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Body's response to accutane?

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If I understand it correctly, Accutane causes your oil glands to produce less oil either by constricting the gland's opening or by actually shrinking the gland.

Does your body try to compensate for this decreased output by trying to produce more oil? Or does the body not really know about this foreign chemical which reduces the output?

I've been on 10 mg/day (I weigh roughly 77 kg) for 2.5 months. My oil output decreased significantly to the point where I could put my finger on my problem area and not see the "glaze" on my fingertip.

However, in the last week or so, I've noticed more oil. It's almost as if my body is saying "Hey where is all that oil I'm trying to produce? Let's crank up the output!"

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