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  1. Hey, just trying to seek some advice. I had two rounds of accutane, finishing my last one 6 years ago. In that time I've had near perfect skin with just the odd normal spot. However the last few weeks, especially this week I've noticed I've broke out a lot. Got really paranoid it's all coming back. I have been super stressed lately with uni and family issues, but there has also been stressful times in this 6 years as well. Really anxious about it all. Just wondering if anyone el
  2. I took Accutane a year ago and it cleared my skin beautifully. However, around a year later, I am noticing that my acne is relapsing and it is getting back to the state it was before. I weigh 53kg and calculated that my cumulative dosage was 5880mg back when I took Accutane. Is my acne relapsing because I didn't take enough Accutane? What is the minimum dosage I should be on to maximise the chances of clearing my acne permanently? I am considering a 2nd round. Please help! Thank you!
  3. So after a particularly horrible year dealing with cystic acne, I went on accutane - 20mg for 4 months while I was living abroad. When I got back, I went to see my dermatologist and he said that I should go on a second round for 6 months at 40mg to make sure my acne didn't come back. I really hated how I felt on accutane, and so wanted to wait a bit to see how my skin would do. It's been 4 months since I got off accutane, and I just got another cyst on the side of my face which scared me enough
  4. Hi there, I am 25. After having normal and mostly clear skin since I was a teenager I developed mild/moderate acne (more moderate, I guess) in Jan 2018. I tried various OTC remedies but nothing worked (most made things worse) and I went to my GP (UK) for help in March 2018. I was prescribed Differin (0.1% adapalene) but I was too scared to use it because: a. the prospect of a lengthy initial breakout was probably worse than living with my persistent but never severe acne b. I spend lo
  5. So, I was on accutane for about a year. I took it in 2015 and ended towards the summer of 2016. I don’t remember the transition of dosages but I believe I went up to either 60 mg or 80 mg. For the past two years, my skin has been clear. Occasionally, maybe once or twice a week, I’d get 1-2 little dots on my face. For the the past two weeks, I’ve had heavier breakouts. I was not on my period when this began and I still am not. This was my skin two weeks ago:And here was my acne prior to accut
  6. I have mild acne but used to have severe acne. recently my doctor prescribed me accutane but the only problem is she is giving it in a much different way than that i have seen on the internet. Her plan is to give 20mg/day until i am clear and then give for a few more months. I am quite sure that it will work but i am very afraid that it will relapse to back to where i started (I am absolutely fine with having some acne once in a while). Iv been digging the internet for the past week, and i think
  7. I'm going to try and keep this as short as possible. I went on Accutane January of 2017 and was on a 5-month course of 80mg. I experienced the typical side effects of dry eyes, dry lips, and a sore back. After I finished the course, my skin was perfect and glowing. 6 months after, however, my acne has come back and I don't know why. After Accutane, I was using CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, Thayer's Witch Hazel Toner, and Aveeno Clear Complexion Moisturizer. I switched my routine around a bit p
  8. Hi guys, I’m a 21 yrs old, 150lbs female. I’ve had severe acne due to oily skin since I was 14. I’ve been treated with antibiotics and many topicals that unfortunately didn’t work for me. About 2-3 years ago I started my first course of accutane. I’ve seen improvement but shortly after I stopped, my skin started to break out again. I visited my dermatologist and she started me on another course of 6 months (monitoring my blood work). Again, there was a major improvement, my skin became so clea
  9. I've struggled with cystic acne for about 3 years, in the second year which was last year i decided to visit a private dermatologist as I was recommended one by my cousin who also sorted out her acne. Before going to the dermatologist I had been on countless treatments both over the counter and prescribed by my GP (duac gel and differin are the ones I remember being prescribed but I've also been prescribed others containing benzoyl peroxide and over the counter treatments include sudocrem, basic
  10. Hi guys, Ok so I'm back. To put a little story behind this thread, I've been using acne.org products since I was about 18/19 - I'm now 26. So back in my late teens, I had pretty horrific acne. I've suffered with rubbish skin since I was about 12, and it came and went over the years and I was prescribed a variety of topical things, all of which just kinda stopped working and I had to move on to the next thing. When I started using the acne.org BP, in conjunction with a new pill that I wa
  11. So I took accutane for 6 months (just ended in late August). I had clear skin for 4 months, and all of a sudden my forehead has been blowing up with whiteheads, and I have been getting a couple of pimples on my chin, cheeks, temples and nose. It's everywhere now. I just went to my doctor and I asked to take a second course of Accutane, but he denied it and prescribed me topical creams that I have used in the pst instead. If the creams didn't work before, what makes him so sure they will work ag
  12. Over the past 2/3 weeks my skin has gone from spot free to moderate acne. From April until august 2016 I took a course of accutane which cleared my severe acne completely however it has relapsed. Any reasons for this and can I get rid of it?
