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  1. Ludadubz

    Month 4 still breaking out

    It took me 5 months to START to see results. It is not uncommon to see results late in the treatment.
  2. Ludadubz

    I don’t know if this is going my way

    Well i had a breakout when i upped my dosage from last month but so far no huge breakout... I am still getting new spots, so I do no classify that as clearing. I am still hewling from my prior breakout.
  3. Hey JPablo, how you been?
  4. Ludadubz

    I don’t know if this is going my way

    Yea, I am on accutane now. I started at 20mgs a day for the first 3 months and then on my 4th i upped to 60mgs and my 5th month starts today. I think i habe about 4 or 5 more months of treatment before i am done - not sure...i am actually in my docs office right now and will ask her.
  5. Ludadubz

    I don’t know if this is going my way

    Hey Troy, just tell yourself that you wont clear up until the end of your treatment, that way you wont be disappointed if you get a new spot here or there. I too was like you and i would condtantly get disappointed each time i saw a new spot. Now i just tell myself Im not going to clear up until the end of my treatment and when i do see new spots its not as frustrating as before. then, if you do clear up before the end of your treatment, you can be happg that it happened sooner than what you expected. just my 2 cents :-)
  6. Yes, you can switch derms at any timr during your treatment. I am actually going to do the same thing and thr new derm told me that i need all accutane paperwork from the old derm, your latest blood test results and you need to go into ipledge to change your prescriber to the new derm. Thats pretty much it
  7. Hey Andy, thanks for sharing your treatment experience. I am also a 30 year old male and on my 4th month of accutane and so far no results, just worsening skin since day one unfortunately. how are you doing so far?
  8. Hi Tomh, I am also a male in his 30s dealing with this damn disease known as acne. I am 4 1/2 months into treatment and unfortunately still no results and still breaking out, which is a horrible feeling. I wish you much more success than what I am currently experiencing and thanks for posting your experience on your treatment. Its reassuring to know that Im not the onlg 30+ year old male still dealing with acne, but i hope we both clear up quick!
  9. Im ok, but im still breaking out. Im 4 1/2 months in and still no results as of yet. Im kind of losing hope and might just stop taking accutane because I feel like this is just making my skin worse. I looked at a picture when i first started compared to now and i wish i had the skin i had 4 1/2 months ago. My derm raised my dosage to 60mgs so im no longer on the low dose route... how have u been?
  10. Hi rileytime, i would suggest you make an account on reddit and join the skincareaddiction subreddit group. There have been alot of folks who have received help from that reddit group and alot of folks are helpful as well. If you do post on there, include pictures so the individuals in that group can give you better advice on what to do. I think the complete URL to that group is www.reddit.com/r/skincareaddiction also, you could try taking your son to an LICENSED master esthetician who is very good with acne. They could be very helpful in clearing your sons acne or at least recommend skincare products that will help with his skin and clear him up. Derms know the science behind your skin, but estheticians go to school to make peoples skin nice, clean, and clear. Do your research on estheticians in your area by checking google, yelp and maybe even groupon reviews to see if they focus on helping folks with their acne issues and just to see what their rating is from other users reviews so you can choose the correct esthetician. Please do not just go to the nearest one to you because they may not be the best qualified. i am currently on accutane (30 years old) and even though my side effects have been minimal (dry skin and lips) I would not recommend it so quickly even for my own children (i have a daughter 5 and son 8)...i would take those routes i suggested to you above before jumping on accutane. I have dealt with acne for 15 years, and I wish my parents were as worried about my acne as you were, so please keep trying to find a solution to his acne before he gets older. Its better to get it over and done with now and him not have acne for an extended amount of time. good luck and God bless!
  11. Are you the one who wants to keep it at 20mgs for the whole treatment or was it your doctor that recommended it? I stayed at 20mgs for 3 months, but since i didnt see any results, my doctor raised the dose to 60 and now I am waiting to see what happens. What is the severity of your acne? how have you coped with having acne for so long? Especially at work and stuff like that...just curious as its rare to talk to other folks who have had acne as long as me and are male
  12. Wow, your story is damn near identical to mine. I started to get acne at 15 also and have been dealing with it for 15 years (im 30 now) im 187lbs and was taking 20mgs a day for 3 months and i was steadily just breaking out. My derm upped my dosage to 60mgs, which i been on for a week and a day so far so there goes my low dose experiment. Now i will never know if low dose was going to work for me or not...as I will be stsyinf at 60mgs daily from now on. it sucks when you see stories of folks who clear up in month 1-3 and you're sitting there still breaking out. acne is the devil at work and I serioudsy cant wait for accutane to get rid of it!!
  13. Hi Polo, thanks for posting your story. I am also a male in his 30's who has been dealing with acne of all severities since I was 15 years old and it is weirdly comforting to see others who are my age and not females dealing with acne, as well. I am currently on Accutane (4th month @ 60mgs a day and my first 3 months @20mgs a day and I'm a 190lbs) and my acne has just gotten worse even after 4 months. I attribute this to me taking the low dose route, so My derm upped me to 60mgs a day and hopefully I will notice results soon, but I feel like hoping is just a waste and honestly I don't think Accutane will work for me. How did you cope with going to work with Acne? Did it ever bother you in your work-life?
  14. Ludadubz

    Three courses of accutane?

    if you cleared up completely while on Accutane, why don't you look into taking a maintenance dose of Accutane? Where you take 5mgs-40mgs a WEEK and do that indefinitely. This is being prescribed that way and it will keep you clear if Accutane clears you up while taking the standard daily dosages. I think a lot of folks do this and keep their skin clear, you just have to be cautious of long term side effects. My own derm told me that she has 5 people who she prescribes long term Accutane since their acne came back after their full course. Just a suggestion or something you can do research on to see if it is good for you.
  15. Ludadubz

    My Acne Journey

    hey Reddit, it felt good reading your story and good luck on your Accutane journey! You seem like a good spirited guy and Accutane is a tough treatment to go through, but with your type of mentality, I definitely believe you will get through it no problem. I am a 30 year old male and I am currently taking Accutane and am on my 4th month. for the first 3 months I took a low dose for my weight (20mgs and I'm 190lbs) thinking that a low dose treatment would work for me, but I only experienced worse skin so far and still breaking out even after being on this drug for 4 months and 1 week. I am hoping that with the increase in dosage that my derm did for me this month (I'm on 60mgs a day now) that I will hopefully start to see results soon, but it is very discouraging to wake up and still see worse skin then when you started the treatment. Thanks for sharing your story and again, I hope your journey with Accutane goes a whole lot better than mine currently is. I pray we both get clear skin ASAP and so that we can put this part of our lives in the past. Ive been dealing with all severities of acne for over 15 years and I am just over it lol. Have a good day man and God bless!