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RyanY1

Arghh that's it going back to derm tmroo!

Accutane is failing.

I thought it was clearing, im entering week 8 now..so the third month and I woke up this morning to 5 new cystic lesions. This cannot be right??!

Im going to see if he can up the dose or increase the course regimen. I swear its never going to go completely, I just feel so deflated I had such high hopes for this drug and its just failing me.

Im beginning to think acne is a genetic disorder, uncontrollable through durgs unless we use gene therapy.

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Some people break out until the end of their accutane course.

You're only just entering the third month, most people don't see big improvements until 3 or 4 months.

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Hi there

Am facing the same problem, 4 months and no improvement. Am curious as to whether it eventually worked for you? I hope so.

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Accutane is failing.

I thought it was clearing, im entering week 8 now..so the third month and I woke up this morning to 5 new cystic lesions. This cannot be right??!

Im going to see if he can up the dose or increase the course regimen. I swear its never going to go completely, I just feel so deflated I had such high hopes for this drug and its just failing me.

Im beginning to think acne is a genetic disorder, uncontrollable through durgs unless we use gene therapy.

It took 4 and a half months for me to even START to clear! I lost all hope while I was taking it. Now about 3 months after finishing it I am clear. It does definitely work in the end. Hang in there. :D

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he was not happy with what I had to say lol...

He was like what do you expect you're on week 8.5, some people continue to get worse until month 4 -

However, he assessed my spots and before I had started I had:

9 spots on my face

4 on chest

25 on my back/shoulders

Now (weke 8.5) -

5 spots on face (1 nodular in nature - and others are rather cystic)

0 on chest

0 on back

So if one considers the overall picture it is getting better!

He said my skin is too dry, despite noticing myself - he told me to avoid normal facewash and put more moistureriser on my face - he said i'll get better results if I put just moisteriser on and avoid salicylic acid. Otherwise with dryness my skin wil crack and i'll get impetigo.

O and he refused to extend/up the dose until when im due to finish

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