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Accutane: 1 month in and the oil is back?????

Hey, I'm on day 26 here of 40mg (40mg for 5 months). Last week I had noticed that my skin no longer got oily, period. This evening, I got home, washed my face with a gentle cleanser, didn't apply moisturizer, and a few hours later I had quite a bit of oil built up again mad.gif What gives?!

cliffs: oil gone one week, back the next.

Anyone experience anything like this?

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Yeh happened to me a couple of weeks ago, now its back with a vengeance and i can hardly move my face!...don't you worry it'l be back!

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Usually when this happens it means your skin has adapted somewhat.  Derms often choose to raise your dose at this point.

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Hey,  I'm on day 26 here of 40mg (40mg for 5 months).  Last week I had noticed that my skin no longer got oily, period.  This evening, I got home, washed my face with a gentle cleanser, didn't apply moisturizer, and a few hours later I had quite a bit of oil built up again mad.gif  What gives?!

cliffs: oil gone one week, back the next.

Anyone experience anything like this?

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Yep, I got really dry, flaky skin after about 6 weeks on accutane (20mg) but then it returned to it's usual oily state. Shortly after my derm raised my dose to 40mg a day for 6 months and after a while, the dryness returned. Now i've nearly finished this course and my skin isn't particularly oily nor dry  confused.gif

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Porad did you get a bad initial breakout and if so roughly how many days in did it occur?

How is your skin at the moment compared to when u started?

I have been given the OK by my doc to start taking 1x40mg a day of Accutane. I am still hesitant at the moment and just wondering how its working with others.

Thanks.

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Porad did you get a bad initial breakout and if so roughly how many days in did it occur? 

How is your skin at the moment compared to when u started?

I have been given the OK by my doc to start taking 1x40mg a day of Accutane. I am still hesitant at the moment and just wondering how its working with others.

Thanks.

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