  13. I had typical teenage acne, then a few blissful clear years in my late teens, early 20s, before my acne came back. Since then I've done two rounds of Roaccutane and am considering my third. I always just believed it would go away on it's own, and it's devastating to think that it won't. What's more, after my first round of Roaccutane my skin was *perfect*. But after the second one (it took me years to get a doctor who would even do it private) it just doesn't look the same. I was so naïve
  14. I'm an 18 year old girl and I was on accutane for 8 months when I was 16. Due to a family history of blood clots and a close family member who died of one, when I was prescribed accutane for my cystic acne, my only birth control option was abstinence. Let's face it- I wasn't having sex anyway. My acne cleared up and for the first time since I was 13, I wore tank tops, spaghetti straps, and bathing suits without a tee shirt over it. I was so pleased with my skin and was confident for the first ti
  15. Hi, I'm in my 16th week of 20 mg/day for mild - moderate acne. The initial breakout wasn't too bad and didn't last for a long time. My skin has been acne-free since around week 11 and I'm REALLY happy with my results! However it looks like most studies suggest that low-dose users are more likely to relapse once the course is over. I weigh 45 kilos. If my calculations are correct - to reach a cumulative dose of 120mg/kg, I still have roughly 22 more weeks to go (of 20mg/day). Or, I can up
  16. I've had acne for 12 years at this stage. I'm so down. I have done two courses of Accutane in the past 3 years for my acne (both at full mg per kg targets). I have been on every topical retinoid, Accutane, OTC stuff, benzoyl peroxide, AHA, BHA, LHA, niacinamide, sulfur, zinc, oral antibiotics, topical antibiotics, various birth controls, vegan diets, chemical peels at the derm - washed my face with various weird and wonderful things. You name it I have done it during my 12 years with acne.
  17. So I took accutane 40 mg for 5 months and 6 months later my skin is starting to break out again. It is not as bad as it was before I took accutane, but its getting to the point where I want to go see the dermatologist. I thought it was linked to food I was eating and stress. But not being in school and staying away from things that I thought were breaking my skin, its still there. Its driving me crazy and really dropping my self esteem once again. I dont want to go back on accutane due to my fam
  18. Hi, Acne.org! This will be my first time posting in the acne.org forums. I have a question for the 10 mg Accutane users. I'm very concerned about the low dose treatment being effective long-term for me. I've been taking the 10 mg per day for exactly two months today (2015-10-14), and will be starting my third pack for 10 mg tomorrow (2015-10-15). I cannot find anything on the long term effects of 10 mg, and it's driving me crazy - generally all I can find are the people who have just started
  19. I started taking accutane Oct 8 2014 - April 14 2015 and during my last three months I was on 180mg a day! It it is now Oct 9 2015 and my acne is back. I have nodular acne in my cheeks and the acne just keeps on increasing with a lot of redness. What are my options? Should I take accutane again or??
  20. Okay so I might sound like a douche with this, but bear with me because I know there have to be others like this. So naturally I'm very good looking (again not trying to be a tool) but i've suffered with acne and it almost makes it worse because when I look in the mirror and know that I could be good looking again if I could just clear up the acne (btw I'm an 18 yr old male freshman in college). I feel unlucky because I walk around college and think, "Great, no one in college has acne, it's a hi
  21. Hi!! Has anyone had a relapse after a course of accutane/isotretinoin?? I've been off tablets since December 2014 and it's coming back not as bad as before, but returning worse each day. Is the prognosis of a second course higher than the first? I'm awaiting to see the Dr to be referred back to my derm but the Nhs waiting lists are ridiculous!! Hope someone can reassure me and tell me they've had the same as I'm feeling really crappy about it!!
  22. My acne started getting really bad 2 years ago. I had been prescribed antibiotics and a retin-a as usual, and they didn't help much, but kept using them for about 5 months because I knew it was supposed to take time. my personality was deteriorating immensely. I pretty much stayed in my room all day. I no longer made plans with my friends, and I became distant. Every night when my bed hit the pillow I would wake up hoping to see some results. My acne resulted in lack of self-confidence and turn
  23. Hello Not sure if anyone will know the answer but i want to have a couple of drinks maybe twice a month would this increase the chance of a relapse after i finished my accutane course? Thanks
  24. 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
  25. Help! I have suffered from severe acne throughout my entire adolescence. During my Freshman year at college, I started the regimen. I have been following it strictly an have been clear for about six months. I am still following the regimen the same way I always have been, but during my first week back at college, my acne has returned in full severity. I am really nervous that my acne will come back forever. Has this happened to anyone else?