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4 months into Accutane...still getting cysts!

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Hi everybody...please help me! I would appreciate any feedback anyone can provide. I will be entering my fifth (and last according to my dermatologist) month of Accutane treatment. I had no cysts within the past month and a half or so. Now, over the past week or so, I have gotten a new wave of cysts mostly in areas that were problematic in the first place (chest, neck, even one huge abscess on my head...was a cyst...became a HUGE abscess). There's probably about 4 or 5 in all and I'm very worried! Is this the remainder of the cause of the cysts being brought to the surface or is this a sign that they will be a persistent problem. I do not want to be on the medication any longer than five months. Even though I have a month to go, it bothers me greatly that these cysts still continue to pop up. What is going on here! WILL THESE CYSTS EVER STOP?! PLEASE HELP!

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Hi everybody...please help me!  I would appreciate any feedback anyone can provide.  I will be entering my fifth (and last according to my dermatologist) month of Accutane treatment.  I had no cysts within the past month and a half or so.  Now, over the past week or so, I have gotten a new wave of cysts mostly in areas that were problematic in the first place (chest, neck, even one huge abscess on my head...was a cyst...became a HUGE abscess).  There's probably about 4 or 5 in all and I'm very worried!  Is this the remainder of the cause of the cysts being brought to the surface or is this a sign that they will be a persistent problem.  I do not want to be on the medication any longer than five months.  Even though I have a month to go, it bothers me greatly that these cysts still continue to pop up.  What is going on here!  WILL THESE CYSTS EVER STOP?!  PLEASE HELP!

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same here ive been on roaccutane 4 months and its starting to creep bk some off my face has got better but i still have some red marks whick i dont think will go away about 3 wks ago there looked like there was improving alot but there are just starting to creep bk again

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doesnt seem like a miracle drug to me at the moment but it has clearde some off my face leaving scarring which i hope will fade away

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I'm thinking that they are one of these "last minute pop ups".

I also had a wave of cysts. The "wave of cysts" that I got last week - yes, it was a wave of cysts like 4 or 5 - was on the spots where I had had hard lumps under the skin for like 3 months before.

Did yours just pop up overnight, or had they been there for a while before they got inflamed?

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Guest Craigems

yeh i got a couple this months and i';m close to 5months on tane. But the smaller ones disappear or go flat in like 2 days.

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You're not alone... I'll be starting my 6th (and final) month on Tane and I still get the occasional cyst. In my 4th month, my face exploded during one week and I got like 3 new cysts overnight. Right now I'm still experiencing 2-3 whiteheads a week. Just hang in there... I'm trying to.

Mae

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I am coming to the end of my 6th month and have only just stoppedgetting cysts this week. 2 weeks ago I had a horrible breakout out of around 5 cysts but they are all just red marks now.

I have been on 50mg for 5mnths and I weigh 145.

I have no new spots forming right now but i can still see loads of white heads under the skin. I've got a feeling that some of them will be exploding into cysts.

I have 1 month to go but am already counting my chickens as my skin hasn't looked this good in 16 years.

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I'm thinking that they are one of these "last minute pop ups".

I also had a wave of cysts. The "wave of cysts" that I got last week - yes, it was a wave of cysts like 4 or 5 - was on the spots where I had had hard lumps under the skin for like 3 months before.

Did yours just pop up overnight, or had they been there for a while before they got inflamed?

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I have to say its taken about 5 days for my cysts to come down. It sucks. I was looking alright until that happened... just happened to get like 2 on my neck one on my forehead and 2 on my chest and then about 3-4 on my face all on 1 day just pathetic. But now they are like all gone.

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