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About Maritime

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  1. I was prescribed it initially by a derm and I received a prescription large enough that I could now fill it for 8 months at 20mg without having to go back. It would all be purchased at the pharmacy, I am almost through my first packet now. I live in Australia and I am insured but the derm visits and blood tests still must be paid for somewhat. But yeah I think you're right about perhaps finding a new derm, this one does seem a bit unprofessional.
  2. Hi, thanks for the reply. Nah the test is actually done in a lab and they fax it over. The thing is though each test costs $140 and then my derm wants a visit as well each month which is another $90. When you factor in the cost of the accutane as well it just adds up toa lot. I'm just kind of thinking that because I'm on such a low dose and I am getting it from a pharmacy that maybe I can save the expense. Just kind of wondering whether anyone else has done something like this.
  3. I was prescribed accutane (oratane) at 20mg for mild-moderate acne by my Derm and have been on it for nearly 5 weeks. My blood test went perfectly and I was prescribed 3 repeats, enough for 8 months of treatment at 20mg. I recently tried to phone to make my monthly appointment with my Derm and they said they wouldn't be able to fit me in for another month. I thought that was strange because I realise you are supposed to have monthly blood tests. My question is this - would it be too disastro
  4. I'm on day 7 of not washing my face and I must say I am pleased with how it's going so far. I have been on some form of topical regimen for the past 6 years (I'm 22 now) and I really feel that it was contributing to my acne. I had my best success on the DKR but I have been on it for 3 years and have experienced the roller coaster that is great skin one week and terrible the next. For the past 2 months or so I had been only doing the regimen once a day at night and I noticed an immediate improv