Off Accutane and have questions for past users
I have been off Accutane since oh about the beggining of July. I took it for about 5 1/2 months. It worked great. I wiped out my acne pretty quick from teh beggining and I never had an initial breakout. I had cystic type acne (not huge huge ones) primarily in the t zone area. It started getting worse in my 20s. im 23 now. My mom has always fought w/ acne. I inherited her lovely oily skin. either way it has worked great. Ive been panicing the last couple of days because I got 2 very small zits on my forehead.. I know pathetic. I just cant stand the thought that it may come back. What I wanted to ask you other Accutane veterans.. more so ones that have been off longer than me, IS how soon did you oily skin come back, and even if it did come back all the way did you acne come back right with it at the same time? Ive gotten the oil back on my nose some. Never had breakouts there much at all anyway. Its always been the oilyest place on my face. yesterday it felt like I had more on my forehead again.. I atleast hope this round made it so it wont ever be as bad as it was.. and atleast not have it on my chest and back. Im sceptical about taking it again cause it caused my lower back to hurt and make me feel stiff. That still hasnt completely gone away. It was tollerable and a fine sacrafice for good skin but Im scared it will cause long term damage.. ANy input on any of this would be great!!
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Last edited by LkK2507; 09-09-2005 at 06:39 AM.