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Please help ! taking accutane for longer than 9 months ????

Hi everyone, hope all is well.


I went to see my derm. I’ve been on accutane for 9 months. I started on 30mg for the first month, and then continued on 60mg. My skin is almost acne free, although, from time to time, I still get the odd flare up, so I told my derm I want more accutane.

My derm was very negative, she said I should not exceed 9 months because the side effects could cause permanent damage ie dry skin/ lips etc etc. But I made an emotional speech and told her how acne affects my life, so in the end she agreed to prescribe me more, and she ordered me to take 40mg, as well as taking a blood test.

Anyway the bottom line is - I don’t give a shit about the dry skin, I would rather a life time of dry skin then another year of acne.

I would really appreciate some advice.???

Thank you.

Simon from London.

Edited by simonhayes01

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