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Old 02-09-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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2nd course of Accutane only 4 months post the 1st one!!

Hey guys, new member here!
I took 40 mg Accutane for 6 months, and my skin was wonderfull for a while. After only one month post my skin started to get oily and got some tiny zits. Now I'm 4 months post and those tiny zits started to break out bigger, and now I have a couple of cysts (as I feared).
My doctor told me today I had to begin a 2nd course.
On my 1st course the side effects were mild and bearable, but since it's been only 4 months off, I'm quite worried that these side effects will come stronger this time. I'm definately very afraid of hair loss, which I have not experienced yet.

Has someone ever had a 2nd course after such a short period off? How was it? Did your acne return after?? What about hairloss, did you have it?

PS: I have PCOS and have been on the best BC pills for the past 8 years. The condition is under control but my acne hardly got any better before Accutane. I've also tried spironolactone and metformin and nothing. I'm still on my bc pills and all my hormonal levels are normal.

Help, guys, I can't decide what to do...

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Old 02-09-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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Re: 2nd course of Accutane only 4 months post the 1st one!!

A second course of Accutane is frequently required, and the side effects shouldn't be significantly different this time compared to last. You may have better luck not having the oily skin/acne rebound if you taper off it this time at the end of treatment, and some physicians keep people on a very low maintenance dose for awhile after the full dosage period is over.

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