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Prednisone to get through Accutane

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Hi I just started my 7th day on accutane and the IB has started. It has been hell and is absolutely the worst breakout ive ever seen. It's also proving to be more persistent. Ive been fearing my senior prom which is in less than a month so I heard of prednisone.

I was just prescribed pred 2x daily 10mg for 2 weeks and 1x daily for 2 weeks after that so a total of 1 month on it. I hear this stuff REALLY helps with the IB and helps keep the acne down. Im just hoping it will keep me clear enough for my prom? What do you guys think of this?

I.e. I understand the potential side effects of pred and appreciate concern, but all I truly care about is getting a clear face just so I can look good for my girlfriend honestly. Also, if we were all THAT concerned with side effects, we wouldn't take accutane. So thanks in advance.

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Also, if we were all THAT concerned with side effects, we wouldn't take accutane. So thanks in advance.

Yeah, good point. Now that I'm on Accutane, I might as well shoot heroin into my eyeballs too!

As for it working or not, I imagine it'll help. A corticosteroid should diminish inflammation noticeably.

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prednisone is AMAZING at reduced inflammation and clearing up breakouts. If you're taking it for an extended period of time, you should taper down before stopping.

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I've had 15 tabs for a week and I haven't taken them but only because I feel my IB is done. Im saving them in case I breakout again but I've heard great things about Pred.

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