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    Old 10-17-2004, 12:30 PM   #1
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    2 months on accutane, what now?

    I've been on accutane for 2 months. I still have the red bumps and splotches all over and get the occasional whitehead. I'm really sick of this and concerned that accutane is not working. Are the red bumps new zits or are they like old stuff that is going away. I'm really frustrated. Can anyone tell me anything? What and when should I be lookign for improvement. I'm on 40 mg twice a day.

     
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    Old 10-17-2004, 01:16 PM   #2
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    Re: 2 months on accutane, what now?

    Im comming up on my third month day 53 and I have the red spots from previous pimples they are hyperpigmentation marks that will fade over time (months). I only have three active pimples right now. None of my marks are raised they are flat and smooth. Just give it some more time. If you are really worried ask you derm next time you go in or call un.

     
    Old 10-17-2004, 01:25 PM   #3
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    Re: 2 months on accutane, what now?

    I still have like these red bumps. What are those?

     
    Old 10-17-2004, 01:29 PM   #4
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    Re: 2 months on accutane, what now?

    How large are they and how many approx?

     
    Old 10-17-2004, 01:36 PM   #5
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    Re: 2 months on accutane, what now?

    They are pretty small. I have like 8-10 on my forehead and 6-8 on each cheek. They mix in with the red blotches.

     
    Old 10-17-2004, 01:48 PM   #6
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    Re: 2 months on accutane, what now?

    If they are like pin head size small I think they are clogged pores that are enlarged. use to have them on my forehead. Are some of them flesh colored? The ones that are not on previous pimple marks. I wouldnt worry give the accutane some more time. All of mine went away with time. The ones I had were flesh colored and very small they didnt hurt or anything.

     
    Old 10-17-2004, 02:06 PM   #7
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    Re: 2 months on accutane, what now?

    It takes time. My daughter has just started month 4 and is just starting to clear.

     
    Old 10-17-2004, 04:47 PM   #8
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    Re: 2 months on accutane, what now?

    i have red blotches to i want them gone there pissin me off

     
    Old 10-17-2004, 04:52 PM   #9
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    Re: 2 months on accutane, what now?

    You just have to wait it out. Accutane will always work, it just depends to what extent. The only thing you can do is to moisturize if it gets dry and wait, it should get better.

     
    Old 10-17-2004, 04:53 PM   #10
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    Re: 2 months on accutane, what now?

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    You just have to wait it out. Accutane will always work, it just depends to what extent. The only thing you can do is to moisturize if it gets dry and wait, it should get better.
    What he said. You must wait. But atleast you know you will get better. My derm has had 100% success rate with accutane and she presribes to most everyone.

     
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