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taking care of skin POST Accutane. a few questions about treatment

1. How long did you wait until after finishing accutane to start retin-a, etc.?

2. What treatment did your Derm prescribe?

3. How long did it take for your body to feel "normal" again...emotionally, etc.

Thank you so much!!

I went for 16 weeks and gained 12 lbs. Clear skin, tight jeans. :(

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Hi there!

Congrats on being done :)

1) After my first course of accutane (low dose 20mg/day), I started retin-A almost right after and used it every other night as my derm said.

2) All my doc prescribed was Retin A

3) I pretty much felt back to "normal" a month after stopping -- may be a little less even

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To tell you the truth i didnt go back to my derm, I dont lsiten to them anymore. Everything they did on me didnt work, so screw em. I finished and never went back. I just eat healthy and dirnk lots of water.

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1. How long did you wait until after finishing accutane to start retin-a, etc.?

2. What treatment did your Derm prescribe?

3. How long did it take for your body to feel "normal" again...emotionally, etc.

Thank you so much!!

I went for 16 weeks and gained 12 lbs. Clear skin, tight jeans. :(

1. I was on retin-a every day before Accutane, 1-2 times a week during Accutane, and now every other day post Accutane.

2. Retin-a Micro every other PM. Clindagel every other AM.

3. Still a bit stiff in the joints at times, but everything else (dryness, fatigue, and crazy mood swings) subsided within the first week.

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