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How often was your Accutane dosage uped?

I will be going to the derm on Monday for my first month check up while on Accutane. How often did you'll get you dosage uped? I am currently on 40 mg once a day- just wondering if my dosage will be uped this month or in the future.

I know everyone is different, but I was wondering how it went for you. Thanks for any input.

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everyone is different. i was on accutane for 5 months. my dosage was:

month 1- 40 mg

month 2- 60 mg

month 3- 60 mg

month 4- 80 mg

month 5- 80 mg

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He'll certainly want to know if you're responding to the 'Tane & what your side effects are thus far. He'll then make the determination from there.

My Course:

month 1 - 80mg

month 2 - 80 mg

month 3 - 120 mg

month 4 - 120 mg

month 5 - 120 mg

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My course:

month 1: 10mg

month 2: 20mg

month 3: 40mg

month 4: 60mg

month 5: 80mg

month 6: 80mg

month 7: 80mg

last 2 weeks: 80mg

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My course:

month 1: 10mg

month 2: 20mg

month 3: 40mg

month 4: 60mg

month 5: 80mg

month 6: 80mg

month 7: 80mg

last 2 weeks: 80mg

damn. do you weigh 80lbs or something? whyd you start off so low?

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Mine

First month- 35mg

2 and half months - 40mg

Two weeks - 60mg

Now - 20mg

(couldnt cope with side effects:flushing)

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Month 1- 40mg

Month 2- 80mg

Month 3- 80mg

Month 4- 80mg

Month 5- 80mg

Month 6- 80mg

*I am on month 3 now and will stay at 80 as long as everything keeps going as well as it is!

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Month 1- 40mg

Month 2- 80mg

Month 3- 80mg

Month 4- 80mg

Month 5- 80mg

Month 6- 80mg

*I am on month 3 now and will stay at 80 as long as everything keeps going as well as it is!

Your skin looks really good. Even at one month it looks good. Was your acne just mild to begin with or did the accutane just work that quickly for you.

Anyways, congratulations! You look hot!

My course:

month 1: 10mg

month 2: 20mg

month 3: 40mg

month 4: 60mg

month 5: 80mg

month 6: 80mg

month 7: 80mg

last 2 weeks: 80mg

damn. do you weigh 80lbs or something? whyd you start off so low?

I weigh 200lbs. I started off low because my derm wanted me to do a long-term low dose course. I had other ideas and eventually convinced her to bump me up to 80mg.

And I'm glad I did, since I've heard low doses more often lead to relapse. But so far so good, over 4 months since finishing and I'm still completely clear.

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