1. More Than a Month
  2. 1 hour ago, poloblue223 said:

    Are you on Absorica? It's an upgraded form of Accutane that absorbs much better, so it doesn't require you to take it with food. I'd research it and maybe talk to your derm about it.

    I have no problem with taking it with food, it's just that the first course that I did, I didn't take it all the time, which might be the reason I relapsed. 

    I take RoAccutane.
  3. I was on Accutane for 8 months. First month - 20mg and the rest was 40mg. A year later my acne is back and way worse. I did do the mistake of not taking it with food every time. Mostly I did, but no one warned me about it. My face cleared to 90% when I stopped the course, so I never was really clear. Now my face is WAY worse.

    Anyway...

    I just started my 2nd Accutane course, but it's going to be only 20mg the first month and maybe 40mg later. I am worried that it is too low, since I am a male 185lbs (82-85kg) and it is basicall the same thing. I will take it every morning with avocados, coconut oil, cooked eggs and oats, which should be enough fat and calories for Accutane to absorb.

    The correct dose should be 1mg/1kg for optimal results and I should be on the drug for 6 months. In my case it would be 80mg. Should I try to convince me doctor to put me on 80mg instead?

    I am really worried that I will relapse again and that the dose is too low. Acne has destroyed my self-confidence and I want to get rid of it as fast as possible...
  4. 5 hours ago, Ludadubz said:

    I have read two different ways of doing it:

    1. Reach your cumulative dose, then when you are completely clear for at least a full month - you extend your course 3-4 months and then get off the drug.

    2. Whether you reach the cumulative dose or not, once you are clear for a full month, you stay on the drug for another 3-4 months. That is the newer way of providing this drug. The cumulative dose deal is not proven and is just something that has been used as a benchmark since accutanes inception. It is not proven that reaching the cumulative dosage is the gold standard for curing acne, from what I have read in newer studies.

    That is all good, but how do I convince my doctor to extend the course like that? Or should I just order some Accutane online?
  5. 19 hours ago, Ludadubz said:
    On 7/8/2018 at 10:59 AM, ExodusE said:

    Hey,

    I am a 185lbs male that was on Accutane for 8 months. First month it was 20mg, then it got bumped up to 40mg. My acne got reduced, but I still got breakouts while on the course. Only on the 7th month I had an 90% clear skin. I still had small pimples, but they didn't bother me. 

    A year later, my face is the same it was before if not worse. I think I was on a low dose for my weight. Would it be a good idea to go on a higher dose? I wouldn't go on Accutane, but I've tried almost everything else (except Retin-a) and nothing has worked. I even eat a Keto diet, which helps, but I still get nasty breakouts from time to time. 

    Any help is appreciated.

    your course should have continued until you were completely cleared. and then once you are completely clear for at least a full month, you get left on the drug for an additional 3-4 months and you get taken off! Your derm did not follow that protocol so that is most likely why you relapsed.
    So, let's say I hop back on Accutane. Once I am done with the 5-6 months, I should do additional 3-4 months right after once I am clear?
  6. Hey,

    I am a 185lbs male that was on Accutane for 8 months. First month it was 20mg, then it got bumped up to 40mg. My acne got reduced, but I still got breakouts while on the course. Only on the 7th month I had an 90% clear skin. I still had small pimples, but they didn't bother me. 

    A year later, my face is the same it was before if not worse. I think I was on a low dose for my weight. Would it be a good idea to go on a higher dose? I wouldn't go on Accutane, but I've tried almost everything else (except Retin-a) and nothing has worked. I even eat a Keto diet, which helps, but I still get nasty breakouts from time to time. 

    Any help is appreciated.

  7. People that have stress or anxiety should not drink coffee, though. Personally, I have anxiety and if I drink a lot of coffee, it only enhances my anxiety, thus, break me out the next day.

  8. Hey, 

    So, I did an experiment - I went on a ketogenic diet (high fat, high protein) accompanied with lots of vegetables and my face drastically improved. Granted, I still break out, but less. Problem is that my performance in the gym has plumeted, so I want to design a diet that would help me reduce acne, yet build muscle. 

    Things that supposedly trigger acne are:

    - Grain
    - Dairy 
    - Sugar 
    - Gluten 
    - Carbohydrates in general 

    As you can see, I am very limited. I mostly can consume proteins and plants. Could you guys recommend me any high calorie foods that would help me build muscle? I would really appreciate it.