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JDW

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  1. It'll take time to work but as slow as it feels now (progress and the course itself) you'll be looking back in a few months and commenting at how fast the time went, I think it's due to how we obsess over our skin and then suddenly there's not so much to obsess over and then you dont devote as much time or emotion into it with other things in life getting in the way, I'm getting lost in thought now, all the best of your course!
  2. Stayed on bactrim for my first visit to the derm and even asked if I could stay on it for the first month of my tane course to help combat the initial breakout, derm said it was fine but I think that some antibiotics shoud not be taken with roaccutane. Disclaimer: Bactrim was doing shit all (hence the accutane) but I stayed on it anyway to get rid of the pills I had left and cause I was scared of the intial breakout. Me personally? Depending on the severity of my acne, if going off it would
  3. I get the occasional headache when I dont drink enough water, was also expecting the dry eyes and got eyedrops in preperation and everything. I didnt end up using them. Also probabaly best that you stopped the retinoid, accutane makes your skin really sensitive
  4. JDW

    Month 4

    Science says that cumulative dosage (either a low end of 120mg per kg or high end 150mg per kg) is more important than daily dosage for remission so try to reach that. Do a search to understand the calculations if you already havn't but I'll throw them here anyway Weight in kg * 120 = cumulative dosage Cumulative dosage / daily dosage = course duration. Example using guesstimates and 40mg daily dosage 55 (kg) * 120 (mg) = 6600 6600 (cumulative dose) / 40 (mg per day) = 165 days
  5. Blah wrote you a reply but accidently deleted it Short version is that I'm pretty much the same and still on 20mg and 90% clear If your dosage isnt too high you should be able to get a way with a decent summer as long as you're sunsmart (hat, apply superstrength sunscreen at regular intervals and dont be in the sun for the sake of it) and not ginger-prone to getting sunburnt. Good luck!
  6. Week12ish, Round 2 1st checkup with derm today for my 2nd course Had been on 30mg for a month but went back down to 20mg to stretch pills before this appointment Talked to derm and we decided to stay on 20mg for atleast 3 more months 20mg minimises my redface amoung other side effects Redface status: Mild Skin status: 90% clear, approaching what it was like when I finished my first course Need to wear more sunscreen cause i got some sweet sunburn the other day, which though has become a nice ta
  7. JDW

    Week 12Ish, Round 2

    1st checkup with derm today for my 2nd course Had been on 30mg for a month but went back down to 20mg to stretch pills before this appointment Talked to derm and we decided to stay on 20mg for atleast 3 more months 20mg minimises my redface amoung other side effects Redface status: Mild Skin status: 90% clear, approaching what it was like when I finished my first course Need to wear more sunscreen cause i got some sweet sunburn the other day, which though has become a nice tan colour is too dang
  8. JDW

    Day 1!

    I've read about people on 120mg but they either had severe face or body acne or combination of both. I'm sort of in the opposite, myfirst course i went up to 70mg/day (by my own doing as my derm didnt think there would be much benefits to side effect s above 60mg) but my current/second course is going to be max 40mg working up from 20mg. It seems like derms here in Australia prefer lower dosages for longer periods compared to higher dosages in other countries. I've read logs of others half my we
  9. Week 5, round 2 Doing these in short form from now on: 1 month on 20mg Minimal side effects Likely intial outbreak as I broke out constantly Redface status:minimal Upped to 30mg (20/40) as of last friday Increased side effects (more dryness) Redface status: Moderate Breakouts slowing down? Thinking of staying on 30mg until my next derm appintnment and asking to be on either 20mg or 30mg throughout
  10. JDW

    Week 5, Round 2

    Doing these in short form from now on: 1 month on 20mg Minimal side effects Likely intial outbreak as I broke out constantly Redface status:minimal Upped to 30mg (20/40) as of last friday Increased side effects (more dryness) Redface status: Moderate Breakouts slowing down? Thinking of staying on 30mg until my next derm appintnment and asking to be on either 20mg or 30mg throughout
  11. Hey Sorry to hear about your reoccurance and I'm in exactly the same boat, two months after finishing my course I was breaking out again and went back on roaccutane, that was a month ago so we pretty much finished our failed first courses at the same time. I'm also not sure why your Derm would have allowed you to take claravis in the first place if she had reservations about it's ability to clear you and, if I'm reading correctly, said you could 'try again' with the same brand later in time? Ca
  12. 2 months after finishing my first course I started my second So to keep it in short form: Finished my course around the 20/8 Cumulative dose of atleast 150mg/kg Was about 95% clear when i stopped Derm recommended I stay on until i was 100% clear (To clarify 100% clear for a couple of months then go off, I was say 100% clear for a week then I'd get a small one then not have another for another couple of weeks during the last couple of months) Stayed 95% clear for about 5-6 weeks Stressful pe
  13. So to keep it in short form: Finished my course around the 20/8 Cumulative dose of atleast 150mg/kg Was about 95% clear when i stopped Derm recommended I stay on until i was 100% clear (To clarify 100% clear for a couple of months then go off, I was say 100% clear for a week then I'd get a small one then not have another for another couple of weeks during the last couple of months) Stayed 95% clear for about 5-6 weeks Stressful period started to break out again, maybe one or two for a couple of
  14. Hard to be objective because I've basically been using it everyday from the start, I like to think it has helped but I haven't tested using vs not using it. Also noticeable difference could be due to my body adjusting a little seeing as I believe redness increased with increase dosage. I've read that too and I'm hopeful its the same for me, would rather not have to do this again and be a one and done.
  15. Month 3-8 Summary Dosage: From 40mg - 70mg a day, 60mg/80mg daily alternating. Weight: 79kg, did hit 80kg for a couple of months but back down to 79kg as of now. Cumulative dosage: 12000, at least 150mg/kg. Up from my initial prediction of 9600 for 120mg/kg. Months left: <1, should be done in a couple of weeks. Other: Self upped my dosage to 60mg due to lack of side effects. My derm had floated the idea early on but never really went to up my dose. I asked her about it and she said I would p
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