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  1. I don't have acne in the traditional sense, before Accutane i had severely oily skin which causes small bumps and general redness around them. The oily skin was the main problem as it made me look like i was sweating, even if it was -1 outside.
  2. Good morning I've been on accutane for 4 months or so, low dose of 20mg every other day - blood work and general health are consistently okay. I seem to flush quite often and I wanted to understand, apart from bearing with it, what i could do to reduce the redness? It's not rednress from dryness / irritation as it perodically disappears, but my face always appears to be pink all over and it's counter productive to sorting oily skin out (hated oily skin, now substiuted it for redness). Does
  3. I'm on 20mg every other day - i'm 6ft 2 and around 77kg. It depends on you personally as there isn't a go to number depending on your weight, absorbption and sensitivity. Whichever mg amount works for you, you should keep, rather than keep increasing. Accutane reduces your skins ability to heal, so you have to find a middle ground against effectiveness vs side effects that may last (and example of this would be overly dry skin, or consistent sunburning of the skin).
  4. If you're in the UK, Retin A doesn't exist anymore due to no one picking it up. Generally, both can prescribe, however most doctors leave retinoids to Dermatologists to prescribe, unless it's Differin.
  5. Increased fats and maybe decreased output due to aches is a common thing. Some people find excercising more through the aches improves the aches and pains due to better circulation.
  6. It's not needed to have monthly blood work, unless there was a problem with the first, or second. Since the first is always needed to see the suitability for Accutane, and the second (normally 1 or 2 months in to treatment) is to check to see how your system is coping with it. Unless there is anything that means you need to have regular blood work, like pre-existing problems or previous blood work was JUST acceptable, they generally run it every 2/3 months.
  7. I certainly find that my skin goes more red when i drink alcohol (dehydration) and drink alot of coffee and team, again being hydrated. What i have personally done is changed my regimen a bit. I've started to take 10mg in the morning, and 20mg in the evening with dinner, and that yields the same results it seems, yet decreases the side effects (less red, less achy etc). Also, when i wake up in the morning, i drink 2 pints of water, and then carry on as normal with my water intake during the
  8. I found eating walnuts and taking omega suppliments helped me stay hydrated (as well as vitamin E for obvious reasons, walnuts for oil and good fats, as well as omega's for the inherent benefits). Assumingly you're not allergic to fish and nuts, this could be given a try? Stay focused and upbeat
  9. I found drinking a lot of water helps with brain fog, and keeping on top of omega 3, 6, 9 and an additional Kril oil helps daily. I found that if i drunk just enough water, i would still dehydrate quickly and get headaches. As crazy as it sounds, i always carry a bottle of water with me and continuously drink throughout the day as i find drink a lot of water at once doesn't have the same effect as drinking moderate amounts, more often. I'd recommend the Omega 369 and Kril oils and the water. H
  10. Limited alcohol is only a guide due to the effects accutane could have on liver and kidneys, however i've seen people drink heavily on accutane and have been fine - where as another friend of mine had one beer and felt drunk. Keep in mind that if drinking = dodgey blood tests next time around, you may be taken off accutane or reduced down to a smaller amount. You could try a test and drink for three nights initially, take a private blood test, check the results and see where you average out
  11. Hey man, I've only returned to the community because i started accutane as a last resort for extremely oily skin and mild acne. Hope everything goes well
  12. I stopped posting on here for a long time, but back in the day, i used to be somewhat of the "come to" guy for Differin. I still use it, and its most effective. If you have congested skin, i would start on the weaker options of retinoid use, such as Differin. I say 'weaker' in the sense of it is just alot less intense than say Retin A, Tazorac and Isotrex (topical isotretinoin). Differin has never made my skin more susceptible to bleeding or irritation, even in colder months. However, you stil
  13. In general, its best to cleanse, apply the topical treatment and then apply the moisturiser after say 5minutes or so. This is because you want the topical to get into your pores, rather than have a mix or topical and moisturiser, since moisturisers usually usually suupposed to sit on top of the skin, if not slightly into the pore. However, always do whats best for your skin, so you could do a trial and error approach
  14. After 2 failed attempts with accutane i was taken off it completely. The first time failed because of sun light problems (it was summer time) and the 2nd time failed due to blood problems related to accutane. However, up until a week ago i was still getting red skin from accutane (which i stoped on November 2nd) despite washing with a moisturising soap and using emmoliants such as Doublebase and Diprobase to keep my skin hydrated after accutane. Both my GP and dermatologist said that this wasnt
  15. Unfortunately, your whole face and body will be effected by Accutane. You cannot target a specific area, but then again, if you currently only get acne on your chin then it may be likely that you wont have an all over initial outbreak. What other topical's have you tried? And what other oral medications have you tried aswell?