I went for my derm appointment today and she is keeping me on the 90 mg daily and plans to keep me on the accutane through the end of June which will make six months. Things are a lot better than last month. I think the accutane has helped my acne a great deal, it just hasn't been the miracle drug for me that i have seen it be for others. I hate all of the red marks that acne leaves behind even if the skin is smooth it still takes a long time for the red marks to fade. There has definetly been enough improvement in my acne for me to want to continue to take it, and given the chance to start over again, I still would take the drug. The nurse suggested I try to get the actual brand name accutane instead of the generic, she said the last two or three of their accutane patients feel like they have seen a bigger difference with it, if my pharmacy will fill it i'm willing to try anything. Currently they are filling the generic Claravis for me which I think I like better than the Sotret generic, I feel like I see a little bit more of a difference but thats hard to say because my dose was increased. The last time my pharmacy filled the Claravis I was taking 20 mg.
Side Effects: My back pain isn't as bad, but my skin is really dry, especially my arms. My lips are peeling and cracking at the corners of my mouth. I bought some aquaphor which is a little to goopy to use all day but I put it on at night before I go to bed and it really helps.
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