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my accutane journey

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How much is your weight? I think 30mg is too much for you. I just used 10mg and it really worked. Dont stop using it. You will see some improvements probably after 2 months. You will be clear after 4-6 months.. just dont put anything on your face. Use mild cleanser and try to barely touch your face when washing. Be patient and have faith. :)

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Im 52 kg my derm said my dose is 30mg for 7 month course i dont know if she will lower or increase it in time..im just using cetaphil cleanser clindamycin toner and cetaphil moisturizing cream...a week ago i ve been extra careful when washing my face cause it bleeds easily and i notice when i pop my cyst accodentally it forms again and really dont know what to do it so gross..

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I weighed 48kg when I was on accutane. I suggest you stop using clindamycin toner. It will irritate your pimples and skin. As much as possible refrain from touching your skin. I remember after a month of taking accutane my derm did some extraction on my face. Accdg to him they have to remove all the hard sebum and whiteheads so that it is easier for my pimples to heal. So, do not pop you pimples by yourself. I did not use any moisturizer because accdg to my derm accutane will work by itself. You will notice that while you wash your face you will feel that your skin is like shedding off. Thats normal.. its part of the healing process.. remember you will break out more on the first 2 months. Your acne will look worse. But it will get better in time..

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Instead of using toner/moisturizer try drinking a lot of water. Like minimum of 1.5. Liters per day. It will help your dryness and flakiness. My derm emphasized to not use any kind of products. Let accutane do its wonders.. you dont have to follow me ofcourse this is just my advise based on my experience.

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I just started using moisturizer on 3rd week because my face was very tight..i remember one time i laugh at something then all the while my cyst were bleeding. My derm wasnt ask me to use moisturizer i just do it my self because of the need to moisturize my face. thanks

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