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Just started Claravis/Accutane

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I just started Claravis-Accutane medication. I have had severe cystic acne since I was about 13, currently I'm 17. I have tried everything as a result, some things helped calm breakouts but did nothing for long term. This is pretty much my last straw, my trump card if you will. Still not entirely sure if I trust it to get rid of my acne for good, I've had it severely for so long I lost most hope some time ago. Anyways I'm currently taking 60mg a day, my doctor is starting me at a low dose and it will increase over time. Since I started it today I have no side effects yet but if anybody has any advice they'd deem helpful I would appreciate it so much. Thanks. Im going to try to keep my head up! 

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I just started Claravis on December 28th! How are you doing so far? Any side effects? I just started getting headaches today. =/

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It'll all be alright. Just prepare yourself to break out in the beginning. very normal.  and dont be alarmed if youre nearing the end of your treatment and your still not clear. thats what happened to me. I took my last accutane pill 18 months  ago and Im still clear. 

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@Subtly how bad do a person normally breakout? Like, I have 3-4 red spots on my right chin and my left one is fully clear.. A few light-red spots on my forhead due to the pimples i had one month ago... its nothing too much but ive thought about trying accutane. If I do (low chance), will I break out all over my face? 
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