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  1. 3-4 months for most people ... some up to 6 ... Be patient, young grasshopper!
  2. What do you think of putting on some Jojoba oil over (or under?) GC at night, as a moisturizer and carrier oil?
  3. At night, rub an Aquaphor-slathered Q-tip inside your nostrils and spread it around. You can use a lot--it's harmless stuff--but do make sure you can still breathe It may take a few days for the dryness to subside, but Aquaphor has been a lifesaver to me for that kind of thing.
  4. Day 45 is still early in the course. Hang in there, it gets better.
  5. Most people here have said that drinking once in a while is probably fine, but Accutane and your body is something inherently different for everyone.
  6. Lots woul argue that Accutane would have probably just worked naturally around then. Your assuming that stopping alcohol directly related to improving acne is not a reliable claim. Now, I agree that drinking on Accutane is not necessarily a great idea, but just make sure you know that your logic is very flawed.
  7. How about you ask your doctor for clarification, rather than an Internet BBS?
  8. My 2 cents on some things: 1) Search this forum for moisturizer recommendations 2) I'd wash your face at least once a day, but two times (especially with soap) might be too irritating. You can be the judge of that, but never never never use any abrasive soap, or anything that's overdrying. 3) Most people's diets (especially if you are young) are fine to keep the same. Make sure to take Accutane with your fattiest meal(s), but don't necessarily increase your fat intake just for these purpose
  9. Yep, normal. Just continue to moisturize regularly.
  10. There are mixed messages. Accutane may actually cause your skin to be more sensitive, creating more red marks and scars as you break out during the treatment. On the other hand, making your skin turn over quickly can help (eventually) with fading marks. It's doubtful any indented marks will be helped by Accutane, but red, non-indented marks will fade, especially after your course.
  11. I'm not certain, but it's a steroid that helps reduce inflammation. Both cysts and other types of acne are inflammatory responses, so one could assume it might help both. Prednisone is nothing that should be used for a long time, and it's not a cure. It's great that it helped, but it's the Accutane that's your hope for long-term remission.
  12. 120 mg/day is a lot, but you could also suggest that dosage *wink* and just take 60-80 a day for a longer period. That may reduce the possible side effects with such a large daily dose. I'm not saying this is necessarily a good idea, but one you could consider to get to the cumulative dose you need.