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  1. Well done grind. Sent you a PM about this.
  2. Hi guys. Just a quick update. I have finished my treatment and I am acne free. This was basically what happened- May 08 - July 08 : 20mg, then 50mg, then 75mg (the derm bumped me up every few weeks). I had to stop because my liver enzymes were too high. September 08 : I restarted the treatment at the end of August and I lasted until the 3rd week of September. I self administered the treatment. I started at 20mg per day and gradually went up to 100mg ( ). I know, it was completely stupid, but
  3. ok thanks, I was wondering because I am starting low dose today. I'm doing 10mg for a few weeks, then bumping to 20mg and staying there for the whole course. Did a previous course of accutane and I broke out very badly on 50mg and 80mg. However, there is much much less acne on my face now, and there is not half as much visible just under the surface. This course is basically just to finish off what the first one did not (I had to stop it early). I'm hoping the combination of less acne plus lo
  4. bellatrix, do you still get an IB on 20mg?
  5. Does minocin control oil production? My face is relatively clear since I started taking it, and there is little oil on my face anymore. I thought it just worked on bacteria and not on the oil too. Can anyone confirm this?
  6. I have finished an accutane course early. I had to finish due to liver problems. I am starting minocin today. Is it ok to use a neostrata face wash? Or is there another cleanser I should be using? I only finished tane 4 weeks ago so I can't use anything too harsh. Would appreciate some help. Thanks.
  7. My derm told me its very very unlikely that antibiotics will give you an outbreak. Maybe one or two pimples that were just about to appear anyway. But it doesn't purge the skin like reinoids (differen, accutane etc) so there shouldn't be an outbreak.
  8. How long should I wait before taking mino? I might have to finsh a tane course early and revert to antibiotics, due to side effects. Can I start taking mino staright away or should I wait a while? Thanks!
  9. Ok so I'm still not clear. But My back has seen major improvements. My face is looking better except every 8 or 9 days, my forehead gets a few big red pimples. The breakouts are not that bad, but the pimples are always red and inflamed. Very very frustrating. I have approx 4 to 5 weeks left on the drug. I'm worried that I won't be clear by the end of the treatment.
  10. The IB is just acne thats under your skin anyway. If that is the only thing stopping you taking accutane, I would say just to take the tane and work through the IB. Accutane will probably clear you after a few months. But it is 100% guaranteed that if you have acne just under your skin, it will come out at some stage. Better to get it out while taking tane and on the way to clear skin!
  11. I had to come off the tane due to liver problems. It took about 5-8 days to lose the side effects! I'm so happy to hear a success story, congratulations on your clear skin!
  12. I think any sebum or acne left just underneath the surface (which hasnt fully formed yet) has to be pushed out. So as the skin falls off and creates a new layer, the underlying pimples also come out.
  13. I would say get a peel done, it might help get some acne out and lessen the IB for you.
  14. I was off the tane for 5 weeks. Is that long enough for all of the drug (10 weeks worth) to leave my system? Someone told me that I would have no accutane left in my system but I was always under the impression that it stayed in your body for two months? I was hoping to be able to resume treatment rather than restart?