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  1. I just came off accutane a few months ago and it worked wonders on my skin! But since then my eyes have stayed very dry and I've had trouble sleeping. Anyone else had this problem? Also, more importantly, my sister just got put on accutane and her acne really isn't that bad. he started her on 40 mg twice a day. She weighs maybe 130 lbs. Does that seem like a very high dosage to any of you?
  2. I would say that before I started seeing my Dermatologist, I had very mild but persistent acne. I had been using Clean and Clear Persa Gel-10 for a long time, and although it worked at first I think my skin was becoming used to it. My doctor put me on Epiduo, and she told me that if I really wanted my acne to go away fast she would prescribe me Solodyn. Of course I did want my acne to go away as fast as possible, so I took her up on her offer. Well my acne got worse. Like, a lot worse. I was
  3. I have enlarged pores between my eye and nose and some on my cheek, I was wondering if I use retin a micro .1% if it would help them? Thanks
  4. So today I was prescribed 0.05% Tretionin by my derm, but reading reviews everyone (almost everyone) says they got an initial breakout I don't want bad skin for new years and i'm going to be at the beach so it will definitely be 100% visible :/ Should I wait to start? How long did your initial breakout last??
  5. Hey all I was hoping I wouldn't have to be in this position again, but here I am I recently came off Accutane 40mg/day for 7 months. During the treatment I was clear around 3 or 4 months in, however 4 months post treatment I am staring to break out again and it appears to be getting worse. To be honest I think my dosage wasn't high enough, hence the early relapse. I understand that your skin may respond differently do topicals after a course of accutane. My options are: 1.) Beg
  6. Hey all I was hoping I wouldn't have to be in this position again, but here I am I recently came off Accutane 40mg/day for 7 months. During the treatment I was clear around 3 or 4 months in, however 4 months post treatment I am staring to break out again and it appears to be getting worse. To be honest I don't think my dosage wasn't high enough, hence the early relapse. I understand that your skin may respond differently do topicals after a course of accutane. My options are: 1
  7. I am 16 year old guy and ive been dealing with acne since i was 13 and its always been a problem for me to go out with my friends or even talk to girls since im so self-conscious about the fact that they'll look at me differently since I have acne. My dad had severe acne in his teen years too but he used accutane to get rid of his. I can say that I have moderate acne and coming from my dad, I am not interested in using accutane due to the severe side effects. I get pimples mostly on my cheeks, s
  8. Hey I just joined acne.org this morning so please don't shout at me if I do/say something wrong. Please someone help me, I am using a prescribed topical solution called Zineryt and also some products I bought from boots by Clinique, La Roche-Posay Effaclar and Freederm. I cleanse and tone my skin then apply zineryt to the affected areas at least once a day. I am also now vegan to see if that helps my skin (most of my acne is on my chin/lower portion of my face so is apparently hormonal, while I
  9. Hello everyone. I just wanted to start keeping track and hopefully get some feedback on my experience with Ziana. I'm a 25 yr old male and have had acne on and off since high school. In the past few months, it has taken a major turn and has become much worse than normal. I have mild/moderate acne consisted of closed red comedones across my forehead, a few small pimples on my cheeks, and about 10 across my jawline. Most are a mix between whiteheads, blackheads & cystic. I went to the de
  10. Hi everyone, I could really use your help... I've suffered from hormonal acne off and on for about 8 years now. The last 18 months constantly. I've tried everything I can think of by now and would love your opinions on what else I could try. I'd prefer keeping it fairly natural and avoid prescription medications though. Here's a brief hormonal history that might illustrate the problem: Because of my many problems with the pill, I've been totally off it for 18 months now. I've been on about
  11. Hello I have been on Accutane before and it worked but had a relapse but it had cleared my back, chest and forehead. I'm planning on going on another course and i understand it makes the acne worse before it gets better, could this cause my chest, back and forehead acne to break out again? I took a course for 5 months/ 60mg at the age of 17, im now 21 and was wondering does taking two courses decrease the chance of a relapse? If anyone could help it will be much appreciated Th
  12. hey, I have been using acanya for a while, and it significantly improved my skin. However, I've had a two week break from it and my skin started breaking out once again. I now only have dark spots and some red marks left by the pimples, and I was wondering if acanya would fade these? Or at least help them?
  13. I was put on this tablet by my GP after a particularly bad breakout over August this year. I haven't much to say other than I was thoroughly disappointed. Pros: None. Cons: Did not clear spots. Made breakouts even worse. Recommend? No. This tablet made me breakout badly with cystic acne and worsened the already existing acne! Although I stuck to it for weeks in hope of improvement, there was none. I would definitely not recommend this.
