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Vermilion

First Time Accutane User / Claravis 40Mg

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6 hours ago, CNA7 said:

I am surprised that your derm hasn't up'd your dosage if you are still breaking out somewhat. Have you discussed this with him/her?

I do not experience breakouts. I did not have an IB either. Accutane is pretty overkill for someone w/ my level of acne.
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2/13/16 - 2/19/16 Day 176 - 182: Some acne on my right jawline and one on my right temple. Other than that, pretty much dry skin, ankle stiffness.

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2/27/16 - 3/4/16 Day 190 - 196: Same as usual. Currently no acne except for one on my chest. It is quite persistent and has been there for quite a while. Cannot pop or anything.

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3/5/16 - 3/11/16 Day 197 - 203: Not much to update. No acne except for one on my upper throat area. Probably due to shaving. Only have a few more months of this treatment, but not encountering the many issues others have reported. My skin in general is tough.

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3/26/16 - 4/2/16 Day 218 - 225: I still need to a use an oil absorbing sheet six hours after cleansing. I still only have dry skin and have yet to have much acne at all.

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4/17/16 - 5/12/16 Day 240 - 265: Nothing really much to update on. I have not had an acne spot in months. Still slightly oily after six hours. Other than that, all good.

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On 5/13/2016 at 11:14 PM, Vermilion said:

4/17/16 - 5/12/16 Day 240 - 265: Nothing really much to update on. I have not had an acne spot in months. Still slightly oily after six hours. Other than that, all good.

Great to hear you are staying clear! I'm hoping to clear up soon.
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5/13/16 - 6/2/16 Day 266 - 286: Bout 2 months left of supplies. So far I haven't had a single acne spot for months. Odd feeling. Still have oily skin, just less so now.

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I hope this doesn't sound rude, but why is your derm insisting you stay on for so long if you're cleared up and had mild acne to begin with?

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On 6/25/2016 at 7:15 AM, Stephen23 said:

I hope this doesn't sound rude, but why is your derm insisting you stay on for so long if you're cleared up and had mild acne to begin with?

It was a decision made by the both of us.

6/22/16 - 7/23/16 Day 306 - 336: Well, I only have about 21 capsules left. I have had pretty much the same side effects from beginning to now: dry lips, less oily skin. Not a single acne spot for the last few months. Back is cleared, chest cleared except for one stubborn spot. Not really looking forward to the oily skin once I get off this treatment.
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7/24/16 - 8/14/16 Day 337 - 358: A year has gone by quite quick. So besides the side effects of dry lips, stiff joints, and low sebum production, the accutane experience was not too bad. However, although I did not experience depression, I did feel that I cared slightly less when I lost a game (I tend to be competitive), but maybe it is just getting older that does it.

At any rate,  I will post updates if I experience any non-short term effects or I go for a second round.

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Post-Accutane Update:

It has been close to a month since I took my last accutane pill. As expected, my oil levels have returned  to pre-accutane days. However, I have yet to receive any zit since then, except for one on my chin that went away rather quickly - but I will see if it continues.  Another side-effect that I didnt realize I had because of accutane was pain when doing squats. While on accutane, I had to be really warmed up to do squats as they were somewhat painful, but now I only need a couple warm-up sets and its not painful anymore.

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