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round 2 of accutane

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Hey,

1st course lasted about 5/6 months on 60mg and was very happy with results about 3 months into it. I had 7/8 months remission and has just started coming back the last month or two. I had acne on my back and quite bad on my chest but these areas have remained very clear ever since month 2 of my first accutane course. Just have acne on my face, mainly around the mouth area and is the type that scars very easily, still have pic scars from before :(

On my 3rd day, starting at 40mg and then will increase after one week. already feeling face getting drier and lips still dry as usual (my lips have remained constantly dry after my first course). Feels like the spots are dryiing up which is good. Was very wierd in my first course, i had moderate acne with over 10 actives and after 5 days of treatment my face just totally cleared up, leaving red marks, was amazed at how quick it worked, but acne started getting bad again as oil production increased as a defense. Don't think i will get that this time around as my skin is already quite dry from the first course.

Going to update every week or two, mainly for my own records, but hope others can gain anything out of my experience, and if you have any questions as i have been through it all before, just ask :)

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day 10:

Well really 8 days as i missed my dose on the last two days. Already my skin is drying up and becoming slightly flakey, skin is looking much better, the big actives have gone down and have faint red marks. Bumbing the dose upto 50mg a day now and try and get this cumulative dose achieved in 4 months.

Nick

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Day 17:

Well, i had quite a bad breakout about 5 days ago, but is clearing up alittle around the mouth. I have 3 large pimples on my forehead, which is unusual as i never really get spots there. My forehead feels more oily than usual tho. I think that my skin will start to get bit drier from now, my lips are deffinatley getting more dry as i have to apply vasaline every 2-3 hours.

Side effect: dry skin, slight headache (more down to not drinking enough water). Facial flushing (which i got on my first course and never really went untill after more course)

nick

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day 27:

had another breakout about week ago, but has cleared up nicely and skin is starting to look how it was after my first course. stated getting the odd headache evey now and then which i remember having on 1st course so things running smoothly so far.

nick

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Day 33:

Skin has been looking great the last 3/4 days and only have two small actives that are drying up....so overall very happy with the way my skin is looking at this stage. One side effect i had in my first course was being tired most of the time and tis has just started, it doesn't really effect me too much tho because i play lots of sports and work out 4 days a week which keeps me awake. No joint problems or stiffness yet ...touch wood...i didn't really get this sde effect in my first course anyway. Only another 3ish months to go :)

Nick

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Day 52,

I have been missing a few doses the past 2-3 weeks, have been really busy and forgetting to take them. I need to get into a pattern of taking at a certain time of the day. Overall, skin looking very good, have one active spot on under jawline, not really visible, side effects - just dry skin and lips. Will be going away to cyprus for two weeks so have to be careful of the sun. All is good tho!

Nick

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Week 16ish.

I have been on 80mg for the past 3 weeks, but i am still getting the occassional breakout on the jawline...nothing too bad though and a deffinate improvement from the begining of the course. Just another month and 1/2 to go and hopefully i should be clear, fingers crossed! Side effects: dry skin/lips.

nick

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woop woop, not long left now and i'm done. Sking is looking good, no ad breakouts for a good month now. Just hope it doesn't return like last course but i know it is very likely. No side effects except dryish skin/lips.....so it's all goood

nick

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