flare is a rareside effect. But my derm told me that I will flare up for a month or two before I see any improvement :doh: I'm only on 30mg.

Anyone able to shed any light on the matter....

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I have read some conflicting stuff regrding IBs while taking roaccutane. I have read that only 1 in 5 people actually get an IB, while my accutane patient information leaflet says that a mild acne flare is a rareside effect. But my derm told me that I will flare up for a month or two before I see any improvement :doh: I'm only on 30mg.

Anyone able to shed any light on the matter....

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Thanks for the reply. Are you susceptible to an IB when your dose is increased? My derm will probably increase the dose next month. :shifty:

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Thanks for the reply. Are you susceptible to an IB when your dose is increased? My derm will probably increase the dose next month. :shifty:

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I've been on Claravis (generic Accutane) for just about 4 months, starting off the first month at 20 mgs. and moving up to 40 mgs. every day since.

I read all about the IB's everyone here seemed to experience, but I can tell you my experience: my acne got NO worse; I was already at a crappy point with my complexion, hence my decision to go on Accutane! My face got a tad more oily, and the cysts that I'd already had persisted - and new cysts came up every morning, just like they'd already been doing before the Accutane.

I think I got pretty lucky - I was waiting for things to get HORRIBLE - but they really never did. Thank goodness! I just experienced my skin behaving the same 'ol way it had before Accutane - to the point where I'd ask my husband, "do you think it's doing anything?" :)

Well, I can tell you - it has! I'm finishing up month 4 and my skin is dry, with NO NEW CYSTS, since about the half of month 2 or so..... Yes, there are the dry eyes, dry lips, and dry skin - but I can take it. It's SO worth it - I just wish I'd done it sooner.

Don't get freaked out by other's stories; just try it out and see - - you may be one of the lucky folks who DON'T get a horrible IB..... Good luck! Patti

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your skin is mostly going to be in chaos for 6+ months...what's important is the end result. i'm breaking out pretty bad @ almost 6 months...

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i have having the same experience. since starting my acne really hasn't gotten much worse or better. i really think in a lot of cases people start to get anxious and over analyze. its important to just chill, eat healty, and drink lots o H2O!

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I started on 30mg and had no IB (initial breakout) and started 50mg month 2 with a VERY mild breakout. Basically this stuff has been miraculous for me, I still get new spots on my back but no where near as many and the million tiny spots that I had in between the bad ones have more or less gone. I just really hope it lasts! Oh and that the scars fade

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