  14. Hey Community, I noticed there are lots of unanswered posts by older acne sufferers debating going back on Accutane for a second time. I'm starting this post in hopes of trying to streamline the conversation and also document my own experience going on a second round of isotretinoin. I hope to hear from some of you! I am a female, 28, and have battled with acne since I was about 14 years old. I myself suffered from deep, painful cystic acne that was finally my driving force at age 25 to try
  15. Hello, So there's no point in me sharing my entire severe acne story because it is probably similar to many but I will give you an overview. I've tried over 100s of OTC products and they didn't work. I've had severe acne since 17- I get crazy cyst acne, huge pimples, extremely oily skin, major blackheads which have now created some dents and btw I am dark skin african female. You name the product, I've tried it and in the past I've gone to dermatologist who prescribed me 10% glycolic pads whic
  16. Steph G

    Introduction

    Let me begin by saying that I have tried many many many different ways to cure my acne. From all different types of home remedies (applying tea tree oil every night does not work for our skin, guys) to prescription medications.Things I've tried (to name a few):apple cider vinegarhoney maskstea tree oil (my boyfriend really didn't appreciate the smell)antibactitial soaphomeopathic oral dropsremoving dairy from diet (torture)increase water intakewitch hazel acne pills from another county (DO NOT A
  17. I'm going to try to keep this simple, so here's the facts: - I've been on Accutane before, didn't really experience any side effects (apart from dry skin, lips, bit of redness etc.), but it worked great and it got rid of my acne for almost a year and a half, which was awesome. - My acne has slowly come back over the last 18 months, I've tried to get rid of it through BP, anti-biotics etc. and I'm now sick of it. - I went to the GP again, and after about a month they finally got me re
  18. Hi Acne.org Community! I'm new to the website and forum, but I'm seeking some advice here. I know most of you are experienced with the condition or have had some tremendous success working around it; hopefully you can help. Here's my story: I am 16 years old, I have type 1 diabetes, and I also have moderate acne. I get most of my acne on my cheeks, jawline, and body. My body acne, which actually was nonexistent until a few months ago, is crazy on my chest and shoulders (back area too). And
  19. I had to schedule and wait 2-weeks for an appointment with a dermatologist. After that waiting, all he did was RECOMMEND what dosage of accutane I should get, and I could just walk in to any pharmacy and pick up any dosage of accutane. No prescriptions at all. I think this is great, I no longer have to worry about an appointment. Is this normal in other countries for you guys? BTW- I am living in Qatar.
  20. So I had acne for 20 years. In that time I must have visited 9-10 dermatologists. I started suffering from acne when I was 14 and cured it on my own when I was about 36. And I swear each dermatologist gave me the same treatment, over the years and whatever age I was at. The treatment never varied, in spite of me telling them again and again that this did not work last time. I still remember driving back from the derm when I was 26 with my eyes full of tears because she had been arrogant and gi
  21. Hi I was recently prescribed clindmycin 1% twice daily and tretinoin 0.025% every other night. I've been using them for three days now on my really bad breakout(2 big cysts, a bunch of pustules on the temples, jaw, and forehead). So, I am wondering how long will it take until I can see some of those pimples go away or even for the purge to begin.
  22. So my dermatologist finally prescribed me Accutane, and I have moderately severe acne that scars. My medicine is supposed to be ready to be picked up tomorrow after 3 pm, but I'm worried because my derm prescribed me only 20mg/day and i'm 17, 5'4.5, and 117 pounds (female). Do you think if I call him in the morning and ask for a higher dosage that they will change this month's from 20 to 40? Or is it too late? I don't want my acne to come back once the course is over, and my derm said I will be
  23. Hi everyone! Thank you for reading my post. I would like to share my experience with prescription retinoids and hear yours as well. I have been using adapalene 0.3% (Differin highest strength) for about a year. It helps to reduce the number and severity of my breakouts, but not as well as I would like it to. My dermatologist is switching me to tretinoin 0.025% (Retin-A lowest strength). If anyone has tried both, would you please kindly share your experience, comparing and contrasting the two? I
  24. Hello everyone! This is my first post on acne.org and I'm looking forward to joining the community! I'll give an overview first but my main questions I need help with are numbered below! Feel free to have a nose at my story but if you want to get straight to the point its clear too... I'll give a brief (if I can, I have a tendency to ramble!) overview of my skin history; so I'm 23, based in the central area of the UK. I've always suffered from minor breakouts that never bothered me throu
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