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  1. My skin never got too dry on accutane...I'd say that my lips and skin had lost any dryness within a few weeks. My skin got gradually oiler again over maybe the next 2 months and more so again when I came off Dianette almost 6 months after finishing the accutane. Now I tend to just get the odd spot throughout the month and maybe a few more (small) ones at certain points in my monthly cycle.
  2. Yes it's fab, I don't look in the mirror first thing every morning worrying what my face will look like now Good luck to everyone who is on accutane at the moment, I hope you are all clear soon I guess I should post this in the positive accutane experiences thread actually, I will do that later!
  3. There might be...but I don't mind being oily if I don't have the acne to go with it! I now just use duac which is meant to help with oil i think but i'm not really convinced that it does.
  4. Hi everyone I haven't been on here for so long now, and that's because accutane finally worked for me I just wanted to give some of the other long-time acne sufferers some hope, because it took me 3 cycles to get clear! I weigh 50kg and in 2007/2008 did 5 months of 40mg...never got 100% clear Then in 2008 did 4 months of 40mg...got clear but it didn't last long Then starting last March did one month at 40mg and 7 months at 50mg...finished last October and am still clear - just the odd spot
  5. On my first course the oil took 4 weeks to go. On my second, it took two weeks. My third course...I shall wait and see! The blackheads I don't really remember. I only had that happen on my nose and it's annoying yet fascinating, haha. Oh, and my dose was 40mg a day.
  6. Hi I am on Beacon isotretinoin and it appears to contain soya-bean oil instead of peanut oil. As Wynne said though, you would need to consult a doctor to be sure that it is safe for a peanut allergy sufferer but certainly if your derm decides that isotretinoin would benefit you, then mention the allergy and ask if this or any other brands are safe.
  7. It would have helped in your favour if you had given your other meds more of a chance. Most derms will not prescribe accutane unless you have tried a topical antibiotic and at least one (usually two) oral antibiotics for 3-6 months each. So unless you have really severe acne, you should have been trying other meds for a good 6-9 months before they will consider tane. This is because antibiotics take time to work...4 months of trying several meds with no consistent routine for them won't do much
  8. I don't see why you shouldn't. However this website does say that saunas and steam rooms can make acne worse so be careful!
  9. The reason you shouldn't get one is because it can cause scarring whilst on tane. Seriously not worth the risk!
  10. will a dermatologist prescribe me accutane if i get like 7 pimples a month ? If they were cysts or large lumpy spots, possibly. Because then you'd be at risk of scarring. If they are regular spots like pustles, probably not. if so how much will the dosage be ? Dosage depends on your weight and how you respond to the drug. so the higher the dosage the more expensive the pills will be ? and the more sife effects i can get get ? It depends on how you pay...if you pay out of pocket, then yes. H
  11. Yes you'll be well past it. 80mg a day is a rather high dose for your weight I think.
  12. On my first course (40mg/day) I didn't notice anything for 2 weeks. Then my lips started feeling a tiny bit dry. The oil didn't decrease for a good 3, almost 4 weeks.
  13. I've never been told to, and I don't. It won;t make the tane work any better, it can just relieve side effects (possibly).
  14. It varied from person to person. Some people don't even get an IB. Some people start clearing from day one and others don't clear for their entire course. It's all a waiting game really I'm affraid!
  15. One day I felt ill and couldn't keep food down so new taking my tane that day would be pointless. I just carried on the next day like usual and my course will finish one day later. No big deal at all.