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  1. I finished a 6 month course of tane a month ago and all is well so far! I had an allergic reaction to something random several weeks ago and I just went to my derm who gave me 20 mgs of prednisone to take. My dosage is as follows: First 3 days: 20 mgs 3 times/day Next 3 days: 20 mgs 3 times/day Last 3 days: 20 mgs 1 time/day I did just a little bit of research on prednisone and it said that one of the side effects is acne!!! Has anyone ever taken this during/after accutane and broken
  2. Hi there!! I just finished my 6th month on accutane and had the same question for my ob/gyn and derm (I'm in the same shoes as you...). My derm said 1 month is enough and the ob/gyn said to wait at least 6 months. Honestly, it's different depending who you talk to... I always err on the side of caution, so I am waiting a full year, but I do think it's okay after 1-3 months. Hope that helps.
  3. Hello everyone! After a 6 month course of tane, I am finally done! I wanted to post my experience on here b/c there are so many negative posts on tane. I started in November and just finished my course (20 mg month 1, 60 mgs months 2-6 - I weigh 110 lbs.). I had an AWFUL IB on month 1-2 and cleared up COMPLETELY after month 2. The only side effects that I had were dry lips (manageable with Aquaphor) and slight dry eyes (I wear contacts). Otherwise, it has been a smooth, pain free experienc
  4. Hey there...I totally feel your pain! I'm at the end of my course (6 months). My derm told me that accutane will HELP with the hormonal breakouts, but will not STOP it...given that it is not curing the actual problem (hormones).
  5. Can someone please let me know if I've reached my total cum. dosage? THANK YOU! Female / 111 lbs Month 1 - 20 mg Month 2 - 60 mg Month 3 - 60 mg Month 4 - 60 mg Month 5 - 60 mg Month 6 - 60 mg
  6. I used Finacea in the morning and Ziana at night for about a year prior to starting Accutane. I really liked both, and actually still use Ziana every night to help fade red scars. Unfortunately, neither really did that much for my acne. I found that adding in an antiobiotic though (I used Solodyn) really helped with that combination! Hope this helps!
  7. One of my friends went to see him and she said it was a complete waste of $. He basically put her on a bcp and gave her spiro - the exact same thing a derm can do and will be covered by insurance (he does not take insurance and it will cost you about $800!). I would say skip it....
  8. Thank you so much!!! It is SO nice not to constantly have to worry about your skin...it's crazy! I just read your log and saw you guys bought a house - congrats!!! We are in the same process as you! Anyway, keep in touch!!
  9. his pumpkin - How is your course coming along so far? Trust me, my skin was awful when I went to Perscriptives and the girl that actually helped me at the counter had equally bad skin. I find that most people that work there don't have that flawless look, so it's okay!!! I did, however, just go to the Chanel counter to see what they have and LOVE LOVE LOVE their stuff. It says it's oil free & non comedogenic, so you may want to try that as well. It gives a bit more coverage! Good luck
  10. Hey guys. My derm does not give me a pregnancy test when I go for my monthly check up. Is that included in my bloodwork, i.e., do they check for that? Just curious...
  11. Hi Pumpkin! I'm on month 3 of accutane and also 26 years old. You're lucky that you're taking accutane now before your wedding! I got married last year and SO wish that I would have done it earlier! Best of luck to you in your course!!!
  12. Hey there! I am also on accutane and just bought the Clarisonic. I love it so far! I am using the sensitive skin brush right now (comes with sensitive skin and normal skin brushes) and it has helped me while exfoliating, etc. Be careful though...my skin is not dry (surprisingly), so it has worked well; however, if your skin is dry, irritated, etc., you might want to use it only after you're done with your course. Also, bit of advice, if you buy it from Nordstrom's (rather than Sephora, etc.
  13. Hi all! I am currently on month 3 of accutane and my derm has told me several times that she wants me to stay on the name brand, if possible. I recently switched insurance, though, and the cost of the name brand went from $71 to $983!!!!! I can't afford to pay that for another 4 months! Have any of you been on the name brand and switched to a generic? Did you notice any changes in side effects, effectiveness, etc.? Grrr this is SO annoying!!!